THE USE OF ATTITUDE MODELS AND STATED PREFERENCE MODELS IN PRACTICAL TRANSPORT ANALYSIS

Practical transport planning needs methods which are able to predict the behavioral response of travelers that is induced by physical change in the transport environment. For that purpose, econometric models of travel choices have been developed, describing the travelers choice process between those alternatives which they perceive to be available to them. Following developments in social psychology and market research, choice modes based upon subjective responses of individuals relating to travel options have recently been introduced in transport analysis. From this general and diverse family of models, two main streams of approaches have emerged, which are usually described as attitude models and stated preference models. Although these approaches have many features in common, they also differ considerably in aspects which are important in the context of transport planning. The objective of this proper is to discuss the distinction between attitude models and stated preference models, and to suggest fields of application in transport planning where either method can be most successfully applied.

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  • English

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  • Features: Appendices; Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 307-326

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  • Accession Number: 00789630
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 9067640603
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 25 2000 12:00AM