Travel Behavior Action Research


  1. Schedule
  2. Grading
  3. Class Notes

The Travel Behavior Action Research Team is an interdisciplinary group of graduate students working to understand and improve transportation at UC Davis.

In 2007, this student-directed seminar, focused on studying travel to and from campus and how to move towards a sustainable campus transportation system, provided a hands-on introduction to social science research. Students are working to develop research questions, write proposals, perform focus groups, complete the human subjects approval form for their research, and create online surveys related to campus travel. Students are also helping to perform the annual travel assessment being performed in parallel by the instructor, which may entail attending campus committee meetings and communicating with UCD staff. Analysis of the survey results will be conducted in a 1 unit course during the winter quarter. This student-initiated project is part of a joint collaboration between the Institute of Transportation Studies (ITS), Transportation Parking Services (TAPS), and the Office of Resource Management and Planning (ORMP) at UC Davis.

Title: UC Davis Travel Behavior Action Research
CRN: 75484
Units: 2-units, graded
When: Mon/Wed, 11-11:50 am
Where: 111 Wellman


Date Process
10/1 M Introduction
10/3 W Multimodal field trip
10/8 M Review the previous year’s survey and results
10/10 W Sustainability
10/15 M Mode Choice
10/17 W
10/22 M Research Methods
10/24 W
10/29 M Focus Groups
10/31 W
11/5 M Surveys
11/7 W
11/12 M Veteran's Day (No Class)
11/14 W Review and analyze the previous year’s survey data
11/19 M
11/21 W (just before thanksgiving) may not have class
11/26 M
11/28 W
12/3 M
12/5 W Presentations of our research

Detailed schedule


10% IRB form
10% focus group
10% online survey (or other instrument)
20% participation
25% research proposal
25% final report

Class Notes

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