DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS FOR EXPERIMENTS IN MAJOR REGULATORY CHANGE

Major changes in the regulation of transportation have been frequently proposed and occasionally tried on a nationwide scale. Beyond theoretical and poorly substantiated evidence, the effects of proposed and trial changes are generally unknown or inadequately understood. This paper argues that field experiments provide the most sound basis for evaluating major regulatory changes. It also examines the conditions that must be met for experimentation to be effective. After briefly surveying the variety of experimental designs used in nontransportation research, criteria are developed for selecting designs to evaluate regulatory changes. The paper concludes with a recommended evaluation strategy and some caveats. (Author)

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: pp 29-34
  • Monograph Title: Rail and motor carrier reports
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00308530
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0309029716
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Apr 22 1980 12:00AM