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Travel patterns distributions of a sample representative of a population?

  1. Sep 3, 2012 #1
    Travel patterns distributions of a sample representative of a population??

    Hi,

    I was hoping that somebody might be in a position to advise me on a problem that I have.

    I am recording the travel patterns of a car for 80 different families for 2 years. Specifically I am recording the following:

    1.Journey Start Times
    2.Journey End Times
    3. Distances
    4. No. of journeys per day

    Is there a method by which I could investigate/prove that the distributions of these variables are representative of the general population?

    I would appreciate any comments or feedback.

    Look forward to hearing form you.

    Thanks

    John
     
    Last edited: Sep 3, 2012
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  3. Sep 3, 2012 #2

    mathman

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    Re: Travel patterns distributions of a sample representative of a population??

    You need to show that the 80 families is a representative sample of the population of interest. Factors are geography, socio-economic status, etc.
     
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