chapter  9
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Multievel Statistical Models

Recent travel demand forecasting systems and related data analyses target individual and household variations in behavior not only as functions of individual and household characteristics, but also as functions of other variables to capture the effect of social and geographical context on individual and household behavior. As discussed in previous chapters new conceptual and theoretical ideas in travel behavior are increasingly offered, providing analytical frameworks for human behavior in geographic space, social space, and time. To test hypotheses within these frameworks and to capture the relationships within and across different dimensions (levels), suitable data analytic techniques are needed.