A METHODOLOGY FOR ANALYZING GENERAL CATEGORICAL DATA WITH MISCLASSIFICATION ERRORS WITH AN APPLICATION IN STUDYING SEAT BELT EFFECTIVENESS
A methodology for analyzing general categorical data with misclassification errors is developed and applied to the study of seat belt effectiveness. For the study of belt effectiveness, the original sample is drawn from North Carolina accident reports for the first eight months of 1975. Chapter I presents some background material, while Chapter II outlines the mathematical derivation of the proposed methodology. (Details of the statistical methodology are given in Appendix A). In Chapter III, the data to which the methodology is applied in examining safety belt effectiveness is described. Results of the investigation are given in Chapter IV. An examination of the nature and magnitude of misclassification errors in this police-reported belt and injury data is described in Chapter V. A brief discussion of this work along with suggestions for futher research are included in Chapter VI.
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University of North Carolina, Chapel HillHighway Safety Research Center
Chapel Hill, NC United States 27599
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Hochberg, Y
- Publication Date: 1977-6
- Pagination: 73 p.
- TRT Terms: Analysis; Automobiles; Classification; Crash reports; Data analysis; Injuries; Least squares method; Manual safety belts; Mathematical analysis; Measures of effectiveness; Methodology; Traffic crashes
- Uncontrolled Terms: Effectiveness; Motor vehicle accidents
- Geographic Terms: North Carolina
- Old TRIS Terms: Analytical method
- Subject Areas: Highways; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00159370
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-802-425 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-4-00897
- Files: NTIS, NTL, TRIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Sep 20 1978 12:00AM