SOME RESULTS FROM USING INTERVIEW METHODS IN TIME RESEARCH

DETAILS ARE GIVEN OF TWO STUDIES CARRIED OUT BY ADVERTISITY ASSESSMENTS LTD. AND BY THE RESEARCH UNIT IN STATISTICAL SOCIOLOGY AT THE UNIVERSITY OF KEELE. THE FIRST WAS AIMED AT TESTING THE ASSUMPTIONS ON WHICH THE VALUES OF TIME CURRENTLY IN USE WITHIN MOT ARE BASED (ALL ADULT MEMBERS OF A FAMILY HAVE THE SAME VALUE OF TIME; THE VALUE OF TIME OF NON-SDULT MEMBERS IS ONE THIRD OF THAT OF ADULTS; THE VALUE OF TIME SAVED IS ON AVERAGE THE SAME AT ANYTIME OF THE WEEK; SMALL SAVINGS ARE, ON AVERAGE VALUED AT THE SAME RATE AS LARGER SAVINGS; THE VALUE OF TIME IS HIGHER FOR HIGHER INCOME GROUPS; AND THE VALUE OF TIME SAVINGS IS THE SAME FOR ALL KINDS OF JOURNEY) AND AT DERIVING A METHOD FOR QUANTIFYING NEW VALUES IF THE ABOVE ASSUMPTIONS WERE FOUND TO BE UNJUSTIFIED. THE SECOND STUDY WAS AIMED AT TESTING A METHOD OF MEASURING THE RELATION BETWEEN THE VALUE OF TIME OF AN EARNER IN A HOUSEHOLD AND THAT OF THE OTHER MEMBERS. THE METHODOLOGIES USED IN BOTH STUDIES ARE DESCRIBED. SEE ALSO IRRD ABSTRACT NO 203623.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Department of The Environment /UK

    /Highway Economics Unit
    ,   United States 
  • Authors:
    • Harrison, A J
  • Publication Date: 0

Media Info

  • Features: Figures;
  • Pagination: 25 p.
  • Serial:
    • Issue Number: 6

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00228511
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Report/Paper Numbers: R & D Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 1 1974 12:00AM