GSS Newsletter SSS  

Social Statistics and Government Statistics Sections
American Statistical Association
Vol. 5 No. 4
July 2001

 

Contents:

  1. Invited Papers for JSM 2002 in New York
  2. Thanks to Sponsors
  3. Herriot Award
  4. Wray Smith Scholarship Fund
  5. JSM sessions

INVITATION

...and invited paper sessions in 2002 in New York. Help us plan!

To members of: Social Statistics Section and Government Statistics Section; Now is the time for proposals for Invited Sessions at the 2002 Joint Statistical Meetings in New York. Under the new schedule for organizing the JSM meetings, these Invited Session proposals should be presented prior to the planning meeting in August 2001. Because Invited Session ideas are longer in evolution, we invite members of the "sister sections" to begin making proposals. Invited Sessions are designed for extensive development on a single theme or topic, with the advantage of greater time allocations per speaker than in a contributed session. Each section is allowed a limited number of invited sessions, which is rarely changed from meeting to meeting. Sections also enter the "best" ideas in a competition for additional slots not yet allocated to a specific section or committees.

A typical Invited Session includes three 30 minute invited talks, a 10 minute talk by a discussant, and 10 minutes of floor discussion (110 minutes total). Another Invited Session option is a panel discussion by five panelists on a specified topic. Other formats may also be possible, and some appear in JSM programs from past years

(http://www.amstat.org/meetings/index.html ).

We will be glad to help you develop your ideas. Nevertheless, we recognize the most refined Invited Session proposals will have an advantage in competing for a limited number of slots. The program for these sessions must be COMPLETE and FIRM by August! We look forward to your input and to putting together next year's exciting program. We welcome your invited session ideas. Please forward to your 2002 Program Chairs:

Government Statistics Section:
West, Kirsten K
U.S. Census Bureau
Population Analysis & Evaluation Branch
Population Division, Rm 2015-3
Washington, DC 20233
Phone: (301) 457-2103
kirsten.k.west@census.gov

Social Statistics Section:
Robert Santos
NuStats
3006 Bee Caves Rd, Suite A300,
Austin, TX 78746-5588
Phone: (512) 306-9065 x 2235
email:RSantos@ui.urban.org

We express our thanks to

Government Statistics Section's corporate sponsors:

Bureau of Economic Analysis
Energy Information Administration
Social Security Administration
U.S. Census Bureau
U.S. Department of Transportation
Internal Revenue Service

The Roger Herriot Award

On June 4, 2001, the Washington Statistical Society presented the 2001 Roger Herriot award for Innovation in Federal Statistics to Jeanne Griffith. Jeanne is currently an international education consultant and former Acting Commissioner for the National Center for Education Statistics. Jeanne is the eighth recipient with a long and distinguished career in the federal government. During her twenty-eight years in government, Jeanne has specialized in the coordination of statistics and policy in several agencies of both the Executive and Legislative branches. Her innovative work in improving the collection and dissemination of education statistics, has encompassed management, executive liaison and representation, research and reporting, and statistical policy. She has had an impact in the fields of education statistics, social demography, aging and retirement, labor force statistics, and income and poverty. Jeanne's contributions reflect key elements of Roger Herriot's career: most prominently finding innovative ways to improve the quality and integrity of Federal and international statistics.

Three speakers discussed Jeanne's various contributions to Federal statistics. They included: Katherine Wallman, Office of Management and Budget, Emerson Elliott, former Commissioner of the National Center for Education Statistics, and Norm Bradburn, National Science Foundation.

The Roger Herriot award is sponsored by the Washington Statistical Society, the ASA's Social Statistics Section and the ASA's Government Statistics Section. Roger Herriot was the Associate Commissioner for Statistical Standards and Methodology at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) before he died in 1994. Throughout his career at NCES and the Census Bureau, Roger developed unique approaches to the solution of statistical problems in federal data collection programs. Jeanne Griffith truly exemplifies this tradition.

Wray Smith Scholarship Fund now available for donations

The Government Statistics Section is please to announce a new scholarship fund in memory of Wray Jackson Smith, a founding member of the Section, for his contributions to the Section and to the practice of statistics within the Federal government. The scholarship fund that will bear his name is intended to reward promising young statisticians for their diligence and thereby encourage them to consider a future in government statistics.

Individual contributions to the Wray Smith Scholarship Fund are welcome. Checks should be made payable to "American Statistical Association." Please include your name, address, and phone number on your check and write "Wray Smith Scholarship Fund" in the comment line on your check. Contributions should be mailed to:

American Statistical Association
Attn: Stephen Porzio
732 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1943

JSM Sessions sponsored by the Government Statistics and/or Social Statistics sections:

Activity

Title

Sponsor

Type

Date
Time

2

*!2010 Census Planning Challenges, Opportunities and Strategy

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*

Invited
Papers

08/05/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

31

* Seymour Sudman Memorial Session: Issues in Sample Design and Response Effects

Memorial Sessions, Section on Survey Research Methods*, Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*

Invited
Papers

08/05/2001
4:00 PM to 5:50 PM

36

*!Statistical Matching and Record Linkage: Implementation and Evaluation

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*, ENAR

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/05/2001
4:00 PM to 5:50 PM

43

* Job Statistics and Economics: CEX, JOLTS and CPI

Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Contributed
Papers

08/05/2001
4:00 PM to 5:50 PM

200589

Section on Government Statistics Executive Committee (closed)

Section on Government Statistics*

Other
Committee / Business

08/05/2001
5:00 PM to 7:00 PM

69

*!Election 2000: Statistical Issues in Choosing a President

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Panel

08/06/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

68

Privacy, Confidentiality and the Protection of Health Data: A Statistical Perspective

Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Health Policy Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Topic Contributed
Panel

08/06/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

90

*!Statistical Issues in the Presidential Election in Florida

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/06/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

89

* Topics in the Statistical Analysis of Data on US Veterans

Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/06/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

107

Luncheons (Fee Events)

Section on Government Statistics*

Luncheons
Roundtable Luncheon

08/06/2001
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

111

!The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99.

Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*, Social Statistics Section*

Invited
Papers

08/06/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

118

A Celebration of the Life and Contributions of John Wilder Tukey: Statistical Inventor, Discoverer and Revolutionary

Memorial Sessions, Section on Government Statistics*

Invited
Papers

08/06/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

120

How to Implement Racial/Ethnic Data Policy

Cmte on Minorities in Statistics, Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Invited
Panel

08/06/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

125

* Interviewing, Matching and Missing Data in the 2000 Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation (A.C.E.)

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/06/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

140

* Census 2000-Population Coverage

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Invited
Papers

08/07/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

154

* Variance and Bias Estimation in the Accuracy Coverage Evaluation Survey

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/07/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

155

Partnerships and Marketing in Census 2000

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/07/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

167

!New Theoretical Advances in Dual and Triple System Estimation

Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Invited
Papers

08/07/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

177

* The US Census, Industry and Occupation Data for Census 2000 and the Economic Census

Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/07/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

181

* Disclosure Limitation Research at the Bureau of the Census

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/07/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

197

Memorial Session: Wray Jackson Smith

Memorial Sessions, Section on Government Statistics*, Caucus for Women in Statistics

Invited
Papers

08/07/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

210

*!Measuring Poverty: The Survey of Income and Program Participation

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/07/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

216

* Government Surveys, Ethics, and Statistics

Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Contributed
Papers

08/07/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

200763

Roger Herriott Memorial Award Reception

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*, Washington Statistical Society

Other
Committee / Business

08/07/2001
3:55 PM to 4:45 PM

200297

Section on Government Statistics Members Meeting & Mixer

Section on Government Statistics*

Other
Committee / Business

08/07/2001
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

228

*!Census 2000-Decision on Release of Statistically Corrected Redistricting Data

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Invited
Papers

08/08/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

237

!Enhancing Researchers Access to Confidentiality Data: Five Case Studies

Section on Government Statistics*, Cmte on Privacy and Confidentiality, Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Statistical Consulting*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/08/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 PM

240

!Bayesian Imaging and Spatial Models

Section on Bayesian Stat. Sciences*, ENAR, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/08/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

243

The National Survey of American Families

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/08/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 PM

244

The Census Enumerator - Recruiting, Training, Pay, and Management of Census Operations and Staff

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/08/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

252

*!Census 2000 Data Products: Balancing Confidentiality and Data Access

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*

Invited
Papers

08/08/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

264

* Response and Coverage Rates in Census 2000

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/08/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

300

!Methodological Research Involving the National Household Transportation Survey

Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Topic Contributed
Panel

08/08/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

298

* Census Methodology

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/08/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

309

!Who Wants Advice? - Statistical Agencies Do!

Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Statistical Consulting*

Invited
Papers

08/09/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

318

Government Statistics, Social Statistics and Survey Research Methods Section Student Paper Awards

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/09/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

319

!Innovative Analyses of Federal Tax and Information Returns

Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/09/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

321

* Sampling, Coverage and Variance Estimation for the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Survey

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Government Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/09/2001
8:30 AM to 10:20 AM

334

* American Community Survey Planning

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Social Statistics Section*, Section on Government Statistics*

Invited
Panel

08/09/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

339

* Methods Panel to Improve Income Measurement in SIPP

Section on Government Statistics*, Section on Survey Research Methods*, Social Statistics Section*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/09/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

  • A * preceding a session name means that the session is an applied session.
  • A ! preceding a session name means that the session reflects the JSM meeting theme.

Social Statistics Section

200590

Social Statistics Section Executive Committee (closed)

Social Statistics Section*

Other
Committee / Business

08/06/2001
7:00 AM to 8:30 AM

102

* New Analytic Approaches for Social Statistics

Social Statistics Section*

Contributed
Papers

08/06/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

200286

Social Statistics Section Members Meeting & Mixer

Social Statistics Section*

Other
Committee / Business

08/06/2001
5:30 PM to 7:00 PM

186

*!Collecting, Interpreting and Presenting Data for Social Statistics

Social Statistics Section*, Section on Survey Research Methods*

Contributed
Papers

08/07/2001
10:30 AM to 12:20 PM

281

Luncheons (Fee Events)

Social Statistics Section*

Luncheons
Roundtable Luncheon

08/08/2001
12:30 PM to 2:00 PM

284

Statistics in Aid of Human Rights

Cmte on Scientific Freedom and Human Rights, Social Statistics Section*

Invited
Papers

08/08/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

299

Confidentiality and Survey Data

Section on Survey Research Methods*, Section on Health Policy Statistics*, Social Statistics Section*

Topic Contributed
Papers

08/08/2001
2:00 PM to 3:50 PM

JSM 2001 For information, contact meetings@amstat.org or phone (703) 684-1221.

 

 

Officers and Contacts

The following list contains the names, addresses, and email addresses (when available) of section officers. The Section on Government Statistics has 8 current officers, 2 liaisons, and 2 COPAFS representatives.

Tucker, Clyde
Bureau of Labor Statistics
RM #4915, 2 Mass Ave NE,
Washington, DC 20212
Phone: (202) 691-7371
tucker_c@bls.gov

Chair
2001

Czajka, John L
Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
600 Maryland Ave SW, Suite 550,
Washington, DC 20024-2520
Phone: (202) 484-4685
jczajka@mathematica-mpr.com

Chair-Elect
2001

Doyle, Patricia J
U.S. Census Bureau
Demographic Surveys Division-3335-3, Mail Stop 8400,
Washington, DC 20233-8400
Phone: (301) 457-3822
patricia.j.doyle@census.gov

Past-Chair
2000

Sangster, Roberta L.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
2 Mass Ave NE #4915,
Washington, DC 20212
Phone: (202) 691-7517
sangster_r@bls.gov

Secretary / Treasurer
2001 - 2002

Shipp, Stephanie Slepicka
U.S. Census Bureau
1000 Riva Ridge Dr,
Great Falls, VA 22066-1620
Phone: (301) 975-8978
sshipp919@aol.com

GOVT COS Representative
2001 - 2003

Woodrow-Lafield, Karen A
Mississippi State Univ
Dept Soc, Anthro, & Soc Work, PO Drawer C,
Mississippi State, MS 39762
Phone: (662) 325-7888
woodrow_lafield@soc.msstate.edu

Program Chair
2001

West, Kirsten K
U.S. Census Bureau
Population Division, Rm 2015-3
Washington, DC 20233
Phone: (301) 457-2103
kirsten.k.west@census.gov

Program Chair-Elect
2001

Swanson, David A
Helsinki School of Economics
International Center, Lonnrotinkatu 5,
Mikkeli, FIN-50100, Finland
david.swanson@mli.hkkk.fi

Publications Officer
2001 - 2002

Harris, Jeanene
American Statistical Association
732 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1943
Phone: (703) 684-1221
jeanene@amstat.org

Staff Liaison

Waller, Ray
American Statistical Association
732 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1943
Phone: (703) 684-1221
ray@amstat.org

Staff Liaison

Alvey, Wendy
U.S. Census Bureau
Rm 2430 Bldg 3 Mail Stop 3700
Washington, DC 20233-3700
Phone: (301) 457-2485
Wendy.L.Alvey@Census.gov

COPAFS
Representative
2001

Cohen, Michael L.
9005 Walden Road
Silver Spring, MD 20901-3826
Phone: (202) 334-3765
MCohen@nas.gov

COPAFS
Representative
2001 - 2002

Dixon, John S.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
Office of Survey Methods Research
2 Massachusetts Avenue, NE, Room 4230
Washington, DC 20212
Phone: (202) 691-7516
Dixon_J@BLS.gov

Newsletter Editor

Dorinski, Suzanne M.
U.S. Census Bureau, ESMPD Room 3110-4
Washington, D.C. 20233
Phone: (301) 457-3394
Suzanne.Marie.Dorinski@Census.gov

Membership Coordinator

Wong, William
Statistics of Income N:ADC:R:S:I:S
P.O. Box 2608
Washington, DC 20013-2608
Phone: (202) 874-6172
William.Wong@irs.gov

Assistant Editor
(WebMaster)


Social Statistics Section

Officers

The following list contains the names, addresses, and email addresses (when available) of section officers. The Social Statistics Section has 8 current officer(s), and 1 liaison(s).

Rust, Keith F.
Westat
1650 Research Blvd, TB321,
Rockville, MD 20850
Phone: (301) 251-8278
rustk1@westat.com

Chair
2001 2001

Scheuren, Fritz J.
Urban Institute
1402 Ruffner Rd,
Alexandria, VA 22302-4217
Phone: (202) 261-5886
scheuren@aol.com

Chair-Elect
2001 2001

Tanur, Judith M.
SUNY at Stony Brook
17 Longview Pl,
Great Neck, NY 11021-2508
Phone: (631) 632-7738
jtanur@ccvm.sunysb.edu

Past-Chair
2001 2001

Shettle, Carolyn F.
5504 Uppingham St,
Chevy Chase, MD 20815
Phone: (202) 537-6700
cshettle@erols.com

Secretary / Treasurer
2000 - 2001

Gates, Gerald W.
U.S. Census Bureau
Policy Office - Stop 3700,
Washington, DC 20233
Phone: (301) 457-2515
gerald.w.gates@ccmail.census.gov

SOC COS Representative
2001 - 2003

Zaslavsky, Alan M.
Harvard University Medical School
180 Longwood Ave, Dept of Health Care Policy,
Boston, MA 02115-5821
Phone: (617) 432-2441
zaslavsk@hcp.med.harvard.edu

Program Chair
2001 - 2001

Santos, Robert L.
NuStats
3006 Bee Caves Rd, Suite A300,
Austin, TX 78746-5588
Phone: (512) 306-9065 x 2235
rsantos@nustats.com

Program Chair-Elect
2001 - 2001

Butz, William P
NSF
Box 555,
Garrett Park, MD 20896
Phone: (703) 306-1760
wbutz@nsf.gov

Publications Officer
2001 - 2002

Porzio, Stephen
American Statistical Association
732 N. Washington St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-1943
Phone: (703) 684-1221
steve@amstat.org

Staff Liaison
2000 - 2010

Nichols, David
SPSS Inc.
233 S. Wacker Drive
11th Floor
Chicago, IL 60606
voice: (312) 651-3412
fax: (312) 651-3444
nichols@spss.com

Webmaster
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