Journal article

Laboratory experimentation and simulation of discrete direction choices: Investigating hypothetical bias, decision-rule effect and external validity based on aggregate prediction measures

M Haghani, M Sarvi

Transportation Research Part A: Policy and Practice | Elsevier Ltd | Published : 2019


Laboratory experiments have recently become popular methods for understanding decision-making behaviour of humans in evacuations. When designed for individual-level data extraction, these experiments can be analysed by econometric models. These models can subsequently be implemented as part of broader computational tools that simulate evacuation processes. In taking this approach, a modeller will face several major questions at both experiment design and estimation/implementation phases: (I) Can the behaviour be instead inferred, with adequate accuracy, from stated choice surveys (i.e. hypothetical bias)? (II) Given that these laboratory experiments are performed in specific geometric layout..

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