Transport Data; Collection and Analysis

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This course describes why we need data on transport to quantify any transport problem and how data can be checked and used. It will cover techniques of data collection for both individual/personal travel data including interviews and questionnaires as well as numbers of vehicles and their movements. This covers a range of techniques including number plate surveys, parking surveys, flows of pedestrians, bus passengers and vehicles. The course will also include different ways of obtaining the data, checking the validity and accuracy of data, and using both quantitative and qualitative data. Analysis techniques and ways of presenting information including basic statistical analysis and the practical use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) are an important part of the course. Participants will conclude by looking at walking interviews as a case study for demonstrating the role of qualitative research in transport planning and policy making. It will be very much practically based providing hands on experience combining formal lectures, several exercises and group discussion. No previous experience of GIS is required and individual support in the GIS workshops will be available. During the course participants will have an opportunity to raise issues of interest and concern in their own working environment.

Why choose this course?

The Transport data collection and analysis course is designed to provide an overview of the collection, analysis, interpretation, presentation and use of transport data.

Dates

2019

Start DateEnd DateDay and TimeCostLink
03/04/202004/04/2020Fri and Sat 9-5£250Apply online