2014 International Methodology Symposium

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Statistics Canada
October 29 to 31, 2014
Palais des congrès de Gatineau,
Gatineau, Québec, Canada

Beyond traditional survey taking: adapting to a changing world

Statistics Canada's 2014 International Methodology Symposium will take place at the Palais des congrès de Gatineau (5 minutes from downtown Ottawa), from October 29 to 31, 2014.

The Symposium will be titled “Beyond traditional survey taking: adapting to a changing world”. Members of the statistical community, such as those from private organizations, governments, or universities, are invited to attend, and particularly those who have an interest in methodological challenges resulting from the use of non-traditional survey methods.

The Symposium will consist of both plenary and parallel sessions covering a variety of topics. Additional research and results might be presented via poster sessions.

Topics for the sessions may include:

  • Big data
  • Record linkage
  • Administrative data
  • Web (panel) surveys
  • Optimization of data collection
  • Mode effects
  • Electronic questionnaire
  • Model-based approach
  • Balanced sampling
  • Microsimulations
  • Measurement error
  • Total survey error

The list of potential speakers includes:

  • Ray Chambers, University of Wollongong, as the keynote speaker
  • Constance F. Citro, Committee on National Statistics of the U.S. National Research Council/National Academy of Sciences, as the Waksberg Award speaker
  • Jelke Bethlehem, Statistics Netherlands
  • Mike Brick, Westat
  • Mick Couper, University of Michigan
  • Piet Daas, Statistics Netherlands
  • Abel DaSylva, Statistics Canada
  • Gaël De Peretti, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques
  • Jill Dever, Research Triangle Institute
  • John Eltinge, U.S. Bureau of Labour Statistics
  • Piero Demetrio Falorsi, Italian National Statistical Institute
  • John-Mark Frost, Office for National Statistics
  • Wayne Fuller, Iowa State University
  • Krista Gile, University of Massachusetts
  • Chantal Hicks, Statistics Canada
  • Lilli Japec, Statistics Sweden
  • Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland
  • Eric Lesage, École Nationale de la Statistique et de l'Analyse de l'Information
  • Lily Ma, Statistics Canada
  • Christian Nadeau, Statistics Canada
  • Sophie Pennec, Institut national d'études démographiques and Australian National University
  • J.N.K. Rao, Carleton University
  • Donald B. Rubin, Harvard University
  • Patrick Sabourin, Institut national de la recherche scientifique
  • Joe Sakshaug, University of Michigan
  • Joshua M. Tokle, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Roger Tourangeau, Westat
  • Jan Van den Brakel, Statistics Netherlands

Should you wish to submit a contributed paper, please send your proposal by email to symposium2014@statcan.gc.ca by March 21, 2014. It must include the following: title, an abstract (in English or French) of approximately 250 words, three to six keywords and your full contact information.

We will contact you before May 9, 2014 to inform you whether or not your proposal is accepted. Selected contributors must submit the final version of their presentation (in English or French) by September 8, 2014. Proceedings from the conference will be published and distributed to participants. The final paper must be sent to us no later than December 19, 2014.

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