bz Juan-Antonio Carrasco, Bernie Hogan, Barry Wellman, and Eric J. Miller
This paper presents a data collection effort designed to incorporate the social dimension in social activity-travel behaviour, explicitly studying the link between individuals’ social activities and their social networks. Using survey and interview instruments, the data collects the respondents’ social networks using an egocentric approach, constituted by the interplay between their individual social structure and their social activity-behaviour. More explicitly, individuals’ networks are studied in their relationship with social activity-travel generation, spatial distribution, and information communication technology use (ICT). The resultant data set links in novel ways aspects that have been rarely studied together, providing a sound base of theory and method to study and hopefully give new insights about social activity-travel behaviour.
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