Some of the techniques involved in the quantitative treatment of data obtained in the 'field' situation are discussed. The examples provided concern attempts to quantify passenger reaction the the noise and vibration experienced in public transport, since it is the assessment of these two factors, and their effects on passenger comfort, which is being investigated at Swansea. After discussing the validity of information derived in this way, general methods of assessment are described. The paper continues with a detailed examination of questionnaire methods of the subjective assessment of environmental stimuli, and concludes with examples of the pitfalls which may be inherent in such assessment.

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    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Oborne, D J
  • Publication Date: 1975-6

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  • Accession Number: 00126412
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1981 12:00AM