Attrition and Fatigue in a Four Waves of Two-Week Travel Diary: A Case Study in Stockholm, Sweden
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This paper describes a four-wave panel survey design and implementation collected on individual level, consisting of three survey’s instrument namely, self-reported two-week travel diary, on-line psychological questionnaire, and self-reported mental map-related questions. The panel survey is built with the aim to examine individuals’ behavioural changes when a new tram extension line in western sub-urban areas of Stockholm, Sweden, was introduced in October 2013. The survey duration took approximately seven months’ period and the data collected covers all four different seasons of the year, which make it wealth of information. The analysis of attrition and fatigue was done on the two-week travel diary survey instrument only. It is found that the overall attrition rate is 34.3% of the total participants (102 individuals) in the Wave 1 survey, which is considered large. The attrition rate between consecutive waves, however, is considered low which is within the range of 7% to 10%. Based on the binary logit models, there are no systematic tendencies of the dropouts’ characteristics from wave to wave to be found, indicating attrition is purely random. There is no correlation between immobile days and missing trips per day are to be found between-waves. The results of the binary logit model on missing trip show that personal attributes, temporal factors (e.g. weekdays and waves) and travel characteristics (e.g. home-based trip, trip purpose, travel distance and number of inter-modal transfers) significantly affect the missing trip but no indication of fatigue appears.
Panel survey, travel diary, attrition, fatigue, logit model, tram, Stockholm
Transport Systems and Logistics Social Sciences Interdisciplinary Other Social Sciences not elsewhere specified
Research subject Transport Science
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-203980OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-203980DiVA: diva2:1083585
QC 201703232017-03-212017-03-212017-03-23Bibliographically approved