Program and contributions - 2022 International Methodology Symposium

The proceedings of the Symposium are available. Please visit the Statistics Canada International Symposium Series: Proceedings catalogue page to access the papers for the presentations.

All times listed in the schedule refer to Eastern Daylight Time (EDT): UTC-4

Thursday, November 3, 2022

09:45 – 10:00
Opening Remarks

  • Eric Rancourt, Director General, Modern Statistical Methods and Data Science Branch, Statistics Canada, Canada

10:00 – 11:00
Session 1 -- Keynote Address

Chairperson: Eric Rancourt

  • Breaking the Cycle of Invisibility in Data
    Grace Sanico Steffan, United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Switzerland

11:00 – 11:15
Morning Break

11:15 -- 12:45
Session 2A -- Sampling Hard-to-Reach Populations

Chairperson: François Brisebois

  • Sampling Hard-to-Reach Populations
    Mark S. Handcock, University of California Los Angeles, USA

11:15 -- 12:45
Session 2B -- Disclosure Control Strategies for Disaggregated Data

Chairperson: Steven Thomas

  • Statistical Disclosure Control and special focus groups: a European perspective
    Peter-Paul de Wolf, Statistics Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Automated checking methodology to control disclosure risks of microdata research outputs
    Joseph Chien, Australian Bureau of Statistics, Australia
  • Statistical Disclosure Limitation and Equity-enhancing Publications: Some Examples from the 2020 Census
    John M. Abowd, United States Census Bureau, United States
  • Reconstruction Attack Risk using Statistics Canada Census Data
    Matthew Abado and George Steffan, Statistics Canada, Canada

11:15 -- 12:45
Session 2C -- Addressing Disaggregated Data in Practice

Chairperson: Hélène Bérard

  • The Trajectories and Origins 2 Survey: Challenges of conducting a survey on population diversity in France
    Odile Rouhban and Jérôme Lê, Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, France
  • Children Born into Vulnerability: Challenges encountered in a Quebec Longitudinal Study
    Catherine Fontaine, Karine Dion, Institut de la statistique du Québec, Canada
  • Toward a system of integrated statistical data on education and training
    Giovanna Brancato, Donatella Grassi, Claudia Busetti, Italian National Statistical Institute (ISTAT), Italy
  • New Disaggregated Measures of Health Disparity Between Groups in Complex Survey Data
    Mark Louie F. Ramos, Barry I. Graubard, Joseph L. Gastwirth, National Cancer Institute, USA
  • Building a Panel to Better Understand the Experiences of Diverse Populations in Canada
    Agnes Waye and Cilanne Boulet, Statistics Canada, Canada

12:45 – 13:15
Afternoon Break

13:15 – 14:45
Session 3A -- Next-Generation Data-Driven Methods for Equity Science – Panel session

Moderator: Andrew Gibson, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canada

  • Next-Generation Data-Driven Methods for Equity Science – Panel session

13:15 – 14:45
Session 3B -- Data Integration

Chairperson: Wesley Yung

  • Secondary analysis of linked categorical data
    Li-Chun Zhang, University of Southampton, United Kingdom
  • Multiply bias calibrated data integration
    Jae-Kwang Kim, Iowa State University, USA
  • Modelling intra-annual measurement errors in linked administrative and survey data
    Arnout van Delden, Statistics Netherlands, Netherlands

13:15 – 14:45
Session 3C -- Adaptations to Survey Methods for Difficult-to-reach Populations

Chairperson: Peter Wright

  • Bayesian model assisted design-based estimators of the size, total and mean of a hard-to-reach population from a link-tracing sample with initial cluster sample
    Martin Humberto Félix Médina, Universidad Autonoma de Sinaloa, Mexico
  • Evaluating Sampling Methods for Ethnic Minorities
    Mariel McKone Leonard, Deutsches Zentrum für Integrations- und Migrationsforschung (DeZIM), Germany
  • Measuring Women's and Youths' Informal Work in Non-Urban Settings: Evidence from El Salvador
    Ivette Contreras Gonzalez, Valentina Costa and Amparo Palacios-Lopez, World Bank, and Lelys Dinarte-Diaz, World Bank and CESifo, USA
  • Number of food aid recipients estimated by the "Aide alimentaire 2021" survey (2021 food aid survey)
    Aliocha Accardo, Institut National de la Statistique et des Études Économiques, France
  • From theory to practice: Some lessons learned from implementing the "network sampling with memory" method used to survey Chinese immigrants in Ile-de-France
    Geraldine Charrance, Institut national d'études démographiques, France

14:45 - End

Friday November 4, 2022

9:00 – 10:00
Session 4 – Poster Session

  • Poverty Imputation in Contexts without Consumption Data: A Revisit with Further Refinements
    Kseniya Abanokova, World Bank, USA
  • Bespoke automated linkage to enable analysis of Covid-19 deaths in England and Wales by ethnicity
    Mary Cleaton, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom
  • Complete case analysis and multiple imputation: assessing the impact of missing data within youth overweight and obesity research
    Amanda, Doggett, University of Waterloo, Canada
  • The Social Data Linkage Environment at Statistics Canada
    Goldwyn Millar, Statistics Canada, Canada

10:00 – 11:00
Session 5 – Waksberg Award Winner Address

Chairperson: Jean Opsomer

  • Bayes, buttressed by design-based ideas, is the best overarching paradigm for sample survey inference
    Roderick J. Little, University of Michigan, USA

11:00 – 11:15
Morning Break

11:15 -- 12:45
Session 6A -- Small Area Estimation

Chairperson: Jean-François Beaumont

  • Multivariate Mixture Model for Small Area Estimation of Poverty Indicators
    Isabel Molina, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
  • Model-based imputation methods for small area estimation
    Aditi Sen and Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Small area benchmarked estimation under the basic unit level model when the sampling rates are non-negligible
    Mike Hidiroglou, Statistics Canada (retired), Canada

11:15 -- 12:45
Session 6B -- Measuring and projecting diversity

Chairperson: Scott Meyer

  • Projecting ethnic populations in New Zealand
    Melissa Adams, Statistics New Zealand, New Zealand
  • Projecting Racial and Ethnic Diversity: Methods, Assumptions, and Limitations from the U.S. Census Bureau's Population Projections
    Sandra Johnson, United States Census Bureau, USA
  • Demosim: a powerful microsimulation tool for disaggregated population projections and nowcasting exercises
    Samuel Vézina, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Understanding data collection quality, inclusivity and representativeness at source
    Ella Williams Davies and Karina Williams, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom

11:15 -- 12:45
Session 6C -- Machine Learning and Data Integration Strategies for Disaggregated Data

Chairperson: Michelle Simard

  • Machine Learning for estimating heterogeneous treatment effects in program evaluations
    Andy Handouyahia and Leeroy Tristan Rikhi, Employment and Social Development Canada, Canada
  • Representative Absolute Risk Estimation from Combining Individual Data from Epidemiologic Cohort Studies and Representative Surveys with Summary Statistics from Disease Registries
    Lingxiao Wang, Barry Graubard, Hormuzd Katki, National Cancer Institute, and Yan Li, University of Maryland, College Park, USA
  • Integration of existing data to develop an indicator of ethnicity status in the LSDDP
    Aziz Farah, Bassirou Diagne, Abdelnasser Saidi, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Correcting Selection Bias in Big Data by Pseudo Weighting
    An-Chiao Liu and Ton de Waal, Tilburg University and Statistics Netherlands, Sander Scholtus, Statistics Netherlands, Netherlands
  • Privacy Protection, Measurement Error, and the Integration of Remote Sensing and Socioeconomic Survey Data
    Talip Kilic and Siobhan Murray, World Bank, Anna Josephson and Jeffrey D. Michler, University of Arizona, USA

12:45 – 13:15
Afternoon Break

13:15 – 14:45
Session 7A -- Data collection and other perspectives from Indigenous populations – Panel session

Moderator: Timothy Leonard, Statistics Canada, Canada

  • Data collection and other perspectives from Indigenous populations – Panel session

13:15 – 14:45
Session 7B -- A range of international experiences in record linkage: techniques, tools and usage in statistical agencies

Chairperson: Abdelnasser Saidi

  • Probabilistic or deterministic? Linkage methods tested for the RéSIL program
    Olivier Haag, Institut national de la statistique et des études économiques, France
  • A proposal for the problem of matching probabilities estimation in record linkage
    Mauro Scanu, Italian National Institute of Statistics (ISTAT), Italy
  • Record linkage techniques to identify 2021 Canadian Census dwellings in the new Statistical Building Register
    Martin Lachance, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Using Splink for Census overcount estimation
    Kristina Xhaferaj and Rachel Shipsey, Office for National Statistics, United Kingdom

13:15 – 14:45
Session 7C -- New Developments and Applications of Small Area Estimation on Disaggregated Data

Chairperson: Abel Dasylva

  • Multiple deprivation index using small area estimation methods: an application for the adult population in Colombia
    Alejandra Arias-Salazar, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany; Andrés Gutiérrez, Stalyn Guerrero-Gómez, Xavier Mancero, Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean; Natalia Rojas-Perilla, United Arab Emirates University and Hanwen Zhang, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Chile
  • Labour Force Survey initiatives under Statistics Canada's Disaggregated Data Action Plan
    Martin Pantel, Yelly Camara, Andrew Brennan, Tom Haymes, François Verret, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • Application of sampling variance smoothing methods for small area proportion estimation
    Yong You and Mike Hidiroglou, Statistics Canada, Canada
  • A model-based disaggregation method for small area estimation
    Andreea Erciulescu, Weijia Ren, Tom Krenzke, Leyla Mohadjer and Bob Fay, Westat, and Jianzhu Li, FINRA, USA

14:45 – 15:00
Closing Remarks

  • André Loranger, Assistant Chief Statistician, Statistics Canada, Canada
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