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East Tennessee Household Travel Survey, 2008 (ICPSR 34736)

Principal Investigator(s): Bricka, Stacey, NuStats


The 2008 East Tennessee Household Travel Survey is a comprehensive study of travel behavior in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union counties. Respondents were asked to report detailed information regarding their travel during a specified 24-hour period, including trip locations, mode of transportation, trip start and end times, trip purpose, and trip activities. Demographic variables include gender, age, employment status, whether the respondent held a valid driver's license, whether the respondent was a student, household income, education level, ethnicity, and whether the respondent had a disability.

Series: Metropolitan Travel Behavior Survey Series

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Study Description


Bricka, Stacey. East Tennessee Household Travel Survey, 2008. ICPSR34736-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2014-02-27. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34736.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR34736.v1

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    automobile ownership, automobile use, automobiles, commuting (travel), disabilities, driving habits, employment, household income, households, licenses, public transportation, schools, transportation, travel, vehicles, work, working hours

Smallest Geographic Unit:    Traffic Analysis Zone

Geographic Coverage:    Knoxville, Tennessee, United States

Time Period:   

  • 2008-02-01--2008-05-31

Date of Collection:   

  • 2008-02-01--2008-05-31

Unit of Observation:    individual, household

Universe:    Households within the eight county area around Knoxville, TN: Knox, Blount, Anderson, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

For additional information regarding the 2008 East Tennessee Household Travel Survey, please refer to the Metropolitan Travel Survey Archive Web site.


Study Purpose:    The data were intended to be used by the Knoxville Regional Transportation Planning Organization and local agencies to update transportation and air quality models and to identify transportation needs in the region.

Sample:    The survey was based on a random sample of households in Knox, Blount, Anderson, Jefferson, Loudon, Roane, Sevier, and Union counties. A socioeconomic stratification was used to define the sample of households to ensure that the study captured the diversity of the population according to specific factors affecting travel behavior in the eight-county region. The survey employed a probability sample to select households for participation. A disproportionate stratified sampling process was used to distribute the required 1,400 surveys among individual stratum in order to maximize statistical reliability. The sample was stratified by household size and employment status of household members.

Time Method:    Cross-sectional

Weight:    There are no weighting variables in this collection.

Mode of Data Collection:    computer-assisted telephone interview (CATI), mail questionnaire

Response Rates:    The response rate for this study was 30 percent.

Extent of Processing:   ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Restrictions: Variables were removed to prevent disclosure risk and preserve respondent anonymity.


Original ICPSR Release:   2014-02-27



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