Collecting longitudinal data from freight operators: survey design and implementation ideas and challenges

Freight transport research has generally been limited by a lack of data of the breadth and quality available for passenger transport, particularly in terms of behavioural data. This paper discusses the survey design and implementation of a survey intended to collect longitudinal behavioural data on the responses of freight transport firms to environmental policies. The design of the survey is centred around a hypothetical scenario where respondents are asked how they would complete a given freight task within common constraints. One of the key components of the survey design is a dynamic component intended to simulate the changing business environment. The paper illustrates the many challenges in getting complex freight related surveys in the field.

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    • © 2019 Informa UK Limited, trading as Taylor & Francis Group. Abstract reprinted with permission of Taylor & Francis.
  • Authors:
    • Ellison, Richard B
    • Hensher, David A
    • Greaves, Stephen P
  • Publication Date: 2019-2


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  • Accession Number: 01698985
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jan 29 2019 3:00PM