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Symposium 2004: Innovative Methods for Surveying Difficult-to-reach Populations

Opening remarks - François Maranda, Statistics Canada, Canada
Keynote address - Network Sample Surveys of Rare and Elusive Populations: A Historical Review by Monroe G. Sirken, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, United States
Session 1: Data collection 1

Organizer and Chair: Tony Labillois, Statistics Canada, Canada

Data Collection: Sometimes all it takes is a Little Persuasion…in the Form of Information
Johanne Théroux, Institut de la statistique du Québec, Canada

A Tailored Approach Strategy for Young Moroccans and Turks for the Dutch Family and Fertility Survey
Rachel Vis, Jan van den Brakel and Hans Schmeets, Statistics Netherlands, The Netherlands

Session 2: Surveys on Aboriginal Peoples

Organizer: Johanne Denis, Statistics Canada, Canada
Chair: Andy Siggner, Statistics Canada, Canada

Surveying Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples: Strategies and Methodologies of the Australian Bureau of Statistics
Andrew Webster, Alistair Rogers and Dan Black, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia

Aboriginal Data Initiative — Survey Component
Geoff Bowlby, Johanne Denis, Éric Langlet and Denis Malo, Statistics Canada, Canada

Session 3: Estimation

Organizer and Chair: Pierre Lavallée, Statistics Canada, Canada

Adaptive Web Sampling for Difficult-to-reach Populations
Steven K. Thompson, Pennsylvania State University, United States

Network Sampling with A Bayesian Approach
Mosuk Chow and Steven K. Thompson, Pennsylvania State University, United States

Estimating the Size of IDU Population Using Needle Exchange Programs
Shenghai Zhang, Ping Yan and Chris Archibald, Health Canada, Canada

Extensions of the Indirect Sampling Method and its Application in Tourism Surveys
Myriam Maumy and Jean-Claude Deville, ENSAI, France

Session 4: Social Surveys: 1

Organizer and Chair: Susan Stobert, Statistics Canada, Canada

The Experience of Sensitive Surveys in France
Benoît Riandey, INED and Marie-Ange Schiltz, CNRS, France

Methodological Challenges in a Survey on the Ethnic and Cultural Diversity of the Canadian Population
Valérie Bizier, Jennifer Kaddatz and Danielle Laroche, Statistics Canada, Canada

Variation in Disability Rates in Statistics Canada National Surveys: Building Policy on a Slippery Foundation
John Rietschlin, Social Development Canada and Andrew MacKenzie, Statistics Canada, Canada

A Multivariate Analysis of Nonresponse Among Ethnic Minorities
Remco Feskens, Joop Hox, Gerty Lensvelt-Mulders and Hans Schmeets, Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Session 5: Data Collection: 2

Organizer and Chair: Helen Scott, Statistics New Zealand

Center Sampling: A Strategy for Surveying Difficult-to-sample Populations
Fulvia Mecatti, University of Milan-Bicocca, Italy

Hard to Count Populations in the 2001 and 2011 UK Censuses
Owen Abbott and Neil Jackson, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom

A Menu-Driven System Used to Collect, Track, Monitor, and Summarize Youth Smoking Cessation Programs Across the United States
Annette M. Green, Henry E. Wells and Paul D. Mowery, RTI International, United States

Session 6: Social Surveys: 2

Organizer and Chair: Gustave Goldmann, Statistics Canada, Canada

Creating Common Ground to Participate in Surveys
Sharon Durant, Department of Transportation, United States

Innovative Approaches to Interviewing People with Disabilities
Gerry Hendershot, Consultant on Disability and Health Statistics

INED's 2002 Survey of Homeless People Contacted by Itinerant Services
Martine Quaglia and Nicolas Razafindratsima, INED, France

Session 7: Waksberg Address

Organizer: M.P. Singh, Statistics Canada, Canada
Chair: David Binder, Statistics Canada, Canada

Thoughts on the Future of Surveys
Norman M. Bradburn, University of Chicago, United States

Session 8: Questionnaire Design

Organizer: Benoit Allard, Statistics Canada, Canada
Chair: Claude Julien, Statistics Canada, Canada

Experiences in Testing Questionnaires with Specialized Populations
Benoit Allard, Allen Gower, Paul Kelly and Charlene Walker, Statistics Canada, Canada

Assessing Comprehension of Translated Questionnaires with Qualitative Methods
Alisú Schoua-Glusberg, Research Support Services, United States

Session 9: Surveying Rare Populations

Organizer: Jillian Oderkirk, Statistics Canada, Canada
Chair: Benoît Riandey, Institut National d'Études Démographiques, France

The Challenge of Collecting Information on the Involvement of Aboriginal People in the Canadian Criminal Justice System
Rebecca Kong, Karen Beattie and Michael Martin, Statistics Canada, Canada

Strategies for Surveying American Indian and Alaska Native Communities
Jacelyn Macedo, Lorene Reano, Janis Weber and Alyssa Easton, United States

Partnering with Local Experts to Recruit a Probability Sample of a Cambodian Community
Judy Perlman, Marc Elliott and Grant Marshall, RAND Corporation , United States

Session 10: Frame And Sampling Issues

Organizer and Chair: Michel Latouche, Statistics Canada, Canada

Applications of Adaptive Sampling Procedures to Problems in Public Health
Myron Katzoff, National Center for Health Statistics, United States

Improving the Quality of the Estimates for a Low-Income Population: Use of a Dual Frame in the Survey of Household Spending
Bruno Lapierre, Christian Nadeau, Johanne Tremblay and José Gaudet, Statistics Canada, Canada

Link-Tracing Sampling with an Initial Sample of Sites Sequentially Selected: Estimation of the Population Size
Martín H. Félix-Medina and Pedro E. Monjardin, University of Sinaloa, Mexico

A Permanent Sample as a Sampling Frame for Difficult-to-reach Populations?
Thomas Körner and Anja Nimmergut, Federal Statistical Office, Germany

Session 11: Business Surveys

Organizer: Wesley Yung, Statistics Canada, Canada
Chair: Eric Rancourt, Statistics Canada, Canada

A Review of Strategies for Surveying Rare and Difficult to Reach Populations in ONS's Establishment Surveys
Paul Smith and John Perry, Office for National Statsitics, United Kingdom

Constructing Frames to Target Difficult-to-reach Business Survey Populations
Mary March, Statistics Canada, Canada

Influential Observations from Rare Subpopulations in Establishment Surveys
John Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics, United States

Challenges in the Survey of Electronic Commerce and Technology
Marie-Claude Duval and Edith Latendresse, Statistics Canada, Canada

Closing remarks - Don Royce, Statistics Canada, Canada

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