RATIONAL DETERMINATION OF PRIORITY TARGETS FOR RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT; SUMMARY OF GUIDELINES FOR ESTABLISHING R/D PRIORITIES AT FHWA

The report presents a set of general guidelines for conducting decision analyses of FHWA R and D projects and establishing R and D priorities. It has been applied to several R and D projects and shown to be a logical and consistent approach to evaluating projects and to establishing priorities among those projects. Uncertainties on research outcomes and social and economic impacts can be handled effectively by this decision analysis methodology. In addition, the report presents new material on portfolio selection methods and a program for assessing values of R and D outcomes and describes a Highway Information Library for use in the R and D planning process.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Stanford Research Institute

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    Federal Highway Administration

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  • Authors:
    • Thompson, G I
    • Chatterjee, P
  • Publication Date: 1976-12

Media Info

  • Pagination: 63 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00198178
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SRI/MED-2741/FR Final Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: DOT-FH-11-8095
  • Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT
  • Created Date: Sep 15 1979 12:00AM