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iCHASE: An Internet Computerized Household Activity Scheduling Elicitor Survey

  • Author(s): Lee, Ming S.
  • Doherty, Sean T.
  • Sabetiashraf, Ramesh
  • McNally, Michael G.
  • et al.

The primary goal of activity-based models is a fundamental examination of the behavioral process that results in revealed travel behavior. To reveal this process, a new computer program, iCHASE, has been developed to collect data for a study of the determinants of travel and activity behavior in households. These data are inherently dynamic, since respondents record planned activity schedules and then update these schedules on a daily basis, fully defined in time and space. The resultant data will facilitate the identification of fundamental inter-relationships among a comprehensive range of revealed travel and activity participation variables, leading toward the identification of the critical variables, relationships and rules that govern that behavior. It is believed that an Internet-based travel survey, particularly one as rich in resultant content as iCHASE, will significantly reduce data collection costs, improve data quality and quantity and allow for continuous data collection.

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