Analyses of People's Perceptions on Sidewalk Environments Combining Factor Analysis and Rough Sets Approach

Analyses of People's Perceptions on Sidewalk Environments Combining Factor Analysis and Rough Sets Approach

Author: 
Namgung, Moon
Place: 
Hershey, PA
Publisher: 
IGI Global
Date published: 
2010
Record type: 
Responsibility: 
Wang, Wei, jt. author
Wang, Weijie, jt. author
Editor: 
Dai, Ying
Source: 
Kansei Engineering and Soft Computing
Subject: 
Abstract: 

This study investigates the relationship between people’s perceptions of sidewalk environments and their component elements. Participants are asked to judge the selected twenty sidewalk photographs with the rating scales through a psychological survey. Two perception factors including harmoniousness and openness are specified through semantic differential technique by using factor analysis. In the meantime the physical components of sidewalk environments are surveyed in the field survey. Then the rough sets approach is applied to link people’s perception factors and physical components of sidewalk environment. The application of the rough sets approach outputs the most important attributes to people’s perceptions, minimal attribute sets without redundancy, and a series of decision rules that represent the relationships between perceptions and physical components of sidewalk environments. The analytical approach helps to better understand people’s perceptions to sidewalk environments in a small city and then establish a useful and constructive ground of discussion for walking environment design and management.

Series: 
Advances in Computer and Electrical Engineering

CITATION: Namgung, Moon. Analyses of People's Perceptions on Sidewalk Environments Combining Factor Analysis and Rough Sets Approach edited by Dai, Ying . Hershey, PA : IGI Global , 2010. Kansei Engineering and Soft Computing - Available at: http://library.au.int/analyses-peoples-perceptions-sidewalk-environments-combining-factor-analysis-and-rough-sets-approach