Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis / Edition 1

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data Analysis / Edition 1

by Simon P. Washington, Matthew G. Karlaftis, Fred Mannering
     
 

ISBN-10: 1584880309

ISBN-13: 9781584880301

Pub. Date: 04/29/2003

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

As the field of transportation moves toward the "total quality management" paradigm, performance-based outcomes and quantitative measures have become increasingly important. Measuring performance in the field depends heavily on modeling trends and data, which in turn requires powerful, and flexible analytical tools. To date, however, transportation professionals

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Overview

As the field of transportation moves toward the "total quality management" paradigm, performance-based outcomes and quantitative measures have become increasingly important. Measuring performance in the field depends heavily on modeling trends and data, which in turn requires powerful, and flexible analytical tools. To date, however, transportation professionals have lacked a unified, rigorous guide to modeling the wide range of problems they encounter in the field.

Statistical and Econometric Methods for Transportation Data describes the techniques most useful for modeling the many complex aspects of transportation, such as travel demand, safety, emissions, and the environment. Taking care not to overwhelm readers with statistical theory, the authors clearly and concisely present the relevant analytical methods in quantitative chapters built on transportation case studies. Mastering this material enables readers to:

  • Formulate research hypotheses
  • Identify appropriate statistical and econometric models
  • Avoid common pitfalls and misapplications of statistical methods
  • Interpret model results correctly

    Ideal as both a textbook and reference, this book makes three unique contributions to transportation practice and education. First, it presents a host of analytical techniques-both common and sophisticated-used to model transportation phenomena. Second, it provides a wealth of examples and case studies, and third, it specifically targets present and future transportation professionals. It builds the foundation they need not only to apply analytical models but also to understand and interpret results published elsewhere.

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    Product Details

    ISBN-13:
    9781584880301
    Publisher:
    Taylor & Francis
    Publication date:
    04/29/2003
    Edition description:
    Older Edition
    Pages:
    440
    Product dimensions:
    6.30(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.10(d)

    Table of Contents

    FUNDAMENTALS
    Statistical Inference I: Descriptive Statistics
    Statistical Inference II: Interval Estimation, Hypothesis Testing, and Population Comparisons

    CONTINUOUS DEPENDENT VARIABLE MODELS
    Linear Regression
    Violation of Regression Assumptions
    Simultaneous Equations Models
    Panel Data Analysis
    Time Series Analysis
    Latent Variable Models
    Duration Models

    COUNT AND DISCRETE DEPENDENT VARIABLE MODELS
    Count Data Models
    Discrete Outcome Models
    Discrete/Continuous Models

    APPENDIXES
    Statistical Fundamentals
    Glossary of Terms
    Tables of Distributions: t, Z, chi-Square, F, Durbin-Watson
    Variable Transformations

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