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XXV International Methodology Symposium

Symposium international sur les questions de méthodologie

Statistics Canada
October 27-30 2009
Gatineau, Qc, Canada

Longitudinal Surveys: from Design to Analysis

Early Bird Registration until September 16th

The International Methodology Symposium, which marks its 25thanniversary event this year, will take place at the Palais des Congrès conference centre in Gatineau (5 minutes from downtown Ottawa) from October 27-30, 2009.

This Symposium, entitled Longitudinal Surveys: from Design to Analysis, invites members of the community who are interested in statistical or methodological issues specific to longitudinal surveys to attend, whether they are from private, governmental or university research organizations and so on. In addition, a special call is extended to all those who have attended past Symposia and who wish to celebrate this 25th anniversary with us.

Symposium highlights are:

  • One full-day of workshops on Tuesday, October 27th
    • Over 15 Years of Longitudinal Surveys at Statistics Canada: Lessons and Innovations (Michelle Simard and François Brisebois from Statistics Canada)
    • Multilevel Modeling of Longitudinal Data (Sophia Rabe-Hesketh from Graduate School of Education, University of California, Berkeley and Anders Skrondal from the Division of Epidemiology, Norwegian Institute of Public Health)
  • Peter Lynn, Institute for Social and Economic Research, University of Essex, Colchester, UK.  as the keynote speaker on Wednesday, October 28th
  • Graham Kalton, Westat, Rockville, MD U.S.A. as the Waksberg Award speaker on Thursday, October 29th
  • Visual display on the 25th anniversary event
  • An evening banquet on Thursday, October 29th at the Canadian Museum of Civilization
  • Following the symposium, a CD-ROM of the presented papers will be sent to all conference participants

The Symposium also anticipates a stimulating program of more than 60 invited and contributed presentations from Wednesday October 28th to Friday, October 30th, including various topics such as:

  • Sampling Frames
  • Data Collection Issues
  • Use of Administrative Data
  • Edit and Imputation
  • Weighting and Estimation
  • Dissemination and Data Access
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Measurement Errors
  • Attrition and Nonresponse
  • Confidentiality, Privacy and Ethical Issues
  • Challenges Related to Economic Longitudinal Surveys
  • Longitudinal Survey Redesign

Visit our Internet site for details on the program, workshops, registration, accommodations, tourism information and more: XXV International Methodology Symposium.