Meadows, Michelle L and Stradling, Stephen G (2000) Are women better drivers than men? In: The Applied Psychologist. Open University Press, Buckingham, pp. 126-146. ISBN 978-0335202843
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Are women better drivers than men? As applied social psychologists working in the area of driver behaviour this is a question we often get asked. How should we go about answering it? What - at first sight - appears a straightforward question turns out to require a range of different research tools (Meadows & Stradling, 1995). These include:
• analyses of accident statistics
• questionnaire/survey studies of drivers
• performance studies using driving simulators, instrumented vehicles, videotaped driving behaviour or on-road observation
• statistical procedures for summarising data, and exploring interactions between different variables
• deriving models for organising concepts and findings and subsequently suggesting directions for future research.
In this chapter we shall present information derived from using a number of these tools, mostly analyses of data from accident statistics, surveys and questionnaires, and conclude with a summary model of factors influencing the behaviour of drivers.
|Item Type:||Book Section|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||women drivers; driver behaviour; accident statistics; competence;|
|University Divisions/Research Centres:||Edinburgh Napier University, Transport Research Institute|
|Dewey Decimal Subjects:||100 Philosophy & psychology > 150 Psychology > 158 Applied psychology|
300 Social sciences > 380 Commerce, communications & transportation > 388 Transportation; ground transportation
|Library of Congress Subjects:||B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology|
|Depositing User:||Mrs Lyn Gibson|
|Date Deposited:||08 Jan 2010 12:42|
|Last Modified:||19 Nov 2012 13:29|
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