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Planner Technical Skills, Intelligent Transportation Systems Inclusion, and Deployment: A Correlational Study
by Palmer, Sally J., DM/IST, University of Phoenix, 2016, 210; 10265378
Abstract (Summary)

The research explored a barrier to intelligent transportation systems (ITS) deployment. The purpose of the research involved understanding whether practitioner technical skills correlated to the frequency by which planners’ incorporated ITS within planning studies and whether projects resulting from studies managed or performed by technically-skilled practitioners more frequently reached deployment status. The predictor variables in the research included planner composite technical skills (composite ITS skill [PV] and composite IS/T skill [PV]) and planner inclusion of ITS in transportation and transit planning studies (PV). The criterion variable reflected three different project status groups for which separate data collection occurred: deployed, active, and completed study (CV). Transportation and transit planners across the United States participated in the research. The research incorporated a correlational design employing survey methodology. Participants used the Planner Skills and ITS survey instrument to provide data. Multiple regression was used to test significance of correlation between the variables. In the active and completed study project status groups, the null hypotheses were rejected in favor of the alternate where p = .023 and p = .001, respectively. In the deployed status group, p = .117, thus retaining the null hypothesis. The conclusion drawn from results indicated that the higher a planner’s ITS skills, the more frequently a planner included ITS in planning studies, and the more frequently those study-related projects reached deployed status.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Vandermark, Michael J.
Commitee: Appunn, Frank, Shen, Libi
School: University of Phoenix
Department: School of Advanced Studies
School Location: United States -- Arizona
Source: DAI-A 78/10(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Organizational behavior, Transportation planning, Information science
Keywords: Information systems and technology, Intelligent transportation systems, Organizational leadership, Planner technical skills, Technical skills, Transportation planning
Publication Number: 10265378
ISBN: 978-1-369-79294-2
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