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Human response to vibration in residential environments (NANR209), technical report 2: measurement of response

Condie, J, Steele, A, Whittle, N, Brown, P and Waddington, DC 2011, Human response to vibration in residential environments (NANR209), technical report 2: measurement of response , Technical Report, Defra, London.

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          Abstract

          Based on a review of the literature and the best practice guidance available, a social survey questionnaire was developed to measure residents’ self-reported annoyance and to provide data suitable for establishing exposure-response relationships between levels of annoyance and levels of vibration. The development of the questionnaire was influenced by a number of previous studies such as: the social survey questionnaire developed for the NANR172 Pilot Study of this research (Defra, 2007); best practice guidelines for the development of socio-acoustic surveys issued by ICBEN and presented in the current International Standard (Fields et al., 2001; ISO/TS 15666:2003); the Nordtest Method (2001) for the development of socio-vibration surveys, and a peer review of the social survey questionnaire by international experts in the field. In order to avoid influencing responses and reasons for participation in the research, the survey was introduced as a survey of neighbourhood satisfaction. The questionnaire design, through the use of sections, enables new sections to be added to the questionnaire so that specific vibration sources can be investigated in more depth. In addressing the ‘response’ component in the ‘exposure-response’ relationship, the questionnaire was designed to yield interval-level measurement data suitable for analysis with vibration measurement data via two response scales: the five-point semantic and the eleven-point numerical scales. This decision was largely founded upon the ability of the two scales to meet the criteria established by ICBEN (Fields et al., 2001) for socio-acoustic survey design. Detailed procedures were documented, following the field trial of the questionnaire, in terms of the role of the interviewer, the recording of information and the transfer of the data to the relevant database for subsequent analysis and to inform the vibration team responsible for the ‘exposure’ component of this research project.

          Item Type: Monograph (Technical Report)
          Themes: Built and Human Environment
          Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
          Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
          Publisher: Defra
          Funders: Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (DEFRA)
          Depositing User: G Sica
          Date Deposited: 05 Sep 2012 16:19
          Last Modified: 19 Jan 2014 23:12
          URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/23385

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