This paper describes the development and use of microcomputer-based methods for the collection, analysis and interpretation of transport, land use and demographic data. The portability of personal computers permits planners to use them in the field as "data loggers" in transport surveys, whilst their computing power, immediate and direct access, and interactive colour graphics capabilities provide the analyst with powerful new tools for examining and interpreting data. Personal computers allow the use of advanced survey and analysis techniques, sometimes restricted to laboratory use only, in the field and on the planner's desk. They offer planners and engineers new opportunities to improve their professional practices, through the application of computers and computing as merely a logical extension of an individual's own thought processes. Four programs are described in the paper: 1) LAMM -for mapping and analysis of demographic, socioeconomic and transport data for a study area; 2) SPACEMAT -for the display and analysis of data contained in large matrices (eg, origin -destination data); 3) HEISE - for the collection and analysis of attitudinal survey data using semantic differential scales; and 4) PCSCALE -for paired comparison scaling in which respondents are asked to choose one of a pair of items taken from a large set of alternatives. The paper was prepared for presentation at PTRC summer annual meeting, "Traffic Operations and Management" Seminar, University of Sussex, July 1985. (TRRL)

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    Monash University

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  • Authors:
    • Newton, P W
  • Publication Date: 1985-4

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  • Accession Number: 00452541
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: ARRB
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 85/7
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