Data Set Description
The data set contains the number of hourly STAUs reported on the website of the ADAC and scraped from the web programmatically by the author (variable name adac) and hourly search intensity for the word stau (German for Traffic Jam) in Germany as obtained from Google Trends (variable name stau). The data collection occurred between September 28 2015 14:59 and November 14 2015 at 13:59.Date Created: 2015-11-30
Scope of Data Set
Time Periods: September - November 2015
In text and references
Researchers working with the “STAU” are obligated to acknowledge the data base within their publications, including the DOI, by using this reference.
- Askitas, N. (2016) Predicting Road Conditions with Internet Search. PLoS ONE 11(8): e0162080. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0162080
IZA Discussion Paper(s)
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