Experiment Design

This appendix describes how experiments are comparisons between two or more conditions that are manipulated by, or are under the control of, the experimenter. Experiments are conducted in a systematic and scientific manner so that inferences can be drawn about general populations from measurements that were taken on samples from the population. Experiments are one of the major means by which transportation engineers gain an understanding of the transportation systems they design and operate. Experiments are also one of the major uses of the data collection that is described in this book. However, a poorly designed experiment can provide invalid results or can cost more that it should. This appendix provides a brief overview of the facets of experiment design that are used most often by transportation engineers, so that these outcomes may be avoided. General concepts and terms are presented first and then discussions of several types of experiments follow.

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  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This book was reprinted in 2000 by the Institute of Transportation Engineers.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Institute of Transportation Engineers (ITE)

    Washington, DC  United States 
  • Authors:
    • Hummer, Joseph E
  • Publication Date: 1994


  • English

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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 359-373

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  • Accession Number: 01002928
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0130975699
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 11 2005 1:54PM