This paper looks at the application of a multivariate technique, classical factor analysis, to the problem of identifying highway needs and the associated difficulties of policy responsiveness, and measurement, valuation and aggregation of the disparate variables used to assess transport conditions. The technique is outlined and an example of application is given from the West Midlands. The results are analysed in terms of their ability to meet the requirements of evaluation and the implications they have for appraisal in general. Finally, the potential of multivariate analysis for evaluation is noted. (TRRL)

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    Printerhall Limited

    29 Newmart Street
    London W1P 3PE,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Roe, M
  • Publication Date: 1984-10

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  • Accession Number: 00392986
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 005
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 31 1985 12:00AM