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dc.contributor.authorBrown, Alan
dc.date.accessioned2020-09-24T01:36:16Z
dc.date.available2020-09-24T01:36:16Z
dc.date.issued1980
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/397864
dc.description.abstractUsing an investigaton of the dose-reponse relationship for road traffic noise as an exanrple, this paper examines some of the methodological issues involved in studies which attempt to relate human response to some aspects, of the environment. It is intended to highlight some of the difficulties involved and to provide background to policy makers and practitioners who wish to apply the results of such studies. It is suggested that studies of an environmental factor in isolation may give misleading results unless that factor is shown to be of immediate concern to the respondents. The paper examines the difficulty in defining and measuring human response and suggests that frequency of official complaints is likely to be a very poor measure of community response. It shows that psychological and physical factors, independent of the environmental factorof interest, have an influence on the response to that environmental factor; and that this influence may be greater than that of the environmental 'dose'. This means that one is not able to predict an individual 's response to a given dose, andinstead must rely on predicting the pooled response of groups of people. It is suggested that the range and distribution of the initial data should be examined critically before attempting to apply any results from a study of a dose-response relationship. Finally, the concepts of habituation, suppression and mobility of affected people are introduced as areas requiring further investigation.en_US
dc.publisherAustralian Road Research Boarden_US
dc.publisher.placeMelbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://155.212.5.248/Presto/content/Detail.aspx?ctID=MjE1ZTI4YzctZjc1YS00MzQ4LTkyY2UtMDJmNTgxYjg2ZDA5&rID=NjcxOQ==&qrs=RmFsc2U=&q=YWlyIDIwNi02&ph=VHJ1ZQ==&bckToL=VHJ1ZQ==&rrtc=VHJ1ZQ==en_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameSeminar on Measuring Social Behaviour in Road Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleSeminar on Measuring Social Behaviour in Road Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom1980
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMelbourne, Australiaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom109en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto119en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental Managementen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEnvironmental and Occupational Health and Safetyen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode050205en_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode111705en_US
dc.titleMeasuring dose response relationships for environmental factorsen_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dcterms.bibliographicCitationBrown, A, Measuring dose response relationships for environmental factors, Seminar on Measuring Social Behaviour in Road Research, 1980, pp. 109-119en_US
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