The aim of the research is to raise the standards of appraisal for qualitative sub-objectives to the same high standard as that achieved for other aspects of GOMMMS (Guidance on the Methodology for Multi-modal Studies).
The work will seek to clarify the definition and appraisal of qualitative sub-objectives within GOMMMS.
A number of psychology and sociological models will be used to study the perceptions of selected qualitative sub-objectives amongst transport users to ascertain a common understanding.
This understanding will be used to work towards developing and piloting quantitative assessment criteria, which can be handled in the economic appraisal.
The objective is to identify and define qualitative sub-objectives, establish the general public's perception of these using psychology and sociological models and suggest methodologies for measuring the sub-objectives.
The success of the models used and the selected methodologies will be measured and reported.