Transport Survey Methods: Best Practice for Decision Making

Best Practice for Decision Making

This book compiles the critical thinking on priority topics in contemporary transport policy and planning contexts. The contributed papers cover two key themes related to types of decision-making of importance to the development of data collection on both passenger travel and freight movements: the first theme, Selecting the Right Survey Method, acknowledges the fact that transport survey methods are evolving to meet both changing uses of transport survey data and the challenges of conducting surveys within contemporary society. The second theme, Supporting Transport Planning and Policy, recognizes that the demands on transportation data programs to support decision-making for transport planning and policy making clearly have evolved.

Publication Date:

2013-01-29

Editors:

  • Johanna Zmud
  • Martin Lee-Gosselin
  • Marcela Munizaga
  • Juan Antonio Carrasco

Chapters:

PART I. SETTING THE CONTEXT PART II. FOCUS ON IMPROVED METHODS: THEMES 1 TO 5
THEME 1: MAINSTREAMING MOBILITY-AWARE AND ON-LINE TECHNOLOGIES THEME 2: IMPROVING RESPONDENT INTERFACES THEME 3: COMPARING SURVEY MODES AND METHODS THEME 4: FACING UP TO SAMPLE ATTRITION IN LONGITUDINAL SURVEYS THEME 5: UNDERSTANDING THE SOCIAL CONTEXT OF DATA COLLECTION PART III: FOCUS ON NEW METHODS AND DATA SOURCES: THEMES 6 TO 8
THEME 6: NEW CHALLENGES IN DEALING WITH TIME: ENVIRONMENTAL PEAKS AND PLANNING HORIZONS THEME 7: NEW PERSPECTIVES ON OBSERVING CHOICE PROCESSES: PSYCHOLOGICAL FACTORS THEME 8: NEW TYPES OF DATA STREAMS: OPPORTUNITIES AND CHALLENGES