Self-reports of traffic accidents: a critical evaluation of information validity, survey design and limitations of use

Katrine Meltofte Møller

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Abstract

The application of self-reports of traffic accidents is increasing within traffic safety work and research, yet many of the methodological aspects related to self-reporting are unknown. This thesis examines the correctness of self-reported information and its congruency with police reports of the same traffic accidents. The effect of various sampling methods and survey designs on e.g. response rates and the demographic composition of respondents is furthermore investigated. The thesis also presents ideas for the possible application of the self-report methodology within the area of traffic safety as well as highlighting fields of application where self-reports should not be deployed.
Translated title of the contributionSelvrapporteringer af trafikuheld: En kritisk evaluering af informationsvaliditet, undersøgelsesdesign og anvendelsesmuligheder
Original languageEnglish
PublisherAalborg Universitetsforlag
Number of pages181
ISBN (Electronic)978-87-7210-497-3
Publication statusPublished - 2019
SeriesPh.d.-serien for Det Ingeniør- og Naturvidenskabelige Fakultet, Aalborg Universitet
ISSN2446-1636

Bibliographical note

PhD supervisor:
Associate Prof. Harry Lahrmann, Aalborg University

PhD co-supervisor:
Associate Prof. Anne Vingaard Olesen, Aalborg University

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