Household activity scheduling is widely regarded as the underlying mechanism through which people respond to emerging travel demand management policies. However, very little fundamental research has been conducted into the underlying scheduling process to improve our understanding and ability to forecast travel. This paper presents an experimental survey that attempts to fill this gap. At the core of the survey is a Computerized Household Activity Scheduling (CHASE) software program. The program is unique in that it runs for 1 week during which time all adult household members log in daily to record their scheduling decisions as they occur. An interview is used to define a household's activity agenda and mode availability. A sample of 41 households was used to assess the performance of the survey. Analysis focuses on times to completion, daily scheduling steps, activity-travel patterns, and scheduling time horizons. Results show that the computer-based survey design was successful in gathering an array of information on the underlying process, while minimizing the burden on respondents. The paper concludes with a detailed discussion on future survey design, including issues of instrument bias, use of the Internet, and improved tracing of spatial behavior.

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    • Special Issue: Travel Behavior Research
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    Kluwer Academic Publishers

    P.O. Box 17
    Dordrecht,   Netherlands 
  • Authors:
    • Doherty, S T
    • Miller, E J
  • Publication Date: 2000-2


  • English

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  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 75-97
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  • Accession Number: 00792549
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 6 2000 12:00AM