ECONOMY IN DATA COLLECTION FOR PLANNING STUDIES

IN TRANSPORTATION AND CITY PLANNING STUDIES THE COLLECTION OF DATA IS THE MOST EXPENSIVE PART OF THE STUDY. THIS HIGH COST IS PARTLY DUE TO THE OVERCOLLECTION OF SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, AND TRAVEL VARIABLES, AND THESE VARIABLES, BEING INTERRELATED, ARE REDUNDANT. THEREFORE, A KNOWLEDGE OF THEIR ASSOCIATION WOULD REDUCED THE COST OF COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS OF THE DATA. THIS PAPER PRESENTS AN ATTEMPT TO DETERMINE THE REDUNDANCIES IN 13 VARIABLES USUALLY COLLECTED IN THESE STUDIES AND TO SHOW HOW THEY ARE GROUPED IN ONLY SIX INDEPENDENT FACTORS. SUCH A GROUPING OF THE VARIABLES IMPLIES THE NECESSITY OF COLLECTING LESS THAN HALF OF THE VARIABLES. /AUTHOR/

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    Eno Transportation Foundation

    1250 I Street, NW, Suite 750
    Washington, DC  United States  20005
  • Authors:
    • Mouchahoir, G E
  • Publication Date: 1972-4

Media Info

  • Pagination: p. 289-98
  • Serial:
    • Traffic Quarterly
    • Volume: 26
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: Eno Transportation Foundation
    • ISSN: 0041-0713

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00239430
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 3 2001 12:00AM