CONTROLLED POST CARD SURVEYS IN OHIO

THE CONTROLLED POST-CARD METHOD, AS PIONEERED IN OHIO, LACKS SOME REFINEMENTS OF THE COMPREHENSIVE HOME INTERVIEW METHOD OF MAKING INTERNAL ORIGIN AND DESTINATION TRAFFIC SURVEYS. HOWEVER, IT DOES SUPPLY ADEQUATE DATA FOR MOST HIGHWAY AND STREET PLANNING NEEDS AND PRODUCES A MUCH LARGER SAMPLE IN A MINIMUM OF TIME, AT A VERY LOW COST. ITS USE IS LIMITED TO THOSE STATES HAVING VEHICLE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES WHICH PERMIT SEGREGATION OF VEHICLE REGISTRATION DATA BY POLITICAL SUBDIVISIONS OR BUSINESS-MACHINE CARD RECORDS WHICH CAN MAKE SUCH SELECTION. THIS METHOD IS IN ITS INFANCY, COMPARED TO OTHER METHODS, AND IT IS FELT THAT THERE IS CONSIDERABLE OPPORTUNITY TO IMPROVE TECHNIQUES AND PROCEDURES TO EFFECT ADDITIONAL ECONOMIES IN TIME AND MONEY IF OTHER STATES WILL JOIN IN THE EXPERIMENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF THIS TYPE OF SURVEY. THE STATES OF INDIANA AND WEST VIRGINIA ARE COMPLIMENTED FOR HAVING DONE PIONEER WORK IN THIS FIELD. /AUTHOR/

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  • Authors:
    • Murray, F J
  • Publication Date: 1951

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  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Pagination: pp 1-20
  • Monograph Title: Traffic surveys by post cards
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  • Accession Number: 00227818
  • Record Type: Publication
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