|School||Cardiff School of Planning and Geography|
|External Subject Code||K460|
|Number of Credits||20|
|Language of Delivery||English|
|Module Leader||Dr Dimitris Potoglou|
This module introduces students to a set of analytical approaches which are frequently used in transport planning practice. This includes analysis of travel behaviour which aims to provide an introduction to research designs and strategies for understanding travel behaviour, acquisition and analysis of relevant data through practical exercises and transport surveys for collecting primary data. Particular emphasis is given on transport surveys for collecting revealed and stated preferences, which have been prominent in travel behaviour research. Designing such surveys and analysing the data they generate form an important part of this module.
By the end of the module students should be able to:
The module will be delivered by lectures and computer lab practical sessions.
Central to the course will be a major project which will require application of transport planning software for the study of urban transport issues.
Essay - 40%
Report - 50%
Group Presentation - 10%
Students are permitted to be reassessed in a module which they have failed, in line with the course regulations. The reassessment will usually take place during the summer
Hensher, D.A., Rose, J.M. and Greene, W.H. (2005) Applied Choice Analysis - A Primer, Cambridge University Press, New York.
Ortuzar, J.D. & Willumsen, L.G. (2001) Modelling Transport, John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester. 3rd Edition.
Chapman McGrew, J, Jr.and Monroe, C.B. (1999) An Introduction to Statistical Problem Solving in Geography, London, McGraw Hill, 2nd Edition.