A Hybridized Approach to Validation: The Role of Sociological Research Methods in Pedestrian Modeling
Transportation Research Procedia
The Conference on Pedestrian and Evacuation Dynamics 2014 (PED2014)
Pedestrian and crowd-movement models are difficult to validate using traditional empirical methods because of data-related issues such as generalizability, collection ethics, and costs. Commonly used validation methods make strong assumptions about emergence and the importance of crowd structure, leaving a gap in validation literature. The paper reviews the most common methods of validating pedestrian models and proposes a hybridized qualitative approach to validating models that covers more complex group dynamics and possible situations of panic.
Original Publication Citation
Frydenlund, E., Elzie, T., Collins, A. J., & Robinson, R. M. (2014). A hybridized approach to validation: The role of sociological research methods in pedestrian modeling. Transportation Research Procedia, 2, 697-705. doi:10.1016/j.trpro.2014.09.077
Frydenlund, Erika; Elzie, Terra; Collins, Andrew; and Robinson, R. Michael, "A Hybridized Approach to Validation: The Role of Sociological Research Methods in Pedestrian Modeling" (2014). VMASC Publications. 14.
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