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CE_02C Sat, 8/5/06, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CC-308
Small-Area Estimation - Continuing Education - Course
The ASA, Section on Survey Research Methods
Instructor(s): Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland
This course will begin with a history of small-area estimation and different uses of small-area statistics in both public and private sectors. It will provide an introduction to important concepts in small-area estimation and outline various approaches for estimating small-area parameters. The prerequisite is knowledge of multiple linear regression and analysis of variance techniques. Topics will include standard design-based methods, traditional indirect methods, and state-of-the-art small-area estimation methods that use mixed models. The course is not designed to provide an in-depth study of any topic, but to provide an overview of small-area estimation. Formulas will be presented wherever necessary to explain some of the advanced topics, but without any derivations. Data analyses using a few real-life examples will be presented. The course is intended for statistics practitioners.

Course attendees are expected to be familiar with the topic at the level of:
Sampling: Design and Analysis by Sharon L. Lohr, Duxbury Press.

 
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CE_08C Sun, 8/6/06, 8:30 AM - 5:00 AM CC-305
The Psychology of Survey Response - Continuing Education - Course
The ASA, Section on Survey Research Methods
Instructor(s): Roger Tourangeau, University of Maryland
This course examines survey questions from a psychological perspective. Its objectives are to cover what is known about how respondents answer survey questions and examine how problems in each component of the response process can produce reporting errors. The class will focus on behavioral questions and include examples of applying findings from the literature on cognitive aspects of survey methods to improve questions. It is intended for researchers who develop survey questionnaires or use survey data and want to understand potential problems with it. It will describe major psychological components of the response process, including comprehension of the questions, retrieval of information from memory, combining and supplementing information from memory through judgment and inference, and reporting an answer. The course has no prerequisites, though familiarity with survey methodology or questionnaire design will be helpful. RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK: Tourangeau, R., Rips, L.J. and Rasinski, K. (2000). The Psychology of Survey Response. Cambridge University Press. ISBN: 13:9780521576291.
 
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4 Sun, 8/6/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-609
Rapid Production of Small-Area Estimates Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - Invited - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Health Policy Statistics
Organizer(s): Paul S. Levy, RTI International
Chair(s): Babubhai V. Shah, SAFAL Institute Inc.
     2:05 PM   Rapid Response Health Surveillance and the Utility of Small-Area Estimates: Responding to the 2004--05 Influenza Vaccine ShortageMichael W. Link, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ali H. Mokdad, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     2:30 PM   Development of Methodology for Production of Rapidly Available, County-Level, Small-Area Estimates To Monitor the Course of Influenza Vaccine CoverageHaomiao Jia, Mercer University School of Medicine; Michael W. Link, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ali H. Mokdad, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; James Holt, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Lei Li, RTI International; Paul S. Levy, RTI International
     2:55 PM   Evaluating the Small-Area Estimates of the 2004--05 County-Level Influenza Vaccination RatesLei Li, RTI International; Paul S. Levy, RTI International; Akhil Vaish, RTI International; Michael W. Link, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Ali H. Mokdad, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Lina Balluz, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Haomiao Jia, Mercer University School of Medicine
     3:20 PM   Disc: Tapabrata Maiti, Iowa State University
     3:40 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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36 Applied Session Sun, 8/6/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-608
Unit Nonresponse in Surveys I - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Karol Krotki, RTI International
     2:05 PM   Nonresponse to a Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (CASI) ModuleMick Couper, University of Michigan; Eleanor Singer, University of Michigan; John Van Hoewyk, University of Michigan
     2:20 PM   Assessing the Effectiveness of Weighting Cell Adjustments for Longitudinal NonresponseLeroy Bailey, U.S. Census Bureau
     2:35 PM   Sample Reweighting To Reflect an Initial PopulationJulia Bienias, Rush University Medical Center; Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Todd L. Beck, Rush University Medical Center; Denis A. Evans, Rush University Medical Center
     2:50 PM   Approaches to Nonresponse Bias Analysis in an Adult Literacy SurveyWendy Van de Kerckhove, Westat; Thomas Krenzke, Westat; Leyla Mohadjer, Westat
     3:05 PM   An Application of Propensity Modeling To Adjust Weights for Nonresponse: Effectiveness of Restricting Variables and Propensity ValuesFrank Potter, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Nuria Diaz-Tena, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Stephen R. Williams, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     3:20 PM   Adjusting for Nonignorable Missing Data with Nonignorable Sampling Design in Longitudinal Sample SurveyMoh Yin Chang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
     3:35 PM   Estimated Response Propensities as a Means To Evaluate Error Effects Due to NonresponseLeela Aertker, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; William D. Kalsbeek, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
 
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37 Applied Session Sun, 8/6/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-610
Estimation and Confidentiality - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Health Policy Statistics
Chair(s): Andrew A. White, Institute of Education Sciences
     2:05 PM   Disclosure Avoidance for the 2007 ACS PUMS: a Model-Based Approach for Group-Quarters DataRolando Rodriguez, U.S. Census Bureau
     2:20 PM   Reporting to Payers, Regulators, and Managers: Issues and Experiences with Confidentiality and ComplianceRichard Carlson, Medica
     2:35 PM   The Change-of-Variance Function in Generalized Linear Mixed-Effect Models with Applications to Poisson-Gamma and Beta-Binomial ModelsGabriela Cohen-Freue, The University of British Columbia
     2:50 PM   A Bridge between the Greg and the Linear Regression EstimatorsSarjinder Singh, St. Cloud State University; Raghunath Arnab, University of Botswana
     3:05 PM   A Generalized Forced Quantitative Randomized Response ModelOluseun Odumade, St. Cloud State University; Sarjinder Singh, St. Cloud State University
     3:20 PM   Global and Hierarchical Linear Regression in Two-Stage SamplingDhirendra Ghosh, Synectics for Management Decisions, Inc.; Andrew Vogt, Georgetown University
     3:35 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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54 Applied Session Theme Session Sun, 8/6/06, 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM CC-620
Overview and Results from the 2005 National Census Test - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Jennifer Tancreto, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): James Treat, U.S. Census Bureau
     4:05 PM   An Overview of the 2005 National Census TestJennifer Tancreto, U.S. Census Bureau
     4:25 PM   Effect of Internet Response Mode Designs on Data Quality and Ease of UseKelly Allmang, U.S. Census Bureau; Kevin Zajac, U.S. Census Bureau
     4:45 PM   Experimental Treatment Results of the Bilingual Census Form from the 2005 National Census TestJulie Bouffard, U.S. Census Bureau; Jennifer Tancreto, U.S. Census Bureau
     5:05 PM   Analysis of Self-Response Options and Respondent-Friendly Design from the 2005 National Census TestMichael Bentley, U.S. Census Bureau
     5:25 PM   Experimental Treatment Results for the Age, Relationship, and Tenure Items from the 2005 National Census TestJoan Hill, U.S. Census Bureau; Jennifer Tancreto, U.S. Census Bureau; Cynthia A. Rothhaas, U.S. Census Bureau
     5:45 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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57 Applied Session Sun, 8/6/06, 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM CC-612
Student Paper Competition Award Presentations - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Government Statistics, Section on Survey Research Methods, Social Statistics Section
Organizer(s): Michael P. Cohen, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Chair(s): Michael P. Cohen, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
     4:05 PM   Robust Model-Based Predictor of Finite Population TotalYan Li, University of Maryland; Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland
     4:25 PM   Causal Inference Based on Directed Acyclic Graphical Models and the Randomization Distribution: a Probability-Sampling ApproachJoel E. Hanson, University of California, Berkeley
     4:45 PM   Small-Area Estimation for Business SurveysHukum Chandra, University of Southampton
     5:05 PM   An Application of Parametric Bootstrap Method in Small-Area Estimation ProblemHuilin Li, University of Maryland
     5:25 PM   Local Polynomial Regression for Small-Area EstimationPushpal Mukhopadhyay, Iowa State University; Tapabrata Maiti, Iowa State University
     5:45 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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65 Applied Session Sun, 8/6/06, 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM CC-619
Sample Survey Design I - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Soma Roy, The Ohio State University
     4:05 PM   Model-Based Sampling Designs for Optimum EstimationSun Woong Kim, Dongguk University; Steven G. Heeringa, University of Michigan; Peter W. Solenberger, University of Michigan
     4:20 PM   Optimum Allocation in Two-Stage and Stratified Two-Stage Sampling for Multivariate SurveysM. G. M. Khan, The University of the South Pacific; Munish A. Chand, The University of the South Pacific
     4:35 PM   An Application of Genetic Algorithms to Multivariate Optimal Allocation in Stratified Sample DesignsCharles Day, U.S. Internal Revenue Service
     4:50 PM   The Effect of the Number Eligible and Number Selected within Households on Reported Income and Other Socioeconomic Characteristics in the 2004 NSDUHTania Robbins, RTI International
     5:05 PM   NASS/USDA Area Frame Sample Allocation for Estimation of Number of Farms Not on the Ag Census Mailing ListFloyd Spears, Harding University; Raj S. Chhikara, University of Houston-Clear Lake; Charles R. Perry, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
     5:20 PM   Simple Power Calculations: How Do We Know We Are Doing It the Right Way?Michael Vorburger, RTI International
     5:35 PM   Estimation in Network PopulationsMike Kwanisai, National Opinion Research Center
 
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66 Applied Session Sun, 8/6/06, 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM CC-618
Sample Survey Quality I - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Michael P. Battaglia, Abt Associates Inc.
     4:05 PM   Nonresponse Bias Studies: 2003--2004 School and Staffing SurveyRobyn Sirkis, U.S. Census Bureau; Bac Tran, U.S. Census Bureau; Phyllis Singer, U.S. Census Bureau
     4:20 PM   Call Efforts and Relational Estimates: Preliminary FindingsChung-tung Lin, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
     4:35 PM   Estimation of Low Incidence Rates under Selection BiasBin Wang, University of South Alabama; Jiayang Sun, Case Western Reserve University
     4:50 PM   Assessment of Diagnostic Tests in the Presence of Verification Bias Using Multiple Imputation and Resampling MethodsMichael P. McDermott, University of Rochester Medical Center; Hua He, University of Rochester Medical Center
     5:05 PM   Treatment of Spatial Autocorrelation in Geocoded Crime DataKrista Collins, Statistics Canada; Colin Babyak, Statistics Canada
     5:20 PM   Assessing Population Coverage in a Health SurveyKaren Davis, National Center for Health Statistics; Chris Moriarity, National Center for Health Statistics
     5:35 PM   A Study of IRS Administrative Payroll as a Substitute for Missing PayrollMelvin McCullough, U.S. Census Bureau
 
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75 Sun, 8/6/06, 4:00 PM - 5:50 PM CC-Level 6 East Lobby
Contributed Posters - Contributed - Posters
Biometrics Section, Biopharmaceutical Section, General Methodology, Section on Nonparametric Statistics, Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section on Quality and Productivity, Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Chair(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Poster Topic: Biometrics, biostatistics, epidemiology:
01: Examining the Effect of Biomarkers in Terms of Pathological Compartmentalization and a Continuous VariableIrene Helenowski, Northwestern University; Edward F. Vonesh, Baxter Healthcare Corporation; Ryan J. Deaton, University of Illinois at Chicago; Borko Jovanovic, Northwestern University; Alfred W. Rademaker, Northwestern University; Sally A. Freels, University of Illinois; Vijayalakshmi Ananthanarayanan, University of Illinois at Chicago; Peter H. Gann, University of Illinois at Chicago
Poster Topic: Clinical trials, drug discovery:
02: Minimum Sample Size in Control Group When Comparing Efficacy Rate with Several Treatment GroupsAlan Davis, Pharmanet; Inder J. Sharma, Sharma Associates, Inc.
03: Exploring the Relationship between Extended Oral Anticoagulant Therapy after a First Episode of Venous Thrombosis and Mortality Using Meta-analysisBrianna Miller, The University of Oklahoma
04: Interval Estimation of Binomial Proportion in Clinical Trials with a Two-Stage DesignChen Chia Min, National Cheng Kung University
05: GLUMIP 2.0: Free SAS/IML® Software for Planning Internal PilotsJohn Kairalla, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Christopher S. Coffey, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Keith E. Muller, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
06: Stroke Clinical Trials and Response-Adaptive Randomization: an Ideal MatchYuko Palesch, Medical University of South Carolina; Amy Bardeen, Medical University of South Carolina; Renee Martin, Medical University of South Carolina
08: Comparing the Performance of Three Asymptotic Methods in Estimating the Sample Size for a Therapeutic Equivalence Study Based on Difference of ProportionsXiaoning Li, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center; Sara K. Vesely, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
09: Recent Development in Exact Inference for Parallel Group Design with Repeated Binary MeasurementsDar-Shong Hwang, B.R.S.I.; James Lee, Sankyo Pharma Development
10: Issues of Covariate Adjustments in Clinical TrialsMoh-Jee Ng, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Tie-Hua Ng, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
11: Can We Recruit Additional Subjects for a Failed Study?Paul Hshieh, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Tie-Hua Ng, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Poster Topic: Incomplete data analysis, imputation methods:
12: Multiple Imputation by Chained Equations: Predictive Mean MatchingGerald Kolm, Emory University; Deborah Ehrenthal, Christiana Care Health System; Edward Ewen, Christiana Care Health System
13: Weighted Logrank-Type Tests Based on Doubly Truncated DataSu Pei Fang, National Cheng Kung University
14: Kernel-Assisted EM AlgorithmSuzanne Dubnicka, Kansas State University
Poster Topic: Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics:
15: The Analysis of Mixed-Effects Compartmental Systems Using Bayesian and non-Bayesian MethodsYi Wang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Kent M. Eskridge, University of Nebraska-Lincoln; Shunpu Zhang, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Poster Topic: Reliability and survival modeling:
16: An Application of Accelerated Lifetime Design/Analysis for Estimating the Lifetime of CDs and DVDsJames J. Filliben, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Adriana Hornikova, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Frederick R. Byers, National Institute of Standards and Technology
17: Parametric Distance Estimators versus Maximum Likelihood Estimators in Estimating Quantiles with Misclassified DataElliott Nebenzahl, California State University, East Bay; Dean Fearn, California State University, East Bay
18: A Hyperbolastic Model for Survival DataZoran Bursac, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Mohammad Tabatabai, Cameron University; David K. Williams, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Karan P. Singh, University of North Texas Health Science Center
19: Survival Analysis on Recurrent Event Data: an Application to Alcoholism StudyJian Han, Bristol-Myers Squibb Company
20: Exact Test for an Epidemic Change in a Sequence of Exponentially Distributed Random VariablesPing Shing Chan, The Chinese University of Hong Kong; Kim Fung Lai, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
Poster Topic: Semiparametric and nonparametric methods:
21: Locally Efficient Estimators for Semiparametric Models with Measurement ErrorYanyuan Ma, Texas A&M University; Raymond J. Carroll, Texas A&M University
22: A Graphical Method for Testing the Equality of Regression CurvesKee-Hoon Kang, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies; Cheolwoo Park, University of Georgia
23: A Permutation Test for Compound SymmetryTracy Morris, Oklahoma State University; Mark Payton, Oklahoma State University
 
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76 Sun, 8/6/06, 8:00 PM - 9:50 PM CC-Level 6 East Lobby
Contributed Poster Session with Opening Mixer: a Look at the Richness of Statistical Interests - Contributed - Posters
ENAR, Section on Statistical Computing, Section on Statistics in Epidemiology, Biometrics Section, Biopharmaceutical Section, Business and Economics Statistics Section, General Methodology, Section on Government Statistics, Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, Social Statistics Section, Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Statistical Education, Section on Statistics and the Environment
Organizer(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Chair(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Poster Topic: Bayesian statistics, hierarchical models:
01: A Bayesian Approach to Semicontinuous Longitudinal DataBing Han, The Pennsylvania State University; Wei Huang, Temple University
Poster Topic: Biometrics, biostatistics, epidemiology:
02: Survival Instantaneous Log-Odds Ratio from Empirical FunctionsJungAh Jung, Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation; J. Wanzer Drane, University of South Carolina
03: LTAS.NET: a NIOSH Life Table Analysis System for the Windows EnvironmentMary Schubauer-Berigan, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; William R. Raudabaugh, Constella, Inc.; Avima Ruder, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Misty Hein, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Sharon R. Silver, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Patricia Laber, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Kathleen Waters, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Jinghui Liu, Westat; ; Kyle Steenland, Emory University
05: Epidemiology of Herpes Zoster (Shingles)Peter Wollan, Olmsted Medical Center; Patricia Saddier, Merck Research Laboratories; Lina Sy, Merck Research Laboratories; Barbara P. Yawn, Olmsted Medical Center
Poster Topic: Business, financial, marketing statistics:
06: What We Know about Unsuccessful and Successful High-Risk R&D Projects and What We Can Learn from ThemStephanie Shipp, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Poster Topic: Clinical trials, drug discovery:
07: Data Simulation Methodologies for Determining Sample Size Requirements To Test Gene-Drug Interactions in Genetically Pre-Screened PopulationsKimberly Lowe, University of Arizona College of Public Health; James Ranger-Moore, University of Arizona College of Public Health; Patricia Thompson, Arizona Cancer Center
Poster Topic: Computational statistics, numerical methods:
08: Wavelet-Based Functional Mixed Model Data Analysis: Computational ConsiderationsRichard Herrick, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center; Jeffrey S. Morris, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center
Poster Topic: Engineering and physical sciences, chemometrics:
09: Hierarchical Bayesian Calibration of Untested DevicesReid Landes, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Poster Topic: Environmetrics, ecology, agriculture, wildlife management:
10: Strip Transect Sampling To Estimate Object Abundance in Homogeneous and Nonhomogeneous Poisson Fields: a Simulation Study of the Effects of Transect Width and NumberTimothy C. Coburn, Abilene Christian University; Sean A. McKenna, Sandia National Laboratories; Hirotaka Saito, University of California, Riverside; Orlando T. Garcia, Sandia National Laboratories
Poster Topic: General:
11: The Impact of Computer Programming Languages on StatisticsMorteza Marzjarani, Saginaw Valley State University
Poster Topic: Genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology:
12: Analyzing a Metabolomics DatasetTeresa Norris
13: Inferring Quantitative Trait Loci Using a Bayesian Variable Selection Model and Markov Chain Monte Carlo Convergence DiagnosticsDaniel Shriner, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Nengjun Yi, The University of Alabama at Birmingham
14: Estimating p-Values in Small Microarray ExperimentsHyuna Yang, The Jackson Lab; Gary Churchill, The Jackson Lab
15: Multivariate Simulation of Gene Expression DataRudolph Parrish, University of Louisville; Horace J. Spencer, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Poster Topic: Government statistics:
16: Treating Breaks in Time Series in the Current Employment Statistics State and Area Program James White, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Kenneth Shipp, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Poster Topic: Linear models, GLMs, parametric methods:
17: On the Likelihood Ratio Test for the Numbers of Factors in Exploratory Factor AnalysisKentaro Hayashi, University of Hawaii at Manoa; Peter M. Bentler, University of California, Los Angeles; Ke-Hai Yuan, University of Notre Dame
Poster Topic: Longitudinal data, repeated measurements, cluster data:
18: GEE Models for Longitudinal Analysis of Long-Term Occupational Radiation Exposures in Russian Nuclear WorkersAdina Soaita, University of Pittsburgh; Ada O. Youk, University of Pittsburgh; Richard Day, University of Pittsburgh; Tamara Azizova, Southern Ural Biophysics Institute; Niel Wald, University of Pittsburgh; Mike Kuniak, University of Pittsburgh; David M. Slaughter, University of Utah; Carol K. Redmond, University of Pittsburgh
19: Antioxidant Use Predicts Transitions to Amnestic MCI and DementiaMarta Mendiondo, University of Kentucky; Richard J. Kryscio, University of Kentucky; Fred A. Schmitt, University of Kentucky
20: Structural Nested Mean Models for Assessing Time-Varying Effect Moderation: a Comparison of Two Estimation MethodsDaniel Almirall, University of Michigan
Poster Topic: Neuroscience, brain imaging:
21: Methods for Assessing Changes in the FMRI Visual Field Map after SurgeryRaymond G. Hoffmann, Medical College of Wisconsin; Paul Savarapian, Marquette University; Mary Jo Maciejewski, Medical College of Wisconsin; Edward A. DeYoe, Medical College of Wisconsin; Daniel Rowe, Medical College of Wisconsin
Poster Topic: Sampling and survey methodology:
22: Design-Based versus Model-Based Methods: a Comparative Study Using Longitudinal Survey DataSunita Ghosh, University of Saskatchewan; Punam Pahwa, University of Saskatchewan; Geert Molenberghs, Limburgs Universitair Centrum
23: Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models for Data from Complex Sampling DesignsPrabhu Bhagavatheeswaran, Southern Methodist University; Ian Harris, Southern Methodist University
Poster Topic: Social and behavioral science:
24: Mediation Analysis with Multilevel DataJungwha Lee, Institute for Health Research and Policy; Eisuke Segawa, Institute for Health Research and Policy; Sue Curry, University of Illinois at Chicago
Poster Topic: Spatial statistics, time series, spatio-temporal modeling:
25: The Application of the Kalman Filter to Nonstationary Time Series through Time DeformationZhu Wang, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center; Henry L. Gray, Southern Methodist University; Wayne A. Woodward, Southern Methodist University
Poster Topic: Teaching, training, consulting:
26: Is It Normal? A Simulation Study of Properties of Some Normality TestsDaniel M. Sultana, California State University, East Bay; Charlyn J. Suarez, California State University, East Bay; Bruce E. Trumbo, California State University, East Bay; Eric A. Suess, California State University, East Bay
27: Classroom Simulation: False Indications of Ouliers in Boxplots of Normal DataBruce E. Trumbo, California State University, East Bay; Eric A. Suess, California State University, East Bay; Jacob Colvin, California State University, East Bay
 
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102 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-607
Finite Population Correction Factors - Topic Contributed - Panel
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Gary Shapiro, Westat
Chair(s): Gary Shapiro, Westat
     Abstract: Finite Population Correction Factors
     Panelists: Wayne Fuller, Iowa State University
Keith Rust, Westat/University of Maryland
Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Barry I. Graubard, National Cancer Institute
S. Lynne Stokes, Southern Methodist University
     10:15 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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106 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-604
Sample Survey Quality II - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Rachel Harter, National Opinion Research Center
     8:35 AM   Analysis of Inconsistency in Coverage Estimates for Children in the 2000 CensusAndrew Keller, U.S. Census Bureau
     8:50 AM   Difficulties and Solutions for Surveying Refugees: Bosnian Refugees in St. LouisKevin McIntyre, Saint Louis University; Hisako Matsuo, Saint Louis University; Terry Tomazic, Saint Louis University
     9:05 AM   Residential Address Lists vs. Traditional Listing: Enumerating Households and Group QuartersSylvia Dohrmann, Westat; Daifeng Han, Westat; Leyla Mohadjer, Westat
     9:20 AM   Employment in Nonprofit Entities: Coverage, Bias, and Measurement Errors in QCEW and Public IRS Information, 1999--2003Martin David, Urban Institute
     9:35 AM   Use of Administrative Data To Explore Effect of Establishment Nonresponse Adjustment on the National Compensation Survey EstimatesChester Ponikowski, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Erin E. McNulty, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     9:50 AM   Does a Final Coverage Check Reduce Census Coverage Errors? Elizabeth Martin, U.S. Census Bureau; Don Dillman, Washington State University
     10:05 AM   Nonresponse Bias Analysis in the 2003 National Survey of Recent College GraduatesAref Dajani, U.S. Census Bureau; Jerry J. Maples, U.S. Census Bureau ; Ronald S. Fecso, National Science Foundation
 
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107 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-606
Unit Nonresponse in Surveys II - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Thanh Lê, Westat
     8:35 AM   Modeling the Relationship between Cell Phone Usage and RDD Contact EffortJoseph Sakshaug, University of Michigan
     8:50 AM   Web versus Email Data Collection: Experience in the Current Employment Statistics ProgramRichard Rosen, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Louis Harrell, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Antonio Gomes, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Jason Chute, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Hong Yu, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     9:05 AM   Effects of Incentives in the U.S. Consumer Expenditures Quarterly SurveyDavid McGrath, BAE Systems/BLS
     9:20 AM   Indirect Monetary Incentives with a Complex Agricultural Establishment SurveyDaniel Beckler, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Kathleen Ott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
     9:35 AM   A Study of Nonrespondents in the Canadian Vehicle SurveyMartin Beaulieu, Statistics Canada; Francois Gagnon, Statistics Canada
     9:50 AM   The Impact of Questionnaire Length on Economic Census Return Rates Diane K. Willimack, U.S. Census Bureau
     10:05 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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CE_17C Mon, 8/7/06, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM CC-309
Statistical Demography with Applications - Continuing Education - Course
The ASA, Social Statistics Section, Section on Government Statistics, Section on Survey Research Methods
Instructor(s): Bruce D. Spencer, Northwestern University, Juha M. Alho, University of Joensuu
The course will discuss central concepts of demography from the viewpoint of statistical theory. Topics covered will include data sources, classical mathematical demography and its relation to pension funding and aging, stochastic demographic forecasting and its applications, and census error and its effects. Technical details will be avoided, but material has been selected so heuristic arguments can be presented. Particular attention will be paid to variability in populations and demographic processes. The course will show how stochastic forecasts can be produced using simulation methods, and the mechanics will be illustrated using free software developed by the instructors. The course will demonstrate that the volatility of demographic processes is commonly underestimated. No prior knowledge of demography is required. Familiarity with basic statistical modeling is assumed. RECOMMENDED TEXTBOOK: Alho, J.M. and Spencer, B.D. (2005). Statistical Demography and Forecasting. Springer. ISBN: 0-387-22538-2.

Course attendees are expected to be familiar with the topic at the level of:
Applied Linear Regression by Sanford Weisberg, John Wiley & Sons OR
Analysis of Survival Data by D.R. Cox and David Oakes, Chapman & Hall/CRC Press OR
Sampling Techniques by William G. Cochran, John Wiley & Sons.

 
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133 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-602
Recent Advances in Small-Area Issues - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Karabi Sinha, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chair(s): Karabi Sinha, University of Illinois at Chicago
     10:35 AM   Small-Area Modeling for Survey Data with Smoothed Error Covariance Structure via Generalized Design EffectsRalph Folsom, RTI International; Avinash C. Singh, Statistics Canada; Akhil Vaish, RTI International
     10:55 AM   Hierarchical and Empirical Bayesian Analysis of Bivariate Binary Data: an Application to Small-Area EstimationAnanya Roy, University of Florida; Malay Ghosh, University of Florida
     11:15 AM   Robust Estimation of the Mean Square Error of an EBLUP of a Small-Area MeanShijie Chen, RTI International; Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland; Jon N. K. Rao, Carleton University
     11:35 AM   Small-Area Estimation Using Nonparametric RegressionTathagata Bandyopadhyay, Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad
     11:55 AM   Bayesian Estimation of the Percentiles of OverweightJai Choi, National Center for Health Statistics; Balgobin Nandram, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
     12:15 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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134 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-603
Meta-analysis in Survey Research: Analysis of Multiple Response Rates and Other Applications - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Hiroaki Minato, National Opinion Research Center
Chair(s): Hiroaki Minato, National Opinion Research Center
     10:35 AM   Differences in Survey Nonresponse Components over Time in Various DomainsBrad Edwards, Westat; David Cantor, Westat; Lisa Moses, Westat
     10:55 AM   Monitoring Survey Response Rates and Measuring Nonresponse Bias in a Federal Statistical Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics; Aparna Sundaram, AIR Federal Statistics Program
     11:15 AM   Sources of Variation in Response Rates to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemDavid W. Smith, The University of Texas School of Public Health
     11:35 AM   Meta-analysis in the Human SciencesMack Shelley, Iowa State University
     11:55 AM   Disc: Allan L. McCutcheon, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
     12:15 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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145 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-604
Survey-Based Estimation I - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Michael R. Elliott, University of Michigan
     10:35 AM   Estimating Dynamic Price IndexesAlan Dorfman, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Mary Kokoski, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     10:50 AM   Categorical Time Series Modeling Using Data from the Current Population SurveyStephen Miller, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     11:05 AM   An Examination of Poststratification Techniques for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance SystemMichael P. Battaglia, Abt Associates Inc.; Martin R. Frankel, Abt Associates Inc.; Michael W. Link, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     11:20 AM   Power Analysis of the Rao-Scott First-Order Adjustment to the Pearson Test for HomogeneitySunyeong Heo, Changwon National University
     11:35 AM   Estimating Counterfactual Temporal TrendsAndrea Piesse, Westat; David R. Judkins, Westat
     11:50 AM   Testing the Robustness of HLM and SUDAANJiaquan Fan, Westat; David R. Judkins, Westat
     12:05 PM   Hierarchical Linear Modeling Using Complex Survey Data Based on the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS)Hyunshik Lee, Westat; Frank Jenkins, Westat; Sunyeong Heo, Changwon National University
 
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171 Mon, 8/7/06, 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM CC-4C-3
Section on Survey Research Methods Roundtables with Lunch (fee event) - Roundtable Lnch
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Steven G. Heeringa, University of Michigan
ML35: The Importance of Nonresponse for Survey DesignRoger Tourangeau, University of Maryland
ML36: CANCELLED - Optimization of Survey Procedures in the Presence of Limited Cost InformationJohn L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
 
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177 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-604
Variance Estimation in the Presence of Nonresponse and Outliers - Invited - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Ralf T. Münnich, University of Trier
Chair(s): Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
     2:05 PM   Estimation of the Total Variance of Survey Statistics under Unweighted ImputationSantanu Pramanik, University of Maryland; Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland
     2:30 PM   Adjusted Jackknife for Imputation under Unequal Probability Sampling without ReplacementYves G. Berger, The University of Reading; Jon N. K. Rao, Carleton University
     2:55 PM   Variance Estimation for Complex Surveys in the Presence of OutliersRalf T. Münnich, University of Trier; Beat Hulliger, Swiss Federal Statistical Office
     3:20 PM   Disc: Susanne Rässler, Institute for Employment Research
     3:40 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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191 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-601
Census Coverage Measurement - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Richard Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): William R. Bell, U.S. Census Bureau
     2:05 PM   2010 Census Coverage Measurement: Initial Results of Net Error Empirical Research Using Logistic RegressionRichard Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau; Thomas Mule, U.S. Census Bureau; Doug Olson, U.S. Census Bureau
     2:25 PM   2010 Census Coverage Measurement Research on Person Coverage Estimates by Housing Unit Enumeration StatusVincent Mule, U.S. Census Bureau
     2:45 PM   A Nonparametric Approach to Census Population Size EstimationSong X. Chen, Iowa State University; Chengyong Tang, Iowa State University; Jean D. Opsomer, Iowa State University; Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University
     3:05 PM   2010 Census Coverage Measurement: the Hunt for the Magic VariablesEric Schindler, U.S. Census Bureau
     3:25 PM   Framework for Census Coverage Error ComponentsMary Mulry, U.S. Census Bureau; Donna Kostanich, U.S. Census Bureau
     3:45 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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195 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-603
Sample Survey Design II - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Michael E. Jones, Westat
     2:05 PM   Properties and Modifications of a Probability Proportional to Size Sampling ProcedureLawrence R. Ernst, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     2:20 PM   Supplementing RDD Surveys with Web-Based Survey DataKarol Krotki, RTI International
     2:35 PM   Comparison of Mixed-Mode and Address Frame Designs to Random Digit Dialing for General Population SurveysMichael W. Link, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Michael P. Battaglia, Abt Associates Inc.; Martin R. Frankel, Abt Associates Inc.; Larry Osborn, Abt Associates Inc.
     2:50 PM   Probability Sample Designs that Impose Superpopulation Models on Survey DataStephen Woodruff
     3:05 PM   A Review of the Sample Design for the 2001, 2003, and 2005 California Health Interview SurveyIsmael Flores Cervantes, Westat; Michael E. Jones, Westat; Laura Alvarez-Rojas, Westat; J. Michael Brick, Westat; John H. Kurata, University of California, Los Angeles; David Grant, University of California, Los Angeles
     3:20 PM   Comparing Alternate Designs for a Multidomain Cluster SamplePedro Saavedra, ORC Macro; Mareena McKinley Wright, ORC Macro; Joseph P. Riley, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
     3:35 PM   The Impact of Unequal Minority Distribution across Schools on PPS Oversampling Methods William Robb, ORC Macro; Joshua Brown, ORC Macro; James Ross, ORC Macro; Ronaldo Iachan, ORC Macro
 
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196 Applied Session Mon, 8/7/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-602
Nonresponse, Imputation, and Estimation - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Steven Pedlow, National Opinion Research Center
     2:05 PM   Multiple Imputation for Incomplete Multivariate Data under a Latent-Class Selection ModelHyekyung Jung, The Pennsylvania State University; Joseph L. Schafer, The Pennsylvania State University
     2:20 PM   Inferences on Missing Information and the Number of ImputationOfer Harel, University of Connecticut
     2:35 PM   Enhancements to the 2006 Canadian Census Edit and Imputation SystemWesley Benjamin, Statistics Canada
     2:50 PM   Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: the Search for the Best Imputation MethodologyPaula Weir, Energy Information Administration; Pedro Saavedra, ORC Macro
     3:05 PM   Analyses of Measures of Respondent Burden at the National Agricultural Statistics ServiceFatu Wesley, U.S. Department of Agriculture
     3:20 PM   Multiple Imputation for Response Biases in NLAAS Due to Survey InstrumentsJingchen Liu, Harvard University; Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University; Chihnan Chen, Boston University; Margarita Alegria, Cambridge Health Alliance
     3:35 PM   Multiple Imputation Strategy for Alameda County StudyIrina Bondarenko, University of Michigan; Trivellore E. Raghunathan, University of Michigan
 
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210 Mon, 8/7/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-Level 6 East Lobby
Contributed Posters - Contributed - Posters
Business and Economics Statistics Section, Section on Statistical Education, Biopharmaceutical Section, Section on Statistics in Epidemiology, Section on Bayesian Statistical Science, Section on Teaching Statistics in the Health Sciences, Section on Health Policy Statistics, Social Statistics Section, WNAR, Section on Statistical Consulting, Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Statistics and Marketing
Organizer(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Chair(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Poster Topic: Business, financial, marketing statistics:
04: Model Identification and Forecasting of Stationary Models with GARCH(P,Q) ErrorsMelody Ghahramani, University of Manitoba
05: The Magnet Effect of Price Limits: Evidence from Transactions DataPing-Hung Hsieh, Oregon State University; Yong H. Kim, University of Cincinnati; J. Jimmy Yang, Oregon State University
06: Robust Granger Causality Tests in the VARX FrameworkAlex Maynard, University of Toronto; Dietmar Bauer, Arsenal Research
07: Uplift Modeling in Direct MarketingQizhi Wei, Epsilon; John Lin, Epsilon
Poster Topic: General:
08: How Bad Could Your Data Be? Variance MaximizationJeffrey Stuart, Pacific Lutheran University
09: Characterizations of Factor Analytic Covariance StructureTimothy Costigan, Eli Lilly and Company
Poster Topic: Health policy, public health:
10: Assessment of Small-Area Estimates from a Complex Survey Cancer Surveillance ProjectVan Parsons, National Center for Health Statistics; Nathaniel Schenker, National Center for Health Statistics; Trivellore E. Raghunathan, University of Michigan; Dawei Xie, University of Pennsylvania; William Davis, National Cancer Institute
11: Methodology for Estimating Age of Onset of Overweight Using Self-Reported Historical Height and Weight DataHenry Xia, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Virginia Freid, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Patricia Pastor, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Poster Topic: Social and behavioral science:
12: A Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Substance Abuse in the United StatesMonique Owens, SUMSRI at Miami University; Joshua Svenson, SUMSRI at Miami University
13: Adaptive Poisson Modeling of Medication Adherence in HIV-Positive Methadone PatientsKevin Delucchi, University of California, San Francisco; George Knafl, Oregon Health & Science University; Nancy Haug, University of California, San Francisco; James Sorensen, University of California, San Francisco
15: University Graduate MentoringTerry Tomazic, Saint Louis University; Michael Donovan, Saint Louis University; John Hicks, Saint Louis University; Eric Watterson, Saint Louis University; Barry Katz, Saint Louis University
16: Gender Differences and Factors Affecting the Interface Performance LevelDennis Kira, Concordia University; Fassil Nebebe, Concordia University; Raafat G. Saade, Concordia University
Poster Topic: Teaching, training, consulting:
17: Statistical Analysis of Aphid Data: a Case Study for AP StatisticsJames Matis, Texas A&M University; Thomas Kiffe, Texas A&M University; Timothy Matis, Texas Tech University; Douglass Stevenson, Texas A&M University
18: Favorite Datasets from Early Phases of Drug Research: Part 6Thomas E. Bradstreet, Merck Research Laboratories; Thomas H. Short, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
19: Statistics Jeopardy!®Neal Rogness, Grand Valley State University; Adam Weimer, The Ohio State University
20: Expectations for Statistical Literacy: a Comparison among Psychology, Business, and Public Health ProfessionsS. David Kriska, Restat Systems; Mark C. Fulcomer, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey; Marcia M. Sass, University of Medicine & Dentistry of New Jersey
22: Introducing Data Quality in the ClassroomMark C. Fulcomer, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey
23: A Menu System for Stats/List on the TI Voyage 200John Turner, U.S. Naval Academy
24: Program Assessment in Statistics at the Master's LevelJulia Norton, California State University, East Bay; Lynn Eudey, California State University, East Bay
25: Discussing Factor Analysis in a 50-Minute Class PeriodJ. Burdeane Orris, Butler University; Bruce Bowerman, Miami University of Ohio
26: Strategies for Making Your Curriculum Vita Numerical and Graphical for Promotion, Tenure, and Career AwardsCharlie Goldsmith, McMaster University
27: Development of an Introductory Biostatistics Course for Graduate Students in Biomedical SciencesJohn Rutledge, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Kylie Bryant, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Kathy Zhou, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Yolanda Barron, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Anita Mesi, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Heejung Bang, Cornell University; Eduardo Martinez-Ceballos, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Lorraine Gudas, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Selina Chen-Kiang, Weill Medical College of Cornell University; Madhu Mazumdar, Weill Medical College of Cornell University
 
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Mon, 8/7/06, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM H-Cayuse
Section on Survey Research Methods Executive Committee Meeting (closed)
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Roger Tourangeau, University of Maryland
 
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230 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-206
Client-Oriented Perspectives on Small-Area Estimation - Invited - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences
Organizer(s): Avinash C. Singh, Statistics Canada
Chair(s): Graham Kalton, Westat
     8:35 AM   Characterization of Cost Structures, Perceived Value, and Optimization Issues in Small-Domain EstimationJohn L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     9:00 AM   A Small-Area Estimation Approach in Reducing Survey CostsPartha Lahiri, University of Maryland; Paul D. Williams, National Center for Health Statistics
     9:25 AM   Some Problems and Possible Solutions in Developing a Small-Area Estimation Product for ClientsAvinash C. Singh, Statistics Canada
     9:50 AM   Disc: Jon N. K. Rao, Carleton University
     10:10 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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233 Theme Session Tue, 8/8/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-210
New Methods for Testing Sensitive Questions Using the National Health Interview Survey - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Peter Meyer, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair(s): Julie Trépanier, Statistics Canada
     8:35 AM   Developing New Methods and Questions for Improving Response and Measurement on Sensitive Questions on the National Health Interview SurveyPeter Meyer, National Center for Health Statistics; James Dahlhamer, National Center for Health Statistics; John Pleis, National Center for Health Statistics
     8:55 AM   Sampling and Oversampling in the National Health Interview SurveyChris Moriarity, National Center for Health Statistics
     9:15 AM   Unfolding the Answers? Income Brackets and Income Nonresponse in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)John Pleis, National Center for Health Statistics
     9:35 AM   Questions People Don't Like To Answer: Wealth and Social Security NumbersJames Dahlhamer, National Center for Health Statistics; Peter Meyer, National Center for Health Statistics; John Pleis, National Center for Health Statistics
     9:55 AM   Disc: James Chromy, RTI International
     10:15 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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252 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-201
Survey-Based Variance Estimation I - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Keith Rust, Westat/University of Maryland
     8:35 AM   Confidence Intervals for Quantile Estimation from Complex Survey DataBabubhai V. Shah, SAFAL Institute Inc.; Akhil Vaish, RTI International
     8:50 AM   Estimating Prevalence When a Subset of the Sample Requires Further EvaluationDavid C. Hoaglin, Abt Associates Inc.; K. P. Srinath, Abt Associates Inc.
     9:05 AM   Variance Estimation for Ordered CategoriesSteven Pedlow, National Opinion Research Center; Yongyi Wang, National Opinion Research Center; Kirk Wolter, National Opinion Research Center
     9:20 AM   Variance Estimation in a Survey for Iowa's State Board of EducationMichael D. Larsen, Iowa State University; Lu Lu, Iowa State University
     9:35 AM   Variance Estimation in Complex Survey Sampling for Generalized Linear ModelsSundar Natarajan, New York University Medical Center; Stuart Lipsitz, Brigham and Women's Hospital; Garrett Fitzmaurice, Harvard University; Charity G. Moore, University of South Carolina
     9:50 AM   Variance Estimation of the Survey-Weighted Kappa Measure of AgreementMoshe Feder, RTI International
     10:05 AM   Improved Confidence Intervals for the Bernoulli ParameterWheyming Tina Song, National Tsing Hua University; Chia-Jung Chang, National Tsing Hua University
 
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253 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-203
Survey-Based Estimation II - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Elizabeth R. Zell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     8:35 AM   Methods for Birth Cohort Analysis for the National Immunization SurveyPhil Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Kirk Wolter, National Opinion Research Center; James Singleton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     8:50 AM   Estimation of Regression Coefficients with Unequal Probability SamplesYu Wu, Iowa State University; Wayne Fuller, Iowa State University
     9:05 AM   Indirect Sampling and the Problem of Identification of LinksPierre Lavallée, Statistics Canada; Xiaojian Xu, University of Alberta
     9:20 AM   A Comparison between Ratio Estimation and Post-StratificationChang-Tai Chao, National Cheng Kung University; Tzu-Ching Chiang, National Cheng Kung University
     9:35 AM   Using Income as an Auxiliary Variable To Improve the Design of Household Expenditure SurveysCharles Mitchell, Statistics Canada; Christian Nadeau, Statistics Canada
     9:50 AM   Model Averaging in Survey EstimationXiaoxi Li, Iowa State University; Jean D. Opsomer, Iowa State University
     10:05 AM   Integrating Person and Housing Unit Weighting for the Current Population SurveyAndrew Zbikowski, U.S. Census Bureau; Phawn Letourneau, U.S. Census Bureau
 
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273 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-201
The Transition from the Long Form to the American Community Survey: Findings from The National Academies Panel - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Michael L. Cohen, Committee on National Statistics
Chair(s): Michael L. Cohen, Committee on National Statistics
     10:35 AM   Functionality and Usability of Information from the American Community SurveyConnie Citro, Committee on National Statistics; Graham Kalton, Westat; Michael L. Cohen, Committee on National Statistics
     10:55 AM   The ACS and the Data User CommunityJoseph Salvo, New York City Department of City Planning; Nancy Dunton, The University of Kansas Medical Center; Charles Purvis, Oakland Metro Transportation Commission
     11:15 AM   Methodological Issues in the ACSGraham Kalton, Westat; Tim Holt, Retired; Sharon Lohr, Arizona State University; Hal Stern, University of California, Irvine
     11:35 AM   Disc: Jay Waite, U.S. Census Bureau
     11:55 AM   Disc: Allen Schirm, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     12:15 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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278 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-203
Sample Survey Quality III - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): David Dolson, Statistics Canada
     10:35 AM   An Evaluation of Methods To Compensate for Noncoverage of Phoneless Households Using Information on Interruptions in Telephone Service and Presence of Wireless PhonesMeena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics; Sadeq Chowdhury, National Opinion Research Center; Kirk Wolter, National Opinion Research Center; Karen Wooten, National Immunization Program; Stephen Blumberg, National Center for Health Statistics
     10:50 AM   Using Record Linkage Techniques To Improve Online Genealogical Research with Census RecordsJohn Lawson, Brigham Young University
     11:05 AM   Integrating Culture Industries into Canada's National Economic Surveys Program Mary March, Statistics Canada; Paddison Wong, Statistics Canada
     11:20 AM   The Internet Response Method: Impact on the Canadian Census of Population DataLaurent Roy, Statistics Canada
     11:35 AM   Good Item or Bad: Can Latent Class Analysis Tell? Examining the Effectiveness of the Latent Class Analysis Approach to Item EvaluationFrauke Kreuter, University of Maryland; Roger Tourangeau, University of Maryland; Ting Yan, Institute for Social Research
     11:50 AM   Population Coverage in the National Survey on Drug Use and HealthSusan R. Hunter, RTI International; Katherine B. Morton, RTI International; James Chromy, RTI International; Peilan C. Martin, RTI International
     12:05 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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279 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-204
Survey-Based Estimation III - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Bryan Sayer, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
     10:35 AM   New Cell Collapsing Strategies Based on Collapsing Adjustment FactorJay J. Kim, National Center for Health Statistics; Richard Valliant, University of Michigan; Wenxing Zha, National Institutes of Health
     10:50 AM   Stratification for Radio Listening EstimationRichard Griffiths, Arbitron Inc.
     11:05 AM   Calculating Effect Sizes Using Survey DataJun Liu, Research Triangle Institute
     11:20 AM   Estimation for Two-Phase Panel SurveysJason Legg, Iowa State University; Wayne Fuller, Iowa State University; Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University
     11:35 AM   Evaluation of Collapsing Criteria in Sample Weighting Linda Tompkins, National Center for Health Statistics; Jay J. Kim, National Center for Health Statistics; Wenxing Zha, National Institutes of Health
     11:50 AM   A Pseudo-Empirical Likelihood Approach for Stratified Samples with NonresponseFang Fang, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Quan Hong, Eli Lilly and Company; Jun Shao, University of Wisconsin-Madison
     12:05 PM   Estimation Methods To Produce Preliminary Statistics in an Employment SurveyAnders Holmberg, Statistics Sweden; Natalie Jansson, Statistics Sweden; Martin Odencrants, Statistics Sweden
 
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293 Tue, 8/8/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-Level 6 East Lobby
Contributed Posters - Contributed - Posters
General Methodology, WNAR, Biometrics Section, Biopharmaceutical Section, Section on Statistics and the Environment, Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Chair(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Poster Topic: Genetics, bioinformatics, computational biology:
01: Sample Size and Power Calculations in Case-Control Designs for Detecting Gene-Environment Interaction in the Presence of Environmental CorrelationAmy Murphy, Harvard School of Public Health; Peter Kraft, Harvard University
02: Examining the Multiple Dye-Swap Design for Efficient and Effective Microarray StudiesTheresa Kim, University of Washington
03: Using the Maximum Cross-Correlation Statistic To Find Significant Voxel-Wise Activations in fMRI ExperimentsKinfemichael Gedif, Southern Methodist University; Richard F. Gunst, Southern Methodist University; Qihua Lin, Southern Methodist University; William R. Schucany, Southern Methodist University
04: Predict Gene Expression Using Logistic RegressionLei Guo, Harvard University; Yuan Yuan, Harvard University; Lei Shen, GlaxoSmithKline; Jun Liu, Harvard University
05: A Nonparametric Method of Background Correction for Microarray Data AnalysisZhongxue Chen, Southern Methodist University; Monnie McGee, Southern Methodist University; Richard Scheuermann, The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
06: A Case Study for Finding Condition-Specific cis-Regulatory Motifs and Modules in the Mouse GenomeDongseok Choi, Oregon Health & Science University; Yuan Fang, Oregon Health & Science University; William Mathers, Oregon Health & Science University
07: Identifying Responder Cells in High-Content ImagingShuguang Huang, Eli Lilly and Company; Adeline Yeo, Eli Lilly and Company
08: Simulation Study Investigating Nonrandom Recombination Events on Single Point LOD ScoresDerek Blankenship, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
09: A Method for Computing the Overall Statistical Significance of a Treatment Effect among a Group of GenesTaewon Lee, National Center for Toxicological Research; Robert Delongchamp, National Center for Toxicological Research; Cruz Velasco, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center
11: Near-Infrared (NIR) Spectroscopy Coupled with Molecular Marker Data as a Tool for Gene DiscoveryMervyn Marasinghe, Iowa State University; Paul Scott, Iowa State University/USDA-ARS
Poster Topic: Sampling and survey methodology:
12: A Matrix Approach for Comparing Estimates of a Population Total under a Many-to-Many Frame StructureMartin Levy, University of Cincinnati; ZhiYuan Dong, University of Cincinnati
13: Comparison of Alternatives for Controlling Group Quarters Person Estimates in the American Community SurveyLynn Weidman, U.S. Census Bureau; Michael Ikeda, U.S. Census Bureau; Julie Tsay, U.S. Census Bureau
14: American Community Survey (ACS) Variance Reduction of Small Areas via Coverage Adjustment Using an Administrative Records MatchDonald Malec, U.S. Census Bureau; Elizabeth Huang, U.S. Census Bureau; Jerry J. Maples, U.S. Census Bureau ; Lynn Weidman, U.S. Census Bureau
15: A Comparison of Strategies for Reducing Item Nonresponse in a Web SurveyJeffrey Kerwin, Westat; Kerry Levin, Westat; Andrew Wang, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Stephen Campbell, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Stephanie Shipp, National Institute of Standards and Technology
16: Estimating Variance of Double Sampling Using Jackknife and Bootstrap MethodsJing Wang, Sam Houston State University; Ferry Butar Butar, Sam Houston State University
 
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306 Tue, 8/8/06, 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM CC-4C-3
Section on Survey Research Methods Roundtables with Lunch (fee event) - Roundtable Lnch
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Steven G. Heeringa, University of Michigan
TL35: CANCELLED - Sharing Frame Information To Improve Coverage and Reduce Cost and Duplication of EffortPaula Weir, Energy Information Administration
TL36: Bayesian Inference for Complex Sample SurveysRoderick J. Little, University of Michigan
 
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316 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-203
Multilevel Modeling of Complex Survey Data - Invited - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Health Policy Statistics
Organizer(s): Milorad Kovacevic, Statistics Canada
Chair(s): David Binder, Statistical Society of Canada
     2:05 PM   Multilevel Modeling with Multistage Survey SamplesTihomir Asparouhov, Muthén & Muthén; Bengt Muthen, University of California, Los Angeles
     2:30 PM   Adjusting for Unequal Selection Probability in Multilevel Models: a Comparison of Software PackagesKim Chantala, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; C. M. Suchindran, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
     2:55 PM   Bootstrapping for Variance Estimation in Multilevel Models Fitted to Survey DataMilorad Kovacevic, Statistics Canada; Rong Huang, Statistics Canada; Yong You, Statistics Canada
     3:20 PM   Disc: Michael Sverchkov, Bureau of Labor Statistics/BAE Systems IT
     3:40 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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323 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-205
Quality Initiatives in Establishment Surveys - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Shawna Waugh, Energy Information Administration
Chair(s): Nicolas Hengartner, Los Alamos National Laboratory
     2:05 PM   A Methodology for Evaluating Sufficiency of Survey FramesHoward Bradsher-Fredrick, Energy Information Administration
     2:25 PM   An Evaluation of the 2002 MECS Measure of SizeWilliam Gifford, Energy Information Administration
     2:45 PM   Quality Issues in a Regulatory Data Collection SystemAlan K. Jeeves, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
     3:05 PM   Disc: Eugene Burns, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
     3:25 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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329 Applied Session Tue, 8/8/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-204
Mode Considerations - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University
     2:05 PM   Color, Labels, and Interpretive Heuristics for Response Scales Roger Tourangeau, University of Maryland; Mick Couper, University of Michigan; Frederick G. Conrad, Institute for Social Research
     2:20 PM   Efficient Multimode Data CollectionDavid Dolson, Statistics Canada
     2:35 PM   Improved Evaluation of the Quantitative Survey Response VariancePatrick Flanagan, U.S. Census Bureau
     2:50 PM   Comparing Performance and Self-Reported Data on Ease of Use of SurveysChristine Rho, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     3:05 PM   Estimation of Measurement Error and Identification of Causes in the Absence of Validation DataAndy Peytchev, University of Michigan
     3:20 PM   An Alternative Estimator for Multi-Frame Sample DesignsCharles D. Palit, University of Wisconsin
     3:35 PM   Is There a Homogeneity in Value Orientations within European Societies?Peter P. Mohler, ZUMA
 
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345 Tue, 8/8/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-Level 6 East Lobby
Contributed Posters - Contributed - Posters
Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section on Statistics in Epidemiology, Section on Statistics and the Environment, Biopharmaceutical Section, Section on Quality and Productivity, Business and Economics Statistics Section, Section on Statistical Computing, IMS, Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Chair(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Poster Topic: Engineering and physical sciences, chemometrics:
01: A Monte Carlo Method To Simulate the Stochastic Behavior of a Field of ForcesElizabeth Martinez Gomez, National Autonomous University of Mexico; Hector A. Perez de Tejada Jaime, National Autonomous University of Mexico ; Hector J. Durand Manterola, National Autonomous University of Mexico
02: Examples of Estimating Confidence Intervals for the Arithmetic Means of Lognormally Distributed Data from Mixed or Random Effects Linear ModelsStanley Shulman, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Poster Topic: Environmetrics, ecology, agriculture, wildlife management:
04: A Study of the Type I and Type II Error Rates of Tests for Species Diversity Based on Shannon and Simpson's Indexes of DiversityLewis VanBrackle, Kennesaw State University; Kristina Corts, Kennesaw State University
05: Projecting the Risk of Future Climate ShiftsLuis Cid, Universidad de Concepción; David B. Enfield, National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration
Poster Topic: Experimental design:
06: Equivalence of Fractional Factorial DesignsTena Katsaounis, The Ohio State University; Angela Dean, The Ohio State University
07: The Oklahoma Oral Health Needs Assessment: Comparison of Sampling Methods Using Monte Carlo SimulationsEmily Leary, The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
08: Design of Experiments for Parameter Estimation in Compartmental ModelsMichael DeVasher, The University of Alabama; J. Michael Hardin, The University of Alabama
Poster Topic: QC, operation research, risk assessment:
09: Validation of the K-Statistic for Accelerometer Data QualityJames Slaven, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Michael Andrew, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; John Violanti, SUNY University at Buffalo; Cecil Burchfiel, National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health; Bryan Vila, Washington State University
10: The Relationship between the T-Square Statistics of a Phase I and Phase II OperationJohn Young, McNeese State University; Robert L. Mason, Southwest Research Institute; Youn-Min Chou, The University of Texas at San Antonio
11: Number of Replications Required in Control Chart Monte Carlo Simulation StudiesJay Schaffer, University of Northern Colorado; Myoung-Jin Kim, University of Northern Colorado
12: Is Average Run Length a Good Measure of Performance?Jay Schaffer, University of Northern Colorado; Chad Eshelman, University of Northern Colorado
Poster Topic: Spatial statistics, time series, spatio-temporal modeling:
13: A MATLAB Software Implementation for Time-Series Analysis by State-Space MethodsJyh-Ying Peng, Academia Sinica; John Aston, Academia Sinica
14: An Interpolated Periodogram-Based Metric for Comparison of Time Series with Unequal LengthsJorge Caiado, CEMAPRE/ISEG and IPS; Nuno Crato, CEMAPRE/Technical University of Lisbon; Daniel Peña, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid
15: Recent Developments in Seasonal Adjustment Software at the U.S. Census BureauBrian C. Monsell, U.S. Census Bureau
19: Data Augmentation within a Conditionally Specified Gaussian Spatial ModelBrooke Fridley, Mayo Clinic College of Medicine; Philip Dixon, Iowa State University
20: Spatio-Temporal Precipitation Modeling Based on a Hidden Random FieldOleg Makhnin, New Mexico Tech
21: Real-Time Multivariate Analysis Onboard a Wi-Fi--Controlled VehicleJason Minter, Sam Houston State University; Cecil Hallum, Sam Houston State University
 
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Tue, 8/8/06, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM CC-609
Section on Survey Research Methods Business Meeting
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Roger Tourangeau, University of Maryland
 
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359 Applied Session Wed, 8/9/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-602
Rare Trait Inference - Invited - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Myron J. Katzoff, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair(s): Myron J. Katzoff, National Center for Health Statistics
     8:35 AM   Network Sampling: a Potential Tool for Survey Estimates about Rare PopulationsIris M. Shimizu, National Center for Health Statistics; Monroe G. Sirken, National Center for Health Statistics
     9:00 AM   Design and Likelihood-Based Inference for Sample Surveys on Rare TraitsSteve Thompson, Simon Fraser University
     9:25 AM   Testing Logistic Regression Coefficients with Clustered Data and Few Positive OutcomesSally Hunsberger, National Cancer Institute; Barry I. Graubard, National Cancer Institute; Edward Korn, National Cancer Institute
     9:50 AM   Analytic Issues for Rare Events in the NHANES SurveyLester R. Curtin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     10:15 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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373 Applied Session Theme Session Wed, 8/9/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-603
Medical Expenditures: Data Collection, Estimation, and Evaluations - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Health Policy Statistics, Biometrics Section, ENAR
Organizer(s): Trena Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chair(s): Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
     8:35 AM   Evaluation of the Completeness of Household Reports of Medical Expenditures for Visits to Physician OfficesSteven R. Machlin, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Diana Wobus, Westat; David Kashihara, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
     8:55 AM   Evaluation of the Accuracy of Household Reports of Medical Expenditures for Visits to Physician OfficesSteven R. Machlin, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; David Kashihara, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Diana Wobus, Westat
     9:15 AM   The Impact of Medical Expenditure Predictors in MEPS Nonresponse AdjustmentsLap-Ming Wun, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Trena Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; William Yu, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
     9:35 AM   Evaluation of Expenditure Estimates When Including a High-Expenditure Predictor in Nonresponse AdjustmentsLap-Ming Wun, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Trena Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; William Yu, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
     9:55 AM   Approximation of Skewed Health Care Expenditure Distribution Using a Mixture ModelWilliam Yu, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
     10:15 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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387 Applied Session Wed, 8/9/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-601
Sample Survey Quality IV - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Rita Petroni, U.S. Census Bureau
     8:35 AM   Longitudinal Evaluation of Point and Variance Estimates in an Establishment Survey after Ratio ImputationAdriana Perez, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
     8:50 AM   Experimental Design for the 2006 American Community Survey Content TestMark Asiala, U.S. Census Bureau; Alfredo Navarro, U.S. Census Bureau
     9:05 AM   A Comparison of Two Ratio Edit Methods for the Annual Survey of Government FinancesElizabeth Cornett, U.S. Census Bureau; Joanna F. McLaughlin, U.S. Census Bureau; Carma R. Hogue, U.S. Census Bureau; Stephen D. Owens, U.S. Census Bureau
     9:20 AM   Evaluation of the Detectability and Inferential Impact of Nonresponse Bias in Establishment SurveysRandall Powers, Bureau of Labor Statistics; John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     9:35 AM   A Coverage Profile of Area Frame Blocks on the United States Census Bureau's Master Address FileTimothy Kennel, U.S. Census Bureau
     9:50 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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390 Applied Session Wed, 8/9/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-605
Survey-Based Estimation IV - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Mansour Fahimi, RTI International
     8:35 AM   Effects of Uncontrolled Factors at the Collection Stage on the Canadian Nutrition SurveyFrançois Verret, Statistics Canada; Steven Thomas, Statistics Canada
     8:50 AM   Regression Diagnostics for Survey DataJianzhu Li, University of Maryland; Richard Valliant, University of Michigan
     9:05 AM   Design Effects in Randomized Experiments Based on Sample SurveysK. P. Srinath, Abt Associates Inc.
     9:20 AM   Using Census Data to Define Estimation Areas for the American Community Survey: a Case StudyJoseph Powers, U.S. Census Bureau; Alfredo Navarro, U.S. Census Bureau
     9:35 AM   Estimating Birth Counts for Small Geographical Domains Used for Control Totals in Raking AdjustmentAmang Sukasih, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Mary Edith Bozylinsky, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Barbara L. Carlson, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     9:50 AM   Iteration of Second-Stage and Composite Procedures in the Current Population SurveySamantha Cruz, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Edwin L. Robison, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Tamara S. Zimmerman, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     10:05 AM   Estimation and Reliability Issues of Health Estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for U.S. Counties Contiguous to the United States-Mexico BorderJoe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., National Center for Health Statistics; Machell Town, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Jay J. Kim, National Center for Health Statistics; Sam Notzon, National Center for Health Statistics; Juan R. Albertorio, National Center for Health Statistics
 
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406 Applied Session Theme Session Wed, 8/9/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-606
When Disaster Strikes: Responses from the Survey Community - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Statisticians in Defense and National Security
Organizer(s): Rachel Harter, National Opinion Research Center
Chair(s): David Banks, Duke University
     10:35 AM   Conducting Surveys When Disasters StrikeRachel Harter, National Opinion Research Center; Judith Petty, National Opinion Research Center; Jenny Kelly, National Opinion Research Center
     10:55 AM   On the Use of Survey Methods in Assessing Large-Scale Human Rights Violations in Conflict Zones: Lessons-Learned from Timor-Leste and Sierra LeoneRomesh Silva, Human Rights Data Analysis Group; Patrick Ball, Human Rights Data Analysis Group
     11:15 AM   Impact of Gulf Hurricanes on the National Immunization SurveyKirk Wolter, National Opinion Research Center; James Singleton, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     11:35 AM   Local Data Coordination and Dissemination in Post-Katrina New OrleansAllison Plyer, Greater New Orleans Nonprofit Knowledge Works
     11:55 AM   Disc: Alan R. Tupek, U.S. Census Bureau
     12:15 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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414 Applied Session Wed, 8/9/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-602
Unit Nonresponse in Surveys III - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Barbara L. Carlson, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     10:35 AM   A Comparison of a Model-Assisted Estimator and a Model-Based Estimator under Ignorable and Nonignorable NonresponseJill A. Dever, University of Maryland; Richard Valliant, University of Michigan
     10:50 AM   Modeling Nonresponse Adjustment FactorsHee-Choon Shin, National Opinion Research Center
     11:05 AM   Use of Propensity Scores To Estimate and Adjust Nonresponse Bias in Complex SurveysLeigh Harrod, Oregon State University; Virginia M. Lesser, Oregon State University
     11:20 AM   Are Refusal Conversions Different from Willing Respondents on Demographic, Cardiovascular, and Sensitve Items? National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999--2002Margaret Carroll, National Center for Health Statistics; Yinong Chong, National Center for Health Statistics
     11:35 AM   Response Process Models for Unit Nonresponse Adjustment Courtney Kies-Bokenkroger, Iowa State University; Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University
     11:50 AM   A Nonresponse Bias Analysis To Inform the Use of Incentives in Multistage Telephone SurveysBenjamin Skalland, National Opinion Research Center; Kirk Wolter, National Opinion Research Center; Hee-Choon Shin, National Opinion Research Center; Stephen Blumberg, National Center for Health Statistics
     12:05 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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415 Applied Session Wed, 8/9/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-603
Sample Survey Quality V - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Mary March, Statistics Canada
     10:35 AM   Efficiently Limiting Census Errors When Quality Control Parameters Range FreelyGlenn Wolfgang, U.S. Census Bureau
     10:50 AM   Precision of Compositional Data in a Stratified Two-Stage Cluster Sample: Comparison of the Swiss Earnings Structure Survey 2002 and 2004Monique Graf, Swiss Federal Statistical Office
     11:05 AM   Independent School Survey Coverage StudyDedrick Owens, U.S. Census Bureau
     11:20 AM   Cluster Analysis for Outlier Detection and Its Application in a Large-Scale SurveyJianqiang Wang, Iowa State University; Jean D. Opsomer, Iowa State University
     11:35 AM   Using Evaluations To Plan and Integrate Survey ProgramsShawna Waugh, Energy Information Administration
     11:50 AM   Modeling Nonsampling Errors in Agricultural SurveysJames Gentle, George Mason University; Charles R. Perry, National Agricultural Statistics Service; William Wigton, National Agricultural Statistics Service
     12:05 PM   Interviewer Burden and Its Effects on Data Quality in the Swedish Part of the European Social Survey (ESS)Lilli Japec, Statistics Sweden
 
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441 Wed, 8/9/06, 12:30 PM - 1:50 PM CC-4C-3
Section on Survey Research Methods Roundtables with Lunch (fee event) - Roundtable Lnch
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Steven G. Heeringa, University of Michigan
WL33: Survey Research and Its Role in Improving the Health and Lives of the World's PoorDavid J. Fitch, Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
WL34: CANCELLED - Cross-Cultural Issues in Survey ResearchPeter P. Mohler, ZUMA
 
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452 Wed, 8/9/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-612
Using Empirical Likelihood Methods in Survey Sampling - Invited - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Nonparametric Statistics
Organizer(s): Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Chair(s): Charles R. Perry, National Agricultural Statistics Service
     2:05 PM   Empirical Likelihood Inference from Sample Survey DataJon N. K. Rao, Carleton University; Changbao Wu, University of Waterloo
     2:30 PM   Variance Estimation for Empirical Likelihood Calibration Estimators in Unequal Probability SamplingJae-kwang Kim, Yonsei University
     2:55 PM   Empirical Likelihood Methods for Raking in Complex SurveysRandy R. Sitter, Simon Fraser University; Changbao Wu, University of Waterloo
     3:20 PM   Disc: Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
     3:40 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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462 Applied Session Theme Session Wed, 8/9/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-609
Reducing the Risk of Data Disclosure through Swapping and Other Masking Procedures - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Statisticians in Defense and National Security
Organizer(s): Thomas Krenzke, Westat
Chair(s): Leyla Mohadjer, Westat
     2:05 PM   Reducing the Risk of Data Disclosure through Area Masking: Limiting Biases in Variance EstimationInho Park, Westat; Sylvia Dohrmann, Westat; Jill Montaquila, Westat; Leyla Mohadjer, Westat; Lester R. Curtin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     2:25 PM   Disclosure Limitation in NAEP: a Probabilistic Approach to Swapping Sample SelectionDavid Freund, Educational Testing Service; Christina Tang, Educational Testing Service; Andreas Oranje, Educational Testing Service
     2:45 PM   Tactics for Reducing the Risk of Disclosure Using the NCES DataSwap SoftwareThomas Krenzke, Westat; Stephen E. Roey, Westat; Sylvia Dohrmann, Westat; Leyla Mohadjer, Westat; Wen-Chau Haung, Westat; Steve Kaufman, Retired; Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics
     3:05 PM   Combinations of SDC Methods for Numerical MicrodataAnna Oganian, National Institute of Statistical Sciences; Alan Karr, National Institute of Statistical Sciences
     3:25 PM   Disc: Jerome Reiter, Duke University
     3:45 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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464 Applied Session Wed, 8/9/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-616
Unit Nonresponse in Surveys IV - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Christopher Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
     2:05 PM   Evaluation of Using a Model-Assisted Sampling Paradigm versus a Traditional Sampling Paradigm in a Nationally Representative Establishment SurveyMarcus Berzofsky, RTI International; Brandon Welch, RTI International; Rick L. Williams, RTI International; Paul Biemer, RTI International
     2:20 PM   Using Telephone-Exchange Data To Adjust for Nonresponse: Application in an Establishment SurveyRonghua Lu, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Stephen R. Williams, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     2:35 PM   Nonresponse Adjustment Using Logistic Regression: To Weight or Not To Weight?Eric A. Grau, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Frank Potter, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Stephen R. Williams, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Nuria Diaz-Tena, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     2:50 PM   Response Rates and Response Patterns among New Enterprises: Results from the Kauffman Firm SurveyYuhong Zheng, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Frank Potter, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; David DesRoches, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Janice Ballou, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Zhanyun Zhao, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     3:05 PM   Estimation of Attrition Biases in SIPPEric Slud, U.S. Census Bureau; Leroy Bailey, U.S. Census Bureau
     3:20 PM   Subsampling Nonrespondents: Issues of Calculating Response RatesSonya Vartivarian, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Sameena Salvucci, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Daniel Kasprzyk, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     3:35 PM   Physician Survey Response Methods ResearchCatharine Burt, National Center for Health Statistics; David Woodwell, National Center for Health Statistics
 
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465 Applied Session Wed, 8/9/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-615
Survey-Based Variance Estimation II - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Yahia Ahmed, Internal Revenue Service
     2:05 PM   Study of Volatility and Smoothing of Estimated Variances in the Employment Cost Index ProgramMeghan S. O'Malley, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Daniell Toth, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Chester Ponikowski, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     2:20 PM   Estimation of Generalized Variance Functions for the 2003 Survey of Doctorate RecipientsMichael Yang, National Opinion Research Center; Yongyi Wang, National Opinion Research Center
     2:35 PM   Stability of Jackknife Variance Estimates for Prescription Count Estimates over Time IntervalsChristina Gaughan, IMS Health; Heather Zuleba, IMS Health; Chris Boardman, IMS Health; Kennon Copeland, IMS Health
     2:50 PM   To Replicate (a Weight Adjustment Procedure) or Not To Replicate? An Analysis of the Variance Estimation Effects of a Shortcut Procedure Using the Stratified JackknifeKatherine Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau; Wesley Yung, Statistics Canada
     3:05 PM   On Generalized Variance FunctionsDonsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Amang Sukasih, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Xiaojing Lin, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     3:20 PM   Generalized Variance Functions To Create Stable and Timely Variance Estimates for Prescription Count EstimatesKennon Copeland, IMS Health; Christina Gaughan, IMS Health; Chris Boardman, IMS Health
     3:35 PM   Standard Error Estimation for County-Level Radio ListeningMandy Webb, Arbitron Inc.; Richard Griffiths, Arbitron Inc.
 
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481 Wed, 8/9/06, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM CC-Level 6 East Lobby
Contributed Posters - Contributed - Posters
Section on Statistics in Epidemiology, General Methodology, Social Statistics Section, Section on Survey Research Methods, Biopharmaceutical Section, Section on Physical and Engineering Sciences, Section on Statistics and the Environment, Section on Statistics and Marketing, Section on Statistical Consulting, Biometrics Section, Section on Statistical Computing, Section on Statistics in Sports
Organizer(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Chair(s): Maura E. Stokes, SAS Institute, Inc.
Poster Topic: Archeology, anthropology, humanities:
01: A Multivariate Statistical Analysis of Female EmpowermentJanelle Jones, SUMSRI; Adrianne Demski, SUMSRI
Poster Topic: General:
02: Examination of Structure Coefficient Interpretation in Descriptive Discriminant Analysis: the Three-Group CaseMercedes Schneider, Ball State University
03: Computer Literacy of Adolescents in Grades 9 to 12: an Exploratory StudyMatthew Sink, Shoreline Christian High School; Christopher A. Sink, Seattle Pacific University
05: Quasi-Probability Distributions Based on the Lagrange ExpansionsShubiao Li, Central Michigan University; Carl Lee, Central Michigan University; Felix Famoye, Central Michigan University
06: Data Analysis of Virtual Cement MeasurementsAdriana Hornikova, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Charles Hagwood, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Hung-kung Liu, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Blaza Toman, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Nien Fan Zhang, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Edward J. Garboczi, National Institute of Standards and Technology; Jeffrey W. Bullard, National Institute of Standards and Technology
07: Analysis of Number of Components in Mixture ModelYan Wang, Southern Methodist University; S. Lynne Stokes, Southern Methodist University
08: The Impact of Erroneous Inclusion and Exclusion of Variables in Multivariate InferenceYoufeng Nie, Sam Houston State University; Cecil Hallum, Sam Houston State University
09: On Testing about a Construct Mean for Likert-Scale DataCherng Ding, National Chiao Tung University; Hsiu-Yu Lee, National Chiao Tung University
10: Caution When Using Covariate Adjustment in Mixed Effect ANOVAZhenxu Ma, Battelle; Paul Feder, Battelle
12: On the Use of Heywood Cases for Specification Testing in SEMStanislav Kolenikov, University of Missouri-Columbia; Kenneth A. Bollen, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Poster Topic: Linear models, GLMs, parametric methods:
13: S-PLUS and R Package for Least Angle RegressionTim C. Hesterberg, Insightful Corporation
14: Partially Repeated MeasurementsMitchell Watnik, California State University, East Bay; Erica Wong, California State University, East Bay; David Schlessinger, California State University, East Bay
15: Selecting the Best Confidence Interval for a Variance Ratio (or Heritability)Brent Burch, Northern Arizona University
16: Calculating Power for Generalized Linear Models Using the Wald TestJonathan Mahnken, The University of Kansas Medical Center
17: Confidence Interval Coverage for Four Effect Sizes for Predictor Variables in a Multiple Linear Regression Model Todd Bodner, Portland State University
Poster Topic: Longitudinal data, repeated measurements, cluster data:
18: Large-Cluster Asymptotics for GEE: Working Correlation ModelsHyoju Chung, University of Washington; Thomas Lumley, University of Washington
19: Free SAS/IML (r) Software for Computing Confidence Limits for Power in the Univariate and Multivariate Approaches to Repeated MeasuresJacqueline Johnson, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Matthew Gribbin, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Sola Park, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Keith E. Muller, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
20: Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Proportional Odds Model with GEE for Ordinal Categorical ResponsesJunxiang Luo, University of Cincinnati; Rakesh Shukla, University of Cincinnati; Qi Zhang, University of Cincinnati
21: Latent Class Growth Models: an ApplicationMaragatha Kuchibhatla, Duke University Medical Center; Gerda Fillenbaum, Duke University Medical Center
22: Model Selection for the Impact Evaluation of Energy Efficiency ProgramsKathryn Parlin, West Hill Energy and Computing, Inc.; Larry Haugh, University of Vermont
23: An Empirical Power Analysis of Hierarchical Multivariate Linear Model under Three Covariance Structures in Longitudinal Data Analysis Hua Fang, Ohio University; Gordon P. Brooks, Ohio University; Maria L. Rizzo, Ohio University; Robert S. Barcikowski, Ohio University
Poster Topic: Probability, mathematical statistics, stochastic processes:
24: A General Probability Distribution Using Bürmann Power SeriesPali Sen, University of North Florida; Richard F. Patterson, University of North Florida
25: A Modified Asymmetric Simes Procedure for Multiple Tests of SignificanceLi Deng, New England College of Optometry
Poster Topic: Simulation and Monte Carlo methods:
26: An Examination of the Utility of Bonferroni Adjustments for Tests of Regression CoefficientsJamis Perrett, University of Northern Colorado; Daniel Mundfrom, University of Northern Colorado; Jay Schaffer, University of Northern Colorado; Adam Piccone, University of Northern Colorado
Poster Topic: Sports, art, entertainment:
27: The Brave New Hockey World: a Statistical Assessment of NHL Rules ChangesParamjit Gill, The University of British Columbia
Poster Topic: Incomplete data analysis, imputation methods:
28: Statistical Approches To Analyze Censored Data with Multiple Detection LimitsWei Zhong, ICON Clinical Research; Linda Levin, University of Cincinnati; Paul Succop, University of Cincinnati; Rakesh Shukla, University of Cincinnati; Jeffrey Welge, University of Cincinnati
 
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489 Applied Session Thu, 8/10/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-2B
Bayesian Inference for Population Survey Data - Invited - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Bayesian Statistical Science
Organizer(s): Michael R. Elliott, University of Michigan
Chair(s): Steven G. Heeringa, University of Michigan
     8:35 AM   The Bayesian Approach to Inference for Finite Population SamplesRoderick J. Little, University of Michigan
     9:00 AM   Weight Trimming via Bayesian Variable Selection MethodsMichael R. Elliott, University of Michigan
     9:25 AM   Bayesian Approach for Combining Information from Multiple SurveysTrivellore E. Raghunathan, University of Michigan
     9:50 AM   Influence Functions and Robust Bayes EstimationMalay Ghosh, University of Florida; Tapabrata Maiti, Iowa State University; Ananya Roy, University of Florida
     10:15 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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498 Applied Session Theme Session Thu, 8/10/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-201
New Directions in Comparative and Cross-Cultural Survey Methods - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Organizer(s): Janet Harkness, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chair(s): Janet Harkness, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
     8:35 AM   Quality Assurance in Comparative StudiesLars Lyberg, Statistics Sweden
     8:55 AM   Harmonization by DesignBeth-Ellen Pennell, University of Michigan; Zeina Mneimneh, Univeristy of Michigan
     9:15 AM   The Effects of Acculturation on Survey Question Comprehension among Latino Respondents in the United StatesTimothy P. Johnson, University of Illinois at Chicago; Allyson L. Holbrook, University of Illinois at Chicago; Young I. Cho, University of Illinois at Chicago
     9:35 AM   Use of Interpreters in Telephone InterviewsLaura Branden, Westat
     9:55 AM   Cross-Cultural, Cross-National Questionnaire DesignSue Ellen Hansen, University of Michigan
     10:15 AM   Floor Discussion
 
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500 Applied Session Thu, 8/10/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-211
Imputation of Sample Surveys - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Benmei Liu, Westat
     8:35 AM   Fractional Imputation for Missing Values in Linear Regression Models Minhui Paik, Iowa State University; Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University; Shin-Soo Kang, Iowa State University
     8:50 AM   2010 Census Count Imputation: Research Results Using Spatial ModelingRobert D. Sands, U.S. Census Bureau
     9:05 AM   Bias-Reduced Multivariate Imputation: Use of the Locally Adjusted Predictive Mean Matching MethodMasato Okamoto, Statistical Research and Training Institute
     9:20 AM   Imputation of Economic Data Subject to Linear Restrictions Using a Sequential Regression ApproachCaren Tempelman, University of Groningen
     9:35 AM   Imputations via Triangular Regression-Based Hot Deck: Methods for Rapid Development of an Allocation Scheme and Preservation of the Covariance MatrixScott Susin, U.S. Census Bureau
     9:50 AM   Creating Imputation Classes Using Nonparametric Classification TreesDarryl Creel, RTI International; Stephen Black, RTI International; Karol Krotki, RTI International; Jeremy Porter, RTI International
     10:05 AM   2010 Census Count Imputation: Research Results for Alternative MethodsAndrew Kilmer, U.S. Census Bureau
 
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502 Applied Session Thu, 8/10/06, 8:30 AM - 10:20 AM CC-204
Survey-Based Estimation V - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
     8:35 AM   Weighting an Internet Panel Survey on Drug Use and AbuseHarpe Gordek, RTI International; Rick L. Williams, RTI International; Lanting Dai, RTI International
     8:50 AM   A New Method for Weighting Survey RespondentsFeiming Chen, Spectra Marketing Systems
     9:05 AM   Nonparametric Regression with Complex Survey DataTorsten Harms, Freie Universität Berlin; Pierre Duchesne, Université de Montréal
     9:20 AM   Combining Survey and Population Data in InferenceRaymond Chambers, University of Wollongong
     9:35 AM   Dual Frame Estimation in the National Survey of College GraduatesJohn Finamore, U.S. Census Bureau; David W. Hall, U.S. Census Bureau; Ronald S. Fecso, National Science Foundation
     9:50 AM   Use Sampling Weights in Hierarchical ModelingYue Jia, Southern Methodist University; S. Lynne Stokes, Southern Methodist University
     10:05 AM   Anomaly of Survey Weights for American Indians and Alaska Natives Sunghee Lee, University of California, Los Angeles; John H. Kurata, University of California, Los Angeles; Yan Xiong, University of California, Los Angeles
 
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533 Theme Session Thu, 8/10/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-2B
Record Linkage - Topic Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods, Section on Statisticians in Defense and National Security
Organizer(s): William E. Winkler, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Thomas Herzog, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
     10:35 AM   Automatically Estimating Record Linkage False Match RatesWilliam E. Winkler, U.S. Census Bureau; William E. Yancey, U.S. Census Bureau
     10:55 AM   Record Linkage and Automatic Maintenance ActivitiesHolly Smith, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Denise Abreu, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Kara Daniel, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Stan Hoge, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Bill Iwig, National Agricultural Statistics Service
     11:15 AM   A Study of String Comparator Performance on Census Name DataWilliam E. Yancey, U.S. Census Bureau
     11:35 AM   A Comparison of Big Match and the Current NDI Record Selection System Using Artificial DataBryan Sayer, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.
     11:55 AM   Using Test Databases To Evaluate Record Linkage Models and Train Linkage PractitionersMichael H. McGlincy, Strategic Matching, Inc.
     12:15 PM   Floor Discussion
 
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534 Applied Session Thu, 8/10/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-203
Survey-Based Estimation VI - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): James Chromy, RTI International
     10:35 AM   Detection Method for the Sources of Change in EstimationsSerge Godbout, Statistics Canada
     10:50 AM   Model-Based Approach in Two-Stage Sampling of Audit DataYan Liu, National Opinion Research Center; Mary Batcher, Ernst & Young LLP
     11:05 AM   Confidence Interval Coverage in Stratified Sample DesignJinhee Yang, Ernst & Young LLP; Wendy Rotz, Ernst & Young LLP
     11:20 AM   Evaluating a Calibration Weighting Scheme for Elementary Indexes for Commodities and Services in the U.S. Consumer Price IndexSylvia G. Leaver, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Robert A. Cage, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Darin T. Solk, Bureau of Labor Statistics
     11:35 AM   Comparing Procedures To Estimate the Measure of Heteroscedasticity and Their Effect on Estimating Totals and Their VariancesKimberly Henry, Internal Revenue Service; Richard Valliant, University of Michigan
     11:50 AM   Power-Shrink Excessive Weights Preferred to TrimmingNaihua Duan, University of California, Los Angeles; Xiao-Li Meng, Harvard University; Chihnan Chen, Boston University; Margarita Alegria, Cambridge Health Alliance
     12:05 PM   Confidence Interval Coverage in Complex Model-Based Estimation with Deep StratificationArchana Joshee, Ernst & Young LLP; Wendy Rotz, Ernst & Young LLP
 
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537 Applied Session Thu, 8/10/06, 10:30 AM - 12:20 PM CC-205
Small-Area Estimation - Contributed - Papers
Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Georgia Roberts, Statistics Canada
     10:35 AM   Accounting for Interviewer Variability in Small-Area EstimationBenmei Liu, Westat; Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland
     10:50 AM   Using Administrative Records with Model-Assisted Estimation for the American Community SurveyRobert Fay, U.S. Census Bureau
     11:05 AM   Small-Area Prevalence Estimates Using two SurveysWilliam Davis, National Cancer Institute; Charuta Soman, IMS Health; Zhaohui Zou, Information Management Services, Inc.
     11:20 AM   Interval Estimation in Small-Area ProblemsSnigdhansu Chatterjee, University of Minnesota; Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland; Huilin Li, University of Maryland
     11:35 AM   Nonparametric M-Quantile Small-Area Estimation via Penalized SplinesMonica Pratesi, Università di Pisa; Nicola Salvati, University of Pisa; Maria G. Ranalli, University of Perugia; Raymond Chambers, University of Wollongong
     11:50 AM   Using Regression To Combine Information from Multiple Surveys for Small-Domain EstimationTakis Merkouris, Statistics Canada
     12:05 PM   Using the t-Distribution in Small-Area Estimation: an Application to SAIPE State Poverty ModelsElizabeth Huang, U.S. Census Bureau; William R. Bell, U.S. Census Bureau
 

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