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2011 International Methodology Symposium

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Strategies for Standardization of Methods and Tools - How to get there

Statistics Canada
November 1-4, 2011
Ottawa, ON, Canada


Early-bird Registration until September 23rd

Statistics Canada’s 2011 International Methodology Symposium will take place at the new Ottawa Convention Centre (located in the heart of downtown Ottawa) from November 1-4, 2011.

The Symposium, entitled “Strategies for Standardization of Methods and Tools – How to get there”, invites members of the community, from private organizations, governments or universities, to attend, particularly those who have a special interest in statistical or methodological issues resulting from the standardization of statistical methods and tools.

Symposium highlights include:

  • Full-day workshops on Tuesday, November 1st
    1. Statistical Disclosure Control: A Risk-Utility Framework (Natalie Shlomo, University of Southampton)
    2. Record Linkage Methods: Theory and Application with G-Link (Eric Hortop and Abdelnasser Saidi, Statistics Canada)
    3. Developments in Small Area Estimation: Methods, Applications and Software Development (Mike Hidiroglou and Victor Estevao, Statistics Canada and J.N.K. Rao, Carleton University)
  • Susan Linacre, Australian Bureau of Statistics, as the keynote speaker on Wednesday, November 2nd
  • Danny Pfeffermann, Hebrew University and University of Southampton, as the Waksberg Award speaker on Thursday, November 3rd

The Symposium also anticipates a stimulating program of more than 60 invited and contributed presentations from Wednesday November 2nd to Friday, November 4th, on topics including:

  • Sampling Frames and Sample Design
  • Content and Questionnaire Design
  • Data collection
  • Time Series
  • Data Processing
  • Edit and Imputation
  • Weighting and Estimation
  • Dissemination and Data Access
  • Confidentiality
  • International Surveys