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New Ways of Collecting Individual Travel Information: Evaluation of data collection and recruitment methods
Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute, Traffic and road users, Traffic Safety and Traffic System.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6707-6569
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Abstract [en]

The overall purpose of the project is to conduct a demonstration study that shows how two data collection methods that have been developed to collect travel survey data perform in the field, and how they perform compared with traditional TS (i.e., postal questionnaires and/or telephone interviews). The project is also intended to provide a better understanding of the ways in which different recruitment methods of respondents can be used so that future TS can be more cost effective.

The two collection methods tested consist of a mobile app and an online questionnaire with a map to assist the respondents to identify travel destinations. Three recruitment methods were used, i.e., recruitment via random sampling, a web panel, and crowdsourcing. The portion of the random sample that received an online questionnaire was divided into two groups. Half the group was given no incentive, while the other half received a gift card worth SEK 100 after answering the questioner. Those who were recruited via a web panel and were to use the mobile app were rewarded in the form of a gift card worth SEK 100 if, at minimum, they made corrections to trips made on one day registered in the mobile app. A nonresponse analysis was performed of the random sample for both the online questionnaire and the mobile app. Cost estimates for each collection method and recruitment method were also performed, as were uncertainty estimates.

Overall, the study shows that the mobile app registered significantly more trips per respondent than did the online questionnaire, while the distances travelled were comparable. There are several possible interpretations of this. One is that people who responded to the online questionnaire either forget about and/or combined short trips (particularly trips made for the purposes of leisure or shopping, and using the travel modes walking and car). One presumable explanation for this is that it is easier to confirm/correct the trips that the mobile app suggests than it is to recall and enter all trips in an online questionnaire. Another possible interpretation is that people responding to different data collection methods have different travel patterns. Yet another explanation is connected to technique issues regarding the different data collection methods.

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Linköping: Statens väg- och transportforskningsinstitut, 2018. , p. 99
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VTI PM
Keywords [en]
Travel survey, Questionnaire, Website, Mobile app, Data acquisition, Method, Incentive (reward)
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Transport Systems and Logistics
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10 Road: Transport, society, policy and planning, 11 Road: Personal transport
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URN: urn:nbn:se:vti:diva-13097OAI: oai:DiVA.org:vti-13097DiVA, id: diva2:1210391
Available from: 2018-05-28 Created: 2018-05-28 Last updated: 2019-01-29Bibliographically approved

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Eriksson, JennySilvano, Ary P.Henriksson, PerWiklund, Mats

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