NCHRP Report 571: Standardized Procedures for Personal Travel Surveys
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NCHRP Report 571:
Standardized Procedures for Personal Travel Surveys
(2008)
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TRB's National Cooperative Highway Research Program (NCHRP) Report 571: Standardized Procedures for Personal Travel Surveys explores the aspects of personal travel surveys that could be standardized with the goal of improving the quality, consistency, and accuracy of the resulting data. The technical appendix to NCHRP Report 571 was published as NCHRP Web-Only Document 93.

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  • Transportation — Planning and Forecasting
  • Transportation — Data and Information Technology
Contents

Table of Contents

skim chapter
Front Matter i-x
Summary 1-4
1.1 Background 5-5
1.2 Study Objectives 6-6
1.4 Research Approach 7-8
1.5 Report Organization 9-9
Chapter 2 - Summary of Recommended Standardized Procedures and Guidelines 10-10
2.1.1 I-1: Minimum Question Specification 11-11
2.1.2 I-2: Categories for Minimum and Other Questions 12-12
2.2.1 D-1: Number and Type of Contacts 13-16
2.2.2 D-3: Proxy Reporting 17-17
2.2.3 D-4: Complete Household Definition 18-18
2.2.4 D-6: Sample Replacement 19-19
2.2.6 D-8: Unit Non-Response 20-20
2.2.7 D-10: Initial Contacts 21-21
2.2.9 D-14: Respondent Burden 22-22
2.3.1 P-2: Requirements for Pretests or Pilot Surveys 23-23
2.4.1 E-2: Ethics 24-25
2.4.3 E-4: Respondent Questions 26-26
2.4.5 E-9: Answering Machines and Repeated Call-Back Requests 27-27
2.4.8 E-12: Time of Day to Begin and End Reporting 28-28
2.5.1 C-1: Geocoding Standards 29-29
2.5.3 C-4: Missing Values, Use of Zero, Etc. 30-30
2.5.4 C-5: Coding Complex Variables 31-34
2.6.1 A-1: Assessing Sample Bias 35-35
2.6.3 A-3: Missing Data Imputation 36-36
2.6.5 A-6: Documentation 37-38
2.7.1 Q-1: Computing Response Rates 39-39
2.7.2 Q-2: Transportation Measures of Quality 40-40
2.7.3 Q-3: Coverage Error 41-41
2.7.5 Q-6: Validation Statistics 42-42
2.7.7 Q-8: Number of Missing Values 43-43
2.7.8 Q-9: Adherence to Quality Standards and Guidelines 44-44
3.3 National Highway Institute Course 45-45
3.6 Potential Funding for the Promulgation and Maintenance of the Standardized Procedures and Guidelines 46-47
4.1.1 D-11: GPS Surveys 48-48
4.1.3 I-8: SP Data 49-49
4.2.1 D-2: Who Should Be Surveyed? 50-50
4.2.2 D-9: Times of Day for Contacts 51-51
4.2.4 E-7: Cross-Checks in Data Collection and Data Review 52-52
4.2.5 E-8: Days and Periods to Avoid Data Collection 53-53
4.2.7 I-4: Ordering of Questions 54-54
4.2.8 I-6: Instrument Design 55-55
4.2.9 I-7: Multitasking of Activities 56-56
4.2.10 S-1: Sample Sizes 57-57
4.2.12 S-3: Collecting Augment Samples 58-58
4.2.13 S-4: Stratification Options for Samples 59-59
4.2.15 S-6: Development of Default Variances 60-60
4.2.16 P-1: Focus Groups 61-61
4.2.18 Q-4: Sampling Error 62-62
4.3.1 Cell Phones 63-63
4.3.3 Personalized Interview Techniques 64-64
4.3.5 Impacts of the National Do Not Call Registry 65-65
4.3.7 Refusal and Non-Contact Conversions 66-66
4.3.10 Data Archiving in Transportation 67-67
5.2.1 Scope of Work 68-90
5.2.2 Schedule of Work 91-92
Glossary 93-100
References 101-103
Abbreviations used without definitions in TRB publications 104-104

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