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Standardization in Soundscape Research: Current and Future Perspectives
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Psychology.
2010 (English)In: Programme for DAGA 2010, Berlin, Germany: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik , 2010, 45-45 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In 2008 the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) decided to put together a new expert working group ISO/TC 43/SC 1/WG 54 named “Perceptual assessment of soundscape quality”. The scope of the working group is to provide minimum specifications for soundscape studies, by proposing (a) new international standard(s) on how to measure the perceived quality of soundscapes. This work is chiefly motivated by a need to harmonise methods in soundscape research internationally in order to improve the comparability of research results across countries and over time. The standard(s) developed by this working group will primarily be intended for researchers assessing perceived soundscape quality and for public users evaluating soundscape quality in different areas. The standard(s) will include definitions, methods, measurements and reporting requirements. Examples of applications may include visitor questionnaire studies in outdoor areas intended for recreation (e.g., city parks or open green spaces), or resident questionnaire studies in residential areas, including areas with designated places of high sound quality. In the ISO terminology this is a preliminary working item, which means that there are no time restrictions until the group has put forward its first formal proposal. The working group plan to do this in 2011.

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Berlin, Germany: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Akustik , 2010. 45-45 p.
Keyword [en]
soundscape, standardization, methodology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-53078OAI: diva2:389771
DAGA 2010, Berlin, 15-18 March 2010
Available from: 2011-01-20 Created: 2011-01-20

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