Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2012)

Invited Papers

Session 51: International Census Coverage
Organizer(s): Vincent T Mule, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): John Thompson, NORC

Errors of Non-Observation: Dwelling Nonresponse and Coverage Error in Traditional CensusesDavid Dolson
Keywords: Dwelling classification error ; Reverse Record Check ; Post enumeration survey ; Total survey error

The 2011 UK Census and Its Coverage — Marie Cruddas, Owen Abbott, Garnett Compton
Keywords: Census ; undercount ; dual system estimator ; Post-enumeration survey

United States Census Coverage Survey ResultsVincent T Mule
Keywords: Post-enumeration Survey ; dual system estimation ; census coverage

Session 213: Poverty Mapping with Complex Survey Data
Organizer(s): Sam Hawala, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Graham Kalton, Westat

Estimation of Complex Small-Area Parameters with Application to Poverty Indicators — J.N.K. Rao
Keywords: Empirical Bayes ; Hierarchical Bayes ; parametric bootstrap ; Mean squared error ; FGT measures ; Skew normal

A Hierarchical Bayes Estimation of Poverty RatesSam Hawala, Partha Lahiri
Keywords: Small Area Estimation ; SAIPE ; Time-series and Cross-sectional Model ; Hierarchical Bayes Models ; Posterior Predictive Checks

Semi-parametric Small Area Estimation Based Prediction Methods to Track Poverty: Validation and Applications — Roy van der Weide, Chris Elbers
Keywords: Small Area Statistics ; Poverty ; Inequality ; Survey Methods ; Semi-Parametric Empirical Best Estimation

Session 440: Multiple Faces of Multiple Imputation: 25+ Years of Development, Innovation, and Application
Organizer(s): Joerg Drechsler, German Institute for Employment Research (IAB)
Chair(s): Joerg Drechsler, German Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Data Fusion via Multiple Imputation — Jerome P Reiter
Keywords: matching ; missing ; Bayesian ; imputation ; fusion

Multiple Imputation for Missing Body-Scan (DXA) Data in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey — Nathaniel Schenker, Lori G Borrud, Vicki L. Burt, Lester R. Curtin, Katherine M. Flegal, Jeffery Hughes, Clifford L. Johnson, Anne C. Looker, Lisa Mirel
Keywords: body composition ; body fat ; body mass index ; bone mineral density ; missing at random ; SRMI

Multiple Imputation for Disclosure Limitation — Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: Synthetic data ; Missing data ; Combining Data ; Small area estimation ; Administrative data ; Bayesian Framework

Multiple Imputation for Correcting Rounding Errors from Heaped Income Data — Hans Kiesl, Joerg Drechsler
Keywords: Multiple Imputation ; Heaping ; Income data ; Rounding

Session 633: Dual-Frame RDD vs. Address-Based Sampling: Conducting Scientific Surveys in the 21st Century
Organizer(s): Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair(s): Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics

Dual-Frame Sample Weighting for a Telephone Survey of Children's Vaccination Status — Kennon R. Copeland, Kirk M. Wolter, N. Ganesh, Meena Khare, Stacie M. Greby
Keywords: Dual-frame weighting ; Bias ; Mean-squared error

New Directions for State and Local Telephone Surveys — Michael P Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel, Lina S. Balluz
Keywords: dual frame design ; random-digit-dailing ; health surveys ; landline telephones ; cellular telephones ; BRFSS

Transitioning from RDD to ABS with Mail as the Primary Mode — Jill M. Montaquila, J. Michael Brick
Keywords: Address based sampling ; Methodology ; Experiment ; Redesign

Recruitment and Nonresponse Challenges with Unmatched Cases in an Address-Based Sample Design — Michael W Link, Anh Thu Burks
Keywords: address-based sampling ; incentives ; nonresponse

Beyond the USPS CDs File: Extending the Coverage of ABS Frames — Bonnie Elizabeth Shook-Sa, Doug Currivan, Joseph McMichael, Vincent Iannacchione
Keywords: USPS No-Stat File ; in-person surveys


Topic Contributed Papers

Session 16: Bayesian Analysis of Complex Survey Data
Organizer(s): Qixuan Chen, Columbia University
Chair(s): Guangyu Zhang, National Center for Health Statistics

Inference for Finite Population Quantiles of Non-Normal Survey Data Using Bayesian Mixture of Splines — Qixuan Chen, Xuezhou Mao, Michael R. Elliott, Roderick Little
Keywords: Bayesian inference ; Gibbs sampling ; penalized spline regression ; probability-proportional-to-size sampling

A Bayesian Test of Independence in a Two-Way Contingency Table Under Two-Stage Cluster Sampling — Dilli Bhatta
Keywords: Bayes factor ; Chi-squared test ; Cluster table ; Rao-Scott approximation ; Surrogate samples ; Total table

Bayesian Inference for the Finite Population Total from a Heteroscedastic Probability Proportional to Size SampleSahar Zangeneh, Roderick Little
Keywords: Bayesian bootstrap ; Heteroscedasticity ; Penalized spline ; Probability proportional to size ; Metropolis-Hastings within Gibbs

Design-Based Evaluation of Bayesian Methods for Complex Survey Data — Santanu Pramanik, Partha Lahiri
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Using the Fraction of Missing Information to Tailor Survey Design — Rebecca Andridge
Keywords: Multiple imputation ; Fraction of missing information ; Missing data ; Survey data

Session 25: Transdisciplinary Advances in the Hard-to-Count Group Quarter Population to Better Inform Public Policy
Organizer(s): Anna Y. Chan, U.S. Census Bureau, Asaph Chun, U.S. Census Bureau, Fritz Scheuren, NORC
Chair(s): Anna Y. Chan, U.S. Census Bureau

Using 2010 Census Data to Evaluate Imputation Methods to Improve the American Community Survey Estimates of the Group Quarters Population for Small GeographiesMichael A Beaghen, Mark E Asiala
Keywords: sample design ; small area estimation

Lessons Learned from Use of Administrative Data and Ethnographic Observation of Frail Population: Health Related FacilitiesSonia Salari, Anna Y. Chan
Keywords: census ; enumeration ; health ; facilities

What Counts as Group Quarters? A Glimpse of Total Coverage Errors and Costs Model in Census — Asaph Chun, Anna Y. Chan, Diane Barrett, Andre Williams, Judy Belton
Keywords: Coverage error ; Census ; Cost model ; Total survey error ; Group Quarters

Design Effect Anomalies in the American Community Survey — Michel Boudreaux, Michael Davern, Peter Graven
Keywords: American Community Survey ; complex sample design ; design effects

Session 66: Topics on Small-Area Estimation
Organizer(s): Jaekwang Kim, Iowa State University
Chair(s): Zhengyuan Zhu, Iowa State University

Small-Area Estimation Combining Information from Several SourcesSeunghwan Park, Seo-young Kim, Jaekwang Kim
Keywords: synthetic estimation ; measurement error ; two-phase sampling ; generalized least squares ; area level model

Small-Area Confidence Bounds on Small Cell Proportions in Survey PopulationsEric Slud, Aaron Gilary, Jerry Maples
Keywords: confidence bounds ; prediction intervals ; arcsin square root transformation ; beta-binomial regression ; mixed-effect logistic regression ; transformed Fay-Herriot model

Benchmarked Small Area PredictionWayne A. Fuller, Emily J Berg, Andreea Erciulescu
Keywords: Restricted estimation ; Calibration ; Mixed linear models ; Best linear unbiased prediction ; Self-calibrated

Small-Area Estimation Under Measurement Error Models — Malay Ghosh
Keywords: area level measurements ; measurement error ; profile likelihood ; mean squared error

State-Level Estimates of Phosphorus and Nitrogen Levels in Wadeable Streams — David Marker, John W Rogers, Rebecca Jeffries Birch, Marla Smith
Keywords: Small area estimation ; geospatial correlation ; environmental sampling

Session 122: Topics in Variance Estimation for Complex Surveys
Organizer(s): Benjamin M. Reist, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Stephen Cohen, National Science Foundation

Asymptotic Variance Estimation and Comparison of Model-Assisted Regression Estimators in Sample Surveys — Jun Shao, Sheng Wang
Keywords: Variance estimation ; bootstrap ; combined regression estimators ; separate regression estimators ; asymptotic efficiency ; unequal probability without replacement sampling

Anomalies Under Jackknife Variance Estimation Incorporating Rao-Shao Adjustment in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Insurance ComponentMatthew Thompson, Robert Baskin
Keywords: jackknife ; variance estimation ; establishment survey ; missing data

Replicate Variance Estimation in a Two-Phase Sample Design Setting: Simulation Study with National Survey of College Graduates DataMichael White, Jean Opsomer
Keywords: NSCG ; ACS ; two-phase sample design ; variance estimation ; replication ; simulation

Post-Imputation Calibration Under Rubin's Multiple Imputation Variance EstimatorBenjamin M. Reist, Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: Calibration weighting ; Missing data ; Sample survey ; Variance estimation

Session 162: Uncertainty Measures of Small-Area Estimators
Organizer(s): Rebecca C Steorts, Carnegie Mellon University
Chair(s): Malay Ghosh, University of Florida

Bayesian Methods in Poverty Mapping — Partha Lahiri, Jiraphan Suntornchost
Keywords: Poverty mapping ; Bayesian method ; Small areas ; Monte Carlo ; Uncertainty ; Simulation

Generalized Maximum Likelihood Method in Linear Mixed Models with an Application in Small-Area Estimation — Huilin Li, Partha Lahiri
Keywords: Maximum Likelihood method ; small area estimation ; EBLUP

On Estimation of Mean Squared Errors of Benchmarked Empirical Bayes Estimators — Rebecca C Steorts, Malay Ghosh
Keywords: Fay-Herriot ; benchmarking ; EBLUP ; area-level ; bootstrap ; MSE

Confidence Interval Estimation of Small-Area Parameters Shrinking Both Means and Variances — Tapabrata Maiti
Keywords: Confidence Interval ; Empirical Bayes ; EM Algorithm ; maximum likelihood ; small area estimation

Small-Area Estimation with Uncertain Random Effects — Gauri Datta, Abhyuday Mandal, Anthony Wanjoya
Keywords: Fay-Herriot model ; Area level data ; empirical Bayes ; hierarchical Bayes

Session 288:  Census Coverage Measurement
Organizer(s): Gia F. Donnalley, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Samantha Barron, U.S. Census Bureau

Results of the 2010 Census Coverage Measurement Field and Matching OperationsPatricia Sanchez, Anne M Wakim
Keywords: 2010 Census ; Coverage measurement ; data collection ; record linkage

Once and Only Once: Searching Near and Far for Person Duplications in the 2010 CensusAaron Cantu, Susanne L. Johnson
Keywords: duplication ; 2010 Census ; coverage measurement ; coverage error ; erroneous enumerations ; record linkage

Household Contact and Probing to Collect a Complete Address List and Household Roster in the Census Coverage Measurement ProgramGraciela Contreras, Lora Rosenberger
Keywords: coverage measurement ; independent listing ; person interview

Recall Bias on Reporting a Move and Move DateTravis Pape, Kyra M Linse, Lora Rosenberger, Graciela Contreras
Keywords: Recall Bias ; Complex Living Situations ; Within Household Coverage ; Move Reporting ; Administrative Records

Session 331: American Community Survey (ACS) Sample Design and Statistical Issues
Organizer(s): Michael A Beaghen, U.S. Census Bureau, Steven Hefter, U.S. Census Bureau and Federal Housing Finance Agency
Chair(s): Alfredo Navarro, U.S. Census Bureau

Pilot Study on Combining Direct Estimates of Income and Poverty from the American Community Survey with Predictions from a ModelRichard Griffin
Keywords: Borrow Strength ; Multivariate Regression ; Measurement Error

Application of a Small-Area Model for a Voting Rights Act Tabulation — Patrick Joyce, Donald Malec, Roderick Little, Aaron Gilary
Keywords: voting rights ; small area models ; Bayesian applications ; survey methods

Developing Replicate Weight-Based Methods to Account for Imputation Variance in a Mass Imputation ApplicationMark E Asiala, Edward C Castro
Keywords: variance estimation ; multiple imputation ; replicate weights

Understanding the Causes of the Differences Between the 2010 American Community Survey and the 2010 Decennial Census Vacancy Rates — Steven Hefter, Omolola Anderson
Keywords: ACS ; Census ; Vacancy rate

Results of Monitoring the American Community Survey Using Statistical Process Control MethodologiesJessica Schwan, Steven Hefter
Keywords: American Community Survey ; statistical process control

Session 396: Results from the 2010 Census Experimental Program
Organizer(s): Jennifer W. Reichert, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Jennifer Tancreto, U.S. Census Bureau

2010 Census Deadline Messaging and Compressed Mailing Schedule ExperimentSamantha Barron
Keywords: deadline message ; compressed schedule ; deadline ; compressed ; due date

2010 Alternative Questionnaire Experiment Race and Hispanic OriginElizabeth Compton, Michael Bentley
Keywords: Race ; Origin ; Decennial

Paid Media and the 2010 Census Communications Campaign: An Experiment to Assess Increased SpendingNancy Bates ; Kristin McCue, Mike Lotti
Keywords: Advertising ; Social Marketing ; 2010 Census

The 2010 Census Alternative Questionnaire Experiment: Replication of the 2000 Census QuestionnaireCourtney Reiser
Keywords: Census ; questionnaire design ; item nonresponse ; self-response

2010 Census Nonresponse Follow-Up Contact StrategyGianna Dusch, Elizabeth Compton, Michael Bentley
Keywords: Nonresponse followup ; cost savings ; decennial

Session 397: Analysis and Weighting of Health Survey Data Involving Record Linkage
Organizer(s): Jennifer D Parker, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair(s): Lisa Mirel, National Center for Health Statistics

Linking Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Data to the National Health Interview Survey: Weighting and Estimation ConsiderationsSadeq Chowdhury, Lap-Ming Wun, Steve Machlin
Keywords: Data Linkage ; Linking Surveys ; MEPS ; NHIS ; Weighting

The Utility of the Integrated Design of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey to Inform Mortality-Related StudiesSteven Cohen
Keywords: MEPS ; longitudinal ; data linkage ; National Death Index ; integrated designs

Dealing with 'Incompletely Linked' Data in Linked Survey/Administrative Databases: An Empirical Comparison of Alternative Methods — Dean Judson, Jennifer D Parker
Keywords: administrative records ; information integration ; reweighting ; imputation ; record linkage ; incompletely-linked data

Nonresponse Adjustment Methodology for NHIS-Medicare--Linked DataMichael D. Larsen, Michelle Roozeboom, Kathy Schneider
Keywords: bias-variance trade-off ; propensity score weighting ; record linkage ; selection bias ; survey weights ; administrative records

Multiple Imputation Of Linked Data: A Case Study — Guangyu Zhang, Jennifer D Parker, Nathaniel Schenker
Keywords: Multiple imputation ; Linked Data

Session 449: Cell Phone-Landline Dual Frame (RDD) Surveys: Weighting Issues
Organizer(s): John W Hall, Mathematica Policy Research
Chair(s): Than Le, Westat

Improvements for Dual-Frame RDD Sampling and Weighting Methodology — Mansour Fahimi
Keywords: RDD ; Optimal Allocation ; Dual-frame ; Poststratification

Venn Diagrams, Probability 101, and Sampling Weights Computed for Dual-Frame Telephone RDD DesignsTrent Buskirk, Jonathan Best
Keywords: dual frame design ; sampling weights ; cell phone sampling ; single frame estimator ; compositing factor

Finding an Optimal Composite Factor: Weighting Data from a Household Survey Using a Cell Overlap Design — John W Hall, Barbara Lepidus Carlson, Karen CyBulski
Keywords: Composite Weights ; Cell Overlap Design ; RDD ; Telephone Surveys ; Bias ; Variance

An Approach for Incorporating an Undersampled Cell Phone Frame in a Dual-Frame Telephone Survey Through Weight Attenuation — Elizabeth Ormson, Kennon R. Copeland, Kirk M. Wolter, N. Ganesh, Wei Zeng, Stephen J. Blumberg
Keywords: Cell Telephone Sample ; Weighting ; Dual Frame Design

Session 496: Survey Sampling and Missing Data Problems
Organizer(s): Zhiqiang Tan, Rutgers University
Chair(s): Eric Slud, U.S. Census Bureau

Propensity Score Weight Adjustment with Several Follow-UpsJaekwang Kim, Jongho Im
Keywords: nonignorable ; missing data ; unit nonresponse ; weighting

Semiparametric Fractional Imputation for Complex Survey Data — Changbao Wu, Jiahua Chen, Jaekwang Kim
Keywords: Missing Data ; Complex Survey ; Imputation ; Semiparametric ; Nearest Neighbor

Exploring Some Uses for Instrumental-Variable CalibrationPhillip Kott
Keywords: response model ; general exponential form ; standard error ; nearly quasi-optimal ; calibration ; WTADJX

Unified Methods for Calibration in Some Missing Data and Sampling Problems — Zhiqiang Tan
Keywords: Calibration ; Missing data ; Nonparametric likelihood ; Rejective sampling ; Regression estimator

Session 500: Evaluation and Research on the Current Population Survey
Organizer(s): Yang Cheng, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland

Overview of Current Population Survey MethodologyYang Cheng, Patrick Flanagan, Eric Slud
Keywords: Current Population Survey ; Rotation Panel Design ; AK Composite Estimate ; Replication Variance Estimate

The Impact of Different Rotation Patterns on the Composite EstimatorKhandaker Mansur, Yang Cheng
Keywords: Current Population Survey ; Rotation Pattern ; Composite Estimator ; Rotation Group Bias ; Mean Square Error

Changes in Panel Bias in the U.S. Current Population Survey and Its Effects on Labor Force EstimatesGreg Erkens
Keywords: Panel Survey ; Panel Bias ; Composite Estimation

Modeling Variances to Determine Sample Allocation for the Current Population SurveyReid Rottach, Greg Erkens
Keywords: weighting ; annual sampling ; rotating panels

Session 557: Evaluating Two-Phase Mail Survey Methods
Organizer(s): Jill M. Montaquila, Westat
Chair(s): Jill M. Montaquila, Westat

Transitioning from RDD to ABS in the National Household Education Surveys Program — Kwang Kim, Jill M. Montaquila, J. Michael Brick
Keywords: Experiment ; response rate ; coverage ; two-phase

An Evaluation of Incentive Experiments in a Two-Phase Address-Based Sample Mail SurveyDaifeng Han, J. Michael Brick, Jill M. Montaquila
Keywords: Response rate ; prepaid ; subpopulation ; sample composition ; data collection cost

Mail Surveys Including the Spanish-Speaking Population — J. Michael Brick, Jill M. Montaquila, Daifeng Han, Douglas Williams
Keywords: Bilinguals ; response rates ; two-phase ; mail mode

The ABS Frame: Quality and ConsiderationsShelley Brock, Daifeng Han, Jill M. Montaquila
Keywords: Address based sampling ; mail survey ; data quality

Session 607: Improving Coverage of U.S.-Trained Doctorate Recipients
Organizer(s): Dan Kasprzyk, NORC
Chair(s): Benjamin M. Reist, U.S. Census Bureau

Development of the Sample Design for the International Survey of Doctorate Recipients (SDR) — Karen Grigorian, Brenda G. Cox, Lynn Milan
Keywords: Survey ; longitudinal ; sample design ; international ; doctorate

Integration of the National and International 2008 SDR: Bridging Effects and Expected Improvements to the Time Series DataY. Michael Yang, Wan-Ying Chang, Stephen Cohen, Rachel Harter
Keywords: longitudinal survey ; bridging effect ; weighting adjustments ; variance estimation ; time series

Utilizing a Logistic Regression Approach for Weighting Adjustment in a Longitudinal Data Set — Michael Sinclair, Wan-Ying Chang, Julia Batishev , Michael Yang
Keywords: Propensity Models ; Nonresponse ; Paradata

Migration Patterns of U.S.-Trained Doctorate-Holders — Wan-Ying Chang, Lance Selfa, Michael Sinclair, Lynn Milan
Keywords: doctorate graduates ; international mobility ; missing data ; Markov transition model

Session 644: Managing Nonresponse Bias in Sample Surveys
Organizer(s): Wesley Yung, Statistics Canada
Chair(s): Fritz Scheuren, NORC

Challenges in the Treatment of Nonresponse for Selected Business SurveysKatherine Thompson, Katrina Washington
Keywords: weight adjustment ; ratio imputation ; prediction model ; propensity model ; balance complex

Using Paradata to Understand Effort and Attrition in a Panel SurveyAndrew Mercer
Keywords: paradata ; longitudinal surveys ; nonresponse ; attrition ; survey effort

Chasing the Nonrespondents: Use of the Conditional Bias — David Haziza, Wesley Yung, Jean-Franois Beaumont
Keywords: Conditional bias ; Nonresponse ; Follow up


Contributed Papers

Session 44: Address Based, RDD and Cell Phone, and Respondent-Driven Sampling
Chair(s): Nancy Clusen, Mathematica Policy Research

Using Address Based Sampling Frames in Lieu of Traditional Listing: A New ApproachSylvia Dohrmann, Jill M. Montaquila, Graham Kalton, Martha Berlin
Keywords: ABS ; area sample ; USPS ; quality control ; coverage enhancement

Quasi Address-Based Sampling: A New Cost-Efficient Rejective Sampling Design for Reducing Undercoverage, Nonresponse Rate, and Nonrespondent Substitution BiasAvinash Singh, Kyle Fennell, Ned English, Jizhou Fu
Keywords: Field Interviewer ; Field Prompter ; Nonrespondent Substitution ; Quasi-ABS ; Rejective Sampling

Using New IT in Area Sampling: An Experience in Korea — Young-je Woo, Sun Woong Kim
Keywords: equal probability selection ; sampling frame ; map service ; view service

Unpacking the DSF in an Attempt to Better Reach the Drop Point PopulationKatherine Dekker, Ned English, Ashley Amaya
Keywords: Delivery Sequence File (DSF) ; Drop Point ; Drop Stop ; Frame Coverage ; Address-based sample

A Review of the Cell Phone Sample Component of the California Health Interview SurveyJennifer Kali, J. Michael Brick, Ismael Flores Cervantes, Greg Norman, David Grant
Keywords: Cell phone sample ; health survey ; multiple frame survey

Geographical Screening in Cell Phone Surveys: Sampling Variability and Bias in the March 2011 National Flu Survey — Nicholas Davis, Tammy Santibanez, Lin Liu, Kennon R. Copeland
Keywords: Survey ; Cell Phone ; Design Effect ; Bias ; Geography

Exploring Error Properties of Respondent-Driven Sampling — Sunghee Lee, Tuba Suzer-Gurtekin, James Wagner, Richard Valliant
Keywords: Respondent driven sampling ; rare population

Session 87: Developments in Survey Design and Implementation
Chair(s): David Fitch, Universidad Rafael Landivar

Allocation of Sample for the 2010 Redesign of the Consumer Expenditure SurveyStephen Ash, David Swanson
Keywords: two-stage design ; optimal allocation ; survey ; expenditures

A 'First Cut' at Forming Rural PSUsSusan King
Keywords: PSU ; zero-one integer linear programming ; adjacency ; Consumer Expenditure Survey

Complex Survey Sample Design in IRS' Multi-Objective Taxpayer Compliance Burden StudiesWei Liu, John Guyton, Michael Sebastiani
Keywords: Complex survey sample design ; Neyman allocation ; Nonresponse rate ; Sample size ; Optimality ; Sensitivity analysis

State and Local Government Sample Design for the National Compensation SurveyGwyn Ferguson, Chester H Ponikowski, Joan Coleman, Erin McNulty
Keywords: survey design ; sample allocation ; respondent burden ; sample rotation

Sample Allocation for the Redesigned National Compensation SurveyTiandong Li, Hyunshik James Lee, Gwyn Ferguson, Chester H Ponikowski, Bradley Rhein
Keywords: Logistic regression ; viability and usability rates ; between- and within-PSU variances ; intra-class correlation

Evaluation of Alternative Measures of Size for Sampling of Establishments in the National Compensation SurveyBradley Rhein, Chester H Ponikowski, Joan Coleman
Keywords: sampling frame ; establishment survey ; sample selection ; weight

History of Sampling Methodology in the HUD Assisted Housing Household Rent Quality Control StudiesFrancine Barrington, Pedro J Saavedra, Sophia Zanakos, Mary K. Sistik
Keywords: cluster samples ; probabilities proportional to size ; measure of size ; county-based clustering

Session 88: Measuring Nonresponse and Other Nonsampling Errors in Surveys
Chair(s): Kristen Cyffka, University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Empirical Properties of Survey Quality Indicators Under Nonignorable NonresponseShin-Jung Lee
Keywords: Survey quality ; Indicator ; Representativeness ; Bias ; Nonresponse

Assessing Nonresponse Bias in the Green Goods and Services Survey — Brian Meekins, Michael Sverchkov, Justin McIllece
Keywords: Nonresponse ; Not Missing at Random ; Green Survey

A Study Comparing CHAID Analysis to Traditional Weighting — Betty Jackson, Randall J. Parmer, Stella K. Kim, Jared Coopersmith
Keywords: CHAID ; Weighting ; Nonresponse

Using Soft Refusal Status in the Cell Phone Sample Nonresponse AdjustmentWei Zeng, David Yankey, N. Ganesh, Philip J. Smith
Keywords: refusal status ; nonresponse adjustment ; cell-phone sample ; weighting

Adjusting for Survey Measurement Error with Accuracy VariablesDamiao N Da Silva, Chris Skinner
Keywords: Survey sampling ; nonsampling bias ; cumulative distribution function ; pseudo maximum likelihood

Assessment of Total Survey Error for the National Immunization Survey (NIS) 2009--2010 — Vicki Jean Pineau, Kirk M. Wolter, Benjamin Skalland, Wei Zeng, Meena Khare, Zhen Zhao
Keywords: Noncoverage ; Nonresponse ; Monte Carlo Simulation

Examining the Use of EWMA Charts for Monitoring the National Crime Victimization Survey — Elke Moons
Keywords: Moran's I statistic ; EWMA control chart ; national crime victimization survey (NCVS) ; spatio-temporal surveillance

Session 140: Address-Based Telephone RDD and Cell Phone Sampling
Chair(s): Hans Kiesl, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences

ABS and Cell Phones: Appending Both Cell Phone and Landline Phone Numbers to an Address-Based Sampling Frame — Joseph McMichael, Sue Pedrazzani, Gina Kilpatrick, Matthew Strobl
Keywords: Address-based sampling ; ABS ; cell phone ; multi-mode ; mixed-mode ; bias

Scope and Coverage of Landline and Cell Phone Numbers Appended to Address FramesRachel Harter, Joseph McMichael
Keywords: address-based sampling ; ABS ; mixed mode ; coverage ; phone ; CDS

Augmented RDD/Mail Sampling: In-Person RecruitingWilliam Waldron, Kelly Dixon
Keywords: Wilcoxon ; Sampling ; Survey

Coverage and Nonresponse Relationship in Mixed-Mode Surveys That Use Enhanced ABS FramesIpek Bilgen, Ned English
Keywords: ABS ; Coverage Rates ; Non-response Rates ; Telephone Surveys ; Mail Surveys

Feasibility of a Single-Frame Cell Phone RDD Sampling Design — Andy Peytchev, Nigel Neely
Keywords: RDD ; Mobile Phone ; Wireless ; Cell Phone ; Single Frame

Optimizing Call Patterns for Landline and Cell Phone SurveysRebecca Reimer, Robert Montgomery, Karen Wooten
Keywords: call patterns ; calling rules ; National Flu Surveys ; landline surveys ; cell phone surveys ; logistic regression

A Cost-Benefit Analysis for Reducing Call Attempts for the National Immunization Survey — Robert Montgomery, Benjamin Skalland, James A. Singleton, Meena Khare, Abera Wouhib
Keywords: Survey Costs ; Survey Costs ; Survey Design

Session 141: Tree-Based Methods for Missing Data and Evaluation of Missingness Mechanisms
Chair(s): Ronaldo Iachan, ICF Macro

Double Protection for Imputation Using a Tree-Based Methodology — Darryl Creel
Keywords: Item Nonresponse ; Imputation ; Double Protection ; Classification and Regression Trees

Judgment Post-Stratification Estimation of Population Proportion with High Missing Data Rate — Tian Chen, Elizabeth Stasny, Tao Shi
Keywords: missing data ; judgment post-stratification ; random forests adapted JPS

Enhanced Tipping-Point DisplaysVictoria Liublinska, Donald B Rubin
Keywords: missing data ; sensitivity analysis ; tipping-point analysis ; MNAR ; multiple imputation

Alternative Indicators for the Risk of Nonresponse Bias: A Simulation StudyRaphael Nishimura, James Wagner, Michael R. Elliott
Keywords: Missing data ; Nonresponse bias ; Nonresponse indicators ; Survey data quality measures

MissMech: An R Package for Testing Homoscedasticity, Multivariate Normality, and Missing Completely at Random — Mortaza Jamshidian, Siavash Jalal, Camden Jansen
Keywords: missing data ; imputation ; Test of MCAR ; Maximum Likelihood ; Homogeneity of covariances ; Hawkins test

Analysis of Nonresponse Bias in the 2010 Post-Election Survey of Uniformed ServiceDavid McGrath, Tim Markham
Keywords: Nonresponse Bias ; Voting ; Military ; UOCAVA

Several Scenarios for Influential Observations and Methods for Their Treatment — Mary Mulry, Broderick E Oliver, Stephen Kaputa
Keywords: M-estimation ; Winsorization ; Monthly Retail Trade Survey ; establishment survey ; outlier

Session 185: Incentives, Response Rates, and Response Options in Surveys
Chair(s): Barbara Lepidus Carlson, Mathematica Policy Research

The Effect of Prepaid Cash Incentives on Satisficing Behaviors in a Telephone Survey — Rebecca Medway
Keywords: incentives ; satisficing

Household Early Bird Incentives: Leveraging Family Influence to Improve Household Response RatesFelicia LeClere, Shelly Plummer, Jennifer Vanicek, Amaya Ashley, Kari Carris
Keywords: Incentives ; REACH U.S. ; leverage-saliency ; participation ; address-based sampling ; declining response rates

Improving Response Rates in Military Surveys — Eric Falk, Phil Masui
Keywords: Military Surveys ; Response Rates ; Notification Methods ; Modes

Modeling Response Rates for Telephone Surveys — N. Ganesh, Santanu Pramanik
Keywords: Response Rate ; Small Area Estimation ; Sample Survey ; Prediction

Impact of Different and Reduced Incentive Amounts on Longitudinal Survey Response Rates and Overall Cost — Yan Wang
Keywords: cash incentives ; response rates ; telephone follow-up cost ; longitudinal surveys ; reduced incentive ; average cost per respondent

Bayesian Analysis of Randomized Response Models — Joon Jin Song, Jong-Min Kim
Keywords: Randomized response ; rare sensitive attribute ; Sum score variable ; Poisson regression model

Post-Stratification Based on the Choice of Use of a Quantitative Randomization DeviceOluseun Odumade, Raghunath Arnab, Sarjinder Singh
Keywords: Respondents cooperation ; post-stratification ; quantitative sensitive characteristics ; protection and efficiency

Session 252: Retention, Attrition, and Respondent Burden
Chair(s): Shelton Jones, RTI International

Predictors of Retention and Re-Engagement in the Health and Retirement Study — Mary Beth Ofstedal, Mick Couper, Kuang-Tsung Chen
Keywords: panel surveys ; panel attrition and retention ; health and retirement study

Dynamics of Web Panel Attrition Across Cohorts, 2008--2010: A GfK-Knowledge Networks Case Study — Curtiss Cobb, Charles DiSogra, Erlina Hendarwan, Kristine Janus
Keywords: Online surveys ; Web panels ; Probability panels ; panel attrition

Measuring Attrition in Long-Term Longitudinal SurveysAref Dajani, Toni Warner, Toni Warner
Keywords: Longitudinal surveys ; Cross-sectional surveys ; Attrition

Assessment Through Simulation of Respondent-Driven Sampling Estimates When Used in Telephone Survey Sampling — Jenny Yang, Donglin Zeng, Robert Agans
Keywords: respondent driven sampling ; simulation ; network ; cell phone ; telephone ; RDS

An Exploration of the Application of PLS Path Modeling Approach to Creating a Summary Index of Respondent BurdenScott Fricker, Lucilla Tan, Craig Kreisler
Keywords: espondent burden ; path modeling

Panel Conditioning: Change in True Values vs. Change in Self-ReportTing Yan, Stephanie Eckman, Frauke Kreuter
Keywords: panel conditioning ; measurement error ; longitudinal surveys ; administrative data ; misreport

Methods for Responsive Split Questionnaire Panel Surveys — Jeffrey Gonzalez
Keywords: Adaptive design ; Matrix sampling ; Questionnaire development ; Respondent burden ; Survey design
 
Session 305: Small-Area Estimation: Benchmarking and Hierarchical Models
Chair(s): Sahar Zangeneh, University of Michigan

Benchmarking Small-Area Estimates — William Bell, Gauri Datta, Malay Ghosh
Keywords: Augmented model ; Best linear unbiased ; External ; Internal ; Optimal ; Orthogonal projection

Benchmarking Small-Area Estimates: A Minimum Discrimination Information Approach and Other New Perspectives — Andrew Vesper, Ryan Janicki
Keywords: small area estimation ; benchmarking ; entropy ; Bayesian ; simulation study

A Hierarchical Mixture Model for Small-Area Estimation — Adrijo Chakraborty, Gauri Datta, Abhyuday Mandal
Keywords: Survey Sampling ; Small Area Estimation ; Outliers ; Mixture Models ; Hierarchical Bayes ; Noninformative priors

A Bayesian Zero-One Inflated Beta Model for Small-Area Shrinkage EstimationJerzy Wieczorek, Ciara Nugent, Sam Hawala
Keywords: Small Area Estimates ; SAIPE ; MCMC ; Beta Regression ; Pseudo Population

The Use of Sampling Weights in Bayesian Hierarchical Models for Small-Area Estimation — Cici Bauer, Thomas Lumley, Jon Wakefield
Keywords: Small area estimation ; sampling weights ; post-stratification ; integrated nested Laplace approximation ; Bayesian Hierarchical Models

Small-Area Estimation in the Presence of Measurement Error Using Corrected Scores Approach — Trijya Singh
Keywords: Corrected scores ; Fay-Herriot ; Measurement error ; Small Area Estimation

A New Adjusted Residual Likelihood Method for the Fay-Herriot Small Area ModelMasayo Yoshimori, Partha Lahiri
Keywords: Empirical Bayes ; Linear mixed model ; Profile likelihood ; Residual likelihood ; Shrinkage

Session 349: Health, Hospital, and Patient Surveys
Chair(s): Jason Gilikin, Spectrum Health Hospital Group

Results from the Survey of Health Insurance and Program Participation — Joanna Turner, Brett Fried, Joanne Pascale, Michel Boudreaux, Kathleen Call
Keywords: health insurance coverage ; CPS ASEC ; ACS ; SHIPP

Redesign of the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey to Support State EstimatesEsther Hing, Iris Shimizu
Keywords: State estimates ; Physicians ; Community health centers

The Intersection of Response Propensity and Data Quality in the National Health Interview Survey James Dahlhamer
Keywords: nonresponse error ; measurement error ; response propensity ; data quality ; total survey error

Impacts of Question Format on Prevalence Estimates, Item Nonresponse, and Response Times: A Split-Ballot Experiment of Disability Questions on the National Health Interview Survey — Julie Dawson Weeks, James Dahlhamer
Keywords: questionnaire design ; experimental design ; predictive validity ; data quality ; response times ; disability

Coverage Implications of Targeted Lists for Rare PopulationsNed English, Ipek Bilgen
Keywords: Address-based samples ; targeted lists ; hard-to-reach populations ; minority populations ; frame construction ; modeling coverage

Haplotype-Based Statistical Inference for Population-Based Case-Control Studies with Complex Sample Designs — Daoying Lin, Yan Li
Keywords: Association studies ; Case-control studies ; Haplotype ; Stratified multistage cluster sampling ; Stratified multistage cluster sampling

Aggregate-Level PUF as a New Alternative to the Traditional Unit-Level PUF for Improving Analytic Utility and Data ConfidentialityAvinash Singh, Joshua M Borton
Keywords: Aggregate Level Analysis ; Calibration ; Micro-Group ; Micro-Mean ; MG-MC ; Subsampling

Session 350: Administrative Data, Record Linkage, and Latent Class Models
Chair(s): Maxine Denniston, CDC

Quality/Quantity Assessment of Patient Registries Versus Questionnaire Self-Reports — Shelton Jones, Timothy P Johnson, Steven B Clauser, Joseph McMichael, Katherine Treiman, Connie L Hobbs
Keywords: patient sampling frame ; sampling administrative records ; disease registry sampling ; editing registries

Comparing Injury Data from Administrative and Survey Sources: Methodological IssuesNicole Nestoriak, Brooks Pierce
Keywords: Injury and Illness data ; Administrative data ; Underreporting

Evaluation of Risk Factors in Population-Based Incidence of Clostridium Difficile Infection Across Multiple U.S. Geographic Locations — Yi Mu
Keywords: risk factors ; infection disease ; mixed model ; variance component ; surveillance

Combining Cluster Sampling and Link-Tracing Sampling: Estimating the Size of a Hidden Population in the Presence of Heterogeneous Link-Probabilities Modeled by a Latent-Class ModelMartin Felix-Medina, Jesus Armando Dominguez-Molina
Keywords: capture-recapture ; chain referral sampling ; hard-to-detect population ; latent class model ; maximum-likelihood estimator ; snowball sampling

Weak Identifiability in Latent Class AnalysisMarcus Berzofsky, Paul P Biemer
Keywords: Latent class analysis (LCA) ; weak identifiability ; Maximum likelihood estimation

Estimating Record Linkage Error Rates Without Training Data — William Winkler
Keywords: statistical mixture model ; latent class ; capture-recapture

Pre-Sampling Model-Based Inference IVStephen Woodruff
Keywords: Model Based Inference ; Design Based Inference ; Pre-sampling Inference

Session 413: Surveys of Children, Students, and Schools
Chair(s): Michael P. Cohen, American Institutes for Research

Optimal Designs for School SurveysRonaldo Iachan, WIlliam Robb, Kate Flint
Keywords: School surveys ; optimal designs ; measure of size ; PPS sampling ; stratification

Exploring Geographic Clustering Methods in National School-Based Student Survey Samples — WIlliam Robb, Ronaldo Iachan, Randal ZuWallack, Kate Flint, Paul Martino
Keywords: oversample ; GIS ; geographic clustering ; SES ; school-based Samples

A New Approach for Multiway Stratification: School Sampling in Charting the Progress of Education Reform: An Evaluation of the Recovery Act's Role — Louis Rizzo, Jane Li, Yong Lee, Babette Gutmann, Patty Troppe
Keywords: balanced sampling ; multi-way stratification ; nationally representative ; education reform ; two-stage sampling ; PPS sampling

Effectiveness of a Composite Size Measure for Sampling Students with Disabilities — Frank Potter
Keywords: Sample Design ; Disabilities ; School Survey ; Rare Populations

Research and Development for Methods of Estimating Poverty for School-Age ChildrenCiara Nugent, Sam Hawala
Keywords: Small Area ; Reweighting ; Censoring ; SAIPE ; Survey Weights

Weighting in the Dark: What to Do in the Absence of BenchmarksBarbara Lepidus Carlson, Jerry West
Keywords: Weighting ; FACES ; Benchmarking

Using Cognitive Interviewing to Detect Privacy and Confidentiality ConcernsJennifer Childs, Michelle Smirnova
Keywords: privacy ; confidentiality ; cognitive interviews ; Census

Session 414: Small-Area Estimation: Applications and Enhanced Methods
Chair(s): James Chromy, RTI International

Small Area Estimation Alternatives for the National Crime Victimization SurveyRobert Fay, Mamadou Diallo
Keywords: NCVS ; Fay-Herriot ; violent crime ; Rao-Yu model ; EBLUP

Evaluation of Small-Area Estimates of Substance Use in the National Survey on Drug Use and HealthArt Hughes, Akhil K Vaish, Neeraja Sathe, Kathryn Spagnola
Keywords: substance use ; small area estimation ; validation ; substate estimates

A Search for Robust Model-Based Small-Area Estimation Methods for the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS)Vladislav Beresovsky, Donald Malec
Keywords: direct estimates ; model-assisted estimates ; model-based estimates ; hierarchical logistic model ; small area estimation ; ambulatory care

Estimation for Detailed Publication Levels in the Current Employment Statistics SurveyJulie Gershunskaya
Keywords: small area estimation ; area-level model

An Examination of the Relative Variance of Replicate Weight Variance Estimators for Ratios through First Order ExpansionsJerry Maples
Keywords: small area ; variance models ; replicate weight

Nonlinear mixed effects cross-sectional models for estimation of smoking proportions using the National Health Interview SurveyNeung Ha, Van Parsons
Keywords: Small Area Estimation ; National Health Interview Survey ; Hierarchical Modeling ; Cross-sectional time-series model ; MCMC

Small-Area Estimation in Household Surveys When Auxiliary Variable Totals Are KnownPrabhakar Ghangurde
Keywords: synthetic ; ratio-synthetic ; ratio-adjustment ; standard regression ; BLUE ; models

Session 476: Measurement, Survey Quality, and Interviewers
Chair(s): Jamie Ridenhour, RTI International

Encouraging Record Use in an Online Survey — Mick Couper, Mary Beth Ofstedal, Sunghee Lee
Keywords: online survey ; income and assets ; measurement error ; record use

Cognitive Aspects of Dependent Verification in Survey Operations — Lars Lyberg, Stephanie Eckman, Magnus Roos, Frauke Kreuter
Keywords: quality control ; CASM ; survey error rates ; data processing

Outliers: an evaluation of methodologies — Dhirendra Ghosh, Andrew Vogt
Keywords: bias ; extreme value theory ; Grubbs' test ; heavy-tail phenomena ; mixture models ; Winsorization

Statistics and Audit Sampling — Mary Batcher, Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: sampling ; audit

Identifying Survey Interviewer Applicants with a High Probability of Early Termination — Heather M. Schroeder, Frost Hubbard, Kenneth Szmigiel
Keywords: proportional hazards model ; interviewer attrition ; survey research

Evaluation of Interviewer Effects on Nonresponse Bias — Denize Barbosa, Gabriele Durrant, Chris Skinner
Keywords: Sample survey ; multilevel model

What's the Chance? Interviewers' Expectations of Response in the 2010 SCF — Arthur Kennickell
Keywords: Paradata ; Expectations ; Nonresponse
 
Session 477: Calibration Estimation and Weighting in Sample Surveys
Chair(s): Karol Krotki, RTI International

Propensity Score Weight Adjustment for Dual-Mode or Dual-Frame Longitudinal SurveysChristian Boudreau, Mary E Thompson, Dagmar Mariaca Hajducek
Keywords: propensity score adjustment ; dual-frame ; dual-mode ; post-survey weighting ; longitudinal survey

Calibration Adjustment for Nonresponse in Cross-Classified DataGretchen Falk
Keywords: Quasi-randomization ; Benchmark ; Poststratification

Calibrated Maximum Likelihood Design Weights in Survey SamplingSarjinder Singh, Stephen A. Sedory
Keywords: Calibration of design weight ; estimation of population mean ; simulation study ; soultion to non-linear equations ; Maximum likelihood function ; maximum likelihood design weights

What's New in SUDAAN 11?Angela Pitts
Keywords: SUDAAN ; survey analysis ; weighting ; imputation ; software

Practical Issues When Calibrating Weights for Multiple Skewed VariablesYan K Liu, Kimberly Henry, Michael Strudler
Keywords: calibration weighting ; cross-sectional estimation ; panel sample ; R

Longitudinal Survey Weight Calibration: Theory and Methods — Siyu Qing, Michael D. Larsen, Mary A Foulkes, Beilei Zhou
Keywords: Panel survey ; Calibration estimation ; Variance estimation ; Sample survey ; Cross-sectional study

Fixing the Sample and the Sample Weights When Problems Arise in the Frame: Experiences with a Survey of Physicians — Eric Grau
Keywords: sample frame ; sampling weights ; duplicates ; multiplicity ; replacement sample ; physician survey

Session 521: Survey Measurement and Redesign
Chair(s): Bryan Sayer, Social and Scientific Systems, Inc.

New Composite Indicator for the Business Tendency Survey — Michel Grun-Rehomme, Olga Vasyechko
Keywords: Business Tendency Survey ; Time Series ; Balance of Opinion ; Robust Statistics ; Composite Indicators

On the Performance of Consumer Confidence MeasurementTurknur Brand
Keywords: Survey methodology ; consumer survey

Does Moving the Condition Questions to the Beginning of Round 1 in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Produce Different Condition Estimates?Frances M. Chevarley
Keywords: MEPS ; CAPI ; sample design ; conditions ; treated prevalence

Concurrent Criterion-Related Validity of a Multidimensional Model of Symptoms of Depression in Organ Transplant Recipients — Irene Feurer, Leigh Anne D Redhage
Keywords: survey scaling ; depression ; organ transplantation ; quality of life ; latent variable models

Methodological Considerations in Estimating Adolescent Substance UseJoseph Gfroerer, Jonaki Bose, Larry Kroutil, Marsha Lopez, Laura Kann
Keywords: Substance use ; adolescents ; surveys ; mode ; setting ; coverage

Kappa Statistic for Surveys and Complex Data — G. Gordon Brown, Gayle S Bieler, Robert J Morris
Keywords: Kappa ; Survey ; SUDAAN

Session 582: Stratification and Other Survey Sampling Theory
Chair(s): Jeffrey Gonzalez, Bureau of Labor Statistics

A Simple Approach to Sample Allocation for Multivariate Stratified Sampling — Sun Woong Kim, Eun-Jeong Nam, Young Sung Han
Keywords: nonlinear programming ; compromise ; precision ; sampling variances

A Hierarchical Clustering Algorithm for Multivariate Stratification in Stratified SamplingStephanie Zimmer, Jaekwang Kim, Sarah Nusser
Keywords: stratification ; superpopulation ; clustering

The Equivalence of Neyman Optimum Allocation for Sampling and Equal Proportions for Apportioning the U. S. House of Representatives — Tommy Wright
Keywords: Apportionment ; Equal Proportions ; Neyman Allocation ; Stratification ; Probability Sampling

Two Measures for Assisting Sample Size DiscussionsBeat Hulliger
Keywords: Sampling ; Precision ; Relevance ; Size resolution ; Difference resolution

An Equivalence of Conditional and Unconditional Maximum Likelihood Estimators via Infinite Replication of Observations for Matched Pairs Designs — Zhulin He, Babette A Brumback
Keywords: conditional logistic regression ; complex survey data ; pseudosample ; matched pairs ; Legendre polynomials ; ordinary differential equations

Interval Estimation for Small-Area Proportions with Small True Proportions from Surveys with Stratified Random Sampling DesignsCarolina Franco, Partha Lahiri
Keywords: Confidence Intervals ; Proportions ; Complex Surveys ; Confidence Levels ; Stratified Random Sampling ; Coverage

Significance Testing for Two Cluster Samples with Identical Clusters and Different UnitsR. Lee Harding, Pedro J Saavedra, Ronaldo Iachan
Keywords: Jackknife ; probabilities proportional to size ; Taylor Series

Session 583: Advances in Multiple Imputation Methodology
Chair(s): Siyu Qing, The George Washington University

Multiple Imputation for Hierarchical Data Sets — Joerg Drechsler, Joe Sakshaug, Matthias Speidel
Keywords: fixed effects ; hierarchical ; multilevel ; multiple imputation ; random effects ; missing data

A Two-Step Semi-Parametric Method to Account for Survey Weights in Multiple Imputation — Hanzhi Zhou
Keywords: missing data ; complex sampling design ; multiple imputation ; Bayesian Bootstrap ; synthetic data ; Plya Posterior

Estimation of Two-Level Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models Given a Mixture of Ordinal and Continuous Missing Data — Yongyun Shin
Keywords: ignorable missing data ; hierarchical ; generalized linear model ; likelihood ; correlated probit model ; multiple imputation

Imputation Models to Estimate Mean Fatty Acid Percentages in NHANES — Maya Sternberg, Rosemary Schleicher
Keywords: NHANES ; imputation ; missing data

Investigating the Bias of Alternative Statistical Inference Methods in Sequential Mixed-Mode SurveysTuba Suzer-Gurtekin, Steven G. Heeringa, Richard Valliant
Keywords: mixed-mode surveys ; multiple imputation ; mode effects ; selection model

Using Imputation to Adjust for Seam Bias in a Rotating Panel Survey — Joe Sakshaug, Joerg Drechsler
Keywords: seam effects ; imputation ; rotating panel survey ; measurement error ; recall bias

Fitting Additive Hazards Models for Case-Cohort Studies: A Multiple Imputation Approach — Jinhyouk Jung, Sangwook Kang, Ofer Harel
Keywords: Additive hazards models ; Case-cohort study ; Multiple Imputation ; Missing covariates ; Survival analysis

Session 625: Regression Estimators for Survey Sampling
Chair(s): Yang Cheng, U.S. Census Bureau

The Implications of Ignoring the Uncertainty in Control Totals for Generalized Regression Estimators — Jill Dever, Richard Valliant
Keywords: survey-estimated control totals ; weight calibration ; generalized regression estimator (GREG) ; simulation ; mean square error (MSE)

Regression Coefficient Estimation in Dual Frame SurveysYan Lu
Keywords: dual frame surveys ; cross validation ; prediction error ; regression coefficient ; simulations

New Model-Optimized Sampling Techniques — Sung Joon Hong, Sun Woong Kim
Keywords: superpopulation ; general polynomial model ; model optimization

Model-Assisted Lasso Regression Estimator — Kelly McConville, Jay Breidt, Thomas Lee
Keywords: complex surveys ; model selection ; lasso

Inference in Cutoff SamplingAlan H Dorfman
Keywords: confidence intervals ; probability proportional to size sampling

Session 626: Imputation Methods for Sample Surveys
Chair(s): Darryl Creel, RTI International

Using Administrative Records to Augment Unit Nonresponse to Facilitate Hot-Deck Imputation — Vincent Welch, Fang Wang
Keywords: Imputation ; Hot-deck ; Administrative records ; Unit nonresponse

Imputation Using the Other Pair MemberPeter Frechtel, Victoria Scott, Amy Couzens, Andrew Moore, Jonaki Bose
Keywords: imputation ; editing ; NSDUH

NORCSuite_Impute: Two-Way Search Hot-Deck Imputation Macro Using SAS IMLFang Wang, Steven Pedlow, Yongyi Wang
Keywords: hot-deck imputation ; two-way search ; donor use limit ; number of donors

Semi-Parametric Imputation of Panel SurveysDavid Judkins, Andrea Piesse, Wen-Chau Haung
Keywords: Cyclic p-partition hotdecks

Parametric Fractional Imputation using Adjusted Profile Likelihood for Linear Mixed Models with Nonignorable Missing DataShu Yang, Jaekwang Kim, Zhengyuan Zhu
Keywords: EM algorithm ; Random effect ; Mixed effects model ; restricted maximum likelihood ; Longitudinal data

Jackknife Empirical Likelihood Method for Inference with Imputed Data — Sixia Chen
Keywords: Item nonresponse ; fractional imputation ; interval estimation ; regression imputation ; Poisson sampling

Session 669: Variance Estimation in Sample Surveys
Chair(s): Iris Shimizu, National Center for Health Statistics

Can Replicate-Based Methods Be Used in Variance Estimation for Cut-Point Estimators Derived Through ROC Analysis? — Dan Liao, Phillip Kott, Sarra Lorraine Hedden
Keywords: Fay's BRR ; serious mental illness ; cutoff value ; bootstrap ; jackknife

Properties of Smoothed Design-Based Variance Estimators from Complex Sample SurveysMoonJung Cho, John Eltinge, Julie Gershunskaya, Larry Huff
Keywords: Bias ; Design-based inference ; Model-based inference ; Superpopulation model ; U.S. Current Employment Statistics Program ; Variance estimator stability

Variance Estimation for the Multidisciplinary Treatment Planning (MTP) SurveyHyunshik James Lee, Benmei Liu, Irene Prabhu Das
Keywords: Jackknife variance estimator ; variance stratum/unit ; combining strata

Comparing Recent Approaches For Bootstrapping Sample Survey Data: A First Step Towards A Unified ApproachM. Giovanna Ranalli, Fulvia Mecatti
Keywords: Bootstrap principles ; Conditional Poisson design ; non-central Hypergeometric distribution ; Probability-proportional-to-size design ; Pseudo-population ; Variance estimation

Single Versus Replicate Survey Weights: Toward Guidance for Choosing an Optimal Approach — Jamie Ridenhour, Andy Peytchev
Keywords: Taylor linearized weights ; replicate weights

A Unified Theory of Empirical Likelihood Ratio Confidence Intervals for Survey Data with Unequal ProbabilitiesYves Berger, Omar De La riva Torres
Keywords: Design-based approach ; Stratification ; Unequal inclusion probabilities ; Consistency

Confidence Intervals for Quantile Estimation from Complex Survey DataBabubhai Shah, Akhil K Vaish
Keywords: Quantile estimates ; Confidence Intervals ; Complex Survey Data

Session 671: Nonresponse Adjustment and Advances in Post-Stratification
Chair(s): Brady West, University of Michigan

Assessing Effectiveness of Nonresponse Adjustment Methods: Response Propensity Weighting and Generalized Regression Calibration Estimation — Cong Ye, Roger Tourangeau
Keywords: Response Propensity ; Calibration ; nonresponse adjustment

A Cautionary Note on Post-Stratification AdjustmentHee-Choon Shin
Keywords: Post-stratification ; Weights ; Rake ; Control Totals

Comparing Alternative Weight Adjustment MethodsKimberly Henry, Richard Valliant
Keywords: model-assisted estimation ; model-based estimation ; weight trimming ; p-splines ; weight smoothing

Adjustment for Unit Nonresponse in the National Health Interview SurveyChris Moriarity, James Dahlhamer
Keywords: sample survey ; screening

Evaluation of Two-Step Nonresponse Adjustment in the Mental Health Surveillance Study — Emilia Peytcheva, Phillip Kott, Dan Liao, Kevin Wang, Art Hughes
Keywords: nonresponse ; two-step adjustment

Endogenous Post-Stratification Estimation Using a Random Forests Model — John Tipton, Jean Opsomer, Gretchen Moisen
Keywords: Endogenous Post Stratification ; Random Forests ; Variance Estimation


Invited Panel

Session 317: Multi-Level Data Methods to Detect and Adjust for Nonresponse Bias in Sample Surveys
Organizer(s): Tom W Smith, NORC
Chair(s): Joe Sakshaug, German Institute for Employment Research (IAB)

Multi-Level Data Methods to Detect and Adjust for Nonresponse Bias in Sample Surveys — Paul P Biemer, Frauke Kreuter, Tom W Smith, James Wagner
Keywords: Missing data ; Weighting ; Paradata ; Metadata

Topic Contributed Panel

Session 123: Energy Consumption Surveys: Re-Energizing for an Energy- and Data-Dependent Society
Organizer(s): Hiroaki Minato, U.S. Energy Information Administration
Chair(s): Thomas Leckey, U.S. Energy Information Administration

Energy Consumption Surveys: Re-Energizing for an Energy- and Data-Dependent Society — Thomas Leckey, Eileen O'Brien, Jack G. Gambino, Michael L. Cohen, Nancy Kirkendall, William F. Eddy
Keywords: Committee on National Statistics (CNSTAT) ; Commercial Buildings Energy Consumption Survey (CBECS) ; Residential Energy Consumption Survey (RECS) ; multi-frame ; area probability ; multi-mode


Contributed Poster Presentations

Contributed Oral Poster Presentations
Chair(s): Marie Kraska, Auburn University

Estimating Agreement Coefficients from Sample Survey Data — Hung-Mo Lin, Hae-Young Kim, John M Williamson, Virginia Lesser
Keywords: Kappa coefficient ; Concordance correlation coefficient ; Generalized estimating equations ; Jackknife estimator ; Taylor series linearization

Cell Phone Coverage in an ABS Multi-Mode DesignKanru Xia, Whitney Murphy
Keywords: Cell phone only ; multi-mode address-based sampling

An Empirical Investigation of the Role of the Email Contact in Web Survey Response Rates — Hsien-Yuan Hsu, Yi-Hua Lai, Hsin-Ying Chin
Keywords: response rate ; survey instruction ; web surveys

Sampling Design for the 2011--13 National Hospital Care SurveyIris Shimizu
Keywords: Sampling design ; health care survey

Improving Small-Area Health Data: Developing an Outcome Screening Procedure to Support Small-Area Estimation Models — Donald Malec, Peter Meyer, Nathaniel Schenker, Pavlina Rumcheva
Keywords:

An "approximately unbiased" estimator may be uniformly larger than an" overestimate"Robert Edson, Gary M Shapiro
Keywords: collapsed stratum variance estimator ; primary sampling unit ; multi-stage sampling

Assessing the Impact of Simplified Design Assumptions When Analyzing Data from Public-Use Complex SurveysVan Parsons, Jennifer D Parker
Keywords: BRR ; linearization ; poststratification ; degrees-of-freedom

Measurement Error on Dual-Frame Estimation — Dong Lin
Keywords: Measurement Error ; Dual Frame Estimation ; Hartley's estimator

Weighting Methods in Survey SamplingChiaochih Chang, Ferry Butar Butar, Keerthi Palitha Dias Bandaranayake
Keywords: nonresponse ; adjustment ; calibration ; missing data

Continuous Measures of Response Latency in Evaluating Nonresponse Bias in a Large Randomized Community Trial of College Students Using the Continuum of Resistance Model — Jill N. Blocker, Eddie Ip, Thomas P. McCoy
Keywords: Non-response bias ; Continuum of Resistance ; high-risk drinking ; alcohol-related consequences ; college students

Assessing Coverage and Accuracy of Population Subgroups using an Address-Based Sample FrameKelly Dixon, Mike Kwanisai, Al Tupek
Keywords: stratified sampling ; coverage ; accuracy ; misclassification error

Refining Cellular Phone Samples Using Switch Centers in a Multiregional Survey — Machell Town, Carol Pierannunzi, Ashley Hyon, William Garvin
Keywords: Cellular Phone Sampling ; Switch Centers ; Phone Towers ; Cellular Phone Geography

Comparison of Imputation Procedures Once the Data Sets Contain Nonresponses — Ferry Butar Butar, Keerthi Palitha Dias Bandaranayake, Chiaochih Chang
Keywords: Missing data ; regression ; hot deck ; cold deck

A Modeling Approach: Use of Survey Contact Day and Time to Model Response Propensity in the Medical Expenditure Panel SurveyKaren Davis
Keywords: sample survey ; MEPS ; paradata ; contact history data

Modeling and Displaying the Precision of Radio Audience Estimates — Richard Griffiths
Keywords: Variance estimation ; Generalized variance function ; Model evaluation ; Displaying confidence intervals

Revisiting the Survey Form: The Effects of Redesigning the Current Employment Statistics Survey's Iconic One-Page Form with a Booklet-Style FormLouis Harrell, Edward Park
Keywords: Current Employment Statistics ; data collection ; collection form ; form redesign

Small-Area Estimation for Government SurveysBac Tran, Carma Ray Hogue
Keywords: Cut-off sampling ; Decision-based ; Direct Estimator ; Synthetic Estimator ; Composite Estimator ; Step-wise Ratio

Other Cmte/Business

Session 208494: Survey Research Methods Section Business Meeting
Chair(s): John Czajka, Mathematica Policy Research

Papers Presented at the 67th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
May 17 – 20, 2012, Orlando, Florida

A Focus Group Pilot Study of Use of Smartphone to Collect Information About Health BehaviorsJames Dayton, Shanta R. Dube, Naomi Freedner-Maguire, S. Sean Hu
Keywords: smartphone survey, focus group design, public health surveillance, feasibility, population-based survey

Adapting and Improving Methods to Manage Cognitive Pretesting of Multilingual Survey InstrumentsBarbara Lazirko, Yuling Pan, M. Mandy Sha
Keywords: cognitive interviewing, pretesting, ACS, translation

Address-Based Sampling: Census Block Group Data Used to Define Incentive StructureAnh Thu Burks, Michael W. Link
Keywords: Address based sampling, sample indicators, Census type variables, and incentives

An Examination of Visual Design Effects in a Self-Administered Mail SurveyCatherine Bullington, Sarah Hastedt, Douglas Williams
Keywords: questionnaire design, skip instructions, response option order

Cell Phones and Nonsampling Error in the American Time Use SurveyStephanie Denton, Brian Meekins
Keywords: cell phone, mobile phone, nonresponse, measurement error

Changing Survey Modes: Does It Matter How You Get There?Ashley Amaya, Kari Carris, Lee Fiorio, Felicia LeClere, Whitney Murphy, Jennifer Vanicek, Kanru Xia
Keywords:

Characteristics of People Overcounted in the CensusSarah K. Heimel
Keywords: Census, duplication, overcount, coverage

Comparing Face-to-Face and Online Approach: Household Recruitment of Consumer Panel in ChinaShu Duan, Teresa Jin (Ye), Jennie W. Lai, Yu-Chieh Lin (Jay)
Keywords:

Development of the Federal Statistical System Public Opinion SurveyJennifer Hunter Childs, Shelly Wilkie Martinez, Laura Rasmussen, Stephanie Willson, Monica Wroblewski
Keywords: Federal Statistics, Trust, Credibility, Administrative Records, Cognitive Interviewing, Questionnaire Development

Did the 2010 Census Social Marketing Campaign Shift Public Mindsets?Nancy Bates, Mary Mulry
Keywords: Census 2010, paid advertising, nonresponse

Effects of Employment Classifications of Conceptual Variability of Response Category Options€”Implications for Data QualityJohn Bosley, Scott Fricker, Dan Gillman
Keywords: categorization errors, response options

Efficiency of Recruitment Methods to Recruit Monolingual Asian Participants for Cognitive InterviewsLu Liu, Hyunjoo Park, M. Mandy Sha
Keywords: respondent recruitment, cognitive interview, monolingual Asians

Emerging Techniques of Respondent Engagement: Leveraging Game and Social Mechanics for Mobile Application ResearchJennie W. Lai, Michael W. Link, Lorelle Vanno
Keywords:
 
Evaluating Where Overlap Occurs in a Landline and Cell Phone Dual Frame SurveyPiper DuBray, Kristie Healey, Randal ZuWallack
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Gathering User Experience on Metering Technology for iPhone/iPad UsersKelly L. Bristol, Michael W. Link, Tom Wells
Keywords: user experience, smartphone, mobile, passive meter, iPhone, iPad

Geographical Accuracy of Cell Phone Samples and the Effect on Telephone Survey Bias, Variance, and CostMeena Khare, Benjamin Skalland
Keywords: Cell-Phone Sampling, Non-Coverage Bias

Georgia on Their Minds: The Impact of War and Financial Crisis on Georgian Confidence in Social and Governmental InstitutionsAllan L. McCutcheon, A. Lynn Phillips, Davit Tsabutashvili
Keywords: Georgia, confidence, war, World Poll

Integrating Biological Data Collection and Retaining Survey Subjects in a Longitudinal WorkplaceLeslie K. Erickson, Frank J. Mierzwa
Keywords: Biomeasure collection, longitudinal, dried blood spot, workplace study, interviewer, actigraphy, subject recruitment, subject retention, layperson, data quality, logistics

Interviewing Proxy Versus Self-Reporting Respondents to Obtain Information Regarding Living SituationsJennifer Hunter Childs, Sarah Cook, Tiffany King
Keywords: proxy versus self report, survey research, census

Managing Quality on a Large Qualitative Research Study with Complex Respondent Recruitment CriteriaJulie Feldman, Sarah K. Heimel, Katherine Kenward, M. Mandy Sha
Keywords: quality, cognitive testing, Census coverage, project management

Modeling Coverage Error in Address Lists Due to Geocoding Error: The Impact on Survey Operations and SamplingLee Fiorio, Jizhou Fu
Keywords: Address-based samples, geocoding error, sample frame construction, DSF, coverage

New Research Directions in Computer Experiments: Clustered DesignsSelden B. Crary
Keywords: Twin-point design, twin points, clustered design, computer experiments, Gaussian processes, IMSE, design of computer experiments, Kriging, essential discontinuity, rational function, covariance function, covariance matrix, ill-conditioning

On the Run: Using Smartphones to Track Millennial's Purchase BehaviorJustin Baile, Karen Benezra, Michael W. Link, Jeff Scagnelli
Keywords: Longitudinal, mobile phones, Mobile Survey

Online Surveys Aren't Just for Computers Anymore! Exploring Potential Mode Effects Between Smartphone and Computer-Based Online SurveysCharles Andrus, Trent Buskirk
Keywords: Smartphones, iPhone, Cell Phone, Survey Research, Randomized Complete Block Design, Mode Effects, APPS

Predicting When to Adopt Given Frame Construction Methods: Modeling Coverage and Cost BenefitsIpek Bilgen, Tamara Brooks, Mark Clausen, Katie Dekker, Ned English, Lee Fiorio, Colm O'Muircheartaigh
Keywords: Address-based samples, area probability, National Children's Study, listing, frame construction, modeling coverage

Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies: U.S. Incentive ExperimentHongsheng Hao, Tom Krenzke, Leyla Mohadjer
Keywords: Assessments, attempts, refusal rates, response rates

SHOW Me the Money? Effects of Preincentives, Differential Incentives, and Envelope Messaging in an ABS Mail Survey Kristen Cyffka, Jennifer Dykema, Kelly Elver, Rae Ganci, Karen Jaques, John Stevenson
Keywords: Mail surveys, incentives, response rates, envelope messaging

Speaking the Same Language: Effective Techniques for Reaching Spanish-Speaking Households in a Mail SurveySaida Mamedova, Andrew Zukerberg
Keywords:

Testing Mail Notification Strategies for an Internet Response Option in the American Community SurveyMary C. Davis, Rachel Horwitz, Michelle Ruiter, Jennifer Guarino Tancreto, Mary Frances Zelenak
Keywords: Internet data collection, American Community Survey, Notification strategies

The Accuracy of Retrospective Reports on Residence and EmploymentNola du Toit, Catherine Haggerty, Lisa Lee
Keywords:

The Effect of Mode on Participant Responses to Qualitative Research in Virtual WorldsCatherine Billington, Pat Dean Brick, Sarah Dipko
Keywords:

Twitter as a Potential Source for Official Statistics in The Netherlands Piet J H Daas, Joyce Neroni, Marko Roos, Mark van de Ven
Keywords: social networks, data collection, classification, information exchange, topic identification

Usability Issues from Testing a Census Web Survey: Results from Testing of the Census Quality Survey (CQS) Kathleen T. Ashenfelter, Temika Holland, Sabin Lakhe, Elizabeth Nichols, Victor Quach
Keywords: Usability testing, web surveys, demographic questionnaires, pre-testing

Use of Paradata to Assess the Quality and Functionality of the American Community Survey Marcy C. Davis, Rachel Horwitz, Jennifer Guarino Tancreto, Mary Frances Zelenak
Keywords: Paradata, Internet, Quality, Data Collection, Content

Using Doorstep Concerns to Characterize and Assess the Level of Reluctance of Survey Respondents Shiao-Lin Shirley Tsai, Ting Yan
Keywords: paradata, doorstep concerns, nonresponse, principal component analysis, latent class analysis

Who Doesn't Respond When a Survey Is Voluntary? Deborah H. Griffin, Michael D. Starsinic
Keywords: Nonresponse, voluntary data collection, American Community Survey

Why Do Survey Participants Choose to Report by Web, Paper, or Not at All? Results from an American Community Survey Qualitative Study Elizabeth Nichols
Keywords: Reporting options, mode choice, nonrespondents, follow-up study, applied behavior analysis, motivation to respond, Internet survey response

Would You Like a Receipt with That? Availability of Respondent Records When Collecting Expenditure InformationJennifer Edgar, Emily Geisen, Amy Hendershott, Chris Stinger
Keywords:

Positioning of Clarification Features in Web Surveys: Evidence from Eye Tracking DataTanja Kunz, Marek Fuchs
Keywords: questionnaire design, definitions, instructions, question-answer process, eye movements, response quality

Using Adaptive Questionnaire Design in Open-Ended Questions: A Field ExperimentMatthias Emde, Marek Fuchs
Keywords: web surveys, narrative open-ended question, adaptive design, answer box

CATI Interviewers' Job Satisfaction LevelWojciech Jablonski
Keywords: interviewers, CATI, telephone surveys, job satisfaction

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2011)

Invited Papers

Session 51: Is New Emphasis on Administrative Data a Supplement to Survey Research or a 'Paradigm Shift'?
Organizer(s): Young Chun, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Daniel Weinberg, U.S. Census Bureau

Cleaning and Using Administrative Lists: Enhanced Practices and Computational Algorithms for Record Linkage and Modeling/Editing/Imputation - William Erwin Winkler
Keywords: quality, merging, computational algorithms

To understand the Possibilities of Administrative Data you must change your Statistical Paradigm! - Anders Wallgren
Keywords: Administrative data, Register system, Record linkage, Register-based census, Register-based National Accounts

Pandata Systems to Enhance Survey and Census Systems: Employing Administrative Data to Better Inform Public Policy - Young Chun, Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: Administrative data, public policy, paradigm, Register-based census, paradata, pandata

Some Applications of Administrative Data in Health, Plus a Glimpse of the Future - Edward J. Sondik
Keywords: Federal, surveys, administrative, data, health, harmonization

Session 103: Recent Research on Total Survey Error
Organizer(s): Paul P. Biemer, RTI International
Chair(s): Clyde Tucker, Retired

How Much of Interviewer Variance Is Really Nonresponse Error Variance? - Brady Thomas West, Kristen Olson
Keywords: Interviewer Variance, Nonresponse Error, Measurement Error, Total Survey Error, Interviewer Effects, CATI

Nonresponse and Measurement Error: Relationship, Relative Magnitude, and Correction - Andy Peytchev
Keywords: Nonresponse Bias, Measurement Error, Multiple Imputation, MSE, Total Survey Error, Paradata

Challenges in Minimizing Nonsampling Errors in an International Assessment of Adult Competencies - Leyla K. Mohadjer
Keywords: Nonsampling errors, international surveys, standards and guidelines, quality control

Repercussions of Nonresponse Follow-Up for Measurement Error - Frauke Kreuter
Keywords:

Session 379: Latest Developments on Analysis of Missing Data
Organizer(s): Baojiang Chen, University of Nebraska
Chair(s): Baojiang Chen, University of Nebraska

A Functional Method for Longitudinal Data with Missing Responses and Covariate Measurement Error - Grace Y. Yi, Yanyuan Ma, Raymond James Carroll
Keywords: Functional measurement error modeling, Generalized method of moments, Inverse probability weighting, Longitudinal data, Missing response

Generating Multiple Imputations from Multiple Models to Incorporate Model Uncertainty in Nonignorable Missing Data Problems - Ofer Harel, Juned Siddique
Keywords: multiple imputation, misssing data, nonignorable models, model uncertainty

Empirical Likelihood-Based Method Using Calibration for Longitudinal Data with Drop-Out - Xiao-Hua "Andrew" Zhou, Baojiang Chen
Keywords: missing-data, calibration, empirical likelihood, longitudinal data

Bayesian Modeling and Inference for Data with Informative Treatment Switching or Dropout - Ming-Hui Chen, Qingxia Chen, David Ohlssen, Joseph G. Ibrahim
Keywords: Intermittent missingness, Markov chain Monte Carlo, Missing at random, Multivariate logistic regression, Multivariate mixed-effects model, Non-ignorable

Session 383: Using Paradata for Field Management, Quality Assurance, and Statistical Control
Organizer(s): Matt Jans, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Jim Dahlhamer, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Proposed Indicators to Assess Interviewer Performance in CATI Surveys - Francois Laflamme
Keywords: paradata, productivity, call center, call scheduler

Comparing CAPI Trace File Data and Quality Control Reinterview Data as Methods of Maintaining Data Quality - Matt Jans, Robyn Sirkis, Christina Schultheis, Renee M. Gindi, Jim Dahlhamer
Keywords: paradata, CAPI, data quality, interviewers, NHIS, Census Bureau

Using Statistical Process Control to Understand Variation in Computer-Assisted Personal Interviewing Data - Robyn Sirkis, Matt Jans, Jim Dahlhamer, Renee M. Gindi, Benjamin Duffey
Keywords: Paradata, Statistical Process Control, NHIS

An Attempt to Reduce Survey Costs via Logistic Regression and Paradata - Frost A. Hubbard, James R. Wagner
Keywords: Paradata, Health and Retirement Study, Responsive Design, Institute for Social Research

Analyzing Interviewer Call Record Data Using a Multilevel Multinomial Modeling Approach to Understand the Process Leading to Cooperation or Refusal - Julia D'Arrigo, Gabriele B. Durrant, Fiona Steele
Keywords: paradata, interviewer call data, multilevel multinomial logistic regression

Session 490: Surveys, Bayesian Modeling, and the Interconnections: A Session in Honor of Joseph Sedransk
Organizer(s): Guofen Yan, University of Virginia
Chair(s): Jiayang Sun, Case Western Reserve University

Estimation of Finite Population Domain Means: Then and Now - Jiming Jiang, Thuan Nguyen
Keywords: Asymptotics, Mean Square Prediction Error, Model Misspecification, Nested-Error Regression, Robustness, Small Area Estimation

Calibrated Bayes Inference for Sample Surveys - Rod Little
Keywords: Calibrated Bayes, survey sampling, design based inference

Bayesian Predictive Inference for Small Areas with Uncertain Unit-Level Models - Donald Malec, Ryan Janicki
Keywords:

Bayesian Predictive Inference for a Proportion with Nonresponse - Balgobin Nandram
Keywords: Gibbs sampler, Log-linear, Multinomial-Dirichlet, Patterns of missingness, Sensitivity analysis

Session 592: Multiple Designs for Census Data Collection and Surveys
Organizer(s): Linda Hewitt, International Association of Survey Statisticians
Chair(s): Jil Matheson, UK Statistics Authority

The United States Experience: Streamlining the Decennial Census and Meeting Data User Needs - Deborah Harner Griffin
Keywords: Census, data users, American Community Survey

The First Fully Register-Based Census in Sweden - Ingegerd Jansson, Boris Lorenc, Dan Hedlin, Anders Holmberg
Keywords: register-based statistics, census

A Review of Caribbean Population and Housing Census Experiences Using the Long and Short Forms - Linda Hewitt, Godfrey St. Bernard
Keywords: Census enumeration, Long form, Short form, Design-based estimation, Efficiency, Caribbean

Enhancing the Value of Census Data Through Data Integration - Frank Yu, Ros Watmuff, Gemma Van Halderen, Graeme Thompson, Jeffrey Wright
Keywords: Census, Data linkage, Datasets, longitudial

Topic Contributed Papers

Session 17: Address-Based Sampling: A Frame Discussion
Organizer(s): Ashley Amaya, NORC at the The University of Chicago
Chair(s): Ashley Amaya, NORC at the The University of Chicago

Comparing the Coverage of Alternative Address Frames for the 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey - Rachel Harter, Katie Dekker, Anna Wiencrot, Ned English, Jizhou Fu, Mary Hess, Hina Shah, Bradley Parsell
Keywords: sampling frames, address-based sampling, area probability studies

Choices of Frame Construction on the National Children's Study: Impacts on Address Quality and Survey Results - Ned English, Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Katie Dekker
Keywords: address-based samples, area probability, National Children's Study, listing, frame construction

A Comparison of Data Collected Using Address-Based Sampling to Those from Alternate Sampling Techniques in the National Children's Study - Katie Dekker, Ned English, Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Martin Barron
Keywords: address based sampling, frame construction

Best Practices for Matching Address-Based Samples to Telephone Numbers - Ashley Amaya, Ben Skalland, Becky Ruthenburg, Karen Wooten
Keywords: address-based sampling, National Immunization Survey, telephone interviewing, address to telephone matching, match accuracy

Session 65: Address-Based Sampling: A Discussion on Operations and Data Collection
Organizer(s): Ashley Amaya, NORC at the The University of Chicago
Chair(s): Michael Davern, NORC at the The University of Chicago

Use of Paradata to Assess the Performance of a Multi-Mode ABS Study - Ting Yan, Rupa Datta, Kirk M. Wolter, Hee-Choon Shin
Keywords: address based sampling, multi-mode design, paradata

Multi-Mode Address-Based Sampling and Mode Effects in REACH U.S. - Kanru Xia, Lee Fiorio, Whitney Murphy, Karri Carris
Keywords: address-based sampling, multi-mode, coverage, bias, mode effects

Address-Based Sampling with a Field Component for the CICPE 2010 - Steven Pedlow
Keywords: Census Integrated Communication Program Evaluation, address based sampling

Cost Efficiency: Which Design Is Cheapest? - Ashley Amaya
Keywords: variable cost, sample designs

Issues in Weighting the 2009 Residential Energy Consumption Survey - Rachel Harter, Mike Kwanisai, Ashley Amaya
Keywords: area probability, weights, multiplicity, adjustment, poststratification

Session 115: Recent Advances in Statistical Matching
Organizer(s): Susan Rassler, University of Bamberg

Using Uncertainty Bounds for Regression Imputation in Statistical Matching - Hans Kiesl, Susanne Rassler
Keywords: statistical matching, regression imputation, uncertainty bounds

Robust Multiple Imputation for Discrete Data in Missing-by-Design Settings - Florian Meinfelder, Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: multiple imputation, missing data, statistical matching, data fusion

Bayesian Analysis of Binary Probit Models: The Case of Measurement Error and Sequential Regression Modeling for Missing Explaining Factors - Christian Aβmann, Benno Schonberger
Keywords: MICE, MCMC, Bayesian Analysis, Probit, Measurement Error, Panel Data

Statistical Matching of Administrative and Survey Data: An Application to Wealth Inequality Analyses - Anika Rasner, Frick R. Joachim, Markus M. Grabka
Keywords: statistical matching, imputation, inequality, social security wealth

Displaying Uncertainty In Data Fusion By Multiple Imputation - Susanne Rassler, Julia Cielebak
Keywords: statistical matching, bounds, missing data, combining data from different sources

Session 159: Multi-Mode Surveys: Design and Effects
Organizer(s): Brad Edwards, Westat Inc.
Chair(s): Mark Pierzchala, MPP Survey Services

Distinguishing Mode Selection Effects from Mode Response Effects in the Consumer Assessments of Healthcare Providers and Systems (CAHPS) Survey - Alan M. Zaslavsky
Keywords: principal stratification, mixed mode survey, health care surveys

Framing Inference from Mixed-Mode Surveys Using Causal Inference Framework - Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: Bayesian Inference, Potential Outcomes, Nonresponse, Measurement Error, Panel Surveys, Mixed Modes

Can We Drive Respondents to the Web? Experiemntal Tests of Multi-Mode Survey Implementation and Varied Survey Benefit Appeals - Danna Moore
Keywords: mult-mode surveys, experiments survey design, benefit appeals, agriculture

Piggyback Survey Respondents and Mode: Lessons Learned from Design and Operations - Brad Edwards
Keywords: survey design, multi-mode, piggyback, sample design

Using a Multi-Mode Survey Design on a Panel Study of New Businesses - David DesRoches
Keywords: establishment surveys, entrepreneurship, multi-mode surveys, business surveys

Session 226: Solving Nonstandard Problems for National Surveys
Organizer(s): Denise A. Abreu, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Chair(s): Xia Wang, National Institute of Statistical Sciences

Is It Feasible to Use a Sampling List Frame to Evaluate Misclassification Errors of an Area-Frame-Based Survey? - Denise A. Abreu, Andrea C. Lamas, Hailin Sang, Pam Arroway, Kenneth Kyle Lopiano, Linda J. Young
Keywords: Misclassification Errors, Area Frame, List Frame, Record Linkage, Re-screening Survey

Adjusting an Area Frame Estimate for Misclassification Using a List Frame - Andrea C. Lamas, Denise A. Abreu, Hailin Sang, Kenneth Kyle Lopiano, Pam Arroway, Linda J. Young
Keywords: Misclassification, Area Frame, List Frame, Classification and Regression Tree, Receiver Operating Characteristic curve

Estimating Change for a Dynamic Target Population - Ivan A. Carrillo-Garcia
Keywords: Longitudinal surveys, Panel surveys, Weighting, Finite population, Super-population, Division of Science Resources Statistics, NSF

Developing a Set of Decision Rules for a Responsive Split Questionnaire Design - Jeffrey Gonzalez
Keywords: Composite estimation, Cost-error tradeoffs, Matrix sampling, Multiphase sampling, Paradata, Propensity model

Session 287: Exploration of Data Quality in Work with Administrative Records and Sample Surveys
Organizer(s): John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair(s): Denise A. Abreu, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Exploration of Data Quality in Work with Administrative Records and Sample Surveys - Daniell Toth, Polly Phipps
Keywords: Recursive partitioning, non-ignorable nonresponse, propensity model, establishment survey, Classification and Regression Trees (CART)

Re-Weighting the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Linked to Medicare Administrative Records - Lisa Beth Mirel, Jennifer D. Parker
Keywords: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, NHANES, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, CMS, Statistical weights, Non-response adjustment

Building A Comprehensive Data Set On Every Teacher: The Nces Teacher Compensation Survey - Stephen Q. Cornman, Frank Johnson, Lei Zhou, Amber Noel
Keywords: Administrative data on teachers' compensation, teacher salaries, teacher characteristics

Responsive Designs for Rare Subpopulations Subject to Misclassification - Randall Powers, John L. Eltinge
Keywords: Efficient design, Measurement error, Point estimation, Response error, Subsampling, Total statistical risk

Session 290: Social Statistics Section Student Paper Competition Winners
Organizer(s): Elizabeth A. Stuart, The Johns Hopkins University
Chair(s): Nicholas Beyler, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Bayesian Analysis of Between-Group Differences in Variance Components in Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models - Brady Thomas West
Keywords: Bayesian Analysis, Variance Components, Generalized Linear Mixed Models, Likelihood Ratio Testing, Survey Interviewing, Interviewer Variance

Combining Information from Multiple Complex Surveys - Qi Dong
Keywords: complex sample survey, combining rule for multiple surveys, synthetic populations, multiple imputation, health insurance coverage rates, NHIS, MEPS

Variance Inflation Factors in the Analysis of Complex Survey Data - Dan Liao
Keywords: cluster sample, collinearity diagnostics, linearization variance estimator, survey-weighted least squares, stratified sample, unequal weighting

Synthetic Data Generation for Small-Area Estimation in the American Community Survey - Joseph Sakshaug
Keywords: synthetic data, small area estimation, disclosure, microdata

Imputation and Estimation Under Nonignorable Nonresponse for Household Surveys with Missing Covariate Information - Anna Sikov, Danny Pfeffermann
Keywords: Bootstrap, Calibration, Horvitz-Thompson type estimator, Respondents distribution, Nonrespondents distribution

Session 291: Model Selection and Inference in Complex Problems with Survey Applications
Organizer(s): Ansu Chatterjee, University of Minnesota
Chair(s): Taps Maiti, Michigan State University

Benchmarking the Mixed Linear Model for Longitudinal Data - Thuan Nguyen
Keywords: Longitudinal Data, Linear Mixed Models, Missing Values

GEE Analysis of Clustered Binary Data with Diverging Number of Parameters - Lan Wang, Jianhui Zhou, Annie Qu
Keywords: GEE, clustered binary data, high-dimensional data, correlated data

Threshold Estimation Using P-Values - Atul Mallik, Moulinath Banerjee, Bodhisattva Sen
Keywords: baseline value, change point, stump function

Hierarchical Spatial Regression Models for Change Point Analysis - Chae Young Lim, Taps Maiti, Sarat C. Dass
Keywords: Joinpoint analysis, Disease mapping, Bayesian nonparametrics, Dirichlet process priors

Joint Estimation of Multiple Gaussian Graphical Models by Nonconvex Penalty Functions with an Application to Genomic Data - Hyonho Chun
Keywords: GGMs, regularization, gene networks

Session 338: Perspectives on Managing Data Confidentiality and Access Issues by Government, Academic, and Nonprofit Researchers
Organizer(s): Chris Chapman, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair(s): Jonaki Bose, Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality, SAMHSA

The Microdata Analysis System at the U.S. Census Bureau - Michael Freiman, Laura Zayatz, Lisa Singh, Jiashen You, Michael DePersio
Keywords: Data Confidentiality, Remote Access Servers, Universe Subsampling, Synthetic Data, Regression, Disclosure

Research Access to Statewide Longitudinal Data Systems - Satkartar Kinney
Keywords: Data Access, Education Data

Disclosure Risk Assessment for Population-based Cancer Microdata - Mandi Yu, David Stinchcomb, Kathleen Cronin
Keywords: Cancer Registry Data, Disclosure Risk, Population Unique, Small Area, ACS, PUMS

Simulating Geography for Microdata Disclosure via Sparse Multinomial Probit Models - Lane F. Burgette, Jerome P. Reiter
Keywords: Confidentiality, Multinomial probit, Potts model, Spatial, Synthetic

Applicability of Basic Separability Principles to Enhance the Operational Efficiency of Synthetic Tabular Data Generation Procedures in Multidimensional Table Structures - Ramesh Atmaram Dandekar
Keywords: Statistical Disclosure, perturbation, tabular data, establishment data, individual data, privacy

Session 393: Linking Administrative Data to Survey Data: Implications for Consent
Organizer(s): Joseph Sakshaug, University of Michigan
Chair(s): Joseph Sakshaug, University of Michigan

Jumping the Informed Consent Hurdle: Federal Agency Experiences - Mary Frazier, Cynthia Nickerson
Keywords: administrative records, linking, informed consent

Historical data linkage of tax records on earnings: The case of the Living in Canada Survey pilot - Manon Langevin, Andrew Heisz
Keywords: historical linkage, retrospective linkage, tax data, administrative data, matched data, linkage rate

Record Linkage in the Survey of Health, Ageing, and Retirement in Europe - Annelies Blom, Ulrich Krieger, Julie M. Korbmacher
Keywords: record linkage, administrative data, consent, interviewer effects

Session 397: New Developments in American Community Survey Methods and Mapping Applications
Organizer(s): Michael Beaghen, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Alfredo Navarro, U.S. Census Bureau

Using Imputation Methods to Improve the American Community Survey Estimates of the Group Quarters Population for Small Geographies - Mark Asiala, Michael Beaghen, Alfredo Navarro
Keywords: sample design, small area estimation

Using Statistical Process Control Techniques in the American Community Survey - Steven Hefter, Erica Marquette
Keywords: ACS, Statistical Process Control, Error

Incorporating a Finite Population Correction Factor in American Community Survey Variance Estimates - Michael Starsinic
Keywords: American Community Survey, variance estimation, finite population correction

Improving Weighted Person-Level Estimates from the American Community Survey's Public Use Microdata Sample - Bryan Dale Garrett
Keywords: American Community Survey, weighting, public use microdata

Mapping American Community Survey Data - Nancy K. Torrieri, Michael Ratcliffe, David Wong
Keywords: American Community Survey, Mapping, Sampling Error

Session 453: Using the American Community Survey as a Sampling Frame: A Collaborative Effort
Organizer(s): Stephen Cohen, National Science Foundation
Chair(s): Brian Harris-Kojetin, Office of Management and Budget

NSCG Sampling Issues When Using an ACS-Based Sampling Frame - David Hall, Stephen Cohen, John Finamore, Flora Lan
Keywords: NSCG, ACS, Sampling Frame

NSCG Estimation Issues When Using an ACS-Based Sampling Frame - John Finamore, Stephen Cohen, David Hall, Donsig Jang, Julie Walker
Keywords: NSCG, Multiple Panel Estimation, ACS

Evaluating 2003 NSCG Dual-Frame Estimates for 2010 NSCG Planning Purposes - Donsig Jang, David Hall
Keywords: NSCG, Dual Frame Estimation

Variance Estimation Issues in the 2010 NSCG Two-Phase Sample Design - Michael Edmund White, Jean Opsomer
Keywords: NSCG, ACS, two-phase sample design, variance estimation

Session 455: Disclosure Avoidance for Tabular Data
Organizer(s): Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Chair(s): Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Initial Efforts to Extend the EZS Noise Methodology to the Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages - Michael Buso
Keywords: tabular data, disclosure, noise, random noise

Applying Cell Suppression to Inter-Related Tables - Jacob Bournazian, Michael Salpeter, Bin Zhang
Keywords: confidentiality, cell suppression

Modernizing Cell Suppression Software at the U.S. Census Bureau - Paul B. Massell
Keywords: Cell Suppression, Sensitive Cells, Protection at the Company Level

Using Tau-Argus and sdcTable to Conduct Secondary Cell Suppression for Linked Tables - Amang Sukasih, Donsig Jang, David Edson
Keywords: disclosure avoidance, tabular data

Session 498: Demographic Survey Sample Redesign at the U.S. Census Bureau
Organizer(s): T. Trang Nguyen, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Timothy L. Kennel, U.S. Census Bureau

Fifty Years of Sample Redesign at the U.S. Census Bureau - James Farber
Keywords: demographic surveys, survey methdology, history

Frame Improvement for the Demographic Surveys Sample Redesign - Xijian Liu
Keywords: coverage improvement, Master Address File, address base sampling

Sample Design Research in the 2010 Sample Redesign - T. Trang Nguyen, Arielle Gerstein
Keywords: Demographic surveys sample redesign, household surveys, survey coodination, annual sampling, multistage sample design

How the U.S. Census Bureau's Redesign of Household Survey Sampling Impacts Field and Clerical Operations - Alex Winstead, Rose Byrne, Scott M. Harclerode, Chris Kuwik
Keywords: sample redesign, locating sample units, household surveys, field operations, group quarters, survey sample

Session 504: Opportunities and Challenges in Statistical Work with Administrative Record Data
Organizer(s): William Iwig, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Chair(s): William Iwig, National Agricultural Statistics Service

A Case Study in Using Household Information from Administrative Databases - Martin Pantel
Keywords: Frames, Administrative data, Paradata

Sources of Revision in Statistics Canada's Service Indices - Keven Bosa
Keywords: multi-mode, administrative data, imputation, revision

Utilizing Automated Statistical Edit Changes in Significance Editing - Wendy Barboza, Kay Turner
Keywords: significance editing, statistical data editing, selective editing, outlier detection, NASS

Trends in Record Linkage Refusal Rates: Characteristics of National Health Interview Survey Participants Who Refuse Record Linkage - Donna M. Miller, Renee M. Gindi, Jennifer D. Parker
Keywords: administrative data, refusal to link, health survey, NCHS, NHIS, Social Security Number

Session 563: Calibration Weighting and Benchmarking in Sample Surveys
Organizer(s): Phil Kott, RTI International
Chair(s): Darryl Creel, RTI International

Calibration Estimation and Longitudinal Survey Weights: Application to the NSF Survey of Doctorate Recipients - Michael D. Larsen, Siyu Qing, Beilei Zhou, Mary A. Foulkes
Keywords: calibration weighting, longitudinal study, panel study, raking, SESTAT, survey sampling

Exploring Calibration of NIS Weights Utilizing Telephone Status from the NHIS - Meena Khare, Kennon R. Copeland, Abera Wouhib, Nadarajasundaram Ganesh, Kirk M. Wolter
Keywords: RDD telephone surveys, noncoverage adjustment

WTADJX Is Coming: Calibration Weighting in SUDAAN When Unit Nonrespondents Are Not Missing at Random and Other Applications - Phil Kott
Keywords: Response model, Nonresponse bias, Generalized raking, Variance estimation, Optimal calibration

Simultaneous Calibration and Nonresponse Adjustment with Explicit Variance Formulas - Eric Victor Slud, Yves Thibaudeau
Keywords: selection probabilities, nonresponse adjustments, design-consistency, linearization formula

Two-Stage Bayesian Benchmarking for Small-Area Estimation - Malay Ghosh
Keywords: Bayes, Benchmarking, Small Area, Two Stage

Sessino 606: The Federal Government's Response to Emerging Privacy Challenges
Organizer(s): J. Neil Russell, National Center for Education Statistics
Chair(s): J. Neil Russell, National Center for Education Statistics

Maintaining Privacy in Data.gov Data Files - Jacob Bournazian
Keywords: Confidentiality, Privacy

The Challenges of Consolidating Federal Government Information Systems - Ron Bianchi, Peter Meyer
Keywords: SCOPE, privacy, security, consolidation, federal, transparency

Statistical Methods for Protecting Personally Identifiable Information in Aggregate Reporting - Marilyn Seastrom
Keywords: Disclosure Limitation Methods, Confidentiality, Privacy, Aggregated Data, Data Protection

Evaluating a Constrained Hotdeck to Perturb American Community Survey Data for the Census Transportation Planning Products - Tom Krenzke, Jianzhu Li, David Judkins, Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: Synthetic data, semi-parametric imputation, model-based imputation, data utility, disclosure limitation, confidentiality

Exploring New Methods for Protecting and Distributing Confidential Research Data - Felicia LeClere
Keywords: confidentiality, data services, data sharing, cloud computing

Session 609: Overview on Results from 2010 Census Nonresponse and Group Quarters Field Operations
Organizer(s): Geoffrey Ian Jackson, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Michael R. Elliott, University of Michigan

No Group Quarters Left Behind: The New 2010 Census Group Quarters Validation - Andre Williams, Diane Barrett
Keywords: Group Quarters Validation (GQV), Other Living Quarters (OLQs), Addressing Canvassing, Group Quarters (GQs)

Characteristics of the 2010 Census Nonresponse Follow-Up Operation - Hilda S. Dimmock
Keywords: Nonresponse, 2010 Census, Vacant Delete Check, NRFU Residual, NRFU

Characteristics of the 2010 Census Nonresponse Follow-Up Operation - Sarah K. Heimel
Keywords: 2010 Census, nonresponse, Nonresponse Followup

Evaluating the 2010 Census Nonresponse Follow-Up Reinterview - Sandra Peterson
Keywords: reinterview, quality control, falsification

Outcome of the 2010 Vacant/Delete Check and Nonresponse Follow-Up Residual Census Enumeration Operations - Elizabeth Krejsa Poehler, Geoffrey Ian Jackson
Keywords: Nonresponse Followup, 2010 Census, Vacant Delete Check, Nonresponse Followup Residual

Session 650: Measuring Green Jobs
Organizer(s): Shail Butani, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair(s): Shail Butani, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Measuring Green Industry Employment: Developing a Definition of Green Goods and Services - Robert Vigas
Keywords: Green, GGS, Employment, Green goods and services

Measuring Green Industry Employment - Kristin Fairman
Keywords: Green, GGS, employment, green goods and services

Maximizing Sample Overlap between Two Independent Surveys - David Salvatore Piccone, Edwin Robison, Shail Butani
Keywords: Power allocation, Neyman allocation, sample rotation panels, independent smaple designs, sub-sampling, swapping algorithm

Counting Green Jobs: Developing the Green Technologies and Practices Survey - Sharon Schierberg Stang
Keywords: Green, GTP, practices, technlogies, employment, wages

Contributed Papers

Session 28: Sample and Census Survey Methods 
Chair(s): Yang Cheng, U.S. Census Bureau

Toward a Structural Approach to Questionnaire Design - Ioana Schiopu Kratina, Christina Maria Zamfirescu
Keywords: questionnaire design, node, path, coverage of a question

The 2012 Commodity Flow Survey: Lessons Learned from a Precanvass Survey of Establishments - Li Leung
Keywords: Commodity Flow Survey, Advance Survey, Sample Frame, Freight Transportation, Establishment Survey

Computer Simulations to Improve Quality Control Strategies for Census Data Capture - Glenn Sylvester Wolfgang
Keywords: keying data capture, quality control, average outgoing quality limit (AOQL), Census 2010

Consideration of Variance Estimation in the Sample Design of the U.S. Census Bureau's Service Annual Survey - Grant Degler
Keywords: sample design, variance estimation, simulation study, outlier detection

Hierarchical Simulation Model for Indian PES - Kiranmoy Chatterjee, Arni S.R. Srinivasa Rao
Keywords: Coverage error, Artificial population, Dual system estimate

Session 29: Survey of Methods to Analyze Complex Data
Chair(s): Frank Yoon, Harvard Medical School

Estimating Health Care Savings from Fall-Related Injuries Prevented by the Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention - Terrence E. Murphy
Keywords: zip code tabulation area (ZCTA), fall-related injury, multifactorial intervention, cost of injury, multivariate spatial model

Real-Time Sampling Methods for Patient Surveys - Ronaldo Iachan, Tonja Kyle
Keywords: Real time sampling, patient surveys

Hospital Re-Admission Risk Prediction and Stratification - Donghui Wu, Ognian Asparouhvo
Keywords: Hospital Re-admission Risk, Predictive Modeling, Health Economics, Data Mining

Standard Errors: Statistical Consequences of Health Care Provider Insurance Risk Assumption - Thomas Cox
Keywords: standard errors, health care finance, capitation, prospective payment systems, managed care, insurance

Investigation of the Consequence of State Mandated Insurance Coverage for Autism - David Ben Ellsworth
Keywords: Autism, Data Mining, Legislation, Health Insurance

A Bayesian Analytical Study of the Impact of Information Therapy Events Using Patient-Level Claims Data - Philip Twumasi-Ankrah, Traci A. Hart, Douglas D. Bradham, Nikki Woods, Amy Chesser
Keywords: Information Therapy, Health-care, generalized linear models, bayesian analysis, claims data, insurance

Session 35: Data-Collection Methods, Interviewers, and Survey Management
Chair(s): Barbara Lepidus Carlson, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Investigating the Effect of Interviewer Job Attitudes on Turnover and Job Performance in Centralized Telephone Interviewing Facilities - Ashley Bowers, Steven G. Heeringa, Michael R. Elliott, Benjamin Duffey
Keywords: survey costs, interviewer turnover, job satisfaction, job performance

Information Flowing in Two Directions: How Respondents Learn by Responding to the National Health Interview Survey - Jane F. Gentleman
Keywords: Survey respondents, Interviewer training, National Health Interview Survey, National Center for Health Statistics

Where Do Interviewers Go When They Do What They Do? An Analysis of Interviewer Travel in Two Field Surveys - James R. Wagner, Kristen Olson
Keywords: cost analysis, interviewers, face to face data collection, nonresponse

Optimizing CATI Workload to Minimize Data Collection Cost - Ghulam Hussain Choudhry
Keywords: Linear and logistic regression models, Optimum CATI schedule, Non-linear programming, Cost-savings

Highlights and Lessons from the First Two Pilots of Responsive Collection Design for CATI Surveys - Francois Laflamme, Hlne St-Jean
Keywords: paradata, responsive design, active management, productivity, R-indicator, propensity model

Session 36: Variance Estimation
Chair(s): Rebecca Andridge, The Ohio State University

New Resampling Method for Two-Phase Sampling Designs - Erika Antal, Yves Till
Keywords: variance-estimation, bootstrap, two-phase

Finite Population Correction (FPC) for NAEP Variance Estimation - Lou Rizzo, Keith Rust
Keywords: Jackknife, NAEP, Finite Population Correction, Fay's Method

Variance Estimation for Measures of Trends with Rotated Repeated Surveys - Yves Guy Berger
Keywords: Auxiliary variables, Inclusion probabilities, Multivariate regression, Sampling designs, Stratification, Unequal probabilitie

Using Successive Difference Replication for Estimating Variances - Stephen Ash
Keywords: Successive differences, successive difference replication, systematic random sampling

Incorporating a First-Stage Finite Population Correction (FPC) in Variance Estimation for a Two-Stage Design in the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) - Jennifer Kali, John Burke, Lloyd Hicks, Lou Rizzo, Keith Rust
Keywords: Jackknife, school sample, replicate weights

Session 80: Section on Survey Research Methods - Evaluating Imputation Methods: Multiple, Multivariate, and Other Approaches
Chair(s): Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics

Analysis of Multiple Imputation Methods for the Survey of Local Election Officials - Timothy Markham, Jeffrey Schneider, Eric Falk, David McGrath
Keywords: PROC MI, hot deck, multiple imputation, voting

Imputation of Multiple-Response Items in SESTAT and Its Component Surveys - Nicholas Beyler, Donsig Jang, Amang Sukasih
Keywords: Hot-Deck Imputation, Multivariate Imputation, SESTAT, IVEware

Multiple Imputation for Missing Covariates in Regression Models with Interactions - Soeun Kim, Catherine Ann Sugar, Thomas R. Belin
Keywords: missing data, multiple imputation, regression, interaction

A Comparison of Approximate Bayesian Bootstrap and Weighted Sequential Hot Deck for Multiple Imputation - Darryl Creel
Keywords: Multiple Imputation, Approximate Bayesian Bootstrap, Weighted Sequential Hot Deck

IRT Summarized Pattern Mixture Model for Data Not Missing at Random - Jian Zhu, Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: multiple imputation, item response theory, nonignorable missing data

Assessing Several Hot Deck Imputation Methods for Several Economic Programs - Laura T. Bechtel, Roberta Gibson, Yarissa Gonzalez, Alison Gajcowski, Matthew Nelson
Keywords: hot deck imputation, simulation, cross-validation

Session 125: Federal Survey Estimate Quality: Some Issues and Some Solutions
Chair(s): Aref Dajani, U.S. Census Bureau

Exploring Nonresponse Bias In A National Health Expenditures Survey Of Institutions - Sameena Maryam Salvucci, Eric Grau
Keywords: Response Rates, survey estimates, nonresponse adjustment, Weighting, logistic regression, nonresponse modeling

Logistic Regression with Variables Subject to Post-Randomization Method - Yong Ming Jeffrey Woo, Aleksandra Slavkovic
Keywords: Statistical disclosure control, logistic regression, generalized linear models, EM algorithm

Bridging Livestock Survey Results to Published Estimates Through State-Space Models: A Time-Series Approach - Stephen Busselberg
Keywords: State-Space, Time Series, ARIMA, Kalman Filter

Session 129: Small-Area Estimation: Applications to Health Data
Chair(s): Karol Krotki, RTI International

Modeling Health Insurance Coverage Estimates for Minnesota Counties - Joanna Turner, Peter Graven
Keywords: health insurance coverage, small area estimates, MNHA, county estimates, ACS

Application of Hierarchical Bayesian Models with Poststratification for Small-Area Estimation from Complex Survey Data - Vladislav Beresovsky, Catharine W. Burt, Van Parsons, Nathaniel Schenker, Ryan Mutter
Keywords: health care utilization, small area estimation, multilevel logistic regression, poststratification, hierarchical Bayesian model

A Three-Part Model for Survey Estimates of Proportions - Samuel Szelepka, Mark Bauder
Keywords: SAHIE, Health Insurance, Small Area Estimation

Methods and Results for Small-Area Estimation Using Smoking Data from the 2008 National Health Interview Survey - Neung Soo Ha, Van Parsons, Partha Lahiri
Keywords: National Health Interview Survey, Small area estimation, Fay-Herriot method, Variance estimation, Hierarchical modeling

The Development of State Estimates from a National Health Survey - Wendy Van de Kerckhove, Robert E. Fay , Leyla K. Mohadjer, Lester R. Curtin
Keywords: Small area estimation, NHANES, CHIS

State and Local Wireless and Landline Estimates - Nadarajasundaram Ganesh, Michael Davern, Stephen Blumberg, Julian Luke, Miche Boudreaux, Karen Soderberg
Keywords: NHIS, Small Area Estimation, State Wireless Prevalence Estimates

Session 174: Small-Area Estimation in Theory and Practice
Chair(s): Hans Kiesl, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences

Estimation of Poverty at the School District Level Using Hierarchical Bayes Modeling - Sam Hawala, Partha Lahiri
Keywords: Small Area Estimation, Hierarchical Bayes, SAIPE, MCMC

A Bayesian Zero-One Inflated Beta Model for Estimating Poverty in U.S. Counties - Jerzy Wieczorek, Sam Hawala
Keywords: Small Area Estimates, SAIPE, MCMC, Beta Regression, Hierarchical Model

Application of Small-Area Estimation for Annual Survey of Employment and Payroll - Bac Tran
Keywords: Decision-based Estimation, Modified Direct Estimator, Synthetic Estimation, Composite Estimation

An Empirical Best Linear Unbiased Prediction Approach to Small-Area Estimation of Crop Parameters - Michael E. Bellow, Partha Lahiri
Keywords: small-area estimation, components of variance, predictor variables

A 'Virtual Population' Approach to Small-Area Estimation - Michael P. Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel, Lina S. Balluz
Keywords: Iterative Probability Adjustment, American Community Survey, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Additive Random Coefficient (ARC) Models for Robust Small Area Estimation - Ralph E. Folsom, Akhil K. Vaish, Avinash C. Singh
Keywords: small area estimation, generalized design effects, nonignorable survey sampling design, general liner mixed model, additive random coefficient, survey weighted estimating equations

Quasi-BLUPs for Reducing Over-Shrinkage in Small-Area Estimation - Avinash C. Singh, Pin Yuan
Keywords: Alternatives to EBLUP, Over-shrinkage, Zero or Negative Estimated Variance Component

Session 175: Section on Survey Research Methods - Evaluating Sample Designs and Redesigns
Chair(s): Roy Whitmore, RTI International

Sampling Design for the 2010-2012 National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey - Iris Shimizu
Keywords: survey design, sampling design, health care survey

Innovative Northern Design Improvements in the Canadian Labour Force Survey - Edward J. Chen
Keywords: sample design, low population, data quality

Early Childhood Longitudinal Study: Kindergarten Class of 2010-2011 - Sample Design Issues - Thanh L, Greg Norman, Karen Tourangeau, J. Michael Brick, Gail Mulligan
Keywords: Longitudinal survey, multi-stage sampling, oversampling, sample coverage, sample attrition

Predicting Violent Crime Rates for the 2010 Redesign of the National Crime Victimization Survey (NCVS) - Robert E. Fay, Jianzhu Li
Keywords: Sample design, UCR

Update on the Evaluation of Sample Design Issues in the National Compensation Survey - Gwyn R. Ferguson, Chester Ponikowski, Joan Coleman
Keywords: survey design, sample allocation, dependent sampling, respondent burden, sample rotation

Alternative Probability Proportionate to Size Sampling Methods for the IPP Sample Design - James Himelein
Keywords: Probability proportionate to size sampling, systematic vs. alternative procedures, Sunter method, Sampford Method, Yates-Grundy variance estimator

Sample Design Changes For The NHANES 2011-2014 Annual Surveys - Sylvia Dohrmann, Hongsheng Hao, Leyla K. Mohadjer, Lin Li, Wendy Van de Kerckhove, Lester R. Curtin
Keywords: Sample design, stratification, oversampling, household surveys

Session 176: Value-Added, IRT Models, and Education Outcomes Value-Added, IRT Models, and Education Outcomes
Chair(s): Booil Jo, Stanford University

Exploring Missing Data in Value-Added Models in Education - Andrew Karl, Yan Yang, Sharon Lohr
Keywords: EM algorithm, generalized linear mixed model, joint model, missing not at random, multi-membership model

Modeling Score-Based Student Achievement Data with Many Ceiling Values - Yan Yang
Keywords: Censoring, EM algorithm, mixed effects, Tobit model, value-added modeling

Teachers' Attitudes Toward Job Conditions: An Index Created by an Unfolding IRT Model - Weiwei Cui
Keywords: Item Response Theory, Survey, Job Satisfaction

Assessing Goodness of Fit of Item Response Theory Models Using Generalized Residuals - Sandip Sinharay, Shelby J. Haberman
Keywords: model fit, psychometrics, educational statistics, item response theory

Modeling Outcomes for Elementary Science Education: The Science Writing Heuristic Project - Mack Shelley, Christopher Gonwa-Reeves, Joan Baenziger, Brian Hand, William Therrien
Keywords: Multilevel modeling, Structural equation models, Science education, Science Writing Heuristic, Iowa Tests of Basic Skills, Cornell Critical Thinking test

Dropout Factories and College Enrollment: How School-Level Rates of On-Time Grade Promotion Affect Matriculation - Thomas Christopher West
Keywords: administrative data, applied, secondary education, postsecondary education, education, grade retention

Session 241: Challenging Populations and Novel Sample Designs
Chair(s): Hyunshik Lee, Westat Inc.
The Mali Road Project: A Case Study in Paired Sampling - Betty J. Jackson, Randall J. Parmer, Saskia R. Devries
Keywords: paired sample design, road improvement project, household finances

Comparing Measure-Level Sampling and Bed-Level Sampling for Group Quarters Sample Redesign - Stephanie M. Coffey, Bonnie Coggins, Arielle Gerstein, Rachel Horwitz
Keywords: Sampling, Clustering, Demographic Surveys

Composite Size Measures in Surveys of Rare or Hard-to-Reach Populations - Frank Potter, Eric Grau, John Hall
Keywords: hard-to-reach populations, rare populations, composite size measure, complex survey design

Two Methods of Sampling New Construction for the Demographic Surveys Sample Redesign - Andreea Rawlings, Danielle Castelo
Keywords: skeleton sampling, new construction sampling, Master Address File

Using Order Sampling to Achieve a Fixed Sample Size After Nonresponse - Pedro J. Saavedra, Lee Harding, Francine Barrington
Keywords: replacements, Pareto sampling, adjustments, simulations, sequential Poisson sampling, propensity categories

Session 242: Multiple Modes and Multiple Data Sources
Chair(s): Elizabeth Stasny, The Ohio State University

A Randomized Experiment Comparing Response Quality in a Single and a Mixed Mode Design Health Survey - Johann Carstensen, Peter Kriwy, Gerhard Krug
Keywords: survey design, mixed mode, sensitive items, web survey, nonresponse, social desirability

Does Survey Mode Make Differences? A Comparative Evaluation of the Department of Defense Survey of Health-Related Behaviors and the U.S. Air Force Community Assessment Survey - Zhiwei Zhang
Keywords: military survey, mixed-mode, web survey, substance use, mental health, DOD

Comparing Cell Phone and Web for a Student Survey - Young-Je Woo, Sun-Woong Kim, Mick Couper
Keywords: cell phone survey, web survey, coverage, response rate

Respondent Effects in a Dual-Mode Survey of Physicians: 2008-2009 - Esther Hing, Chun-Ju Hsiao, Paul Beatty, Sandra Decker
Keywords: Physician survey, Dual mode survey, Respondent effects

Missing Data in Record-Linked Data Sets: Comparing the Performance of Different Missing Data Techniques - Gerhard Krug
Keywords: missing data, record linkage, multiple imputation, sample selection model

An Integrated Adaptive Approach to Data Fusion - Hui Xie, Yi Qian
Keywords: Data Combination, Nonparametric Method, MCMC, Survey, Multiple Imputation, Missing Data

Session 250: Survey Sampling Methodology in Epidemiology
Chair(s): Wendy Lou , University of Toronto

Relationship of Smoking and Cancer in Women: A National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2005-2006 Study - Sunita Ghosh, Qiahao Zhu
Keywords: NHANES, cancer, smoking, GEE, alcohol

Estimating Sibling Recurrence Risk In Population Sample Surveys - Barry Ira Graubard, Monroe G. Sirken
Keywords: counting rule, network estimation, sampling errors, reporting errors

Mantel-Haenszel Estimators for Complex Survey Data - Babette Brumback, Zhulin He
Keywords: odds ratio, complex sampling designs, conditional logistic regression, sparse-data limiting models, cluster sampling

Analysis of Case-Control Studies with Sample Weights - Victoria Landsman, Barry Ira Graubard
Keywords: Informative sampling,, Modeling sample weights, Weighted estimating equations, Sample distribution

Integrating Data From Two Surveys To Estimate The Prevalence Of Cervical Cancer Screening And Its Associated Factors In The U.S.-Mexico Border Region - Ruben Smith, Dyanne Herrera, Emily Schiefelbein, Jill McDonald, Gita Mirchandani
Keywords: Complex survey data, data pooling, subpopulation analysis, logistic regression

Survey Design and Results from UNICEF Project in Sierra Leone - Theresa Diaz, Sowmya R. Rao, Adam Wolkon, Gary Shapiro, Peter S. Bangura, John Baimba
Keywords: childhood mortality, surveys, cluster sample

Use of GPS-Enabled Mobile Devices to Conduct Surveys - Sowmya R. Rao, Gary Shapiro, Theresa Diaz
Keywords: Surveys, GPS-enabled mobile device, PDA

Session 297: Missing Data and Measurement Error
Chair(s): Yan Ma, Cornell University

A Semi-Parametric Roc Approach To Assessing Biomarkers Subject To A Measurement Error And Limit Of Detection - Weijie Chen
Keywords: ROC analysis, biomarker, measurement error, limit of detection, maximum likelihood estimation, semi-parametric model

Multiple Imputation of High-Dimensional Mixed Incomplete Data - Ren He, Thomas R. Belin
Keywords: Multiple Imputation, Hierarchical prior, MCMC, Parameter-Extended algorithm

A Measurement Error Model for Self-Reported Physical Activity - Janet A. Tooze, Richard P. Troiano, Raymond James Carroll, Laurence S. Freedman
Keywords: Measurement error, Questionnaires, Validation, Physical Activity Assessment

Maximum-Likelihood-Based Multiple Imputation - Tejas A. Desai
Keywords: Imputation, Fisher Information, Missing data, maximum likelihood, Frequentist Analysis, General Location Model

Session 305: Section on Survey Research Methods - Assessing and Adjusting for Nonresponse
Chair(s): Rachel Harter, NORC at the The University of Chicago

Estimation with Nonignorable Missing Covariates - Jiwei Zhao, Jun Shao
Keywords: Non-ignorable, missing mechanism, missing covariate, pseudo-likelihood, identifiability, asymptotic normality

Propensity Score Adjustment for Nonignorable Nonresponse - Minsun Kim Riddles, Jae-kwang Kim
Keywords: missing data analysis, nonparametric prediction, generalized least squares, EM algorithm

Assessment of Nonresponse Bias Through Interviewing Effort Analysis in a Dual-Frame RDD Telephone Survey - Wei Zeng, Ben Skalland, James Singleton
Keywords: Cell Phone survey, non-response bias, weighting

Nonresponse Adjustment for a Vector of Outcomes and the MAR Assumption - Joel Wakesberg, Karen Christine Masken, J. Michael Brick
Keywords: nonresponse, missing data mechanism, vector of outcomes, raking

Analysis of Nonresponse in the Statistics of Income's 1999 Individual Tax Return Panel - Tara R. Wells
Keywords: Nonresponse bias, Propensity score adjustment, Panel attrition

Representativeness (R-Index) and Nonresponse Bias Patterns in Household Surveys - John Dixon
Keywords: Survey Nonresponse, R-index, propensity scores

Reweighting in the Presence of Nonresponse in Stratified Designs - Ismael Flores Cervantes, J. Michael Brick
Keywords: Nonresponse, stratification, weighting classes

Session 349: Survey Participation: Maximizing Cooperation and Minimizing Burden
Chair(s): HarmoniJoie Noel, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Cell Phone Versus Landline Respondents: Who's More Cooperative After Screening? - Alicia M. Frasier, Heather M. Morrison
Keywords: RDD, Eligibility Screening, Cell Telephones

Given Different Mobile Phone Device Data Collection Options, What Will Respondents Choose? - Daniel Evan Williams, Laura Haber
Keywords: Mobile phone data collection, At event sampling, Mode effects, Text Message surveys, Mobile web surveys, IVR data collection

Development and Validation of a Questionnaire to Measure Respondents' Perceived Risks of Web Surveys - Hsien-Yuan Hsu, Yi-Hua Lai, Hsin-Ying Chin
Keywords: measurement development, perceived risk theory, response rate, web surveys

Testing Gender Difference in Perceived Time Risk of the Web Surveys Using MIMIC Model - Hsin-Ying Chin, Hsien-Yuan Hsu, Yi-Hua Lai
Keywords: gender difference, perceived risk theory, response rate, web surveys

The Impacts of Respondents' Perceived Privacy and Time Risks on the Web Surveys Reply Intention - Yi-Hua Lai, Hsin-Ying Chin, Hsien-Yuan Hsu
Keywords: perceived risk theory, response rate, web surveys

Managing Response Burden by Controlling Sample Selection and Survey Coverage - Sebastien Landry
Keywords: Business surveys, Response burden, Sample selection, Take-none strata

Beyond Response Rates: Exploring the Impact of Prepaid Cash Incentives on Multiple Indicators of Data Quality - Rebecca Medway, Roger Tourangeau
Keywords: incentives, data quality

Session 408: Federal Statistics and Methods
Chair(s): Wendy Barboza, National Agricultural Statistics Service

The Use of Longitudinal Analysis to Model PSU Level One-Year Price Change in the Consumer Price Index - John Schilp
Keywords: Longitudinal Data Analysis, Consumer Price Index, American Community Survey Data

Revising Replicate Selection in the CPI Variance System - Owen J. Shoemaker
Keywords: Stratified Random Groups, Replicates

Record Linkage Methodology in Longitudinal Database of Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages - Marek W. Kaminski, Vinod Kapani
Keywords: Deterministic Record Linkage, Probabilistic Record Linkage, EM algorithm, Accuracy of Linkage, Missing Data

Improving Estimates of Employment in Expanding and Contracting Businesses - Joshua T. Duffin, Kenneth W. Robertson, Jennifer Kim
Keywords: ARIMA-X12, Current Employment Statistics, business employment dynamics, Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages

Who Is Eligible for U.S. Employer-Sponsored Pensions? - Patricia Jeanne Fisher
Keywords: SIPP, Employer Sponsored Pensions, Retirement

Effects of the Pretrial Supervision Phase on Children of Defendants: Opportunities for New Data Collection and Analysis - Mary McGraw-Gross, Cynthia McMurray, Michael Kisielewski
Keywords: data collection, federal statistics, incarceration, survey data, focus groups, data analysis

Session 413: Advances in Inference and Estimation Methodology
Chair(s): Sahar Z. Zangeneh, University of Michigan

Pre-Sampling Model-Based Inference III - Stephen Woodruff
Keywords: Model Based Inference, Design Based Inference, Pre-sampling Inference

Rule of Thumb Regarding the Use Weights in Survey Sampling Analyses - Marnie Bertolet
Keywords: Survey Sampling, Inverse Probability Weights, Survey Weights, Multi-Level Models, Linear Mixed-Effects Models

Hierarchical Design-Based Estimation in Stratified Multipurpose Surveys - Hugo Andres Gutierrez
Keywords: Design-based estimation, finite population, hierarchical estimation, multipurpose surveys, stratified sampling

A Coverage Approach to Evaluating Mean Square Error - Alan Dorfman
Keywords:

Approximate Confidence Intervals for a Parameter of the Negative Hypergeometric Distribution - Lei Zhang, William D. Johnson
Keywords: Confidence interval, Empirical coverage probability, Inverse sampling, Large sample theory, Negative hypergeometric distribution, Unbiased estimator

Resampling Variance Estimation for a Two-Phase Sample - Hyunshik Lee, David A. Marker
Keywords: Double-expansion estimate, reweighted expansion estimate, jackknife, bootstrap, Taylor method, relative performance

Session 461: Issues with Missing Data in Longitudinal Studies
Chair(s): Niko Kaciroti, University of Michigan

Analysis of Longitudinal Binary Data with Nonignorable Dropout Using Shared Parameter Models - Myungok Lee, Keunbaik Lee
Keywords: Generalized linear models, Marginalized transition, Shared parameter models, Fisher-scoring

Analysis of Longitudinal Data with Non-Random Missingness Using Shared Random Effects Models - Xiaoyun Li, Stuart Lipsitz, Dipankar Bandyopadhyay, Geert Molenberghs, Debajyoti Sinha
Keywords: Bridge density, Logistic link, Longitudinal data, Non-random missingness, Shared random effects

Longitudinal Data Analysis with Both Monotone and Non-Monotone Missing Data - Chi-hong Tseng, Robert Elashoff
Keywords: missing data, shared parameter model, integrated likelihood

Mixed-Effects Models for the Effects of Partially Observed Covariates on Dependent Recurrent Events Data - Stephen Rathbun
Keywords: point process, ecological momentary assessment, estimating equations, smoking data

Joint Modeling of Longitudinal and Survival Data with Missing and Left-Censored Time-Varying Covariates - Ryan C. May, Joseph G. Ibrahim, Haitao Chu, Stephen R. Cole
Keywords: Joint Modeling, Detection Limit, HIV, MACS

Evaluating the Effects of Treatment Regimes in the Presence of Drop-Outs: Application to Depression Data - Yenchih Hsu, Adbus S. Wahed
Keywords: Dynamic treatment regime, Generalized estimating equations, Inverse-probability-weighting, Missing data, Two-stage designs

A Broad Framework for Joint Modeling - Geert Molenberghs
Keywords: incomplete data, longitudinal data, joint modeling

Session 465: Statistical Methods
Chair(s): Guangyu Zhang, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Evaluating Energy Efficiency of Demand-Side Management Programs - Cha-Chi Fan
Keywords: energy efficiency, demand response, demand-side management, nonequivalent groups

Methods of Estimation in Random Effects Meta-Regression - Abera Wouhib, Myron J. Katzoff
Keywords: Meta-regression model, Random effects, Heterogeneity parameter

The Role of Legal Orientation Program in Affecting Immigration Court Case Processing Times - Zhifen Cheng
Keywords: immigration, court, history event

Session 471: Section on Survey Research Methods - Imputation and Missing Data
Chair(s): Jeffrey Gonzalez, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Microdata Imputation and Macrodata Implications: Evidence from the Ifo Business Survey - Christian Seiler
Keywords: Business survey, Longitudinal data, micro data, Imputation, Nonresponse, macro data

Look Again: Editing and Imputation of SCF Panel Data - Arthur B. Kennickell
Keywords: Editing, Imputation, Panel data

Generalized Estimating Equation Model for Binary Outcomes with Covariates Missing by Design - Qixuan Chen, Myunghee C. Paik
Keywords: dioxins, estimating equations, jackknife estimator, missing data

Approaches for Handling Missing Sexual Identity Data - HarmoniJoie Noel, Taylor Lewis, Aaron Maitland, Heather Ridolfo
Keywords: missing data, imputation, sexual identity

Imputation of Categorical Data with Small Subcategories: Assessing the Results of Imputing Race in the 2007 - 2008 National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey (NAMCS) - Elizabeth Goldberg
Keywords: imputation, categorical data, IVEware

Evaluation of Improvements to the Imputation Routine for Health Insurance in the CPS ASEC - Miche Boudreaux, Joanna Turner, Michael Davern
Keywords: CPS ASEC, health insurance coverage, imputation

Erosion Analysis with USLE and RUSLE2 - Yang Li, Zhengyuan Zhu
Keywords: USLE, RUSLE2, erosion, random forest, MARS

Session 514: Optimizing Sample Designs
Chair(s): Jill Dever, RTI International

Designing Minimum-Cost Multi-Stage Sample Designs - Matthias Ganninger
Keywords: design effects, multi-stage design, costs, minimum

A Generalized Epsem Two-Phase Design for Domain Estimation - Avinash C. Singh, Rachel Harter
Keywords: two-phase, self-weighting, EPSEM, domain estimation

Assigning PSUs to a Stratification PSU - Susan King, John Schilp, Erik Bergmann
Keywords: clustering, integer programming, assignment algorithm, stratification PSU, Consumer Expenditure Survey, Consumer Price Index

An Enhanced Approach for Solving the Overlap Problem in Dual-Frame RDD Surveys - Sohyung Park, Sun-Woong Kim, Michael Traugott, Sang-Kyung Lee
Keywords: household number, shared number, personal number, person-level weighting

Updating the Measures of Size of Local Areas Late in the Decade Using USPS Address Lists - Sylvia Dohrmann, Lin Li, Leyla K. Mohadjer
Keywords: USPS, area sample, measure of size (MOS)

Calibrating Non-Probability Internet Samples with Probability Samples Using Early Adopter Characteristics - J. Michael Dennis, Charles DiSogra, Elisa Chan
Keywords: Calibration, Web surveys, Online panels, Probability-based samples, Opt-in samples, Internet panels

Nonresponse Follow-Up Allocation for Domains - Harold Mantel, Mike Hidiroglou
Keywords: non-response, follow-up, allocation, domains

Session 577: Measurement Error and Data Quality
Chair(s): Brian John Meekins, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Assessment of Measurement Error and Nonresponse Error Using Respondent-Provided Paradata from Paper Self-Administered Questionnaires - Heather M. Schroeder, Russell W. Stark, Ashley Bowers, Roger D. Goddard, Robin Tepper Jacob
Keywords: paradata, measurement error, nonresponse error, paper self-administered questionnaires

Designing Estimators of Nonsampling Errors in Estimates of Components of Census Coverage Error - Mary H. Mulry, Bruce D. Spencer
Keywords: census omissions, census erroneous enumerations, net census coverage, nonsampling error

Using Interviewer Observations Related to the Interview Process for Measurement Error and Nonresponse Error Adjustment - Rachel Anne Orlowski, Ashley Bowers, Wayne E. Baker
Keywords: measurement error, nonresponse error, interviewer observations, paradata

Assessing and Adjusting for Response Error Using a Multi-Phase Survey Approach in the Residential Energy Consumption Survey - Marilyn Worthy, Katie Joseph
Keywords: multiphase survey, nonresponse bias, response error, household survey, RECS

Eliciting Illicit Work: Item Count and Randomized Response Technique Put to the Test - Antje Kirchner, Ivar Krumpal, Mark Trappmann, Hagen von Hermanni
Keywords: Sensitive Questions, Item Count Technique, Randomized Response Technique, Illicit Work

General-Specific Questions in Survey Research: A Confirmatory Factor Analysis Approach - Fred Lorenz, Virginia Lesser, Laura Hildreth, Ulrike Genschel
Keywords: survey research, part-whole questions, general-specific questions, serial correlation, structural equation modeling

Session 578: Frames, Coverage Error, and Optimal Samples
Chair(s): Mandi Yu, National Cancer Institute

How Large Should a Statistical Sample Be? - Violeta Cruz Menil, Ruili Ye
Keywords: population size, precision, confidence level, sample estimate

Is Housing Unit Undercoverage Random? - Timothy L. Kennel, Xijian Liu
Keywords: Address Based Sampling, Coverage, Delivery Sequence File, Frame Creation, Master Address File, Listing

Comparing Cell Phone and Internet Coverage Use in the USA and South Korea - Eun-Hee Choi, Sun-Woong Kim, Chan-Hyoung Cho, Mick Couper
Keywords: Internet, cell phone, landline, communication, activities

RDD Unplugged: Findings from a Household Survey Using a Cell Overlap Design - John Hall, Barbara Lepidus Carlson
Keywords: RDD, cell phone, dual-frame, sampling

Goodness of Fit Tests in Dual-Frame Surveys - Yan Lu, Sharon Lohr
Keywords: dual frame surveys, longitudinal quantities, goodness of fit tests, simulations

Session 625: Section on Survey Research Methods - Confidentiality Protection and Optimal Estimation
Chair(s): John Finamore, National Science Foundation

Variance Estimation for Census Transportation Planning Products with Perturbed American Community Survey Data - Jianzhu Li, Tom Krenzke, J. Michael Brick, David Judkins, Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: Perturbation, disclosure limitation, successive differences replication, confidentiality

An Empirical Evaluation of Easily Implemented, Nonparametric Methods for Generating Synthetic Data Sets - Joerg Drechsler, Jerome P. Reiter
Keywords: Census, Confidentiality, Disclosure, Imputation, Microdata

An Evaluation Of Bls Noise Research For The Quarterly Census Of Employment And Wages - Michael Yang, Ali Mushtaq, Santanu Pramanik, Fritz Scheuren, Michael Buso, David Hiles
Keywords: Disclosure limitation, Cell suppression, Random noise method

A Comparative Assessment of Disclosure Risk and Data Quality Between MASSC and Other Statistical Disclosure Limitation Methods - Feng Yu, Neeraja S. Sathe
Keywords: Statistical Disclosure Limitation, MASSC, PRAM, Random Swapping, Disclosure Risk, Information Loss

Modeling Aggregates for Reliability and Confidentiality of Output with Application to the QCEW Program of BLS - Santanu Pramanik, Avinash C. Singh, Michael Yang, Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: Disclosure Control, Small Area Estimation, Synthetic, Perturbation, output treatment

A New Optimal Estimator of Population Proportion in Randomized Response Sampling - Oluseun Odumade, Sarjinder Singh
Keywords: Randomized response sampling, Estimation of proportion, Two scrambling variables, optimal estimator

Estimation of Finite Population Variance Using Scrambled Responses in the Presence of Auxiliary Information - Sarjinder Singh, Stephen A. Sedory, Raghunath Arnab
Keywords: Randomized Response Sampling, Sensitive Variables, Variance Estimation, Efficiency, Finite population, Auxiliary information

Session 628: Survey Analysis and Issues with Data Quality
Chair(s): Brad Edwards, Westat Inc.

Recursive Partitioning for Racial Classification Cells - Aaron Gilary
Keywords: Recursive Partitioning, Stepwise Regression, Multiracial, Modeling

Plotting Likert and Other Rating Scales - Naomi B. Robbins, Richard Heiberger
Keywords: psychometrics, diverging stacked bar charts, graphics

Methods for Fitting a Markov Latent Class Analysis for the National Crime Victimization Survey - Marcus Berzofsky, Paul P. Biemer, William Kalsbeek
Keywords: Markov latent class analysis, model assumptions, NCVS, Data Sparseness, measurement error, classification error

Latent Class Analysis of Measurement Error in the Consumer Expenditure Survey - Brian John Meekins, Clyde Tucker, Paul P. Biemer
Keywords: measurement error, latent class, consumer expenditure

Survey Incentive Fees, Microeconomic Data Quality, and Nonresponse - Jesse Bricker
Keywords: Incentive Fees, Nonresponse, Data Quality

Using Quality Indicators to Manage Collection and Editing in Business Surveys - Lingyun Zhu, Serge Godbout
Keywords: Quality indicators, Survey processing, Integrated Business Statistics Program, Response representativeness

Session 629: Applied Analysis
Chair(s): James Mark Harris, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Bias-Variance and Breadth-Depth Tradeoff in Respondent-Driven Sampling - Sergiy O. Nesterko, Joseph Blitzstein
Keywords: RDS, Volz-Heckathorn, hard-to-reach population, visualization, inference

Using Signal Detection Theory to Verify Performance Standard Setting on Michigan English Language Proficiency Assessment - Ji Zeng, Joseph A. Martineau
Keywords: signal detection theory, English language assessment, cut scores

Causal Inference in Transportation Safety Studies: Comparison of the Potential Outcomes and Causal Bayesian Networks - Vishesh Karwa, Aleksandra Slavkovic
Keywords: Causal Inference, Potential Outcomes, Causal Bayesian Networks, Observational Studies, Transporation Safety, Night Time crash data

Using a Density-Variation/Compactness Measure to Evaluate Redistricting Plans for Partisan Bias and Electoral Responsiveness - Thomas R. Belin, Heidi J. Fischer, Corwin Zigler
Keywords: red-state/blue-state, seats-votes curve, Texas redistricting controversy, voter registration, Maptitude software, JudgeIt software

Modeling Single-Establishment Firm Returns to the 2007 Economic Census - Shawn Klimek, Emin Dinlersoz
Keywords: Economic Census, multivariate analysis, paradata, responsive design

Session 664: Design and Analysis Involving Complex Samples
Chair(s): Ashley Bowers, University of Michigan

Beyond Simple Descriptive Statistics: Utility of Multivariate Techniques in Survey Research - Mansour Fahimi
Keywords: Multivariate Techniques, Key Drivers, Satisfaction Surveys

Multiple Regression Analysis with Data from Complex Survey - Esher Hsu
Keywords: Multiple Regression Analysis, Stratified weighted least squares estimator, Probability weighted least squares estimator, Quasi-Aitken weighted least square estimator, Complex Survey, Social Change

A Comparison of Several Methods for Determining the Number of Factors in Exploratory Factor Analysis - Robert H. Pearson, Dan Mundfrom, Adam Piccone
Keywords: Factor Analysis, Multivariate, Simulation, Psychometrics

Modeling High-Dimensional Survey Data Using Latent Structure Analyses - Igor Akushevich, Mikhail Kovtun, Anatoliy Yashin
Keywords: Multidimensional categorical data, demographic surveys, latent analysis, health state, Grade of Membership, Latent Class Model

A Noninformative Bayesian Approach to Cluster Sampling - Michael Soma
Keywords: cluster sampling, two-stage, Bayesian, noninformative

Inference for the Zenga Inequality Index - Matti Langel, Yves Till
Keywords: inequality, sampling, linearization, variance estimation, Gini index, influence function

Session 665: Weighting and Estimation
Chair(s): Dan Liao, RTI International

The Weighting Process Used in the Employer Costs for Employee Compensation Series for the National Compensation Survey - Christina Lynn McCarthy, Gwyn R. Ferguson, Chester Ponikowski
Keywords: sampling, sample rotation, nonresponse adjustment, benchmarking

Evaluation of the National Longitudinal Survey of Children and Youth Weighting Methodology - Agnes Waye
Keywords: weighting, nonresponse, cluster analysis, weight adjustments

Relative Importance of Poverty and Education in Medical Expenditure Panel Survey Weighting Adjustment - Sadeq R. Chowdhury, Trena Ezzati-Rice
Keywords: MEPS, nonresponse, poststratification, raking, weighting

Estimation and Replicate Variance Estimation of Deciles for the Survey of Construction - Stephen James Kaputa, Katherine Jenny Thompson
Keywords: Median, Modified half-sample, Interpolation, Deciles, Replication, Variance

Bayesian nonparametric estimation of finite population quantities in absence of design information on nonsampled units - Sahar Z. Zangeneh, Robert W. Keener, Rod Little
Keywords: Dirichlet process Priors, Mixture models, PPS sampling, Finite population distribution, Bayesian nonparametric modeling

Potential Impact on Bias and Variance Due to Frame-to-Population Linkages In Telephone Surveys - Carol Pierannunzi, Mohamed Qayad, Pranesh Chowdhury
Keywords: Sampling, nonsampling error, BRFSS, telephone surveys

Selection of prior distributions for multivariate small area models with application to small area health insurance estimates - Ryan Janicki
Keywords: small area modeling, proper posterior, generalized linear models, errors-in-variables, mixed models, multivariate analysis

Invited Poster Presentations

Session 186: Invited Oral Poster Presentations
Chair(s): Benmei Liu, National Cancer Institute

Secondary Analysis in GWAS - Huilin Li, Mitchell Gail
Keywords: secondary analysis, case-control study, GWAS, maximum likelihood estimation

A Wavelet-Based Historical Functional Linear Mixed Model for Examining the Acute Health Effects of Pollution Exposure - Elizabeth Malloy, Brent Coull, Jeffrey S. Morris, Sara Adar, Helen Suh, Diane Gold
Keywords: Bayesian methods, Historical functional linear model, Functional data analysis, Mixed Model, Wavelets

A Bayesian Model for Estimation of Population Proportions - Raymond Okafor, Ugochukwu Ahamefula Mbata
Keywords: Estimation, Empirical Bayes, Faculties at Main Campus, Proportions using Vehicles, Sample Surveys, Traffic Congestion, Undergraduates, UNILAG, Use of Motor Vehicles

Confidence Intervals for the Ratio of Two Poisson Rates - Yonggang Zhao, Qianqiu Li
Keywords: Confidence interval, Poisson rate, Bootstrap, Bayesian

Significance Analysis and Statistical Dissection of Variably Methylated Regions - Andrew Jaffe
Keywords: variably methylation regions (VMRs), bump finding, multiple testing, functional data analysis, preprocessing

Genome-Wide Epistasis Screening for Asthma-Associated Traits - Elena S. Gusareva, Jeroen S. Huyghe, Elena S. Gusareva
Keywords: eosinophil counts, asthma genes, genome-wide association study, gene-gene interactions

A New Method for Detecting Associations with Rare Variants for Complex Disease - Huann-Sheng Chen, Shunpu Zhang
Keywords: genetics, complex disease, association, rare variant, next generation sequencing, epidemiology

Haplotype-Based Association Studies Under Complex Sampling - Daoying Lin, Yan Li
Keywords: Complex sampling, Weighted EM algorithm, Haplotype, Genetic association studies, Weighted logistic regression, Case control studies

Session 187: Topic-Contributed Oral Poster Presentations: Scientific and Public Affairs Committee Competition
Chair(s): Benmei Liu, National Cancer Institute

Sparse Principal Component Analysis (SPCA) of Wheat Microarray Data Identifies Co-Expressed Genes Differentially Regulated by Cold Acclimation - Amrit Karki1, Xijin Ge, Din Chen, Fedora Sutton
Keywords: microarray, SPCA, Fold Change, preprocessing, expression

Contributed Posters

Session 427: Contributed Oral Poster Presentations: Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair(s): Benmei Liu, National Cancer Institute

The Impact of Visual Design in Survey Cover Letters on Response and Web Take-Up Rates - William Mockovak
Keywords: Cover letter, Web take-up rate, Information mapping, Visual design

Comparison of Variance Estimates in a National Health Survey - Karen E. Davis, Van Parsons
Keywords: Sample survey, Variance estimation

Combined Methods for Imputing School Variables in Principal Data Files - Yan Wang, Matthew Doyle
Keywords: School and Staffing Survey, cold-deck imputation, regression impuation, school nonresponse, data utility, principal data files

Estimating the Bias Resulting from the Exclusion of Cell Phone-Only Respondents - Burton Levine, Christine Davies, Bonnie Shook-Sa
Keywords: RDD, survey, cell phones, dual-frame

Using Isotonic Regression to Estimate Order-Restricted Health Indicators for the 1997-2006 National Health Interview Survey - Van Parsons
Keywords: monotonic estimation, complex survey, replication

Overcoming Challenges to Sample Design in Iraq - David Peng
Keywords: Sampling, Iraq, Post-conflict, Satellite, International

An Overview of Following Rules in Household Panels and Their Effect on Sample Size - Matthias Schonlau, Nicole Watson, Martin Kroh
Keywords: survey, household panel, following rule, sample size

Day-of-Week, Time-of-Year, and Meteorological Effects on Items on a Local Health Survey - Kevin J. Konty
Keywords: survey quality, validity, health surveys, mental health, physical activity and nutrition, public use microdata

Decomposing the Fraction of Missing Information Into Auxiliary Variable Contributions for Monitoring Survey Data - Rebecca Andridge
Keywords: Nonresponse, Auxiliary variable, Imputation

Comparison of Sampling Methods for a School-Based Population - Alana Christie, Barbara Neas
Keywords: systematic, weighted, school-based, response rate, simulation

The Nonverbal Response Card Method for Soliciting Responses to Sensitive Questions - David P. Lindstrom, Megan Klein Hattori
Keywords: Survey Response Bias, Sensitive Questions

Invited Panels

Session 11: The Role of Statistics in Comparative Effectiveness Research
Organizer(s): Elizabeth Zell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chair(s): Elizabeth Zell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Role of Statistics in Comparative Effectiveness Research - Lilly Yue, S. Stanley Young, Allen Heller, Donald Rubin
Keywords: causal inference, comparative effectiveness research, administrative data, observational data

Session 13: Federal Funding for Statistics in 2011
Organizer(s): Katherine Bennett Ensor, Rice University
Chair(s): Katherine Bennett Ensor, Rice University

Federal Funding for Statistics in 2011 - Michelle Dunn, Sastry Pantula
Keywords: NIH, NCI, NSF, grants, training, funding

Topic Contributed Panel

Session 120: 2020 Census: How Can the Cost and Complexity of the 2020 Census Be Controlled?
Organizer(s): Sally M. Obenski, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair(s): Kevin Deardorff, U.S. Census Bureau

2020 Census: How Can the Cost and Complexity of the 2020 Census Be Controlled? - Sally M. Obenski, Jennifer Hunter Childs, James B. Treat, Frank A. Vitrano
Keywords: decennial census, complexity, operations, coverage, diversity

Session 121: The National Children's Study: Expansion of Methods Research and Analysis
Organizer(s): Susan Schechter Bortner, NORC at the The University of Chicago
Chair(s): Susan Schechter Bortner, NORC at the The University of Chicago

The National Children's Study: Expansion of Methods, Research, and Analysis - Jessica Graber, Margot Brown, Angela DeBello, Martin Barron, Michael D. Sinclair
Keywords: Children's Health, Longitudinal, Health Outcomes, Recruitment

Session 231: Methods for Inference from Hard-to-Reach Populations
Chair(s): Christopher Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Combining Cluster Sampling and Link-Tracing Sampling to Estimate Totals and Means of Hidden Populations in Presence of Heterogeneous Probabilities of Links - Richard Sigman, Martin Humberto Felix-Medina
Keywords: venue-based sampling, cluster sampling, link-tracing network sampling, hidden population, horvitz-thompson estimator, inference

Round Tables

Session 204: Section on Survey Research Methods P.M. Roundtable Discussion
Organizer(s): Michael D. Larsen, The George Washington University

Measurement Error in Survey Paradata - Brady Thomas West
Keywords: Survey administration, Survey estimation, Data quality, Survey design, Survey operations

Session 376: Section on Survey Research Methods P.M. Roundtable Discussion
Organizer(s): Michael D. Larsen, The George Washington University

Research at the U.S. Census Bureau - Daniel Weinberg
Keywords: Survey methodology, Record linkage, Confidentiality, Economic surveys, Adminstrative records, Federal statistical system

Survey Quality Indicator Measures: Response Rates and Alternatives - Donsig Jang
Keywords: Paradata, Survey quality measure, R-indicators, Nonresponse bias, Auxiliary variables

Session 542: Section on Survey Research Methods P.M. Roundtable Discussion
Organizer(s): Michael D. Larsen, The George Washington University

The General Social Survey (GSS) and the Methodology for Studying Societal Change - Tom W. Smith
Keywords: Reliability, Validity, Measurent artifacts, Survey methodology, Societal trends, Social indicators

Continuing Education Course

Session CE_08C: Advanced Topics in Survey Sampling
Instructor(s): Jae-kwang Kim, Iowa State University, Wayne Fuller, Iowa State University

Session CE_17C: What Statisticians Should Know About the American Community Survey

Instructor(s): Deborah Harner Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau, Alfredo Navarro, U.S. Census Bureau

Other Cmte/Business

Session 207200: Section on Survey Research Methods Business Meeting
Chair(s): Stephen Cohen, National Science Foundation


Session 207201: Section on Survey Research Methods Mentoring Workshop
Chair(s): Stephen Cohen, National Science Foundation

Papers Presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
May 12 – 15, 2011, Phoenix, Arizona 

How the Order of Response Options in a Running Tally Can Affect Online Survey Estimates - Tom Wells, Mario Callegaro, Charles DiSogra
Keywords: Running tally, constant sum, primacy effects, experiment

Pre-Call Validation of RDD Cell Phone Numbers A Field Experiment - Tanja Kunz, Marek Fuchs
Keywords: cell phone survey, RDD, response rates, survey cost, HLR lookup, text messages

Improving Questionnaire Design of Establishment Surveys for Field Data Collection - Lorelle Vanno, Jennie Lai, Teresa (Ye) Jin, Michael W. Link
Keywords:

Use of Passive Electronic Measurement to Complement More Traditional Data Collection Methods - Anh Thu Burks, Ana Melgar, Rosemary Holden, Yvonne Olivares, Jeff Scagnelli, Norm Trussell
Keywords: electronic measurement, passive measurement, audience measurement, media behavior

Design Considerations for a Cross-cultural Enumeration Survey - Teresa (Ye) Jin, Justin T. Bailey, Kelly Bristol, Michael W. Link
Keywords: cross-cultural research, telephone surveys

The PAIP Score: A Propensity-Adjusted Interviewer Performance Indicator - Brady T. West, Robert M. Groves
Keywords: Interviewer Evaluation, Interviewer Performance, Response Propensity Modeling

Observational Strategies Associated with Increased accuracy of Interviewer Observations: Evidence from the National Survey of Family - Brady T. West, Frauke Kreuter
Keywords: Interviewer Observations, Auxiliary Variables, Survey Data Collection
 
The Impact of a Mixed-mode Data Collection Design on Response and Non-response Bias on a RDD Landline Telephone Survey - S. Sean Hu, Carol Pierannunzi, Lina Balluz
Keywords: Random-digit-dialing, landline telephone survey, mixed-mode survey design, non-response bias

Concerns about Privacy, Trust in Government, and Willingness to Use Administrative Records to Improve the Decennial Census - Eleanor Singer, Nancy Bates, John Van Hoewyk
Keywords: Administrative records, trust, privacy, decennial census, attitudes and behavior

Testing Mail Notification Strategies for an Internet Response Option in the American Community Survey - Mary Frances Zelenak, Mary C. Davis, Rachel Horwitz, Michelle Ruiter, Jennifer Guarino Tancreto
Keywords: Internet data collection, notification strategies, self response, ACS

Utilizing Facebook Application for Disaster Relief: Social Network Analysis of American Red Cross Cause Joiners - Jennie W. Lai, John Skvoretz
Keywords: American Red Cross, disaster relief, Facebook Causes, social movement, social network analysis

Interviewer Effects in a Small-Scale Experimental Research Survey of Demographic Questions - Elizabeth Nichols, Jennifer Hunter Childs, Rolando Rodrguez
Keywords: Date of birth question; Age confirmation; Interviewer Random Effect

The Toyota Recall Crisis: Media Impact on Toyota’s Corporate Brand Reputation - David Fan, David Geddes, Felix Flory
Keywords: time series, media, opinion, prediction, Toyota

Exploring the Reliability of Behavior Coding Data - Nathan Jurgenson, Jennifer Hunter Childs
Keywords: Reliability, Behavior Coding, Questionnaire Pretesting and Evaluation, Kappa

Can Your Smartphone Do This: A New Methodology For Advancing Digital Ethnography - Justin Bailey, Michael W. Link, E. Nicole Bensky, Lorelle Vanno, Jennie Lai, Karen Benezra, Hala Makowska
Keywords: ethnography, mobile phones, panel research

Evaluating the Impact of “Music Downloads” as Instantly Delivered Contingent Incentives - Kelly L. Bristol, E. Nicole Bensky, Michael W. Link
Keywords: Address based sampling, contingent incentives, music downloads, mixed mode

Redesigning Contact Materials for the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) - Douglas Currivan, Joel Kennet, Dicy Painter, Emilia Peytcheva
Keywords: contact materials, survey participation, National Survey on Drug Use and Health, expert review, focus groups

Supplementing Address-Based Sampling Frames with Physical Addresses of Housing Units with Unlocatable Mailing Addresses - Bonnie E. Shook-Sa, Doug Currivan
Keywords: mailing lists, white pages, frame supplementation procedures, coverage, in-person surveys, CDS file, No-Stat file

Who’s There? Comparing Respondents from a Telephone Survey to a Mail Survey - Andrew Zukerberg, Stacey Bielick
Keywords: Mode, respondent characteristics, education

Outside the Answer Boxes: Messages from Respondents - Kristin Stettler, Fran Featherston
Keywords: coding, questionnaire evaluation, respondent messages, data quality, data availability, questionnaire design, survey design

Identifying Causes of Verification Refusals on a Large Nation-Wide Field Study Using a Multilevel Model - Dustin Williams, Christina Touarti, Christine Clark, Jason Butler
Keywords: Telephone verification, refusal, field interviewer performance

Selecting and Monitoring the Workload for the 2010 Coverage Followup Operation - Elizabeth Krejsa Poehler
Keywords: 2010 Census, within household coverage, workload management

Census 2010 Coverage Followup Experiment: Mod Q Questionnaire - Timothy D. Stewart
Keywords: census, telephone interview, coverage, undercount, overcount

Examining Service Quality and Data Quality in Telephone Interviews - Julia Coombs, Kelly Govern
Keywords: data quality, service quality, telephone interview, census

Ensuring Data Quality: Monitoring Accuracy and Consistency Among Telephone Interview Monitors - Joseph Baker, Claudia Gentile, Jason Markesich, Shawn Marsh, Rebecca Weiner
Keywords: monitoring, consistency, training, telephone interviewers, interviewer behavior, quality control, data quality

Public Attitudes Toward the Homeless - Robert P. Agans, Guangya Liu, Mary Jones, Clementina Verjan, Mark Silverbush, William D. Kalsbeek
Keywords: Homeless Population, Public Opinion, Los Angeles

Effects of Speech Rate, Pitch, and Pausing on Survey Participation Decisions - Jos Benk, Jessica Broome, Frederick Conrad, Robert Groves, Frauke Kreuter
Keywords: Interviewer, telephone, speech, prosody

Data Collection: Sample Member Responses, Influences, and Perception of Data Security - Tamara L. Terry, McKinlay Jeannis, Dawn Thomas-Banks
Keywords: identity theft, data security breaches, public opinion, personally identifiable information (PII)

Identifying Common Verbatim Errors Through Use of Field Observations - Christine Clark, Gretchen McHenry, Dustin Williams, Dicy Painter
Keywords: Verbatim, field observations, data quality

Using Nonresponse Propensity Scores to Improve Data Collection Methods and Reduce Nonresponse Bias - Morgan Earp, Jaki McCarthy
Keywords: Nonresponse; Bias; Characteristics; Classification Trees; Propensity Scores

New Relationship and Marital Status Questions: A Reflection of Changes to the Social and Legal Recognition of Same-Sex Couples in the U.S. - Theresa J. DeMaio, Nancy Bates
Keywords: relationship, marital status, same sex couples, cognitive interviews

An evaluation of the collection and production of medical condition estimates from the MEPS - Frances M. Chevarley
Keywords: MEPS, conditions, CAPI, sample design, paradata

Response to Surveys of High-Profile Topics: The Effects of Media Coverage and Public Engagement on Response to the National 2009 H1N1 Flu Survey - Nicholas D. Davis, James A. Singleton, Lina Balluz
Keywords:

Methodological Challenges in Implementing Comparative Ethnographic Research Across Race/Ethnic Populations in the 2010 Census: An Asian Case Study - Laurie Schwede
Keywords: Cross-cultural survey methods, Culture and multiple population research, 2010 Census, 2010 CPEX evaluation, Census Coverage Measurement Survey, Ethnographic studies, Qualitative research, Asians, Chinese, Race

Comparing the Selection of All Household Members to a Subsample of Household Members: Can Less Be More? - Vincent Iannacchione, Bonnie E. Shook-Sa
Keywords:

Developing an Internet Response Mode for the American Community Survey (ACS) - Jennifer Guarino Tancreto, Mary Davis, Mary Frances Zelenak
Keywords:

Do Different Recruitment Methods Reach Different People? - Hyunjoo Park, Lu Liu, M. Mandy Sha, Michelle Yuan
Keywords:

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2010)

Invited Papers

Session 9: Multiple Imputations for Survey Sampling and Their Diagnostics
Organizer: Jingchen Liu, Columbia University
Chair: Xianchao Xie, Harvard University

Diagnosing Imputation Models by Applying Target Analyses Under Posterior Replications of Observed Data - Yulei He, Alan Zaslavsky

Imputing with Confidence - Andew Gelman, Jennifer Hill, Yu-Sung Su, Jingchen Liu, Sonia Todorova

Multiple Imputation Framework for Combining Data from Multiple Sources - Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: Combining Information, complex Surveys, missing data, bayesian approach, propensity score, sequential regression

Multiple Imputations Quality Assessment for Survey Data - Jingchen Liu, Xiao-Li Meng
Keywords: Direct Effect, Indirect Effect, Mediation, Observational Studies, Potential Outcomes, Randomized Studies

Session 151: Evaluation, Modeling, and Management of Costs and Risks During Changes in Survey Procedures
Organizer: John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Cheryl Eavey, National Science Foundation

Design and Operational Changes for REACH US - Rachel Harter
Keywords: address-based sampling, household survey, multi-mode data collection, subpopulations

The Influence of Prior Experiences in Managing Current and Future Risks During Survey Transition Points on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) - Joe Gfroerer, Jonaki Bose
Keywords: redesign, incentives, context effects, imputation, editing

The Use of Paradata to Monitor and Manage Survey Data Collection - Mick Couper, Frauke Kreuter, Lars Lyberg
Keywords: Paradata, Process Control, Survey Management

Session 276: Methodological Issues in the Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies
Organizer: Karla M.P. Fox, Statistics Canada
Chair: David Dolson, Statistics Canada

A Framework for the Meta-Analysis of Survey Data - Karla M.P. Fox
Keywords: Meta-analysis, observational data, surveys

Issues in the Meta-Analysis of Observational Data - George A. Wells
Keywords: Comparability, Modeling, Causality, Scientific inferences

Methodological Issues in the Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies - Lauren Griffith
Keywords: Comparability, Modeling, Causality, Scientific inferences

Methodological Issues in the Meta-Analysis of Observational Studies: Discussion - David A. Binder
Keywords: Comparability, Modeling, Causality, Scientific inferences

Session 278: Double Protection When Adjusting for Nonresponse in Surveys
Organizer: Phillip S. Kott, RTI International
Chair: Ralph E. Folsom, RTI International

Doubly robust inference with missing data in survey sampling - Jae-Kwang Kim, David Haziza
Keywords: Calibration, Imputation, Nonresponse, Variance estimation.

Providing Double Protection for Unit Nonresponse with a Nonlinear Calibration Routine - Darryl V. Creel and Phillip S. Kott
Keywords: Nonresponse, Calibration, SUDAAN

Weights, Double Protection, and Multiple Imputation - Phillip S. Kott, Ralph E. Folsom
Keywords: Bootstrap, Item-response model, Prediction model, Survey weight, Nonresponse bias

Session 321: Innovative Use of Paradata Across Continents in Large-Scale Complex Surveys: Nonresponse Adjustment, Data Quality Control, and Theoretical Underpinnings (in Honor of Robie Sangster)
Organizer: Young Chun, NORC
Chair: James Lepkowski, University of Michigan

A Response Propensity Modeling Navigator for Paradata - Young Chun, Mike Kwanisai, Linda Hamilton
Keywords: Paradata, nonresponse, propensity model, complex surveys, pandata, NAEP, HSTS

A Study of Modeling Longitudinal Nonresponse Using Paradata in the Survey of Labour and Income Dynamics (SLID) - Beatrice Baribeau, Wisner Jocelyn
Keywords: Paradata, nonresponse adjustment, longitudinal survey

Assessing Contact History Paradata Quality and Consistency Across Several Federal Surveys - Nancy Bates, James M. Dahlhamer, Polly Phipps, Adam Safir, Lucilla Tan
Keywords: Data quality, paradata, personal visit surveys

Paradata in the European Social Survey: Studying Nonresponse and Adjusting for Bias - Ineke Stoop, Jaak Billiet, Achim Koch
Keywords: Nonresponse, paradata, nonresponse bias, cross-national survey, optimal comparability

Session 447: Plans for Coverage Measurement of the Next Censuses in the United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom
Organizer: Vincent Thomas Mule, Jr., U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Howard Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau

Census-Coverage Studies in Canada: A History with Emphasis on the 2011 Census - David Dolson
Keywords: Reverse Record Check, Record Linkage

Coverage Assessment in the 2011 UK Census - Owen Abbott, James Brown
Keywords: census, coverage survey, dual-system estimation

U.S. Census Coverage Measurement Demographic Analysis Plans - Jason Devine
Keywords: Census, coverage, population, estimates

U.S. Census Coverage Measurement Survey Plans - Vincent Thomas Mule, Jr.
Keywords: Post-enumeration survey, net error, components of coverage, erroneous enumerations, omissions

Session 489: Advancing Statistical Methodology for USDA Surveys and Their Analysis
Organizer: Nell Sedransk, National Institute of Statistical Sciences
Chair: Mark Harris, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Advancing Statistical Methodology for USDA Surveys and Their Analysis - Jianqiang (Jay) Wang, Scott Holan, Balgobin Nandram, Criselda Toto, Wendy J. Barboza, Edwin Anderson
Keywords: Bayesian hierarchical models, forecasting corn yield, composite estimation, model comparison

Multivariate Imputation Methods for Agricultural Resource Management Survey (ARMS) Data - Sujit Kumar Ghosh, Michael Robbins, Joshua D. Habiger, Darcy Miller
Keywords: agricultural data, missing not at random, multiple imputation, semi-continuous data, survey data

Precise Estimates of the Number of Farms in the United States - Linda J. Young, Denise Alexandra Abreu, Pam Arroway, Andrea C. Lamas, Kenneth K. Lopiano
Keywords: survey, misclassification, undercount, non-response

Session 492: Conducting Effective Nonresponse Bias Analysis Studies in Household and Establishment Surveys
Organizer: Katherine Jenny Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Katherine Jenny Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau

Conducting Nonresponse Bias Analyses in Federal Surveys - Brian Harris-Kojetin
Keywords: response rates, nonresponse bias, statistical standards

Conducting Nonresponse Bias Analysis for Business Surveys - Joanna Fane Lineback, Katherine Jenny Thompson
Keywords: nonresponse bias analysis, response rate, business survey, response model, response mechanism

Measuring Nonresponse Bias in the National Crime Victimization Survey - Zhiwei Zhang, Louise Woodburn, Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: nonresponse, NCVS, bias

Session 551: Nonparametric and Semiparametric Methods for Complex Surveys
Organizer: Suojin Wang, Texas A&M University
Chair: Suojin Wang, Texas A&M University

Nonparametric and Semiparametric M-Quantile Inference for Longitudinal Data - Nikos Tzavidis, Nicola Salvati, Hukum Chandra, Raymond Chambers
Keywords: M-quantile regression, Quantile Regression, Spline regression, Mixed models, hierarchical data, random effects

Nonparametric Endogenous Poststratification Estimation - Jay Breidt, Mark Dahlke, Jean Opsomer, Ingrid Van Keilegom
Keywords: complex survey, kernel regression, penalized spline

Nonparametric Regression in Some Nonstandard Sampling Situations - Alan H. Dorfman
Keywords: local linear regression, asymptotics, bandwidth selection, stratification, design based, discontinuities

Semiparametric Marginal Mean Models for Longitudinal Survey Data - Li Wang, Suojin Wang
Keywords: Generalized estimating equations, jackknife, partially linear models, spline, super population, variable selection

Session 556: Implementing the Measuring American Poverty Act in States and Local Areas
Organizer: Mark Levitan, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity
Chair: Mark Levitan, NYC Center for Economic Opportunity

Development of the Wisconsin Poverty Measure: Methods and Findings for 2008 - Timothy Smeeding
Keywords: state poverty measurement

Imputation Variance Estimation Protocols for the NAS Poverty Measure: The New York City Poverty Measure Experience - Frank Potter, Eric Grau, John Czajka, Mark Levitan
Keywords: Measurement of Poverty, Imputation Variance, ACS

The Analysis of the TANF and Food Stamp Programs with Matched Administrative and Survey Data - Bruce D. Meyer, George Falco

Using the American Community Survey (ACS) to Implement a National Academy of Sciences (NAS)-Style Poverty Measure - Trudi Renwick, Mark Levitan
Keywords: Poverty Measurement, Imputation Techniques

Session 648: Measurement of Elusive Populations and Phenomena: Experiences and Challenges from the Human Rights Field
Organizer: Megan Price, Benetech
Chair: Lillian Lin, CDC

Challenges in Sampling Elusive Populations - Graham Kalton
Keywords: respondent driven sampling, rare populations, location sampling

Measuring Elusive Populations with Multiple Systems Estimation: A Case Study in Casanare - Kristian Lum, Megan Price, Patrick Ball
Keywords: multiple systems estimation, elusive populations, bayesian model averaging

Measuring Lethal Counterinsurgency Violence in Amritsar District, India Using a Referral-Based Sampling Technique - Romesh Silva, Jeff Klingner, Scott Weikart
Keywords: conflict mortality, survey methods, respondent-driven sampling, social network analysis, Punjab, India, human rights

Session 650: Current Applications of Small-Area Estimation Using Data from Complex Surveys
Organizer: Michael E. Bellow, National Agricultural Statistics Service, Parthasarathi Lahiri , University of Maryland
Chair: Cynthia Clark, National Agricultural Statistics Service

An Empirical Bayes Approach for the National Agricultural Statistics Service's County Estimation Program - Michael E. Bellow, Parthasarathi Lahiri
Keywords: empirical bayes methods, bootstrap, small area estimation

An Evaluation of Housing Unit and Block Cluster Effects on Small-Area Census Coverage Variability in the 2006 Census Test - Donald Malec
Keywords: Unit level model

Topic Contributed Papers

Session 19: Implementation Issues for Statistical Standards
Organizer: John M. Bushery, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Pamela D. McGovern, U.S. Census Bureau

Establishing and Monitoring Statistical Standards in USDA-NASS - William L. Arends
Keywords: standards, policies, guidelines, quality, audits

Implementing and Revising NCES Statistical Standards - Marilyn Seastrom, J. Neil Russell
Keywords: Data Quality, Statistical Standards, National Center for Education Statistics, Compliance

Revising Statistical Standards to Keep Pace with the Web - Jacob Bournazian
Keywords: Statistical Standards, Information Quality

Session 20: The American Community Survey: Update on Ongoing Research
Organizer: Robyn Sirkis, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Alfredo Navarro, U.S. Census Bureau

American Community Survey Sample Size Research - Steven Hefter
Keywords: American Community Survey, reliability, sampling

An Analysis of Alternate Variance Estimation Methods for the American Community Survey Group Quarters Sample - Don Keathley
Keywords: American Community Survey, group quarters, variance

Analysis of the Variances of American Community Survey Estimates of the Group Quarters Population - John Matthew Jordan, Michael Beaghen

Evaluation of the Effect on Cost and Variances of the Group Quarters Cluster Size - Daniel Sommers, Steven Hefter
Keywords: American Community Survey, Group Quarters, sampling variance

Investigation of Data Release Rules for Medians and Zero Estimates for the American Community Survey - Karen Ellen King
Keywords: aAmerican Community Survey, Data Quality/Reliability Indicator, Data Release Rules

Session 66: Social Network Analysis: Methods and Examples
Organizer: Sowmya Rao, MGH Biostatistics Center
Chair: Sowmya Rao, MGH Biostatistics Center

Degrees of Uncertainty with Uncertain Degrees in Respondent-Driven Sampling - Joseph Blitzstein
Keywords: social network analysis, networks, respondent-driven, network sampling

Marginally Specified Hierarchical Models for Networks and Relational Data: An Application to Health Policy - Andrew C. Thomas, Joseph Blitzstein
Keywords: networks, bayesian, mcmc

Modeling Networks When Data Are Missing or Sampled - Mark Stephen Handcock, Krista J. Gile
Keywords: exponential families, social network, network sampling, likelihood

Network Model-Assisted Prevalence Estimation from Respondent-Driven Sampling Data - Krista J. Gile, Mark S. Hancock
Keywords: social network, survey sampling, hidden population, epidemiology, model-assisted, network sampling

Session 68: Recent Record Linkage at the U.S. Census Bureau
Organizer: Jana Asher, StatAid
Chair: Juan Carlos Rosa, StatAid

Census Coverage Measurement Initial Housing Unit Matching Activities - Diane Cronkite
Keywords: Census Coverage Measurement, CCM, address matching, clerical matching, computer matching

Current Records Linkage Research and Practice at the U.S. Census Bureau - Dean Resnick
Keywords: Record Linkage, ACS, Administrative Records

Fast Record Linkage of Very Large Files in Support of Decennial and Administrative Records Projects - William Winkler
Keywords: entity resolution, approximate string search, classification

Session 116: New Approaches to Estimating the Number of Farms in the United States
Organizer: Linda J. Young, University of Florida
Chair: Scot Rumburg, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Adjusting the June Area Survey for Non-response and Misclassification - Kenneth K. Lopiano, Linda J. Young
Keywords: Non-response, June Area Survey, Misclassification

An Alternate Approach to Assessing Misclassification in JAS - Pam Arroway
Keywords: June Area Survey (JAS), Misclassification, Two-phase sampling design

Modeling Misclassification in the June Area Survey - Andrea C. Lamas, Denise Alexandra Abreu, Kenneth K. Lopiano, Pam Arroway, Linda J. Young
Keywords: June Area Survey, Misclassification, Generalized Linear Models

Using the Census of Agriculture List Frame to Assess Misclassification in the June Area Survey - Denise Alexandra Abreu, Andrea C. Lamas, Kenneth K. Lopiano, Pam Arroway, Linda J. Young
Keywords: Classification Errors, Area Frame, List Frame, Record Linkage

Session 158: Confidentiality and Data Access Issues
Organizer: Chris Chapman, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Chris Chapman, Bureau of Labor Statistics

(In)Effectiveness of Independent Rounding of Discrete Tabular Data as Statistical Disclosure Control Strategy - Ramesh A. Dandekar
Keywords: tabular data, discrete data, linear programming, disclosure, CTA, synthetic tabular data

A New Approach to Protect Confidentiality for Census Microdata with Missing Values - Yajuan Si, Jerome P. Reiter
Keywords: Bayesian, Confidentiality, Missing, Synthetic, Stratified Sampling.

Data Access and Confidentiality Policies of the National Children's Study - Jennifer Park, Paymon Hashemi
Keywords: National Children's Study, data access, confidentiality, policies and procedures

Disclosure Avoidance for Census 2010 and American Community Survey Five-Year Tabular Data Products - Laura Zayatz, Paul Massell, Jason Lucero, Asoka Ramanayake
Keywords: Disclosure Avoidance, Confidentiality, Public Use Data Products

Procedures to Reduce the Risk of Disclosure in Health Surveys - Meena Khare, Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., Peter Meyer
Keywords: Research Data Center (RDC), microdata, confidentiality

Session 159: Approaches for Creating Weights for Merged Cell Phone Sample Frames with Traditional Landline Frames for Telephone Surveys
Organizer: Michael Davern, NORC
Chair: Michael Davern, NORC

Comparison of Characteristics of Cell-Only, Cell-Mostly, and Landline Households - Wei Zeng, Benjamin Skalland, Karen Wooten
Keywords: National Immunization Survey, telephone Dual Frame Design, Survey Response Propensity, Cell-mostly Household

Dual-Frame Sample Sizes (RDD and Cell) for Future Minnesota Health Access Surveys - Steven Pedlow, Kanru Xia, Michael Davern
Keywords: Sample Efficiency, Design Effects, Cell phone, Landline, Screening

Dual-Frame Weights (Landline and Cell) for the 2009 Minnesota Health Access Survey - Kanru Xia, Steven Pedlow, Michael Davern
Keywords: Composite Weighting

Modeling Multi-Time-Period State-Level Estimates for Wireless-Only, Wireless-Mostly, Landline-Mostly, and Landline-Only Households - Nadarajasundaram Ganesh, Michael Davern, Stephen Blumberg, Julian Luke, Michel Boudreaux
Keywords: NHIS, Small Area Estimation, State-level Wireless/landline estimates

Session 228: Examining Bias in Landline Telephone Surveys
Organizer: Michael Davern, NORC
Chair: Steven Pedlow, NORC

Can Post-Stratification Adjustments Do Enough to Reduce Bias in Telephone Surveys That Do Not Sample Cell Phones? It Depends - Kathleen Thiede Call, Michael Davern, Michel Boudreaux, Pamela Jo Johnson, Justine Nelson
Keywords: telephone survey, cell phone, health survey, weighting

Change in Nontelephone Household Measurement by the U.S. Census Bureau and Its Impact on Telephone Surveys Using a Nontelephone Household Post-Stratification Adjustment - Michael Davern, Peter Graven, Michel Boudreaux, Kathleen Thiede Call
Keywords: Non-telephone households, telephone surveys, sample coverage, American Community Survey, Census Bureau

Comparing Vaccination Estimates from Four Survey Designs: Vaccination Estimates from RDD, RDD+Cell, ABS, and Area Probability Sampling - Martin Barron, Karen Wooten, Beth Taylor
Keywords: National Immunization Survey, Random Digit Dialing, Cell Telephone Survey, Address Based Sampling, Area Probability Sampling

Comparison of Influenza Vaccination Rates in Cell-Only, Cell-Mostly, and Landline Households in the National 2009 H1N1 Flu Survey - Nicholas Davis, Kennon R. Copeland, Margrethe Montgomery, James A. Singleton
Keywords: National H1N1 Flu Survey, telephone Dual Frame Design, Survey Response Propensity, Cell-mostly Household

Session 229: Multivariate Imputation for Agricultural Resource Management Survey Data
Organizer: Sujit Kumar Ghosh, North Carolina State University
Chair: Sujit Kumar Ghosh, North Carolina State University

An Assessment of Imputation Methods for the USDA's Agricultural Resource Management Survey - Sujit Kumar Ghosh, Barry Goodwin, Joshua D. Habiger, Timothy Paul Keller, Darcy Miller, Michael Robbins, Kirk White
Keywords: Missing Data, ARMS, Multivariate Imputation

Examining the Challenges of Missing Data Analysis in Phase Three of the Agricultural Resource Management Survey - Darcy Miller
Keywords: Missing Data, Imputation, Item Nonresponse, Complex Surveys, Nonresponse, Agriculture

Innovative Imputation Techniques Designed for the Agricultural - Michael Robbins
Keywords: Missing Data, Imputation, ARMS, Markov Chain Monte Carlo

Using Copula Methods to Create Synthetic Data Sets for Agricultural Applications - Timothy Paul Keller, Darcy Miller
Keywords: copulas, agriculture, simulation, data augmentation

Session 292: Methodological Issues in Measuring and Estimating Health Care Use
Organizer: Steven Machlin, AHRQ
Chair: Trena Ezzati-Rice, AHRQ

Application of Small-Area Estimation Methods to Emergency Department Data from the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey - Vladislav M. Beresovsky, Cathy Burt, Van Parsons, Nathaniel Schenker
Keywords: health care utilization, small area estimation, logistic regression, random effects, cluster sampling, parametric double-bootstrap

Assessing the Accuracy of Prescription Drug Data for Medicare Beneficiaries in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Marc Zodet, Samuel Zuvekas, Steven Hill, Edward Miller
Keywords: prescription drug data, MEPS, administrative data, Medicare

Estimating Total Emergency Department Visits: A Comparison of Two Data Sources - Ryan Mutter, Steven Machlin, Pamela Owens
Keywords: HCUP, AHA Annual Survey, hospital utilization

Evaluation of Health Care Utilization Data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health - Jonaki Bose, Joe Gfroerer, Michael Pemberton
Keywords: survey redesign, comparison of estimates, data quality, health care utilization, hospitalization, emergency department visits

Methodological Comparison of Estimates of Ambulatory Health Care Use from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey and Other Data Sources - Jeff Rhoades, Joel Cohen, Steven Machlin
Keywords: MEPS, NHIS, NAMCS, NHAMCS, ambulatory care, health care use

Session 293: Innovations in Substance Use Data Analysis: Marginal Structural Models, Multilevel Models, and Latent Class Analysis
Organizer: Susan Paddock, RAND Corporation
Chair: Rui Wang, Harvard School of Public Health

Analysis of Rolling Group Therapy Data Using Conditionally Autoregressive Priors - Susan Paddock, Sarah Hunter, Katherine Watkins, Daniel F. McCaffrey
Keywords: conditionally autoregressive prior, Bayesian methods, hierarchical modeling, substance abuse treatement

Assessing Concurrent Effects of Substance Abuse Treatment Modalities Using Marginal Structural Models - Beth Ann Griffin, Rajeev Ramchand, Cha-Chi Fan, Daniel Almirall, Daniel F. McCaffrey
Keywords: causal inference, marginal structural models, inverse probability of treatment weighting, substance abuse

Latent Class-Profile Analysis: An Application to Stage-Sequential Process of Under-Age Drinking Behaviors - Hwan Chung
Keywords: Finite Mixture, latent class analysis, longitudinal data, maximum likelihood,MCMC, stage sequential process

Understanding Time-Varying Moderation Effects When Evaluating Substance Abuse Treatment Modalities Using Structural Nested Mean Models - Daniel Almirall, Dan Nettleton, Cha-Chi Fan, Beth Ann Griffin, Daniel F. McCaffrey
Keywords: substance abuse, causal inference, structural nested mean model, longitudinal data, effect moderation, effect modification

Session 333: In Honor of Rod Little's 60th Birthday: Survey Methodology and Beyond
Organizer: Michael R. Elliott, University of Michigan
Chair: Michael R. Elliott, University of Michigan

Inference for Changes in the Kappa Statistic in Multi-level Clustered Binary Data - Rebecca Roberts Andridge
Keywords: Kappa, agreement, group randomized trial, clustered data

Multiple Imputation Method for Disclosure Limitation in Longitudinal Data - Di An, Roderick Joseph Little, James W. McNally
Keywords: confidentiality, disclosure protection, longitudianl data, multiple imputation, survival analysis

Multiple Imputation of Disease Status Based on a Two-Phase Sample Design - Steven G. Heeringa
Keywords: missing by design, multiple imputation, missing information, prediction, dementia, alzhelmer's disease

Spline-Based Models for Prediction in Survey Samples - Hui Zheng
Keywords: spline, pps sample, two stage sample

Variable Selection for Multiply-Imputed Data - Qixuan Chen, Sijian Wang
Keywords: multiple imputation, regularization, stepwise selection

Session 396: In Honor of Rod Little's 60th Birthday: Statistical Analysis of Missing Data
Organizer: Ying Yuan, MD Anderson Cancer Center
Chair: Ying Yuan, MD Anderson Cancer Center

A Test of Missing Completely at Random for Regression Data with Nonresponse - Gong Tang
Keywords: missing data, nonresponse, MCAR, test

Addressing the Missing Data Problem in Clinical Trials - Linda Yau
Keywords: missing data mechanism, sensitivity analysis, clinical trails, multiple imputation, FDA, repeated measures

Estimation Bias in Complete-Case Analysis in Crossover Studies with Missing Data - Fang Liu
Keywords: All Available Data, Missing Data Mechanism, Right Truncation, Type I Error, Efficiency

Modeling Longitudinal Dyadic Data with Informative Dropout - Guangyu Zhang, Ying Yuan
Keywords: Missing data, longitudinal Dyadic data, mixed effect hybrid models, informative dropout

Robust ROC Analysis Using Auxiliary Variables in the Presence of Missing Biomarker Values - Xiaoxi Zhang, Qi Long
Keywords: Area Under the Curve, Biomarker, Missing at Random, Not missing at Random, Receiver Operating Characteristic Curve, Sensitivity Analysis

Session 397: Data Quality and Measurement Errors in Longitudinal Surveys
Organizer: Ting Yan, NORC
Chair: Frauke Kreuter, University of Maryland

Measurement Error in Measures of Change: Role of Dependent Interviewing and Other Questioning Techniques - Peter Lynn
Keywords: measurement error, dependent interviewing, longitudinal, measures of change, survey questions

Panel Conditioning in the Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey - Ting Yan, Kennon R. Copeland
Keywords: panel conditioning, longitudinal surveys, measurement error, Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Interview Survey, reluctant respondents, reporting burden

Seam Effects in Quantitative Responses - Frederick Conrad, Lance Rips, Scott Fricker
Keywords: seam effects, longitudinal surveys, dependent interviewing

Studying Recall Error in Survey Data Using Administrative Records - Sigrid Behr, Johannes Eggs, Gerrit Müller, Iris Pigeot-Kübler, Walter Schill, Rainer Schnell, Mark Trappmann
Keywords: recall error, seam effect, telescoping, panel survey, PASS

The Relationship Between Nonresponse and Data Quality in the Current Population Survey - Scott Fricker
Keywords: nonresponse, data quality, longitudinal survey

Session 508: Issues in Measuring Health Disparities
Organizer: Makram Talih, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College
Chair: Makram Talih, CUNY School of Public Health at Hunter College

A Symmetric, Entropy-Based, Relative and Quasi-Absolute Measure of Health Disparities: An Example Using Dental Caries in U.S. Children and Adolescents - Luisa N. Borrell, Makram Talih
Keywords: epidemiologic methods, health disparities, dental caries, Taylor series linearization, race/ethnicity, socioeconomic position

Adjusting for Treatment Disparities in Observational Research - Marshall M. Joffe
Keywords: causal inference, disparities, confound, direct effects

Collider Stratification Bias as a Threat to Validity in U.S.-Based Health Disparities Research - Whitney R. Robinson, Jay Kaufman
Keywords: regression, causal inference, race, sex, health disparities, directed acyclic graphs

Measuring Health Disparities in a Geographic Context: Spatial Estimates of Local Health Disparities - Lance Waller, Megan Price, Eric Tassone, David C. Wheeler
Keywords: disparity, spatial statistics, hierarchical models

Underlying Properties of Health Disparity Indices - Stuart A. Gansky, Nancy F. Cheng, Gloria C. Mejia
Keywords: Health Concentration Index, Taylor Series Linearization, Thell's Index, Inequity, Inequality

Session 567: Cross-National Survey Research Methodology
Organizer: Tom W. Smith, NORC
Chair: Tom W. Smith, NORC

A Framework for Monitoring Quality in Cross-National Survey Research - Beth-Ellen Pennell, Kirsten Alcser, Sue Ellen Hansen, Ashley Bowers

A Preliminary Assessment of Cultural Variability in Respondent Actions - Timothy Patrick Johnson, Young Ik Cho, Allyson Holbrook
Keywords: behavior coding, cross-cultural, measurement

Design Effects and Misspecification Effects for Cross-National Comparisons Where Sample Design Varies Between Countries - Olena Kaminska, Peter Lynn
Keywords: Design effects, misspecification effects, complex surveys, cross-national, sample clustering, EU-SILC

Two Approaches to Design Effects - Matthias Ganninger, Sabine Häder, Siegfried Gabler
Keywords: design effect, design-based model-based approach, ESS, estimation

Session 568: Innovative Statistical Methods for Improving Estimates Derived from Samples of Administrative Records
Organizer: Barry Wayne Johnson, IRS
Chair: Tamara Rib, IRS

Alternative Weight Trimming Methods to Estimate Totals in Single-Stage Sample Designs - Kimberly Henry
Keywords: administrative data, survey weights, simulation

An Application of Calibration Approach in Weight Trimming for Stratum Jumpers - Yan K. Liu, Phillip S. Kott, Lance L. Harris
Keywords: Calibration, Outlier, Stratum Jumper, Weight Trimming

Applying Alternative Variance Estimation Methods for Totals Under Raking in SOI's Corporate Sample - Valerie Testa, Kimberly Henry, Richard Valliant
Keywords: administrative data, survey sampling, raking, Taylor series approximation

Creating a 100-Year Time Series of Tax Data with Consistent Income Ranges from Existing Historical Tabulations and Current Microdata - Part 1: Why and How - Victoria Bryant, Yan K. Liu, Fritz Scheuren, Katie Thamert
Keywords: Time-Series, Income Distribution, Historical Data, Data Manipulation, Weight Calibration, Statistics of Income.

Developing an Optimal Approach to Account for Late-Filed Returns in Population Estimates - Cynthia Belmonte, Charles D. Day, Paul Arnsberger, Brian Raub
Keywords: non-response bias, population estimates, post-stratification, Bernoulli sampling

Session 570: Two-Phase Data Collection Designs
Organizer: J. Michael Brick, Westat
Chair: J. Michael Brick, Westat

A Pilot Test of a Dual Frame Mail Survey of Recreational Marine Anglers - Nancy Mathiowetz, Rob Andrews, J. Michael Brick, Lynne Stokes
Keywords: Address-based sampling, coverage, dual frame sampling, mail survey

Findings from a Two-Phase Mail Survey for a Study of Veterans - David Cantor, Richard Sigman, Daifeng Han, Maribel Aponte
Keywords: Address-based sampling, specific subpopulation, response rate

Implementing Two-Stage Interviewing in an RDD Survey - W. Sherman Edwards, J. Michael Brick, Royce Park, David Grant
Keywords: response rates, interviewer effect, incentive

Maximizing Response for Households with Children in a Two-Phase Address-Based Sample - Jill Montaquila, J. Michael Brick, Douglas Williams
Keywords: Screening, USPS Delivery Sequence File, embedded experiment

Session 613: Issues in Cross-Cultural and Comparative Questionnaire Design, Pretesting, and Administration
Organizer: Gordon Willis, National Cancer Institute
Chair: Joanne Pascale, U.S. Census Bureau

A Mixed-Method Approach for Measurement Construction for Cross-National Studies - Kristen S. Miller, Aaron Maitland
Keywords: question evaluation, cognitive interview, field test, cross-cultural

Analysis of Chinese Speakers' Responses to Survey Intention Questions - Anna Yukyee Chan, Yuling Pan
Keywords: Cross-Cultural, Cognitive interview, Chinese respondents, data quality

Developing Multilingual Questionnaires: A Sociolinguistic Perspective - Yuling Pan
Keywords: survey translation, multilingual questionnaire, sociolinguistics, measurement errors

Issues in Cross-Cultural and Comparative Questionnaire Design, Pretesting, and Administration - Gordon Willis
Keywords: Cross-cultural, multilingual, questionnaire design, comparability, equivalence, pretesting

Session 614: Recent Research on Current Population Survey Methodology
Organizer: Samson Adeshiyan, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Samson Adeshiyan, U.S. Census Bureau

Applying a Family Equalization Adjustment to Weighting for the Current Population Survey - Andrew Zbikowski
Keywords: surveys, estimation, weighting

Current Population Survey Correlations Across and Within the 1990/2000 Phase-In/Phase-Out Period - Antoinette Lubich, Reid Rottach
Keywords: sample redesign, sampling correlation, year-to-year correlation, between-month correlation, transition period, modeling

Evaluating Alternative Criteria for Primary Sampling Units Stratification - Khandaker Mansur, Benjamin Reist, Patrick Flanagan
Keywords: 2000 Design, Primary Sampling Unit, Stratification, Friedman-Rubin Clustering Algorithm, Criterion Functions

Sample Correlations of Current Population Survey Unemployment Statistics - Reid Rottach
Keywords: composite weighting, calibration, annual sampling, phase-in/phase-out, variance components, modeling

Using Latent Class Models to Better Understand Reliability in Measures of Labor Force Status - Bac Tran
Keywords: Latent Class Models, Reinterview, Panel Data, Unemployment, First-order Markov, Second-order Markov, Mover-Stayer, Rotation Group, Month-in-Sample, and Classification Probability.

Session 654: Recent Developments in Address-Based Sampling Methodologies
Organizer: Mansour Fahimi, Marketing Systems Group
Chair: Mansour Fahimi, Marketing Systems Group

Obtaining Population Representation with an Address-Based Sampling Design - Michael Link, Jennie Lai, Charles Shuttles
Keywords: address based sampling, survey methodology, sample frames, representation, mixed mode surveys

On the Quality of Ancillary Data Available for Address-Based Sampling - Charles DiSogra, et.al.
Keywords: ABS, knowledgePanel vacant, stratification, minority

Qualities of Coverage: Who Is Included or Excluded by Decisions of Frame Composition? - Edward Marks English, Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Katie Dekker, Michael Latterner
Keywords: Address-based samples, delivery sequence file, National Children"s Study

The Best of Both Worlds: A Sampling Frame Based on Address-Based Sampling and Field Enumeration - Vincent G. Iannacchione, Katherine Morton, Joseph P. McMichael, Bonnie Shook-Sa, Jamie L. Ridenhour, Stephanie J. Stolzenberg, David Bergeron, James R. Chromy, Art Hughes
Keywords: In-person surveys, frame coverage, frame-linking procedures

Unmatched' RDD and ABS Sample: Are We Reaching the Same Population? - Anna Fleeman, Robin Gentry, Nicole Wasikowski
Keywords: address based sampling, unmatched phone, sampling

Session 655: Measurement Issues in Counting Workplace Injuries and Illnesses
Organizer: Polly Phipps, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Daniell Toth, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Allegations of Undercounting in the BLS Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses - John Ruser
Keywords: workplace injuries and illnesses, capture-recapture, data matching

Employer Interviews: Exploring Differences in Reporting Work Injuries and Illnesses in the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses and State Workers' Compensation Claims - Polly Phipps, Danna Moore
Keywords: establishment survey response model, measurement error, workplace injuries and illnesses, administrative records

Using Capture-Recapture Analysis to Identify Factors Associated with Differential Reporting of Workplace Injuries and Illnesses - Brooks Pierce, Nicole Nestoriak, Leslie I. Boden
Keywords: workplace injuries and illnesses, capture-recapture

Contributed Papers

Session 85: Combining Data from Multiple Surveys: Design and Estimation Methods
Chair: Amy Ferketich, The Ohio State University

An Estimation Method for Matrix Survey Sampling - Takis Merkouris
Keywords: Split-questionnaire, calibration, generalized regression estimator, best linear unbiased estimator, composite estimator

Integrating Sample Designs for Environmental Industry and Occupational Employment Surveys - Shail Jain Butani, David Salvatore Piccone, Edwin L. Robison
Keywords: Integrating sample designs, sample rotation, sample overlap within and between surveys, stratification

Methods for Optimizing the Overlap of Two Consecutive Surveys While Preserving First-Order Inclusion Probabilities - Ioana Schiopu Kratina, Jean-Marc Fillion, Lenka Mach, Philip T. Reiss
Keywords: Sampling, expected overlap, first order inclusion probabilities

More for Less? Comparing Small-Area Estimation, Spatial Microsimulation, and Mass Imputation - Stephen John Haslett, Geoffrey Jones, Alasdair Dewar Noble, Dimitris Ballas
Keywords: spatial microsimulation , small area estimation , mass imputation , combining data

Regression-Based Data Fusion: Robust Residual Imputation - Chris Moriarity, Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: Statistical matching

Statistical Disclosure Risk of Synthetic Datasets - Anne-Sophie Charest
Keywords: multiple imputation, disclosure risk, synthetic datasets

Session 86: Small-Area Estimation
Chair: Emma Boswell, Trinity Partners, Inc.

Building-Block BLUPs for Aggregate-Level Small-Area Estimation for Survey Data - Avinash C. Singh, Pin Yuan
Keywords: Building-blocks, aggregate level, benchmarking, BLUP at Target level

Empirical Likelihood for Small-Area Estimation - Sanjay Chaudhuri, Malay Ghosh
Keywords: Small area estimation, empirical likelihood

Robust Small Area Estimation Using a Mixture Model - Julie Gershunskaya, Parthasarathi Lahiri
Keywords: robust estimation, small area, mixture model

Small Area Estimation for Business Surveys - Wesley Yung, Susana Rubin-Bleuer, Sebastien Landry
Keywords: Small area estimation, Business surveys, Variance components

Small-Area Estimation Approach to Estimating the Association Between Traffic-Generated Air Pollution and Early Childhood Respiratory Problems - Mine Cetinkaya
Keywords: small area estimation, air pollution, survey data, pregnancy outcomes, childhood respiratory problems

Variance Modeling in the U.S. Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates Program (SAIPE) - Sam Hawala, Parthasarathi Lahiri
Keywords: Small area estimation, generalized variance function, american community survery

Session 89: National Surveys and Policies
Chair: Matt Jans, U.S. Census Bureau

Determining the Appropriate Implementation of a Repeated Measures Analysis Comparing Two Periodic Estimates on Economic Survey Data - Philip Steel, Paul Ferrara, Katherine Jenny Thompson
Keywords: Economic Indicator, Hypothesis Testing, Simulated Data, Repeated Measures

Evaluating the Effect of Dependent Sampling on the National Compensation Survey Earnings Estimates - Omolola Ojo, Chester Ponikowski
Keywords: Multi-stage sampling, sampling cells, respondent burden

Modeling the UK Labour Force Survey using a Structural Time Series Model - Ping Zong, Julian Chow, Denise Silva, Paul Smith, Gary Brown
Keywords: Labour Force Series, Panel Survey, Rotating Group Bias, Univariate Structural Time Series Model

Using Point and Internalized Data in Occupational Employment Statistics Survey Estimates - David Salvatore Piccone, Teresa Elizabeth Hesley
Keywords: Establishment survey, estimation, Occupational Employment Statistics, wage point data

Session 140: Assessing Measurement Error
Chair: Scott Fricker, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Effects of Unbounded Interviews, Time-in-Sample, and Recency on Reported Crimes in the National Crime Victimization Survey - Robert E. Fay, Jianzhu Li
Keywords: Response error, recall error, telescoping

Latent Class Analysis in Computer Expenditure Reports - Brian Meekins, Clyde Tucker, Paul Biemer
Keywords: latent class model, measurement error, consumer expenditure

Measuring Time Use in Surveys: A Novel Validation of Survey Questions Through Experience Sampling - Bettina Sonnenberg, Michaela Riediger, Cornelia Wrzus, Gert G. Wagner
Keywords: time use, data quality, validity, experience sampling, survey questions, SOEP

Methods for the Analysis of Cognitive Interviews - Johnny Blair, Pat Dean Brick
Keywords: Cognitive interview, think aloud, verbal reports, verbal protocol, analysis of cognitive interviews, questionnaire testing

Roads to Rome: A Comparison of Alternative Approaches for Evaluating Survey Error by Integrating Data from the National Immunization Survey and State Immunization Registries - Reiping Huang, Kennon R. Copeland, Philip J. Smith, Karen Cullen, Elizabeth Ormson, Kirk Wolter
Keywords: Nonresponse error, coverage error, reporting error

Split Sample Reinterview: Some Relationships - Dhiren Ghosh
Keywords: Simple Response Variance, Correlated Response Variance

Verbal Paradata and Survey Question Content: How Question Sensitivity and Cognitive Complexity Influence the Way Answers (and Nonanswers) to Survey Questions Are Delivered - Matt Jans
Keywords: paradata, interview, sensitive questions complex questions, psychology of survey response, paralinguistics

Session 141: Response Rates in Multimode Surveys and Modeling of Nonresponse
Chair: Mary Batcher, Ernst & Young

A Comparison of Mail and Face-to-Face Responses in a Dual-Mode Survey of Physicians - Esther Hing, Chun-Ju Hsiao, Paul Beatty
Keywords: Physician survey, dual mode survey, item response

Comparison of Different Models for Predicting the Probability of Interview Completion in Complex Telephone Surveys - Xian Tao, Robert Montgomery, Zhen Zhao, Meena Khare
Keywords: National Immunization Survey, Sample Release, Probability of Completes

Contact Histories from the Survey of Grouped Individuals: Multivariate Multilevel Survival Analysis of Grouped Censored Data with Competing Risks - Hiroaki Minato
Keywords: censored data, competing risks, contact history, dynamic modeling, multilevel grouped data, multivariate survival analysis

Modeling and Simulation of Survey Collection Using Paradata - Kristen Couture, Elisabeth Neusy, Yves Belanger
Keywords: microsimulation, paradata, data collection, time slices

Providing Actionable Information from Sample Monitoring Data for Special Subsamples - Elizabeth Ormson, Wei Zeng, Lin Liu, Christina Dorell
Keywords: National Immunization Survey, Survey, Sampling monitoring, forecasting, sample management, survey management

Response and Mode Switching in a Sequential Mixed-Mode Design - Rachel Levenstein, James Lepkowski, Jennifer Barber
Keywords: nonresponse, mixed-mode, panel survey

The Effects of a Mixed-Mode Experiment on Response Rates and Nonresponse Bias in a Survey of Physicians - Emily McFarlane Geisen, Joseph Murphy, Murrey G. Olmsted, Jessica Severance
Keywords: Mixed-mode, mall, physicians, nonresponse bias, response rates

Session 142: Modeling Diagnostics and Software for Sample Surveys
Chair: Jill Dever, RTI International

Estimating the R-Indicator, Its Standard Error, and Other Related Statistics with SAS and SUDAAN - Michael Witt
Keywords: Response Propensity, R-indicator, Survey Quality, Weight Adjustment

Evaluating Imputation Methods and Software for Missing Vaccination Data in the National Immunization Survey - Taylor Lewis, Meena Khare
Keywords: NIS, multiple imputation, missing data, weighting, nonresponse

Robust Covariate Control in Cluster-Randomized Trials with MPLUS and WinBUGS - Jiaquan Fan
Keywords: Cluster-randomized trials, multi-level modeling, Bayesian inference using Gibbs Sampling

Statistical Graphics of Pearson Residuals in Survey Logistic Regression Diagnosis - Stanley S. Weng
Keywords: Pearson Residuals normality graph, Statistical graphical modeling

Session 143: Survey Models for Causal Estimation, Calibration, and Bayesian Estimation
Chair: Rebecca Roberts Andridge, The Ohio State University

Bayesian Quantile Regression in Stratified Sampling - Nanhua Zhang, Michael R. Elliott
Keywords: Gibbs sampling, complex survey, disproportional sampling, variance estimates

Building Regression Trees on Data from a Complex Sample - Daniell Toth, John L. Eltinge
Keywords: analysis of survey data, asymptotic consistency nonparametric regression occupation and employment survey, recursive partitioning, superpopulation model

Causal Inference Using Semi-parametric Imputation - Andrea Piesse, David Judkins, Laura Alvarez-Rojas, William R. Shadish
Keywords: Causal inference, potential outcomes, counterfactual, hot deck, multiple imputation, bootstrap

Logistic Generalized Regression (LGREG) Estimator in Cluster Samples - Timothy Kennel
Keywords: Generalized Regression Estimator, Logistic Regression, Calibration, Clustered Sample Designs

Modeling Log-Linear Restricted Conditional Probabilities for Prediction in Surveys - Yves Thibaudeau, Eric Slud, Alfred Gottschalck
Keywords: Bayesian, parametric, p -value, Fisher

Multiple Imputation for causal Inference - Irina Bondarenko, Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: Direct Effect, Indirect Effect, Mediation, Observational Studies, Potential Outcomes, Randomized Studies

Session 185: Issues in Data Collection and Processing: Listing, Interviewing, and Interviewer Training
Chair: Jeri Mulrow, National Science Foundation

Characteristics of Falsified Interviews - Elizabeth Love, Chrishelle Lawrence
Keywords: Data falsification, data quality

Evaluation of the Innovations Implemented in the 2009 Canadian Census Test - Jean-Francois Rodrigue, Danielle Lebrasseur, Jennifer Taylor, Jean-Pierre Morin
Keywords: Census, collection, Internet

GIS for Automated Case and Segment Assignment for In-Person Studies - Michael Latterner, Ned English
Keywords: GIS, Linear programming, survey management

Minimizing Survey Error Through Interviewer Training: New Procedures Applied to the National Health Interview Survey - James M. Dahlhamer, Marcie L. Cynamon, Jane F. Gentleman, Andrea Piani, Michael J. Weiler
Keywords: interviewer training, interviewer performance, data quality

What Can 179 Million Phone Calls Indicate About the Possibilities for the Future of Telephone Data Collection? - Daniel Evan Williams, Edward Paul Johnson
Keywords: Disposition codes, Telephone data collection, Individual Based Sampling

Session 186: Latent Variable Modeling Using Survey Data: Methods and Application
Chair: Qixuan Chen, Columbia University

A Method for Improving List Building: Cluster Profiling - William Cecere, Denise Alexandra Abreu
Keywords: hierarchical clustering, k-means, cluster profiling, dual frame

Generalized Structured Component Analysis with Latent Interactions - Heungsun Hwang, Moon-Ho Ringo Ho, Jonathan Lee
Keywords: Generalized structured component analysis, structural equation modeling, latent interaction

Incorporating Sampling Designs Into a Grade of Membership (GoM) Model - Marnie Bertolet
Keywords: Sampling Weights, grade of membership model, Bayesian Mixed-Membership

Time Varying Covariates in Markov Latent Class Analysis: Some Problems and Solutions - Marcus E. Berzofsky, Paul Biemer, William D. Kalsbeek
Keywords: Markov Latent Class Analysis, National Crime Victimization Survey, time varying covariates, measurement error, classification error, screener questions

Session 255: Assessing and Adjusting for Nonresponse Via Imputation, Matching, or Modeling
Chair: Rachel Harter, NORC

A Semiparametric Approach to Inference with Nonignorable Missing Data Using Surrogate Information - Sixia Chen, Jae-Kwang Kim
Keywords: Exponential tilting, not missing at random, nonparametric regression, response mechanism

Analyzing Nonresponse Bias Among Kindergarten Teachers in the Head Start Family and Child Experiences Survey (FACES) - Barbara Lepidus Carlson, Jerry West
Keywords: Nonresponse Bias, Kindergarten Teachers, Head Start, FACES

Assessing Nonresponse Bias and Measurement Error Using Statistical Matching - John Dixon
Keywords: Nonresponse bias, Measurement error, Statistical matching

Estimating Characteristics of Energy Expenditure using Measurement Error Models - Nicholas Koenen Beyler, Sarah Nusser, Wayne A. Fuller, Alicia Carriquiry, Gregory Welk
Keywords: Physical activity, Energy expenditure, Measurement error model, PAMS

Estimating Technology Adoption and Aggregate Volumes from U.S. Payments Surveys in the Presence of Complex Item Nonresponse - May X. Liu, Geoffrey R. Gerdes
Keywords: Item nonresponse, imputation, ratio estimator

Incorporating Nonresponse Follow-Up Into a Main Survey Data Set - Shin-Jung Lee, James Lepkowski, Kristen Olson, Dandan Zhang
Keywords: Multiple imputation, complex sample design, weighting, unequal probabilities, fraction missing, sequential regression.

On Modeling and Estimation of Response Probabilities When Missing Data Are Not Missing at Random - Michail Sverchkov
Keywords: sample distribution, sample-complement distribution, full likelihood, missing information principle, model selection

Session 313: Assessing Nonresponders and Nonresponse Bias
Chair: Benmei Liu, National Cancer Institute

2003 National Survey of College Graduates Nonresponse Bias Analysis - Michael White
Keywords: NSCG, Nonresponse, Bias

Assuming 'e' - Ashley Amaya, Gary Euler
Keywords: resolution, response data, National Immunization Survey, address-based sampling

Do Characteristics of RDD Survey Respondents Differ According to Difficulty of Obtaining Response? - Pheny Weidman
Keywords: RDD survey, Characteristics of respondents, Selection bias, Unit nonresponse bias

Experimenting with Pre-Contact Strategies for Reducing Nonresponse in an Economic Survey - Alfred David Tuttle, Richard S. Hough, Jeri Mulrow, Kenneth M. Pick, Diane K. Willimack
Keywords: Establishment survey, contact strategies, pre-survey letter, experiment

Nonresponse in a Survey of Military Personnel: What Record Data Can Tell Us - Monica L. Wolford, Lynn M. Milan
Keywords: Unit nonresponse, data mining, decision trees, nonrespondent characteristics, military populations

Profiles of Responses Over the 2006 Canadian Census Collection Period: What Are the Differences for Early and Late Responses? - Laurent Roy, Catherine Corriveau, Laura McFarlane
Keywords: Census, non-response, collection, imputation

Try, Try Again: Response and Nonresponse in the 2009 SCF Panel - Arthur B. Kennickell
Keywords: Nonresponse, paradata, field operations, panel data

Session 314: Survey Design: Issues and Applications
Chair: Karol Krotki, RTI International

Expected Number of Random Duplications Within or Between Lists - William E. Yancey
Keywords: record linkage, deduplication, Stirling numbers, birthday problem

Is There Nonrandom Selection in Matched Administrative Earnings Data? Evidence from the Health and Retirement Study - Jesse Bricker
Keywords: sample selection, survey quality, non-random sample, administrative data, survey data, earnings

On Quality of Ancillary Data Available for Address-Based Sampling - J. Michael Dennis, Charles DiSogra, Mansour Fahimi
Keywords: abs, frame enhancements, knowledge panel

Sample Design Methodology for Studying Patients Using Registry Data - Shelton M. Jones, Lauren A. McCormack, Timothy Patrick Johnson, Connie L. Hobbs, Joseph P. McMichael, Steven B. Clauser
Keywords: sampling patients, disease registry sampling, multimode data collection, alternative sampling

Subsegments for One-Unit Acceptance-Rejection Sampling for Covering Missed Housing Units - Avinash C. Singh, Kirk Wolter

The Global Adult Tobacco Survey (GATS): Sample Design and Related Methods - William D. Kalsbeek, J. Michael Bowling, Krishna M. Palipudi
Keywords: sample design health surveys, survey nonresponse, sample weights

Understanding the Effect of Job Satisfaction Moderated by Job Involvement on Interviewer Turnover - Ashley Bowers, Rachel A Orlowski, Hyun Jung Lee, Christopher Antoun
Keywords: survey costs, interview turnover, job satisfaction, job involvement

Session 358: New Research in Weighting Methodologies
Chair: Wendy J. Barboza, National Agricultural Statistics Service

A Generalization of Maximum Entropy Weighting (MAXENT) for the Analysis of Internet Panel Data - Silvia Biffignandi, Jasjeet Sekhon, Erin Hartman, Donald B. Rubin
Keywords: Internet panel, sample, entropy, weighting, matching, full rank estention

Assessment of Alternative Weighting Methods for the National Health Interview Survey - David Shaw, Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., Meena Khare
Keywords: survey weighting, raking, nonresponse adjustment, logistic regression, recursive partitioning

Effect of Benchmark Cells Collapse Patterns on the National Compensation Survey Earnings Estimates - Dee Zamora, Jonathan Lisic, Chester Ponikowski
Keywords: bias, variance, weighting cells

Iterative Weighting Procedures for School Surveys: Trimming and Raking as One Algorithm - Ronaldo Iachan, James G. Ross, Mirna Moloney
Keywords: Ranking, Trimming, School surveys, Design effects

Selection of Replacement Samples for Nonresponding Units in Surveys That Use PPS Selection - Kadaba P. Srinath
Keywords: PPS Selection, Nonresponse, Sampling Weight

Weight Calibration across Subject-Specific Samples in the National Assessment of Educational Progress - Jennifer Kali, Tom Krenzke, Keith Rust, John Burke
Keywords: Survey estimation, consistency of estimates

Session 359: Address-Based Sampling
Chair: Hans Kiesl, Regensburg University of Applied Sciences

Address-Based Area Sampling: An Efficient Hybrid Between Address-Based Sampling and Area Sampling - Avinash C. Singh, Peter K. Kwok
Keywords: Address-based Area Sampling, Field Interviewer, Field Prompter, Telephone Interviewer, Zones for One-Unit Rejection Sampling

Address-Based Sampling and the National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Evaluating the Effects of Coverage Bias - Katherine Morton, Joseph P. McMichael, Jamie L. Ridenhour, Jonaki Bose
Keywords: bias, coverage, in-person surveys, ABS

An Evaluation of Delivery Sequence File Sufficiency in Rural and Suburban Segments: When Is Listing Required? - Katie Dekker, Ned English
Keywords: Delivery Sequence File (DSF), listing

Predicting the Coverage of Address-Based Sampling Frames Prior to Sample Selection - Joseph P. McMichael, Vincent G. Iannacchione, Bonnie Shook-Sa, Jamie L. Ridenhour, Katherine Morton, James R. Chromy
Keywords: ABS, coverage, in-person surveys

The Implications of Geocoding Error on Address-Based Sampling - Bonnie Shook-Sa, Joseph P. McMichael, Jamie L. Ridenhour
Keywords: frame coverage, in-person surveys, ABS, mailing lists

The Presence and Characteristics of Households at Addresses Obtained by Traditional Field Listing and from USPS-Based Lists - Sarah Shore, Jill Montaquila, Valerie Hsu
Keywords: Address-based sampling, National Childrens Study, Computerized Delivery Sequence File, disposition codes

Using a "Match Rate" Model to Predict Areas where USPS-Based Address Lists May Be Used in Place of Traditional Listing - Valerie Hsu, Jill Montaquila, J. Michael Brick
Keywords: Address-based sampling, Computerized Delivery Sequence File

Session 419: Analysis Applications with Survey Data
Chair: Mary H. Mulry, U.S. Census Bureau

Ambient Air Pollutants and Mortality: A Meta-Analysis - Elizabeth Anne Stanwyck, Bimal K. Sinha
Keywords: Air pollution, health, environment, Meta-analysis

Logistic Regression Analysis of Disabled Employee Data - Berna Yazici, Betül Kan, Yener Sisman, Fatma Kocabas
Keywords: Disability, Employment of Disabled People, Binary Logistic Regression, Nominal Logistic Regression, Ordinal Logistic Regression

Look Back in Anger? Ten Years on: The Statistical Issues in Bush vs. Gore - Colin McIlheney
Keywords: Elections, statistics, law

Modeling H1N1 Vaccination Rates - Nadarajasundaram Ganesh, James A. Singleton, Kennon R. Copeland, Tammy Santibanez, Nicholas Davis
Keywords: Interval Censoring, National Immunization Survey, Survival Analysis

Sampling and Weighting Issues in the National Immunization Survey Evaluation Study - Kimball Jonas
Keywords: Innovative methods, sample desighn, weighting

Serial Comparisons in Small Domain Models: A Residual-Based Approach - Wesley Basel, Sam Hawala, David Powers
Keywords: small area, small domain, statistical comparison, census, SAIPE, poverty

Using the National Inpatient Sample (NIS) to Identify Injury Patterns from External Causes of Injury - Heather Watson, Madhu Iyer
Keywords: pedestrian, injury outcomes, survey design

Session 420: Issues in Sample Design: Frame Construction, Sample Selection, and Maintenance
Chair: Jana Asher, StatAid

Challenges in the Design of the Canadian Community Health Survey on Healthy Aging - Leon Jang, Martin Provost, Adam Sherk
Keywords: Census frame, clustering, health survey, cognitive interviewing

Eliminating Invisible Boundaries in the National Children's Study While Preserving Selection Probabilities - Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Edward Marks English
Keywords: National Children's Study, Census blocks

Evaluating Sample Design Issues in the National Compensation Survey - Gwyn R. Ferguson, Chester Ponikowski, Joan Coleman
Keywords: survey design, dependent sampling, respondent burden, sample rotation

Frame Construction and Sample Maintenance for Current Economic Surveys - Katrina T. Washington, James N. Burton, Ruth Detlefsen
Keywords: frame construction, sample selection, frame maintenance, sample maintenance

Multiple Frame Sample Design and Estimation for the 2008 National Sample Survey of Registered Nurses - Theory, Implementation, and Assessment - Ralph DiGaetano, Jim Green, Jay Clark, Marshall Fritz
Keywords: Multiple frame surveys, probability matching, composite estimation, bias, variance, design effects

Pilot Survey Results from the Canadian Survey of Household Spending Redesign - Johanne Tremblay, Jenny Lynch, Guylaine Dubreuil
Keywords: Expenditure survey, Collection methodology, Diary, Nonresponse, Reference period

Selecting Kindergarten Children by Three Stage Indirect Sampling - Hans Kiesl
Keywords: indirect sampling, school sampling, educational survey

Session 483: Innovations in Imputation Methodology and Application
Chair: Joerg Drechsler, Institute for Employment Research

Balanced Random Imputation for Estimating Coefficients of Correlations in Surveys - David Haziza, Guillaume Chauvet
Keywords: Coefficient of correlation, marginal imputation, item nonresponse, random balanced imputation

Bootstrap Variance Estimation in the Presence of Imputed Data - Christian Léger, Zeinab Mashreghi, David Haziza
Keywords: variance estimation, bootstrap, imputation, sampling weights

Evaluation of the Quality of Imputation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) Revenue for Late Transactions - Joanne Leung
Keywords: administrative data, imputation, sub-annual data, data revisions

Imputation Methods for Wave Nonresponse in Panel Surveys - Kyu-Seong Kim
Keywords: Carry-over imputation, longitudinal regression imputation ,nearest neighborhood imputation, row-column imputation

Using SRMI for Nonresponse Adjustments in IRS' Taxpayer Compliance Studies - Karen Masken, Wei Liu, Getaneh Yismaw
Keywords: Missing at random, nonresponse bias, multiple imputation, sequential regression, complex survey

Session 484: Optimal Survey Designs
Chair: Shiying Wu, RTI International

Adaptive Contact Strategies in Telephone and Face-to-Face Surveys - James Wagner
Keywords: Calling strategies, nonresponse, responsive design

Multi-Objective Evolutionary Algorithms for Multivariate Optimal Allocation - Charles D. Day
Keywords: Genetic Algorithm, Stratified Sampling, Evolutionary Algorithm, Convex Optimization

Optimal Design for Consistent Rating of Classroom Instructions - Yongyun Shin, Stephen W. Raudenbush
Keywords: reliability, consistent rating, hierarchical linear model, classroom instruction, blocks

Optimal Survey Design: A Review - Jeffrey Mark Gonzalez, John L. Eltinge
Keywords: Constrained optimization, Decision variables, Designed missingness, Multiple objective functions, Stratified multistage sample design, Superpopulation

Probability-Proportional-to-Size Sampling from a Rare Population - Jens Olofsson
Keywords: Two-phase sampling scheme, probability-proportional-to-size sampling design, rare populations, estimation

Using Stratification Trends to Keep Tobacco Products Out of the Hands of Minors - Victoria McNerney, Christopher Patrick Cummiskey, Karol Krotki
Keywords: reduce standard error, stratification trends, stratified sample, optimal allocation

Where Youth Buy Cigarettes: Clustering Patterns and Efficient Design - Christopher Patrick Cummiskey, Victoria McNerney, Karol Krotki
Keywords: cluster sampling trends, geographic distribution patterns, design effect, list assisted area samples

Session 527: Variance Estimation in Complex Sample Designs
Chair: Brad Edwards, Westat

Alternative Variance Estimators for a Measurement Error Model - Emily Berg, Wayne A. Fuller
Keywords: Estimated generalized least squares, shrinkage, measurement error, linear calibration

Evaluation of Methods for Second-Stage Variance Estimation for the Drug Abuse Warning Network Survey - Rong Cai, Kathy Poneleit
Keywords: second stage variance estimation, Taylor Series, replication methods, DAWN

Further Simulation Results on the Distribution of Some Survey Variance Estimators - Elizabeth T. Huang, William R. Bell
Keywords: sampling variance, degrees of freedom, chi-squared distribution, sample size

Horvitz-Thompson Variance Weights: Exact vs. Approximate - James R. Chromy
Keywords: PPS sampling, PPS sequential sampling, PPS systematic sampling, variance approximations, probability minimum replacement

Simulation of Incorporating the Variance from Missing Data in Census Coverage Measurement (CCM) Variance Estimates - Richard Griffin
Keywords: Logistic Regression Imputation Variance Estimation

Variance Estimation for a Small Number of PSUs - Hyunshik Lee
Keywords: Between- and within-PSU variances, variance ratio, bias and variance of a variance estimator

Session 593: Issues with Data Collection and Processing: Editing, Enumeration, and Incentives
Chair: Joseph P. McMichael, RTI International

Coordinated Collection and the Quality of Paradata for CAPI Surveys at Statistics Canada - Lihua An, Guy Laflamme
Keywords: cost model, data collection, paradata quality, sample coordination

Ensuring Data Quality in the 2011 Canadian Census - Yves Beland
Keywords: census, data quality

Estimating Nonsampling Errors in Estimates of Omissions and Erroneous Enumerations in the 2010 Census - Mary H. Mulry, Bruce D. Spencer
Keywords: nonsampling errors, census coverage error, census omissions, census erroneous enumerations

Evaluating Incentive Effects in the National Health Study for a New Generation of U.S. Veterans Survey - Pablo Aliaga, Steven Coughlin, Samar DeBakey, Patricia Vanderwolf, Shannon Barth, Stephanie Eber, Jessica Maillard, Meredith Williams, Aaron Schneiderman
Keywords: incentive, response rate, bias

Probabilistic Approach to Editing - Maiki Ilves
Keywords: measurement error, two-phase sampling design, bias est

Respondent Incentives: Do They Bring Different Respondents to the Data Table? - Alicia M. Frasier, Heather M. Morrison, Kathleen B. Santos
Keywords: survey research, incentives, bias

Session 594: Coverage Bias in RDD Surveys: Comparisons with Address-Based and Web Samples
Chair: Lars Lyberg, Statistics Sweden

An Examination of the Bias Effects with a Two-Phase Address-Based Sample - Daifeng Han, Jill Montaquila, Douglas Williams, J. Michael Brick
Keywords: Two-phase, address-based sampling, nonresponse bias, response rate

Arbitron's Hybrid Sampling Frame Approach Balances Coverage and Response - Alan R. Tupek
Keywords: sampling frame, RDD, coverage

Comparing Web Panel Samples vs. Non-Panel Samples of Medical Doctors - Lin Chiat Chang, Jeremy Brody
Keywords: web surveys, physician web panels, healthcare market research

Evaluating the Need for Purging Listed Business Phone Numbers - Shaohua Sean Hu, Brian F. Head, Lina Balluz
Keywords: telephone survey, coverage error, RDD, survey methods

Is ABS a Viable Alternative to RDD? - Karol Krotki
Keywords: Multi-mode surveys, address matching, sample design

Noncoverage Bias in Household Landline Telephone Surveys: The BRFSS Experience - Lina Balluz, Shaohua Sean Hu, Michael P. Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel
Keywords: Noncoverage bias, cell phone sampling, telephone surveys, public health surveillance

Sampling Children and Teens in a Cell Phone Health Survey - David Grant, Sunghee Lee, Royce Park, J. Michael Brick, W. Sherman Edwards, W. Sherman Edwards
Keywords: cell phones, noncoverage bias, health surveillance, RDD

Session 611: Student Paper Competition Winners
Organizer: Joseph J. Salvo, New York City Department of City Planning
Chair: Casey Corcoran, U.S. Census Bureau

Descriptive Comparison of Populations by Rates: The Analysis of Departures from the Equirates Model - Mauricio Sadinle
Keywords: Correspondence Analysis, external-cause Mortality, log-linear models, standardized rates

New Data Dissemination Approaches in Old Europe: Synthetic Data Sets for a German Establishment Survey - Joerg Drechsler
Keywords: confidentiality, IAB Establishment Panel, multiple imputation, partially synthetic, variance-inflated imputation model

Random Group Variance Estimators for Survey Data with Imputation - Qi Tang, Jun Shao
Keywords: Hot deck imputation, nonresponse, variance estimation, random group, re-imputation, shortcut

The Impact of Measurement Error in Auxiliary Variables on Model-Based Estimation of Finite Population Totals: A Simulation Study - Brady West
Keywords: Model-based Prediction, Measurement Error, Finite Population Sampling, Estimation of Totals, Auxiliary Variables

Session 639: Novel Survey Design and Estimation Methods
Chair: Richard Sigman, Westat

An Improved Method for Constructing Confidence Intervals for Quantiles from Survey Data - Akhil Vaish, Babubhai Shah
Keywords: Fransisco and Fuller, Quantile Estimation, Confidence Intervals, Complex Survey Data

An Introduction to Presampling Inference II - Stephen Woodruff
Keywords: Design Based Inference, Model Based Inference, Generalized Inverses

Constrained Estimation of Cell-Only Households by Block Group Using Iterative Calibration - Mansour Fahimi, Paul Rappoport, Kevin Babyak, David Malarek
Keywords: Cell-only households, landline-only households, mixed-line households

Design Effects for Totals in Multi-stage Samples - Keith Rust, Pam Broene
Keywords: Sample redesign, establishment survey, occupational injuries and illnesses

Improving Efficiency of Ratio-Type Estimators Through Order Statistics - Evrim Oral
Keywords: survey sampling, ratio-type estimators, order statistics, modified maximum likelihood, robustness, symmetric distributions

On Sample Sizes in a Longitudinal Survey - Andrew Vogt, Dhiren Ghosh
Keywords: autoregression, Box-Jenkins, time domain, parameter estimation

Some Theory for the Propensity Scoring Adjustment Estimator - Jae-Kwang Kim, Minsun Kim, Jay Breidt
Keywords: Calibration, Missing data, nonresponse weighting adjustment, undercoverage, unit nonresponse

Session 685: Adjusting for Nonresponse via Novel Weighting Methodologies
Chair: Fritz Scheuren, NORC

Inverse Probability Weighting for Clustered Nonresponse - Chris Skinner
Keywords: missing data, nonresponse, propensity score, weighting

Nonparametric Estimation of Response Probabilities in Survey Sampling: An Empirical Investigation - Audrey Beliveau, David Haziza
Keywords: unit nonresponse, nonparametric estimation, response probability, weighting classes

Use of Propensity Weights and Categories in a Two-Stage Survey - Pedro Saavedra, Martin Wulfe Daniel Geller, Lee Harding, Sheku Kamara, Ted Macaluso
Keywords: improper payments, cluster sampling, nonresponse adjustments, weighting

Use of Single Years of Age in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) Weighting to Improve Drug Prevalence Estimates - Patrick Chen, Neeraja Sathe, Michael Jones, Lanting Dai, Jeff Laufenberg, Ralph E. Folsom, Harper Gordek
Keywords: Age, weighting, NSDUH, drug use prevalence, nonresponse, poststratification

Contributed Poster

Session 191: Contributed Oral Poster Presentations: Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair: Peiyong (Annie) Qu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Simulation to Evaluate the Impact of Design on Model-Based Methods for National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) Data Linked with Environmental Exposures - Jennifer Parker, Lester Randolph Curtin, Van Parsons
Keywords: NHANES, sample survey, air pollution, survey weights

Application of a Fay-Modified Balanced Repeated Replication Method to the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - Van Parsons
Keywords: Variance estimation

Characteristics of Sampling Plans for Food Inspection in Japan - Yoshiki Tsukakoshi, Takahiro Wawtanabe
Keywords: food, sampling OC curve, lot size, sample size

Effective Sampling Methodology for Program Evaluation in Developing Countries - Dhuly Chowdhury, Karol Krotki, Lauren Courtney
Keywords: Sampling methodology , multi-stage cluster survey , program evaluation

Equivalence of Conditional Logistic Regression and Ordinary Logistic Regression via Infinite Replication of Observations - Zhulin He, Babette Brumback
Keywords: conditional logistic regression, complex survey data, pseudosample, matched pairs, Legendre polynomials, ordinary differential equations

Erosion Prediction with USLE and RUSLE2 - Yang Li
Keywords: USLE, RUSLE2, multivariate adaptive regression splines

How Does Unusual Local Weather Affect Public Opinion About Climate Change? - Bin Liu
Keywords: bias estimation, post-stratification, logistic

Improving the Propensity Score Equal Frequency Adjustment Estimator Using an Alternative Weight - Daniel K. Yang, Alix I. Gitelman, Virginia M. Lesser, David S. Birkes
Keywords: propensity scores, adjustment, sub-classificaiton, equal frequency, equal variance, inverse variance weights

Methodology Used for Measuring Use of Electronic Medical Records in Physician Practices in 2008 and 2009 NAMCS - Iris Shimizu, Chun-Ju Hsiao
Keywords: Survey methods, multi-mode, non-response, physician survey

Reliability of Relative Standard Errors Computed from NHDS Public Use Data Files - Bill Cai, Iris Shimizu
Keywords: RSE, NHDS, SUDAAN, GVF, public use data file

Spline Models for the Population Total from PPS Samples: The Precision Gain from Knowing the Sizes of Nonsampled Units - Sahar Z. Zangeneh, Roderick Joseph Little
Keywords: Probability proportional to size sampling, penalized spline, bayesian bootstrap

The Impact of Small Cluster Size on Multilevel Models: A Monte Carlo Examination of Two-Level Models with Binary and Continuous Predictors - Bethany A. Bell, Grant B. Morgan, Jeffrey D. Kromrey, John M. Ferron
Keywords: multilevel modeling, sample size, binary predictors, survey research

Time Series Analyses of Price Indices - MoonJung Cho, John L. Eltinge, Patrick A. Bobbitt, Eungchun Cho
Keywords: Auto-regressive moving average (ARMA) models, Bootstrap estimator, International Price Program.

Using an Action-Research Model to Move from Conversational to Hybrid Standardized Interviewing: A Case Study - William Mockovak
Keywords: Conversational interviewing, standardized interviewing, action research

Invited Poster

Session 189: Invited Poster Oral Presentations
Chair: Peiyong (Annie) Qu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

A Comparative Study of Variable Screening Methods: Univariate vs. Multivariate Screening - Cong Liu, Tao Shi, Yoonkyung Lee
Keywords: LASSO, variable screening, correlation method

A latent space representation of overdispersed relative propensity in ``How many X's do you know?' data - Tyler McCormick, Tian Zheng
Keywords: How many Xs do you know? data, latent space models, overdispersion, social networks

Adaptive Confidence Intervals for the Test Error in Classification - Eric B. Laber
Keywords: Classification, test error, non-regular asymptotics

Analyzing Methods of Imputation - Scott Daniel Crawford
Keywords: Semi-parametric, missing at random, efficient estimation

Bayesian, Frequentist, or Both? Model-Robust Regression and the 'Sandwich' Estimator - Adam A. Szpiro, Kenneth Rice, Thomas Lumley
Keywords: Robust estimation, estimating equations, sandwich estimator, Bayesian Inference, Linear Regression

Cancer Marker Identification via Penalized Integrative Analysis - Shuangge Ma
Keywords: integrative analysis, cancer genomics, marker selection

Classification Using Matrix Predictors with Application in Toxicant Identification - Wenxuan Zhong
Keywords: classificaiton, variable selection, dimension reduction, penalization, discriminant analysis, sensor array

Development of Imaging Biomarkers for Clinical Trials: Applications in Glioblastoma Multiforme - Hyun (Grace) Kim, Jing Huo, Matt Brown, Jonathan Goldin
Keywords: Biomarker, imaging, predictive classifier, MRI, oncology, surrogate outcome

Development of Imaging Biomarkers for Clinical Trials: Applications in Rheumatoid Arthritis - Grace S. Park
Keywords: Imaging, Biomarker, Rheumatoid Arthritis, FDA Critical Path, Radiograph

Efficient Classification for Longitudinal Data - Xianlong Wang, Peiyong (Annie) Qu
Keywords: classification method, machine learning, quadratic inference functions, longitudinal data analysis, generative classifer

Energy Functions for Dimension Reduction and Graph Visualization - Lisha Chen
Keywords: MDS, nonlinear dimension reduction, clustering

Generic Framework for Parallel Statistical Computing - Hana Sevcikova
Keywords: parallel computing, statistical simulations, fault-tolerance, reproducibility, R package, snowFT

Grouping Pursuit and Feature Selection Over a Graph - Yunzhang Zhu, Xiaotong Shen
Keywords: Gene networks, large p but small n, nonconvex regularizer, supervised clustering

Hill's Matrix Augments the Barell Matrix for Identifying Knee Injuries in Active Duty U.S. Army - Craig James McKinnon, Owen Hill, Ashley Kay, Monika Wahi
Keywords: Knee injury, Army personnel, wounds and injuries classification

Incorporating Chromosomal Spatial Correlation Through 3D Structures Into Microarray Data Analysis - Xinlei Wang, Guanghua Xiao, Arkady Khodursky
Keywords: spatial modeling, helical structures, hierarchical Bayes, MCMC

Joint Modeling of Epigenetic Data, Transcription Factor Binding Data, and Expression Data - Guanghua Xiao
Keywords: Integrative analysis, epigenetic data, drug addiction, bayesian modeling

Mode-Based Clustering with Applications to Information Visualization - Jia Li, Xiaolong Zhang
Keywords: model association clustering, gaussian mixture, visualization

Parallel Implementation of Response Surface Regression on R - Hao Yu
Keywords: Response surface, parallel computing, Rmpl

Parallel Statistical Computing: Are We Embracing the Scalable Concurrency Revolution? - George Ostrouchov
Keywords: parallel computing, GPU, software engineering, algorithms, distributed computing

ROC Regression Using Percentile Values for Event Time Outcomes - Yuying Jin, Margaret Sullivan Pepe, Yingye Zheng
Keywords: ROC Curve, event time outcomes, percentile value, regression, censoring

Invited Panel

Session 109: Can You Maintain Confidentiality and Have Useful Data at the Same Time?
Organizer: Edward Spar, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics
Chair: Edward Spar, Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics

Invited - Panel- Social Statistics Section, CHANCE, Committee on Professional Ethics, International Chinese Statistical Association - Michael Link, Jennifer Madans, Elaine Murakami, Marilyn Seastrom, John Thompson
Keywords: Confidentiality, Survey, Census, Linking

Round Tables

Session 97: Section on Survey Research Methods A.M. Roundtable Discussion (fee event)
Organizer: Paul Beatty, National Center for Health Statistics

Cell Phone Surveying in the United States: An Update from a 2010 AAPOR Task Force - Paul J. Lavrakas
Keywords: Telephone Survey, Cell Phones, AAPOR

Session 208: Section on Survey Research Methods P.M. Roundtable Discussion (fee event)
Organizer: Paul Beatty, National Center for Health Statistics

Incorporating and Managing Paradata Into Survey Operations for Quality Control and Cost Containment - Cheryl Landman, Andrea Piani
Keywords: paradata, surveys, cost, quality

Session 376: Section on Survey Research Methods P.M. Roundtable Discussion (fee event)
Organizer: Paul Beatty, National Center for Health Statistics

Communicating Qualitative Research Findings to a Statistical Audience - Kathy Downey
Keywords: qualitative methods, report generation, nonsampling error, cognitive interviewing, focus groups

Session 549: Section on Survey Research Methods P.M. Roundtable Discussion (fee event)
Organizer: Paul Beatty, National Center for Health Statistics

Evaluation and Management of Cost Structures in Statistical Work with Administrative Record Data - John L. Eltinge
Keywords: fixed and variable cost, intangible capital, opportunity costs, risk management, amortization, capital investment

Papers Presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR)
May 13-16, 2010, Chicago, Illinois

Your Home Was Specially Selected: Using Address-Based Sampling as a Recruitment Technique - Justin T. Bailey, Gretchen Grabowski, Michael W Link

Latent Support for Sub-National Military Groups in Pakistan - Tarek Albaghal, Lei Huang, Ana Lucia Cordova Cazar, Allan McCutcheon, Rene Bautista
Keywords: Pakistan, latent class analysis

Strategies for Choosing the Number and Nationality of Spanish-Speaking Immigrant Respondents for Cognitive Testing Studies in the United States - Patricia L Goerman
Keywords: Pretesting non-English surveys, Cognitive interviewing and Spanish- speaking respondents, respondent characteristics

Respondent Recruitment, Interviewing and Training: Lessons Learned from a Spanish Language Cognitive Interviewing Project - M. Mandy Sha, Georgina McAvinchey, Leticia Reed, Sonia Rodriguez, George R Carter
Keywords: Cognitive interviewing, pretesting, Spanish translation, American Housing Survey

Grappling with Grids: How Does Question Format Affect Data Quality and Respondent Engagement? - Jene Grandmount, Bob Graff, Lynn Goetzinger, Kara Dorbecker
Keywords: Grids, Respondent Engagement, Data Quality

Effects of Gender-of-Voice on Reports of Sensitive Behaviors: Findings From the ACASI Module of the Midwest Young Adult Survey - Jessica Price, Jennifer Dykema, Kerryann DiLoreto
Keywords: ACASI, voice, gender, interviewers, threatening or sensitive questions, youth, interviewer effects

Impact of Offering a Bilingual Option in a Mail Survey of Linguistically Isolated Areas - Andrew Zukerberg, Daifeng Han
Keywords: Bilingual mail survey, address-based sample, two-phase

Evaluating the Effectiveness of Using an Additional Mailing Piece in the American Community Survey - Jennifer Guarino Tancreto
Keywords: replacement questionnaire, reminder postcard

Minimizing Fieldwork Costs in National Random Door-to-Door Surveys - Andrew I Zelin
Keywords: Centroids, Sampling Area (SA), Primary Sampling Unit (PSUs), Triple, Cluster Sampling.

Parental Consent and Changing Abortion Attitudes, Examining Trends in California - Mark Baldassare, Jennifer Paluch, Sonja Petek
Keywords: California, abortion, parental notification, public opinion

Bento Box Questionnaire Testing: Multi-Method Questionnaire Testing for the 2012 Census of Agriculture - Jaki S McCarthy, Donald Buysse
Keywords: Questionnaire Testing, Cognitive Interview, Pretesting, Census of Agriculture

Media Channel Effectiveness and Trust - Edward Paul Johnson, Dan Williams
Keywords: social media, political messaging

Public opinion polls and estimates in some European countries. Non-coverage bias in telephone surveys. - Volker Hufken
Keywords: Telephone Survey non-coverage bias mobile only political-related estimates

Differences in Length of Survey Administration between Spanish-Language and English-Language Survey Respondents - Tom Wells, Monica Vidalon, Charles DiSogra
Keywords: survey completion length, online surveys, Spanish-language surveys, Latinos

Who is Responsible for the Bias? Using Classification Trees to Identify Subgroups of Likely Nonrespondents and Assessing their Relationship to Key Survey Estimates Using Structural Equation Modeling. - Morgan S Earp, Jaki S McCarthy
Keywords: Nonresponse; Bias; Characteristics; Classification Trees; Exploratory Factor Analysis;

Measuring Acculturation in the U.S. Hispanic Population - Wendy Mansfield, Jordon Peugh, Jannet Torres, Tom Wells

Diversity of Methods: Assessment of Quantitative and Qualitative Research Multiplier Effects. - Janice Ballou, Brian Roff, Matthew Anderson
Keywords: Multi-mode; qualitative; web survey

The Use of Landmark Events in EHC-Interviews to Enhance Recall Accuracy - Wander van der Vaart, Tina J Glasner, Robert F Belli
Keywords: calendar methods, landmark events, recall accuracy

Probability of Selecting Response Mode Between Paper- and Web-Based Options: Logistic Model Based on Institutional Demographics. - Marina Murray
Keywords: multimode surveys, establishment surveys, logistic regression

Emulating Interviewers in an Online Survey: Experimental Manipulation of 'Do-Not-Know' Over The Phone and on the Web. - Joop Hox, Edith de Leeuw, Annette Scherpenzeel
Keywords: Probing, do-not-know, item-nonresponse, uninformative response, internet-survey

Insights into Population Segmentation Using the Infalign Map - David Fan, Kenneth Blake, Jason Reineke, Robert Wyatt
Keywords: Clusters, graphical, visual, surveys, maps, political

Designing Survey Materials to Target the Hispanic Population - Lorelle Vanno, Teresa (Ye) Jin, TraShawna Boals, Jennie Lai, Charles D Shuttles, Michael Link

Video Consumer Mapping Direct Observation Study: Out of Home Video Habits of U.S. Adults. - Norman Tussell, Michael Link
Keywords: audience measurement, media behavior, direct observation, out of home viewing

Measuring Attitudes: Using Branching and Numerical Scales - Davide Lubian
Keywords: Attitude measurement, branching, numerical scales, bipolar scales, bipolar constructs, rating scales

Contingent Incentives Effects on Survey Response - E Nicole Bensky, Anh Thu Burks, Chuck Shuttles, Michael Link
Keywords: contingent incentives, response rate

The Use of Monetary and Nonmonetary Incentives to Increase Response Rates in a Mail Survey of African-American Mothers - John Stevenson, Jennifer Dykema, Chad Kniss
Keywords: Incentives, coupons, response rates, PRAMS, African-Americans, item nonresponse, survey costs

Balancing Data Quality with a More Efficient use of Collection Resources: Experiences from Statistics Canada CATI Surveys - Amelie Levesque, Ann Lim, Cristian Nadeau, Owen Phillips
Keywords: Call attempt, Call limit, Response rate, Accuracy, Reliability

Predicting the Index of Consumer Sentiment when it isn't measured - David Fan
Keywords: Consumer Sentiment, ideodynamics, time trend, mass media, prediction

Measuring Race and Hispanic Origin: Cognitive Test Findings Searching for ``Truth''. - Jennifer Hunter Childs, Rodney Terry
Keywords: Race and Hispanic origin; Cognitive Interviews; Iterative pretesting; Gold standard

Imputing The Missing Y's: Implications For Survey Producers and Survey Users - Rebekah Young, David R Johnson
Keywords: Multiple imputation, dependent variable, survey data, missing data, planned missing designs

Comparing the Availability & Accuracy of Sample Frame Indicators Across Two Sampling Frames: Address Based Sampling vs. Telephone - Anh Thu Burks, Michael W Link, L Tracie Yancy, Natalie Coser
Keywords: Address based sampling (ABS), RDD, telephone sample, sample indicators, age indicator

Applying Address-Based Sampling as an Alternative to RDD in a Community Survey - Gene M. Lutz, Mary E Losch, Disa L Cornish, Anne Bonsall Hoekstra
Keywords: Address-based sampling, online surveys, mixed mode

The Road to Understanding Nonresponse in the 2008 June Area Survey - Michael Gerling, Terry O'Connor, HoaiNam Tran
Keywords: Agriculture, Refusals, Inaccessibles, Data Collection, Nonresponse

A Comparison of Results from a Spanish and English Mail Survey: Effects of Instruction Placement on Item Missingness. - Kevin Wang, M Mandy Sha, Emilia Peytcheva
Keywords: Item missingness, mail survey, Spanish, PRAMS

An Examination of Within-Interviewer Continuity and Change in the use of Standardized Interviewing Following Repeated Corrective Feedback - Kristine Fahrney, Danielle Cohen, Ann Burke
Keywords: Standardized interviewing, Data Quality, Computer Assisted Recorded Interview (CARI), Interviewer Error

The Cell Phone Universe: Methodological Considerations for Creating Cellular and Landline Telephone Estimates from Nielsen Television Surveys. - Christine Pierce, Jonathan D Stringfield, Misty Saline, Jennifer Hsia
Keywords: Universe Estimates, Cell Phones, Weighting

Dual-Frame Weighting of RDD & Cell Phone Interviews at the Local Level - Michael P Battaglia, Donna Eisenhower, Stephen Immerwahr, Kevin Konty
Keywords: Dual Frame Sample Design, Poststratification

Group and Cultural Influences on Household Survey Response Rate - Peter K Kwok, William Hart, Hee-Choon Shin
Keywords: Diminishing Cooperation, Screener Provider Effect, Collectivism/Individualism, REACH U.S.

Mode Effect or Question Wording? Developing Robust Questions for Mixed Mode Surveys - Edith Desiree de Leeuw, Annette Scherpenzeel
Keywords: Mixed-mode, Labelling, Unfolding, Probability based panel

The Global Survey of Physicists: Challenges and Lessons Learned from an evolving Multilingual Mulitnational Survey Effort. - Casey Langer Tesfaye, Rachel Ivie
Keywords: multinational, multilingual, multicultural, translation, snowball, nonprobability

On the Usefulness of Pretesting Vignettes for Exploratory Research - Jennifer Beck
Keywords: vignettes, decision making, online activities

Questionnaire Design Considerations when Expanding a Survey Target Population to Include Children - Patricia LeBaron, Rebecca Granger
Keywords: Questionnaire Design, Minor Respondents, Cognitive Sophistication

Using Lists with RDD Samples: An Examination of Bias, Cost and Variance Estimates. - Anthony M Roman, Charles F Turner, Susan M Rogers, Elizabeth Eggleston, James R Chromy, Sylvia Tan

Who's Monitoring the Monitors?: Examining Monitors' Accuracy, Objectivity, and Consistency to Improve the Quality Assurance Process - Claudia Gentile, Jason Markesich, Joe Baker, Shawn Marsh
Keywords: monitoring, inter-rater reliability, assessing interviewer performance, consistency training, quality control, data quality

Representing Seniors in an Online National Probability Panel Survey: Measuring Technology Attitudes and Behaviors - Jordon Peugh, Wendy Mansfield, Tom Wells, Karen Semans
Keywords: seniors, technology attitudes, KnowledgePanel

Mandatory Reporting: Potential Effects on Retention Rates in a Longitudinal Survey - Kristin Joan Fuller, Melissa Dolan, Keith Smith, Lauren Cohen
Keywords: mandatory reporting, child, adolescent, retention, longitudinal

Do Respondents Read Those Key Messages in Our Questionnaire Package Cover Letters?: What Comes Out of the Envelope First Matters. - Laurie Schwede, Anissa Sorokin
Keywords: Cover Letters, American Community Survey, Questionnaire Packages

Understanding Measurement Error in the Reporting of Relationship and Marital Status Among Same-Sex Couples - Nancy Bates, Theresa J DeMaio
Keywords: relationship, marital status, LGBT, focus groups

Health Insurance and Place: A Multilevel Analysis of Health Insurance Coverage in Texas. - Kathy Krey, Jodien Johnson
Keywords: Health Insurance, Texas, Multilevel Modeling

Interviewer Characteristics Associated With Productivity, Cost Efficiency, and Retention. - Susan Mitchell, Wandy Stephenson, Kristine Fahrney, Matthew Strobl, Barbara Bibb
Keywords: Interviewer effects; interviewer hiring; interviewer productivity; interviewer retention; low-income populations

Economic Recession: Effects on Telephone Survey Staffing and Productivity - McKinlay Jeannis, Tamara L Terry, Laura Flicker
Keywords: recession, data collection, telephone surveys; call center

To Agree or Not to Agree: Effects of Spoken Language on Survey Participation Decisions - Frederick G Conrad, Jessica Broome, Jose Benki, Robert Groves, Frauke Kreuter, David Vannette
Keywords: Interviewer, telephone, interaction

Landline and Cell Phone Usage Patterns in a Large Urban Setting: Results From The 2008 New York City Community Health Survey - Stephan Immerwahr, Michael P Battaglia, Donna Eisenhower, Michael Sanderson, Andy Weiss, Bonnie Kerker
Keywords: urban telephone survey, dual-frame design, cell phones, cell-mostly, cell phone sharing, cell phone calling plans

The Use of Utility Bills as an Information Retrieval Aid in the American Housing Survey - George R Carter
Keywords: record usage, questionnaire design, response process

Are Interactional Behaviors Exhibited During the Self-Reported Health Question-Answer Sequence Associated with Health Status? - Dana Garbarski, Nora C Schaeffer, Jennifer Dykema
Keywords: self-reported health, interactional behaviors, interaction coding, interviewer-respondent interaction, cognitive ability, health, response latency,uncertainty, disfluencies of speech, paradigmatic question-answer sequence

Respondent, Survey Design and Interviewer Characteristics as Determinants of Respondents Propensity to Consent to Data linkage - Emanuela Sala, Jonathan Burton, Gundi Knies
Keywords:consent, data linkage, BHPS, administrative records, interviewer characteristics, survey design features.

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2009)

Invited Papers by Topic

Session 6: The Use of Paradata in Federal Government Surveys
Organizer: James M. Dahlhamer, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Nancy Bates, U.S. Census Bureau

Modeling the Difference in Interview Characteristics for Different Respondents - John Dixon
Keywords: Survey, paradata, interviewer

An Evaluation of Nonresponse Bias Using Paradata from a Health Survey - Aaron Maitland, Carolina Casas-Cordero, Frauke Kreuter
Keywords: nonresponse, paradata, call record

Subunit Nonresponse in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS): An Exploration Using Paradata - James M. Dahlhamer, Catherine M. Simile
Keywords: Paradata, subunit nonresponse, response propensities, nonresponse bias

Use of Paradata to Manage a Field Data Collection - Robert Groves, William Axinn, James Lepkowski, Nicole Kirgis, William Mosher

Using the Fraction of Missing Information to Monitor the Quality of Survey Data - James Wagner

Session 7: Statistics in the Beltway: From Data to Policy
Organizer: Karol Krotki, RTI International
Chair: Karol Krotki, RTI International

Use of Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Cancer Institute: Estimation of the Number of Deaths Associated with Body Weight - Barry I. Graubard, Katherine Flegal, David Williamson, Mitchell H. Gail

How Numbers Rule: Pitfalls and Practicalities from Health Policy - Joshua Wiener

Using Statistical Analyses to Inform Congressional Decisions - Nancy Kingsbury

Session 46: Handling Survey Case Weights in Model-Based Methods
Organizer: Michael Elliott, University of Michigan
Chair: Sonya Vartivarian, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

A Modeler's Perspective on Survey Weights - Roderick J.A. Little

Accounting for Complex Sample Designs via Mixture Models - Michael Elliott

Power-Shrinkage: An Alternative Method for Dealing with Excessive Weights - Xiao-Li Meng, Naihua Duan, Chih-nan Chen, Margarita Alegria

Session 90: O' Privacy, Where Art Thou? Mapping the Landscape of Data Confidentiality
Organizers: Aleksandra B. Slavkovic, Penn State University, Adam D. Smith, Penn State University
Chair: Aleksandra B. Slavkovic, Penn State University

Rethinking Privacy and Disclosure Limitation from a Cryptographic Perspective - Cynthia Dwork

Rethinking the Risk-Utility Tradeoff Approach to Statistical Disclosure Limitation - Stephen Fienberg

Rethinking Official Statistical Disclosure Limitation Procedures from a Cryptographic Privacy Perspective - John M. Abowd

Session 144: Factors Affecting the Accuracy of the 2008 Presidential Election Polling
Organizer: Paul J. Lavrakas, Consultant
Chair: Trevor Thompson, The Associated Press

Inferences from Matched Samples in the U.S. National Elections from 2004 to 2008 - Douglas Rivers, Delia Bailey
Keywords: sampling, matching, propensity score, surveys

Election Polling Challenges: Cell Phones, the Bradley Effect, and Voter Turnout - Scott Keeter

Methodological Issues in ABC News 2008 Pre-Election Polling - Jennifer Agiesta, Gary Langer, Jon Cohen

Limitations of Recorded-Voice Telephone Polling in Election 2008: Is This Method of Data Collection Doomed in 2012? - Jay H. Level

Session 193: Rigorous Foundations of Data Confidentiality in Statistical Databases
Organizers: Aleksandra B. Slavkovic, Penn State University, Adam D. Smith, Penn State University
Chair: John M. Abowd, Cornell University

Taking the Hard Work Out of Privacy: Interactive Data Analysis with End-to-End Privacy Guarantees for All - Frank McSherry

Integrating Differential Privacy with Statistical Theory - Adam D. Smith

Differentially Private Categorical Data Analysis - Aleksandra B. Slavkovic, Ivan Simeonov, Duy Vu

Valid Statistical Analysis for Logistic Regression with Multiple Sources - Robert Hall, Stephen Fienberg, Yuval Nardi, Aleksandra B. Slavkovic

Session 246: New Developments in Survey Sampling
Organizer: Gauri S. Datta, The University of Georgia
Chair: William R. Bell, U.S. Census Bureau

Cross-Validation in Survey Estimation: Model Selection and Variance Estimation - Jean Opsomer

Bayesian Benchmarking with Applications to Small Area Estimation - Gauri S. Datta, Malay Ghosh, Rebecca Steorts, Jerry J. Maples

A Bayesian Adjustment for a Selection Bias in Genetics - Balgobin Nandram

New Developments in Model-Based Small Area Estimation - Danny Pfeffermann

Session 248: Recent Advances in Small-Area Statistics
Organizer: Ansu Chatterjee, The University of Minnesota
Chair: Parthasarathi Lahiri, University of Maryland

Small Area Estimation for Population Counts in the German Census 2011 - Ralf Munnich, Jan Pablo Burgard, Martin Vogt
Keywords: Census, small area estimation, binomial mixed-models, spatial modeling, census design

Model and Variable Selection in Hierarchical Small Area Models - Michael D. Larsen, Lu Lu

Small Area Estimation Under Fay-Herriot Models with Nonparametric Estimation of Error Variances - Domingo Morales, Wenceslao González-Manteiga, Isabel Molina, María J. Lombardía, Laureano Santamaría

Extended Small Area Models for Analysis of Nonlinear Effects and Extremes - Snigdhansu Chatterjee

Session 342: Bayesian Approaches to Safety, Efficacy, and Health Surveillance
Organizer: Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Harvard Medical School
Chair: Sharon-Lise T. Normand, Harvard Medical School

Small Area Estimation of the Prevalence of Cancer Risk Factors and Screening via Bayesian Methods Using Combined Information from Two Surveys - William Davis, Eric Feuer, Van L. Parsons, Trivellore E. Raghunathan, Nathaniel Schenker, Dawei Xie

The Role of Meta-Analysis in Assessing Adverse Drug Effects - Joel B. Greenhouse

Bayesian Shrinkage Models for Associations Involving Sparse Data - William DuMouchel

Session 347: Memorial for Daniel G. Horvitz: Pioneering Researcher and Visionary Leader
Organizer: Ralph E. Folsom, RTI International
Chair: Ralph E. Folsom, RTI International

Some Generalizations of the Horvitz-Thompson Estimator - James R. Chromy
Keywords: PPS sampling, PPS sequential sampling, PPS systematic sampling, variance approximation

Imputation and Estimation Under NMAR Nonresponse with Limited Covariate Information, Revisited - Danny Pfefferman, Anna Sikov
Keywords: Bootstrap, Calibration, Horvitz-Thompson estimator, Multiple imputation, Nonrespondents distribution, Respondents distribution

Dan Horvitz: His Life and Work as a Statistician - Judith Lessler

Horvitz-Thompson Estimation and Unit Nonresponse - William Kalsbeek, Robert Agans, Abigail Panter

Session 349: Use of Administrative Data in Policymaking
Organizer: Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics
Chair: Katherine K. Wallman, Office of Management and Budget

Use of Income Tax Data of Individuals for Demographic Purposes - Sonia Demers

Register Data Are a Good Backbone but Sometimes Restricted for Policymakers: Experiences from Finland Over Decades - Pekka Myrskyla, Seppo Laaksonen

Session 394: The 2010 Census: Status of the Program, Integrated Communications, Evaluations, and Coverage Measurement
Organizer: Daniel H. Weinberg, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Daniel H. Weinberg, U.S. Census Bureau

Measuring Coverage in the 2010 U.S. Census - Patrick J. Cantwell, Magdalena Ramos, Donna Kostanich
Keywords: Measuring Coverage in the 2010 U.S. Census

Evaluating the 2010 Census - Jennifer W. Reichert

An Integrated Approach to Communications - Kendall Johnson, Tasha Boone

An Overview of Progress on the 2010 Census - Arnold A. Jackson

Session 492: Nonparametric Methods for Small-Area Estimation
Organizer: Jean Opsomer, Colorado State University
Chair: Jean Opsomer, Colorado State University

Robust Small Area Estimation Using Penalized Spline Mixed Models - J. N. K. Rao, S. K. Sinha, M. Roknossadati
Keywords: Bootstrap, mean squared prediction error, outliers, random effects, small area mean, unit level model

Fence Method for Prediction Problems and Its Application in Small Area Estimation - Jiming Jiang, Thuan Nguyen, J. Sunil Rao

Borrowing Strength Over Space in Small Area Estimation: Comparing Local and Spline-Based M-Quantile Models with Spatial Autoregressive Random Effects Models - Nikos Tzavidis

Design-Based Model Consistent Estimator for the Nested-Error Regression - Tapabrata Maiti, Lixia Diao, Jean Opsomer

Session 573: Nonparametric Regression Estimators in Survey Sampling
Organizer: Daniell Toth, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nonparametric Regression and the Two Sample Problem - Alan H. Dorfman
Keywords: inclusion probabilities, post-stratification, model-based, model-assisted, bandwidth choice, twicing

Nonparametric Regression Estimators in Survey Sampling - Sharon Lohr, Guillermo Mendez

Penalized Balanced Sampling: Nonparametric Guidance for Survey Design - Jay Breidt, Guillaume Chauvet

Session 579: Using National Center for Health Statistics Data to Study Access to Health Care
Organizer: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics

Using the National Health Interview Survey to Monitor Health Insurance and Access to Care - Robin A. Cohen
Keywords: Health insurance, Access to care, Consumer-directed health care, National Health Interview Survey

Health care access data for children and adolescents from the National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs and the National Survey of Children's Health - Rosa Avila
Keywords: Access to care, Children, Children with Special Health Care Needs, National Survey of Childrenùs Health, National Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs

Access to Care and Objective Measures of Health: Results from the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) - Vicki L. Burt, Lester R. Curtin, Clifford Johnson, Cindy Zhang

Using the National Health Care Surveys to Monitor Use and Access to Health Care - Nancy Sonnenfeld, Sandra L. Decker

Contributed Papers by Topic

Session 14: Data Confidentiality: Do We Really Want to Disturb a Sleeping Bear?
Organizer: Ofer Harel, University of Connecticut
Chair: Ofer Harel, University of Connecticut

Bayesian Multiscale Multiple Imputation with Implications to Data Confidentiality - Scott Holan, Daniell Toth, Marco A.R. Ferreira, Alan F. Karr

Summary of Methods and Preliminary Assessment of the SIPP Synthetic Beta, Version 5.0 - Gary Benedetto, Martha Stinson, Melissa Bjelland

Responsible Data Releases - Sanguthevar Rajasekaran, Ofer Harel, Michael Zuba, Gregory Matthews, Rob Aseltine

Examining the Robustness of Fully Synthetic Data Techniques for Data with Binary Variables - Gregory Matthews, Ofer Harel, Rob Aseltine

Session 18: Hot Research Projects: A Taste of the Future for Future Government Statisticians
Organizer: Kevin Cecco, IRS
Chair: Kevin Cecco, IRS

Statistical Consulting Within the Internal Revenue Service - Ronald Walsh, Rachael Hooker
Keywords: Statistical Consulting, Customer Interaction, Problem Solving

A Fresh Approach to Agricultural Statistics: Data Mining and Remote Sensing - Darcy Miller, Jaki McCarthy, Audra Zakzeski
Keywords: Data Mining, Remote Sensing, Cropland Data Layer, Estimation, Weighting

OnTheMap: An Innovative Mapping Tool - Matthew Graham, Heath Hayward

Recent Developments in Internet Data Collection Methods Used at EIA - Grace E. ONeill

Session 19: The Impact of Mode and Other Factors on Data Quality
Organizer: Maxine M. Denniston, CDC
Chair: Andrew White, National Center for Education Statistics

Correlates of Data Quality in the Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Interview Survey - Jennifer Edgar, Jeffrey M. Gonzalez
Keywords: Data quality, data processing, imputation, measurement error, paradata, processing error

Comparison of Web-Based versus Paper-and-Pencil Administration of the YRBS: Participation, Data Quality, and Perceived Privacy and Confidentiality by Mode of Data Collection - Maxine M. Denniston, Nancy D. Brener, Laura Kann, Danice K. Eaton, Tim McManus, Tonja M. Kyle, Alice M. Roberts, Katherine H. Flint, James G. Ross

Mode Effects and Data Quality on a Survey of New Businesses - David DesRoches

Session 55: Consortium of Sections Student Paper Awards
Organizer: Mansour Fahimi, Marketing Systems Group
Chair: Mary Gray, American University

Extended Bootstrap Bias Corrections with Application to Multilevel Modeling of Survey Data Under Informative Sampling - Solange Corrêa
Keywords: Bias correction, Bootstrap, Sample distribution, Probability weighting

Adaptive Hierarchical Bayes Estimation of Small-Area Proportions - Benmei Liu
Keywords: Proportions, random effects, Exponential Power distribution

Using Multivariate Spatial Statistics in the Modeling of Rate-Based Diffusion Processes: An Extension and Replication of Cohen and Tita - Jeremy R. Porter

The Prior Selection and Approximations for the Nested Error Regression Model: Estimation of Finite Population Mean for Small Areas - Santanu Pramanik

The Generalized ANOVA: A Classic Song Sung with Modern Lyrics - Hui Zhang, Hua He, Qin Yu, Rui Chen, Naiji Lu, Xin M. Tu

Session 60: Overview of Recent Statistical and Methodological Research in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Organizer: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chair: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evaluation of PPS Sampling for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Steven R. Machlin, William Yu, Robert M. Baskin
Keywords: MEPS, complex multi-stage sampling, PPS sampling, effective sample size

Evaluation of Design Effects for Selected Estimates in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - David Kashihara, Marc Zodet, Trena M. Ezzati-Rice
Keywords: survey efficiency, subgroup over-sampling, sample redesign

Assessment and Evaluation of Nonresponse Error in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Lap-Ming Wun, Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, David Kashihara
Keywords: nonresponse, bias, covariates, auxiliary variables, association

Event Reporting in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) by Type - Frederick Rohde
Keywords: survey quality, response accuracy, panel survey, simulation

Comparison of Imputation Adjustment Techniques on Variance Estimation in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Robert M. Baskin, Robert E. Fay
Keywords: Fractionally weighted imputation, variance estimation, Rao-Shao adjustment, survey data

Session 99: Novel Applications of Linear Models in Surveys
Organizer: Roderick J.A. Little, University of Michigan
Chair: Roderick J.A. Little, University of Michigan

Model-based Approach to Small Area Estimation of Disability counts and rates using Data from the 2006 Participation and Activity Limitation Survey - Valérie Bizier, Yong You, Lucie Veilleux, Chantal Grondin
Keywords: Small area estimation, Disability counts and rates, Log linear unmatched model, Gibbs sampling method

Some Methods of Model-Based Sampling - Sung-Joon Hong, So-Hyung Park, Sun-Woong Kim, Hong-Yup Ahn, Steven G. Heeringa
Keywords: regression superpopulation model, average variance, optimization, design variance, stability of variance estimator, maximum likelihood, restricted maximum likelihood

Ratio Estimation of the Mean with Unequal Probability Samples: Hansen, Madow, and Tepping Revisited - Fotios Kokkotos, Roderick J.A. Little

Modified Ratio Estimators in Simple Random Sampling - Evrim Oral, Cem Kadilar

An Introduction to Pre-sampling Inference - Stephen Woodruff

Session 106: Longitudinal Individual Income Tax Return Sample Design and Analysis and Other Individual Income Tax Return Research
Organizer: Michael Weber, IRS
Chair: Thomas Petska, IRS

Redesign of SOI's Individual Income Tax Return Edited Panel Sample - Yan K. Liu, Gerald Auten, Valerie Testa, Michael Strudler
Keywords: Cross-sectional estimation, longitudinal analysis, panel sample, sample size allocation, stratified sample

Analysis of the Distributions of Income, Taxes, and Horizontal and Vertical Equity Using Cross-Section and Panel Data from Individual Tax Returns - Michael Strudler, Thomas Petska, Ryan Petska
Keywords: Income distribution, income and tax shares, tax burden, Gini coefficient

Getting to Know US Taxpayers: Selected Tax Data by Occupation and Industry, Tax Years 2003--2005 - Terry Nuriddin, Mary Jezek, Mario Fernandez
Keywords: Tax Return, Occupation, Industry

Using Sample Data to Reduce Nonsampling Error in State-Level Estimates Produced from Tax Records - Kimberly Henry, Partha Lahiri, and Jana Scali
Keywords: Survey sampling, Administrative Records, Indirect Estimators

Can Taxpayer Characteristics Determine the Possibility of Filing Future Tax Returns? - Victoria Bryant

Session 152: The NHIS Linked Data Files: A Data Resource for Health Outcomes to Health Policy
Organizer: Kimberly Lochner, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Christine S. Cox, National Center for Health Statistics

Socioeconomic Differences in Life Expectancy - Kimberly Lochner, Van L. Parsons, Nathaniel Schenker, Gloria Wheatcroft, Elsie R. Pamuk

Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Build Imputational Models to Adjust Survey Estimates of Medicaid Coverage - Michael Davern, Jacob A. Klerman, Jeanette K. Ziegenfuss

Are Expenditures Higher for Those Entering Medicare at Age 65 Having Been Previously Uninsured? - Sandra L. Decker, Jalpa A. Doshi, Amy E. Knaup, Daniel E. Polsky

One More Step: NHIS-Linked Mortality Data Combined with EPA Air Quality Data - Jennifer D. Parker, Nataliya Kravets, Kimberly Lochner, Tracey Woodruff

Session 154: Improving Coverage Intervals for Survey-Weighted Estimates
Organizer: Phillip S. Kott, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Chair: Jill A. Dever, RTI International

Speeding Up the Asymptotics When Constructing One-Sided Coverage Intervals for Survey-Weighted Estimates - Phillip S. Kott, Yan K. Liu
Keywords: Audit data, randomization-based, skewness, stratified sample design, Wald interval

Estimation Using Gaussian Replicates of the Pivotal Based on Weighted Quasi-Score Vector - A.C. Singh, C.J.J. Nadeau
Keywords: Taylor Variance Estimate; Wald Interval Estimate; Estimating Function Based MCMC

Empirical Likelihood--Based Calibration Methods for Missing Data Problems - Jing Qin

Session 155: American Community Survey: Design and Usability Issues
Organizer: Michael Beaghen, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Rachel Harter, NORC at the University of Chicago

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the American Community Survey Family Equalization Project - Mark E. Asiala
Keywords: raking, iterative proportional fitting, weighting

Using Subcounty Estimates as Controls in Weighting for the American Community Survey - Keith A. Albright
Keywords: weighting, population controls, raking

Usability of the American Community Survey Estimates of the Group Quarters Population for Substate Geographies - Michael Beaghen, Sharon Stern
Keywords: sample design, estimation, ACS, GQ

Assessment of Data Release Rules on the Reliability of Multi-Year Estimates in American Community Survey Data Products - Michael D. Starsinic
Keywords: American Community Survey, Estimate reliability, Filtering

Options for Allocating the American Community Survey Sample - Don Keathley, Steven P. Hefter

Session 206: Response Strategies for Establishment Surveys in the Economic Programs Directorate, U.S. Census Bureau
Organizer: Ruth E. Detlefsen, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Shirin A. Ahmed, U.S. Census Bureau

Response Improvement Strategies for the 2007 Economic Census - Shirin A. Ahmed, Ruth E. Detlefsen
Keywords: Economic Census, response rates, Performance Assessment Rating Tool (PART)

Improving Response Rates for the 2007 Census of Government Employment - Kerstin Edwards, Kenneth Long, Jr., Carma Hogue, Grace OùNeill
Keywords: Response rates, survey methods, establishment surveys, non-response

Strategies to Improve Response Rates for Current Economic Programs - Robert J. Reinard, John P. Miller
Keywords: Response, Current Industrial Reports, Annual Wholesale Trade Survey

Session 207: Challenges Related to The American Community Survey Three-Year Estimates
Organizer: Anthony Tersine, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Lars Lyberg, Statistics Sweden

Improving the utility of 3-year ACS data: A Transportation Perspective - Elaine Murakami, Ed Christopher
Keywords: 3-year ACS, Transportation Planning Data, Census Data Utility

Evaluating the Age Dimension at the PUMA Level in the Three-Year Estimates from the American Community Survey - Joseph J. Salvo, Arun Peter Lobo, Adam L. Willett, Joel A. Alvarez
Keywords: ACS population controls, age/sex distribution, sub-county controls

The Quality of ACS Estimates for Small Population Groups - Alfredo Navarro, Michael D. Starsinic

Session 257: Using SUDAAN for Analysis of Epidemiologic Data
Organizer: Angela Pitts, RTI International
Chair: Rick Williams, RTI International

Using Survey Data to Investigate Changes Over Time in Health Indicators - Donna J. Brogan

Weighting Methods for Population-Based Case-Control Study with Complex Sampling - Yan Li, Barry I. Graubard, Ralph DiGaetano

Using Projection Splines to Explore Racial Differences in Gestational Age Distribution Among Very Low-Risk Women - Nedra Whitehead, Jun Liu, Lei Li, Jason Hsia

Log-Linear Modeling of Health Services Use in a Sample Survey - John S. Preisser, Thomas A. Arcury

Session 258: Redesign of the National Survey on Drug Use and Health: Balancing Data Needs, Costs, and Methodological Considerations
Organizer: Jonaki Bose, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Chair: Joe Gfroerer, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

A Model-Based Method for Estimating Serious Mental Illness Using Household Interview Data Combined with Clinical Interviews - Lisa Colpe, Jeremy Aldworth

What Is 'Misuse' of Prescription Drugs, and How Do We Measure It? - James Colliver

Searching for a Gold Standard: Comparisons of NSDUH Data with External Sources to Assess Coverage and Validity - Jonaki Bose, Joe Gfroerer, Deborah Trunzo

Evaluating the reliability of NSDUH data on drug use, mental health and demographics - Joel Kennet, Joe Gfroerer

Session 301: Survey Frame Quality and Coverage
Organizer: Xijian Liu Liu, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: James Farber, U.S. Census Bureau

A National Evaluation of Coverage for a Sampling Frame Based on the Master Address File (MAF) - Clifford L. Loudermilk, Mei Li
Keywords: Master Address File; coverage; sampling frame

Content and Coverage Quality of a Commercial Address List as a National Sampling Frame for Household Surveys - Timothy L. Kennel, Mei Li
Keywords: Residential Mailing Address List, Gross Coverage, USPS, Listing, Sampling Frame, Area Probability Sampling

Examining Blocks With Lister Error in Area Listing - Aliza Kwiat
Keywords: Area listing, error

Impact of MAF-Based Frame Coverage on Survey Estimates - Xijian Liu Liu
Keywords: Coverage Errors, Master Address File, Current Population Survey

Session 355: Efforts to Minimize the Use of Social Security Numbers in Federal Data Collections
Organizer: Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics
Chair: Katherine K. Wallman, Office of Management and Budget

Federal Policy on Collecting and Using Social Security Numbers for Statistical Purposes - Rochelle (Shelly) W. Martinez, John Barkhamer

The Effect on Linkage Rates and Mortality Ascertainment of Partial SSN Matching to the National Death Index - Christine S. Cox, Kimberly Lochner, Stephanie Bartee, Donna Miller, Gloria Wheatcroft

Tracing Survey Respondents Without SSNs - Marilyn Seastrom

Session 357: Analyzing Complex Survey Data Using Auxiliary Variables
Organizer: Daniell Toth, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Polly Phipps, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Simultaneous Calibration and Nonresponse Adjustment - Eric V. Slud, Yves Thibaudeau
Keywords: consistency, inclusion probabilities, Lagrange multipliers, linearized variance, objective function, population controls, weight adjustment

Bayesian Inference of Finite Population Distribution Functions and Quantiles from Unequal Probability Samples - Qixuan Chen, Michael Elliott, Roderick J.A. Little

Estimating Variance Components Using Random Forest - Guillermo Mendez, Sharon Lohr

An Adaptive Method for Collapsing Strata Using Regression Trees on Data from a Complex Design - Daniell Toth, John L. Eltinge

Collinearity Diagnostics for Complex Survey Data - Dan Liao

Session 409: Estimation with Nonignorable Missing Data in Survey Sampling
Organizer: Jae-kwang Kim, Iowa State University
Chair: J. Michael Brick, Westat, Inc.

Bayesian Sensitivity Analysis of Incomplete Data Using Pattern-Mixture and Selection Models Through Equivalent Parameterization - Niko Kaciroti, Trivellore E. Raghunathan
Keywords: Bayesian parameterization, Missing not at random, Mixture analysis, Ignorability index, Selection bias, Identifiability

Extensions of Proxy Pattern-Mixture Analysis for Survey Nonresponse - Rebecca R. Andridge, Roderick J.A. Little
Keywords: Nonignorable nonresponse, Nonresponse bias, Missing data, Survey data, Bayesian methods

A semi-parametric approach to fractional imputation for nonignorable missing data - Jae Kwang Kim, Cindy Long Yu
Keywords: Follow up, Not missing at random, Survey Sampling.

Semiparametric Estimation for Longitudinal Data with Nonignorable Nonmonotone Missing Responses - Jun Shao, Deyuan Jiang

Session 512: Recent Developments in Address-Based Sampling Methodologies
Organizer: Mansour Fahimi, Marketing Systems Group
Chair: Mansour Fahimi, Marketing Systems Group

Recruiting Probability-Based Web Panel Members Using an Address-Based Sample Frame: Results from a Pilot Study Conducted by Knowledge Networks - Charles DiSogra, Mario Callegaro, Erlina Hendarwan
Keywords: Address-based sample, KnowledgePanel, mixed-mode response

Coverage Rates and Coverage Bias in Housing Unit Frames - Ned English, Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Katie Dekker, Michael Latterner, and Stephanie Eckman
Keywords: Address-based samples, delivery sequence file, National Childrenÿs Study

Methodological Issues in the Conversion from RDD to Address-Based Sampling - Michael Link, Gail Daily, Charles Shuttles

Address-Based Sampling and the 2008 American National Election Survey: A New Paradigm for In-Person Household Surveys - Jamie L. Ridenhour, Vincent G. Iannacchione, Bonnie Shook-Sa, Joseph P. McMichael

Using Address Frames to Identify Cell-Phone-Only and Cell-Phone-Primary Households - Anna Fleeman

Session 513: Advances in the Arena of Confidentiality and Data Protection
Organizer: Jonaki Bose, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration
Chair: Jonaki Bose, Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Application of the Truncated Distributions and Copulas in Masking Data - Rahul A. Parsa, Jay J. Kim, Myron Katzoff
Keywords: truncated triangular distribution, truncated uniform distribution, masking, confidentiality

An Overview of Uncertainty Creation to Protect Statistical Data - Paul B. Massell
Keywords: disclosure avoidance, confidentiality, microdata, noise distributions, uncertainty intervals

Informing Potential Respondents About Disclosure Risk and Survey Participation - Eleanor Singer, Mick P. Couper, Frederick G. Conrad, Robert Groves

Data Access for the National Children's Study: Preliminary Plans - Jennifer Park

Disclosure Review Issues of Genetic Data - Karen E. Davis, Peter Meyer

Session 551: Using the Current Population Survey to Analyze the Labor Force Characteristics of Persons with Disabilities
Organizer: Stephen M. Miller, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Statistical Estimation for Persons with Disabilities as Measured in the Current Population Survey - Stephen M. Miller

Labor Force Analysis of Those Identified as Disabled in the CPS - Anne E. Polivka

An Evaluation of Efforts to Use a Work Disability Question to Evaluate the Labor Force Situation of Persons with a Disability - Terence M. McMenamin

The Addition of Questions on Disability to the Current Population Survey - Steven F. Hipple

Session 554: Nonresponse Bias Analysis
Organizer: Shail J. Butani, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Larry L. Huff, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Assessing the Effect of Calibration on Nonresponse Bias in the 2006 ARMS Phase III Sample Using Census 2002 Data - Morgan Earp, Jaki McCarthy, Nick Schauer, Phillip Kott
Keywords: Nonresponse, response rate, bias, calibration weights

Assessing Nonresponse Bias in the Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey - Susan L. King, Boriana Chopova, Jennifer Edgar, Jerey M. Gonzalez, Dave E. McGrath, Lucilla Tan
Keywords: Continuum of resistance, intermittent respondent, missing data, panel survey, proxy nonrespondent

Conducting Nonresponse Bias Analyses for Two Business Surveys at the U.S. Census Bureau: Methods and (Some) Results - Katherine J. Thompson
Keywords: Nonresponse bias analysis, business surveys

Components of Error Analysis in the Current Employment Statistics Survey - Larry Huff, Julie Gershunskaya
Keywords: nonresponse bias, error decomposition, response rate

Session 556: 2007 Census of Agriculture
Organizer: Carol House, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Chair: Mark Harris, National Agricultural Statistics Service

An Overview of Coverage Adjustment for the 2007 Census of Agriculture - Matthew J. Fetter
Keywords: Weight calibration, census, coverage error, regression estimator

Overview of the 2007 Census of Agriculture Methodology - Dave Aune, Chris Messer

Searching for Donors: Refining an Imputation Strategy - Michael Hogye, Peter Quan
Keywords: imputation, donor, donor pool, editing

2007 Census of Agriculture Non-Response Methodology - Will Cecere
Keywords: census of agriculture, non-response adjustment, classification trees

Impact of Outreach Initiatives on the 2007 Census of Agriculture - William Iwig
Keywords: census of agriculture, census outreach, small farms, American Indian agriculture, minority farm operators, census response rates, census coverage

Session 585: The Guatemalan Police Archive Project: Sample Design, Weighting, and Analysis
Organizer: Paul Zador, Westat, Inc.
Chair: Paul Zador, Westat, Inc.

Studying Millions of Rescued Documents: Sample Plan at the Guatemalan National Police Archive - Daniel Guzman, Tamy Guberek, Gary Shapiro, Paul Zador
Keywords: probability sampling, complex sample design, sampling frame, cluster sampling, human rights violations, Guatemalan National Police Archive

Weighting for the Guatemalan National Police Archive Sample: Unusual Challenges and Problems - Gary Shapiro, Daniel Guzman, Paul Zador, Tamy Guberek, Megan Price, Kristian Lum
Keywords: probability sampling, weights, post-stratification, weight trimming, Guatemalan National Police Archive, human rights

A Statistical Analysis of the Guatemalan National Police Archive: Searching for Documentation of Human Rights Abuses - Megan Price, Tamy Guberek, Daniel Guzman, Paul Zador, Gary Shapiro
Keywords: multi-stage sampling, complex sample design, human rights violations, Guatemalan National Police Archive

Session 588: Data User Experience: Working with Data Protected by Synthetic Methods: Moving from Theory to Practice: Synthetic Data in the Public Domain
Organizer: J. Neil Russell, National Center for Education Statistics
Chair: J. Neil Russell, National Center for Education Statistics

Partial Synthesis of the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics Database - Simon Woodcock and Gary Benedetto

The Synthetic Public-Use Release of the Longitudinal Business Database - Satkartar Kinney, Jerome Reiter, Ron Jarmin, Arnold Reznek, Javier Miranda, John M. Abowd

Generating Multiply Imputed Synthetic Data Sets for a German Establishment Survey: The Agency's Perspective - Joerg Drechsler

Improving the Usefulness of Synthetic Data: Some Recent Advances - Jerome Reiter

Session 596: Overview of Methods to Improve Quality in Petroleum Data
Organizer: Paula Mason, Energy Information Administration
Chair: James Knaub, Energy Information Administration

Improvement of Data Quality Assurance in the EIA Weekly Gasoline Prices Survey - Bin Zhang, Paula Mason, Amerine Woodyard, and Benita O'Colmain
Keywords: edit, validation

An Improved Imputation Methodology Derived Through Regression Trees - Pedro J. Saavedra, Paula Mason, Benita OùColmain, Jeffrey Foarde
Keywords: Petroleum, CART, trend adjustments, exponential smoothing

The Changing Petroleum Marketing Industry as Viewed Through an Attribute Frame - Amerine Woodyard, Paula Mason

Improving the Edits in Petroleum Supply Surveys - Jason D. Marley, Paula Mason, Julie Harris

Contributed Papers

Session 33: Variance Estimation in Complex Surveys
Chair: Wendy Barboza, USDA, NASS, RDD

Estimated-Control Poststratified Variance Estimators for Proportions - Jill A. Dever, Richard Valliant
Keywords: poststratification, sampling frame coverage bias, survey-estimated control totals, simulation

Efficacy of Poststratification in Complex Sample D - Ismael Flores Cervantes, J. Michael Brick
Keywords: calibration, stratification, poststratification

Variance Estimation in Complex Surveys with One PSU per Stratum - Harold Mantel, Suzelle Giroux
Keywords: surveys, variance estimation, one PSU per stratum, stratum collapsing

An Investigation of Stratified Jackknife Estimators Using Simulated Establishment Data Under an Unequal Probability Sample Design - Philip Steel, Victoria McNerney, John Slanta
Keywords: jackknife, Tille, Pareto, fpc, unequal probability sampling

Identification of Functional Forms and Predictor Variables in Generalized Variance Functions for Price Indices - MoonJung Cho, John L. Eltinge
Keywords: Degrees of freedom, Design-based inference, International Price Program, Superpopulation model, Variance function model

Developing Guidelines Based on CVs for when One-Year Estimates Can Be Used Instead of Three-Year Estimates in the American Community Survey - Michael Ikeda
Keywords: American Community Survey, One-Year Estimates, Three-Year Estimates, Guidelines

Evaluating the Asymptotic Limits of the Delete-a-group Jackknife for Model Analyses - Phillip S. Kott, Steven T. Garren
Keywords: Calibrated weight, domain, ignorable, linearization variance estimator, model parameter, relative empirical bias

Session 39: Estimation Issues in Surveys of Employment, Income, Inflation, and Health-Related Costs
Chair: Art Kendall, Consultant

Response Analysis Survey: Examining reasons for employment differences between the QCEW and the CES survey - Kristin Fairman, Margaret Applebaum, Chris Manning, Polly Phipps
Keywords: measurement error, survey and administrative data, employment, response analysis survey, data quality

Application of Piecewise Quadratic Density Estimator to OES Wage Data - Teresa E. Hesley, Martha Duff
Keywords: Wage Intervals, Density Estimator, Occupational Employment Statistics

Getting to the Top: Reaching Wealthy Respondents in the SCF - Arthur B. Kennickell
Keywords: Survey field operations, nonresponse bias, paradata, administrative records

The Effect of Late-Filed Returns on Population Estimates: A Comparative Analysis - Brian Raub, Cynthia Belmonte, Paul Arnsberger, Melissa Ludlum
Keywords: non-response bias, post-stratification, Bernoulli, population estimates

An Analysis of e-Commerce and American Consumers - Ephraim Okoro, Mohammad Quasem

An Investigation on Response Rate for Best Survey Estimates of Inflation Expectations - Turknur Hamsici

Session 71: Data Confidentiality, Data Frames, and Variance Estimates
Chair: Frank Potter, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Toward Quantifying Disclosure Risk for Area-Level Tables When Public Microdata Exists - Tom Krenzke, David Hubble
Keywords: Data matching, confidentiality

Measures of Data Utility for Complex Survey Data - Kyu-Seong Kim
Keywords: Original and protected data, survey weighted, weighted empirical CDF

Investigation of Variance Properties of Noise-Infused Estimates for the Survey of Business Owners (SBO) - Irene Brown, Marilyn Balogh, Anthony Caruso, Beth Schlein, Katherine J. Thompson
Keywords: variance estimation, disclosure avoidance, noise-infusion, random group variance estimator

Data and Metadata from the Terminological Perspective - Daniel W. Gillman, Frank Farance
Keywords: Concept, computational model, datatype, datum, semantics, terminology, ontology

General Discrete-data Modeling Methods for Producing Synthetic Data with Reduced Re-identification Risk that Preserve Analytic Properties - William E. Winkler

GeoFrameTM: A Technological Advancement in Field Enumeration (Part 2) - Joseph P. McMichael, Brian Evans, Leslie Athey

Session 114: U.S. Census 2010, American Community Survey, and Canadian Census of Agriculture
Chair: Stephen M. Miller, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Sample Design for the Census 2010 Experimental Program - Michael Bentley
Keywords: Census 2010, Experiment, Sample Design, Questionnaire

Coverage of the 2011 Canadian Census of Agriculture - David MacNeil
Keywords: Census of Agriculture, Coverage, Register, Non-response follow-up

"You Really Have to Puzzle This Out": Checking Residence and Coverage Duplications on a Census 2010 Questionnaire - Laurie Schwede, Anissa Sorokin, Virginia Wake Yelei
Keywords: Census 2010, Census 2010 Alternative Questionnaire Experiment, Census Coverage, Census Duplication, Census Overcount Question, Erroneous Enumerations

Overview of Evaluations of the 2010 Census Coverage Measurement Program - Mary H. Mulry, Tamara S. Adams
Keywords: census omissions, census erroneous enumerations, net census coverage, 2010 Census Program of Evaluations and Experiments

Missing Data Methods for the CCM Component Error Estimation - Vincent Thomas Mule, Donald Malec, Lynn Imel, Nganha Nguyen, Michael Moldoff
Keywords: Census, Coverage Measurement

Is There an Undercount of Medicaid Participants in the ACS Field Test? - Brett O'Hara

Session 165: Employment and Business Statistics
Chair: Hyokyoung (Grace) Hong, Baruch College

Research on Quarterly Benchmarking forthe Current Employment Statistics Survey - Victoria Battista, Chris Manning, Kenneth W. Robertson
Keywords: Current Employment Statistics, benchmark, wedge, quality, employment, estimation, establishment survey

Using Current Employment Statistics survey data to estimate employment in expanding and contracting establishments: preliminary results and issues - Kenneth W. Robertson, Mike Roosma
Keywords: establishment survey, business employment dynamics

Numbers as pictures: Examples of data visualization from the Business Employment Dynamics program - Charles M. Carson
Keywords: data visualization, graphs, graphics, charts, Business Employment Dynamics, Bureau of Labor Statistics, animation, sparklines, Tufte, Google docs, Trendalyzer

Size Class Dynamics: Small and Large Firms in the 2008 Recession - Jessica Gayle Helfand
Keywords: Size Class, dynamic sizing, recession, recovery, small business, small firms

Improving the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Surveyùs Sampling Procedure - Sarah Goodale, Darrell Greene
Keywords: panel sample, post stratification, re-weight, birth sample, birth establishment

The Impact of High Variances at the Lowest Aggregate Levels on the CPI's All-US-All-Items Variance - Owen J. Shoemaker
Keywords: Stratified Random Groups

Dynamics of Business Growth - Carol Leming

Session 167: Advances in Survey Weighting
Chair: Jeri M. Mulrow, National Science Foundation

A Simulation Study of Alternative Weighting Class Adjustments for Nonresponse when Estimating a Population Mean from Complex Sample Survey Data - Brady T. West
Keywords: Complex Sample Survey Data, Unit Nonresponse, Nonresponse Weighting Adjustments, Missing Data

An Evaluation of Weighting Methodology in an RDD Survey with Multiple Population Controls - Kennon R. Copeland, Meena Khare, N. Ganesh, Zhen Zhao, Abera Wouhib
Keywords: ratio adjustment, noncoverage bias, variance

Evaluation of Randomization-Based Estimation and Inference Methods for Survey Data Subject to Nonresponse, Callbacks and Mode Effects - Randall Powers, John L. Eltinge
Keywords: Design optimization, Fixed nonresponse, Gold standard, Main-effects model, Responsive design, Subsampling

An Empirical Study of Nonresponse Adjustment Methods for the Survey of Doctorate Recipients - Fan Zhang, Stephen Cohen, Donsig Jang, Amang Sukasih, Sonya Vartivarian
Keywords: Survey of Doctorate Recipients, nonresponse adjustment, covariate weighting class, propensity weighting class, inverse propensity score

A Simulation Study to Compare Weighting Methods for Nonresponses in the National Survey of Recent College Graduates - Amang Sukasih, Donsig Jang, Sonya Vartivarian, Stephen Cohen, Fan Zhang
Keywords: survey, nonresponse, weight adjustment, weighting cell, propensity model

Overview of Software that Will Produce Sample Weight Adjustments - Michael B. Witt
Keywords: Weights, Weighting Software, Weight Adjustments, Post-stratification, Nonresponse

Design and Weighting Issues for the Dual-Frame Household Panel Survey 'Labor Market and Social Security' - Hans Kiesl

Session 216: Innovations in Imputation Methods
Chair: Paul J. Lavrakas, Consultant

Analyses Based on Combining Similar Information from Multiple Surveys - Georgia Roberts, David Binder
Keywords: Pooling, target population, design-based analysis, model-designbased framework

Performance of Sequential Imputation Method in Multilevel Applications - Enxu Zhao, Recai M. Yucel
Keywords: missing-data, multiple imputation, sequential imputation, hierarchical models, random-effects, clustered data

The Practice of Imputation Methods with Structural Equation Models - Cherie J. Alf, Michael D. Larsen, Frederick O. Lorenz
Keywords: Missing data, full information maximum likelihood, multiple imputation, longitudinal survey

Imputation of Gaps in Transaction Sequences - Robin Lee, Michael P. Cohen, Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: data gap, hot-deck, multiple imputation, Bayesian Bootstrap

Imputation of categorical variables using Gaussian-based routines - Recai M. Yucel, Yulei He, Alan M. Zaslavsky
Keywords: Nominal data imputation, missing data, multiple imputation, missing data software, rounding

Posterior predictive checking of imputation models - Yulei He, Alan M. Zaslavsky

Imputation of Income, Poverty, and Medicaid Status in the Ohio Family Health Survey - Ronaldo Iachan, Bo Lu, Thomas Duffy

Session 273: Estimating and Adjusting for Nonresponse Bias
Chair: James R. Chromy, RTI International

Assessing Nonresponse Bias in the International Price Programùs (IPP) Import and Export Price Index Surveys - Jenny FitzGerald
Keywords: Nonresponse Bias, Logistic Regression, Generalized Linear Mixed Model with Random Intercept, Nonresponse Adjusted Sampling Weights, Wilcoxon Signed-Rank Test

Effects of Imputation on CPS Income and Poverty Series: 1981 - 2007 - Joan Turek, Fritz Scheuren, Brian Sinclair-James1 Bula Ghose, Sameer Desale
Keywords: imputation, income, poverty, Current Population Survey, methodology

Modeling Nonresponse and Underreporting in Response in Surveys of Arrestees - Zhiwei Zhang
Keywords: arrestee, bias, crime, nonresponse, survey, underreporting

Analysis of Nonresponse Bias in the Early Head Start Research and Evaluation Project - Barbara Lepidus Carlson
Keywords: Nonresponse, Bias, Attrition, Early Head Start

Effect on Oral Health Estimates of Response Disparities: Results from the Survey of Oral Health Status, Maryland School Children 2005-2006 - Haiyan Chen, Richard J Manski, Ronald R Chenette
Keywords: survey response, oral health

Computing Response Rates for Probability-Based Web Panels - Charles DiSogra, Mario Callegaro
Keywords: Probability-based web panel, mixed-mode, response metrics, cumulative response rate

Effect of Survey Modes on Sampling Design, Coverage, and Nonresponse in Surveys of Veteran and Military Populations - Boris Rachev

Session 317: Methods for Ignorable and Nonignorable Nonresponse
Chair: Jana Asher, Carnegie Mellon University

Nonparametric Estimation of Non-Response Distribution in the Israeli Social Survey - Yury Gubman, Dmitri Romanov
Keywords: survey non-response, item non-response, MAR assumption, sharp bounds

The Rao, Hartley and Cochran Scheme with Dubious Random Non-Response in Survey Sampling - María del Mar Rueda, Antonio Arcos, Raghunath Arnab, Sarjinder Singh
Keywords: Rao, Hartley and Cochranùs scheme, Estimation of population total, Random non-response

Propensity Score Methodology for Nonignorable Nonresponse - Leigh Ann H. Starcevich, Virginia Lesser

Responsive Design for Random Digit Dial Surveys Using Auxiliary Survey Process Data and Contextual Data - Sunghee Lee

Propensity Score Matching to Correct Telephone Surveys for Cell Phone Nonresponse - John Bremer

Simulation Studies of a Latent-Class Selection Model for Nonignorable Missing Data - Hyekyung Jung, Joseph L. Schafer, Byungtae Seo

Are We Adjusting Response Rates or Survey Variables? The Effects of Multiple Auxiliary Variables on Nonresponse Adjustment - Frauke Kreuter, Kristen Olson

Session 327: Small-Area Estimation and Coverage Issues
Chair: Tapabrata Maiti, Michigan State University

A Simulation Study of the Distribution of Fayùs Successive Difference Replication Variance Estimator - Elizabeth T. Huang, William R. Bell
Keywords: survey variance, degrees of freedom, chi-squared distribution, sample size

Modeling County-Level Vaccination Coverage Rates Across Time - N. Ganesh, Philip J. Smith, Kennon R. Copeland, Kirk M. Wolter
Keywords: EBLUP, NIS, Small Area Estimation

Small Area Variance Modeling with Application to County Poverty Estimates from the American Community Survey - Jerry J. Maples, William R. Bell, Elizabeth T. Huang
Keywords: Generalized Variance Functions, small area estimation

A Small Area Procedure For Estimating Population Counts - Emily Berg, Wayne A. Fuller
Keywords: Small Area Estimation, Benchmarking, Generalized Linear Structural Model

Using Predictive Marginals to Produce Standardized Estimates - Michael B. Witt, Kathryn E. Spagnola
Keywords: Standardization, Predictive Marginals, Military Data, Survey Analysis

Coverage Bias and Sampling Error in a Study Using 1000-Series RDD Sampling - John Hall, Karen Cybulski, Nancy Duda

Session 365: Measurement Errors, Outliers, and Influential Observations in Surveys
Chair: Clyde Tucker, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Effects of Misclassification of Race/Ethnicity Categories in Sampling Stratification on Survey Estimates - Donsig Jang, Amang Sukasih, Xiaojing Lin, Kelly H. Kang, Stephen H. Cohen
Keywords: effective sample size, NSRCG, raking

Estimating Response Bias & Response Variance (Simple & Correlated) from Reinterviews - Dhirendra N. Ghosh
Keywords: Gross discrepancy rate, Index of inconsistancy (IOI)

Using Statistical Models for Sample Design of a Reinterview Program - Jianzhu Li, J. Michael Brick, Bac Tran, Phyllis Singer
Keywords: quality control, falsification, curb stone, rare event

Identifying Outliers When Creating an Imputation Base for the Quarterly Financial Report - Melvin McCullough, Terry L Pennington
Keywords: imputation, outlier

Identifying Sources of Survey Errors: the 2007 Classification Error Survey for the United States Census of Agriculture - Denise A Abreu, Jaki S. McCarthy
Keywords: Reporting Errors, Classification Errors, Reinterviews, Record Linkage

Measurement Error Models for Physical Activity Measures - Nicholas K. Beyler, Sarah Nusser, Alicia L. Carriquiry, Gregory Welk, Wayne Fuller

Effects from Respondent Location on Telephone Survey Estimates - Courtney Kennedy, Stephen E. Everett, Michael W. Traugott

Session 420: Survey Mode Effects and Methods for Asking Sensitive Questions
Chair: Jeffrey Gonzalez, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Survey Mode Effects in Two Military Surveys - Y. Michael Yang, Amy E. Falcone, Lynn M. Milan
Keywords: Mode Effects, Web Survey, Survey Mode

The Franklin's Randomized Response Model for Two Sensitive Attributes - Cheng C. Chen, Sarjinder Singh
Keywords: Franklinùs randomized response model, Estimation of proportion, Sensitive attributes, Higher order moments

Response Mode and Bias Analysis in the IRSù Individual Taxpayer Burden Survey - J. Michael Brick, George Contos, Karen Masken, Roy Nord
Keywords: mode, web, nonresponse bias

Mean and Sensitivity Estimation in Optional Randomized Response Models - Sat N. Gupta, Javid Shabbir, Supriti Sehra

Data Collection Mode Effects: Empirical Comparisons Between CATI-Only vs. Mixed Mode in the 2003 National Survey of Recent College Graduates - Zhanyun Zhao, Donsig Jang, Kelly H. Kang

Sample Surveys with Sensitive Questions: A Nonrandomized Response Approach - Guo-Liang Tian, Ming T. Tan, Man-Lai Tang

Looking for a Needle in a Haystack: A Multi-Mode Approach to a Survey of Rare Subpopulations - Mansour Fahimi, Barbara L. Kroner, Anne E. Kenyon, David J. Thurman

Session 421: Developments in Address-Based Sampling and Other Frame and Coverage Issues
Chair: Eric Grau, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc

Using Addresses as Sampling Units in the 2007 Health Information National Trends Survey - Greg Norman, Richard Sigman
Keywords: HINTS, Delivery Sequence File, mail survey

Indirect Sampling in Context of Multiple Frames - Manuela Maia, Pierre Lavallée
Keywords: Indirect Sampling, Generalized Weight Share Method, Multiple Frame Surveys

A Comparative Evaluation of Traditional Listing vs. Address-Based Sampling Frames: Matching with Field Investigation of Discrepancies - Jill M. Montaquila, Valerie Hsu, J. Michael Brick, Ned English, Colm O'Muircheartaigh
Keywords: Delivery Sequence File, coverage

Cross-community Comparison and Multi-frame Weighting in REACH U.S. - Peter K. Kwok, Hee-Choon Shin, Whitney Murphy, Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Angela Debelloz, Kari Carris
Keywords: REACH U.S., Address-based sampling, Community-based health program, Multiframe weighting, Pseudo-maximum likelihood, Multiplicity

Operational Results from an Address-Based Sampling Pilot for the National Immunization Survey - Benjamin Skalland, Martin Barron, Karen Wooten

The Use of Address-Based Sampling (ABS) with Multi-Mode Data Collection: The Case of REACH (Racial and Ethnic Approaches to Community Health) US Risk Factor Survey - Kanru Xia, Katie Dekker, Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Youlian Liao

Session 478: Developments in Complex Sample Design
Chair: John M. Finamore, U.S. Census Bureau

Link-Tracing Sampling: Estimating the Size of a Hidden Population in Presence of Heterogeneous Nomination Probabilities - Martin H. Felix-Medina, Pedro E. Monjardin, Aida N. Aceves-Castro
Keywords: chain-referral sampling, design-based estimator, maximum likelihood estimator, profile likelihood confidence interval, snowball sampling, Wald confidence interval

Adjusting Sampling and Weighting to Account for Births and Deaths - Lawrence R. Ernst, Randall K. Powers, Andy Sadler, Dave Slack
Keywords: Sampling frame, continuing units, modified frame, probability proportional to size sampling

Sample Design and Estimation of Volumes and Trends in the Use of Paper Checks and Electronic Payment Methods in the United States - May X. Liu, Geoffrey R. Gerdes, Darrel W. Parke
Keywords: Ratio estimator, auxiliary variables, item nonresponse, imputation, sample design

PPS Network Sampling with Partial PSU Replacement - Monroe G. Sirken
Keywords: finite population corrections, psu size measures, sampling small populations

Longitudinal Surveys versus Continuous Surveys and Surveys with Flexible Periodicity - Dhiren Ghosh, Andrew Vogt
Keywords: dynamic sampling, small samples, indices

An Application of Two-Way Stratification Procedure for Selection Under Three-Way Stratification - Kadaba P. Srinath

A Russian Invasion, Skeptical Villagers, and Controversial Elections: The 'Power' Plays Faced by Randomized Impact Evaluations in Developing Countries - Celeste Tarricone

Session 479: Analysis of Complex Survey Data
Chair: Yves Thibaudeau, U.S. Census Bureau

A Study of the Composite Estimator for Change Rate - Dong-Yun Shin, Heungsun Park
Keywords: panel data, overlapped samples, relative-error

A Simulation Study of Treatments of Influential Values in the Monthly Retail Trade Survey - Mary H. Mulry, Broderick Oliver
Keywords: M-estimation, Clarke Winsorization, outliers

An Estimation Procedure for the New Public Employment Survey Design - Yang Cheng, Casey Corcoran, Joe Barth, Carma Hogue
Keywords: survey design, model-based estimator, regression, stratification, and optimum allocation

Multiple Imputation for Missing Items in Multi-Section Questionnaires - Rong Liu, Joseph L. Schafer

A Bayesian Approach to Predicting the Electoral Vote Totals for the 2008 Presidential Election - Steven E. Rigdon, Sheldon H. Jacobson, Edward C. Sewell, Wendy K.T. Cho, Christopher J. Rigdon

Election Day 2008 Voter Scorecard - Kate Hobson, Edward Mulrow, Hee-Choon Shin, Fritz Scheuren

Session 519: Imputation Case Studies
Chair: Mandi Yu, FDA

Methods for Analysis of Recall of Fires in a Retrospective Survey - Michael A. Greene, Craig D. Andres

Developing Macro Edits for the Census and Annual Survey of Governments Finance - Loretta A. McKenzie, Terri L. Craig, Jennifer N. Whitaker
Keywords: Macro edits, Hidiroglou-Berthelot Edit

Empirical Evaluation of Imputation Methods on Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Data - Marek W. Kaminski, Vinod Kapani
Keywords: Employment imputation, wages imputation, simulation of missing data, ratio method, nearest neighbor method, percent relative error, influential observations

Imputation Variance Estimation by Multiple Imputation Method for the National Hospital Discharge Survey - Qiyuan Pan, Iris Shimizu
Keywords: Health care survey, hot-deck imputation, complex sample survey

Evaluation of Alternative Imputation Methods for the Public Libraries Survey (PLS) - Irene Brown, Terri L Craig
Keywords: Imputation, Cell boundaries

Session 567: Policy-Impacting Estimation Issues
Chair: Iris Shimizu, National Center for Health Statistics

A Three-Phase Model of Census Capture - Douglas Olson
Keywords: Census coverage measurement, logistic regression modeling

The Impact of Allocations as a Tool for Statistical Editing of Corporate Taxpayer Administrative Records - Marty Harris
Keywords: Allocations, Data Editing, Corporate Tax Returns

Do Products Offering Expedited Refunds Increase Income Tax Non-Compliance? - Karen Masken, Mark Mazur, Joanne Meikle, Roy Nord

Assessing the Effects of Imputation on Income Estimates in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Survey: Comparison with the Current Population Survey - William D. Passero

Trends in Early Childhood Vaccination Coverage: Progress Toward U.S. Healthy People 2010 Goals - Zhen Zhao, Philip J. Smith, Elizabeth T. Luman

Session 569: Microarray Analysis and Missing Data
Chair: Tao Liu, Brown University

A Random Pattern Mixture Model for Longitudinal Binary Outcome with Informative Dropouts - Chengcheng Liu, Wensheng Guo, Sarah Ratcliffe

Outfluence: The Impact of Missing Values - Ofer Harel

Multiple Imputation for Drop-Out in Longitudinal Studies - Xiaodong Li, Jingchen Liu, Naihua Duan, Huiping Jiang, Jeffrey Lieberman, Ragy Girgis

Multiple Imputation in Right-Truncated Multivariate Normal Distribution, with Applications to RT-PCR - Abhijit Dasgupta, Terry Hysolp, Scott Waldman

Robust Variable and Model Selection with Missing Data - Greg DiRienzo

Session 571: Improvements in Sample Design for Government-Sponsored Surveys
Chair: Sarjinder Singh, Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Achieving the Unique Objectives of the Canadian Health Measures Survey - Sarah Maude Dion, Suzelle Giroux

Sample Redesign of Canadian Local Government Surveys - James Ahkong, Martin Renaud
Keywords: Lavallée-Hidiroglou algorithm, take-all stratum, take-some stratum, PPS sampling, municipalities

Reducing the Public Employment Survey Sample Size - Joseph James Barth, Yang Cheng, Carma R. Hogue
Keywords: Sample design, establishment surveys, probability proportional to size

National Sample Reallocation for the Occupational Employment Statistics Survey - David Piccone, Marie C. Stetser
Keywords: Establishment survey, sample, Occupational Employment Statistics, power allocation

Progress on the Redesign of the Quarterly Tax Survey - Amy Couzens, Carma Hogue, Paul Villena
Keywords: Questionnaire Design, Survey Improvements, Imputation, Editing

Exploring Statistical Issues of Annual Sampling for the Current Population Survey - Reid Rottach, Antoinette Lubich, Benjamin M. Reist
Keywords: dynamic sampling, second-stage sample selection, 2010 Sample Redesign

Evaluation of Methods for Increasing Precision in DAWN: Stratification and Ratio Estimation - Peter Frechtel

Invited Posters

Disclosure Limitation Techniques for Tabular Data - Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr.
Keywords: confidentiality, SDL, avoidance techniques

Contributed Posters

Why is Survey Research 20 Years Behind? - Robert E. Fay
Keywords: cognitive psychology, cognitive interviewing, behavioral science, epistemic rationality, Acquired Soft Science Aversion Disorder

Pretesting 2010 Census Questionnaires for People with Atypical Living Situations - Jennifer Hunter Childs, Dawn Norris, Nathan Jurgenson

Are Do Not Include Statements Helpful? - Monica Dashen
Keywords: Questionnaire Design or Survey Methods

Visualization of Complex Survey Data: Regression Diagnostics - Susan Hinkins, Edward Mulrow, Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: Complex survey design, inverse sampling, regression diagnostic plots

Variability in Life-Table Estimates Based on the National Health Interview Survey Linked Mortality Files - Van Parsons, Nathaniel Schenker, Kimberly Lochner, Gloria Wheatcroft, Elsie Pamuk
Keywords: Balanced Repeated Replication, Variance Estimation

Model-based Methods in Analyzing Complex Survey Data: A Case Study with National Health Interview Survey Data - Rong Wei, Van Parsons
Keywords: general linear mixed models, multilevel modeling, design-based

Estimating the Variance of Between-Year Change in Domain-Level Totals - Kimberly Henry, Valerie Testa, Richard Valliant
Keywords: Horvitz-Thompson estimator, stratified Bernoulli sampling, poststratification, Taylor series approximation

Characteristic Function for the Truncated Triangular Distribution - Jay J. Kim, Myron Katzoff, Rahul A. Parsa
Keywords: masking, multiplicative noise, moment

Alphabetical Placement in Surveys of Persons at Institutions - A Simulation Study - Pedro J. Saavedra, Francine Barrington
Keywords: Alphabetic Sampling, Bias, Simple Random Sampling, Simulation

Reproducing Nonresponse Adjustments in Replicate Weights - Pedro J. Saavedra, R. Lee Harding
Keywords: Jackknife, Propensity Categories, Variance Estimation, Weight Adjustments

Towards a Uni ed Framework for Inference with Aggregated Relational Data - Tyler H. McCormick, Tian Zheng
Keywords: Aggregated relational data, Latent space models, Social networks

Missing Data and Complex Samples: The Impact of Listwise Deletion vs. Subpopulation Analysis on Statistical Bias and Hypothesis Test Results when Data are MCAR and MAR - Bethany A. Bell, Jeffrey D. Kromrey, John M. Ferron
Keywords: survey research, complex samples, missing data, variance estimation

Sampling Weights for Analyses of Couple Data in Demographic and Health Surveys - Stan Becker, Bryan Sayer
Keywords: survey methodology, demographic surveys, data analysis

Issues Associated with Measuring Activities Associated with Seeing and Hearing Across National Surveys - Frances M. Chevarley, David W. Keer, Barbara M. Altman
Keywords: MEPS, NHIS, MCBS, disability, activity limitations, seeing, hearing, blind, deaf, NHDR

Confidence Intervals for Radio Ratings Estimators - Richard Griffiths
Keywords: Confidence Intervals, Wald, Clopper-Pearson, Wilson Score, Coverage Probability, Radio Ratings, Empirical Study

Papers Presented at the 64th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
May 14-17, 2009
Hollywood, FL

A Comparison Study of Exit Poll Methodologies between Taiwan and the U.S. - Ge Tang, Yeh-Diing Wang, Rene Bautista
Keywords: Exit poll, comparison study, Taiwan

A Meta-analysis of Within-Household Respondent Selection Methods - Ting Yan
Keywords: within-household respondent selection methods, meta-analysis, demographic representativeness, cooperation rates

Analyses for Partnerships Based on the Census Barriers, Attitudes, and Motivator Survey - Mary H. Mulry, Timothy P. Olson
Keywords: 2010 Census, Integrated Communications Program, social marketing, word-of-mouth campaign, CBAMS

Applying Incentives to Establishment Surveys: A Review of the Literature - Sarah Cook, Patricia LeBaron, Laura Flicker, Timothy S. Flanigan
Keywords: Establishment, incentive, response rate

Are Polls Becoming Equal? - Dan Cassino, Krista Jenkins, Peter J. Woolley
Keywords: IVR technology, RDD, partisan polls, standards, survey accuracy, CATI polls

Asians - are they the same? Findings from cognitive interviews with Chinese, Korean and Vietnamese Americans - Hyunjoo Park, Virginia Wake Yelei
Keywords: cognitive interview, American Community Survey, translation, multilingual and cultural issues

Assessment of Potential Bias in the National Immunization Survey (NIS) Estimates using Data on Telephone Status from the 2007 NHIS - Meena Khare, Abera Wouhib, James A. Singleton
Keywords: Weighting, propensity score models, RDD telephone survey

Blue and Red Counties in the 2008 Presidential Election: An Analysis of Intracluster Correlation - Bonnie E. Shook-Sa, Vincent G. Iannacchione
Keywords: Political Polarization, Cluster Analysis, 2008 American National Election Time Series Study

Building A New Foundation: Transitioning to Address Based Sampling After Nearly 30 Years of RDD - Michael W. Link, Gail Daily, Charles D. Shuttles, Tracie L. Yancey, H. Christine Bourquin
Keywords: Address Based Sampling, random digit dialing, multimode survey

Cell Phone Reverse Directories - Promise or Peril? - Sarah Dipko, Krista Freedman
Keywords: Cell phones, reverse directories, advance notification, sample purging

Cognitive testing as a method of pre-testing questionnaires in high and low context cultures - Hyunjoo Park, M. Mandy Sha, Yuling Pan
Keywords: Cognitive interview, Cultural differences, Korean

Combating Telephone Fatigue After Multiple Waves: Testing Prepaid Incentives and a Hard-Copy Questionnaire in a Telephone Survey of Youth With Disabilities and Their Parents - Anne Kenyon, Lynn Newman, Suzanne Triplett, Anne-Marie Knokey, Kathryn Valdes, Helen Smith
Keywords: Telephone, survey, longitudinal, nonresponse

Comparing an Internet Panel Survey to Mail and Phone Surveys on Willingness to Pay for Environmental Quality: A National Mode Test - Burke D. Grandjean, Nanette M. Nelson, Patricia A. Taylor
Keywords: Internet panel survey, contingent valuation, willingness to pay, air pollution, ozone, national park

Consistency Analysis and Panel Blending - Steven H. Gittelman

Conveying Translated Informed Consent Concepts: Effects of Language and Culture on Interpretation of Legally Required Messages - Yuling Pan, Ashley Landreth
Keywords: informed consent messages, survey participation, translation, language and culture

Current Practices in Cognitive Interviewing - Johnny Blair, Pat Dean Brick
Keywords: Cognitive interviewing, best practices, probing methods, think aloud

Do We Hear Different Voices?: Investigating the Differences Between Internet and non-Internet Users On Attitudes and Behaviors - Chan Zhang, Mario Callegaro, Melanie Thomas, Charles DiSogra
Keywords: digital divide, non-internet households, probability-based online panel, KnowledgePanel

Does Prefilling Responses on a Longitudinal Establishment Survey Stem Sample Attrition? - Geraldine M. Mooney, Melissa Krakowiecki, Deborah Trunzo
Keywords: Sample attrition, longitudinal surveys, establishment surveys

Effects of Differential Branding on Survey Materials - Nicole Bensky, Gretchen Grabowski, Justin Bailey, Chuck Shuttles, Michael Link
Keywords: mail materials, design

Expanding the Use and Applicability of Cognitive Interviews in Research - Gretchen Grabowski, Justin Bailey, Nicole Bensky, Michael Link
Keywords: Cognitive interviewing techniques, interview style, probing, mail materials, incentives

Hanging by a Thread: the Telephone Interviewers Tell (Their) Story - Gabriella Fazzi, Fabrizio Martire, Maria C. Pitrone
Keywords: Interviewing, interviewers, survey research - telephone

Health Status Measurement via Event History Calendars vs. Conventional Questionnaires: "Long Time, No Status Change" - Debra R. Miller, Clarissa R. Steele, Ipek Bilgen, Robert F. Belli
Keywords: event history calendar, standardized conventional questionnaire, verbal behavior coding

How Does the French Culture Impact the Translation of Survey Materials? - An Examination of French Translations for a U.S. Survey - Erica Saleska, Dr. Musindu Kanya-Ngambi, Herman A. Alvarado
Keywords: French, translations, cognitive interviews

Improving the Utility of Imputed Values in Survey Datasets - David R. Johnson, Rebekah Young

Internet Usage Research: Comparing Household Expectations and Concerns - Yvonne Olivares, Susan Baylis, Rosemary Holden
Keywords: Internet research, trust, expectations, participation

Interviewer Characteristics, their Doorstep Behaviour, and Survey Co-operation - Jennifer Sinibaldi, Annette Jäckle, Sarah Tipping, Peter Lynn
Keywords: interviewers, personality, response propensity

Language, Culture, and Respondent Knowledge: Findings from the Cognitive Test of the Spanish Translation of the American Housing Survey - George R. Carter III, Alisú Schoua-Glusberg, M. Mandy Sha
Keywords: translation, cognitive interviewing, respondent knowledge, housing, mortgages, income

Life360: Usability of Mobile Devices for Time Use Surveys - Jennie W. Lai, Lorelle Vanno, Michael W. Link, Jennie Pearson, Hala Makowska, Karen Benezra, and Mark Green
Keywords: smartphone, digital ethnography, mobile survey, Internet survey

Messaging to America: Results from the Census Barriers, Attitudes and Motivators Survey (CBAMS) - Nancy Bates, Frederica Conrey, Randy Zuwallack, Darlene Billia, Vita Harris, Linda Jacobsen, Tanya White
Keywords: Decennial Census, audience segmentation, campaign messaging

Mode Choice in a Longitudinal Mail, Web, and Telephone Survey - Martha D. Kovac, Barbara Rogers, Geraldine M. Mooney, Deborah Trunzo

Modeling the Need for Traditional vs. Commercially-Available Address Listings for In-Person Surveys: Results from a National Validation of Addresses - Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Ned English, Michael Latterner, Stephanie Eckman, Katie Dekker
Keywords: Delivery Sequence File, Address-Based Sampling, General Social Survey

Monitoring Field Interviewer and Respondent Interactions Using Computer-Assisted Recorded Interviewing: A Case Study - Susan Mitchell, Kristine Fahrney, Matthew Strobl
Keywords: Computer audio-recorded interviewing, CARI, interviewer behavior coding

Multimode Strategies for Designing Establishment Surveys - Shelton M. Jones
Keywords: Response rates, mode choice, mode preference, survey design

Multi-Mode Surveys Using Address-Based Sampling: The Design of the REACH U.S. Risk Factor Survey - Martin Barron
Keywords: REACH U.S., Address-Based Sampling, Multimode Surveys

Obtaining Responses by Mail or Web: Response Rates and Data Consequences - Glenn D. Israel
Keywords: Response rate, Internet, mode effects, Extension, satisfaction

Panel Conditioning and Attrition in the AP-Yahoo! News Election Panel Study - Yelena Kruse, Mario Callegaro, J. Michael Dennis, Charles DiSogra, Stefan Subias, Michael Lawrence, Trevor Tompson
Keywords: election, Internet panel, KnowledgePanel, attrition, conditioning

Personal Contact and Performance Base Incentives - Two Approaches to Raise Long-term Panel Compliance and Reduce Missing Data - Ana P. Melgar, Matt Walker, Jeff M. Scagnelli, Michael W. Link
Keywords: Long term panel compliance/cooperation, incentives

Presentation of a Single Item versus a Grid: Effects on the Vitality and Mental Health Scales of the SF-36v2 Health Survey - Mario Callegaro, Jeffrey Shand-Lubbers, J. Michael Dennis
Keywords: grid, matrix, single item per screen, Cronbachùs alpha, SF36v2, KnowledgePanel

Refined or Biased Opinions? Examining Self-selected Participation in Deliberation and Post-survey in On-line Deliberative Polls - Rui Wang, Alice Siu
Keywords: Nonresponse, panel attrition, Deliberative Polls, on-line survey

Relationship between Portrayals of VA Hospitals in the Media, and Employee and Patient Satisfaction: An Exploratory Analysis - Katerine Osatuke, Jonathan Fishman, Scott C. Moore, Sue R. Dyrenforth
Keywords: Public perception, media, healthcare, VA hospitals

Respondent Effects Associated with Questionnaires Designed to Accommodate Survey Processing - Deborah H. Griffin, Sandra L. Clark
Keywords: Data Collection, Data Processing, Quality

Spanish Respondent's Choice of Language of Survey Materials: Bilingual or English Only? - Norman Trussell, Michael Link, Justin Bailey, Lorelle Vanno
Keywords: Bilingual Materials, Choice of language, audience measurement, media behavior

The challenges of locating young adults for a longitudinal study: Improved tracing strategies implemented for the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health, Wave IV - Amanda Meehan, Erica Saleska, Marjorie Hinsdale-Shouse, Nick Kinsey, Casey Tischner
Keywords: Locating, Longitudinal, Tracing

The Effect of Email Invitation Customization on Survey Completion Rates in an Internet Panel: A Meta-analysis of 10 Public Affairs Surveys - Mario Callegaro, Yelena Kruse, Melanie Thomas, Poom Nukulkij
Keywords: Internet panel, email invitation, email subject, completion rate

The Effect of Interview Experience on Follow-Up Response Propensity in a Longitudinal Survey - Matt Sloan, Debra Wright
Keywords: Disability, Longitudinal Survey, Response Propensity

The Effects of Incentives on the Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey - Karen L. Goldenberg, David McGrath, Lucilla Tan
Keywords: Incentives; longitudinal survey; panel design

The Language and Behaviour Profile as a Nonresponse Tool - Dr. Pamela C. Campanelli, David C. Klaasen
Keywords: Doorstep Introductions, Interviewers, Reducing Nonresponse

The Use of Cognitive Interviewing to Explore the Effectiveness of Advance Supplemental Materials among Five Language Groups - Anna Y. Chan, Yuling Pan

The Use of Vignettes in Evaluating Multilingual Questionnaires1 - M. Mandy Sha, Yuling Pan
Keywords: Translation, cognitive interviewing, vignettes, language and culture, multilingual questionnaires, cross-cultural survey methods

To Link or Not to Link?: Exploring Approaches to Maintaining American Community Survey Response Rates During Census 2010 - Laurie Schwede, Anissa Sorokin
Keywords: American Community Survey, Response Rates, Color on Envelopes, Census 2010

Undercoverage Analysis in Surveys Using Telephone Exchange Information - Ting Yan, Wei Zeng, Zhen Zhao
Keywords: undercoverage, NIS, telephone-exchange information

Using Contact Attempt History Data to Determine the Optimal Number of Contact Attempts - Adam Safir, Lucilla Tan
Keywords: Contact history, data quality, field operations, level of effort, and paradata

Using Respondent Prediction Models to Improve Efficiency of Incentive Allocation - Morgan S. Earp, Jaki S. McCarthy
Keywords: Nonresponse, response rate, bias, incentives

Using Verbal and Paralinguistic Behaviors to Explain Variation in Responses to Self-Reported Health Questions - Dana Garbarski, Nora Cate Schaeffer, Jennifer Dykema
Keywords: self-reported health, interaction coding, interviewer-respondent interaction, cognitive ability, health, response latency, uncertainty, speech tokens, disfluencies of speech, paradigmatic question-answer sequence

Vignettes in Cross-Cultural Cognitive Testing: Adaptation for Spanish-Speaking Respondents of Lower Educational Levels - Patricia Goerman, Matthew Clifton
Keywords: Vignettes, Bilingual cognitive testing methodology, Spanish survey research

Web of Caring: Development of Web Survey Best Practices - Janice Ballou, Brian Roff
Keywords: Web survey, paradata, survey methodology

When a Face Doesnùt Launch a Thousand Ships: Including a Personalized Image on a Mail Questionnaire - Kathy Sonnenfeld, Raquel af Ursin, Barbara Lepidus Carlson, Susan Sprachman
Keywords: Image, incentive, gift card, response rate, verification questionnaire, bilingual

When easy doesnùt do it: An attempt to simplify a mailed diary survey - Justin T. Bailey, Gretchen Grabowski, Michael W. Link
Keywords: response rates, respondent burden, mail surveys

Who are You?: A Data Mining Approach to Predicting Survey Non-respondents - Jaki S. McCarthy, Thomas Jacob
Keywords: Agricultural Survey, Classification Tree, Establishment Survey, Non-response, Paradata

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2008)

Invited Papers by Topic

Session 39: Post-Imputation Variance Estimation
Organizer: David R. Judkins, Westat, Inc.
Chair: Tom Belin, University of California, Los Angeles

Multiple Semi-Parametric Imputation - David R. Judkins, Westat, Inc.; Andrea R. Piesse, Westat, Inc.; Tom Krenzke, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Post-imputation variance estimation, Hot-deck imputation

Parametric fractional imputation for missing data analysis - Jae-kwang Kim, Yonsei University; Wayne Fuller, Iowa State University
Keywords: EM algorithm, Importance sampling, Monte Carlo EM, Multiple imputation, Observed likelihood, Observed information

Multiply Imputing Potential Outcomes To Estimate Individual Causal Effects - Susanne Rässler, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg; Donald B. Rubin, Harvard University

Session 44: Memorial Session for Randy Sitter
Organizer: Derek Bingham, Simon Fraser University
Chair: Derek Bingham, Simon Fraser University

Randy Sitter's Contributions to Resampling Methods in Sample Surveys - N. K. Rao, Carleton University

A Statistical Approach to Quantifying the Elastic Deformation of Nanomaterials - C.F. Jeff Wu, Georgia Institute of Technology

Using Empirical Likelihood Methods To Obtain Range Restricted - Jiahua Chen, The University of British Columbia; J. N. K. Rao, Carleton University; R

Session 82: Robust Methods in Small-Area Estimation
Organizer: Julie Gershunskaya, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Examining Sensitivity of Small-Area Inferences to Uncertainty About Sampling Error Variances - William R. Bell, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: sampling error modle, Fay-Herriot model, Bayesian inference, small area estimation

Robust Estimation of Monthly Employment Growth Rates for Small Areas in the Current Employment Statistics Survey - Julie Gershunskaya, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland, College Park
Keywords: small area estimation, robust estimation, influential observations

Robust Small-Area Estimation Under Unit-Level Models - J. N. K. Rao, Carleton University
Keywords: Best linear unbiased prediction, Bootstrap method, Mean squared error, Mixed model, Robust estimation, Small area mean

Session 86: Political Science, Statistical Science, and Graphics
Organizer: Anton Westveld, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Chair: Anton Westveld, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

A Picture Is Worth a Billion Words: Visualizing Mega-Parameter Models from Giga-Scale Textual Data - Burt Monroe, The Pennsylvania State University

Ceci N'Est Pas Une Carte - Michael D. Ward, University of Washington

Tufte Without Tears - Chris Adolph, University of Washington

Session 167: Understanding and Improving Communication with Survey Respondents
Organizer: Stanley R. Freedman, Energy Information Administration
Chair: Cynthia Clark, U.S. Department of Agriculture

Keeping Up with Survey Respondents - Stanley R. Freedman, Energy Information Administration
Keywords: Survey methodology, repsondents, site visits

Communicating with Survey Respondents at the UK Office for National Statistics - Jacqui Jones, The Office for National Statistics, UK; Ann Lewis, The Office for National Statistics, UK; Georgina Jones, The Office for National Statistics, UK; Jackie Byard, The Office for National Statistics, UK
Keywords: Respondent Communication, Content Analysis, Discourse Analysis

Customer and Respondent Outreach Initiatives at the Bureau of Labor Statistics - William J. Wiatrowski, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: customers, respondents, outreach

Session 212: Statistics Can Help Reduce Child Mortality
Organizer: David J. Fitch, Universidad Rafael Landívar
Chair: Gary Shapiro, Westat, Inc.

So Why Are Millions of Children Needlessly Dying? - David J. Fitch, Universidad Rafael Landívar
Keywords: Evaluation, Corruption, Foreign Aid, USAID, Service delivery research, LQAS

Child Survival Theory and Practice: How Do They Match? - Gareth Jones, Adeni Consulting

Child Mortality: What We Count Counts - Jef L. Leroy, National Institute of Public Health; Jean-Pierre Habicht, Cornell University; Juan Rivera, National Institute of Public Health

How Can Statistics Save Lives? - Megan Price, Emory University

Session 217: Accurate Elections: The Role of Statisticians
Organizer: David A. Marker, Westat, Inc.
Chair: Robert Santos, The Urban Institute

Designing an Audit System To Increase Voter Confidence in Elections - Michael W. Traugott, The University of Michigan

Engaging the Unengaged Voter: Vote Centers and Voter Turnout - Robert M. Stein, Rice University; Greg Vonnahme, Rice University

Measuring Voting System Failures: Survey Evidence of the Frequency of Voting Problems in the 2006 and 2008 U.S. Election - Stephen Ansolabehere, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Charles H. Stewart, III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Session 249: Would the Real Data Please Stand Up? Data Comparisons for Policy Analysis
Organizer: Joan L. Turek, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Chair: Daniel Kasprzyk, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Measuring Income and Poverty in Four Surveys: An Overview - Connie Citro, Committee on National Statistics; Joan L. Turek, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services; Gabrielle Denmead, Denmead Services and Consulting; Sameer Desale, Synectics for Management Decisions Inc.; Brian James, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Keywords: Income, poverty, family structure, policy analysis, program benefits, health insurance coverage

Measurement Issues Associated with Using Survey Data Matched with Administrative Data from the Social Security Administration - Paul Davies, Social Security Administration; Lynn Fisher, Social Security Adminsitration
Keywords: Survey data, administrative data, survey error, measurement error

How Much Is It Worth: Comparing the Policy-Analytic Value of Wealth Data from Four Surveys - John L. Czajka, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

A Comparison of the Health Insurance Coverage Estimates from Four National Surveys and Six State Surveys - Michael Davern, The University of Minnesota/SHADAC

Session 292: Nonignorable Missingness and Incomplete Auxiliary Data
Organizer: Michael Sverchkov, BAE Systems/Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: J. N. K. Rao, Carleton University

Can Calibration Be Used To Adjust for 'Nonignorable' Nonresponse? - Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Ted Chang, University of Virginia
Keywords: Prediction model, Quasi-randomization, Benchmark variable, Model variable, Bias, Repsons-guided response group

NMAR Nonresponse with Limited Covariate Information - Danny Pfeffermann, Hebrew University & University of Southampon; Anna Sikov, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem; Michael Sverchkov, BAE Systems/Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Calibration, H-T estimator, NMAR, Sample distribution, Sample-complement distribution

Hierarchical Bayes Estimation for Bivariate Binary Data with Applications to Small-Area Estimation - Malay Ghosh, University of Florida

Session 337: Privacy Breaches in Federal Data Collections
Organizer: Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics
Chair: Katherine Wallman, Office of Management and Budget

Applying Federal Data Security Policy to Statistical Agency Practices - Rochelle W. Martinez, Office of Management and Budget; John W. Barkhamer, Office of Management and Budget
Keywords: data breach, information policy, personally identifiable information, confidentiality

U.S. Census Bureau's Approach To Address OMB's Guidelines and Rules Relating to Privacy Breaches in Federal Statistical Agencies - Nancy M. Gordon, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Confidentiality, data breach, data stewardship, privacy

The Impact of a Privacy Breach on Survey Participation in a National Longitudinal Survey - Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics ; Jennifer Park, National Center for Education Statistics
Keywords: Privacy, data breaches, response rates, nonresponse bias analysis

Session 340: Innovative Methods for Imputation
Organizer: David R. Judkins, Westat, Inc.
Chair: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evaluation of Imputation of Covariates in an Impact Analysis with Regression Adjustment - Eric Grau, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Sue Ahmed, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Keywords: imputation, impact evaluation, sequential hot deck, regression adjustment, random assignment

Evaluation of Multiple Imputation by Ordered Monotone Blocks in an Anthrax Vaccine Trial - Michela Baccini, University of Florence; Constantine E. Frangakis, Johns Hopkins University; Fan Li, Harvard Medical School; Fabrizia Mealli, University of Florence; Brian D. Plikaytis, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Charles E. Rose, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Donald B. Rubin, Harvard University; Elizabeth R. Zell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Multiple Imputation for Protecting Data Confidentiality: Applications by the German Institute for Employment Research - Jerome Reiter, Duke University; Joerg Drechsler, German Institute for Employment Research; Susanne Rässler, Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg

Heavy Children in Motor Vehicle Crashes: Imputation for Covariates with Missingness and Measurement Errors - Dawei Xie, University of Pennsylvania; Yulei He, Harvard Medical School

Session 456: Reducing Disclosure Risks While Reaching Out to the Data Needs of the Public
Organizer: Tom Krenzke, Westat, Inc.
Chair: Marilyn Seastrom, National Center for Education Statistics

Releasing Microdata: Disclosure Risk Estimation, Data Masking, and Assessing Utility - Natalie Shlomo, University of Southampton
Keywords: Log-linear models, Goodness of fit, Measurement error, Additive noise, Micro-aggregation, Random rounding, PRAM, Information loss

New Ways To Provide More and Better Data to the Public While Still Protecting Confidentiality - Laura V. Zayatz, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Disclosure Avoidance, Data Dissemination

Web-Based Data Query Tools: Meeting User Needs - J. Neil Russell, National Center for Education Statistics

Session 457: Analysis and Sample Size for Cluster Samples: Community-Based and Group-Randomized Designs
Organizer: Keith E. Muller, University of Florida
Chair: Keith E. Muller, University of Florida

Estimation and Inference for Group-Randomized Trials with a Binary Outcome - Sherri L. Pals, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Power for Clustered Gaussian Data - Jacqueline L. Johnson, Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Keith E. Muller, University of Florida; Diane J. Catellier, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Mildred M. Maldonado-Molina, University of Florida; Kelli A. Komro, University of Florida

Estimation and Inference for Clustered Gaussian Data - Diane J. Catellier, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Jacqueline L. Johnson, Novartis Pharmaceuticals; Keith E. Muller, University of Florida

Internal Pilot Designs for Cluster Samples - Christopher S. Coffey, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Matthew J. Gurka, University of Virginia; Keith E. Muller, University of Florida

Session 460: Statistical Measures Can Help Restore Confidence in U.S. Elections
Organizer: Mary Batcher, Ernst & Young LLP
Chair: Mary Batcher, Ernst & Young LLP

National Election Scorecard - Fritz Scheuren, The University of Chicago; Edward Mulrow, National Opinion Research Center
Keywords: National Election, RDD, exit polling

Voter Confidence and the Election Day Voting Experience - J. Quin Monson, Brigham Young University; Kelly Patterson, Brigham Young University; David Magleby, Brigham Young University; Ryan Claassen, Kent State University

How ASA Members Are Helping States Improve Elections - Arlene S. Ash, Boston University

Session 491: Nutrition Surveys: Challenges in Design and Analysis
Organizer: Jack Gambino, Statistics Canada
Chair: Jack Gambino, Statistics Canada

Under-Reporting of Energy Intake in the Canadian Community Health Survey - Didier Garriguet, Statistics Canada
Keywords: energy under-reporting, nutrition, energy intake, energy expenditure

Analysis of Survey-Based Usual Intake Nutrition Data: The Issue of Within-Person Variation - Kevin Dodd, National Cancer Institute; Joseph Goldman, U.S. Department of Agriculture

National Nutrition Data: Methodological and Analytic Experiences of NHANES - Clifford L. Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Leyla Mohadjer, Westat, Inc.; Lester R. Curtin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Contributed Papers by Topic

Session 20: Data-Driven Methods on Survey Data
Organizer: Daniell Toth, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Sylvia Dohrmann, Westat, Inc.

Nonparametric Density Estimation from Censored Data - Meghan S. O'Malley, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Can Survey Bootstrap Replicates Be Used for Cross-Validation? - Geoff Rowe, Statistics Canada; David Binder, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Complex surveys, .632+ Bootstrap, Health Utility Index

Building Regression Trees on Survey Data - Daniell Toth, Bureau of Labor Statistics; John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Tree-Based Methods To Model Dependent Data - Guillermo Mendez, Arizona State University

Session 23: Linear Modeling Methods for Education Statistics and Other Social Statistics
Chair: Hans Kiesl, Institute for Employment Research

Effect of Spanish Two-Way Immersion Programs on Kindergarten Students' Attitudes: A Study of Treatment and Control Schools - Claudia B. Navarro Villarroel, Iowa State University; Mack Shelley, Iowa State University; Marcia Rosenbusch, Iowa State University; Holly Kaptain, Iowa State University
Keywords: Generalized mixed multinomial linear model, Survey for children, Dual Language Education

Deal with Excess Zeros in the Discrete Dependent Variable, the Number of Homicide in Chicago Census Tract - Gideon D. Bahn, Loyola University Chicago; Raymond Massenburg, University of Illinois at Chicago
Keywords: GLM with Poisson, ZIP model, ZAP (hurdle) model, Negative Binomial, Two-part model, Homicide

Matching Four Groups of Postsecondary Education Institutions Using Propensity Scores - Amang S. Sukasih, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Kirsten Barrett, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Wendy Mansfield, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Methods for Analyzing Agreement on Ordinal Ratings Between Self- and Peer-Evaluations in a Medical School Student Survey - Oliver Cass, Hennepin County Medical Center; Ye-Ying Cen, Hennepin County Medical Center

Modeling of Probability of Infant Survival (Survival Rates) - Beau Jones, University of Cenral Arkansas; Evgenia Rubinshtein, University of Central Arkansas

An Examination of the Relationships Between University Student Retention and High-School Coursework Among At-Risk Students Using Regression Analysis - Chong Ho Yu, Arizona State University; Angel Jannasch-Pennell, Arizona State University; Samuel Digangi, Arizona State University; Charles Kaprolet, Arizona State University

Session 24: Psychometrics and Latent Class Analysis
Chair: G. David Williamson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Respondent Information and Psychometric Methods to Estimate Response Propensities - William Kalsbeek, Unversity of North Carolina; Robert Agans, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Keywords: survey nonresponse, estimating nonresponse bias, nonresponse adjustment

Reducing Error in Psychological Research: Averaging Data To Determine Factor Structure of the QMPR - Shea Gibbons, Brigham Young University; Robert Bubb, Brigham Young University; Bruce L. Brown, Brigham Young University
Keywords: Factor Analysis, Reliability, Averaging Data, Human Subject Data, QMPR

A Brief History of Survey Classification Error Models - Marcus Berzofsky, RTI International; Paul P. Biemer, RTI International/UNC-CH; William Kalsbeek, Unversity of North Carolina
Keywords: latent class analysis, classification error models, measurement error, reliability analysis, Census Bureau Model, finite fixture models, Hui-Walter Method

Comparison of Students' Scores Between Public and Private Schools: Analysis of PISA Data - Victoria Landsman, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem ; Danny Pfeffermann, Hebrew University & University of Southampon

Session 50: Statistical Methods in Public Health: Applications, Research, and Education
Organizer: Karen Kafadar, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center
Chair: Kathe Bjork, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center

Evaluating the Uncertainty in HIV/AIDS Infection Models - Huaiyu Ma, GE Global Research; Roger W. Hoerl, GE Global Research

Recent Background and Influences on the Direction of Research in Public Health Biosurveillance - Henry Rolka, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Statistical Considerations in Large-Scale Screening Programs: Impacts on the Public - Sonya Heltshe, Rocky Mountain Denver Poison Center; Karen Kafadar, University of Colorado at Denver and Health Sciences Center; Philip Prorok, National Cancer Institute

Assessing the Effects of Air Pollution on Human Health - Rebecca Klemm, Klemm Analysis, Inc.; Donna Stroup, Data for Solutions, Inc.

Session 52: Current Statistical Topics Involving Individual Income Tax Statistics
Organizer: Michael E. Weber, Statistics of Income, IRS
Chair: Barry Johnson, Statistics of Income, IRS

Old Tabulations, Old Files, and a Brief History of Individual Tax Return Sampling - Michael E. Weber, Statistics of Income, IRS; David P. Paris, Statistics of Income, IRS; Peter J. Sailer, Consultant

Statistics of Income Sales of Capital Assets Sample Redesign for Tax Year 2007 - Yan K. Liu, Statistics of Income, IRS; Michael Strudler, Statistics of Income, IRS; Jana Scali, Statistics of Income, IRS; Janette Wilson, Statistics of Income, IRS
Keywords: Continuous Work History Sample, Neyman Optimum Allocation, Statistics of Income, stratified sample

Attrition in the Tax Years 1999--2005 Individual Income Tax Return Panel - Victoria Bryant, Statistics of Income, IRS

Methodological Limitations in Producing Subnational Tabulations of Unincorporated Business Activity That Partnerships and Sole Proprietorships Report on Returns - Joseph Koshansky, Internal Revenue Service

Session 56: Improving Survey Quality Reinterviews, Paradata, and Comprehension
Chair: David Morganstein, Westat, Inc.

Reinterview Revisited - Dhirendra N. Ghosh, Synectics for Management Decisions Inc.
Keywords: Gross discrepancy rate, index of inconsistency

Evaluating data collection quality after protocol changes - Cherie Alf, Iowa State University; Sarah Nusser, Iowa State University; Veronica Lessard, U.S. Department of Agriculture
Keywords: Quality Review, Process Quality

Simulation Modeling of Field Operations in Surveys - Bor-Chung Chen, Federal Railroad Administration
Keywords: Census Data, Discrete Events, Perfomance Evaluation, Response Rate, Survey Cost

Using Paradata to Actively Manage Data Collection Survey Progress - François Laflamme, Statistics Canada; Mike Maydan, Statistics Canada; Andrew Miller, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Paradata, call history, active management, management information system

A Microlevel Latent Class Model for Measurement Error in the Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey - Brian J. Meekins, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Clyde Tucker, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Paul P. Biemer, RTI International/UNC-CH
Keywords: latent class model, measurement error, consumer expenditure

How To Prioritize Recontacts - Dan Hedlin, Statistics Sweden

Session 57: Sample Redesign
Chair: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

American Community Survey (ACS) Sample Design Issues and Challenges - Steven Hefter, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: ACS, Sampling, Census Long Form

Redesigning the American Community Survey (ACS): Computer-Assisted Personal Interview Sample - Edward C. Castro Jr., U.S. Census Bureau; Steven Hefter, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: ACS, Sampling, Nonresponse, Personal Interview

Some Research on Sampling Design Alternatives for a Redesigned 2010 National Hospital Discharge Survey - Iris Shimizu, National Center for Health Statistics; Rong Cai, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Cluster sampling, optimum sample allocation, nonlinear programming, relative standard errors

Assessing Oversampling of Older Persons in a National Health Survey - Karen E. Davis, National Center for Health Statistics; Chris Moriarity, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Sample survey, oversampling

Implementation of Controlled Selection in the National Compensation Survey Redesign - Lawrence R. Ernst, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Christopher J. Guciardo, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Yoel Izsak, National Agricultural Statistics Service; Jonathan J. Lisic, Bureau of Labor Statistics ; Chester H. Ponikowski, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Allocation, sampling panels, rounding, sampling cells, area PSUs, industry sampling strata

Sample Refreshment, Optimal Allocation, and Other Issues in the Redesign of Panel Surveys - Paul P. Biemer, RTI International/UNC-CH; Margaret Byron, Rho, Inc.; Sara Wheeless, RTI International; Celia Eicheldinger, RTI International

Session 58: Models for Longitudinal Data
Chair: B. Rey de Castro, Westat, Inc.

Correction of Bias from Nonrandom Missing Longitudinal Data using auxiliary information - Cuiling Wang, Albert Einstein College of Medicine; Charlie B. Hall, Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Keywords: Missing data, linear mixed effects model, MNAR, joint modeling, multiple imputation (MI), auxiliary variable MAR (A-MAR)

Modeling Change in Longitudinal Studies: Use Age Only or Initial Age and Time? - Christopher H. Morrell, Loyola College in Maryland; Larry J. Brant, National Institute on Aging; Luigi Ferrucci, National Institute on Aging
Keywords: Mixed-Effects Models, Multilevel modeling, Observational Study, Recruitment Bias, Regression

Testing for Qualitative Interaction of Multiple Sources of Informative Dropout in Longitudinal Data - Sara B. Crawford, Valparaiso University; John J. Hanfelt, Emory University

Overdispersed Continuous-Time Models with Epidemiological Applications - Carles Breto, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid; Edward L. Ionides, The University of Michigan; Aaron A. King, The University of Michigan

Multilevel Modeling Technique and Bootstrap Variance Estimation in Longitudinal and Cross-Sectional Complex Survey Data Sets - Alomgir Hossain, University of Saskatchewan; Punam Pahwa, University of Saskatchewan; Bruce Reeder, University of Saskachewan; Bonnie Janzen, University of Saskatchewan

Comparison of Generalized Estimating Equations and Quadratic Inference Functions in Longitudinal Analysis of Data from the NLSCY Database - Adefowope O. Odueyungbo, McMaster University; Dillon Browne, University of Guelph; Norri Akhtar-Danesh, McMaster University; Lehana Thabane, McMaster University

Session 61: Statistical Software
Chair: Margaret D. Carroll, National Center for Health Statistics

Rank and Set Restrictions for Homogeneity Analysis in R - Patrick Mair, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien; Jan de Leeuw, University of California, Los Angeles
Keywords: homals, Gifi-models, optimal scaling, homogeneity analysis, nonlinear PCA, nonliner CCA

Algorithmic Errors in the Estimation of Tobit II Models and the Corresponding Failure To Recognize Selection Bias - Thomas Zuehlke, Florida State University; Anthony Kassekert, Florida State University
Keywords: Tobit II, Heckman Selection Model, Simultaneous Estimation

Probabilistic and Fuzzy Matching as Applied to Record Linkage and Computerized Coding - Michael J. Wenzowski, Statistics Canada

Sensitivity Analysis for Observational Studies: The ObsSens Package for R - Gregory L. Snow, Intermountain Healthcare

SAFAL: Statistical Analysis Functions Automating Language - Babubhai V. Shah, SAFAL Institute Inc.

An Open Source Library for the Estimation and Evaluation of ACD Models - Guillaume Weisang, Bentley College

GLUMIP 2.0: SAS/IML Software for Planning Internal Pilots - John A. Kairalla, University of Florida; Christopher S. Coffey, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Keith E. Muller, University of Florida

Session 68: Issues Related to the Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Chair: Haiyuan Zhu, Merck Research Laboratories

Use of a Likelihood-Based Mixed-Effects Model Repeated Measures Analysis for a Clinical Trial in Major Depressive Disorder - Baldeo K. Taneja, EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Thomas Kinghorn, MDS Biostatistics; John Reinhard, Brain Insights, LLC; Andrew Uprichard, EPIX Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Keywords: Major Depressive Disorder, Longitudinal Data, Dropouts, Missing Data, MMRM Analysis, Sensitivity Analysis

Longitudinal Data Analysis: Repeated Measures Analysis Versus Random Coefficient Models - Radhi Abdulnabi, Ovation Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Mixture Model for Individual and Combined Data Using Estimating Equations - Pali Sen, University of North Florida; Jacy Crosby, University of North Florida

A Comparison of Methods for Pretest/Post-Test Trials with Small Samples - Xiao Sun, Merck & Co., Inc.; Robin Mogg, Merck Research Laboratories; Devan V. Mehrotra, Merck Research Laboratories

MMRM Analyses with and Without Titration Visits - Phillip Dinh, U.S. Food and Drug Administration; Peiling Yang, U.S. Food and Drug Administration

Modeling Phase-Dependent Effects and Volatile Longitudinal Responses via Geometric Brownian Motion Process - Li Zhu, University of California, Davis; Fushing Hsieh, University of California, Davis; Eric Chi, Amgen, Inc; Juan Li, Amgen, Inc

Session 92: Using National Center for Health Statistics Survey Data to Study Disparities
Organizer: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Peter Meyer, National Center for Health Statistics

Health Care Disparities Research: Using the National Health Care Surveys - Nancy Sonnenfeld, National Center for Health Statistics; Jane E. Sisk, National Center for Health Statistics; John E. Orban, Battelle
Keywords: health care, race, ethnicity, disparities, government statistics, National Health Care Surveys

Using National Health Interview Survey Data and State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey Data To Study Health Disparities - Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Health disparities, National Center for Health Statistics, National Health Interview Survey, State and Local Area Integrated Telephone Survey, Healthy People Program

Using the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) To Evaluate Health Disparities - Vicki L. Burt, National Center for Health Statistics; Lester R. Curtin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Cindy Zhang, Harris Corporation

Vital Statistics: Vital to the Measurement of Health Disparities - Charles J. Rothwell, National Center for Health Statistics

Session 93: Ranked Set Sampling
Organizer: Omer Ozturk, The Ohio State University
Chair: Jesse Frey, Villanova University

Applications of Ranked Set Sampling to Genetic Studies - Gang Zheng, National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute; Chen Zehua, National University of Singapore; Kaushik Ghosh, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Zhaohai Li, The George Washington University

Some Further Generalizations of Ranked Set Sampling - Kaushik Ghosh, University of Nevada, Las Vegas; Ram C. Tiwari, National Cancer Institute

Nonparametric Maximum Likelihood Estimator of Bohn-Wolfe Model - Omer Ozturk, The Ohio State University

Confidence Intervals Estimation of the Location Parameter of the Logistic Distribution Using Ranked Set Sampling - Hassen A. Muttlak, KFUPM

Sequential Unbalanced Ranked Set Sampling - Nader M. Gemayel, The Ohio State University; Douglas Wolfe, The Ohio State University; Elizabeth Stasny, The Ohio State University

Session 94: Value-Added Models for Student Achievements
Organizer: Shawn Ni, University of Missouri-Columbia
Chair: James R. Chromy, RTI International

Test-Score Ceiling Effects and Value-Added Measures of School Quality - Cory R. Koedel, University of Missouri-Columbia; Julian R. Betts, University of California, San Diego
Keywords: Value-Added Modeling, Test-Score Ceiling Effects

Estimating Dynamic Panel Data Models with Measurement Errors - Shawn Ni, University of Missouri-Columbia; Michael Podgursky, University of Missouri-Columbia
Keywords: value-added, dynamic panel data, noisy data

The Sensitivity of Teacher Effect Estimates to Decision Rules for Establishing Student-Teacher Links - Matthew Springer, Peabody College of Vanderbilt University; Bing Han, RAND Corporation

Does a Teacher's Value Added Require Data To Be Missing at Random? - Daniel McCaffrey, RAND Corporation; J. R. Lockwood, RAND Corporation

Estimating Teacher Effects from Longitudinal Data Without Assuming Vertical Scaling - Louis T. Mariano, RAND Corporation; Daniel McCaffrey, RAND Corporation; J. R. Lockwood, RAND Corporation

Session 97: Statistical Disclosure Control
Chair: Brian J. Meekins, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Multiple Imputation Methods for Disclosure Limitation in Longitudinal Data - Di An, Merck & Co., Inc.; Roderick J. Little, The University of Michigan
Keywords: confidentiality, disclosure protection, longitudinal data, multiple imputation, survival analysis

Measuring Disclosure Risk for a Synthetic Data Set Created Using Multiple Methods - Jennifer C. Huckett, Iowa State University; Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University
Keywords: hot deck imputation, quantile regression, rank swapping, statistical disclosure limitation, synthetic data

Hybrid Logistic Regression and Random-Response Model in a Matched Pairs Study - Chien-Hua Wu, Chung-Yuan Christian University; Shu-Mei Wan; Mei-Chi Li

Translating Disclosure Risk of Geographic Units to Survey Respondents: A Hierarchical Assessment of Contextual Data - Kristine M. Witkowski, The University of Michigan

The Effect of Measurement Error and Under-Coverage Error on Disclosure Risk Assessments - Mandi Yu, The University of Michigan; Trivellore Raghunathan, The University of Michigan

Achieving Analytic Potential While Protecting Data Confidentiality - Fritz Scheuren, The University of Chicago; James Sears, U.S. Social Security Administration

A Unified Theory of Randomized Response Surveys of Binary Characteristics - Tapan K. Nayak, The George Washington University

Session 98: Nonresponse Bias Analysis
Chair: Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics

Nonresponse in the American Time Use Survey - Phawn Letourneau, U.S. Census Bureau; Andrew Zbikowski, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Survey, Nonresponse, Logistic Regression

Using a Large-Scale Field Study To Estimate Nonresponse and Noncoverage Biases in an RDD Survey - Wendy VanDeKerckhove, Westat, Inc.; Jill Montaquila, Westat, Inc.; J. Michael Brick, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: CATI, response rate, coverage

Sensitivity Analysis of Nonresponse Bias in the Current Population Survey - John Dixon, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: nonresponse, bias, survey

Proxy Pattern-Mixture Analysis for Survey Nonresponse - Rebecca Andridge, The University of Michigan; Roderick J. Little, The University of Michigan
Keywords: Bayesian methods, Missing data, Nonignorable nonresponse, Nonresponse bias analysis, Survey data

A Study of SES Bias and Nonresponse in a Large-Scale Household Survey - Orlaith Burke, University College Dublin; Patrick E. Murphy, University College Dublin; Richard Sinnott, University College Dublin

Session 107: Longitudinal Data Analysis I
Chair: Zhangsheng Yu, The Ohio State University

Canonical Correlation Analysis of Longitudinal Data - Dayanand N. Naik, Old Dominion University; Jayesh Srivastava, High Point Insurance
Keywords: Canonical correlation analysis, Kronecker prodcut, longitudinal data

Inverse Regression from Longitudinal Data - Geoffrey Jones, Massey University
Keywords: Calibration, Hierarchical model, Multilevel model, MCMC

State Space Representation of an Autoregressive Linear Mixed Effects Model for the Analysis of Longitudinal Data - Ikuko Funatogawa, Teikyo University School of Medicine; Takashi Funatogawa, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. LTD
Keywords: Autoregressive model, Equilibrium, Kalman filter, Linear Mixed Effects Model, Longitudinal data, State Space

Estimation of Disease Progression in Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis Using Muscle Electrical Properties - Catherine Stamoulis, Harvard School of Public Health; Rebecca Betensky, Harvard University; Seward Rutkove, Harvard Medical School

Comparison Between Analysis of Variance and Spectral Decomposition in the Mixed-Effects Models - Mixia Wu, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Kai Fun Yu, National Institutes of Health; Aiyi Liu, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Marginalized Transition Models for Longitudinal Count Data - Keunbaik Lee, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center; Michael Daniels, University of Florida; Yongsung Joo, University of Florida

Session 127: Census Coverage Measurement
Organizer: Richard A. Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: William R. Bell, U.S. Census Bureau

Using Continuous Variables as Modeling Covariates for Net Coverage Estimation - Vincent T. Mule, U.S. Census Bureau; Don Malec, U.S. Census Bureau; Jerry Maples, U.S. Census Bureau; Teresa Schellhamer, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Dual System Estimation

Direct Estimates as a Diagnostic for Dual System Estimators Based on Logistic Regression - Mary H. Mulry, U.S. Census Bureau; Bruce D. Spencer, Northwestern University; Tom Mule, U.S. Census Bureau; Nganha Nguyen, U.S. Census Bureau; Eric Schindler, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: census coverage error, Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Survey, 2010 Census Coverage Measurement Program

Assessing Synthetic Error via Markov Chain Monte Carlo Techniques - Andrew Keller, U.S. Census Bureau

Relaxing the Autonomous Independence Assumption for Census Coverage Measurement Dual System Estimates - Richard A. Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau

Demographic Analysis in 2008 and Beyond - Dean Judson, U.S. Census Bureau; J. Gregory Robinson, U.S. Census Bureau; Kirsten K. West, U.S. Census Bureau; Antonio Bruce, U.S. Census Bureau; Bashiruddin Ahmed, U.S. Census Bureau; Frederick W. Hollman, U.S. Census Bureau

Session 183: Collecting Spatial Data
Organizer: Werner G. Mueller, Johannes Kepler University
Chair: Patrick E. Murphy, University College Dublin

Spatial Multipurpose Designs - Werner G. Mueller, Johannes Kepler University

On the Effect of Collocation on the Quality of Multivariate Spatial Prediction - Dale Zimmerman, The University of Iowa

Sampling Strategies for Estimating the Spatial Mean of Temporal Trends - Dick Brus, Wageningen University and Research Centre, Alterra

Spatial Network Design To Detect Regional Trends in PM2.5 - Zhengyuan Zhu, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Spatial Sampling Design Using Support Vector Machines - Mikhail Kanevski, Institute of Geomatics and Analysis of Risk; Alexei Pozdnoukhov, Institute of Geomatics and Analysis of Risk

Session 186: Small-Area Estimates
Chair: Rachel M. Harter, National Opinion Research Center

The False Discovery Rate in ACS: Helping Users Understand Estimates for Small Domains - Robert E. Fay, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: American Community Survey, multiple testing, small area estimations, FDR

Spatial Modeling and Prediction of County-Level Employment Growth Data - Nadarajasundaram Ganesh, National Opinion Research Center
Keywords: empirical best linear unbiased predictor, Fay-Herriot model, increasing domain asymptotics, infill asymptotics, Small Area Estimation, Spatial Statistics

Hierarchical Model Selection Using a Benchmark Discrepancy - Lu Lu, Iowa State University; Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University
Keywords: generalized linear mixed models, Poisson-gamma model, Poisson-lognormal model, posterior predictive checks, small area estimation

Further Developments in a Hierarchical Bayes Approach to Small-Area Estimation of Health Insurance Coverage: State-Level Estimates for Demographic Groups - Steven Riesz, U.S. Census Bureau; Mark Bauder, U.S. Census Bureau; Donald M. Luery, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: uninsured, SCHIP, CDC, Fay-Herriot model, multivariate model, administrative records

Small-Area Estimation for Alcohol Drinking Among Teenagers - Hsing-Yi Chang, National Health Research Institutes; Yu-Wen Wen, National Health Research Institutes

The Connection Between Bayesian- and Resampling-Based Inference in Small-Area Models - Snigdhansu Chatterjee, The University of Minnesota

Session 187: Sampling Frames
Chair: Christopher H. Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Digital Imagery To Update the Measures of Size of Area Segments - Lee Harding, Westat, Inc.; Sylvia Dohrmann, Westat, Inc.; Lin Li, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Area sample, MOS, probability proportional to size sampling

Challenges and Methods in Creating Secondary Sampling Units for Area Probability Samples - Bryce Johnson, Westat, Inc.; Jill Montaquila, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Segment, automation, TIGER, invisible boundaries, contiguous, heterogeneity

Assessing the Filter Rules for Extracting Addresses from the Master Address File To Construct a Housing Unit Frame for Current Demographic Surveys - Joel Martin, U.S. Census Bureau; Clifford Loudermilk, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Sampling Frame, Filter, Surveys Master Address File

Evaluating the American Community Survey as a Potential Sampling Frame for the National Survey of College Graduates - John Finamore, U.S. Census Bureau; David Hall, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: ACS, NSCG, Sampling Frame, Effective Sample

Stratification and Allocation for the Estimation of a Complex Statistic with Auxiliary Data - Serge Godbout, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Stratification, Sample allocation, Taylor linearizations, Complex statistic

GeoFrame: A Technological Advancement in Field Enumeration - Joseph P. McMichael, RTI International; Leslie Athey, RTI International; Brian Evans, RTI International; Victoria Albright, RTI International

Success Using an Age-Targeted List Sample for the National Immunization Survey - Adult - Steven Pedlow, National Opinion Research Center; Hee-Choon Shin, National Opinion Research Center; Ashley Amaya, National Opinion Research Center; Gary L. Euler, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics

Session 188: Variations on Designs
Chair: Nicole Close, EmpiriStat, Inc.

The Exposure-Controlled Retrospective Study: Application to High-Incidence Diseases - Peng T. Liu, U.S. Food and Drug Administration
Keywords: Retrospective study, stratified sampling, sample size, efficiency of estimate, odds ratio

Sampling Issues in Biomarker Studies of Nevus Phenotypes - Jaya M. Satagopan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Assessing the Impact of Intervention - Shailendra N. Banerjee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Noncompliance-Corrected Effect of Randomized Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy on Incident Aids or Death Using Inverse Probability-of-Censoring Weights - Lauren E. Cain, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health; Stephen R. Cole, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

Semiparametric-Efficient Estimation for Multistage Case-Control Studies - Alastair J. Scott, University of Auckland; Alan J. Lee, University of Auckland; Chris J. Wild, University of Auckland

A Steady-State Effect of a Cancer Screening Intervention - Shih-Yuan Lee, The University of Michigan; Alexander Tsodikov, The University of Michigan

Estimation in Hidden Population Using Social Network - Yang Zhao, University of Regina

Session 192: Data Modeling
Chair: Eugene M. Burns, Energy Information Administration

SAIPE County Poverty Models Using Data from the American Community Survey - David Powers, U.S. Census Bureau; Wesley Basel, U.S. Census Bureau; Brett O'Hara, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: poverty, SAIPE, ACS, Fay-Herriot, Census, small area

Multivariate Analysis of Waiting and Treatment Time in Emergency Departments - Abera Wouhib, National Center for Health Statistics; Myron Katzoff, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Multivariate Analysis, Waiting time, Treatment time

Tracking Consumer Energy Price Change: An Overview of Federal Data Sources and Methodologies - Janice Lent, Energy Information Administration; Joseph Ayoub, Energy Information Administration
Keywords: price index, Fisher, Tornqvist

Model Utility in a Time Series with Interventions: A Case Study - Joy Oliver, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; William L. Seaver, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; David J. Woehr, The University of Tennessee, Knoxville; Brian K. Griepentrog, Fors Marsh Group

Estimating Valid Signatures on a Petition: Power To Choose Between W and A Goodman Type - Mark E. Eakin, The University of Texas at Arlington; Mary M. Whiteside, The University of Texas at Arlington

A Smoothing Approach to Data Masking - Yijie Zhou, Merck & Co., Inc.; Francesca Dominici, Johns Hopkins University; Thomas A. Louis, Johns Hopkins University

Session 193: Bayesian Methods for Missing Data
Chair: Anna Simoni, Toulouse School of Economics (GREMAQ)

Multiple imputation in multiple classification and multiple-membership structures - Recai M. Yucel, SUNY-Albany
Keywords: Multiple imputation, Bayesian inference, missing data, multiple membership, mixed-effects

Bayesian Analysis for the Difference of Two Poisson Rates with Data Subject to Under-Reporting - Brandi Greer, Baylor University; Dean Young, Baylor University; James Stamey, Baylor University

A Bayesian Cox-Regression Model with Informative Censoring - Niko Kaciroti, The University of Michigan

Effects of Missing and Censored Data for Nonlinear Models Involving ODEs - Sujit Ghosh, North Carolina State University; Haojun Ouyang, North Carolina State University

Bayesian Semiparametric Density Regression with Measurement Error - Ju-Hyun Park, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; David Dunson, Duke University

Bayesian Variable Selection for Large Data Sets with Missing Covariates - Jessica Z. Li, University of Florida; George Casella, University of Florida

Session 226: Statistics and Methodological Research in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Organizer: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chair: Steven R. Machlin, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Evaluation of Alternative Prediction Models To Oversample Low-Income Persons in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Lap-Ming Wun, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Keywords: logistic regression, predicted probability, accuracy, efficiency

Comparison of Imputation Adjustment Techniques on Variance Estimation in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Robert M. Baskin, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Marc W. Zodet, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality ; Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Keywords: Multiple imputation, variance estimation, Rao-Shao adjustment, survey data

Event Reporting in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Frederick C. Rohde, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Keywords: survey quality, response accuracy, panel survey, simulation

Sample Redesign and Conversion to a Windows-Based Survey Instrument: Impact on Part-Year Estimates from the 2007 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Frederick C. Rohde, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Steven R. Machlin, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Keywords: sample weighting, poststratification, design effects

Comparison of Direct, Mixed Model, and Bayesian Metropolitan Statistical Area Estimates for the Insurance Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Robert M. Baskin, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; John P. Sommers, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Keywords: complex sample, design bias, mean squared error

Session 229: Section on Survey Research Methods
Chair: David Binder, Statistics Canada

Variance Estimation for Statistics Canada's Small Household Surveys in the Context of the Household Survey Strategy - Sebastien Landry, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Variance estimation, Multi-phase surveys, Multi-frame surveys, Bootstrap, Household surveys

Implementing Resampling Methods for Design-Based Variance Estimation in Multilevel Models: Using HLM6 and SAS Together - Fritz Pierre, Statistics Canada; Abdelnasser Saïdi, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Multilevel modeling, Resampling methods, Design-based variance, SAS, HLM6

BRR versus Inclusion-Probability Formulas for Variances of Nonresponse Adjusted Survey Estimates - Eric V. Slud, U.S. Census Bureau; Yves Thibaudeau, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: balanced replication, misspecified model, bias, pseudo-randomization, superpopulation, inclusion probability

Application of Fay's Method for Variance Estimation in the National Compensation Survey Benefits Products - Jonathan J. Lisic, Bureau of Labor Statistics ; Lola Ojo, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Replication, Multi-stage sampling, Variances

The Method of Laplace and BRR: A Hybrid Variance Estimation Method in Surveys - Yves Thibaudeau, U.S. Census Bureau; Eric V. Slud, U.S. Census Bureau

Bootstrap Variance Estimation for Predicted Individual and Population-Average Risks - Milorad Kovacevic, Statistics Canada; Georgia Roberts, Statistics Canada; Lenka Mach, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Logistic model, prediction models, standard error, validation sample, survey bootstrap, design-based variance

Performance of Bootstrap Variance Estimation for a Dual Frame Household Survey: Evidence from the German Panel Survey - Hans Kiesl, Institute for Employment Research

Session 256: Beyond Design: Reaching Out with NHANES Data
Organizer: Sylvia Dohrmann, Westat, Inc.
Chair: Jennifer Madans, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

When Good Weights Seem Bad: Nuances of Sample Weights in the NHANES - Lester R. Curtin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Sylvia Dohrmann, Westat, Inc.

Producing Local Area Estimates for NHANES - Leyla Mohadjer, Westat, Inc.; Robert E. Fay, Westat, Inc.; Lester R. Curtin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Challenges and Consequences from Combining National Health Surveys with Air Monitoring Data - Jennifer D. Parker, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Lester R. Curtin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Nataliya Kravets, NOVA Research

Comparing Methods for Left-Censored Data Using Two-Parameter Lognormal and Johnson's SB Distributions: The Case of Environmental Data from NHANES - Philip Villanueva, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Session 262: Joint Student Paper Competition Presentations
Organizer: Jana Asher, Carnegie Mellon
Chair: Dean Resnick, U.S. Census Bureau

Local Post-Stratification and Diagnostics in Dual System Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation for U.S. Census - Cheng Yong Tang, Iowa State University; Song Xi Chen, Iowa State

The Prior Selection and Approximations in a Hierarchical Bayes Approach: An Application to the Small-Area Income and Poverty Estimation - Santanu Pramanik, University of Maryland, College Park

Bayesian Penalized Spline Model-Based Estimation for Finite Population Proportion in Unequal Probability Sampling - Qixuan Chen, The University of Michigan; Michael R. Elliott, The University of Michigan; Roderick J. Little, The University of Michigan

Model Selection with Partially Synthetic Data - Satkartar Kinney, National Institute of Statistical Sciences; Jerome Reiter, Duke University; James Berger, Duke University/SAMSI

Calculating Cell Bounds in Contingency Tables Based on Conditional Frequencies - Byran J. Smucker, The Pennsylvania State University; Aleksandra B. Slavkovic, The Pennsylvania State University

Session 264: Problems with RDD Surveys
Chair: Jeri M. Mulrow, National Science Foundation

Statistical Challenges Facing Cell Phone Surveys - Michael P. Battaglia, Abt Associates, Inc.; Martin R. Frankel, Baruch College and Abt Associates Inc.; Ali H. Mokdad, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Keywords: Random-digit-dialing, landline telephone, cell-only househould, coverage bias

Adjustment for Noncoverage of Nonlandline Telephone Households in an RDD Survey - Sadeq R. Chowdhury, National Opinion Research Center; Robert Montgomery, National Opinion Research Center; Philip J. Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Keywords: interruption in telephone service, noncoverage adjustment, nontelephone households, poststratification, RDD survey

Cell Phone--Only Household in a National Mail Survey: Who Are They? - Daifeng Han, Westat, Inc.; David Cantor, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Mail survey, USPS delivery sequence file, cell phone-only population

RDD Telephone Surveys: Reducing Bias and Increasing Operational Efficiency - David Ferraro, Westat, Inc.; Tom Krenzke, Westat, Inc.; Jill Montaquila, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: RDD, coverage, nonresponse

Comparison of the Wireless-Only and Landline Populations in a Small Pilot Immunization Study - Martin Barron, National Opinion Research Center; Kirk Wolter, National Opinion Research Center; Cindy Howes, National Opinion Research Center; Karen Wooten, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases; Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Cell Phone Survey, Wireless-Only, National Immunization Survey

Where Have All the Smokers Gone? A Simple Strategy for Targeting Rare Subgroups for RDD Studies - Mansour Fahimi, Marketing Systems Group; Douglas Currivan, RTI International; Jeniffer I. Perez, RTI International; Matthew Farrelly, RTI International
Keywords: RDD, CART, Oversampling, Design Effect

Responsive Design for Random Digit Dial Surveys Using Auxiliary Survey Process Data and Contextual Data - Sunghee Lee, University of California, Los Angeles; Tom Belin, University of California, Los Angeles; Christopher Pankonin, University of California, Los Angeles; J. Michael Brick, Westat, Inc.; Jennifer Edgar, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Session 265: Imputation for Item Nonresponse
Chair: Jill Montaquila, Westat, Inc.

Imputation of Missing Data for the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Survey - Lin Li, Westat, Inc.; Annie Lo, Westat, Inc.; Greg Norman, Westat, Inc.; Hyunshik Lee, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Wave missing and imputation, bias due to imputation, variance estimation for imputed data

A Study of Imputation Alternatives for the Quarterly Financial Report - Melvin J. McCullough, U.S. Census Bureau; Donald M. Luery, U.S. Census Bureau; Terry L. Pennington, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: imputation, bias, standard error

Extension of Fractional Imputation to General Missingness Patterns using Maximum Likelihood - Minhui Paik, Iowa State University
Keywords: EM algorithm, Missing data, Multivariate normal, Replicate variance estimation, Superpopulation model

Study of Item Nonresponse for a Sample of Questionnaires for the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey (CFS) - Hossain Eftekhari-Sanjani, U.S. Department of Transportation; Ronald Duych, U.S. Department of Transportation; Joy Sharp, U.S. Department of Transportation; Michael Margreta, U.S. Department of Transportation
Keywords: Item Nonresponse, Commodity Flow Survey, Transportation, Establishment Survey, Data Quality

Data-Driven Post Modeling Sensitivity Analysis To Detect Missing Data Mechanism - Mortaza Jamshidian, California State University, Fullerton

The Fraction of Missing Information as a Tool for Monitoring the Quality of Survey Data - James Wagner, The University of Michigan

Session 266: Missing Data Methods
Chair: Guanghui Wei, The University of Michigan

Using an Informative Missing Data Model To Predict the Ability To Assess Recovery of Balance Control After Spaceflight - Alan H. Feiveson, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Scott Wood, Universities Space Research Association; William H. Paloski, National Aeronautics and Space Administration; Varsha Jain, Imperial College, London
Keywords: beta distribution, missing data, logistic regression, roc area

Pattern Mixture Models Incorporating Reasons for Dropout - Sachiko Miyahara, University of Pittsburgh; Meredith Lotz, University of Pittsburgh; Gong Tang, University of Pittsburgh
Keywords: missing data, pattern mixture model, reasons for dropout

Assessing Bias Associated with Missing Data from Joint Canada/U.S. Survey of Health: An Application - Sunita Ghosh, Alberta Cancer Board; Punam Pahwa, University of Saskatchewan
Keywords: Multiple imputation, complex survey data, JCUSH, available data, missing bias

A Unified Capture-Recapture Model - Matthew Schofield, Columbia University; Richard Barker, University of Otago

Modeling of Longitudinal Biomarker Data with Dropout and Death Using a Weighted Pseudo--Maximum Likelihood Method - M. Abdus Sattar, University of Pittsburgh; Lisa Weissfeld, University of Pittsburgh; Gina D'Angelo, Washington University School of Medicine

Respondent-Driven Sampling in an HIV at-Risk Population: The Analogy with Markov Chain Monte Carlo - Robert E. Weiss, University of California, Los Angeles; Jason Wang, University of California, Los Angeles; Pamina Gorbach, BERG; Steve Shoptaw, University of California, Los Angeles

Session 300: Approaches to Protecting Privacy and Confidentiality in Data
Organizer: Julia Lane, National Science Foundation
Chair: Julia Lane, National Science Foundation

Providing Access to Business Microdata: The International Experience - Providing Access to Business Microdata: The International Experience

Defining Business Data Needs - Nicholas Greenia, Internal Revenue Service

Providing Remote Access to Business Micro Data: Lessons Learned - Timothy M. Mulcahy, National Opinion Research Center; Pascal Heus, Open Data Foundation; Chet Bowie, National Opinion Research Center

Microdata Access - Felix Ritchie, The Office for National Statistics, UK

Session 313: Improving Survey Quality: Mode Effects, Coverage, and Forms
Chair: John W. Rogers, Westat, Inc.

An Analysis of Mode Effects in Three Mixed-Mode Surveys of Veteran and Military Populations - Boris Rachev, ICF International; Michael Yang, ICF International; Diana Davis, ICF International; Ronald Szoc, ICF International
Keywords: mixed-mode, mode effects, web survey, mail survey, response rate

Using Multiple Data Sources To Identify Types and Sources of Coverage Errors on an American Indian Reservation - Laurie Schwede, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: 2006 Census Test, Coverage Measurement, Coverage Error, Methodology, Cheyenne River Sioux Indian Reservation

Using Administrative Records to Improve Within Household Coverage in the 2008 Census Dress Rehearsal - Timothy L. Kennel, U.S. Census Bureau; Dean Resnick, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Coverage Follow-up (CFU), Census, Statistical Administrative Records System (StARS), Undercoverage, Combining Data, Logistic Regression

Bilingual Census Questionnaire Design Test - Kelly Govern, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Bilingual, Census, Spanish, Response, Item Nonresponse

Calendarization of the Goods and Services Tax Data: Issues and Solutions - Martin Beaulieu, Statistics Canada; Benoit Quenneville, Statistics Canada
Keywords: calendarization, interpolation, indicator series, administrative data

Examining Mode Differences in the Health Information National Trends Survey - Jeffrey Kerwin, Westat, Inc.; David Cantor, Westat, Inc.

Impact of New Income Questions on Reported Income in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) - Jeremy Aldworth, RTI International; Dicy Painter, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration; Tania Robbins, RTI International; David Heller, RTI International

Session 314: Inference from Longitudinal Surveys and Double Sampling
Chair: Wendy Rotz, Ernst & Young LLP

Matching Surveys in Longitudinal Studies - Matching Surveys in Longitudinal Studies
Keywords: Longitudinal, tobacco, alcohol

Exploration of the Use of Empirical Bayes Procedures for Estimating Changes in Occupancy Rate and Persons per Household - Lynn Weidman, U.S. Census Bureau; Don Malec, U.S. Census Bureau

Using the SIMEX Method To Estimate Temporal Change for a High-Scoring Group - Andrea R. Piesse, Westat, Inc.; Randy Sitter, Simon Fraser University; X. C. Feng, Simon Fraser University
Keywords: Measurement error, regression towards the mean, SIMEX method

Efficient Calibration for Some Variants of Double Sampling - Takis Merkouris, Athens University of Economics and Business
Keywords: Two-phase sampling, nested double sampling, non-nested double sampling, generalized regression estimator, calibration, composite estimator

Efficiency Comparison for Constrained Generalized Least Squares Estimators in a Panel Survey - Jason C. Legg, Iowa State University; Cindy Yu, Iowa State University

Analysis of an Outcome-Dependent Enriched Sample Using Semiparametric Likelihood Method - Qing Kang, North Dakota State University; Christopher I. Vahl, North Dakota State University

Session 344: Using Innovative Sample Design Approaches, Contact Methodologies, and User Input To Reduce Coverage Bias in Surveying Hard-to-Locate Populations
Organizer: Steve Cohen, National Science Foundation
Chair: Steve Cohen, National Science Foundation

Frame Improvements for the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey - Ruth E. Detlefsen, U.S. Census Bureau; Yukiko T. Ellis, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Frame, Commodity Flow

Getting an Establishment Survey to the Right Person Within the Organization - Jeri M. Mulrow, National Science Foundation; Ray Wolfe, National Science Foundation; Brandon Shackelford, Twin Ravens Consulting
Keywords: questionnaire design, establishment survey, multiple respondents

Developing a Sampling Frame for Postdoctoral Researchers - Emilda B. Rivers, National Science Foundation

Assessment of Lists for Building a Sample Frame of Academic Postdoc Employers - Tina Mainieri, Survey Sciences Group LLC; Eduardo Galvan, Survey Sciences Group LLC; David Roe, Survey Sciences Group LLC; Emilda B. Rivers, National Science Foundation

Session 353: Recent Developments in Transportation Statistics
Organizer: Promod Chandhok, U.S. Department of Transportation
Chair: Michael P. Cohen, Statistical Consultant

Estimating Nonresponse Bias in the Omnibus Household Survey - Promod Chandhok, U.S. Department of Transportation
Keywords: travel surveys, call history, nonresponse error

Variations in Effect Estimation Techniques To Assess Graduated Driver - David M. Neyens, The University of Iowa; Birsen Donmez, Massachusetts Institute of Technology; Linda Boyle, The University of Iowa

Quasi-Likelihood Generalized Linear Regression Analysis of Fatality Risk Data - C. Craig Morris, Bureau of Transportation Statistics/RITA/USDOT

Safety Analyses of Signalized Intersections Using Bayesian Hierarchical Spatial Models - Feng Guo, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Xuesong Wang, University of Central Florida; Mohamed Abdel-Aty, University of Centraol Florida

Analyzing Time Delay of Highway Construction Transportation Contracts: An Exploratory Study - Abhishek Bhargava, Purdue University; Panagiotis Anastasopoulos, Purdue University; Fred Mannering, Purdue University; Kumares C. Sinha, Purdue University; Samuel Labi, Purdue University

Session 354: Variance Estimation
Chair: Ismael Flores Cervantes, Westat, Inc.

Single Phase Variance Estimation Approach to Two-Phase Designs - Avinash C. Singh, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Conditionally Unbiased and Conditionally Independent Cluster Total Estimates, Two Phase Variance Estimation, With Replacement PSU Assumption

Some Notes on Cell Collapsing and Its Effect on Replicate Variance Estimates with the Delete-a-Group Jackknife Variance Estimator - Katherine J. Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau; Samson Adeshiyan, U.S. Census Bureau

Variance Estimation for an Estimator of Between-Year Change in Totals from Two Stratified Bernoulli Samples - Kimberly A. Henry, Internal Revenue Service; Valerie L. Testa, Internal Revenue Service; Richard Valliant, The University of Michigan
Keywords: Horvitz-Thompson estimator, poststratification, survey sampling

Analyzing Generalized Variances for the American Community Survey 2005 Public Use Microdata Sample - Sirius C. Fuller, U.S. Census Bureau; Anthony G. Tersine, Jr., U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Generalized Variance Formula, Replicate Weights, Public Use Microdata Sample, PUMS

An Alternative to the Logit-Wald Method for Inference with Models for Proportions - Avinash C. Singh, Statistics Canada; Claude Nadeau, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Estimating Functions, Confidence intervals, Variance Estimation, Survey data

Estimating Observation Outlyingness Using Statistical Distances in National Resources Inventory - Jianqiang Wang, Iowa State University; Jean Opsomer, Colorado State University

Session 355: Weighting in Longitudinal and Multilevel Surveys
Chair: Mandi Yu, The University of Michigan

A Simulation Study of Post-Adjustment Bootstrapping of Final Weights in the General Social Survey - Michael Wendt, Statistics Canada; David Paton, Statistics Canada
Keywords: survey weights, bootstrap weights, estimation in complex surveys

Minimizing Conditional Global MSE for Health Estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for U.S. Counties Contiguous to the United States-Mexico Border - Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Machell Town, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Jay J. Kim, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: unbiased estimation, root mean squared error, poststratification

Results from the 2006 Canadian Census Weighting Process - Wesley Benjamin, Statistics Canada; Darryl Janes, Statistics Canada
Keywords: census, household weights, sampling bias, discrepancies, calibration, regression estimation

Weighting Class versus Propensity Model Approaches to Nonresponse Adjustment: The SDR Experience - Michael Yang, ICF International; Yongyi Wang, National Opinion Research Center
Keywords: Weighting class adjustment, propensity model adjustment, design effect

Multilevel Analysis with Informative Weights - Frank Jenkins, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Sampling weights, multilevel, longitudinal

Weighting Methods in School-Based Surveys - Ronaldo Iachan, Macro International; Pedro J. Saavedra, Macro International; James Ross, Macro International
Keywords: Weighting, Post-stratification, School surveys

Response Patterns Among New Businesses - Zhanyun Zhao, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Frank Potter, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Yuhong Zheng, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Session 381: Paradata, Data Quality, and the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS)
Organizer: James M. Dahlhamer, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics

The 2006 National Health Interview Survey Paradata File: Overview and Applications - Beth Taylor, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Paradata, cooperation, contact attempt, mode, partial

Analyzing Field Notes Systematically To Better Understand Respondent Participation - Barbara Stussman, National Center for Health Statistics; Catherine Simile, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: paradata, textual data, qualitative analysis

An Exploration into the Use of Paradata for Nonresponse Adjustment in a Health Survey - Aaron Maitland, National Center for Health Statistics; Carolina Casas-Cordero, University of Maryland, College Park; Frauke Kreuter, University of Maryland, College Park
Keywords: nonresponse, paradata, call record

Do You Really Mean What You Say? Doorstep Concerns and Data Quality in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - James M. Dahlhamer, National Center for Health Statistics; Catherine Simile, National Center for Health Statistics; Beth Taylor, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Paradata, data quality, doorstep concerns

Session 386: Recent Development of Bayesian Methods for Missing Data
Organizer: Ming-Hui Chen, University of Connecticut
Chair: Olga Goloubeva, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center

Diagnostic Measures for Generalized Linear Models with Missing Covariates - Hongtu Zhu, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Joseph G. Ibrahim, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; Xiaoyan Shi, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

An Exact Noniterative Sampling Procedure for Discrete Missing Data Problems - Guo-Liang Tian, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center; Kai Wang Ng, The University of Hong Kong; Ming T. Tan, University of Maryland Greenebaum Cancer Center

Bayesian Variable Selection for Modeling Repeated Binary Responses and Time-Dependent Missing Covariates - Fang Yu, University of Nebraska; Ming-Hui Chen, University of Connecticut; Lan Huang, National Cancer Institute; Gregory J. Anderson, University of Connecticut

A Joint Modeling Approach to Repeated Measures of Mixed Data Types - W. John Boscardin, University of California, Los Angeles; Xiao Zhang, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; Tom Belin, University of California, Los Angeles

Bayesian Structural Equations Models for Longitudinal Surveys Data with Missing Responses and Covariates - Ming-Hui Chen, University of Connecticut; Sonali Das, The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research; Sung Duk Kim, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Nicholas Warren, University of Connecticut Health Center

Session 389: Counting the Dead in Iraq
Organizer: David Kane, Harvard University
Chair: Jana Asher, Carnegie Mellon

Assessing Mortality in Conflicts: A Comparison of Surveys from Iraq, Darfur and the Democratic Republic of Congo - Debarati Guha-Sapir, University of Louvain; Olivier Degomme, University of Louvain
Keywords: Iraq, mortality, civil conflict, Darfur, Democratic Republic of Congo

Iraq Data on Mortality: What Can We Believe? - Safaa R. Amer, National Opinion Research Center

Nonviolence-Related Mortality in Iraq: Evidence from Iraq Family Health Survey (IFHS) - Mohamed M. Ali, WHO-MHI

Ethical and Data-Integrity Problems in the Second Lancet Survey of Mortality in Iraq - Michael Spagat, Royal Holloway, University of London

Session 393: Which Way To Weight? Bias vs. Variance
Chair: Hyunshik Lee, Westat, Inc.

Weight Development for Outliers in a Panel Sample - Yan K. Liu, Statistics of Income, IRS; Fritz Scheuren, The University of Chicago; Victoria Bryant, Statistics of Income, IRS
Keywords: Cross-sectional weight, Longitudinal weight, Panel sample, Poststratification, Stratified sample

Alternative Methods To Adjust for Nonresponse in the American Community Survey (ACS) - Robyn Sirkis, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: American Community Survey, Weighting, Estimation, Non-Response, Propensity Scores

Evaluating Use of Alternative Population Controls for American Community Survey Weighting Methodology - Mark E. Asiala, U.S. Census Bureau; Michael Beaghen, U.S. Census Bureau; Keith Albright, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: population estimates, variance coverage

Weight Smoothing Models in Clustered or Cross-Classed Sample Designs - Shelby (Xiaobi) Huang, The University of Michigan; Marc N. Elliott, RAND Corporation

Analyzing Weighting Methods in the Federal Human Capital Survey - Taylor H. Lewis, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Katie Joseph, U.S. Office of Personnel Management; Eulus Moore, U.S. Office of Personnel Management

Session 433: U.S. Census Bureau: Census 2010
Organizer: James Farber, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Joel Martin, U.S. Census Bureau

An Overview of Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) in Multistage Samples for Demographic Surveys - Padraic Murphy, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Sample Design, Stratified Sampling, History of Surveys, Multistage Sampling

Using a MAF-Based Frame for Demographic Household Surveys - Xijian Liu, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Mater Address File, survey frame, coverage

An Overview of the 2010 Redesign Program at the U.S. Census Bureau - Ruth A. Killion, U.S. Census Bureau; James Farber, U.S. Census Bureau; Padraic Murphy, U.S. Census Bureau

Innovations in Survey Redesign at the U.S. Census Bureau - James Farber, U.S. Census Bureau; Padraic Murphy, U.S. Census Bureau

Session 437: Mode Effects
Organizer: Maxine Denniston, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chair: White, National Center for Education Statistics

Mode Effects on In-Person and Internet Surveys: A Comparison of the General Social Survey and Knowledge Networks Surveys - Tom W. Smith, National Opinion Research Center; J. Michael Dennis, Knowledge Networks
Keywords: mode, survey research

2006 Canadian Census Internet Mode Effect Study - Chantal Grondin, Statistics Canada; Limei Sun, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Mode effect, Propensity score, Internet collection, Census

Comparing Estimates and Data Quality from the School Health Policies and Programs Study (SHPPS) 2006 for Mail and Telephone Data Collection: District-Level Questionnaires - Maxine Denniston, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Nancy Brener, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Assessing Mode Bias in a Mixed Mode Reproductive Health Survey - Holly B. Shulman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Nedra Whitehead, Research Triangle Institute

Evaluating Frames and Modes of Contact in a Study of Individuals with Disabilities - Virginia M. Lesser, Oregon State University; Lydia Newton, Survey Research Center; Danny Yang, Survey Research Center

Session 439: Adjusting for and Minimizing Unit Nonresponse
Chair: John Finamore, U.S. Census Bureau

Update on Use of Administrative Data To Explore Effect of Establishment Nonresponse Adjustment on the National Compensation Survey Estimates - Chester H. Ponikowski, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Erin McNulty, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Jackson Crockett, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Unit non-response, bias, weighting cells

Empirical Evaluation of Raking Ratio Adjustments for Nonresponse - Ismael Flores Cervantes, Westat, Inc.; J. Michael Brick, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Raking, nonresponse adjustment, weighting

The Bitter End? The Close of the 2007 SCF Field Period - Arthur B. Kennickell, Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Keywords: Survey of Consumer Finances, nonresponse, response bias, response rates, late cases, field work

Identifying, Collecting, and Using Auxiliary Variables To Adjust for Nonresponse Bias in Organizational Surveys - Ashley Bowers, The University of Michigan

Incorporating Multiple Reasons for Attrition into Analysis of Longitudinal Data - Irina Bondarenko, The University of Michigan; Trivellore Raghunathan, The University of Michigan

Subjective and Objective Numeracy and Disclosure Risk in Surveys - Mick P. Couper, The University of Michigan; Eleanor Singer, The University of Michigan

Session 440: Improved Sample Designs
Chair: Frank Potter, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Overview of the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses Sample Design and Estimation Methodology - Philip N. Selby, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Terry M. Burdette, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Erin Huband, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: stratified sample, target estimation industry

Evaluating the Within-Household Selection Procedures for in-Person U.S. Adult Literacy Surveys - Tom Krenzke, Westat, Inc.; Leyla Mohadjer, Westat, Inc.; Lin Li, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Intracluster correlation, design effects, multi-stage sampling

Developing Statistical 'Twins' Methodology for Selecting Sites for Qualitative Case Studies - Zhiwei Zhang, National Opinion Research Center; Fritz Scheuren, The University of Chicago
Keywords: survey methodology, site selection, case study, similarity, dissimilarity, distance matrix, Ksih, statistical twins

Optimized Whole-Sample Procedures vs. Traditional Draw-by-Draw Procedures - Sun-Woong Kim, Dongguk University; Steven G. Heeringa, Institute for Social Research; Sung-Joon Hong, Dongguk University; Peter S. Solenberger, Institute for Social Research
Keywords: average variance, pi PS sampling, regression superpopulation model, optimization problem

Intraclass Correlation Patterns of Cognitive and Behavioral Measures of Illicit Drug Use Within Six Major Metropolitan Areas - Zhiwei Zhang, National Opinion Research Center; Michael P. Cohen, Statistical Consultant; Douglas Wright, National Opinion Research Center
Keywords: Intra-class correlation, drug use, NHSDA, NSDUH, cost, prevention, intervention

Drawing a Sample from a Given Distribution - Andrew Vogt, Georgetown University; Dhirendra N. Ghosh, Synectics for Management Decisions Inc.
Keywords: Rejective sampling, inversive sampling, Lahiri's method, cdf, simulation

Sample Design and Sample Selection for Adult Multivitamin Mineral Study - Charles Perry, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Joanne Holden, U.S. Department of Agriculture; Janet Roseland , U.S. Department of Agriculture

Session 441: Measurement Error and Control of Bias
Chair: Nandita Mitra, University of Pennsylvania

Assessing the Impact of Measurement Error in Modeling Change: A Sensitivity Analysis Approach - David Yanez, University of Washington; Thomas Lumley, University of Washington; Chengcheng Hu, Harvard University; Mose Andre, University of Washington
Keywords: Linear regression, Method of moments, Sensitivity analysis, Errors in variables, Measurement reliability, Measurement error variance

Misclassification Adjustment in Threshold Models for the Effects of Subject-Specific Exposure Means and Variances - Chengxing Lu, Emory University; Robert H. Lyles, Emory University

Monitoring Quality Control: Can We Get Better Data? - Ofer Harel, University of Connecticut; Enrique F. Schisterman, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Albert Vexler, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development; Marcus Ruopp, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

Measurement Error Adjusted Effects of A-Bomb Radiation Dose on Cancer Risk - Carmen D. Tekwe, University at Buffalo; Randolph L. Carter, University at Buffalo; Austin Miller, University at Buffalo; Harry Cullings, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; John Cologne, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; Yoichiro Kusunoki, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; Kazuo Neriishi, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; Sachiyo Funamoto, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; Norman P. Ross, Radiation Effects Research Foundation

Modeling Biases in Observational Data Using Bayesian Graphical Models To Combine Multiple Data Sources: Application to Low Birth-Weight and Water Disinfection Byproducts - NuooTing Molitor, Imperial College, London; Chris Jackson, MRC Biostatistics Unit; Nicky Best, Imperial College, London; Sylvia Richardson, Imperial College, London

Bounds on ACE and Unmeasured Confounding Bias in Observational Studies - Tao Liu, Brown University; Joseph Hogan, Brown University; Allison DeLong, Brown University

Statistical Methods for Biodosimetry in the Presence of Both Classical and Berkson Measurement Error - Austin Miller, University at Buffalo; Randolph L. Carter, University at Buffalo; Harry Cullings, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; John Cologne, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; Norman P. Ross, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; Kazuo Neriishi, Radiation Effects Research Foundation; Carmen D. Tekwe, University at Buffalo

Session 450: Longitudinal, Clustered, and Correlated Data Analysis
Chair: Igor Melnykov, Colorado State University, Pueblo

Measuring Impact of Nonignorability in Longitudinal Data with Nonmonotone Nonresponse - Hui Xie, University of Illinois at Chicago; Yi Qian, Northwestern University

A Two-Stage Approach to Survival Analysis with Time-Dependent Covariates from a Time-Varying Means Model: Application of Time to Initiation of Therapy in HIV-Infected Women vs. Men - Amanda A. Allshouse, Health Sciences Center University of Colorado Denver ; Samantha MaWhinney, Health Sciences Center University of Colorado Denver ; William Feser, Health Sciences Center University of Colorado Denver ; Amie Meditz, Health Sciences Center University of Colorado Denver; Martin Markowitz, Rockefeller University; Susan Little, University of California, San Diego; Frederick Hecht, University of California, San Francisco; Eric Daar, Harbor UCLA Medical Center; Ann Collier, University of Washington; Joseph Margolick, Johns Hopkins University; Michael Kilby, The University of Alabama; Jean-Pierre Routy, McGill University Health Center; Brian Conway, The University of British Columbia; John Kaldor, National Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research; Jay Levy, University of California, San Francisco; Robert Schooley, University of California, San Diego; D. A. Cooper, National Centre for HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research; Bruce Walker, Partners AIDS Research Center; Douglas Richman, University of California, San Diego; Elizabeth Connick, Health Sciences Center University of Colorado Denver

Weighting Method for Binary Longitudinal Data with Incomplete Covariates and Outcomes Incorporating Auxiliary Information - Kennedy N. Otwombe, University of the Witwatersrand; Jacky Galpin, University of the Witwatersrand

Variance Estimation for Correlated Data - Eugenio Andraca-Carrera, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Session 466: Nonresponse Bias and Callbacks in Household and Establishment Surveys
Organizer: John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Brian Harris-Kojetin, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Nonresponse Bias Analysis Using Critical Item-Only Respondents for the National Survey of Recent College Graduates - Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Xiaojing Lin, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Kelly Kang, National Science Foundation
Keywords: Data collection protocol, Response rate, Regular respondent, Weighting adjustment

Properties of Callback Procedures Under Moderate Deviations from Specified Models - Randall Powers, Bureau of Labor Statistics; John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Incomplete data, Logistic regression, Nonresponse adjustment, Simulation study

Models for Callback Procedures and Mode Effects in Household and Establishment Surveys - John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Efficiency and Bias in Differential Contact Strategies - Stephanie Eckman, National Opinion Research Center/JPSM; Colm O'Muircheartaigh, The University of Chicago

Session 468: Approaches to Maintaining Confidentiality and Privacy in Surveys
Organizer: Jonaki Bose, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
Chair: Jonaki Bose, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Producing Partially Synthetic Data to Avoid Disclosure - Sam Hawala, U.S. Census Bureau

Truncated Triangular Distribution for Multiplicative Noise and Domain Estimation - Jay J. Kim, National Center for Health Statistics; Dong M. Jeong, Korea National Statistical Office
Keywords: Masking, confidentiality, truncation, noise generation

Disclosure Risk Assessment for Queriable Web-Based Reporting Systems in a Public Health Context - Kevin J. Konty, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Controlling Disclosure Risk in Synthetic Public Use Microdata: The Longitudinal Business Database - Arnold Reznek, U.S. Census Bureau; John Abowd, Cornell Univeresity; Saki Kinney, Duke University; Jerome Reiter, Duke University; Javier Miranda, U.S. Census Bureau

Selective Rounding: A Better Alternative to Conventional Rounding of Tabular Data - Ramesh A. Dandekar, Energy Information Administration

Session 474: Measurement Error Models and Matrix Sampling
Chair: Abera Wouhib, National Center for Health Statistics

Evaluation of Error Components in a Simulation-Based Evaluation of a Survey Procedure - Moon J. Cho, Bureau of Labor Statistics; John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Approximation error, bootstrap, independence assumption, sensitivity analysis, U.S. International Price Program, variance estimator

Relating Self-report and Accelerometer Physical Activity with Application to NHANES 2003-2004 - Nicholas Beyler, Iowa State University; Sarah Nusser, Iowa State University; Gregory Welk, Iowa State University
Keywords: Physical Activity, NHANES, Measurement Error

Adaptive Matrix Sampling for the Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey - Jeffrey M. Gonzalez, Bureau of Labor Statistics; John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Adaptive Design, Burden reduction, Multiple imputation, Sample survey, Two-phase sampling, Variance estimation

A Protocol Calibration Experiment in a Longitudinal Survey with Errors-in-Variables - Cindy Yu, Iowa State University; Jason C. Legg, Iowa State University

An Application of Matrix Sampling and Multiple Imputation: The Decisions Survey - Mick P. Couper, The University of Michigan; Trivellore Raghunathan, The University of Michigan; John Van Hoewyk, The University of Michigan; Sonja Ziniel, The University of Michigan

Multiple Imputation for Latent Variables in Classical Test Theory for Cluster Sample - Tiandong Li, Westat, Inc.; Robert Mislevy, University of Maryland, College Park

Imputing Responses to Nonexistent Questions - Peter Frechtel, RTI International

Session 506: Surveys and Administrative Records: Data Comparison and Quality
Organizer: Polly Phipps, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Rochelle W. Martinez, Office of Management and Budget

Medicaid Enrollment: The Relationships between Survey Design, Enrollee Characteristics, and False-Negative Reporting - Victoria Lynch, U.S. Census Bureau
Keywords: Medicaid undercount, administrative records, CPS, NHIS, misreport, false-negative reporting

Reconciling Employment Differences Between Administrative and Survey Data - Applebaum Margaret, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Kristin Fairman, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Jeffrey Groen, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Polly Phipps, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: measurement error, survey and administrative data, employment, response analysis survey

Comparison of Business Revenues from Two Administrative Files - Guylaine Dubreuil, Statistics Canada; François Brisebois, Statistics Canada; Patrice Martineau, Statistics Canada; Julie Girard, Statistics Canada; Caroline Rondeau, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Administrative data, comparison of variables, influential data, regression, survey replacement

Reconciling Differences in Income Estimates Derived from Survey and Tax Return Data - Kevin Moore, Federal Reserve Board of Governors; Barry Johnson, Statistics of Income, IRS
Keywords: Survey, Administrative Data, Non-response bias, Non-sampling Error

Session 510: Model-Based Estimation
Chair: Ying Yuan, The University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

Inference in Sampling Problems Using Regression Models Imposed by Randomization in the Sample Design - Called Pre-Sampling - Steve Woodruff, Specified Designs
Keywords: Probability Sampling, Regression Models, BLUE, Combined Ratio Estimator

The Two Sample Problem - Alan H. Dorfman, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Missing Information Principle, Post-stratification, Pseudo-likelihood

Improved Ratio Estimators in Adaptive Cluster Sampling - Feng Min Lin, National Cheng Kung University; Tzu Ching Chiang, National Cheng Kung University
Keywords: Auxiliary Variable, Ration Estimator, Adaptive Cluster Sampling, Rao-Blackwell Theorem

Robust Predictions Based on Model-Based Approaches - Bing Han, RAND Corporation

Session 511: Analytic Methods with Noncontinuous Outcomes
Chair: Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Using Regression Discontinuity Design for Program Evaluation - Hyunshik Lee, Westat, Inc.; Tom Munk, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Effect size, power, sample size, random control trial, relative efficiency

Charactering the Propensity To Volunteer in America - Shelton Jones, RTI International; David Weitzenkamp, RTI International; Kathleen Jordan, RTI International; Jeniffer Iriondo-Perez, RTI International; John Foster-Bey, Corporation for National and Community Service; Annette Green, RTI International

Estimating the Distribution Function Using Ranked Set Samples with Imperfect Ranking - Satrajit Roychoudhury, Schering-Plough Research Institute; Kaushik Ghosh, University of Nevada, Las Vegas

B-Splines and Bootstrapping for Piecewise Logistic Regression in Complex Samples - Scott W. Keith, The University of Alabama at Birmingham; David B. Allison, The University of Alabama at Birmingham

Session 518: Improving the Quality of Survey Data
Chair: David Chapman, FDIC

Assessing the Effect of Calibration on Nonresponse Bias in the 2005 Agricultural Resource Management Survey Phase III Sample Using Census 2002 Data - Morgan S. Earp, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Keywords: Nonresponse Bias, Response Rate, Calibration Weights, Mean Relative Bias

Adjustments for Mode Effect Bias for the Canadian Community Health Survey - Andrew Quigley, Statistics Canada
Keywords: Mode effect, Canadian Community Health Survey, weighting

Methods To Promote Deeper Processing on Survey Questions - Emily McFarlane, RTI International; Robert Steele, RTI International; Laura Burns, RTI International; Daniel Pratt, RTI International

Use of a Listed Sample To Supplement and Improve the Accuracy of a Probability Sample - Madhumita (Bonnie) Ghosh-Dastidar, RAND Corporation; Marc N. Elliott, RAND Corporation; Amelia Haviland, RAND Corporation; Lynn Karoly, RAND Corporation

Fuzzy Matching of Federal Science and Technology Program Data - Gary W. Anderson, National Institute of Standards and Technology

Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Categorical Data with an Almost-Missing-at-Random Mechanism - Yan Zhou, The University of Michigan; Roderick J. Little, The University of Michigan; John Kalbfleisch, The University of Michigan

Contributed Posters

Imputation for Missing Physiological and Health Measurement Data: Tests and Applications -
Keywords: Health Surveys, Physiological Measurement, Missing Data, Imputation, NHANES

A New Approach to Estimation of Response Probabilities When Missing Data Are Not Missing at Random - Michael Sverchkov, BAE Systems/Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: sample distribution, complement-sample distribution, prediction under informative sampling and non-response, estimating equations, missing information principle, non-parametric estimation

Imputing and Jackknifing Scrambled Responses - Inderjit S. Grewal, Punjab Agricultural University; Jong M. Kim, The University of Minnesota, Morris; Sarjinder Singh, The University of Texas at Brownsville/Texas Southmost College

A Quality-Control Approach for Statistical Computer Programs - Darryl V. Creel, RTI International
Keywords: Quality Assurance, Quality Control, Software Development, Statistical Programming

Cluster Size in Multilevel Models: The Impact of Sparse Data Structures on Point and Interval Estimates in Two-Level Models - Bethany A. Bell-Ellison, University of South Florida; John M. Ferron, University of South Florida; Jeffrey D. Kromrey, University of South Florida
Keywords: multilevel modeling, sample size, survey research

County-Level Small-Area Estimation Using the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and Behavioral Risk Factors Surveillance System (BRFSS) - Van Parsons, National Center for Health Statistics; Nathaniel Schenker, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Bayesian, random effects, mixed models

Variance of the With-Replacement Sample Variance - Eungchun Cho, Kentucky State University; Moon J. Cho, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Sample Variance, Sample with replacement, Randomization Variance, Moments, Finite Population

The Use of Paradata for Evaluating Interviewer Training and Performance - William P. Mockovak, Bureau of Labor Statistics; Randall Powers, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Keywords: Paradata, interviewer behavior, interviewer performance, interviewer training

Which Incentives Work Best for Respondents in Today's RDD Surveys? - Barbara L. Carlson, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Karen CyBulski, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.; Tom Barton, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Keywords: response rates, incentives, RDD surveys

Year-to-Year Correlation in National Health Interview Survey Estimates - Chris Moriarity, National Center for Health Statistics; Van Parsons, National Center for Health Statistics
Keywords: Complex Sample, Variance estimation, Pooling survey data

Surveying Parts To Construct the Whole: Sampling and Estimation Issues - Eugene M. Burns, Energy Information Administration; Jay Olsen, Energy Information Administration
Keywords: establishment survey methodology, PPS systematic sampling, auxiliary information

Cell Phone--Only Research at Arbitron: Statistical Analyses - Richard Griffiths, Arbitron Inc.
Keywords: Cell Phone Only, Noncoverage, Survey, Sampling, Weighting

Controlling Effect of Sample Design on Principal Components Analysis: A Simulation Study - Francine Barrington, Macro International; Andrey Vinokurov, Macro International; Pedro J. Saavedra, Macro International
Keywords: Stratified sample, cluster sample, eigenvalues, phi coefficient

Effects of Sampling and Screening Strategies in an RDD Survey - Rebecca Crow, University of Massachusetts Boston; Anthony M. Roman, University of Massachusetts Boston; Elizabeth Eggleston, Research Triangle Institute; Charles F. Turner, Queens College and Graduate Center, CUNY; Susan M. Rogers, Research Triangle Institute; Sylvia Tan, Research Triangle Institute
Keywords: RDD survey, dual frame sampling, survey costs

Application of Confirmatory Factor Analysis To Establish the Validity of a Practice-Analysis Survey - Heibatollah Baghi, George Mason University; Teresa Panniers, George Mason University; Mary Smolenski, American Nurses Credentialing Center

Testing the Proportional Odds Assumption for Complex Data - George G. Brown, RTI International

Bid Design and Its Influence on Stated Willingness To Pay and Participation in a Deposit Refund Program in a Survey of Nonrefillable Plastic Pesticide Users - Danna L. Moore, Washinton State University

Imputation Methods for Missing Data in a Longitudinal Family Study - Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University; Frederick O. Lorenz, Iowa State University

Model-Assisted Hot-Deck Imputation - Winnie Huang, University of California, Los Angeles; Hongjian Yu, University of California, Los Angeles; Jenny Chia, University of California, Los Angeles; Sunghee Lee, University of California, Los Angeles

Analysis of Using the SERVQUAL Model for Student Faculty Course Evaluations - Dennis F.X. Mathaisel, Babson College

Factorial Invariance and Robustness to Low Variability: Maximum Likelihood Factor Analysis vs. Correlation Constraint Analysis - Rochelle E. Tractenberg, Georgetown University

Measurement of Perceived Health Status: Respondent and Mode Effects in a National Health Survey - Steven R. Machlin, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; Karen Beauregard, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; William Yu, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Hardy-Weinberg Equilibrium for Unequal-Probability Genotype Samples - Thomas Lumley, University of Washington

Response Quality Among Reluctant Respondents - Olena Kaminska, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Coevolution of Multivariate Optimal Allocations and Stratum Boundaries - Charles Day, Internal Revenue Service

Accounting for Sampling Design in Complex Surveys: A Jamaican Example - Novie O.M. Younger, The University of the West Indies, Jamaica; Rainford Wilks, ERU-TMRI

The Impact of Income Imputation Using Cascading Partial Income Information in California Health Interview Survey - Yifeng J. Chia, University of California, Los Angeles; Winnie Huang, University of California, Los Angeles; Hongjian Yu, University of California, Los Angeles

Papers Presented at the 63rd Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
May 15-18, 2008
New Orleans, LA

Cell Telephone Response Rates - Martin Barron, Meena Khare, and Zhen Zhao
Keywords: Cell Telephones, Response Rate, National Immunization Survey

Building a Segmentation Model to Target the 2010 Census Communications Campaign - Nancy Bates and Mary H. Mulry
Keywords: Factor analysis, cluster analysis, mail return rate

Explaining differences across countries in survey contact rates - Annelies G. Blom
Keywords: decomposition, cross-national surveys, non-response, survey process

Do You See What I See? Using Visual Methods to Probe Respondent Understanding - George Carter
Keywords: cognitive interviewing, pretesting, visualization, measurement error, survey methodology

Effects of Using a Grid versus a Sequential Form on the American Community Survey Basic Demographic Data - John Chesnut
Keywords: questionnaire design, grid, sequential, American Community Survey

Prepays, Promises, and Postpays: Additional Evidence on What Helps Response Rates - Karen CyBulski, Tom Barton, and Barbara Lepidus Carlson
Keywords: Response rates, incentives, RDD surveys

Developing Questionnaire Items to Measure Identity Theft - Theresa DeMaio and Jennifer Beck
Keywords: identity theft, questionnaire development, cognitive interviews

Conducting Survey Research among Physicians and other Medical Professionals - A Review of Current Literature - Timothy S. Flanigan, Emily McFarlane, and Sarah Cook
Keywords: Survey Research, Physicians, Incentives, Multi-mode, Survey Methods, Nonresponse

The Impact of Changes in Informed Consent Language - Erin B. Foster and Marcie Cynamon
Keywords: Informed Consent, Break-offs, The National Immunization Survey

Explaining Differences in Inter-coder Reliability between English and Spanish Language Behavior Coding Research - Patricia L. Goerman, Jennifer H. Childs, and Matthew Clifton
Keywords: Bilingual behavior coding, inter-coder reliability, pretesting survey translations, Spanish-language survey research

Incentives in Physician Surveys: An Experiment Using Gift Cards and Checks - Sean O. Hogan and Melanie La Force
Keywords: Physician survey, multi-mode survey, incentive

Practical Steps to Conducting Cellular Telephone Surveys - Cynthia Howes, Angela DeBello, Kirk Wolter, and Karen Wooten
Keywords: Cell Phones, National Immunization Survey

Effective Conversion of Initial Item Nonresponse to Questions on Age and Income in a Telephone Survey - Stephen Immerwahr, Donna Eisenhower, and Kevin Konty
Keywords: telephone survey, item nonresponse, survey error, age, income

Household Medical Expenditure Data: The Accuracy of Survey Responses for Office-Bases Physician Visits - David Kashihara and Diana Wobus
Keywords: medical expense reports, response accuracy, survey quality

Measuring Data Quality for Telephone Interviews - Ryan King
Keywords: data quality, keying error, telephone interview

The Effects of Interview Mode on Census Coverage - Martine L. Kostanich
Keywords: census, coverage, followup interview, interview mode

Understanding Survey Data Collection through the Analysis of Paradata at Statistics Canada - Francois Laflamme
Keywords: Paradata, call transaction history, attempts, contact rate, sequence of calls

Addressing the Cell Phone- Only Problem: Cell Phone Sampling Versus Address Based Sampling - Michael W. Link, Gail Daily, Charles D. Shuttles, H. Christine Bourquin, and L. Tracie Yancey

Potential Duplicates in the Census - Methodology and Selection of Cases for Followup - Leah Marshall
Keywords: Case Selection, Census, Coverage, Duplication

First Mailings versus Follow-up Mailings: Do the same strategies have the same effects? - Emily McFarlane, Joe Murphy, and Murrey G. Olmsted
Keywords: Mail surveys, physicians, stamps

Evaluating Use and Effectiveness of the Half-Open Interval Procedure for Sampling Frames Based on Mailing Address Lists in Urban Areas - Joseph P. McMichael, Jamie L. Ridenhour, Susan Mitchell, Kristine Fahrney, and Wanda Stephenson
Keywords: Mailing Address List, Address Based Sampling, ABS, Half-Opne interval, HOI

RDD versus Site Test: Mode Effects on Gathering a Household Roster and Alternate Address - Elizabeth Nichols, Jennifer Hunter Childs, and Kyra Linse
Keywords: RDD, CATI, CAPI, field test, mode effects, residence status, within household coverage

Coverage Error in Telephone Surveys: Bias in Estimates of Intimate Partner Violence, Variances, Associations, and Total Error from Exclusion of the Cell Phone-Only Population - Andy Peytchev, Lisa R. Carley-Baxter, and Michele Lynberg Black
Keywords: Coverage bias, Coverage error, MSE, Landline surveys, Cell phone surveys

Experiments in Mobile Web Survey Design - Andy Peytchev and Craig A. Hill
Keywords: Moblie Devices, Cell Phones, Smartphones, Survey design

Language of Administration as a Cause of Measurement Error - Emilia Peytcheva
Keywords: Language effects, measurement error, propensity score

A Robust Procedure to Supplement the Coverage of Address-Based Sampling Frames for Household Surveys - Joseph P. McMichael, Jamie L. Ridenhour, and Bonnie E. Shook-Sa
Keywords: Address-Based Sampling, ABS, Half-Open interval, HOI, frame supplementation

Mode Effects in a Survey of Consumer Expenditures - Adam Safir and Karen L. Goldenberg
Keywords: Mode equivalence, Mixed-mode designs, Survey costs, Data collection procedures

Verbal and Paralinguistic Behaviors in Cognitive Assessments in a Survey Interview - Nora Cate Schaeffer, Jennifer Dykema, Dana Garbarski, Douglas W. Maynard
Keywords: behavior coding, cognitive assessment, data quality, disfluencies of speech, interaction coding, interviewer-respondent interaction, measurement error, paralinguistic measures, response survey accuracy, survey interviewing

"Carrot" or "Stick" Approach to Reminder Cards: What Do Cognitive Respondents Think? - Laura Schwede
Keywords: American Community Survey, reminder cards, mandatory appeals, benefits appeals, cognitive testing

A Dual-Frame Design for the National Immunization Survey - Hee-Choon Shin, Noelle-Angelique Molinari, and Kirk Walter
Keywords: Dual-frame, Multi-frame, Hartley, Stratified Design

Race Identification Across Multiple Respondent Types - Keith Smith, Leyla Stambaugh, Karen Morgan, and Heather Ringeisen
Keywords: Racial identification, sensitivity, positive predictive value

Same Respondents, Same Questions; Different Modes, Different Responses - Jason D. Stockdale, Vanessa E. Thornburg, and Arnie P. Aldridge
Keywords: Mode effects, CAPI, CATI, Social desirability bias, p-value

Using Computer Audio-Recorded Interviewing to Assess Interviewer Coding Error - Susan Mitchell, Matthew Strobl, Kristine Fahrney, Mai Nguyen, Barbara Bibb, M. Rita Thissen, Wanda Stephenson
Keywords: Computer audio-recorded interviewing, CARI, interviewer error, coding error, data capture error

Transitioning from Self-Reports to Self-Installed Electronic Audience Measurement - Norman Trussell, Lorelle Vanno, Elizabeth Matthess, Justin Bailey, and Michael Link
Keywords: electronic measurement, self-reports, audience measurement, media behavior, methodology, non-response, attitudes & behaviors

The Impact of Tracing Variation on Response Rates within Panel Studies - Jennifer Wallin, Azucena Derecho, Sarah Harris, Kathleen Considine, Christine Carr, and Barbara Bibb
Keywords: Response Rates, Longitudinal Studies, Respondent Tracking

A Comparison of Listed and Unlisted Households on Nonresponse and Measurement Error - Ting Yan, Chao Xu, and Meena Khare
Keywords: Listed households, nonresponse, measurement error, data quality, NIS

Forced-Choice Versus Open-Ended Versions of the Field of Bachelor's Degree Question in the 2007 ACS Content Test - Mary Frances E. Zelenak, David A. Raglin, Mary C. Davis, and Jennifer G. Tancreto
Keywords: Forced-Choice Questions, Open-Ended Questions, American Community Survey, 2007 ACS Content Test, Field of Degree

Another Day, Another Poll: Trends in Media Coverage of Polls and Surveys in the Election Realm and the Non-Election Realm - Sara Zuckerbraun and Joe Murphy
Keywords: response rates, surveys, polls, media coverage

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2007)

Invited Papers by Topic

Session 12: Measuring and Improving Data Quality: A Prerequisite to Harnessing the Power of Information
Organizer: Nancy Gordon, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Nancy Gordon, U.S. Census Bureau

Assessing the Effectiveness of Using Panel Respondent Mode Preferences - Thomas B. Hoffer, Karen Grigorian, and Ron Fecso

Look and Listen, But Don't Stop: Interviewers and Data Quality in the 2007 SCF - Arthur B. Kennickell
Keywords: Interviewers, data quality, SCF

Survey Quality and Quality Metrics: An Economic Approach - Julia Lane, Suzanne Bard, and Judith Petty

Session 41: The Role of Statistical Standards in Federal Surveys
Organizer: Pamela D. McGovern, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics

Evaluation of Prospective Benefits, Costs and Risks of Standards for Statistical Programs - John L. Eltinge
Keywords: Adoption and diffusion of technology, Approximation error, Barriers to entry, Certification, Commodity labor, Constraints, Gresham's Law, Local and global optimization, Operational risk, Rent seeking, Risk management, Satisficing, Survey cost structures, Total survey error, Training, Transparency

Developing and Implementing Data Quality Standards at the U.S. Census Bureau - John M. Bushery, Pamela D. McGovern, and David C. Whitford
Keywords: quality, standards, framework

Lessons Learned Using Statistical Standards To Improve/Ensure Data Quality - Marilyn Seastrom

Session 48: Design- and Model-based Sampling and Inference
Organizer: Ronald E. McRoberts, USDA Forest Service
Chair: Gretchen G. Moisen, USDA Forest Service

Design-Based, Model-Based, and Model-Assisted Sampling, and Inference in Natural Resources - Mary Christman

Optimal Spatial Sampling: Probability-Based or Model-Based? - Don L. Stevens

Design-Based and Model-Based Issues in Natural Resource Inventories - Ronald E. McRoberts

Session 82: Administrative Records and Data Integration
Organizer: Jeremy Wu, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Donald B. Rubin, Harvard University

Maintaining Confidentiality in Administrative and Integrated Databases - Jerome P. Reiter and Satkartar Kinney

Synthetic Data for Administrative Record Applications at LEHD - Jeremy Wu and John Abowd

Synthetic Data Disclosure Control for American Community Survey Group Quarters - Rolando Rodríguez
Keywords: disclosure, synthetic data, ACS

Session 125: A Sampling Revolution? List versus Area Frames for Probability Sampling
Organizer: Colm O'Muircheartaigh, NORC at the University of Chicago
Chair: Brian Harris-Kojetin, Office of Management and Budget

Predicting the Relative Quality of Alternative Sampling Frames - Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Edward English, and Stephanie Eckman
Keywords: USPS lists, sampling frames, Tailored samples

Improving Coverage of Residential Address Lists in Multistage Area Samples - Sylvia Dohrmann, Daifeng Han, and Leyla Mohadjer
Keywords: Area samples, USPS, address lists

Comparing the Coverage of a Household Sampling Frame Based on Mailing Addresses to a Frame Based on Field Enumeration - Vincent Iannacchione, Katherine Morton, Joseph McMichael, David Cunningham, James Cajka, and James Chromy
Keywords: Locatable mailing addresses, Delivery Sequence File (DSF), Global Positioning System (GPS)

Session 178: Analyzing Multiple-Response Categorical Data from Complex Survey Designs
Organizer: Thomas M. Loughin, Simon Fraser University
Chair: Thomas M. Loughin, Simon Fraser University

Simple Practitioner-Oriented Hypothesis Tests for Various Types of Multiple Response Survey Data - D. Roland Thomas and Yves J. Decady

Estimation and Testing for Association with Multiple-Response Categorical Variables from Complex Surveys - Christopher R. Bilder and Thomas M. Loughin
Keywords: Correlated binary data, Loglinear model, NHANES, Pearson statistic, Pick any/c, Rao-Scott adjustments

Bayesian Inference for a Stratified Categorical Variable Allowing All Possible Choices - Balgobin Nandram, Maria Criselda S. Toto, and Myron Katzoff
Keywords: multiple category choices, surveys, Bayes factor, Monte Carlo integration, sparse table

Session 179: Fifty Years of the National Health Interview Survey
Organizer: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Van Parsons, National Center for Health Statistics

History of the National Health Interview Survey - Eve Powell-Griner and Jennifer Madans
Keywords: NHIS, Health survey, NCHS

Using the National Health Interview Survey for Policy Research on Health Insurance - Amy Davidoff
Keywords: insurance, policy, household survey

The National Health Interview Survey's 50th Anniversary - Jane F. Gentleman

Fifty Years of the National Health Interview Survey - Nancy Breen

Session 182: Missing Data in Longitudinal Studies
Organizer: Lang Wu, University of British Columbia
Chair: Lang Wu, University of British Columbia

Mixed Nonhomogeneous Poisson Process Spline Models for the Analysis of Recurrent Event Panel Data - Jason Nielsen and Charmaine Dean

Reducing the Bias of Between- Within-Cluster Covariate Methods When Data Are Missing at Random - John Neuhaus and Charles E. McCulloch

Semiparametric Methods for Clustered Binary Data - Grace Y. Yi, Wenqing He, and Hua Liang

Second-Order Least Squares Estimation for Nonlinear Mixed Effects Models - Liqun Wang

Session 221: Valid and Reliable Disability Measurement in Surveys
Organizer: David W. Keer, National Institute on Disability and Rehabilitation Research
Chair: Joan Turek, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services

Identifying the Population with Disabilities: A Comparison of Current Survey Estimates - Andrew J. Houtenville, S. Antonio Ruiz-Quintanilla, and Robert Weathers

The Development and Testing of Disability Questions for the Current Population Survey - Terence M. McMenamin, Stephen M. Miller, and Anne E. Polivka

Disability Data and the American Community Survey - Sharon Stern

Session 224: Resampling Methods in Small Area Estimation
Organizer: Ferry Butar Butar, Sam Houston State University
Chair: Robert Fay, U.S. Census Bureau

Jackknife and Bootstrap Methods for Small Area Estimation - J. N. K. Rao
Keywords: Bootstrap, Confidence intervals, Conditional properties, Jackknife, MSE estimation, Small area models

On Small Area Prediction Interval Problems - Snigdhansu Chatterjee, Partha Lahiri, and Huilin Li
Keywords: Predictive distribution, prediction interval, linear mixed model, small area, bootstrap, coverage accuracy

Session 227: Innovative Imputation Methods in Health Research
Organizer: Yulei He, Harvard Medical School, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Harvard University
Chair: Anirban Basu, The University of Chicago

Using a Mixture Model for Multiple Imputation in the Presence of Outliers - Michael R. Elliott and Nicolas Stettler

Imputing Under-Reported Treatments Using Multiple Sources of Treatment Information in a Cancer Services Study - Alan M. Zaslavsky and Yulei He

Statistics and Lies: Correcting Questionnaire Ordering Effect via Multiple Imputation - Xiao-li Meng, Jingchen Liu, Chih-nan Chen, and Margarita Alegria

Session 228: The Bayesian frequentist interface: Is the Difference One of Methodology Or of Other Information?
Organizer: Donald A.S. Fraser, University of Toronto
Chair: Nancy Reid, University of Toronto

Adaptive MCMC Using Stratified Proposals for Bayesian and Frequentist Inference - Mylène Bédard, Donald A.S. Fraser, and Augustive C.M. Wong

Improved Likelihood Inference for Vector Parameters with Discrete Data - Nicola Sartori

Default Priors for Frequentist and Bayesian Inference - Donald A.S. Fraser

Session 259: The National Children's Study: The Challenges and Promises of a Follow-Up Study of a Randomly Selected Cohort of 100,000 Pre and Post Conception Women and Their Offspring through 21 Years of Life
Organizer: Jonas H. Ellenberg, University of Pennsylvania
Chair: Louise Ryan, Harvard School of Public Health/Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

The National Children's Study (NCS): Background, Rationale, and Scope - Peter C. Scheidt

Methods for Sampling Households to Identify 100,000 Births - Jill M. Montaquila, J. Michael Brick, and Lester R. Curtin
Keywords: National Children's Study, longitudinal study

Adaptive Tuning of Field Performance in the National Children's Study: Protection of the Inferential Base - Jonas H. Ellenberg

Issues in the Measurement and Assessment of Environmental Exposures for a Large Prospective Cohort Study - James Quackenboss, Warren Galke, Susan Viet, David Marker, and Steven Bodesky

Session 264: Confronting the Realities of Massive Imputation in Complex Surveys
Organizer: Yulei He, Harvard Medical School, Alan M. Zaslavsky, Harvard University
Chair: Thomas Belin, University of California, Los Angeles

Preservation of Skip Patterns and Covariance Structure Through Semi-Parametric Whole-Questionnaire Imputation - David Judkins, Tom Krenzke, Andrea Piesse, Zizhong Fan, and Wen-Chau Haung
Keywords: Hot-deck, Predictive mean matching

Imputation in a Multiformat and Multiwave Survey of Cancer Care - Yulei He, Alan M. Zaslavsky, David P. Harrington, Paul Catalano, and Mary Beth Landrum
Keywords: Cancer, Missing data, Posterior predictive checking, Sequential regression multiple imputation, Survey

Multiple Imputation Analysis of Association Between Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors and Environmental Exposures - Trivellore E. Raghunathan and Wei Chen

Session 310: A Sensible Way to Design a Longitudinal Study
Organizer: Martijn P.F. Berger, University of Maastricht
Chair: Christine McLaren, University of California at Irvine

Sample Size Determination for Hierarchical Longitudinal Designs with Differential Attrition Rates - Anindya Roy, Dulal K. Bhaumik, Subhash Aryal, and Robert D. Gibbons

Response-Adaptive Repeated Measurement Designs for Clinical Trials - Yuanyuan Liang and Kimmie Chough Carriere
Keywords: response-adaptive design (RAD), multipleobjective designs, self and simple mixed carryover effects model, evaluation function, optimality criteria

Optimal Designs for Linear Mixed Effects Models - Martijn P.F. Berger

Session 394: Understanding and Measurement of Human Capital
Organizer: Juanita Tamayo Lott, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Daniel H. Weinberg, U.S. Census Bureau

The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: The U.S. Census Bureau Human Capital Management Information System - Juanita Lott, Tyra Smith, and Mark Holdrege
Keywords: human capital, management information systems, U.S. Census Bureau

Accurately Measuring a Creative Economy - Steven W. Pedigo

Water, Water Everywhere and Not a Drop to Drink: Higher Education Access and Success Among America's Growing Population of Under-Represented Students of Color - Walter Allen, Uma Jayakumar, and Ray Franke

Session 455: Web Panel Surveys - A Solution to Declining Response Rates?
Organizer: Karol Krotki, RTI International
Chair: Mansour Fahimi, RTI International

Nonresponse Bias in Two Methods of Panel Recruitment - Charles DiSogra, Daniel Slotwiner, Sarah Clinton, Elisa Chan, and Erlina Hendarwan

Combining RDD and Web Panel Surveys - Karol Krotki

Sample Matching for Web Surveys: Theory and Application - Douglas Rivers

Session 482: The Role of the ASA in MS Statistician Careers
Organizer: David Banks, Duke University
Chair: Mingxiu Hu, Millennium Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

The Evolution of an Engineer - Matthew Pocernich

Opportunities Offered by the ASA for a Statistician in a Management Role in the Pharmaceutical Industry - Jane B. Porter

Transitioning into a Career as an MS Statistician: How the ASA Can Help - Monica Johnston

Session 520: Topics on Sample Survey Design and Inference in Honor of JNK Rao's 70th Birthday and 50 Years of Contributions
Organizer: Paul S. Levy, RTI International
Chair: Partha Lahiri, University of Maryland

Recent Developments in Multiple Frame Surveys - Sharon Lohr
Keywords: Bootstrap, Complex Survey, Dual Frame Survey, Jackknife, Sampling for Rare Events, Variance Estimation

Rao-Scott Corrections and Their Impact - Alastair Scott
Keywords: Survey data, contingency tables, chi-squared tests

Small-Area Estimation: Theory and Practice - Michael Hidiroglou
Keywords: Small Area, Official Statistics, Fay-Herriot

Contributed Papers by Topic

Session 13: 2007 Government Statistics, Social Statistics, and Survey Research Methods Student Paper Awards Session
Organizer: Roberta Sangster, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Steven Heeringa, Institute for Social Research

Small Area Estimation in Multivariate Surveys - Hukum Chandra and Ray Chambers
Keywords: Multivariate surveys, Multipurpose sample weights, MBD approach, Mixed model

Nonparametric Modeling of the Second Order Structure of Processes with Time-Varying Memory - Georg M. Gorg and Dana Draghicescu
Keywords: time-varying memory, Hurst parameter, fractional differencing, ARFIMA, nonstationary time series

Cosponsorship in the U.S. Senate: A Mixed Effects Approach to Detecting the Subtle Influence of Social Relational Factors on Legislative Behavior - Justin Gross, Stephen Fienberg, Cosma Shalizi, and David Krackhardt

Imputing Missing Data in the FBI's Uniform Crime Reports - Clint Roberts, Elizabeth A. Stasny, and Michael D. Maltz

Using Multiple Imputation Technique to Correct for Measurement Error and Statistical Disclosure Control in Sensitive Count Data in a National Survey - Mandi Yu
Keywords: Multiple Imputations, Measurement Error, Sensitive Question

Session 35: Imputation of Missing Data: Applications and Methods
Chair: Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics

Adjusting the German Labor Force Survey for Under-Reporting by Means of Calibrated Imputation - Hans Kiesl and Susanne Rassler

Not Just Another Multiple Imputation: Practical Aspects for Highly Correlated Data - Lester Curtin, Nathaniel Schenker, Jeffrey Hughes, and Lori Borrund

Data Imputation Models for Non-trended Price Data - Kennon Copeland and Boris Brodsky
Keywords: Imputation, Proportional Model, Price Data, Composite Estimator

Weight Adjustments for Fractional Regression Hot Deck Imputation - Minhui Paik and Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: Calibration, Missing data, Multiple imputation, Quadratic programming, Regression weighting

Multiple Imputations Using Sequential Semi and Nonparametric Regressions - Irina Bondarenko and Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: Missing Data, Response Propensity, Predictive Mean Matching

Imputation of Rental Equivalence in the Consumer Expenditure Survey - Barry Steinberg
Keywords: Rental Equivalence, Owned Home, Imputation

Session 36: Sampling Design--Methods, Adaptation, Redesign
Chair: Vincent G. Iannacchione, RTI International

Multiple Matrix Sampling: A Review - Jeffrey M. Gonzalez and John L. Eltinge
Keywords: Split questionnaire, Respondent burden, Nonresponse, Sample survey, Selection probability, Variance estimation

Statistical Issues in Developing Sample Designs for Surveys Requiring Rapid Response - Allison M. Deal and William D. Kalsbeek
Keywords: Rapid Response, Overlapping Samples, BRFSS, Sample Size

Optimal 2-Stage Sampling Theory for Business Customer Satisfaction Surveys - John Rotondo

An Automated Procedure for Forming Contiguous Sampling Units for Area Probability Samples - Bryce Johnson, Jill Montaquila, and Andrew Heller
Keywords: TIGER, segments

Selection of Small and Large Schools in State and County School Surveys - Pedro Saavedra, Tonja Kyle, and James Ross
Keywords: Probabilities Proportional to Size, minimum replacement, systematic sampling

Reduction of Sample Areas in the Consumer Price Index and Consumer Expenditure Survey Designs - Lawrence R. Ernst, William H. Johnson, and William E. Larson
Keywords: PSUs, maximization of overlap, PSU weights

Session 52: Ranked Set Sampling II
Organizer: Omer Ozturk, The Ohio State University
Chair: Omer Ozturk, The Ohio State University

Optimal Sign Test for One Sample Bivariate Location Model Using an Alternative Bivariate Ranked Set Sample - Hani Samawi

Optimal Allocation for Unbalanced Stratified Ranked Set Sample - Chris Sroka, Elizabeth A. Stasny, and Douglas Wolfe

Order-Restricted Randomized Designs for Linear Models Using L1 Norm - Shannon Markiewicz and Omer Ozturk

Optimal Allocation in the Presence of Missing Data - Jessica Kohlschmidt, Elizabeth A. Stasny, and Douglas Wolfe

Rejective Sampling and Conditional Tests from Biased Samples for the Equality of Two Distributions - Qing Kang and Paul I. Nelson

Session 61: Open Ended Questions in Mail, Web, and Telephone Surveys
Organizer: Don Dillman, Washington State University
Chair: Fred Lorenz, Iowa State University

Effects of Answer Space Size on Responses to Open-Ended Questions in Mail Surveys - Glenn Israel

Improving the Quality of Open-End Questions in Mail, Web, and Telephone Surveys - Don Dillman, Jolene Smyth, and Leah M. Christian

Impact of Presentation Format of Open-Ended Survey Questions on Response Quality - Steven Swinford

The Influence of Color and Space Constraints on Responses to Open-Ended Questions in Paper Questionnaires - Virginia Lesser and Lydia Newton

Session 70: Small Area Estimation: Techniques and Applications
Chair: James Knaub, Energy Information Administration

Hierarchical Bayes Small Area Estimates of Adult Literacy Using Unmatched Sampling and Linking Models - Leyla Mohadjer, J.N.K. Rao, Benmei Liu, Tom Krenzke, and Wendy Van de Kerckhove
Keywords: Indirect state and county estimates, credible intervals, variance smoothing, predictor variable selection

Hierarchical Bayes Modeling of Survey-Weighted Small Area Proportions - Benmei Liu, Partha Lahiri, and Graham Kalton
Keywords: Weighted proportions, Hierarchical Bayes modeling, beta distribution

A Simple Computational Method for Estimating Mean Squared Prediction Error in General Small-Area Model - Snigdhansu Chatterjee and P. Lahiri
Keywords: Bootstrap, Mean Squared Prediction Errors, General Linear Mixed Model

On Comparison of Different MSE Estimators in Small-Area Estimation - En-Tzu Tang and Jiming Jiang

The Cumulative Distribution Function (CDF) Adjustment Method Applied to Small-Area Estimates of Serious Psychological Distress in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) - Jeremy Aldworth, Neeraja Sathe, and Misty Foster

Expedient Small-Area Estimation via Proportional Odds Ratio Log-Linear Models - Lei Li and Paul S. Levy

Small Area Estimation in a Survey of High School Students in Iowa - Lu Lu and Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: Benchmarking, Generalized linear mixed models, Hierarchical Bayesian analysis, Model selection, Posterior predictive p-values

Session 71: Ancillary Data in Survey Design and Estimation
Chair: David R. Judkins, Westat

Handling Imperfect Overlap Determination in a Dual-Frame Survey - Jay Clark, Marianne Winglee, and Benmei Liu
Keywords: Dual-frame estimation, record linkage, threshold selection, domain misclassification, single-frame estimator, pseudo maximum likelihood estimator

Using the Statistics of Income Division's Sample Data to Reduce Measurement and Processing Error in Small Area Estimates Produced from Administrative Tax Records - Kimberly Henry, Partha Lahiri, and Robin Fisher
Keywords: Survey sampling, Administrative Records, Indirect Estimators

An Empirical Evaluation of Various Direct, Synthetic, and Traditional Composite Small Area Estimators - Kimberly Henry, Michael Strudler, and William Chen
Keywords: Administrative Records, General Regression Estimator, Indirect Estimators, Survey sampling

Using Administrative Records To Avoid Survey Data Capture Errors - Tim Withum

Optimal Estimators for Two-Phase Sample Designs - Stephen Ash
Keywords: Auxiliary information, generalized regression estimation, model-assisted

Session 99: ACS Multi-year Estimates Methodology and Results
Organizer: Anthony Tersine, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: David C. Whitford, U.S. Census Bureau

Methodology for the Production of American Community Survey Multiyear Estimates - Anthony G. Tersine, Jr. and Mark E. Asiala
Keywords: American Community Survey, Estimation

Imbedding Model-Assisted Estimation into ACS Estimation - Robert Fay

Analysis of Variance Estimates from American Community Survey Multiyear Estimates - Michael D. Starsinic and Anthony G. Tersine, Jr.
Keywords: American Community Survey, variance estimation

Statistical Issues and Interpretation of the American Community Survey's One-, Three-, and Five-Year Period Estimates - Michael Beaghen and Lynn Weidman

Session 114: Advances in Latent Class and Multivariate Modeling of Survey Data
Chair: Keith Rust, Westat

Structural Equation Models for Item Parceling - Joseph Olsen

Using Factor Analysis and Cronbach's Alpha to Ascertain Relationships Between Questions of a Dietary Behavior Questionnaire - Eric Grau
Keywords: factor analysis, Cronbach's alpha, dietary behavior

Randomization-Based Inference About Latent Variables in Classical Test Theory for a Clustered Sample - Tiandong Li and Robert Mislevy

A Methodology to Fit Hierarchical Logistic Models for Data from Complex Sampling Designs - Prabhu Bhagavatheeswaran and Ian Harris

Post-Stratification with Optimized Effective Base: Linear and Nonlinear Ridge Regression Approach - Stan Lipovetsky
Keywords: Sample balance, post-stratification, raking, weighting, generalized regression, ridge regression, nonlinear optimization, iteratively re-weighted least squares

Robustness of Latent Class Measurement Error Models - Brian Meekins and Daniell Toth
Keywords: Markov Latent Class, Measurement Error, Simulation

Session 115: Nonresponse and Attrition Bias in Survey Data
Chair: Virginia Lesser, Oregon State University

An Analysis of Nonresponse Bias Resulting from Non-Resolution of Telephone Numbers, Eligibility Screener Nonresponse, and Interview Nonresponse for the National Immunization Survey - Benjamin Skalland and Robert Montgomery

Assessing the Effect of Government Frame Refinement on Collecting Establishment Data for the National Compensation Survey - Glenn Springer
Keywords: sampling frame, non-response error, establishment survey

A Comparison of Level of Effort and Benchmarking Approaches for Nonresponse Bias Analysis of an RDD Survey - Daifeng Han and David Cantor
Keywords: Response rate, refusal conversion, nonresponse adjustment

The Impact of Refusal Conversion on Survey Response and Error - Martin Barron and Karen Wooten

Designing Longitudinal Studies of Mobile Populations Such As Military Populations - Shelton Jones, Jeniffer Iriondo-Perez, Cynthia Augustine, Robert Bray, Janice Brown, and Michael Pemberton

Session 131: It's Only Data, What's the Big Deal?: The Significance of Using Multi-Year Estimates from the American Community Survey
Organizer: Cynthia J. Davis, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Constance F. Citro, National Academy of Sciences

Multiple ACS Estimates: Pick a Number, Any Number! - Linda Gage

The Utility of Five-Year Averages from the American Community Survey for Bronx Neighborhoods - Joseph Salvo, A. Peter Lobo, and Adam Willett

Session 152: Survey Measurement and Data Quality
Chair: Holly Shulman, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

How Study Design can Influence Substantive Survey Results - Dhuly Chowdhury, Karol Krotki, and Lily Trofimovich
Keywords: measurement bias, field procedures

SOI Develops Better Survey Questions Through Pretesting - Tara Wells and Diane M. Milleville

A New Approach to Measuring Residence Status - Jennifer Childs, Elizabeth Nichols, Aref Dajani, and Jennifer Rothgeb
Keywords: coverage, residency, split-panel field test

Evaluating the Computer Audio-Recorded Interviewing (CARI) Household Wellness Study (HWS) Field Test - Taniecea A. Arceneaux
Keywords: Computer Audio-Recorded Interviewing, Quality Assurance, Computer Assisted Personal Interviewing

Patterns of Nonresponse for Key Questions in NSDUH and Implications for Imputation - Peter Frechtel and Elizabeth Copello
Keywords: nonresponse bias, item nonresponse, imputation

The Impact on Data Quality of the Transition to Clean Burning On-Highway Diesel - Paula Weir, Benita O'Colmain, and Pedro Saavedra
Keywords: variance, bootstrap, on-highway, ULSD, price

Interviewer Variability and Survey Estimates: Quantifying Data Quality - Novie Younger, Damion Francis, Shelly McFarlane, Jan van den Broeck, Georgiana Gordon-Strachan, Andriene Grant, and Rainford Wilks

Session 153: Survey Weighting and Calibration Methods
Chair: Stanislav Kolenikov, University of Missouri-Columbia

Comparing Estimate Bias and Variances Using Calibrated Weights with a Different Number of Constraints in a Sample with Oversamples in Specific Groups - Nuria Diaz-Tena, Rob Cole, and Partha Dass

A New Algorithm for High-Dimensional Calibration in Observational Studies - Michael E. Jones, Ismael Flores Cervantes, and David R. Judkins

Improving the Unit Nonresponse Adjustment in the NLSCY Using Logistic Regression Modeling and Calibration - Mike Tam, Marcelle Tremblay, Sarah Franklin, and Claude Girard

Weight Trimming in the National Immunization Survey - Sadeq Chowdhury, Meena Khare, and Kirk Wolter
Keywords: Extreme weights, Outliers, Sampling weights

Testing For Informative Weights And Weights Trimming In Multivariate Modeling With Survey Data - Tihomir Asparouhov and Bengt Muthen
Keywords: Weights Informativeness, Weight Trimming, Test of Weights Ignorability

An Application of Alternative Weighting Matrix Collapsing Approaches for Improving Sample Estimates - Linda Tompkins and Jay J. Kim
Keywords: coverage ratio, sample weighting, cell collapsing

Bayesian Weight-Smoothing Models in Clustered or Cross-Classed Sample Designs - Xiaobi Huang and Michael R. Elliott

Session 191: Synthetic Data and Other Methods for Disclosure Limitation and Confidentiality Preservation
Organizer: Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University
Chair: Sam Hawala, U.S. Census Bureau

Microdata Simulation for Confidentiality Protection Using Regression Quantiles and Hot Deck - Jennifer C. Huckett and Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: Hot deck imputation, quantile regression, rank swapping, statistical disclosure limitation, synthetic data

Releasing Multiply Imputed, Synthetic Data Generated in Two Stages To Protect Confidentiality - Joerg Drechsler and Jerome P. Reiter

Multiple Imputation Alternatives to Top-Coding for Statistical Disclosure Control - Di An and Roderick J. Little

Secure Logistic Regression with Multi-Party Distributed Databases - Stephen E. Fienberg, Alan F. Karr, Yuval Nardi, and Aleksandra B. Slavkovic
Keywords: Logistic Regression, Privacy-Preserving Data Mining, Secure Multi-Party Computation, EM

Application of the Truncated Triangular and the Trapezoidal Distributions - Jay J. Kim
Keywords: confidentiality, masking, truncated triangular distribution

Session 207: Measurement Error in Survey Data Collection
Chair: Mary Ann Guadagno, National Institutes of Health

Modelling Rotation Group Bias and Survey Errors in the Dutch Labour Force Survey - Jan van den Brakel and Sabine Krieg

Face-to-face Interviews with Children. Question Difficulty and the Impact of Cognitive Resources on Response Quality - Marek Fuchs
Keywords: Children, behavior coding, cognitive resources, respondent behavior, validity

Survey Design for Studies of Measurement Error in Physical Activity Assessments - Nicholas K. Beyler, Sarah M. Nusser, Wayne A. Fuller, Alicia L. Carriquiry, and Gregory J. Welk
Keywords: Measurement Error, Physical Activity, Energy Expenditure

Comparison of Estimators for the National Resources Inventory Calibration Study - Emily Berg, Wayne A. Fuller, and Jean Opsomer
Keywords: Measurement Error, Calibration, Sandwich Variance Estimator

Evaluating the Assumption of Uncorrelated Error Terms in a Mixed-Mode Study with Validation Data - Courtney Kennedy and Stanley Presser

Session 208: Web and Telephone Survey Methods
Chair: Stephen Ash, U.S. Census Bureau

A Comparison Between a Traditional RDD Survey and a Telephone Survey with Cell-Phone-Only Populations - Sunghee Lee, David Grant, J. Michael Brick, and Sherm Edwards

A New Application of Adaptive Web Sampling designs - Hong Xu, Steve K. Thompson, and James L. Rosenberger

Time Series Analysis of Census Internet Response - Fred Highland
Keywords: Census, Internet, Time Series

Assessing the Applicability of Self-Anchoring Scales in Web Surveys - Frederik Van Acker and Peter Theuns
Keywords: self anchoring scales, web surveys, context effects

Comparing Web Survey Samples of Schizophrenic and Bipolar Patients with Concurrent RDD and In-Person Samples - LinChiat Chang, Channing Stave, Corinne O'Brien, Fred Rappard, Jill Glathar, and Joe Cronin
Keywords: Web Survey, Mode Comparison

Beyond demographics: are “Webographic” questions useful for reducing the selection bias in web surveys? - Matthias Schonlau, Arthur van Soest, and Arie Kapteyn
Keywords: propensity scoring, Web survey, selection bias, Webographic variables, lifestyle variables, Simpson's paradox

When Standard Regression Techniques Fail: The Role of Propensity Score Methods - Michael Posner and Arlene Ash

Session 252: Variance Estimation--Advanced Applications
Chair: Karen Messer, University of California, San Diego

Applications of Quasi-Monte Carlo Methods in Inference for Complex Survey Data - Stanislav Kolenikov
Keywords: quasi-Monte Carlo, Halton sequence, BRR, bootstrap, complex survey data

Estimating the Distance Distribution of Subpopulations for a Large-Scale Complex Survey - Jianqiang Wang and Jean Opsomer
Keywords: jackknife, kernel estimation, estimating equations, generalized median, elliptical distribution, classification

A Comparison of Variances for Poststratification to Estimated Control Totals - Jill A. Dever and Richard Valliant
Keywords: estimated-control calibration, sampling frame coverage bias, survey-estimated control totals

On Variance Estimation Under Auxiliary Value Imputation in Sample Surveys - David Haziza, Jean-Francois Beaumont, and Cynthia Bocci

The Effect of Stochastic Population Controls on the Precision of Radio Listening Estimates - Richard Griffiths

Session 253: Improved Methods for Survey Contact and Incentives
Chair: Christopher Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using Linear Programming Techniques for Balancing Automatic Case Assignments in Field Surveys - Edward English and Steven Pedlow
Keywords: Area Probability Sample, Interviewer Allocation

First Impression: An Advance Contact Experiment to Locate and Engage Potential Respondents - Amy Herron, Mike White, Megan Henly, and Andy Zukerberg
Keywords: Nonresponse, Locating Mobile Populations, Advance Contact Mailings

The Impact of Incentives on Survey Participation and Reports of Intimate Partner and Sexual Violence - Lisa R. Carley-Baxter, Michele Black, and Susan Twiddy

Money Can Buy Me Love: Experiments To Increase Response Rates Using Monetary Incentives - Andrew Zukerberg, Megan Henly, and David Hall

Session 288: Sampling Issues and Variance Estimation
Chair: Michael P. Cohen, Statistical Consultant

Effects of Calculating Standard Errors using Estimation Versus Variance Weights for 2004 National Nursing Home Survey - Rong Cai, Sarah Gousen, Iris Shimizu, and Robin Remsburg
Keywords: Standard errors, Variance weights, Ratio adjustment

Variance Estimations for International Price Program Indexes - Te-Ching Chen, Patrick A. Bobbitt, James A. Himelein Jr., Steven P. Paben, MoonJung Cho, and Lawrence R. Ernst
Keywords: Variance estimation, Bootstrap, Jackknife, Balance Repeated Replication (BRR), Certainty Sampling Units, Taylor Series

Can a Geographic Sort Improve Hot Deck Donor Imputation in the Canadian Census? - Darryl Janes
Keywords: CANCEIS, Donor Imputation, Geographic Sort

Imputation Classes by Size Measure for the Annual Survey of Manufactures of Statistics Canada - Yi Li
Keywords: Imputation Class, Size Measure, Ratio Imputation

Session 293: Survey Response Propensity and Responsive Design
Chair: Matthias Schonlau, RAND Corporation

Are Nonrespondents Necessarily Bad Reporters? Using Imputation Techniques to Investigate Measurement Error of Nonrespondents in an Alumni Survey - Mandi Yu and Ting Yan
Keywords: Measurement Error, Nonresponse bias, Multiple Imputation

Using Callback Models to Adjust for Nonignorable Nonresponse in Face-to-Face Surveys - Paul Biemer and Kevin Wang

Assessing Bias in Estimates in a Two Stage Design From an Early Close Out of the First Stage Data Collection: An Empirical Investigation Using NSRCG Sample Data - Donsig Jang and Xiaojing Lin
Keywords: Nonresponse analysis, NSRCG, School sample, Bias

Optimal Survey Design When Nonrespondents Are Subsampled for Follow-Up - A. James O'Malley and Alan M. Zaslavsky
Keywords: Neyman allocation, Nonrespondents, Small Area Estimation, Subsample, Survey, Telephone Followup

Research and Responsive Design Options for Survey Data Collection at Statistics Canada - Chris Mohl and François Laflamme
Keywords: Paradata, Responsive Design, Collection Procedures

A Dynamic Approach to Response Propensity - Kristen Olson

Findings from Methodology Innovations on Population Health Survey - Urban Landreman

Session 330: Multiple Frame Survey Design and Inference
Organizer: Marianne Winglee, Westat
Chair: Marianne Winglee, Westat

A Case Study in Dual-Frame Estimation Methods - Marianne Winglee, Inho Park, Keith Rust, Benmei Liu, and Gary Shapiro
Keywords: Dual-frame design, rare population, domain estimation, sampling weights, single frame (SF) estimator, pseudo maximum-likelihood (PML) estimator

A Strategy for Estimating the Number of Minority Operated Farms - Phil Kott and Matt Fetter
Keywords: dual frame, re-stratification, anticipated variance

On the Allocation and Estimation for Dual Frame Survey Data - A. Demnati, J. N. K. Rao, M. A. Hidiroglou, and J.-L. Tambay
Keywords: Calibration, incomplete frame, multiplicity, optimal sample size, variance estimation

Designing a Dual-Frame Survey for Breeding Bald Eagle Pairs in the Lower 48 States - Mark C. Otto and John R. Sauer

Session 341: Adjustment Methods for Survey Nonresponse and Noncoverage
Chair: Kenneth Portier, American Cancer Society

Nonresponse Adjustment for Multipurpose Surveys - Hee-Choon Shin

A Comparison of Methods to Further Adjust for Non-Response Due to Missing Lab Data in National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) - Maya Sternberg and Alula Hadgu
Keywords: NHANES, nonreponse, propensity

Post-Katrina New Orleans Adjustment to Control Totals for the National Immunization Survey - Steven Pedlow and Zhen Zhao
Keywords: Hurricane Katrina, Post-Stratification, Orleans Parish

Diagnostic Process to Assess the Effects of Weighting BRFSS Data - Henry Roberts, Robert Woldman, Elizabeth Hughes, and Ruth Jiles

Minimizing Conditional Local Bias for Health Estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for U.S. Counties Contiguous to the United States-Mexico Border - Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., Machell Town, and Jay J. Kim
Keywords: unbiased estimation, poststratification

Evaluation of the Current Weighting Methodology for the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) and Alternatives for Improvement - Mansour Fahimi, Darryl Creel, Paul S. Levy, and Michael Link

Diagnostic Process to Assess the Effects of Truncating Extreme BRFSS Sampling Weights - Henry Roberts, Robert Woldman, Elizabeth Hughes, and Ruth Jiles

Session 342: Complex Survey Data Analysis Software GIS
Chair: Ronaldo Iachan, Macro International

Identification of Influential Observations for Regression Using Complex Survey Data - Jianzhu Li and Richard Valliant

Goodness-of-Fit Tests for Logistic Regression with Complex Survey Data - Amang S. Sukasih, Donsig Jang, and Haixia Xu

Analyzing Longitudinal Data from Complex Surveys Using SUDAAN - Darryl Creel
Keywords: Longitudinal Data Analysis (LDA), SUDAAN

Comparison of the Five Test Statistics Currently Available in the SUDAAN® Modeling Procedures - G. Gordon Brown

Subpopulation Analysis of Survey Data: Statistical Approaches and Software Options - Brady West, Steven Heeringa, and Pat Berglund

GIS Data Collection for Longitudinal Surveys - Sarah M. Nusser

Economic Evaluation of Road Improvements Using GIS and Propensity Score Matching: Case Example from the Republic of Georgia - John Felkner, Fritz Scheuren, Celeste Tarricone, Mamuka Shatirishvili, and Temur Paksashvili

Session 388: Topics in Survey and Census Redesigns
Chair: Ismael Flores Cervantes, Westat

Strategic Directions for the 2011 Canadian Census of Population - David Dolson

Alternative Allocation Designs for a Highly Stratified Establishment Survey - Ernest Lawley, Marie Stetster, and Eduardas Valaitis
Keywords: Neyman allocation, probability proportional to estimated size (PPES), power allocation

Sampling with Uncertain Frame Counts: Challenges in Sampling Head Start Children for the FACES Study - Barbara Lepidus Carlson
Keywords: FACES, Head Start, oversampling

Sample Design Research for the 2007 National Home Health and Hospice Care Survey - Karen E. Davis and Iris Shimizu
Keywords: Sample survey design, design effects

Sample Design of the Canadian Health Measures Survey - Sarah Maude Dion
Keywords: Health Survey, Multistage Sample, Direct Measures

Sampling and Estimation Issues in the Redesign of the Canadian Survey of Household Spending - Christian Nadeau, Johanne Tremblay, and Suzanne Lessard
Keywords: expenditure survey, household budget survey, diary, recall interview, calendarization

Sample Redesign for the FDIC's Asset Valuation Review - David W. Chapman

Session 389: Survey Estimation and Inference
Chair: James R. Chromy, RTI International

Design Effects of Sampling Frames in Establishment Surveys of Small Populations - Monroe Sirken and Iris Shimizu
Keywords: Establishment Sampling Frames, Small Domain Estimation, Network Sampling

Variance Estimation for Statistical Matching Using Multiple Imputation - James Reilly

Using Bootstrap Variance Calculations for a Survey with a Simple Design: The Case of the 2005 National Survey of the Work and Health of Nurses - Gildas Kleim and Yves Bélanger
Keywords: Variance estimation, Bootstrap, Simple Design

Application of the Bootstrap Method in the International Price Program - Patrick A. Bobbitt, Steven P. Paben, MoonJung Cho, Te-Ching Chen, James A. Himelein Jr., and Lawrence R. Ernst
Keywords: Variance estimation, Bias estimation, Certainty sampling units, Collapsing

Session 414: Use of Measures Related to the Survey Variables in Post Survey Adjustment for Nonresponse
Organizer: Andy Peytchev, RTI International
Chair: Kristen Olson, University of Michigan

Assessment of the Impact of Health Variables on Nonresponse Adjustment in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Lap-Ming Wun and Trena Ezzati-Rice
Keywords: logistic regression, response propensity, variation

Using Interviewer Observations To Improve Nonresponse Adjustments: NES 2004 - Andy Peytchev and Kristen Olson

Use of Interviewer Judgments About Attributes of Selected Respondents in Post-Survey Adjustment for Unit Nonresponse: An Illustration with the National Survey of Family Growth - Robert Groves, James Wagner, and Emilia Peytcheva

Using Proxy Measures of Survey Outcomes in Post-Survey Adjustments: Examples from the European Social Survey (ESS) - Frauke Kreuter, Michael Lemay, and Carolina Casas-Cordero
Keywords: Nonresponse Adjustment, Interviewer Observations, European Social Survey

Using Proxy Measures of the Survey Variables in Post-Survey Adjustments in a Transportation Survey - Ting Yan and Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: post-survey adjustment, nonresponse error, record data

Session 427: Topics in Confidence Intervals and Inference
Chair: Jill Dever, University of Maryland

Parametric Bootstrap Confidence Interval in a Small-Area Estimation Problem - Huilin Li and Partha Lahiri

Setting Precision Requirements for Estimating Proportions - James R. Chromy

Confidence Intervals for Statistics for Categorical Variables from Complex Samples - Keith Rust and Valerie Hsu
Keywords: Asymptotically normal estimators, multi-stage sampling, log transformation, log(-log) transformation, index of disparity, WesVar

Evaluating Alternative One-Sided Coverage Intervals for an Extreme Binomial Proportion - Yan K. Liu and Phillip S. Kott
Keywords: coverage probability, effective sample size, stratified random sample

Investigation of Empirical Bayesian Confidence Intervals for Expenditure Data in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Robert Baskin and Malay Ghosh

Tailoring Survey Data Products and Reliability Criteria To Best Match Customers' Revenue Needs - Mandy Webb and Alan R. Tupek

Properties of the Combined Ratio Estimator and a Best Linear Unbiased Estimator When Design Control is Problematic - StephenWoodruff
Keywords: Combined Ratio Estimation, Best Linear Unbiased Estimation, Stratified Cluster Designs

Session 428: Analysis and Disclosure of Survey Data
Chair: Karol Krotki, RTI International

Multiyear Estimation for a Single Stratum from the Continuous National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) - R. Lee Harding, Jay Clark, and Jill M. Montaquila

The Effectiveness of Stepwise Discriminate Analysis as a Post Hoc Procedure to a Significant Manova - Erik Heiny

Researcher Access to Microdata: Measuring the Impact of Different Access Protocols on Data Utility - Stephanie Shipp and Julia Lane

Measuring Privacy Loss Due to Data Release: A New Perspective - Lei Liu and Heping Zhang

The Use of Propensity Score Matching Methods in Mixed Mode Studies - John Bremer and Kerri Miller

Practical Considerations in Applying the pq-Rule for Primary Disclosure Suppressions - Meghan O'Malley and Lawrence R. Ernst
Keywords: Confidentiality, p-Percent Rule, pq-Rule, Sample Weights, Imputation, Primary Suppressions

Session 479: Compensating for Survey Nonresponse and Nonsampling Error
Chair: Vicki Burt, National Center for Health Statistics

An Assessment of the Effect of Misreporting of Phone Line Information on Key Weighted RDD Estimates - Ashley Bowers and Jeffrey Gonzalez
Keywords: Random-Digit Dialing (RDD), weighting adjustment, measurement error

Improvements in Coverage and Sample Weighting for Telephia's 2007 Attitude and Behavior Survey (TABS) of U.S. Cellular Phone Subscribers - Vicki Pineau, Jim Baer, Christianne Pang, Glenn Atias, and Elisa Chan

Non-Response in Surveys of the College Educated, Revisited - Patrick E. Flanagan and Nancy Dexter
Keywords: Survey, Non-response, Logistic Regression

Nonresponse in the Survey of Industrial Research and Development - Perez Adriana

Adjusting for Missing Covariates Using the EM Algorithm for Logistic Regression Models: A Study of the Effect of Childhood Overweight on the Age of Onset of Menses - Yi Liu, Elizabeth A. Stasny, and Pamela Salsberry

A Study of Basic Calibration Estimators and their Variance Estimators in Presence of Nonresponse - Yves Thibaudeau, Jeri Mulrow, and Jun Shao

The Nonparametric Regression with Missing Responses and Its Applications to the U.S. Census - Cheng Yong Tang and Song Xi Chen

Session 499: Ranked Set Sampling I
Organizer: Omer Ozturk, The Ohio State University
Chair: Douglas Wolfe, The Ohio State University

Estimating the Distribution Function Using k-tuple Ranked Set Samples - Kaushik Ghosh and Ram C. Tiwari

Distribution-Free Statistical Intervals via Ranked-Set Sampling - Jesse Frey

A Nonparametric Mean Estimator for Judgment Post-Stratified Data - Xinlei Wang, Johan Lim, and S. Lynne Stokes

Optimal Ranked Set Sampling Estimation Based on Medians from Multiple Set Sizes - Nader Gemayel, Elizabeth A. Stasny, and Douglas Wolfe

Minimum Distance Estimator of Judgment-Ranking Probabilities in a Ranked-Set Sample - Omer Ozturk

Session 501: Bayesian Methods in Sample Surveys
Organizer: Roderick J. Little, University of Michigan
Chair: Michael R. Elliott, University of Michigan

Parametric and Semiparametric Model-Based Estimates of the Finite Population Mean for Two-Stage Cluster Samples with Item Nonresponse - Roderick J. Little and Ying Yuan

Bayesian Penalized Spline Model-Based Estimation of the Finite Population Proportion From Probability-Proportional-to-Size Samples - Qixuan Chen, Michael Elliott, and Roderick Little
Keywords: finite population proportion, Gibbs sampling, penalized spline regression model

Credible intervals for the Fay-Herriot model - Nadarajasundaram Ganesh
Keywords: Bayesian multiple comparison, Fay-Herriot model, hierarchical Bayes, matched priors

Bayesian Approaches to Sequential Selection of Survey Design Protocols - James Wagner and Trivellore Raghunathan
Keywords: Adaptive Design, Survey Design Protocols

Session 513: Optimal Sample Design
Chair: Brenda Cox, Battelle

Survey Designs to Optimize Efficiency for Multiple Objectives: Methods and Applications - Stephen Williams, Zhanyun Zhao, and Frank Potter
Keywords: design optimization, multiple survey objectives, nonlinear programming

Optimization of Nonproportional Samples - Raimund K. Wildner

Sampling Design and Inference for Social Network Data: Estimating Epidemic Potential with Contact Tracing Data - Krista Gile and Mark S. Handcock

Sample Allocation under a Population Model and Stratified Inclusion Probability Proportionate to Size Sampling - Sun Woong Kim, Steven Heeringa, and Peter Solenberger

Comparison of Sample Set Curtailment Procedures - Jason Legg
Keywords: rejection sampling, cube sampling, stratification, balanced sampling

Model - Assisted-Cum-Design-Based Adaptive Sampling - Ismaila Adeleke, Ray Okafor, Ebenezer Esan, and Athanasius Opara
Keywords: Model-based, adaptive sampling, inclusion probabilities

Session 514: Multivariate and Longitudinal Analysis of Survey Data
Chair: J. Neil Russell, National Center for Education Statistics

Random Forests with Survey Data - Guillermo Mendez and Sharon L. Lohr

Multivariate Analysis Techniques on Model-based Sampling - Chang-Tai Chao and Feng-Min Lin
Keywords: Model-Based Sampling, Optimal Sampling Strategy, Multivariate Analysis, Principal Component, Cluster Analysis

Model Evaluation for Multivariate Structural Time Series Models for the Dutch Labour Force Survey - Sabine Krieg and Jan van den Brakel
Keywords: Structural time series models, Small area estimation

Joint Modeling of Longitudinal Outcome and Time to Drop out - An Application Using Complex Survey Data - Punam Pahwa and Chandima Karunanayake
Keywords: Generalized Estimating Equations, Complex Survey, Joint Modeling

A Method for Bias-Reduction of Sample-Based MLE of the Autologistic Function - Steen Magnussen and Robert Reeves

Session 542: Measurement Issues in Surveys
Chair: Steve H. Cohen, National Science Foundation

Comparison of Income Items from the CPS and ACS - Bruce Webster Jr.
Keywords: CPS ASEC, ACS, Response Errors

The Impact of Converted Refusals upon Survey Estimates: National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2004 - Margaret Carroll and Yinong Chong

Precanvass Survey for the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey - Promod Chandhok
Keywords: auxiliary establishments, sample design, non-shipping auxiliaries, duplicates

An Appraisal of the Conduct and Provisional Results of the Nigerian Population and Housing Census of 2006 - Raymond Okafor, Ismaila Adeleke, and Athanasius Oparac
Keywords: Nigerian Population (140million), Male/Female (%) of population is 51.2/48.8, Nigerian census of 2006

Statistical 'Pre- and Post-Processing' as Integrated into Computer Simulations - Turkan Gardenier

Measuring the Quality of Service to Taxpayers in Volunteer Sites - Kevin Cecco, Ronald Walsh, and Rachael Hooker
Keywords: Quality of service, Hansen-Hurwitz estimator, statistical consulting

Contributed Posters

Model and Survey Performance Measurement by the RSE and RSESP - James R. Knaub, Jr.
Keywords: regression; total survey error; performance measure; establishment survey; classical ratio estimator; cutoff sampling

Bayesian Multiple Imputation and Maximum Likelihood Methods for Missing Data - Min Sun and Ferry Butar Butar
Keywords: multiple imputation, Bayesian method, maximum likelihood, Monte Carlo, bootstrap

Software Alternatives for Variance Estimation in the Analysis of Complex Sample Surveys: A Comparison of SAS Survey Procedures, SUDAAN, and AM - Bethany Bell-Ellison and Jeffrey Kromrey
Keywords: Complex sample surveys, variance estimation, software comparison

Alternative Methods to Compensate for Provider Nonresponse in the National Immunization Survey - Philip J. Smith, Ben Skalland, Sadeq Chowdury, and Robert Montgomery

Review of NHIS Public-Design Structures - Van Parsons and Chris Moriarity

Papers Presented at the 62nd Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
May 17 - 20, 2007
Anaheim, CA

Incorporating a Multi-Mode Design Into a Random-Digit-Dialing Telephone Survey - Michael Battaglia, Larry Osborn, Michael Link, Martin Frankel, and Ali Mokdad
Keywords: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, Mail Survey, Telephone Survey

Asking for Numbers and Quantities: Visual Design Effects in Web Surveys - Marek Fuchs
Keywords: Web survey; frequency question, visual design

Integrating Cell Phone Numbers into Random Digit-Dialed (RDD) Landline Surveys - Martin R. Frankel, Michael P. Battaglia, Michael Link, and Ali H. Mokdad
Keywords: sampling, cell phone, random digit dialed, RDD, BRFSS, telephone surveys

Methodology for Cognitive Testing of Translations in Multiple Languages - Yuling Pan, Ashley Landreth, Marjorie Hindsdale, Hyunjoo Park, and Alisu Schoua-Glusberg
Keywords: methodology for cognitive testing, translation, multilingual

Respondent Debriefings Conducted by Experts: A New Qualitatitve Methodology for Questionnaire Evaluation - Elizabeth Nichols and Jennifer Hunter Childs
Keywords: Conversational interviewing, Pretesting, Coverage Improvement

A Comparison of Mixed-Mode Address-Based Sampling (ABS) Versus Random Digit Dialing (RDD) for General Population Surveys - Michael W. Link, Michael P. Battaglia, Larry Osborn, Martin R. Frankel, and Ali H. Mokdad
Keywords: mixed-mode survey, address-based sampling (ABS), random digit-dialed (RDD)

Improving Contact Information for Mobile Populations: An Advance Contact Experiment - Megan Henly, Andrew L. Zukerberg, and Amy Herron
Keywords: prenotification, nonresponse, mobile populations

Is This a Mobile Home or a Monastery?: Differentiating Group Quarters from Housing Units with a Validation Questionnaire - George Carter and Laurie Schwede
Keywords: group quarters, establishment surveys, cognitive interviewing

National Response Rates for Surveys of College Students: Institutional, Regional, and Design Factors - Matt Jans and Anthony Roman
Keywords: college students, response rates

Respondents' Understandings of Confidentiality in a Changing Privacy Environment - Eleanor Gerber and Ashley Landreth
Keywords: Confidentiality, Privacy beliefs, Census letters

The Effect of Probe Type on Cognitive Interview Results: A Signal Detection Analysis - Rachel Levenstein, Frederick Conrad, Johnny Blair, Roger Tourangeau, and Aaron Maitland

Investigation of the Relationship Between Census Mail Response and the Partnership and Marketing Program - Mary H. Mulry and Jay K. Keller
Keywords: Census 2000, logistic regression, segmentation, return on investment

Relationship between Measurement Error and Unit Nonresponse in Household Surveys: An Approach in the Absence of Validation Data - Andy Peytchev and Emilia Peytcheva

Does Context Really Matter? Results from a Spanish Language Advance Letter Pilot - Lisa R. Carley-Baxter, Michael Link, David Roe, and Rosanna Quiroz
Keywords: Spanish-speaking population, lead letters, telephone surveys, health surveys

Negative Media and Unit-Level Survey Response - Nancy Bates

Using Administrative Records to Evaluate the Accuracy of Child Abuse Reports in a National Survey of Child Abuse and Neglect - Keith Smith, Paul Biemer, Kathryn Dowd, and Ruben Chiflikyan
Keywords: Matching, Data Quality, Abuse Reports

Using Behavior Coding to Validate Cognitive Interview Findings - Johnny Blair, Allison Ackermann, Linda Piccinino, and Rachel Levenstein

Forty Years of Progress in Monitoring Cancer Control - Nancy Breen and Tracy M. Layne

An Assessment of Bias due to Noncoverage of Wireless Only Households in RDD Surveys - Meena Khare, Sadeq Chowdhury, Kirk Wolter, and James A. Singleton

Minimizing Assessment Burden on Preschool Children: Balancing Burden and Reliability - Susan Sprachman, Sally Atkins-Burnett, Steven Glazerman, Sarah Avellar, Miriam Loewenberg
Keywords: methodology, assessment, early childhood

The Effect of Reporting Aid Use on the Accuracy of Household-Reported Medical Expenditure Data - David Kashihara and Diana Wobus
Keywords: medical reports, response accuracy, survey quality

Changes in Seam Effects Magnitude Due to Changes in Question Wording and Data Collection Strategies: An Analysis of Labor Force Transitions in the PSID - Mario Callegaro
Keywords: seam effect, PSID

Medicaid Underreporting in the CPS: Results from a Record Check Study - Joanne Pascale, Marc Roemer, and Dean Resnick

A New Methodology for the Cognitive Testing of Translated Materials: Testing the Source Version as a Basis for Comparison - Patricia Goerman and Rachel Caspar
Keywords: Pretesting multilingual surveys, Cognitive interviewing and Spanish-speaking respondents, Data quality

Manipulating Caller ID for Higher Survey Response in RDD Surveys - Martin Barron and Meena Khare
Keywords: telephone surveys, caller ID, RDD response rates

Optimizing the Day and Time of the First Dial in Random-Digit-Dial Telephone Surveys - Benjamin Skalland, Chao Xu, and Karen Wooten

Linking Mailing Addresses to a Household Sampling Frame Based on Census Geography - Katherine Morton, Vincent Iannacchione, Joseph McMichael, James Cajka, Ross Curry, and David Cunningham
Keywords: area sampling frame, residential mailing lists, counting and listing, GIS, GPS, geocoding

Estimating Reliability with Panel Data: Alternatives to Cronbach's Alpha and Why We Need Them - Paul Biemer, Sharon Christ, and Christopher Wiesen

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2006)

Invited Papers by Topic

Session 4: Rapid Production of Small-Area Estimates Using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
Organizer: Paul S. Levy, RTI International
Chair: Babubhai V. Shah, SAFAL Institute Inc.

Rapid Response Health Surveillance and the Utility of Small-Area Estimates: Responding to the 2004-05 Influenza Vaccine Shortage - Michael W. Link and Ali H. Mokdad

Development of Methodology for Production of Rapidly Available, County-Level, Small-Area Estimates To Monitor the Course of Influenza Vaccine Coverage - Haomiao Jia, Michael W. Link, Ali H. Mokdad, James Holt, Lei Li, and Paul S. Levy

Evaluating the Small-Area Estimates of the 2004--05 County-Level Influenza Vaccination Rates - Lei Li, Paul S. Levy, Akhil Vaish, Michael W. Link, Ali H. Mokdad, Lina Balluz, and Haomiao Jia

Session 177: Variance Estimation in the Presence of Nonresponse and Outliers
Organizer: Ralf T. Münnich, University of Trier
Chair: Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Variance Estimation for Complex Surveys in the Presence of Outliers - Beat Hulliger and Ralf Münnich
Keywords: sampling, robust estimator, gini-coefficient, quintile share ratio, simulation

Estimation of the Total Variance of Survey Statistics under Unweighted Imputation - Santanu Pramanik and Partha Lahiri

Adjusted Jackknife for Imputation under Unequal Probability Sampling without Replacement - Yves G. Berger and Jon N. K. Rao

Session 230: Client-Oriented Perspectives on Small-Area Estimation
Organizer: Avinash C. Singh, Statistics Canada
Chair: Graham Kalton, Westat

Some Problems and Proposed Solutions in Developing a Small Area Estimation Product for Clients - A.C. Singh
Keywords: benchmarking, client input, collapsing, innovation diagnostics, 2-dim Kalman filtering, multivariate modeling, smoothing, statistical products

Characterization of Cost Structures, Perceived Value, and Optimization Issues in Small-Domain Estimation - John L. Eltinge

A Small-Area Estimation Approach in Reducing Survey Costs - Partha Lahiri and Paul D. Williams

Session 316: Multilevel Modeling of Complex Survey Data
Organizer: Milorad Kovacevic, Statistics Canada
Chair: David Binder, Statistical Society of Canada

Multilevel Modeling of Complex Survey Data - Tihomir Asparouhov and Bengt Muthen
Keywords: multilevel models, multistage sampling

Adjusting for Unequal Selection Probability in Multilevel Models: A Comparison of Software Packages - Kim Chantala and Chirayath Suchindran
Keywords: multilevel models, sample weights, software

Bootstrapping For Variance Estimation in Multi-Level Models Fitted To Survey Data - Milorad S. Kovacevic, Huang Rong, and Yong You
Keywords: multi-stage design, informative sampling, survey weights, variance components, Taylor linearization

Session 359: Rare Trait Inference
Organizer: Myron J. Katzoff, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Myron J. Katzoff, National Center for Health Statistics

Network Sampling for Rare Trait Inference - Iris Shimizu and Monroe Sirken
Keywords: sampling design, multiplicity estimators

Estimation and Analytic Issues for Rare Events in NHANES - Lester R. Curtin, Deanna Kruszon-Moran, Margaret Carroll, and Xianfen Li
Keywords: binomial distribution, Wald test, complex survey, rare events, design effects

Design and Likelihood-Based Inference for Sample Surveys on Rare Traits - Steve Thompson

Testing Logistic Regression Coefficients with Clustered Data and Few Positive Outcomes - Sally Hunsberger, Barry I. Graubard, and Edward Korn

Session 452: Using Empirical Likelihood Methods in Survey Sampling
Organizer: Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Chair: Charles R. Perry, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Empirical Likelihood Inference from Sample Survey Data - Jon N. K. Rao and Changbao Wu

Variance Estimation for Empirical Likelihood Calibration Estimators in Unequal Probability Sampling - Jae-kwang Kim

Empirical Likelihood Methods for Raking in Complex Surveys - Randy R. Sitter and Changbao Wu

Session 489: Bayesian Inference for Population Survey Data
Organizer: Michael R. Elliott, University of Michigan
Chair: Steven G. Heeringa, University of Michigan

The Bayesian Approach to Inference for Finite Population Samples - Roderick J. Little

Weight Trimming via Bayesian Variable Selection Methods - Michael R. Elliott

Bayesian Approach for Combining Information from Multiple Surveys - Trivellore E. Raghunathan

Influence Functions and Robust Bayes Estimation - Malay Ghosh, Tapabrata Maiti, and Ananya Roy

Contributed Papers by Topic

Session 36: Unit Nonresponse in Surveys I
Organizer:
Chair: Karol Krotki, RTI International

The Effectiveness of Weighting Cell Adjustments for Longitudinal Nonresponse - Leroy Bailey
Keywords: attrition, wave nonresponse, longitudinal weighting, logistic regression

Approaches to a Nonresponse Bias Analysis in an Adult Literacy Survey - Wendy Van de Kerckhove, Thomas Krenzke, and Leyla Mohadjer
Keywords: response rate, key statistics, and disposition code

An Application of Propensity Modeling: Comparing Unweighted and Weighted Logistic Regression Models for Nonresponse Adjustments - Frank Potter, Eric Grau, Stephen Williams, Nuria Diaz-Tena, and Barbara Lepidus Carlson
Keywords: nonresponse, weighting, propensity modeling, Community Tracking Study, physician surveys

Adjusting for Nonignorable Missing Data with Nonignorable Sampling Design - Moh Yin Chang
Keywords: attrition bias, nonignorable missing data, not missing at random, pattern-mixture model, propensity scores

Estimated Response Propensities as a Means to Evaluate Error Effects Due to Nonresponse - Leela M. Aertker and William D. Kalsbeek
Keywords: unit nonresponse, response propensity, nonresponse bias

Nonresponse to a Computer-Assisted Self-Interviewing (CASI) Module - Mick Couper, Eleanor Singer, and John Van Hoewyk

Sample Reweighting To Reflect an Initial Population - Julia Bienias, Phillip S. Kott, Todd L. Beck, and Denis A. Evans

Session 37: Estimation and Confidentiality
Organizer:
Chair: Andrew A. White, Institute of Education Sciences

Reporting to Payers, Regulators, and Managers: Some issues and Experiences with Confidentiality and Compliance - Richard R. Carlson
Keywords: confidentiality, HIPPA, compliance

A Bridge Between the GREG and the Linear Regression Estimators - Sarjinder Singh and Raghunath Arnab
Keywords: calibration, linear regression estimator, GREG, estimation of total and variance

Generalized Forced Quantitative Randomized Response Model - Oluseun Odumade and Sarjinder Singh
Keywords: randomized response sampling, estimation of population total, sensitive quantitative variable

Global and Hierarchical Linear Regression in Two-Stage Sampling - Dhirendra Ghosh and Andrew Vogt
Keywords: clusters, auxiliary cluster variable

Disclosure Avoidance for the 2007 ACS PUMS: a Model-Based Approach for Group-Quarters Data - Rolando Rodriguez

The Change-of-Variance Function in Generalized Linear Mixed-Effect Models with Applications to Poisson-Gamma and Beta-Binomial Models - Gabriela Cohen-Freue

Session 54: Overview and Results from the 2005 National Census Test
Organizer: Jennifer Tancreto, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: James Treat, U.S. Census Bureau

An Overview of the 2005 National Census Test - Jennifer Guarino Tancreto
Keywords: census, experiment

Effect of Internet Response Mode Designs on Data Quality and Ease of Use - Kelly D. Allmang and Kevin J. Zajac
Keywords: topic-based, person-based, census

Experimental Treatment Results of the Bilingual Census Form from the 2005 National Census Test - Julie A. Bouffard and Jennifer Guarino Tancreto
Keywords: Spanish form, swim lane design, lane jumping, language

Analysis of Self-Response Options and Respondent-Friendly Design from the 2005 National Census Test - Michael Bentley and Jennifer Guarino Tancreto
Keywords: self-response options, internet, questionnaire design, census

Experimental Treatment Results for the Age, Relationship, and Tenure Items from the 2005 National Census Test - Joan M. Hill, Jennifer G. Tancreto, and Cynthia A. Rothhaas

Session 57: Student Paper Competition Award Presentations
Organizer: Michael P. Cohen, Bureau of Transportation Statistics
Chair: Michael P. Cohen, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Robust Model-Based Predictor of the Finite Population Total - Yan Li and P. Lahiri
Keywords: The Box-Cox transformation, empirical best prediction, superpopulation

Causal Inference Based on Directed Acyclic Graphical Models and the Randomization Distribution: A Probability-Sampling Approach - Joel E. Hanson
Keywords: randomization, counterfactual, confounding

Small Area Estimation for Business Surveys - Hukum Chandra
Keywords: small areas, skewed data, MBD, model calibration, expected value model

An Application of Parametric Bootstrap Method in Small Area Estimation Problem - Huilin Li
Keywords: parametric bootstrap, prediction intervals, Fay-Herriot model, ADM estimator

Local Polynomial Regression for Small Area Estimation - Pushpal K. Mukhopadhyay and Tapabrata Maiti
Keywords: nonparametric smoothing, multi-level modeling

Session 65: Session Sample Survey Design I
Organizer:
Chair: Soma Roy, Ohio State University

Model-Based Sampling Designs for Optimum Estimation - Sun-Woong Kim, Steven G. Heeringa, and Peter W. Solenberger
Keywords: pi-PS sampling, superpopulation model, model-based sampling, expected variance, optimization problem, linear programming, nonlinear programming

Optimum Allocation in Two-stage and Stratified Two-stage Sampling for Multivariate Surveys - M.G.M. Khan, Munish A. Chand, and Nesar Ahmad
Keywords: multivariate two-stage sampling, multivariate stratified two-stage sampling, first-stage sampling units, second-stage sampling units, optimum allocation, nonlinear programming problem

An Application of Genetic Algorithms to Multivariate Optimal Allocation in Stratified Sample Designs - Charles D. Day
Keywords: genetic algorithm, stochastic search

NASS/USDA Area Frame Sample Allocation for Estimation of Number of Farms Not on the Ag Census Mailing List - Floyd Spears, Raj S. Chhikara, Charles R. Perry, and Phillip S. Kott
Keywords: 2007 Ag Census, area frame sample allocation, NML farms and its sub-domains, stratum standard deviation, multivariate allocation, board CV

Simple Power Calculations: How Do We Know We Are Doing Them the Right Way? - Michael Vorburger and Breda Munoz
Keywords: Fisher's exact test, power calculation, power approximation, arc sine approximation, chi-squared approximation

Estimation in Network Populations - Mike Kwanisai
Keywords: snowball sampling, adaptive sampling, linktracing, Bayesian, Markov Chain Monte Carlo

The Effect of the Number Eligible and Number Selected within Households on Reported Income and Other Socioeconomic Characteristics in the 2004 NSDUH - Tania Robbins

Session 66: Sample Survey Quality I
Organizer:
Chair: Michael P. Battaglia, Abt Associates Inc.

Some Aspects Of The Non-Response Bias Study On The 2003-2004 School And Staffing Survey (SASS) - Robyn Sirkis, Bac Tran, and Phyllis Singer
Keywords: nonsampling, nonresponse, bias, substantive difference, SASS

Treatment of Spatial Autocorrelation in Geocoded Crime Data - Krista Collins, Colin Babyak, and Joanne Moloney
Keywords: spatial autocorrelation, simultaneous autoregressive, spatial lag model, spatial error model, crime data

Assessing Population Coverage in a Health Survey - Karen E. Davis and Chris Moriarity
Keywords: sample survey, oversampling, population coverage

A Study of IRS Administrative Payroll as a Substitute for Missing Payroll in the Business Expenses Survey - Melvin McCullough
Keywords: general imputation, replication, bias, single units

Call Efforts and Relational Estimates: Preliminary Findings - Chung-tung Lin

Estimation of Low Incidence Rates under Selection Bias - Bin Wang and Jiayang Sun

Assessment of Diagnostic Tests in the Presence of Verification Bias Using Multiple Imputation and Resampling Methods - Michael P. McDermott and Hua He

Session 106: Sample Survey Quality II
Organizer:
Chair: Rachel Harter, National Opinion Research Center

Inconsistency Between Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Revision II and Demographic Analysis Estimates for Children 0 to 9 Years of Age - Andrew Keller

Difficulties and Solutions for Surveying Refugees: Bosnians Refugees in St. Louis - Hisako Matsuo and Terry Tomazic

Residential Address Lists vs. Traditional Listing: Enumerating Households and Group Quarters - Sylvia Dohrmann, Daifeng Han, and Leyla Mohadjer
Keywords: area samples, USPS, address lists, HOI procedure

Employment in Nonprofit Entities: Coverage, Bias, and Measurement Errors in QCEW and public IRS Information, 1999-2003 - Martin H David
Keywords: matching error, model-based weighting, nonprofit employment

Use of Administrative Data To Explore Effect of Establishment Nonresponse Adjustment on the National Compensation Survey Estimates - Chester H. Ponikowski and Erin E. McNulty
Keywords: unit nonresponse, bias, weighting cells

Does a Final Coverage Check Identify Census Omissions and Reduce Errors? Preliminary Results of an Experiment - Elizabeth A. Martin and Don A. Dillman
Keywords: questionnaire design, within-household omissions, split-panel experiment

Nonresponse Bias Analysis in the 2003 National Survey of Recent College Graduates - Aref Dajani, Jerry J. Maples, and Ronald S. Fecso

Session 107: Unit Nonresponse in Surveys II
Organizer:
Chair: Thanh LÃ, Westat

An Incentives Experiment in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Survey - David E. McGrath
Keywords: incentives, response rates, experiment, debit cards

Indirect Monetary Incentives with a Complex Agricultural Establishment Survey - Daniel G. Beckler and Kathleen Ott
Keywords: incentives, nonresponse, response rate, refusal conversion, mail surveys

A Study of Nonrespondents in the Canadian Vehicle Survey - Martin Beaulieu
Keywords: nonresponse bias, respondent followup, travel surveys, characteristics of nonrespondents

Factors Affecting Early Return Rates on the 2002 Economic Census: Assessing The Impact of the Number of Questionnaire Pages - Diane K. Willimack
Keywords: establishment surveys, questionnaires, respondent burden

Modeling the Relationship between Cell Phone Usage and RDD Contact Effort - Joseph Sakshaug

Web versus Email Data Collection: Experience in the Current Employment Statistics Program - Richard Rosen, Louis Harrell, Antonio Gomes, Jason Chute, and Hong Yu

Session 133: Recent Advances in Small-Area Issues
Organizer: Karabi Sinha, University of Illinois at Chicago
Chair: Karabi Sinha, University of Illinois at Chicago

Small Area Modeling for Survey Data with Smoothed Error Covariance Structure via Generalized Design Effects - A.C. Singh, R.E. Folsom, Jr., and A.K. Vaish
Keywords: estimating functions, generalized design effects, ignorable and nonignorable designs, Unstable estimated error covariance matrix

A Bayesian Assessment of Obesity Among Children and Adolescents from Small Domains Under Nonignorable Nonresponse - Balgobin Nandram and JaiWon Choi
Keywords: deleted residual, deviance, finite population percentiles, logistic regression, Metropolis-Hastings sampler, spline regression, transformation

Hierarchical and Empirical Bayesian Analysis of Bivariate Binary Data: an Application to Small-Area Estimation - Ananya Roy and Malay Ghosh

Robust Estimation of the Mean Square Error of an EBLUP of a Small-Area Mean - Shijie Chen, Partha Lahiri, and Jon N. K. Rao

Small-Area Estimation Using Nonparametric Regression - Tathagata Bandyopadhyay

Session 134: Meta-analysis in Survey Research: Analysis of Multiple Response Rates and Other Applications
Organizer: Hiroaki Minato, National Opinion Research Center
Chair: Hiroaki Minato, National Opinion Research Center

Sources of Variation in Response Rates to the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - David W. Smith
Keywords: missing data, survey, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Differences in Survey Nonresponse Components over Time in Various Domains - Brad Edwards, David Cantor, and Lisa Moses

Monitoring Survey Response Rates and Measuring Nonresponse Bias in a Federal Statistical Agency: National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) - Marilyn Seastrom and Aparna Sundaram

Meta-analysis in the Human Sciences - Mack Shelley

Session 145: Survey-Based Estimation I
Organizer:
Chair: Michael R. Elliott, University of Michigan

Estimating Dynamic Price Indexes - Alan H. Dorfman and Mary Kokoski
Keywords: hedonic price indexes, multiple regression, survey sampling, Törnqvist Index

An Examination Of Poststratification Techniques For The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - Michael P. Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel, and Michael Link
Keywords: control totals, poststratification, raking, random-digit dialing

Power Analysis of the Rao-Scott First Order Adjustment to the Pearson Test for Homogeneity - Sunyeong Heo
Keywords: complex sample, homogeneity test, Rao-Scott first order adjustment, Wald test, non-central chi-square distribution, 2003 NHIS (National Health Interview Survey

Counterfactual Temporal Trends for Program Evaluation - Andrea Piesse and David Judkins
Keywords: counterfactual projection weights, dose-response, media campaigns, propensity scoring

Robust Covariate Control in Cluster-Randomized Trials - Jiaquan Fan and David Judkins

Categorical Time Series Modeling Using Data from the Current Population Survey - Stephen Miller

Hierarchical Linear Modeling Using Complex Survey Data Based on the Pre-Elementary Education Longitudinal Study (PEELS) - Hyunshik Lee, Frank Jenkins, and Sunyeong Heo

Session 191: Census Coverage Measurement
Organizer: Richard Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: William R. Bell, U.S. Census Bureau

2010 Census Coverage Measurement - Initial Results of Net Error Empirical Research using Logistic Regression - Richard Griffin, Thomas Mule, and Douglas Olson

2010 Census Coverage Measurement Research on Person Coverage Estimates by Housing Unit Enumeration Status - Vincent Thomas Mule Jr.

2010 Census Coverage Measurement : The Hunt for the Magic Variables - Eric Schindler
Keywords: post-stratification, dual system estimation

Framework for Census Coverage Error Components - Mary H. Mulry and Donna K. Kostanich
Keywords: dual system estimation, undercount, omissions, erroneous enumerations, 2010 Census

A Nonparametric Approach to Census Population Size Estimation - Song X. Chen, Chengyong Tang, Jean D. Opsomer, and Sarah M. Nusser

Session 195: Sample Survey Design II
Organizer:
Chair: Michael E. Jones, Westat

Properties and Modifications of a Probability Proportional to Size Sampling Procedure - Lawrence R. Ernst
Keywords: PPS sampling, unbiased estimators of variance, sample expansion, Jessen's method

Probability Sample Designs that Impose Models on Survey Data - Stephen Woodruff
Keywords: combined and separate ratio estimation, best linear unbiased estimation, Horvitz-Thompson estimation

A Review of the Sample Design for the California Health Interview Survey - Ismael Flores Cervantes, Michael E. Jones, Laura Alvarez Rojas, J. Michael Brick, John Kurata, and David Grant
Keywords: RDD, health survey, geographic stratification, surname list samples, within-household sampling

Comparing Alternate Designs For A Multi-Domain Cluster Sample - Pedro J. Saavedra, Mareena McKinley Wright, and Joseph P. Riley

The Impact of Unequal Minority Distribution across Schools on PPS Oversampling Methods - William Robb, Joshua Brown, James Ross, and Ronaldo Iachan

Supplementing RDD Surveys with Web-Based Survey Data - Karol Krotki

Comparison of Mixed-Mode and Address Frame Designs to Random Digit Dialing for General Population Surveys - Michael W. Link, Michael P. Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel, and Larry Osborn

Session 196: Nonresponse, Imputation, and Estimation
Organizer:
Chair: Steven Pedlow, National Opinion Research Center

Enhancements to the 2006 Canadian Census Edit and Imputation System - Wesley Benjamin
Keywords: edit, imputation, census, Canada, donor, deterministic

Separating the Wheat from the Chaff: The Search for the Best Imputation Methodology - Paula Weir and Pedro J. Saavedra
Keywords: survey processing, trend, regression, exponential smoothing

Analysis of Measures of Respondent Burden At the National Agricultural Statistics Service - Fatu Wesley
Keywords: burden, respondent, indicator, measure

Multiple Imputation for Response Biases in NLAAS Due to Survey Instruments - Jingchen Liu, Xiao-Li Meng, Chihnan Chen, and Margarita Alegria
Keywords: questionnaire ordering effect, multiple imputation, NLAAS, survey design

Multiple Imputation for Incomplete Multivariate Data under a Latent-Class Selection Model - Hyekyung Jung and Joseph L. Schafer

Inferences on Missing Information and the Number of Imputation - Ofer Harel

Multiple Imputation Strategy for Alameda County Study - Irina Bondarenko and Trivellore E. Raghunathan

Session 233: New Methods for Testing Sensitive Questions Using the National Health Interview Survey
Organizer: Peter Meyer, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Julie Trapanier, Statistics Canada

Developing New Methods and Questions for Improving Response and Measurement on Sensitive Questions on the National Health Interview Survey - Peter S. Meyer, James M. Dahlhamer, and John R. Pleis

Sampling and Oversampling in the National Health Interview Survey - Chris Moriarity
Keywords: sample survey, screening

Unfolding the Answers? Income Brackets and Income Nonresponse in the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - John R. Pleis, James M. Dahlhamer, and Peter S. Meyer
Keywords: family income, item nonresponse, unfolding brackets

Questions People Don't Like To Answer: Wealth and Social Security Numbers - James M. Dahlhamer, Peter S. Meyer, and John R. Pleis
Keywords: sensitive questions, familial wealth, Social Security Numbers, item nonresponse, NHIS

Session 252: Survey-Based Variance Estimation I
Organizer:
Chair: Keith Rust, Westat/University of Maryland

Confidence Intervals for Quantile Estimation from Complex Survey Data - Babubhai V. Shah and Akhil K. Vaish
Keywords: quantile estimation, confidence intervals, complex survey data

Estimating Prevalence When a Subset of the Sample Requires Further Evaluation - David C. Hoaglin and K. P. Srinath
Keywords: survey, variance estimation, chronic fatigue syndrome

Variance Estimation for Ordered Categories - Steven Pedlow, Yongyi Wang, and Kirk Wolter
Keywords: measures of concentration, Taylor series, jackknife, JRR, balanced repeated replication, BRR, balanced half samples, BHS

A Comparison of Methods for a Survey of High School Students in Iowa - Lu Lu and Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: generalized variance functions, one PSU per stratum sampling, probability proportional to size sampling, ratio estimation, survey costs, systematic sampling

Variance Estimation of the Survey-Weighted Kappa Measure of Agreement - Moshe Feder
Keywords: complex sample, Taylor linearization, Cohen's kappa, re-interview

Improved Confidence Intervals for the Bernoulli Parameter - Wheyming Tina Song and Chia-Jung Chang
Keywords: confidence interval, Bernoulli parameter, Monte-Carlo simulation

Variance Estimation in Complex Survey Sampling for Generalized Linear Models - Sundar Natarajan, Stuart Lipsitz, Garrett Fitzmaurice, and Charity G. Moore

Session 253: Survey-Based Estimation II
Organizer:
Chair: Elizabeth R. Zell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Age-Period-Cohort Analyses of Public Health Data Collected from Independent Serial Cross-Sectional Complex Probability Sample Surveys - Philip J. Smith, Zhen Zhao, Kirk M. Wolter, James A. Singleton, and J. Pekka Nuorti
Keywords: annual survey, age, period, and cohort effects, stratification, clustering, survey weights

Estimation of Regression Coefficients with Unequal Probability Samples - Yu Y. Wu and Wayne A. Fuller
Keywords: informative design, endogenous explanatory variable, instrumental variable

Indirect Sampling and the Problem of Links Identification - Pierre Lavallée and Xiaojian Xu
Keywords: generalized weight share Method, cluster Sampling, estimation, nonresponse

A Comparison between Ratio Estimation and Post-Strati¯cation - Chang-Tai Chao and Tzu-Ching Chiang
Keywords: auxiliary variable, ratio estimation, post-strati¯cation, relative e±ciency, design-based sampling strategy

Using Income as an Auxiliary Variable to Improve the Design of Household Expenditure Surveys - Charles Mitchell and Christian Nadeau
Keywords: stratification, sample allocation, simulation, spending

Model Averaging in Survey Estimation - Xiaoxi Li and J. D. Opsomer
Keywords: local polynomial regression, crossvalidation, regression estimation

Integrating Person and Housing Unit Weighting for the Current Population Survey - Andrew A. Zbikowski and Phawn M. Letourneau

Session 273: The Transition from the Long Form to the American Community Survey: Findings from The National Academies Panel
Organizer: Michael L. Cohen, Committee on National Statistics
Chair: Michael L. Cohen, Committee on National Statistics

Functionality and Usability of Information from the American Community Survey - Connie Citro, Graham Kalton, and Michael L. Cohen

The ACS and the Data User Community - Joseph Salvo, Nancy Dunton, and Charles Purvis

Methodological Issues in the ACS - Graham Kalton, Tim Holt, Sharon Lohr, and Hal Stern

Session 278: Sample Survey Quality III
Organizer:
Chair: David Dolson, Statistics Canada

An Evaluation of Methods to Compensate for Noncoverage of Nontelephone Households using Information on Interruptions in Telephone Service and Presence of Wireless Phones - Meena Khare and Sadeq Chowdhury
Keywords: weighting methods, propensity score methods, ratio adjustments, RDD telephone survey

Record Linkage Techniques for Improving Online Genealogical Research using Census Index Records - John S. Lawson
Keywords: EM algorithm, online search, family history, probabilistic record linkage, Multinomial distribution

Integrating Culture Industries into Canada's National Economic Surveys Program - Mary March and Paddison Wong
Keywords: integration, backcasting, annual survey

The Internet Response Method: Impact on the Canadian Census of Population Data - Laurent Roy and Danielle Laroche
Keywords: internet, response mode, mode effect, questionnaire, census

Good Item or Bad: Can Latent Class Analysis Tell? Examining the Effectiveness of a Latent Class Analysis Approach to Item Evaluation - Frauke Kreuter, Ting Yan, and Roger Tourangeau
Keywords: latent class analysis, questionnaire design, item development

Population Coverage in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health - Katherine B. Morton, Susan R. Hunter, James R. Chromy, and Peilan C. Martin
Keywords: household surveys, response rates, coverage rates

Session 279: Survey-Based Estimation III
Organizer:
Chair: Bryan Sayer, Social & Scientific Systems, Inc.

Cell Collapsing Strategies Based on Collapsing Adjustment Factors - Jay J. Kim, Richard Valliant, and Wenxing Zha
Keywords: cell collapsing criteria, coverage ratio, censoring, bias, mean square error, poststratification

Stratification for Radio Listening Estimation - Richard Griffiths
Keywords: stratification, raking, mean square error, stochastic population controls

Estimation for Two-Phase Panel Surveys - Jason Legg, Wayne A. Fuller, and Sarah M. Nusser
Keywords: longitudinal, panel survey, two-phase sampling

Calculating Effect Sizes Using Survey Data - Jun Liu

Evaluation of Collapsing Criteria in Sample Weighting - Linda Tompkins, Jay J. Kim, and Wenxing Zha

A Pseudo-Empirical Likelihood Approach for Stratified Samples with Nonresponse - Fang Fang, Quan Hong, and Jun Shao

Estimation Methods To Produce Preliminary Statistics in an Employment Survey - Anders Holmberg, Natalie Jansson, and Martin Odencrants

Session 323: Quality Initiatives in Establishment Surveys
Organizer: Shawna Waugh, Energy Information Administration
Chair: Nicolas Hengartner, Los Alamos National Laboratory

A Methodology for Evaluating Sufficiency of Survey Frames - Howard Bradsher-Fredrick
Keywords: survey frame, establishment survey, data quality, performance measures

An Evaluation of the 2002 Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey Measure of Size - William R. Gifford
Keywords: measure of size evaluation, Manufacturing Energy Consumption Survey

Quality Issues in a Regulatory Data Collection System - Alan K. Jeeves
Keywords: data quality, editing, imputation, regulatory data

Session 329: Mode Considerations
Organizer:
Chair: Sarah M. Nusser, Iowa State University

Efficient Multi Mode Data Collection in a Census Context - David Dolson
Keywords: Census, internet survey, coverage, data processing

Improved Evaluation of the Quantitative Survey Response Variance - Patrick E. Flanagan
Keywords: surveys, index of inconsistency, response variance, response error, reinterview

Estimation of Measurement Error and Identification of Causes: Linking Measurement Error to Nonresponse, Interviewers, and Interviewer Characteristics - Andy Peytchev
Keywords: measurement error, unit nonresponse, interviewer effects, two-stage model

An Alternative Estimator for Multi-Frame Sample Designs - Charles D. Palit

Color, Labels, and Interpretive Heuristics for Response Scales - Roger Tourangeau, Mick Couper, and Frederick G. Conrad

Comparing Performance and Self-Reported Data on Ease of Use of Surveys - Christine Rho

Is There a Homogeneity in Value Orientations within European Societies? - Peter P. Mohler

Session 373: Medical Expenditures: Data Collection, Estimation, and Evaluations
Organizer: Trena Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chair: Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Completeness of Household Reported Medical Expenditure Data for Physician Office Visits in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Steven R. Machlin and Diana Wobus
Keywords: MEPS, medical expenses, physician visits, completeness

Accuracy of Household-Reported Expenditure Data in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - David Kashihara and Diana Wobus
Keywords: medical reports, response accuracy, survey quality

The Impact of Medical Expenditure Predictors in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) Nonresponse Adjustment - Lap-Ming Wun, Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Steven B. Cohen, and William Yu
Keywords: weighting, CHAID, high medical expenditure predictor and indicator, dollar-dominated index

An Approximation of Skewed Healthcare Expenditure Distribution Using a Mixture Model - William W. Yu
Keywords: healthcare expenditures, skewness, mixture models, MEPS

Evaluation of Expenditure Estimates When Including a High-Expenditure Predictor in Nonresponse Adjustments - Lap-Ming Wun, Steven B. Cohen, Trena Ezzati-Rice, and William Yu

Session 387: Sample Survey Quality IV
Organizer:
Chair: Rita Petroni, U.S. Census Bureau

Experimental Design for the 2006 American Community Survey Content Test - Mark E. Asiala and Alfredo Navarro
Keywords: content test, experimental design, split-panel

A Comparison of Two Ratio Edit Methods for the Annual Survey of Government Finances - Elizabeth Cornett, Joanna Fane McLaughlin, Carma R. Hogue, and Stephen D. Owens
Keywords:

Evaluation of the Detectability and Inferential Impact of Nonresponse Bias in Establishment Surveys - Randall Powers, John Eltinge, and Moon Jung Cho
Keywords: attrition, incomplete data, item nonresponse, missing data, sensitivity analysis, simulation study

A Coverage Profile of Area Frame Blocks on the United States Census Bureau's Master Address File - Timothy Kennel
Keywords: coverage, sample redesign, frame creation, master address file, current population survey, area frame listing

Longitudinal Evaluation of Point and Variance Estimates in an Establishment Survey after Ratio Imputation - Adriana Perez

Session 390: Survey-Based Estimation IV
Organizer:
Chair: Mansour Fahimi, RTI International

Effects of Uncontrolled Factors at the Collection Stage on the Canadian Community Health Survey on Nutrition - François Verret and Steven Thomas

Influence Analysis in Linear Regression with Sampling Weights - Jianzhu Li and Richard Valliant
Keywords: regression, influential observations, sampling weights, sandwich variance estimator, linearization variance estimator, leverage, residual, DFBETAS, DFFITS

Using Census Data to Define Estimation Areas for the American Community Survey: A Case Study - Joseph C. Powers and Alfredo Navarro
Keywords: reliability, naive clusters, statistical clustering, compactness, weighting, estimation areas

Estimating Birth Counts for Small Geographical Domains Used for Control Totals in Raking Adjustment - Amang Sukasih, Donsig Jang, Barbara Lepidus Carlson, and Mary Edith Bozylinsky
Keywords: weighting, estimation, natality data, city of birth, CDC, fragile families

Iteration of Second-Stage and Composite Procedures in the Current Population Survey - Samantha V. Cruz, Edwin L. Robison, and Tamara Sue Zimmerman
Keywords: iterative proportional fitting, raking, weighting

Estimation and Reliability Issues of Health Estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for U.S. Counties Contiguous to the United States-Mexico Border - Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., Machell Town, Jay J. Kim, Sam Notzon, and Juan R. Albertorio
Keywords: cell collapsing, post-stratification factors, collapsing adjustment factors, bias, variance

Design Effects in Randomized Experiments Based on Sample Surveys - K. P. Srinath

Session 406: When Disaster Strikes: Responses from the Survey Community
Organizer: Rachel Harter, National Opinion Research Center
Chair: David Banks, Duke University

Conducting Surveys When Disasters Strike - Rachel Harter, Judith Petty, and Jenny Kelly

Impact of Gulf Hurricanes on the National Immunization Survey - Kirk M.Wolter and Jim Singleton
Keywords: NIS, National Immunization Survey, immunization, survey, RDD, Katrina, imputation, log-linear model

On the Use of Survey Methods in Assessing Large-Scale Human Rights Violations in Conflict Zones: Lessons-Learned from Timor-Leste and Sierra Leone - Romesh Silva and Patrick Ball

Local Data Coordination and Dissemination in Post-Katrina New Orleans - Allison Plyer

Session 414: Unit Nonresponse in Surveys III
Organizer:
Chair: Barbara L. Carlson, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

A Comparison of Model-Based and Model-Assisted Estimators Under Ignorable and Non-Ignorable Nonresponse - Jill A. Dever and Richard Valliant
Keywords: modified generalized regression estimator, best linear unbiased predictor, nonignorable nonresponse

Modeling Non-response Adjustment Factors - Hee-Choon Shin
Keywords: weighting, non-response adjustment, log-linear model

The Use of Propensity Scores to Adjust for Nonignorable Nonresponse Bias - Leigh Ann Harrod and Virginia Lesser
Keywords: missing data, nonresponse, propensity scores, not missing-at-random

Are Refusal Conversions Different from Willing Respondents with Respect to Item Non-Response, Demographics and Selected Health Characteristics? The National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2002 - Margaret Carroll and Yinong Chong

A Non-Response Bias Analysis to Inform the Use of Incentives in Multistage RDD Telephone Surveys - Benjamin Skalland, Kirk Wolter, Hee-Choon Shin, and Stephen J. Blumberg
Keywords: survey non-response, bias, incentives, NS-CSHCN

Response Process Models for Unit Nonresponse Adjustment - Courtney Kies-Bokenkroger and Sarah M. Nusser

Session 415: Sample Survey Quality V
Organizer:
Chair: Mary March, Statistics Canada

Efficiently Limiting Census Errors When Quality Control Parameters Range Freely - Glenn Wolfgang
Keywords: quality management, acceptance sampling, inspection efficiency

Precision of Compositional Data in a Stratified Two-Stage Cluster Sample: Comparison of the Swiss Earnings Structure Survey 2002 and 2004 - Monique Graf
Keywords: complex survey, compositional data, linearization, confidence domain, coefficient of variation

Cluster Analysis and its Application in the National Resources Inventory - Jianqiang Wang and Jean Opsomer
Keywords: hierarchical agglomerative clustering, outlier detection, survey data collection, National Resources Inventory

Planning and Integration of EIA Survey Programs - Shawna Waugh
Keywords: evaluation, quality, establishment surveys

Modeling Nonsampling Errors in Agricultural Surveys - James Gentle, Charles Perry, and William Wigton
Keywords: nonresponse, comparison of multiple surveys

Independent School Survey Coverage Study - Dedrick Owens

Interviewer Burden and Its Effects on Data Quality in the Swedish Part of the European Social Survey (ESS) - Lilli Japec

Session 462: Reducing the Risk of Data Disclosure through Swapping and Other Masking Procedures
Organizer: Thomas Krenzke, Westat
Chair: Leyla Mohadjer, Westat

Reducing the Risk of Data Disclosure Through Area Masking: Limiting Biases in Variance Estimation - Inho Park, Sylvia Dohrmann, Jill Montaquila, Leyla Mohadjer, and Lester R. Curtin
Keywords: disclosure control, segment swapping, stratified multistage sampling, weighted mean, design effect, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey

Tactics for Reducing the Risk of Disclosure Using the NCES DataSwap Software - Thomas Krenzke, Stephen Roey, Sylvia Dohrmann, Leyla Mohadjer, Wen-Chau Haung, Steve Kaufman, and Marilyn Seastrom
Keywords: confidentiality, statistical disclosure control

Disclosure Limitation in NAEP: a Probabilistic Approach to Swapping Sample Selection - David Freund, Christina Tang, and Andreas Oranje

Combinations of SDC Methods for Numerical Microdata - Anna Oganian and Alan Karr

Session 464: Unit Nonresponse in Surveys IV
Organizer:
Chair: Christopher Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Using a Model-Assisted Sampling Paradigm instead of a Traditional Sampling Paradigm in a Nationally Representative Establishment Survey - Marcus Berzofsky, Brandon Welch, Rick Williams, and Paul Biemer
Keywords: traditional sampling, model-based sampling, quota sampling, business establishment surveys, O*NET

Using Telephone Exchange-Level Data To Adjust For Non-Response: Application In An Establishment Survey - Stephen Williams and Ronghua (Cathy) Lu
Keywords: nonresponse, weighting, propensity modeling, establishment survey, telephone survey

Nonresponse Adjustment Using Logistic Regression: To Weight or Not To Weight? - Eric Grau, Frank Potter, Steve Williams, and Nuria Diaz-Tena
Keywords: nonresponse, weighting, propensity modeling, Community Tracking Study, physician surveys

Response Rates and Response Patterns Among New Employers: Results from the Kauffman Firm Survey - Frank Potter, Zhanyun Zhao, Yuhong Zheng, David DesRoches, and Janice Ballou
Keywords: nonresponse, establishment surveys, respondent characteristics, web-based, CATI

Estimation of Attrition Biases in SIPP - Eric V. Slud and Leroy Bailey
Keywords: adjustment cells, balanced replicates, logistic regression, longitudinal survey, nonresponse, variance estimation, VPLX.

Subsampling Nonrespondents: Issues of Calculating Response Rates - Sonya Vartivarian, Donsig Jang, Sameena Salvucci, and Daniel Kasprzyk
Keywords: sampling weights, nonresponse, subsampling, response rate, data quality

Physician Survey Response Methods Research - Catharine W. Burt and David A. Woodwell
Keywords: NAMCS, office-based physicians, response rate, methodological studies

Session 465: Survey-Based Variance Estimation II
Organizer:
Chair: Yahia Ahmed, Internal Revenue Service

Study of Volatility and Smoothing of Estimated Variances in the Employment Cost Index Program - Meghan O'Malley, Daniell Toth, and Chester Ponikowski
Keywords: variance smoothing, exponential smoother, non-stationary time series, seasonality, Laspeyres Index

Generalized Variance Functions for the 2003 Survey of Doctorate Recipients - Y. Michael Yang and Yongyi Wang
Keywords: SDR, GVF, variance estimation

Stability of Jackknife Variance Estimates for Prescription Count Estimates over Time Intervals - Christina A. Gaughan, Chris Boardman, and Kennon R. Copeland
Keywords: Keywords: jackknife, survey methodology, variance estimation

To Replicate (A Weight Adjustment Procedure) Or Not To Replicate? An Analysis of the Variance Estimation Effects of a Shortcut Procedure Using the Stratified Jackknife - Katherine Jenny Thompson and Wesley Yung
Keywords: unit non-response, Bernoulli sample, linearization variance estimator

Generalized Variance Functions To Create Stable and Timely Variance Estimates for Prescription Count Estimates - Kennon R. Copeland, Christina A. Gaughan, and Chris Boardman
Keywords: generalized variance function

On Generalized Variance Functions - Donsig Jang, Amang Sukasih, and Xiaojing Lin

Standard Error Estimation for County-Level Radio Listening - Mandy Webb and Richard Griffiths

Session 498: New Directions in Comparative and Cross-Cultural Survey Methods
Organizer: Janet Harkness, University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chair: Janet Harkness, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Effects of Acculturation on Survey Question Comprehension among Latino Respondents in the U.S. - Timothy P. Johnson, Allyson L. Holbrook, and Young Ik Cho
Keywords: acculturation, behavior coding, multi-level modeling, question comprehension

Quality Assurance in Comparative Studies - Lars Lyberg

Harmonization by Design - Beth-Ellen Pennell and Zeina Mneimneh

Use of Interpreters in Telephone Interviews - Laura Branden

Cross-Cultural, Cross-National Questionnaire Design - Sue Ellen Hansen

Session 500: Imputation of Sample Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: Benmei Liu, Westat

Fractional Regression Nearest Neighbor Imputation - Minhui Paik and Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: cell mean model, hot deck, missing data, multiple imputation, regression imputation

2010 Census Count Imputation - Research Results using Spatial Modeling - Robert D. Sands and Richard A. Griffin
Keywords: hot deck, categorical data model, truth deck

Bias-Reduced Multivariate Imputation: Use of the Locally Adjusted Predictive Mean Matching Method - Masato Okamoto
Keywords: nearest neighbor imputation, regression imputation, multivariate imputation, fractional imputation, predictive mean neighborhood

Imputation via Triangular Regression-Based Hot Deck - Scott Susin
Keywords: imputation, allocation, predictive mean, sequential regressions, hot deck

Creating Imputation Classes Using Classification Tree Methodology - Darryl V. Creel and Karol Krotki
Keywords: nonresponse, imputation, Chi-squared Automatic Interaction Detection (CHAID), and Classification and Regression Trees (CART)

Results of Research of Decennial Census Count Imputation Methods for Selected States - Andrew D. Kilmer
Keywords: imputation, hot deck, spatial model, administrative records, truth deck, decennial census

Imputation of Economic Data Subject to Linear Restrictions Using a Sequential Regression Approach - Caren Tempelman

Session 502: Survey-Based Estimation V
Organizer:
Chair: Donsig Jang, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Dual Frame Estimation in the 2003 National Survey of College Graduates - John M. Finamore, David W. Hall and Ronald S. Fecso
Keywords: dual frame sample design, dual frame estimation, nonsampling error, SESTAT, NSCG

Weighting an Internet Panel Survey on Drug Use and Abuse - Harpe Gordek, Rick L. Williams, and Lanting Dai

A New Method for Weighting Survey Respondents - Feiming Chen

Nonparametric Regression with Complex Survey Data - Torsten Harms and Pierre Duchesne

Combining Survey and Population Data in Inference - Raymond Chambers

Use Sampling Weights in Hierarchical Modeling - Yue Jia and S. Lynne Stokes

Anomaly of Survey Weights for American Indians and Alaska Natives - Sunghee Lee, John H. Kurata, and Yan Xiong

Session 533: Record Linkage
Organizer: William E. Winkler, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Thomas Herzog, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

Automatically Estimating Record Linkage False Match Rates - W. E. Winkler
Keywords: EM algorithm, unsupervised and semisupervised learning

Record Linkage and Automatic Maintenance Activities - Holly Smith, Kara Daniel, Denise Abreu, Stan Hoge, and Bill Iwig
Keywords: maintenance updates, record linkage, list Frame

Evaluating String Comparator Performance for Record Linkage - William E. Yancey
Keywords: string comparator, record linkage, edit distance

Comparing BigMatch Results to Current National Death Index (NDI) Selection Methods - Bryan Sayer
Keywords: record linkage, national death index, artificial data, probabilistic matching

Using Test Databases to Evaluate Record Linkage Models and Train Linkage Practitioners - Michael H. McGlincy
Keywords: Bayesian record linkage simulation

Session 534: Survey-Based Estimation VI
Organizer:
Chair: James Chromy, RTI International

Detection Method for the Sources of Change in Estimates - Serge Godbout
Keywords: measurement of impact, outlier

Degrees of Freedom and Confidence Interval Coverage in Complex Model Based Sampling and Estimation - Wendy Rotz, Archana Joshee, and Jinhee Yang

Evaluating a Calibration Weighting Scheme for Elementary Indexes for Commodities and Services in the U.S. Consumer Price Index - Sylvia G. Leaver, Robert A. Cage, and Darin T. Solk
Keywords: consumer expenditures, simulation, ratio adjustment

Comparing Strategies To Estimate a Measure of Heteroscedasticity - Kim Henry and Richard Valliant

Power-Shrinkage and Trimming: Two Ways to Mitigate Excessive Weights - Chihnan Chen, Nanhua Duan, Xiao-Li Meng, and Margarita Alegria
Keywords: selection probability, unequal selections, selection biases, self-weighting

Confidence Interval Coverage in Model-Based Estimation - Wendy Rotz, Jinhee Yang, and Archana Joshee
Keywords: confidence interval, model-based estimation, deep stratification

Model-Based Approach in Two-Stage Sampling of Audit Data - Yan Liu and Mary Batcher

Session 537: Small-Area Estimation
Organizer:
Chair: Georgia Roberts, Statistics Canada

Using Administrative Records with Model-Assisted Estimation for the American Community Survey - Robert E. Fay
Keywords: ACS, survey estimation, GREG, calibration estimation

Small Area Prevalence Estimates Using Two Surveys - William W. Davis, Charuta Soman, and Zhaohui Zou
Keywords: non-response, non-coverage, Metropolis algorithm, generalized linear mixed model

On Small Area Prediction Interval Problems - Snigdhansu Chatterjee, Parthasarathi Lahiri, and Huilin Li
Keywords: predictive distribution, prediction interval, general linear mixed model, bootstrap, coverage accuracy

Nonparametric M-quantile Regression via Penalized Splines - Monica Pratesi, M. Giovanna Ranalli, and Nicola Salvati
Keywords: robust regression, iteratively reweighted least squares, nonparametric smoothing

Efficient Small-Domain Estimation by Combining Information from Multiple Surveys through Regression - Takis Merkouris
Keywords: auxiliary information, small area, rare characteristics, composite estimator, generalized regression estimator, calibration

Using the t-distribution in Small Area Estimation: An Application to SAIPE State Poverty Models - Elizabeth T. Huang and William R. Bell
Keywords: Fay-Herriot model, robust models, Current Population Survey, American Community Survey

Accounting for Interviewer Variability in Small-Area Estimation - Benmei Liu and Partha Lahiri

Contributed Posters

Using Design-based and Model-based Method to Study the Relationship of Asthma and Smoking Using Longitudinal Survey Data - S. Ghosh and P. Pahwa
Keywords: multistage sampling, GEE, survey GEE, Taylor linearization, bootstrap, NPHS

How Bad Can Your Data Be? Convexity and Variance Maximization - Je¤rey L. Stuart
Keywords: variance maximization

Assessment of Small-Area Estimates from a Complex Survey Cancer Surveillance Project - Van Parsons, Nathaniel Schenker, Trivellore E. Raghunathan, Dawei Xie, and William Davis
Keywords: hierarchical Bayes, NHIS, BRFSS, combine surveys, cancer risk factor

American Community Survey (ACS) Variance Reduction Of Small Areas Via Coverage Adjustment Using An Administrative Records Match - Elizabeth Huang, Donald Malec, Jerry Maples, and Lynn Weidman

An Empirical Study of the Bootstrap and the Jackknife Methods Applied in Double Sampling - Jing Wang and Ferry Butar Butar
Keywords: ratio estimation, regression estimation, difference estimation, double sampling, bootstrap, jackknife

Computer Literacy of Adolescents in Grades 9 to 12: An Exploratory Study - Christopher Sink, Matthew Sink, Jonathan Stob, and Kevin Taniguchi
Keywords: computer literacy, adolescents

Papers Presented at the 61st Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
May 18-21, 2006
Montréal, Quebec

AAPOR Standard Definitions & Academic Journals - Thomas R. Marshall

Applying HIV/AIDS Survey Methodology across Cultures - Linda Piccinino and Johnny Blair

Behavior Coding Assessment of the Quality of Real-time Telephone Survey Interpreters - Michael W. Link1, Larry Osborn, Marta Induni, Michael P. Battaglia, and Martin R. Frankel

Causes of Mode Effects: Separating out Interviewer and Stimulus Effects in Comparisons of Face-to-Face and Telephone Surveys - Caroline Roberts, Annette Jäckle, and Peter Lynn
Keywords: measurement error, CATI, showcards, visual, aural, satisficing, social desirability

Cellular Telephones in List-Assisted, Random Digit Dial Sample - Kirsten Ivie, Robert Pels, Dagmar Zentrichova, and David Herr
Keywords: cell phone, cord-cutter, telephone data collection, RDD sample

Changes in Nonresponse to Income Questions - Ting Yan, Matthew Jans, and Richard Curtin
Keywords: item nonresponse, unit nonresponse, income, panel survey

Cognitive Interviewing versus Behavior Coding - Martha Stapleton Kudela, Barbara H. Forsyth, Kerry Levin, Deirdre Lawrence, and Gordon Willis

Counterbalancing Topic Interest with Cell Quotas and Incentives: Examining Leverage-Salience Theory in the Context of the Poetry in the America Survey - Lisa K. Schwartz, Lisbeth Goble, and Edward M. English
Keywords: leverage salience theory, incentives

Crafting Questions About Disabilities: Learning More About How the Question Determines the Answer - Janice Ballou, David Edson, Cheryl De Saw, and Jennifer McGovern

Cultural Variability in Event History Calendar and Conventional Questionnaire Interviews: A Verbal Behavior Analysis - Mario Callegaro, Robert F. Belli, Emilio Serrano, and David R. Palmer
Keywords: behavioral coding, event history calendar, standardized interviewing, interview conversational rapport, interview cognitive difficulty

Culture and Survey Question Answering: A Behavior Coding Approach - Young Ik Cho, Anne Fuller, Thom File, Allyson L. Holbrook, and Timothy P. Johnson
Keywords: question comprehension, question mapping, behavior coding, multilevel analysis

Data Comparability in a Mixed Mode Telephone and Face to Face Survey of Persons with Disabilities - Matt Sloan, Debra Wright, and Kirsten Barrett
Keywords: mode effects, data quality, telephone interviewing, face-to-face interviewing

Does Context Really Matter? Results from a Spanish Language Advance Letter Pilot - Lisa R. Carley-Baxter, Michael Link, David Roe, and Rosanna Quiroz
Keywords: Spanish-speaking population, lead letters, telephone surveys, health surveys

The Effect of Progressive Incentives on Response Rates - Heidi L. Upchurch and Stephanie J. Battles
Keywords: incentives, response rates

The Effect of Sample Size on Cognitive Interview Findings - Johnny Blair, Frederick Conrad, Allison Castellano Ackermann, and Greg Claxton
Keywords: cognitive interviewing, sample size, question wording problems

Efficient Respondent Selection for Cognitive Interviewing - Allison Castellano Ackermann and Johnny Blair
Keywords: cognitive interview, sample selection, respondent characteristics, pretest

An Examination of Non-Contact as a Source of Nonresponse in a Business Survey - Diane K. Willimack and Jeffrey L. Dalzell
Keywords: response rates, nonresponse follow-up, voice mail, noncontact

Examination of the Relationship between Nonresponse and Measurement Error in a Validation Study of Alumni - Kristen Olson and Courtney Kennedy
Keywords: nonresponse error, measurement error

Experiments on the Structure and Specificity of Complex Survey Questions - Paul C. Beatty, Carol Cosenza, and Floyd J. Fowler, Jr.
Keywords: questionnaire design and evaluation, splitballot experiments, behavior coding

A Framework for Survey Breakoffs - Andy Peytchev
Keywords: breakoffs, nonresponse, measurement error model, theoretical framework, web surveys

How Organizations Monitor the Quality of Work Performed by their Telephone Interviewers - Anh Thu Burks, Paul J. Lavrakas, Ken Steve, Kim Brown, Brooke Hoover, Jerry Sherman, and Rui Wang
Keywords: telephone monitoring, telephone surveys

How Successful I am Depends on What Number I Get: The Effects of Numerical Scale Labels and Need for Cognition on Survey Responses - Ting Yan
Keywords: Gricean effect, pragmatic inference, optimizing, satisficing, measurement error, web surveys

Impact of Mode on Open-ended Responses - Jennifer Edgar

Improving Survey Response in Spanish-speaking Households - James Dayton, Michael W. Link, Robert Pels, and Kirsten Ivie

Inside the Within Precinct Error - Michael Butterworth
Keywords: precinct, vote, bias, exit poll, interviewer

Interviewer Perceptions of Interview Quality - Kirsten Barrett, Matt Sloan, and Debra Wright
Keywords: interviewer perceptions, disability, data quality

Measuring Health Insurance in the U.S. - Joanne Pascale
Keywords: uninsured, health insurance, data quality

Measuring International Socio-Religious Values and Conflict by Coding U.S. State Department Reports - Brian J. Grim, Roger Finke, Jaime Harris, Catherine Meyers, and Julie VanEerden
Keywords: religion, international, conflict, coding, violence

Methods for Translating Survey Questionnaires - Barbara H. Forsyth, Martha Stapleton Kudela, Deidre Lawrence, Kerry Levin, and Gordon B. Willis

Mode and Address Frame Alternatives to Random-Digit Dialing - Michael W. Link, Michael P. Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel, Larry Osborn, and Ali H. Mokdad

Nonresponse Bias in a Mail Survey of Physicians - Emily McFarlane, Murrey G. Olmsted, Joe Murphy, and Craig A. Hill
Keywords: nonresponse bias, physicians

Overcoming Structure and Order Effects in Cognitive Interviewing - Justin T. Bailey, Kenneth W. Steve, Anh Thu Burks, Kimberly D. Brown, and Paul J. Lavrakas
Keywords: cognitive interviewing, cognitive processes, order effects

Providing Definitions and Reading Answer Choices: Experimental Findings from a Behavioral Health Survey - Donna Eisenhower, Stephen Immerwahr, Gregg Van Ryzin, and Bonnie Kerker
Keywords: measurement error, questionnaire instructions, providing definitions, answer categories

Stratification and Allocation to Reduce Screening Costs in Telephone Surveys - Katherine Ballard LeFauve, K.P. Srinath, and Susan Arday
Keywords: sampling, stratification

Support for Mothers' Employment at Home Compared to External Employment: Australian Attitudes, 2002 - S.M.C. Kelley, C.G.E. Kelley, M.D.R. Evans, and Jonathan Kelley
Keywords: labor force participation, women, work at home, Australia

Telephone Survey Response: Effects of Cell Phones in Landline Households - Dennis Lambries, Michael Link, and Robert Oldendick
Keywords: cell phones and response rates

Unwillingness to Reveal Personal Information to other Household Members and its Relationship to Subsequent Survey Nonresponse in a Longitudinal Panel Survey - Anna Y. Chan and Jeffrey C. Moore
Keywords: privacy and confidentiality concerns, survey nonresponse

Using Call Records to Understand Response in Panel Surveys - Megan Henly and Nancy Bates
Keywords: attrition, nonresponse bias, noncontact, paradata, panel data

Validating a Sampling Revolution: Benchmarking Address Lists against Traditional Listing - Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Ned English, Stephanie Eckman, Heidi Upchurch, Erika Garcia, and James Lepkowski
Keywords: USPS list frames, GIS, area probability sampling

Where, Exactly, are the RDD Non-Respondents: A GIS-Based Approach to Quantifying Potential Bias - Ned English, Lisa Schwartz, and Lisbeth Goble
Keywords: GIS, non-response, bias

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2005)

Invited Papers by Topic

Session 7: Enhancing Human Welfare Through Large Scale Surveys: The Canadian Story
Organizer: Changbao Wu, University of Waterloo
Chair: Changbao Wu, University of Waterloo

The Canadian Community Health Survey: Building on the Success from the Past - Yves Béland, Vincent Dale, Johane Dufour, and Marc Hamel
Keywords: cross-sectional, regional survey, mixed mode data collection

Uses of the NPHS in Examining Health Behavior Changes - Mary E. Thompson

The Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada - Michelle Simard

National Longitudinal Study of Children and Youth (NLSCY): Advancing the Life Quality of Children through Developmental Research in the General Population - Michael H. Boyle

Session 40: Semiparametric Modeling in Longitudinal Data Analysis
Organizer: Runze Li, The Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Annie Qu, Oregon State University

A Change-Point Mixed-Effects Approach for the Analysis of Intervention Effects in Longitudinal Studies - Colin Wu, Xin Tian, and Heejung Bang

Wavelet-based Functional Mixed Models - Jeffrey S. Morris

Variable Selection and Empirical-likelihood-based Inference for Measurement Error Data - Hua Liang

Semiparametric Time-varying Coefficients Regression Model for Longitudinal Data - Yanqing Sun and Hulin Wu

Session 43: Improving the Measurement of Disability
Organizer: Susan Schechter, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Chair: David Keer, U.S. Department of Education

Designing Questions to Identify People with Disabilities in Labor Force Surveys: The Effort to Measure the Employment Level of Adults with Disabilities in the CPS - Terence M. McMenamin, Thomas W. Hale, Douglas Kruse, and Haejin Kim

Disability Data in the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey: Review of Recent Design and Operations - Sharon M. Stern

Development, Testing, and Recommendations for Questions on Disability for the American Community Survey - Barbara M. Altman, Theresa J. DeMaio, and Kristen S. Miller

The Washington Group on Disability Statistics: International Efforts toward Comparable General Disability Measures - Jennifer Madans

Session 78: Assessment of the Uncertainties of Small Area Estimators
Organizer: Jane L. Meza, University of Nebraska Medical Center
Chair: Jane L. Meza, University of Nebraska Medical Center

On Mean Squared Prediction Error Estimation in Small Area Estimation Problems - Shijie Chen and P. Lahiri
Keywords: mixed linear models, small area estimation, mean squared prediction error, empirical best linear unbiased predictor, jackknife

Design-consistent Domain Level Estimation in Surveys with Massive Nonresponse - Daniela Cocchi, Enrico Fabrizi, and Carlo Trivisano

Distribution of Sampling, Nonresponse, Reporting, and Model Errors in Small Domain Estimators from the Current Employment Statistics Program - John L. Eltinge, Julie B. Gershunskaya, and Larry L. Huff

Session 170: Statistical Analysis and Modelling of Complex Traits
Organizer: Lei Sun, University of Toronto
Chair: Lei Sun, University of Toronto

Semiparametric Likelihood Inference of Rare Disease Associations with a Genetic Factor and Independent Continuous Attribute in a Case-Control Study - Jinko Graham, Brad McNeney, and Ji-Hyung Shin
Keywords: genetic associations, likelihood inference, case-control study

Joint Analysis of False Discovery Rate and Nondiscovery Rate - Radu Craiu and Lei Sun

Nonparametric Order-Restricted Inference for Spatial and Temporal Microarray Data - Xin Gao

Reduction of Effect Estimate Bias in Genomewide Studies by Resampling - Shelley B. Bull, Lei Sun, and Longyang Wu

Session 174: Sample Surveys in Unsettled Situations
Organizer: David Banks, Duke University
Chair: Demissie Alemayehu, Pfizer, Inc.

Designing Questionnaires for Human Rights Violations Measurement - Daniel Manrique and Jana Asher

Interview Format and Sampling Strategies in Human Rights Data Collection: Experiences and Results from East Timor and Sierra Leone - Patrick Ball and Romesh Silva

Health and Human Rights in Developing Countries: What Surveys Do---and Don't! - Lara Wolfson

Session 213: Topics in the Analysis of Longitudinal Data
Organizer: Michael Daniels, University of Florida
Chair: Jason Roy, University of Rochester

Marginalized Models for Multivariate Longitudinal Binary Data - Michael Daniels

Informative Priors, Sensitivity Analysis, and the Role of Bayesian Inference for Handling Dropout - Joseph Hogan and Joo Yeon Lee

Semiparametric Regression for Longitudinal Data Using Mixing Likelihood - Daowen Zhang

Session 241: Recent Work in Power and Sample Size
Organizer: John Castelloe, SAS Institute, Inc.
Chair: John Castelloe, SAS Institute, Inc.

Exploiting the Link Between the Wilcoxon-Mann-Whitney Test and a Simple Odds Statistic - Ralph O'Brien and John Castelloe
Keywords: Wilcoxon rank-sum test, Mann-Whitney U test, effect size, generalized odds ratio, power, sample-size analysis

Accounting for Alignment, Uncertainty, and Bias in Choosing a Sample Size - Michael R. Jiroutek and Keith E. Muller

Using Internal Pilot Designs with Repeated Measures - Christopher S. Coffey and Keith E. Muller

Sample Size for Mixed Models - Russell V. Lenth

Session 300: Sampling Issues in Risk Factor Studies
Organizer: Jaya Satagopan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Chair: Jaya Satagopan, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center

Quantitative Trait Mapping Study Design from an Information Perspective - Saunak Sen, Jaya Satagopan, and Gary Churchill

Strata-Matched Case Control Study or Just a Stratified Analysis: The Confusion of Naming - Madhu Mazumdar

Sampling Issues in Human Quantitative Trait Locus Mapping - Eleanor Feingold

Case-Control Studies When Case Participants and Control Participants Have Different Numbers of Exposure Measurements - Glen A. Satten

Session 302: Geographic Information Systems and Survey Research
Organizer: Edward M. English, NORC at the University of Chicago
Chair: Andrea G. Johnson, U.S. Census Bureau

Using GIS To Improve Field Interviewing Efficiency: Enhanced Interviewer Selection and Sample Allocation - Ned English and Steven Pedlow
Keywords: GIS, case assignment, field surveys

TIGER: A Resource for Survey Research - Robert A. LaMacchia

Computer-Assisted Methods for Collecting Geographic Data Using Photographic Backdrops - Sarah Nusser

Session 339: Using Survey Information in Seasonal Time Series
Organizer: Stuart Scott, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: David Findley, U.S. Census Bureau

Variance Measures for X-11 Seasonal Adjustment: A Summing Up of Empirical Work - Stuart Scott, Michael Sverchkov, and Danny Pfeffermann

Some Consideration of Seasonal Adjustment Variances - William R. Bell

Model-Based Seasonal Adjustment of Survey Series Subject to Benchmark Constraints with a State-Space Smoothing Algorithm - Richard Tiller and Daniel Pfeffermann

Session 380: Accounting for Constraints in Optimization of Survey Procedures
Organizer: John L. Eltinge, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Jean D. Opsomer, Iowa State University

Handling Program Constraints in the Sample Design for the Commodities and Services Component of the U.S. Consumer Price Index - Sylvia G. Leaver and Darin T. Solk
Keywords: nonlinear optimization, cost modeling, components of variance, simulation

Designing and Analysing Surveys Under Severe Resource Constraints - Stephen Haslett

Sample Design for the FDIC's Asset Loss Reserve Project - David W. Chapman
Keywords: optimum allocation, ratio estimation, stratification

Session 431: Research Access to Confidential Data for Analysis
Organizer: Steve Cohen, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Jacob Bournazian, Energy Information Administration

Issues in Designing a Confidentiality Preserving Model Server - Philip Steel

Confidentiality Protection in the Census Bureau's Quarterly Workforce Indicators - John M. Abowd, Bryce Stephens, and Lars Vilhuber

Methods of Secure Computation and Data Integration - Jerome Reiter

Session 433: Measuring Poverty: New Developments
Organizer: Susan Schechter, U.S. Office of Management and Budget
Chair: Katherine Wallman, U.S. Office of Management and Budget

Estimating Resources for Poverty Measurement, 1993 - 2003 - Kathleen Short
Keywords: income, poverty, experimental measures

Developing Poverty Thresholds 1993-2003 - Thesia I. Garner
Keywords: consumer expenditures, poverty thresholds, experimental poverty measures

NAS Workshop Summary Report - John Iceland

Session 499: New Strategies for Telephone Samples
Organizer: Charlotte Steeh, Georgia State University
Chair: Charlotte Steeh, Georgia State University

Estimation Issues in Dual Frame Sample of Cell and Landline Numbers - J. Michael Brick, Sarah Dipko, Stanley Presser, Clyde Tucker, and Yangyang Yuan
Keywords: telephone surveys, nonresponse bias, coverage

Dual-Frame Landline/Cellular Telephone Survey Design - James M. Lepkowski and Sun-Woong Kim

Single Frame versus Multiple Frame Designs for Telephone Samples - Charlotte Steeh

Contributed Papers by Topic

Session 18: Exploration, Impact, and Adjustment for Item and Unit Nonresponse in Demographic Surveys and Censuses
Organizer: Nancy A. Bates, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: John Hall, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Item Nonresponse Error for the 100 Percent Data Items on the Census 2000 Long Form Questionnaire - John Chesnut
Keywords: item nonresponse, long form, household, census tract

Comparison of Item and Unit Nonresponse in Household Surveys - John Dixon
Keywords: survey nonresponse, item nonresponse

Introducing Income Imputation: Improving Data Quality in the Consumer Expenditure Survey - Geoffrey Paulin

Assessing the Impact of High-effort Interviews on Health Estimates - Catherine Simile, James Dahlhamer, Pei-Lu Chiu, and Gulnur Scott

Session 21: The Census 2000 Master Trace Sample Database: An Overview and Illustration of its Research Potential
Organizer: Jennifer Tancreto, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: James Treat, U.S. Census Bureau

Master Trace Sample Database - A Unique Opportunity for Census 2000 Research - Joan M. Hill and Jason D. Machowski
Keywords: Census 2000, research database, response data, enumerator

Determining the Effectiveness of Multiple Nonresponse Followup Contact Attempts on Response and Data Quality - Jennifer Guarino Tancreto and Michael Bentley

Census 2000 Nonresponse Followup: Discrepancies in Enumerator Assigned Housing Unit Status - Michael Bentley and Jennifer Guarino Tancreto
Keywords: nonresponse followup, Census 2000, enumerators, housing status

Did Proxy Respondents Cause Age Heaping in the Census 2000? - Kirsten K. West, J. Gregory Robinson, and Michael Bentley
Keywords: proxy respondents, age, data quality, Master Trace Sample Data file

Session 26: Applying Ourselves to Social and Environmental Issues
Organizer:
Chair: Johnny Blair, Abt Associates, Inc.

Designing a Sampling Method for a Survey of Iowa High School Seniors - Kyle A. Hewitt and Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: cluster sampling, education research, margin of error, probability sampling, simple random sampling, stratified random sampling

Origins of the Estate and Personal Wealth Sample Design - Paul B. McMahon Jr.

Teleworking At The Census Bureau - Julie Bouffard, Jennifer Guarino Tancreto, Joan Marie Hill, and Jason Machowski
Keywords: telework, telecommuting, flexible work schedule

Ten Million Children Are Dying in the Poor World - David J. Fitch
Keywords: LQAS, Valadez, USAID, Evaluation

Survey of Boaters and Marinas - Marla Smith and Elizabeth Kim

Variation in Survey Estimates of Children with Disabilities in Federal Education Data - Jennifer Park, Elvira Hausken, and Stacey Bielick

A Mixture Model for Catch-effort Experiments - Changxuan Mao

Session 54: Administrative Records: Input/Output
Organizer: Wendy Alvey, U.S. Census Bureau, Lisa Blumerman, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Thomas Petska, Internal Revenue Service

Acquisition and Protection of Administrative Records: A Census Bureau Perspective - Patricia Melvin and Lisa Blumerman
Keywords: administrative records, data acquisition, data agreements, data stewardship

Internal Revenue Service Area-to-area Migration Data: Strengths, Limitations, and Current Trends - Emily Gross

Statistical Uses of Social Security Administrative Data - Dawn E. Haines and Brian V. Greenberg
Keywords: social security administration, administrative data

Development of Population Estimates Using Administrative Records - Signe Wetrogan, Sally M. Obenski, and Rodger V. Johnson

National Center for Health Statistics: Administrative Record Linkage Practices and Products - Christine Cox

Session 55: Multiple Imputation in Mental Health Services Research
Organizer: Juned Siddique, University of California, Los Angeles
Chair: Thomas R. Belin, University of California, Los Angeles

Multiple Imputation of a Depression Treatment Trial Using an Iterative Predictive Mean Matching Hot-deck - Juned Siddique and Thomas R. Belin

Multiple Imputation To Adjust for Under-reporting in the National Latino and Asian American Survey - Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar, Chih-nan Chen, Naihua Duan, and Margarita Alegria

Sequential Predictive Mean Matching Method of Multiple Imputation - Trivellore Raghunathan, Florian Koller, Nathaniel Schenker, and Susanne Raessler

Session 58: Business Register Quality Practices of Various Agencies
Organizer: Shirin Ahmed, U.S. Census Bureau, Franklin Winters, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Howard R. Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau

A Comparison of the Business Registers Used by the Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Bureau of the Census - Randy Becker, Joel Elvery, Lucia Foster, C.J. Krizan, Sang Nguyen, and David Talan
Keywords: business register, business list

Quarterly Census of Employment and Wages (QCEW) Business Register Metrics - Sheryl Konigsberg, Merissa Piazza, David Talan, and Richard Clayton
Keywords: QCEW business register, Longitudinal Database (LDB), QCEW management review mechanisms

Analyzing the JOLTS Hires and Separations Data - R. Jason Faberman
Keywords: hires, separations, establishment microdata, labor turnover estimation

An Automated Industry Coding Application for New U.S. Business Establishments - Anne T. Kearney and Michael E. Kornbau

Analytical Bias Reduction for Small Samples in the U.S. Consumer Price Index - Ralph Bradley

Session 59: Recent Advances in Psychological and Educational Measurement
Organizer: Sandip Sinharay, Educational Testing Service
Chair: Carolyn Shettle, Westat

A Bayesian IRT Model for Comparative Item Performance Under Dual Administration Modes - Louis T. Mariano, Maria Orlando, and Bonnie Ghosh-Dastidar
Keywords: mode effect, item response theory, differential item functioning, Bayesian hierarchical models

Detecting Differential Item Functioning for Small Samples - Sandip Sinharay

Estimating Variance in Highly Clustered Survey Samples - Jiahe Qian

An Item Response Model for Multidimensional Unfolding Preferential Choice Data - Jimmy de la Torre

Session 73: Survey Data in Health and Epidemiological Applications
Organizer:
Chair: Christopher H. Johnson, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Uses of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey for Analysis across Time - David Ferraro and Hongji Liu
Keywords: medicare, MCBS, panel, longitudinal, cross-sectional, repeated measurements

Using Repeated Measures Techniques To Analyze Cluster-correlated Survey Responses - G. Gordon Brown, Celia R. Eicheldinger, and James R. Chromy
Keywords: Repeated Measure, CAHPS®, SUDAAN

An Application of Confidence Interval Methods for Small Proportions in the Health Care Survey of DoD Beneficiaries - Amang Sukasih and Donsig Jang
Keywords: complex survey, coverage probability, simulation, stratified sample

Incorporating Multiple Observations into Logistic Regression Models of Incident Disease - Julia L. Bienias, Phillip S. Kott, Todd L. Beck, and Denis A. Evans
Keywords: complex surveys, poisson sampling, randomization-based inference, longitudinal, Alzheimer's disease

Basic Models for Mapping Prescription Drug Data - Kennon R. Copeland and A. Elizabeth Allen
Keywords: syndromic surveillance, disease outbreak detection, CuSUM, SaTScan

Population Surveys of Health Services Utilization Linked to Health Care Provider Surveys - Monroe G. Sirken

Adjusting for Nonresponse in the Healthcare Survey of DoD Beneficiaries - Nancy A. Clusen, Haixia Xu, and Michael Hartzell
Keywords: unit nonresponse adjustment

Session 96: Statistical Methods Research in the Medical Expenditure Survey
Organizer: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chair: Leyla Mohadjer, Westat

Investigation of the Impact of Imputation on Variance Estimation in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Robert M. Baskin, John Sommers, and Trena M. Ezzati-Rice
Keywords: balanced repeated replication (BRR), Rao-Shao adjustment, Taylor method, collapsing, generalized variance function (GVF)

Investigation of Random Effects Models for Time Varying Variables with Missing Values in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Robert M. Baskin, Sourish Saha, and John Fleishman
Keywords: random effects, PWIGLS, missing at random, drop out missingness

Evaluation of Alternative Propensity Models for Adjusting Weights To Compensate for Dwelling Unit Nonresponse in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Lap-Ming Wun, Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Nuria Diaz-Tena, and Janet Greenblatt
Keywords: weighting, response propensity, propensity score, logistic regression, step forward and backward logistic regression, CHAID

Using Data from the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) to Assess the Effectiveness of Nonresponse Adjustment in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Lap-Ming Wun, Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Ralph DiGaetano, Huseyin Goksel, and Hongsheng Hao
Keywords: weighting, CHAID, response propensity, propensity score, logistic regression

Confidence Intervals for Skewed Healthcare Expenditure Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - William W. Yu
Keywords: MEPS, medical expenditures, skewness, confidence intervals, lognormal, gamma

Session 104: Weighting Issues
Organizer:
Chair: Allan McCutcheon, UNL-Gallup Research Center

Calibration Weights for Estimators of Longitudinal Data with an Application to the National Long Term Care Survey - Stephen Ash
Keywords: longitudinal survey, non-interview

Multidimensional Control Totals for Poststratified Weights - Darryl V. Creel and Mansour Fahimi
Keywords: complex survey weighting, poststratification, raking

Comparison of Two Weighting Schemes for Sampling with Minimal Replacement - Pedro J. Saavedra
Keywords: two stage sample, estimator, simulations, sequential sampling

More Outlier Weight Issues in REACH 2010 - Steven Pedlow, Yongyi Wang, Ellen Scheib, and Hee-Choon Shin
Keywords: extreme weights, winsorization, capping weights, simple weight pooling, compound weight pooling

A New Model Assisted Chi-square Distance Function for Calibration of Design Weights - Matthew Stearns and Sarjinder Singh
Keywords: model assisted calibration, linear regression estimator, GREG, estimation of total and variance

Trimming or Not To Account for Sampling Design - Zhanyun Zhao and Frank Potter

Session 105: Questionnaire Cognitive Issues II
Organizer:
Chair: Rachel Caspar, RTI International

The Effect of Data Collection Software on the Cognitive Survey Response Process - Rebecca L. Morrison, Amy E. Anderson, and Charles F. Brady
Keywords: establishment surveys, usability, electronic reporting, questionnaire design

Cognitive Testing of New Forms for the Current Employment Statistics Survey - Kathryn Downey, Karen Goldenberg, Richard Rosen, Tony Gomes, and Chris Manning
Keywords: establishment, survey, cognitive testing, form design

A Comparison of Various Healthcare Disciplines Satisfaction with Clinical Training: Discipline-Specific Short Forms Developed from the Veterans Health Administration Learners' Perceptions Survey - Stephen J. Dienstfrey and Evert Milander

Model-based Testing of Survey Instruments - Douglas Willson and Ella Zelichonok

An Improved Randomized Response Model: Estimation of Mean - Sarjinder Singh and Christpher Gjestvang

Session 127: Some Applications of Ranked Set Sampling
Organizer: Omer Ozturk, The Ohio State University
Chair: Edsel Pena, University of South Carolina

Nonparametric Tests for Perfect Judgment Rankings - Omer Ozturk, Jesse Frey, and Jayant V. Deshpande

Some Applications of Ranked Set Sampling - Barry D. Nussbaum and Bimal K. Sinha

Judgment Poststratification for Designed Experiments - Juan Du and Steven N. MacEachern

Confidence Intervals for Quantiles and Tolerance Intervals Based on Ordered Ranked Set Samples - Tao Li and Narayanaswamy Balakrishnan

Minimum Disparity Estimation in Ranked Set Sampling - Roxana Alexandridis and Omer Ozturk

Session 130: Bayesian Methods and MCMC in Industry and Engineering
Organizer: Patrick J. Wolfe, Harvard University, Keying Ye, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
Chair: Keying Ye, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

A Bayesian Reliability Approach to Multiple Response Surface Optimization - John Peterson, Guillermo Miro-Quesada, and Enrique del Castillo

The Application of Bayesian Hierarchical Models in Dual Response Surface - Younan Chen and Keying Ye

Bayesian Separation of Harmonic Sources - Manuel Davy

A Bayesian Approach to Imputation of Missing Data Values in Audio Time Series - Patrick J. Wolfe

Session 132: Issues in Quantifying Measurement Error
Organizer: Barry Johnson, U.S. Internal Revenue Service
Chair: Mary Batcher, Ernst & Young LLP

Measuring Nonsampling Error in the Statistics of Income Individual Tax Return Study - Jana Scali, Valerie Testa, Maureen Kahr, and Michael Strudler
Keywords: data quality, net difference rate, index of inconsistency, editor design effect

Corporation Super Critical Cases: How do Imputed Returns on the Corporate File Compare to the Actual Returns? - Lucy Altounian
Keywords: corporations, critical cases, imputed records, data quality

The Impact of the Follow-up Process on the 2002 Foreign Tax Credit Study Data - Rob Singmaster and Lissa Redmiles

A Model Prediction Approach to Measuring Nonsampling Error - Kimberly Henry and Yahia Ahmed

Session 145: Estimation with Survey Data
Organizer:
Chair: Jong-Min Kim, University of Minnesota

Preliminary Testing Procedures for Regression with Survey Samples - Yu Wu and Wayne A. Fuller
Keywords: preliminary testing procedure, informative design

Showcasing Uundergraduate Students' Projects Based on Independent Sample Surveys: Design Issues and Aggregation of Survey Results - Raymond Okafor

Use of Estimating Equations and Quadratic Inference Functions in Complex Surveys - Leigh Harrod, Virginia Lesser, and Annie Qu

Simulation Comparison of Variable Selection and Classification Methods - Jun Liu, Shiying Wu, Robert Morris, Seungho Huh, Jiantong Wang, James Raymer, Ye Hu, and Larry Michael

A Comparison of Tet Statistics for Complex Survey Data when the Degrees of Freedom is Small - Lester Curtin and Barry Graubard

Regression Estimator with Estimated Population Quantities and Its Use in Two-phase Sampling - Mingue Park

Session 146: Item Imputation
Organizer:
Chair: Liza M. Nirelli, Iowa State University

Item Imputation Made Easy - Andrea Piesse, David Judkins, and Zizhong Fan
Keywords: hot deck, iterative imputation, predictive mean matching, semi-parametric method

Mass Imputation - Karol Krotki, Stephen Black, and Darryl Creel
Keywords: nonresponse, large-scale data processing and adjustment

Imputation Bias Based on Different Formulations of Imputation Classes for the IPEDS Finance Survey - Marcus Berzofsky, June Z. X. Cong, Shiying Wu, and Roy Whitmore

The Fragile Families and Child Well-being Study Dataset: Multiple Imputation for the Missing Fathers - Soma Roy, Sharon L. Sassler, and Elizabeth A. Stasny

Evaluation of Imputation Methods for Complex Measures - Jan Goebel

Multiple Imputation under Multivariate gh Family of Distributions - Yulei He and Raghunathan E. Trivellore

Session 180: Quality Management in Statistical Organizations I
Organizer: John M. Bushery, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: John M. Bushery, U.S. Census Bureau

Quality Procedures in Statistical Sampling - Mary Batcher and Wendy Rotz
Keywords: quality, process, control, sampling, statistical, consulting

Quality and the Product Development Cycle - Eugene M. Burns
Keywords: data quality, product development, quality management, statistical standards

Quality Audits at Statistics Sweden - Gunlög Eiderbrant-Nilsson

Session 185: Coverage Improvement Research for the Decennial Census
Organizer: Danny R. Childers, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Dave Sheppard, U.S. Census Bureau

Within Household Coverage Results of the 2004 Census Test Form - Kyra Linse and David Sheppard
Keywords: coverage improvement, within household omissions, erroneous enumerations

Operational Assessment of the 2004 Coverage Research Followup - Lisa M. Knight, Jeff T. Behler, and Frank Vitrano
Keywords: 2004 Census Test, coverage improvement, coverage questions, unduplication

Design of the Census 2004 Coverage Research Followup Questionnaire - Leann Karl, Elizabeth Krejsa, and Ashley Landreth

Unduplication of Persons and Housing Units in the 2004 Census Test - Robin A. Pennington
Keywords: coverage improvement

Results of Coverage Followup in the 2004 Census Test - Elizabeth Krejsa and Dave Sheppard

Session 190: Coarsened, Mismeasured, or Missing Data
Organizer:
Chair: Dawei Xie, University of Pennsylvania

Extensions of the Penalized Spline Propensity Prediction Method of Imputation - Guangyu Zhang and Roderick Little

Parameter Estimation in the Presence of Coarsened Data - Sergey S. Tarima, Richard Kryscio, and Yuriy Dmitriev

Robust Model-based Analysis of General Pattern Missing Data - Hyonggin An and Roderick J. Little

Estimation of Missing Values Using Multivariate Normal Copula - Rahul Parsa and Alain Desgagne

Partial Linear Logistic Model with Measurement Error Using Sufficiency Scores - Lian Liu

Model Misspecification and Goodness-of-fit in Latent Variable and Structural Equations Models - Brisa N. Sanchez and Louise Ryan

Full Matching with Propensity Scores - Ben B. Hansen

Session 197: Questionnaires and Cognitive Issues I
Organizer:
Chair: Kara Norman, Energy Information Administration

Modeling Context Effects in the National Survey of Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) - Kevin Wang, Rodney Baxter, and Dicy Painter
Keywords: questionnaire design, context effects

An Overview of the Respondent-Generated Intervals (RGI): Approach to Sample Surveys - S. James Press and Judith M. Tanur
Keywords: anchoring, Bayesian, confidence scale, recall, surveys

Negatively Worded Questions Cause Respondent Confusion - Robert Colosi
Keywords: acquiescence, response set, negative wording, selfadministered, response bias

When More Is Less: A Study on Effects of Providing Definitions to Everyday Terms on Data Quality - Ting Yan
Keywords: measurement error, definitions, data quality, pragmatic effects

Professionally Designed Questionnaires: Do they collect better data? - Kathy Ott and Chadd Crouse
Keywords: visual design concepts, mode effects, self administered surveys, economic data

Conceptual vs. Visual Midpoints of Response Scales - Mirta Galesic, Roger Tourangeau, Mick Couper, and Fred Conrad

Session 203: Introductory Overview Lecture on Data Confidentiality
Organizer: Jerome Reiter, Duke University
Chair: Jerome Reiter, Duke University

Data Confidentiality Issues from a Federal Agency Perspective - Laura Zayatz

Introduction to Statistical Disclosure Limitation or How to Release Useful Data Without Violating Promises of Confidentiality - Stephen Fienberg

Session 224: Developing, Implementing and Using Transportation Surveys
Organizer: Julie Trepanier, Statistics Canada
Chair: Julie Trepanier, Statistics Canada

Developing a Sustainable and Flexible Long-Distance Travel Survey - Lee Giesbrecht and Jonaki Bose

Editing and Imputation Strategy for a Fuel Consumption Supplement to the Canadian Vehicle Survey - Sébastien Landry
Keywords: travel surveys, imputation, regression model, fuel consumption

The Estimation Methodology of the Redesigned Canadian Vehicle Survey - Martin Beaulieu

Incorporating Past Methodological Lessons into the 2007 Commodity Flow Survey - Joy Sharp and Jock R. Black

Measuring the Risk of Road Crashes - Aline Chouinard and James Kelley

Session 228: Poverty and Income
Organizer:
Chair: Leonard Gaines, Empire State Development

Using Medicaid Participant Data in the Estimation of County Poverty Levels - David S. Powers
Keywords: small-area estimation, small-domain areas, SAIPE, Medicaid, income, poverty

Evaluation of School District Poverty Estimates: Predictive Models using IRS Income Tax Data - Jerry J. Maples and William R. Bell
Keywords: small area estimation, share models, poverty estimates, IRS income tax data

Assessment of Needs for Basic Living Necessities among Low-income Individuals - Joann Kuchak, George Fitzelle, and Andrey Vinokurov
Keywords: measurement, poverty guideline, low-income, survey research, estimation

Can the Survey of Income and Program Participation Be Used for State-level Analysis Even Though It Is Not Designed To Be State-representative? - Arthur Jones, Jr. and Gestur Davidson

Dominance in Income Distribution in Terms of Location and Dispersion - Subir Ghosh

Ecological Correlates of Family Income Nonresponse: An Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - John Pleis and James Dahlhamer

Session 238: Variance Estimation for Surveys I
Organizer:
Chair: Xiaoxi Li, Iowa State University

Generalized Variance Functions for Radio-schedule Gross Rating Point Estimators - Richard Griffiths
Keywords: generalized variance function, complex sample design, gross rating points

Variance Estimation and the Components of Variance for the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey Sample - Annie Lo and Adam Chu
Keywords: multistage probability sample, components of variance, generalized variance function, Medicare population

Mean Square Error Analysis of Health Estimates from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System for Counties along the United States-Mexico Border Region - Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., Machell Town, and Jay J. Kim
Keywords: collapsing, post-stratification factors, bias, variance

Analysis of Census 2000 Long Form Variances - Eric Schindler
Keywords: successive differences, jackknife, raking

Optimal Pairing for Stratum Collapse Methods with Interviewer-Level Measurement Error Shared Across Strata - Moon J. Cho and John L. Eltinge
Keywords: collapse method, consumer expenditure interview Survey, interviewer effects, nonsampling error, reporting error, stratified multistage sample design

Investigation of Alternative Variance Estimators for the Quarterly Financial Report - Andromache R. Howe and Katherine J. Thompson
Keywords: delete-a-group jackknife, panel survey

Session 239: Data Quality Issues
Organizer:
Chair: Iris Shimizu, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Sufficient Quality for Official Statistics - The Swedish Approach - Eva Elvers
Keywords: quality aspects, user orientation, statistical system

Templates for Evaluating Survey Programs - Brenda G. Cox and Nancy J. Kirkendall
Keywords: PART, performance assessment, survey evaluation

Statistical Methods Used To Detect Cell-level and Respondent-level Outliers in the 2002 Economic Census of the Services Sector - Richard S. Sigman
Keywords: resistant fence, historical ratio, influential data

Darkness Made Visible: Field Management and Nonresponse in the 2004 SCF - Arthur B. Kennickell
Keywords: interviewers, data quality, field management

Detecting Falsified Cases in SCF 2004 Using Benford's Law - Yongyi Wang and Steven Pedlow
Keywords: interviewer, validation, survey of consumer finances, leading digit, first digit

Benford's Law and Validating Interviewer Data - Javier Porras

Session 262: Disclosure Techniques: Thirty Years to Today
Organizer: Steve Cohen, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Arnold Reznek, U.S. Census Bureau

An Update on Statistical Disclosure Avoidance Methodologies for Tabular and Microdata Files - Jacob D. Bournazian
Keywords: confidentiality, disclosure avoidance, disclosure risk

Modeling and Quality of Masked Microdata - William E. Winkler
Keywords: data mining, likelihood, loglinear, multivariate

A Comparative Assessment of Methods for Protecting Confidentiality - David Wilson

Preserving Confidentiality While Sharing Vertically Partitioned Data - Christine Kohnen and Jerome Reiter

Procedures to Reduce the Risk of Disclosure in the Microdata Files from a Health Survey - Meena Khare and Michael Battaglia

Session 263: Statistical Methodological Developments in Natural Resources Surveys
Organizer: Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University
Chair: Jennifer A. Hoeting, Colorado State University

County Level Variance Estimates for Small Area Estimation for the National Resources Inventory - Pushpal Mukhopadhyay, Tapabrata Maiti, and Wayne A. Fuller
Keywords: small area estimates, imputation, area level model, soil erosion, universal soil loss equation

Estimation for Longitudinal Surveys with Repeated Panels of Observations - Jason Legg, Wayne A. Fuller, and Sarah M. Nusser

Estimating Trend in Oregon Coastal Coho Salmon Populations Using a Multipanel Sampling Design - Don Stevens, Jr. and William Gaeuman

Estimating the Number of Bald Eagle Breeding Pairs in Maine Using Dual Frames and Double Observers - Mark Otto, John R. Sauer, and Charlie Todd

Challenges to Resolving Statistical Issues for an Upper Mississippi River Ecological Monitoring Program - Brian Gray

Session 269: Part I: Sample Allocation; Part II, NCS Redesign
Organizer:
Chair: Yahia Ahmed, U.S. Internal Revenue Service

Results of the Variance Component Analysis of Sample Allocation by Age in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health - Susan R. Hunter, Katherine R. Bowman, and James R. Chromy
Keywords: variance component analysis, parametric variance modeling, sampling, surveys

Alternative Sample Allocations for the U.S. Current Employment Statistics Survey - G. Erkens, J. Gershunskaya, and L. Huff
Keywords: optimum allocation, relative standard error, variance

Composite Stratum Variance Estimation for Agriculture Area Frame Sample Allocation - Raj Chhikara, Charles R. Perry, and Floyd M. Spears
Keywords: variance function, weighted model fit, composite estimation, NASS Sample Allocation

Efficient Sampling Design and Estimation in Audit Data (II) - Yan Liu, Mary Batcher, and Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: mixture distributions, audit sampling, stratified sampling, Mean Per Unit (MPU) estimation, ratio estimation, realization process

Phase-in of the Redesigned National Compensation Survey Area Sample - Jason Tehonica, Lawrence R. Ernst, and Chester H. Ponikowski
Keywords: sample redesign, sample areas

Update on the Redesign of the National Compensation Survey - Yoel Izsak, Lawrence R. Ernst, Erin McNulty, Steven P. Paben, Chester H. Ponikowski, Glenn Springer, and Jason Tehonica
Keywords: sample redesign, between area variances, allocation of sample, controlled selection

Reducing Sample Sizes in the National Compensation Survey in Response to Budget Cuts - Christopher J. Guciardo, Lawrence R. Ernst, Gwyn R. Ferguson, Yoel M. Izsak, and Erin E. McNulty
Keywords: sample cut, budget cut, sample size, sample reduction, sample supplement

Session 273: Statistical Methodology Applied to the Study of Neighborhoods, Migration, and Immigration
Organizer:
Chair: Daniel Beckler, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Movers, Stayers, and Lifers: A Structural Equation Analysis of the Likelihood of Spending the Rest of Your Life in Your Current Home Community - Mack Shelley, Sue Crull, Chris Cook, Qi Jiang, and Senogyeon Auh
Keywords: structural equations, housing, population, demographics, survey research, social policy

The Migration Component in a Population Projections Model - Balkrishna Kale, David Egan-Robertson, Charles D. Palit, and Paul R. Voss
Keywords: migration, population projections

Experimental Analysis of Neighborhood Effects on Youth - Jeffrey Kling and Jeffrey Liebman

Measurement Error of Group-level Means in Multilevel Modeling: Estimation and Study Design - Jouni Kuha

Difficulties and Solutions for Surveying Refugees: Bosnian Refugees in St. Louis - Hisako Matsuo, Terry Tomazic, and Kevin McIntyre

Session 274: Nonresponse Bias
Organizer:
Chair: Inho Park, Westat

Identifying and Reducing Nonresponse Bias throughout the Survey Process - Thomas Krenzke, Wendy Van de Kerckhove, and Leyla Mohadjer
Keywords: weighting, data collection, assessments

Nonresponse Bias Analysis in IRS' Survey of Low-income Taxpayers - Karen Masken, Kerry Levin, Cynthia Helba, and Katie Hubbell

Bayesian Adjustments for Nonignorable Nonresponse in an Incomplete Two-way Categorical Table - Boseung Choi and YouSung Park
Keywords: Bayesian analysis, Nonignorable nonresponse, priors, boundary solution, EM algorithm

An Analysis of Nonresponse Bias in the World Trade Center Health Registry - Joe Murphy, Robert Brackbill, James H. Sapp II, Lisa Thalji, and Paul Pulliam
Keywords: non-response, bias, raking, World Trade Center

Enhancement of the Nonresponse Undercoverage Adjustment Factors for New Home Sales - Bonnie Kegan

Spreading the Gain: How an Abbreviated Nonresponse Followup Can Improve Overall Survey Accuracy - Vincent Iannacchione, Jill Dever, Elizabeth Federman, Lori Ebert, and Avinash C. Singh

Session 318: Collecting Data from Health Care Establishments in the Post HIPAA Era: Some CDC-RTI Experiences
Organizer: Paul Levy, RTI International, Elizabeth Zell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chair: Elizabeth Zell, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Post-HIPAA Medical Chart Review To Assess Perinatal Testing Rates - John D. Loft, Stephanie L. Sansom, Elizabeth R. Zell, and Paul Levy
Keywords: Institutional Review Boards, HIPAA, establishment surveys, vital records, hospital chart abstraction

Surveys of Workers Possibly Exposed to Anthrax and Obtaining Medical Records from Their Providers Before and After 2003 HIPAA Revisions - Brian J. Burke and Brian M. Evans

Data Acquisition Issues in a Survey of Healthcare Professionals in Hospitals and Health Departments Invited To Participate in the U.S. Smallpox Immunization Program - Brian M. Evans, Brian J. Burke, and Paul S. Levy

Impact of Reports of Hepatitis B Vaccination on Hepatitis A Vaccination Reports - Lisa R. Carley-Baxter, Doug Passaro, Susan Twiddy, Ron Hershow, Rodney K. Baxter, and Paul S. Levy
Keywords: telephone survey, Hepatitis A immunization, two-phase survey

Session 321: Sample Design Issues
Organizer:
Chair: Brenda G. Cox, Battelle

On Reuse of Clusters in Repeated Studies - Stanislav Kolenikov and Gustavo Angeles

Model-based Sampling Selection under an Anisotropic Population - Chang-Tai Chao and Feng-Min Lin
Keywords: model-based sampling, optimal sampling strategy, eigensystem, Gaussian model, Log-Gaussian model

An Empirical Comparison of Efficiency between Optimization and Non-optimization Probability Sampling of Two Units from a Stratum - Sun-Woong Kim, Steven G. Heeringa, and Peter W. Solenberger
Keywords: unequal probability sampling, inclusion probabilities, IPPS sampling, nonlinear programming, linear constraints

Efficiency of Multiple Response Adaptive Estimators - Paul Mosquin

Resampling - Hong Xu

Session 329: Response Rates: Calculation and Response Improvement
Organizer:
Chair: Virginia Lesser, Oregon State University

Survival Analysis Estimation of an Eligibility Rate of Sampling Units Whose Eligibility Statuses Are Unknown: A Simulation Study of the Bias - Hiroaki Minato
Keywords: call history, eligibility rate, response rate, survival analysis, working residential number

The Value of the Increasing Effort To Maintain High Response Rates in Telephone Surveys - Barbara Lepidus Carlson and Richard Strouse
Keywords: RDD survey, response rate, refusal conversion, call attempts, nonresponse bias, Community Tracking Study

Efficacy of Prenotification Letters in Improving Response Rates - The Telephone Point of Purchase Survey - Cassandra Yocum
Keywords: TPOPS, response rates, pre-notification letters, refusal rates

Longitudinal Attrition in a RDD Survey of Adolescents - Thanh Lê, Charles Carusi, and Susan Swain
Keywords: longitudinal, nonresponse bias, RDD, sample attrition

Comments on Weighted and Unweighted Response Rates - Frank Potter

Results from Recent Experiments on Improving Response Rates - Ronald Fecso

Session 356: Improving Imputation in the Decennial Census
Organizer: Sally M. Obenski, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Jason D. Machowski, U.S. Census Bureau

Research to Improve Census Imputation Methods: The Plan to Examine Count and Item Imputation - Arthur R. Cresce Jr., Sally M. Obenski, and Gary B. Chappell
Keywords: hot deck, administrative records, spatial analysis, truth deck

The Development of Truth Decks for the 2010 Census Count Imputation Research - Todd R. Williams
Keywords: truth deck, logistic regression, predictor variables, missing item propensity

Measuring the Discriminatory Power and Bias of Imputation Methods Designed for Imputing Status and Occupancy Status - Yves Thibaudeau, Inez l. Chen, and Robert D. Sands

Using Administrative Records for Imputation in the Decennial Census - James Farber, Deborah Wagner, and Dean Resnick
Keywords: missing data, matching, statistical modeling, hot deck

Research to Improve Census Imputation Methods: Item Results and Conclusions - Sally Obenski, James Farber, and Gary Chappell
Keywords: feasibility, hybrid, administrative records, hot deck, matching

Session 357: Statistical Partnerships in Academe, Industry, and Government
Organizer: Cynthia Z.F. Clark, Office for National Statistics
Chair: Cynthia Z.F. Clark, Office for National Statistics

The Merck/Temple Partnership: A Mutually Successful Relationship - Boris Iglewicz and Joseph Heyse
Keywords: conferences, pharmaceutical industry, summer internships

Graduate Industrial Trainee Program at NCSU - Thomas M. Gerig
Keywords: traineeship, partnering, NCSU

ASA Board Membership Initiative: Addressing Barriers to Partnerships between Academe and Business, Industry, and Government - Robert Starbuck

Data Needs for the Intelligent Design of University/Industry Partnerships - Merrilea Mayo

Session 365: Mode Effects and Issues with Nontraditional Modes
Organizer:
Chair: Ting Yan, University of Maryland

Comparison of Data Obtained by Telephone versus Personal Visit Response in the U.S. Consumer Expenditures Survey - David E. McGrath
Keywords: mode, telephone, expenditures

An Evaluation Of Respondent Selection Methods For Household Mail Surveys - Michael P. Battaglia, Michael W. Link, Martin R. Frankel, and Ali H. Mokdad
Keywords: birthday selection methods, enumerate all adults in household, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System

Combining Information from Multiple Modes to Reduce Nonresponse Bias - Mick P. Couper, Andy Peytchev, Roderick J. A. Little, Victor J. Strecher, and Kendra Rothert
Keywords: survey nonresponse, web, telephone, mail, imputation, mode effects

Assessing Panel Bias in the Knowledge Networks Panel: Updated Results from 2005 Research - Vicki J. Pineau, Poom Nukulkij, and Xiuli Tang

Latent Class Models for Studying Measurement-related Mode Effects in Mixed-mode Surveys - Allan McCutcheon

Effectiveness of Address-based Sampling Frame Alternative to RDD: BRFSS Mail Survey Experiment Results - Michael W. Link, Michael Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel, Pamela Giambo, and Ali H. Mokdad

Session 367: Record Linkage, Disclosure Risk, and Confidentiality
Organizer:
Chair: Mary Moien, National Center for Health Statistics

Advances in Record Linkage Theory: Hierarchical Bayesian Record Linkage Theory - Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: constraints, Fellegi-Sunter, Gibbs sampling, hierarchical model, latent class model, Metropolis-Hastings algorithm, mixture model

Multiple and Probabilistic Swapping of Categorical Keys for Statistical Disclosure Limitation in Microdata - Fang Liu
Keywords: statistical disclosure limitation, Bayesian modeling, swapping odds and probability

A New Multiple-bootstrap-datasets Presentation Method for Confidentiality Protection - Yan Li and Paul D. Williams
Keywords: confidentiality protection, bootstrap, inverse sampling

Disclosure Risks in Releasing Output Based on Regression Residuals - Arnold P. Reznek and T. Lynn Riggs
Keywords: restricted access, confidentiality, disclosure, regression models

Disclosure Limitation of MCOD and NHIS-NDI Linked Files - Wenxing Zha, Paul D. Williams, and Jay J. Kim

Effects of Released Marginals and Conditionals in Multiway Tables on Disclosure Limitation - Aleksandra Slavkovic

The National Center for Health Statistics Research Data Center - Kenneth Harris

Session 386: The American Time Use Survey: Findings and Methodological Issues
Organizer: Polly Phipps, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Polly Phipps, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Nonresponse Bias in the American Time Use Survey - Grace O'Neill and John Dixon
Keywords: nonresponse, time use, bias

How Do the Elderly Spend Their Time? - Rachel Krantz-Kent and Jay Stewart

Pre-testing Sensitive Questions: Perceived Sensitivity, Comprehension, and Order Effects of Questions about Income and Weight - Margaret Vernon

The Relation between Response Propensity and Data Quality in the American Time Use Survey - Scott Fricker

Session 392: Conduct and Analysis of Surveys to Measure HIV, Risk, and Disease
Organizer: Lillian S. Lin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chair: Ramses Sadek, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Analysis of Time-location Sampling Study Data - John M. Karon
Keywords: time-location sampling, time-space sampling, multiplicity problem, design effect

Sampling Issues in National HIV Behavioral Surveillance of Injecting Drug Users - Michael Monsour, Lillian S. Lin, Myron Katzoff, and Steven Thompson

Constructing a Sampling Frame of HIV Care Facilities for Clinical Surveillance of Persons in Care for HIV Infection in the United States - Maxine Denniston, Kathleen Gallagher, Martin Frankel, S. Morton, Amy Drake, Samuel Bozzette, Sandra H. Berry, Eyasu Teshale, M. Shapiro, and Patrick Sullivan

Goodness-of-fit and Multilevel Models: Application to Survey Data from the Community Intervention Trial for Youth (CITY) Project - DeMarc Hickson and Lance A. Waller

Session 393: Joint Social, Government Statistics and Survey Research Methods Sections Student Competition Winners
Organizer: Renee Miller, Energy Information Administration
Chair: Rachel Harter, NORC at the University of Chicago

The Impact of Complex Sampling Designs in the Analysis of Longitudinal Survey Data - Chris J. Skinner and Marcel D. T. Vieira
Keywords: clustering, design effect, longitudinal analysis, random effects model

Errors Associated with Period Reporters in Retail Trade Estimates - Kelly Dixon
Keywords: retail trade, period reporters, measurement error

A Semi-Parametric Multiple Imputation Data Augmentation Procedure - Gabriele B. Durrant
Keywords: missing data, hot deck imputation, predictive mean matching imputation, nonignorable non-response

Model-based Estimation in Network Sampling Using Samples Obtained by Subsampling - Mike Kwanisai

Bayesian Models To Adjust for Response Bias in Survey Data: An Example in Estimating Rape and Domestic Violence from the NCVS - Qingzhao Yu and Elizabeth A. Stasny

Session 397: Analysis of Establishment Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: Kathy Downey, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Historical Reconstruction of Employment Time Series for Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the CES State and Area Program - Brian Dahlin and Molly Garber
Keywords: BLS, CES, MSA, reconstruction

Developing Annual Estimates of Hires and Separations - Brady Stephens and Kim Riley
Keywords: annual, separations, turnover, rate, labor market

Estimation of the Change in Total Employment Using the U.S. Current Employment Statistics Survey - P. Lahiri and Bogong T. Li
Keywords: CES, Bayesian hierarchical model, weighted link relative estimator, composite estimator

Data Modeling for a Simulation Study of the Quarterly Financial Report Estimator - Donald M. Luery
Keywords: time series, mixed model, markov chain, Student-t distributed noise

Generalized Variance Estimation for Business Surveys - James Chipperfield and John Preston

From Lab to Market: Understanding the Role of Mergers, Acquisitions, and Technology Transfer in the Innovation Process - Gary Anderson

Federal Funding of High-risk Research &Development: Findings from Multiple Award Competitions of the Advanced Technology Program - Stephen Campbell and Andrew Wang

Session 405: Telephone Survey Issues
Organizer:
Chair: Joe Murphy, RTI International

A List-Assisted Telephone Sampling: Conjugate Pair Selection - Hee-Choon Shin
Keywords: Mitofsky-Waksberg Procedure, RDD, efficiency, bias, conjugate pairs

Extensions to the Two-stratum Model for Sampling Rare Subpopulations in Telephone Surveys - Walter R. Boyle and William D. Kalsbeek
Keywords: telephone sampling, disproportionate stratified sampling, multiplicative effect of variable weights, nonresponse adjustment

Compensating for Noncoverage of Nontelephone Households Using the NHIS - Karen E. Davis and Meena Khare
Keywords: noncoverage, telephone survey, propensity score model

Assessing Representativeness in RDD Surveys: Coverage and Nonresponse in the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - R. Sowmya Rao, Michael W. Link, Michael P. Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel, Pamela Giambo, and Ali H. Mokdad
Keywords: random-digit dialing, non-response bias, non-coverage bias, Current Population Survey

Optimizing Call Time Lags by Modeling the Probability of Call Outcomes - Brian Meekins, Roberta Sangster, and John F. Meekins

Analysis of Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Partial Completes and Terminations - Herbert F. Stackhouse, Ziya Gizlice, and Lina Balluz

Session 406: Collecting and Reporting Race, Ethnicity, and Gender
Organizer:
Chair: Katie Joseph, George Washington University

Race Reporting By Immigrants From Spanish-Speaking Countries Of Latin America In Census 2000 - Sharon Ennis and Jorge del Pinal
Keywords: logistic regression, race, Latin American immigrants

Processing of Race and Ethnicity in the 2004 National Survey on Drug Use and Health - E.A. Grau, P. Martin, P. Frechtel, J. Snodgrass, and R. Caspar
Keywords: race, ethnicity, editing, imputation, predictive mean neighborhoods

Using Names To Check Accuracy of Race and Gender Coding in NAEP - Jennifer Czuprynski Kali, James Bethel, John Burke, David Morganstein, and Sharon Hirabayashi
Keywords: data quality, coding errors, mapping

A Simulation Study of Cell Collapsing in Poststratification - Jay J. Kim, Linda Tompkins, Jianzhu Li, and Richard Valliant
Keywords: bias, combining cells, coverage ratio, poststratification, variance, weight trimming

Investigating the Role of Hispanic Origin in Estimating the Number of Uninsured - Sheri Sharareh Craig, Joanna Turner, and Brett O'Hara
Keywords: small area estimates, health insurance coverage, Hispanic origin

Self-reported Race and Ethnicity in School Surveys - James G. Ross, Ronaldo Iachan, William H. Robb, Katherine H. Flint, Alan Bloch, and Pedro J. Saavedra

Session 445: Exploring Calibration
Organizer: Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Chair: Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Calibration Estimation Using Empirical Likelihood in Survey Sampling - Jae Kwang Kim
Keywords: generalized regression estimator, non-parametric maximum likelihood estimator, optimal regression estimator, weighting procedure

Using Equalization Constraints to Find Optimal Calibration Weights - Reid A. Rottach and David W. Hall
Keywords: weight equalization, integrated weighting, raking, variance estimation, SIPP

Calibration Adjustments When Not All Targets Can Be Met - Matthew Fetter, James Gentle, and Charles Perry
Keywords: data editing, survey sampling, benchmark constraints, range restrictions, optimization methods, agricultural statistics

On Non-Response Adjustment via Calibration - Michail Sverchkov, Alan H. Dorfman, Lawrence R. Ernst, Thomas G. Moerhle, Steven P. Paben and Chester H. Ponikowski

Variance Estimation for Volunteer Panel Web Surveys Using Propensity Score Adjustment and Calibration Adjustment - Sunghee Lee and Richard L. Valliant

Session 450: Sampling and Censoring
Organizer:
Chair: Omer Ozturk, The Ohio State University

Ranked Set Sampling: Allocation of Sample Units to Each Judgment Order Statistic - Jessica K. Kohlschmidt, Elizabeth A. Stasny, and Douglas A. Wolfe
Keywords: optimal allocation, sensitivity analysis, simulation study, unbalanced ranked set sampling

Efficient Estimation in Interval-censored Data with Nonparametric Covariate Effects - Tingting Yi

Shrinkage Nonparametric Estimation of Mean Survival Time from Censored Data - Mohammad Rahbar, Alla Sikorskii, S. Ejaz Ahmed, Sangchoon Jeon, and Joseph C. Gardiner

A Confidence Interval for the Median of a Finite Population under Unequal Probability Sampling: A Model-assisted Approach - Suzanne Dubnicka

Judgment Poststratification and Auxiliary Information - Xiaobai Li, Steven N. MacEachern, and Elizabeth A. Stasny

Ranked Set Sampling: Improving Estimates Obtained from a Stratified Simple Random Sample - Christopher Sroka

Not Worth the Effort: Balanced Ranked Set Sampling and Random Predictor OLS Regression - Elizabeth J. Murff and Thomas W. Sager

Session 453: Variance Estimation for Surveys II
Organizer:
Chair: Steve Miller, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Replication Variance Estimation for Imputed Data - A. Chatterjee, W.A. Fuller, and J.D. Opsomer
Keywords: hot deck imputation, fractional imputation, jackknife variance estimation

Model-based Variance Estimation for Systematic Sampling - Xiaoxi Li and J. D. Opsomer
Keywords: anticipated variance, nonparametric model, local polynomial regression

Varaince Estimation Under Balanced Sampling Plans Excluding Adjacent Units - James H. Wright
Keywords: variance estimation, balanced sampling plans excluding adjacent units, polygonal designs, circularly and linearly ordered populations, finite population sampling

Replicate Control Totals - David Judkins, Varma Nadimpalli, and Samson Adeshiyan
Keywords: variance estimation, raking, poststratification

Application of Jackknife Replication Method to Two-stage Sample Data with a Large Number of Certainty PSUs - Donsig Jang

A Simulation Study of Three Methods of Variance Estimation with Two-stage Cluster Sampling and Hot-deck Imputation - Michael E. Jones, J. Michael Brick, and Richard L. Valliant

Poststratified Estimator and Variance Estimation in Stratified Multistage Cluster Sampling - Kyongryun Kim and Suojin Wang

Session 454: Coverage and Frames for Household Survey
Organizer:
Chair: Donald Camburn, RTI International

Enumeration Status of Census 2000 Enumerations Deemed Insufficient Information for Matching and Followup - Paul Livermore Auer

Geocoding Procedure To Find Geographic Identifiers in the Housing Component of the Consumer Price Index - John Schilp
Keywords: geocoding, spatial statistics, weighting

Simple Approaches to Estimating the Variance of the Propensity Score Weighted Estimator Applied on Volunteer Panel Web Survey Data - a Comparative Study - Annica Isaksson and Sunghee Lee
Keywords: non-probability sampling, variance estimation, simulation

Complex Sample Design Effects Using the Census 2000 A.C.E. Sample and Logistic Regression Modeling - Douglas Olson and Richard Griffin

Lessons Learned in the 2004 Census Test of Overseas Enumeration - Mary Frances E. Zelenak

Evaluating the Frame Development Operation for Group Quarters - Carrae Echols

Session 478: Weighting for Nonresponse and Coverage Problems
Organizer: Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Chair: David R. Judkins, Westat

Propensity Models versus Weighting Class Approaches to Nonresponse Adjustment: A Methodological Comparison - Peter Siegel, James R. Chromy, and Elizabeth Copello
Keywords: nonresponse adjustment, generalized exponential model (GEM), weighting class, propensity modeling, raking

Modeling and Polishing of Nonresponse Propensity - David Judkins, Hongsheng Hao, Brandon Barrett, and Pramod Adhikari
Keywords: CHAID, logistic regression, raking

"No" is the Easiest Answer: Using Calibration to Assess Nonignorable Nonresponse in the 2002 Census of Agriculture - Phillip S. Kott
Keywords: weighting class, calibration, response model, instrumental variable, measurement-error model

Using Calibration to Fit Noncoverage and Nonresponse Models - Ted Chang and Phil Kott
Keywords: benchmarks, quasi-random modelm model variables

Identifying Likely Duplicates by Record Linkage in a Survey of Prostitutes - Thomas R. Belin, Hemant Ishwaran, Naihua Duan, Sandra H. Berry, and David E. Kanouse

Session 489: Topics in Survey Research
Organizer:
Chair: B. Christine Clark, ICON Clinical Research

Imputation Strategies for the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada Wave 2 Imputation and Evaluation of the Wave 1 Imputation - Asma Alavi and Owen Phillips
Keywords: longitudinal surveys, nearest-neighbor imputation, model-assisted imputation, logistic regression, monotonic design

Improving the Edit Process for the Public Libraries Survey While Migrating to a Web-based Format - Joanna Fane McLaughlin, Terri L. Craig, and Patricia O'Shea
Keywords: editing, edit parameters, macroedits, micro-edits, ratio edits, resistant fences, web-based survey

Collecting Blood and Urine: The Experience of the Canadian Health Measures Survey - Rebecca Morrison and Suzelle Giroux
Keywords: direct measures, health survey

Sequential Sampling Inspection Protocols Could Save Money in Real Time: A Case in Connecticut in Point - Nitis Mukhopadhyay

Linear and Loglinear Models Based on Generalized Inverse Sampling Scheme - Soumi Lahiri and Sunil K. Dhar

Weighting Challenges when Dealing with a Large-scale Longitudinal Survey - Charles Tardif

Session 493: Frames and Design Issues for Business Survey
Organizer:
Chair: Rita Jo Petroni, U.S. Census Bureau

The Redesign of the Statistics Canada's Business Register - Yanick Beaucage, Paul Hunsberger, and Stuart Pursey
Keywords: business register, redesign, frame

Defining the Sampling Frame for the Convenience Store Industry - A Case Study - Eric Falk and Glenn D. White
Keywords: sampling frame, business survey

Overview of the Establishment Sampling Frame, Computer Edits, and Imputation Methodology for the 2002 Commodity Flow Survey - David L. Kinyon and Carol S. King
Keywords: establishment surveys, sampling frame, edits, imputation, commodity flow survey

Business Survey Response Rates - Can They Be Improved? - Glenn D. White, Jr. and Amy Luo
Keywords: response rate, business surveys, questionnaire length, incentive

Optimal Coordination of Samples in Business Surveys - Lenka Mach, Ioana Schiopu-Kratina, Jean-Marc Fillion, and Philip Reiss

Session 495: New Developments and Applications in the Tools of Social Statistics: Social Networks, Observational and Longitudinal Studies, Cluster Analysis
Organizer:
Chair: Roberta Sangster, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Estimating the Number of Foreign Bodies Injuries in Children with the Scale-up Method - Silvia Snidero, Bruno Morra, Roberto Corradetti, and Dario Gregori
Keywords: scale-up method, non-probabilistic sampling, small prevalence, foreign body, children

The Relationship between Hours Worked and Alcohol Use Disorders - Richard Bryant and V. A. Samaranayake
Keywords: NLSY, alcohol disorders, labor supply, time series cross-sectional model

Comparison of Spatial Characteristics of Local Air Quality Reported Using The Air Quality Index in The State of North Carolina of 1999 and 2004 - Kuo-Ping Li and Chirayath Suchindran
Keywords: spatial statistics, air quality index, clustering, spatial analysis

Quantifying Elephant Social Structure: Using a Bayesian Bilinear Mixed Effects Model to Elicit Qualities of Elephant Behavior - Eric Vance

Estimation and Examination of Covariance Structures of Longitudinal Social Network Data - Anton Westveld and Peter Hoff

Use of Constructed Observational Studies To Assess Ignorability - Jennifer Hill

Clustering Linkage Methods: Humor to a Statistician - Wade Watkins and Bruce Barrett

Session 527: Small Area Estimation
Organizer:
Chair: Sunghee Lee, University of California, Los Angeles

Model-Assisted Estimation for the American Community Survey - Robert E. Fay
Keywords: ACS, small area estimates, generalized regression estimation, calibration estimation

American Community Survey: Improving Reliability for Small Area Estimates - Michael D. Starsinic
Keywords: American Community Survey, variance estimation

An Evaluation of Synthetic Small Area Census Coverage Error Using a Random Effects Model - Donald Malec and Jerry Maples
Keywords: dual system estimation, capture/recapture, Bayesian inference

Investigation of Extreme Estimates of Census Coverage Error for Small Areas - Mary H. Mulry, Eric Schindler, Tom Mule, Nganha Nguyen, and Bruce D. Spencer
Keywords: dual system estimation, undercount, synthetic estimation, Census 2000, Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Survey

Variance Estimation for Domains in the U.S. Current Employment Statistics Program - Julie B. Gershunskaya and P. Lahiri
Keywords: composite estimation, mean squared error, Monte Carlo simulation, randomization principle

Transformation Usage and Model Strategies in Small-area Estimation - Dawei Xie and Trivellore Raghunathan

Session 528: Missing Data and Under-reported Data
Organizer:
Chair: Karol Krotki, RTI International

Analysis of Non-response in Student Surveys - Ronaldo Iachan, William H. Robb, James G. Ross, Katherine H. Flint, and Alan Bloch

Comparison of Methods for Handling Missing Data in a Collegiate Survey of Tobacco Use - Liza M. Nirelli, Michael D. Larsen, Ivana T. Croghan, Darrell R. Schroeder, Kenneth P. Offord, and Richard D. Hurt
Keywords: EM algorithm, hot deck imputation, multiple imputation, Rosenberg self-esteem scale, single imputation, smoking cessation

Measuring and Reducing Inconsistency among Questionnaire Items through Imputation: An Application to the NSOPF - Kimberly L. Ault, Mansour Fahimi, and Ruth E. Heuer

Methodology to Evaluate Longitudinal Estimates After Imputation in a Graduate Student Survey - Adriana Perez

A Test for Judging the Number-One Product in a Marketing Survey: A Multinomial Approach with Incomplete Rank Data - Chien-Hua Wu, Shu-Mei Wan, and Che-Wei Hsin

Estimating the Level of Underreporting of Expenditures among Expenditure Reporters: A Micro-level Latent Class Analysis - Clyde Tucker, Brian Meekins, and Paul Biemer

Invited Posters

Estimation of Prevalence of Overweight in Small Areas - A Robust Extension of Fay-Herriot Model - Dawei Xie, Trivellore E. Reghunathan, and James M. Lepkowski
Keywords: t distribution, hierarchical model, complex sample survey, BRFSS, overweight, outlier detection

Contributed Posters

Arkansas Act 1220 Evaluation: Multi-stage Stratified Surveys with Probability Proportional to Size (PPS) Sampling - Zoran Bursac, Martha Phillips, C. Heath Gauss, LeaVonne Pulley, Delia Smith West, and James Raczynski

Use of a Web-Based Sample Replacement Software Application for Data Collectors in the Field - Andrey Vinokurov, Daniel Geller, Pedro J. Saavedra, and Tamara L. Martin

Clinical Ethics Consultation - Terry Tomazic, Emily Anderson, Valerie Badro, and Barry Katz

Using Standard Statistical Software Packages to Make Statistical Inferences About a Linear Combination of Regression Parameters - Bruce Bowerman and J. B. Orris
Keywords: regression, MegaStat, linear combination, statistical inference

Papers Presented at the 60th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
May 12-15, 2005
Miami Beach, FL

Who Is Being Heard? Response Bias in Open-ended Responses in a Large Government Employee Survey - Mark Andrews

Managing Data Quality on the 2004 Survey of Consumer Finances - Leslie A. Athey and Arthur B. Kennickell
Keywords: data quality, interviewers

Assessing the Accuracy of Respondents Reports of the Location of Their Home Relative to a National Forest Boundary and Forest Cover - John D. Baldridge, James T. Sylvester, and William T. Borrie

The Effects of Digital Recording of Telephone Interviews on Survey Data Quality - Danna Basson
Keywords: digital recording, participation, satisficing, data quality

Development and Testing of Informed Consent Questions to Link Survey Data with Administrative Records - Nancy Bates
Keywords: informed consent, cognitive testing, RDD Surveys, SSN

Purging Out-Of-Scope And Cellular Telephone Numbers From RDD Samples - Michael P. Battaglia, Meg Ryan, and Marcie Cynamon
Keywords: random-digit dialing, nonworking telephone numbers, business telephone numbers

Nonresponse in Exit Poll Methodology: A Case Study in Mexico - René Bautista, Mario Callegaro, Jose Alberto Vera, and Francisco Abundis
Keywords: exit poll methodology, nonresponse, mixed mode data collection, interviewer effect

Do Characteristics of Consent Forms Affect the Response Rate? - Dragana Bolcic-Jankovic, Brian R. Clarridge, and Floyd J. Fowler, Jr.
Keywords: consent forms, HIPAA, health protected information, response rate

Interviewer Effects in a RDD Telephone Pre-election Poll in Minneapolis 2001 - An Analysis of the Effects of Interviewer Race and Gender - Mario Callegaro, Femke De Keulenaer, Jon A. Krosnick, and Robert P. Daves
Keywords: race on interviewer effect, gender of interviewer effect, pre-election polls

Who's Calling? The Impact of Caller ID on Telephone Survey Response - Mario Callegaro, Allan L. McCutcheon, and Jack Ludwig
Keywords: caller ID, response rate, refusal rate, working rate, completes by hour

The Influence of Considerations on Response Behavior in Survey Interviews: A Mixed Methods Approach - C.L. Carabain, W. Dijkstra, H. van den Berg, and J. van der Zouwen
Keywords: mixed methods, open questions, closed questions, response latency, attitudes, considerations

Missing Data for Children's Height, Weight, and BMI in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Frances M. Chevarley
Keywords: MEPS, height, weight, BMI, item nonresponse

Interactive Feedback Can Improve the Quality of Responses in Web Surveys - Frederick G. Conrad, Mick P. Couper, Roger Tourangeau, and Mirta Galesic
Keywords: web surveys, interactive feedback, data quality, tally items, human-computer interaction

Incidence and Impact of Controlled Access Situations on Nonresponse - David Cunningham, Laura Flicker, Joe Murphy, Jeremy Aldworth, Susan Myers, and Joel Kennet
Keywords: controlled access, limited access, nonresponse, restricted access

Using Process Data to Predict Attrition from a Panel Survey: a Case Study - Femke De Keulenaer
Keywords: household panel surveys, attrition, process data, responsive survey design

Qualified Answers and Other Doubt Expressions as Indicators of Cognitive Problems in a Health Survey - Stasja Draisma, Yfke Ongena, and Wil Dijkstra

Relationships among Expenditure Reporting Rates, Household Characteristics, and Interview Process Variables in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey - J. L. Eltinge and M.J. Cho
Keywords: family composition, household effect, logistic regression, Missing data, multiple respondents, nonidentified nonresponse, record usage

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words: Results from Cognitive Testing of Graphic Show Cards - Anne M. Hartman, Jennifer Crafts, Amy Yaroch, Susie McNutt, Tracey Summerall, and Gordon Willis
Keywords: questionnaire design, graphic show cards, cognitive testing, sun protection, hats

Person-based Data Collection in Practice: An Evaluation of Interviewer/Respondent Interactions - Jennifer Hunter and Ashley Landreth
Keywords: behavior coding, person-based interview, pretesting, interviewer-respondent interactions, standardized interviewing

Party Identification Weighting - Experiments To Improve Survey Quality - Olena Kaminska and Christopher Barnes
Keywords: weighting, party identification, pre-election polling methodology

Applying Cognitive Psychological Principles to the Improvement of Survey Data: A Case Study from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health - Joel Kennet, Dicy Painter, Peggy Barker, Jeremy Aldworth, and Michael Vorburger

Hospice, HIPAA, and Hope: Survey Research with the Terminally Ill - Terri Kovach
Keywords: research subjects, terminally ill, end of life, vulnerable populations

Cross National Contact Strategies - Oliver Lipps and Grant Benson
Keywords: contact strategies, cooperation rates, cross-national survey, interviewer effects

Exploring a New Establishment Survey Incentive To Improve Response Rates - Amy C. Luo and Glenn D. White, Jr.
Keywords: establishment survey, incentive, benchmark report

Do Changes in Item Formatting and Question Placement Help Older Survey Respondents Provide Better Data? - Judith T. Lynch, Anne E. Kenyon, Jean Wang, Stephanie Rizk, Scott Scheffler, Katherine R. Jackson, and Mildred C. Duke

A Dual Frame Rdd/Registration-based Sample Design: Lessons from Oregon's 2004 National Election Pool Survey - Warren Mitofsky, Joel Bloom, Joseph Lenski, Scott Dingman, and Jennifer Agiesta
Keywords: RBS, dual frame, pre-election, telephone survey

How Could They Ever, Ever Persuade You? Are Some Refusals Easier To Convert Than Others? - Nick Moon, Nickie Rose, and Nikki Steel
Keywords: refusals, non-response, conversion, survey error

Identifying Mismatches between Common Sense and Technical Definitions on an HIV Risk Behavior Survey - Lisa Moses

Evaluating Methods for Increasing Physician Survey Cooperation - Murrey G. Olmsted, Joe Murphy, Emily McFarlane, and Craig A. Hill
Keywords:

The Impact of Cluster (Segment) Size on Effective Sample Size - Steven Pedlow, Yongyi Wang, and Colm O'Muircheartaigh
Keywords: rho, intraclass correlation, area probability sampling, making connections

Nonresponse in Telephone Surveys: The Reporting of Outcome Measures - Richard Seltzer

Learning To Say No: Conditioned Underreporting in an Expenditure Survey - Jennifer Shields and Nhien To
Keywords: household survey, expenditure survey, underreporting

Mode of Administration, Retrospective Recall and the Validity of Vote Reports - Volker Stocké
Keywords: memory failure, response privacy, social desirability bias, vote overreporting

Using Screening Questions to Identify Persons with Mobility Impairment: Field Test Results - Vickie L. Stringfellow, Nancy Latham, Patricia Gallagher, and Ann Lawthers
Keywords: screening, question development, mobility impairment

When Do Respondent Misconceptions Lead to Survey Response Error? - Anna Suessbrick, Michael F. Schober, and Frederick G. Conrad
Keywords: question clarification, data quality, conversational interviewing, question interpretation, comprehension, measurement error, standardized interviewing

Interviewer Judgments about the Quality of Telephone Interviews - John Tarnai and M. Chris Paxson
Keywords: telephone survey, interviewer judgment, survey quality, telephone interviewer ratings

(Inter) Net Gain? Experiments to Increase Response - Steven Tourkin, Randall Parmer, Shawna Cox, and Andrew Zukerberg
Keywords: internet, incentive, response rate

Ownership and Usage Patterns of Cell Phones: 2000-2005 - Peter Tuckel and Harry O'Neill
Keywords: cell phones, telephone surveys, nonresponse bias

Reporting the Frequency and Duration of Household Tasks by Elderly Respondents: The Effect of Different Interview Strategies on Data Quality - Johannes van der Zouwen, Johannes H. Smit, and Marleen H.L. van der Horst
Keywords: elderly respondents, household tasks, decomposition of questions, interview strategy, data quality, efficiency of the data collection

Mixed Mode Data Collection Using Paper andWeb Questionnaires - Peter Werner and Gosta Forsman

A Cumulative Count, General Approach to Item NonResponse - Michael Wood
Keywords: survey nonresponse, item nonresponse, poisson

Surveying Households on Cell Phones—Results and Lessons - Angela Yangyang Yuan, Bruce Allen, J. Michael Brick, Sarah Dipko, Stanley Presser, Clyde Tucker, Daifeng Han, Laura Burns, and Mirta Galesic
Keywords: telephone survey, call scheduling, incentive, text message, response rate

Too Much of a Good Thing? Working Through Establishment Gatekeepers - Andrew Zukerberg, Andrew Soderborg, Toni Warner, Randy Parmer, and Steve Tourkin
Keywords: gatekeeper, response rate

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2004)

Invited Papers by Topic

Session 1: Bridging the Gap: Issues and methods for transitioning between the 1977 and 1997 OMB Standards for collecting data on race and ethnicity
Organizer: Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Nancy Gordon, US Census Bureau

Overview of Race-bridging Models for 2000 and Development of Revised Models for Post-censal Years - Jennifer Parker

Replicating the Race-bridging Models Using the Census Quality Survey - Deborah D. Ingram

Assessing Variability Due to Race Bridging - Nathaniel Schenker

Session 3: Training of Government Statisticians
Organizer: Carol J. Blumberg, Winona State University
Chair: Carol J. Blumberg, Winona State University

The Joint Program in Survey Methodology and its Impact on the Federal Statistical Agency Workforce - Cynthia Z.F. Clark, Gia F. Donnalley, and Roger Tourangeau
Keywords: career development in survey research, on-the-job training, official statistics

Teaching a Course on Government Statistics in a University Statistics Department - Patrick Murphy

The Challenges of Providing International Statistical Training to Government Statisticians - Elizabeth A. Taylor

Session 34: Adaptive Sampling Applications in Homeland Security
Organizer: Fritz J. Scheuren, NORC, University of Chicago
Chair: Fritz J. Scheuren, NORC, University of Chicago

Adaptive Sampling in Network and Spatial Settings - Steven K. Thompson

Session 36: Software Development in Survey Organizations
Organizer: Howard Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Thomas L. Mesenbourg, Jr., U.S. Census Bureau

Software Process Improvement Efforts in the Economic Directorate - Howard Hogan, Deborah Tasky, David Hiller, and Ron Farrar

The Processing Environment Behind a Statistical Program - Claude Poirier
Keywords: statistical functions, processing tools, modular systems, foundation software

Agile Component-based Software Engineering over the Survey Life Cycle - Michael S. Tilkin

Session 61: Towards the Gold Standard for Social Measurement in the 21st Century
Organizer: Juanita T. Lott, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Michael L. Cohen, Committee on National Statistics

From Survey Data to Multiple Types of Data in Historical and Real Time - Juanita Tamayo Lott, Fritz Scheuren, Jay K. Keller, and David Banks
Keywords: federal requirements, data user expectations, federal statistical system, real-time data

Can You Count Them? What Do The Numbers Say? - Warren, R.C., Miles-Richardson, S. R., and Reynolds, G.
Keywords: health disparities, hazardous waste, public health, health, environment

Toward a Paradigm for Integrating Information: Applications and Principles - Dean H. Judson

Session 95: Designed Missingness Strategies for Epidemiological Studies
Organizer: Louise M. Ryan, Harvard School of Public Health
Chair: Louise M. Ryan, Harvard School of Public Health

Development of Cost-effective Statistical Sampling Strategies and Optimal Design Considerations for Exposure Assessment as Part of the National Children's Study - Warren J. Strauss, Jeff Lehman, and Haluk Ozkaynak

Outcome-dependent Study Design for Clustered Data - Haibo Zhou

Split-questionnaire Designs for National Health Surveys - Neal Thomas, Myron Katzoff, Trivellore E. Raghunathan, and Nathaniel Schenker

Optimal Design for Bivariate Longitudinal Data When Some of the Outcomes Will Be Missing by Design - Cassandra Arroyo

Session 138: Improving the Measurement of Research and Development in the United States
Organizer: Thomas J. Plewes, National Academies
Chair: Andrew White, National Academies

Improving the Measurement of Research and Development in the United States - Fred Gault

International Comparability of Data on Research and Development and on Innovation - Fred Gault

Statistical Quality in the NSF Data Collections - Richard Valliant

Session 140: Resampling Methods in Surveys
Organizer: Jiming Jiang, University of California, Davis
Chair: Jane L. Meza, University of Nebraska Medical Center

Replication Variance Estimation for the Two-phase Regression Estimator - Wayne A. Fuller
Keywords: double sampling, reweighted expansion estimator, multi-phase sampling

Mean Square Error Approximation in Small Area Estimation by Use of Parametric and Nonparametric Bootstrap - Danny Pfeffermann and Hagit Glickman

Inference Based on Nearest Neighbor Imputation and the Bootstrap - Hansheng Wang and Jun Shao

Session 170: Evaluating the Quality of Small Area Data from the American Community Survey: Evidence from Four Test Sites
Organizer: Joseph J. Salvo, NYC Department of City Planning
Chair: Leonard Gaines, New York State Department of Economic Development

From City to Farm: The View of ACS from California - Linda Gage

Seasonal Swings in Population: What Can We Learn from the ACS? - Paul R. Voss, Roger B. Hammer, Paul M. Van Auken, and Daniel L. Veroff

An Evaluation of the American Community Survey: Results from the Oregon Test Site - David A. Swanson and George Hough

How Does the ACS Measure Up in the Bronx, New York, Test Site? - Joseph J. Salvo, Arun P. Lobo, and Timothy Calabrese

Session 172: Disclosure Limitation Methods for Protecting the Confidentiality of Statistical Data
Organizer: Singdhansu Chatterjee, University of Minnesota, Jai W. Choi, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Chair: Jennifer Madans, National Center for Health Statistics

Resolving Confidentiality and Data Quality Issues for Tabular Data - Lawrence H. Cox
Keywords: controlled tabular adjustment, linear programming, covariance

Statistical Disclosure Techniques Based on Multiple Imputation - Trivellore E. Raghunathan, Roderick J. Little, and Fang Liu

Characterizing Multidimensional Contingency Tables with Applications to Confidentiality and Statistical Disclosure Limitation - Stephen E. Fienberg and Aleksandra Slavkovic

Session 204: Successful Statistical Collaborations
Organizer: Glenn D. White, Jr., Ernst & Young LLP
Chair: Glenn D. White, Jr., Ernst & Young LLP

Collaboration at the Joint Program in Survey Methodology - J. Michael Brick and Roger Tourangeau
Keywords: training, statistical education, short courses, federal statistics

The Collaborative Nature of Statistics as a Discipline - Larry D. Haugh

The Still Unfinished Journey from Single to Multiple Imputation - Fritz J. Scheuren

Session 206: Decennial Census Coverage Measurement Program
Organizer: Rajendra P. Singh, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Preston J. Waite, U.S. Census Bureau

Plans for Measuring Coverage of the 2010 U.S. Census - Donna Kostanich, David Whitford, and William R. Bell

Measuring the Quality of Census Counts--The Australian Experience - Paul S. Williams

Under-enumeration--the Census of England and Wales - James J. Brown and Ian Diamond

Session 252: Methodological Issues Surrounding International Comparisons
Organizer: Danny Pfeffermann, Hebrew University and University of Southampton
Chair: Danny Pfeffermann, Hebrew University and University of Southampton

Purchasing Power Parities--Statistics to Describe the World - Frederic A. Vogel

Techniques for Calibrating Response Scales Across Countries and Languages - Tom W. Smith and Kirk M. Wolter

Session 286: Multilevel Modeling with Survey Data
Organizer: Shijie Chen, RTI International, Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University
Chair: Rachel M. Harter, NORC, University of Chicago

Estimation of A Finite Population Mean - An Empirical Restricted Best Prediction Approach - Jiming Jiang and P. Lahiri
Keywords: asymptotics, mean square prediction error, robustness, small-area estimation, survey weights

Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling of NRI Survey Data - Michael D. Larsen
Keywords: clustering, Gibbs sampling, log normal distribution, multilevel model, stratification, survey sampling, survey weights

Challenges in Bayesian Data Analysis for Survey Data - Andrew Gelman and John B. Carlin

Session 321: Some Lessons Learned and Analytic Results from the Joint Canada/United States Health Survey
Organizer: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics

Legal and Procedural Issues Encountered in Conducting the 2003 JCUSH - Jennifer Madans and Lorna Bailie
Keywords: RDD, Joint Canada/United States survey, JCUSH, National Health Interview Survey, Canadian Community Health Survey

Operational and Methodological Lessons Learned from the 2003 Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health - Catherine Simile and Ed Rama

A Comparative Analysis of Four Disability/Functional Limitation Modules in the 2003 Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health - Barbara M.Altman, Edward Ng, and Jean-Marie Berthelot
Keywords: international comparison, disability, functional limitation, HUI, restriction of activities, joint Canada/United States survey

A Comparative Analysis of Healthcare Service Utilization in the United States and Canada: Findings from the Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health - Claudia Sanmartin, Debra Blackwell, Jane F. Gentleman, Michael Martinez, Nancy Ross, and Jean-Marie Berthelot

Session 362: Practical Issues in Resampling Environmental Data
Organizer: Joel H. Reynolds, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service
Chair: Joel H. Reynolds, U. S. Fish & Wildlife Service

Bootstrapping Dependent Data in Ecology - Mark L. Taper

Practical Issues in Resampling - Tim C. Hesterberg

Essential Modifications of Bootstrap for Some Common Problems - David V. Hinkley

Graphical Diagnostics for the Bootstrap - Angelo J. Canty

Session 391: The Future of Methods and Software for Analyzing Complex Samples
Organizer: Lisa M. LaVange, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
Chair: Lisa M. LaVange, Inspire Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Design-Based Methods for Survey Data: Alternative Uses of Estimating Functions - David Binder, Milorad Kovacevic, and Georgia Roberts
Keywords: design-based variances, linearization methods, analysis of complex survey data, bootstrap methods

Development of Statistical Methods to Analyze Complex Health Surveys for Epidemiologic Studies: Some New Methods and Applications - Barry I. Graubard, Thomas R. Fears, Steven B. Cohen, and Lester R. Curtin

Sample Survey Methods and Software for Non-survey Data Applications - Gary G. Koch and Lisa M. LaVange

Session 418: Risk-Utility Approaches to Statistical Disclosure Limitation
Organizer: Alan F. Karr, National Institute of Statistical Sciences
Chair: Alan F. Karr, National Institute of Statistical Sciences

Inference-based Measures of Utility for Contingency Tables - Ashish Sanil

Disclosure Risk and Data Utility for Remote-access Regression Servers - Jerome Reiter, Ashish Sanil, Alan F. Karr, and Shanti Gomatam

Data Swapping: Disclosure Risk vs. Data Utility - S. Lynne Stokes, George Duncan, and Sallie Keller-McNulty

Risk-utility Considerations in Secure Data Integration - Xiaodong Lin

Session 422: Outliers in Finite Population Sampling
Organizer: Malay Ghosh, University of Florida
Chair: Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics

Outlier Robust Imputation of Survey Data - Raymond L. Chambers and Ruilin Ren
Keywords: auxiliary information, finite population, sample survey, outliers, gross errors, missing data, imputation, robust estimation, Winsorization, calibration

Outlier Treatment for Disaggregated Estimates - Louis-Paul Rivest and Mike Hidiroglou
Keywords: effciency, sample survey, stratified random sampling, winsorization

Influence Functions and Robust Small-area Estimation - Malay Ghosh

Contributed Papers by Topic

Session 9: Record Linkage Applications
Organizer: Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University
Chair: Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Use of Probabilistic Record Linkage for the Canadian Cancer Registry - Jocelyne Marion and Brad Thomas
Keywords: probabilistic record linkage, internal linkage (unduplication), external linkage

Research Use of Restricted Data: The HRS Experience - Michael A. Nolte and Janet J. Keller
Keywords: researcher eligibility, distribution procedures, disclosure limitation, respondent confidentiality

Child Immigrants as Citizens - Karen A. Woodrow-Lafield
Keywords: aliens, naturalization, record linkage, citizens, derivative

Approximate String Comparator Search Strategies for Very Large Administrative Lists - William E. Winkler
Keywords: search mechanisms, approximate string comparison, computer matching

National Record Linkage of UK Hospital records and Death Registrations - Janet J. Keller

Session 21: Designing and Improving Surveys for Health Policy
Organizer:
Chair: Norma Terrin, Tufts-New England Medical Center

A New Design for the Canadian National Seat Belt Survey - Aline Chouinard

The Impact of 2000 Census-based Population Controls on Health Estimates in the National Health Interview Survey - Carrie Lynch and Van Parsons
Keywords: multiple-race, population controls, weights, standard errors

Statistics for Global Health - David J. Fitch, Roberto Molina Cruz, and Patrick D. Baier

The Effects of Correcting for Sample Selection Bias in Internet Panel Surveys Based on Random Digit Dialing Sampling When Estimating the Demand for Preventative Health Care - Trudy A. Cameron, J. R. DeShazo, J. Michael Dennis, and Rick J. Lee

Soap Operas, Primetime Dramas, and Public Health: Analysis of National Consumer Panel Survey Data for Health Communication Planning - William E. Pollard and Vicki Beck

Measuring Self-report Symptoms of Depression in Organ Transplant Patients: Validation of a Multidimensional Model of CES-D Item Data - Irene D. Feurer, Hongxia Liu, Kenneth T. Thomas, Ronald M. Salomon, Theodore Speroff, and C. Wright Pinson

Session 23: Gross Flow and Calibration
Organizer:
Chair: Tiandong Li, Westat

A Proposed Estimation Procedure for CPS Gross Flows - Edwin L. Robison and Martha Duff
Keywords: gross flows, weighting, raking, current population survey

Trimming Extreme Weights in Household Surveys - Benmei Liu, David Ferraro, Erin Wilson, and J. Michael Brick
Keywords: outliers, influential observations, household surveys, detection methods

An Alternative to the Principal Person Method for Weighting in the American Community Survey - Keith A. Albright, Alfredo Navarro, and Mark Asiala
Keywords: American Community Survey, New York City Housing Vacancy Survey, weighting, poststratification, Principal Person

Sample Selection and Weighting Features of the National Safe Schools/Healthy Students Initiative Evaluation Study - Shelton Jones, Lei Li, Joseph McMichael, Harper Gordek, and Allison Burns
Keywords: survey sampling, sample weighting, multi-wave study

Effects of Collapsing Rows/Columns of Weighting Matrix on Weights - Jay J. Kim
Keywords: weighting matrix, cell-collapsing, coverage, coverage ratio, bias, variance

Estimating Sampling Weights for the U.S. Consumer Price Index - Sylvia G. Leaver and Darin T. Solk
Keywords: probability sampling, consumer expenditure, variance estimation

Session 26: Small Area Estimation #1
Organizer:
Chair: Georgia R. Roberts, Statistics Canada

Nonparametric Small-area Estimation Using Penalized Spline Regression - J. D. Opsomer, F. J. Breidt, G. Claeskens, G. Kauermann, and M. G. Ranalli
Keywords: mixed model, survey estimation

A Method of Reconciling Discrepant National and Sub-National Employment and Unemployment Estimates - P.A.V.B. Swamy, Jatinder S. Mehta, and I-Lok Chang
Keywords: sample survey, small area estimation, errors in the variables model, heteroscedastic nonlinear regression, stochastic coefficient estimation, iteratively rescaled generalized least squares estimation

A Study of Mass Imputation in Small Area Estimation - Nancy Robbins and Richard A. Moore, Jr.
Keywords: mass imputation, small area estimation

Small-area Estimation with Autocorrelated Observations and Stochastic Benchmark Constraints - Richard B. Tiller and Danny Pfeffermann

M-quantile Models for Small-area Estimation - Raymond Chambers and Nikolaos Tzavidis

Exploring the Feasibility of Using Small-area Estimation to Estimate Health Behaviors in Remote Areas in Taiwan - Hsing-Yi Chang

Model-based Approaches for a Land-cover Map Accuracy Assessment of Northeastern Iowa - Ben Skalland, Tapabrata Maiti, and Sarah Nusser

Session 28: Imputation
Organizer:
Chair: Ibrahim S. Yansaneh, International Civil Service Commission

Imputation Strategy for a Health and Nutrition Survey - Pippa Simpson, Jeffrey Gossett, ChanHee Jo, and Margaret Bogle

Practical Suggestions on Rounding in Multiple Imputation - Recai M. Yucel and Alan M. Zaslavsky
Keywords: Missing data, multivariate normal, multiple imputation, categorical data imputation, missing data software

Comparing Estimates and Variances for a Data Set with Hot Deck Imputations - Nuria Diaz-Tena, and Frank Potter
Keywords: item nonresponse, imputation, multiple imputation, hot deck imputation, supplemental security income

Imputation and Unbiased Estimation: Use of Centered Predictive Mean Neighborhood Method - A.C. Singh, E.A. Grau, and R.E. Folsom, Jr.

Potential Methodologies for Count Imputation for the Decennial Census - Richard A. Griffin
Keywords: EM Algorithm, multinomial distribution, log linear model, spatial models

Session 41: Creative Approaches to Combat the Brutal Environment of Telephone Surveys
Organizer: Roberta L. Sangster, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Brenda G. Cox, Battelle

Altering the Hold Period for Refusal Conversion Cases in an RDD Survey - Sherman Edwards, Dave Martin, Charles DiSogra, and David Grant

Optimizing Call Scheduling in an RDD Survey - Whitney Murphy and Colm O'Muircheartaigh

Predicting Wave Nonresponse from Prior Wave Data Quality - Brian J. Meekins and Roberta L. Sangster
Keywords: data quality, panel attrition

Modeling the Likelihood of Interviews and Refusals: Using Call History Data to Improve Efficiency of Effort in a National RDD Survey - Roberta L. Sangster and Brian J. Meekins
Keywords: call history, efficiency, RDD

Two Advance-letter Experiments to Raise Response Rates - Charles D. Shuttles, Paul J. Lavrakas, and Jennie Lai

Session 52: Calibration
Organizer:
Chair: Tamara S. Adams, U.S. Census Bureau

Calibration Methods for Foreign and Domestic Investment in Canada - Leon Jang and Marie-Claude Duval
Keywords: calibration, country of control

Golden and Silver Jubilee Year-2003 of the Linear Regression Estimators - Sarjinder Singh
Keywords: model assisted calibration, linear regression estimator, GREG, estimation of total and variance

Survey Calibration to CPS Household Statistics - Varma Nadimpalli, David Judkins, and Adam Chu
Keywords: raking, poststratification, control totals

Calibrated Imputation for the Drug Abuse Warning Network (DAWN) - Andrea R. Piesse and James L. Green
Keywords: imputation, calibration, mathematical programming

Calibration Weighting and its Effect on Measures of Variation - Richard A. Moore
Keywords: calibration, random group replication, general variance function

Minimum MSE Regression Estimation--May be Upper Bound but not Lower Bound of Variance - Mingue Park

Calibration Estimation for Quantiles - Torsten N.J. Harms and Pierre Duchesne

Session 58: Imputation and Missing Values
Organizer:
Chair: Moon Jung Cho, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Comparing Impact of Alternative Approaches for Item Non-Response in the Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey - Mark Crankshaw
Keywords: sample survey, labor statistics, donors, nearest neighbor imputation, ratio data

Embedding Logical Check and Edit in an Automated Hot-Deck Imputation of Survey Data - Rong Huang and Wei Yen
Keywords: logical check, automated edit and imputation, quality control, hot deck imputation, survey

Comparison of the Characteristic Imputation in 2000 Census to the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Survey for Matched Persons - Robert D. Sands
Keywords: imputation, coverage survey, census

A Simple Evaluation of the Imputation Procedures Used in NSDUH - E.A. Grau, P. Frechtel, D.M. Odom, and D. Painter
Keywords: predictive mean neighborhoods, sequential hot deck, predictive mean matching, nearest neighbor imputation, imputation evaluation

Non-response Adjustment in IRS' Taxpayer Compliance Studies - Karen Masken

Using Name Information to Impute Respondent Demographics - Darryl V. Creel, Paul Guerino, and Donsig Jang

Session 69: Data-Quality and Data-Confidentiality of Microdata
Organizer: Kerrie E. Boyle, RTI International
Chair: Kerrie E. Boyle, RTI International

Combined-year State-level and Single-year Nation-level Public Use Files from the National Household Survey on Drug Use and Health Data - A.C. Singh, D. Wright, and F. Yu
Keywords: MASSC method, random substitution, random subsampling

Application of MASSC to a Survey of Health Related Behaviors among Military Personnel - G. H. Dunteman, F. Yu, S. Chen, and D. Wang
Keywords: disclosure risk, information loss, MASSC, DoD, PUFs

GUI-software demonstration for MASSC application - D. Wang, D. H. Wilson, and F. Yu

Protecting Quality and Confidentiality of Data by MASSC: A Survey-sampling-based Method - David H. Wilson, Avinash Singh, and Feng Yu

Application of MASSC to Confidentiality Protection of NCHS-NHIS - Feng Yu, George H. Dunteman, and Lanting Dai

Session 76: Issues in Weighting and Estimation for Household Surveys
Organizer: Lawrence S. Cahoon, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Alan R. Tupek, U.S. Census Bureau

Earned Income and Longitudinal Attrition in the SIPP and SPD - David Hall, Smanchai Sae-Ung, and Jan Tin
Keywords: longitudinal survey, nonresponse, attrition bias, earned income, survey data quality, weighting, Social Security, administrative records

Evaluation of Variance Estimation Methods Based on an SPD Longitudinal File - Smanchai Sae-Ung, David W. Hall, and C. Dennis Sissel
Keywords: variance estimation, replicate weights, balanced repeated replication, successive difference replication, residual technique of linearization, complex survey

Preliminary Effects of Oversampling on the National Crime Victimization Survey - Katrina Washington, Barbara Blass, and Karen King
Keywords: oversampling, crime, NCVS

Weighting Alternatives to Compensate for Longitudinal Nonresponse in the Survey of Income and Program Participation - Leroy Bailey

Multivariate Modeling and Standard Error Estimation Using the Current Population Survey: An Examination of Various Approaches - Arthur F. Jones, Gestur Davidson, Lynn A. Blewett, Michael Davern, and James Lepkowski

Session 77: Medical Expenditure Panel Survey
Organizer: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chair: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Overview of Methodology for Imputing Missing Expenditure Data in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Steven R. Machlin and Deborah D. Dougherty
Keywords: MEPS, medical expenses, imputation, hot deck

Investigation of the Impact of Imputation on Variance Estimation of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Robert M. Baskin, Lap-Ming Wun, John Sommers, Marc Zodet, Steven R. Machlin, Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, and Sourish Saha
Keywords: balanced repeated replication (BRR), Rao-Shao adjustment, Taylor method, collapsing, generalized variance function (GVF)

Examination of Skewed Health Expenditure Data from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - William W. Yu and Steve Machlin
Keywords: Medical expenditures, skewness, sample size, confidence interval

Class Variables for MEPS Expenditure Imputations - Marc W. Zodet, Diana Z. Wobus, Steven R. Machlin, David Kashihara, and Deborah D. Dougherty
Keywords: MEPS, health care expenditures, item non-response, hot-deck imputation

Predicting Medical Expenditures Using Survey Data - Joel W. Cohen

Session 79: Survey Analysis
Organizer:
Chair: William H. Swallow, North Carolina State University

Response Models in RDD Surveys: Utilizing Genesys Telephone-Exchange Data - Stephen Williams, Ronghua (Cathy) Lu, and John Hall
Keywords: nonresponse, weighting, propensity modeling, RDD telephone survey

Comparing Matchers to Enhance Front-End Capture of Duplicate Addresses - Mark Moran

Comparison of the American Community Survey's Three-Year Averages and the Census Sample for a Sample of Counties - Gregg Diffendal, Rita Petroni, and Andre Williams
Keywords: Census Long Form, graphical display, Census Profile Data

Minimum Change Edit and Imputation for the 2006 Canadian Census - Darryl Janes and Michael Bankier

A Hybrid Estimation Approach to State Level Estimates in the Survey of Industrial Research and Development - John Slanta and Jeri M. Mulrow

Estimation Challenges associated with the Increase of Use of the Tax Data for the Unified Enterprise Survey - Claude Nadeau and Sylvie Gauthier

Session 83: Longitudinal and Hierarchical Modeling for Health Policy
Organizer:
Chair: Anamaria S. Kazanis, University of Michigan

Single Level Mediation: Estimation and Sampling Distribution of the Mediated Effect when X is Dichotomous and Y are Continuous - Oumar S. Sy

Emergency Department Visits Among COPD Patients: An Example of Repeat Single and Recurrent-event Analysis - Jianglin Xu, Todd Lee, Whitney Witt, and Ramon A. Durazo-Arvizu

A Markov Chain Model of Functional Decline in Activities of Daily Living Among Nursing Home Patients Using MDS Quarterly Assessment Data - Richard C. Gardiner, Colene Byrne, and Hailing Li

Optimal Designs for Bayesian Hospital Report Cards - Peter C. Austin

A Dirichlet Multinomial Logistic Regression Model: Physician Assistant Autonomy - Jeffrey R. Wilson, Eugene Schneller, and Baohui Zhang

Session 100: Record Linkage and Unduplication Methodology and Results
Organizer: Michael D. Larsen, Iowa State University
Chair: Thomas R. Belin, University of California, Los Angeles br>

An Analysis of Person Duplication in Census 2000 - Robert E. Fay
Keywords: Census duplication, erroneous enumeration, computer matching

Administrative Records and Person Duplication in Census - Mark Bauder
Keywords: record linkage, duplicate enumeration, administrative records

A Record Linkage Strategy to Match New Source Lists - Tom Pordugal, Kara Daniel, Stan Hoge, and Bill Iwig
Keywords: record linkage, list frame, SuperStan, SuperMatch

Bigmatch: A Program for Large-Scale Record Linkage - William E. Yancey
Keywords: record linkage

A Bayesian Record Linkage Methodology for Multiple Imputation of Missing Links - Michael H. McGlincy
Keywords: Bayesian, record linkage, multiple imputation

Session 105: Analyses of Call History to Improve Telephone Surveys-Survival Analysis Applications
Organizer: Hiroaki Minato, NORC, University of Chicago
Chair: Jill M. Montaquila, Westat

Evaluating the Survival Analysis Method for Estimating Residency Rates - Barbara Lepidus Carlson and Daniel Kasprzyk
Keywords: RDD, response rate, residency, Community Tracking Study, CASRO, survival analysis

Toward a Better Estimation of Working Residential Number (WRN) Rate Among the Undetermined: An Application of Survival Analysis - Hiroaki Minato and Lidan Luo

Estimating the Working Number Rate for a Cellular Telephone Survey - Charlotte Steeh and Zhenhua Hu

Session 107: Small Area Estimation II
Organizer: Ferry Butar Butar, Sam Houston State University
Chair: David A. Marker, Westat

Two Stage Non-Parametric Approach for Small Area Estimation - Pushpal Mukhopadhyay and Tapabrata Maiti

A Bayesian Approach for Combining Information from Multiple Surveys in Small-area Estimation Using Public-use Data - Dawei Xie and Trivellore E. Raghunathan

Empirical Bayes Estimation Smoothing of Relative Risks in Disease-mapping - Jane L. Meza

Comparing Different Small-area Estimators of Income Parameters in Panel Surveys - Maria R. Ferrante, Silvia Pacei, and Enrico Fabrizi

Session 149: Statistical Approaches for Web Survey Data
Organizer: Sunghee Lee, University of Maryland
Chair: Gosta Forsman, Linkoping University

Adjusting responses in a Non-probability Web Panel Survey by the Propensity Score Weighting - Osamu Yoshimura
Keywords: web survey, non-probability online panel, probability online panel, the propensity score, weighting

On the Variability of Estimates Based on Propensity Score Weighted Data from Web Panels - Annica Isaksson, Stig Danielsson, and Gosta Forsman
Keywords: Web surveys, propensity score adjustment, variance estimation

Adjusting for Selection Bias in Web Surveys Using Propensity Scores: The Case of the Health and Retirement Study - Matthias Schonlau, Arthur van Soest, Arie Kapteyn, Mick Couper, and Joachim Winter

Propensity Score Matching as a Bias Correction Method for Internet-based Studies - John Bremer, George Terhanian, and Paul Strange

Propensity Score Adjustment for Web Surveys - Sunghee Lee

Session 150: Multiple Imputation
Organizer: Susanne RÃ¤ssler, University of Erlangen-NÃ¼rnberg
Chair: Mortaza Jamshidian, California State University, Fullerton

Refining Multivariate Normal Imputations to Accommodate Non-Normal Data - Juwon Song1 and Thomas R. Belin
Keywords: multiple imputation, multivariate normal distribution, importance sampling, SIR algorithm

Session on MI: Applications and Comparisons - Wei Chen

Multiple Imputation of Missing Income Data in the National Health Interview Survey - Nathaniel Schenker, Trivellore Ragunathan, Pei-Lu Chiu, Diane Makuc, Guangyu Zhang, and Alan Cohen

Assessing Potential Precision Gains Using Imputation to Combine Administrative Data with Sampled Outcomes - Thomas R. Belin and Jun Xing

A Comparison of Multiple Imputation and Other Unit-nonresponse Compensating Techniques in Fear of Crime Surveys - Susanne RÃƒÂ¤ssler and Rainer Schnell

Session 160: Design Issues for Health Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: Benmei Liu, Westat

Statistics Canada, Croatian Ministry of Health and Central Bureau of Statistics: A Joint Effort in Implementing the 2003 Croatian Adult Health Survey - Yves BÃ©land, Lorna Bailie, and Jerry Page
Keywords: cross-sectional, health survey, anthropometric measures

NYC Hanes: Design of a Community Health and Nutrition Examination Survey - Jill M. Montaquila, Leyla Mohadjer, R. Charon Gwynn, Lorna Thorpe, and Jill Montaquila
Keywords: sample design, local study, area sample

Why Large Design Effects Can Occur in Complex Sample Designs: Examples from the NHANES 1999-2000 Survey - David A. Lacher, Lester R. Curtin, and Jeffery P. Hughes
Keywords: design effect, complex sample, variance estimation, NHANES, laboratory testing

Adapting to Emerging Health Information Needs with the Canadian Community Health Survey - Marc Hamel, Yves BÃƒÂ©land, and Johane Dufour

Analysis of NHANES 1999-2002: One Four-year or Two Two-year Surveys? - Lester R. Curtin and Margaret D. Carroll

Dissemination Strategy for Statistics Canada's Canadian Community Health Survey - Mario BÃƒÂ©dard, Yves BÃƒÂ©land, and Larry Macnabb

Session 162: Model-based Estimation
Organizer:
Chair: Stephen M. Miller, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Estimating the Level of Underreporting of Expenditures among Expenditure Reporters: A Micro-Level Latent Class Analysis - Clyde Tucker, Paul Biemer, Brian Meekins, and Jennifer Shields

The Posterior Likelihood - Hee-Choon Shin
Keywords: Bayes, Fisher, inverse probability, likelihood, posterior, prior, meta-analysis

Measurement of Mail Volumes- An Application of Model Assisted Estimation - Stephen Woodruff, David W. Hall, and Charles Dennis Sissel
Keywords: ratio estimation, regression model

Comparative Effectiveness of Administrative Data and Country-Level Aggregates in Nonresponse Adjustments for Surveys of Low-Income Populations - Frank Potter, Mourad Touzani, Ronghua Lu, Yuhong Zheng, and Zhanyun Zhao

On Fitting the Proportional Hazards Model to Data from Complex Surveys - Susana Rubin Bleuer
Keywords: proportional hazards, complex survey data, counting processes

Predicted and Conditional Marginals for Cox's Proportional Hazards Model Using SUDAAN - Elvessa D. Aragon-Logan, G. Gordon Brown, Babubhai Shah, and Beth Barnwell

Model-based Estimates of the Finite Population Mean for Two-stage Cluster Samples with Unit Nonresponse - Ying Yuan and Roderick J. Little

Session 165: Questionnaire Design and Reducing Respondent Error
Organizer:
Chair: Polly Phipps, Washington State Institute for Public Policy

When Less is More: Are Reluctant Respondents Poor Reporters? - Ting Yan, Roger Tourangeau, and Zac Arens

Patterns of Proxy Usages in the 2001 National Household Travel Survey - Jonaki Bose and Lee Giesbrecht
Keywords: proxy responses, travel data, NHTS, data quality

Family Income Response Patterns for Varying Levels of Income Detail: An Analysis of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) - John R. Pleis and James M. Dahlhamer
Keywords: family income, socioeconomic status, item nonresponse

Confidence Elicitation and Anchoring in the Respondent-Generated Intervals (RGI) Protocol - LiPing Chu, S. James Press, and Judith M.Tanur
Keywords: RGI, surveys, bayes, hierarchical models, record-checks, anchoring

A Comparison of Perception-based and Behavior-based Measures on Sexual Orientation in a Telephone Health Survey - Wei Yen, Charles DiSogra, David Grant, and Rong Huang

Score Redevelopment Utilizing Factor Analysis and Expert Knowledge: Creating a Briefer BERS - Laura S. Morris, Karen Hennigan, Lisa Russell, Debbie Rinehart, and Nina Kammerer

Achieving the Connection between Usability and Advanced Visual Design Principles for Designing Establishment Surveys - Don A. Dillman and Arina Gersteva

Session 183: Current Topics in RDD Surveys
Organizer: Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: James Lepkowski, University of Michigan

A Dual Frame Sampling Design for an RDD Survey that Screens for a Rare Population - K.P. Srinath, Michael P. Battaglia, and Meena Khare

Moving the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System from RDD to Multimode: A Web/Mail/Telephone Experiment - Michael W. Link and Ali Mokdad

Household Telephone Service and Usage Patterns in the U.S. in 2004 - Clyde Tucker, J. Michael Brick, Brian Meekins, and David Morganstein
Keywords: cell phones, landlines, coverage bias

The Prevalence of Wireless Telephone Substitution - Julian V. Luke, Stephen J. Blumberg, and Marcie Cynamon

Meeting the Challenge of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and the FCC Telecommunications Act: Development of a Process to Identify Landline Telephone Numbers Ported to Cellular Phones - Dale W. Kulp

Session 195: Interviewer Issues
Organizer:
Chair: Gwyn R. Ferguson, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Interviewer Experience and Interview Behaviors - Kristen Olson and Andy Peytchev
Keywords: interviewer effects, interviewer experience, interviewer behavior, interview order, interview length, HLM

Monitoring, Experience and Performance of CATI Interviewers in the American Community Survey - Dale Garrett, Andre Williams, and Rita Petroni
Keywords: feedback, quality control

Action at a Distance: Interviewer Effort and Nonresponse in the SCF - Arthur B. Kennickell
Keywords: nonresponse, interviewer effects, survey operations

Data-Driven Approaches to Identifying Interviewer Data Falsification: The Case of Health Surveys - Javier Porras and Ned English

Automatic Identification of Faked and Fraudulent Interviews in Surveys by Two Different Methods - Christin Schafer, Jorg-Peter Schrapler, Klaus-Robert Muller, and Gert G. Wagner

CAPI Versus Audio-CASI: Understanding the Role of Privacy - Mick P. Couper, Eleanor Singer, and Roger Tourangeau

Session 196: Variance Estimation I
Organizer:
Chair: Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., National Center for Health Statistics

Zero-calibrated Variance Estimators - Michail Sverchkov, Alan H. Dorfman, Lawrence R. Ernst, and Christopher J. Guciardo
Keywords: jackknife, balance repeated replication, 2-phase design

Replicate Variance Estimation for the National Survey of Parents and Youths - Louis Rizzo and David Judkins
Keywords: multi-stage sampling, jackknife, finite population correction, balanced repeated replication, Durbin-Brewer, Yates-Grundy

Using the Fractional Imputation Methodology to Evaluate Variance Due to Hot Deck Imputation in Survey Data - Adriana Perez, John M. Finamore, and Jeffrey H. Stratton
Keywords: ignorability, missing at random, item nonresponse, serpentine sorting, nearest neighbor, successive difference replication

Variance Estimation for the National Compensation Survey When PSUs are Clustered Prior to the Second Phase of Sampling - Christopher J. Guciardo, Alan H. Dorfman, Lawrence R. Ernst, and Michail Sverchkov
Keywords: replication, zero-calibrated, BRR, jackknife, NCS

Replicate Variance Estimation For Combined Data of Independent Surveys - Donsig Jang and Amang Sukasih
Keywords: SESTAT, replication method, combined dataset

Replicate Allocation and Variance in the Shelter Component of the CPI - William E. Larson

The Bootstrap Variance Estimator in a Nested Two-stage Sample Design with High Sampling Rates - Steven Kaufman

Session 210: Comparing the Current Population Survey to the Census 2000 Using the CPS/Census Match
Organizer: Tamara S. Adams, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Tom Mule, U.S. Census Bureau

Examining Differences in the Labor Status in the Current Population Survey and the Census 2000 - Tamara Adams

Using Census Match Data to Evaluate Models of Survey Nonresponse - John Dixon

Issues in Weighting the Current Population Survey-Census Matched File - Andrew A. Zbikowski

Session 213: Retail and Trade Surveys: Accomplishments and Challenges
Organizer: Julie Trepanier, Statistics Canada
Chair: Wesley Yung, Statistics Canada

Expansion and Improvement of the U.S. Census Bureau's Retail and Wholesale Programs - Ruth E. Detlefsen
Keywords: sample selection, time series, data collection integration

Monitoring Survey Processes of the Canadian Monthly Wholesale and Retail Trade Survey - Mark Majkowski, HÃ©lÃ¨ne BÃ©rard, Catherine Dufour, and Susie Fortier
Keywords: monitoring, diagnostic tools, level estimates, trend

The Redesigned Canadian Monthly Wholesale and Retail Trade Survey: A Postmortem of the Implementation - Julie TrÃ©panier
Keywords: retail trade, wholesale trade, size stratification, NAICS, births, deaths, misclassifications, evaluation

A New Estimator for the UK Retail Sales Inquiry - Peter Brodie

Session 215: Small Area Estimation III
Organizer: Ferry Butar Butar, Sam Houston State University
Chair: Richard B. Tiller, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Hierarchical Bayes Small Area Inference to the 2001 Census Undercoverage Estimation - Yong You and Peter Dick
Keywords: benckmarking, census, CV reduction, Gibbs sampling, PMSE, sampling variance

Small Area Estimates of Diabetes and Smoking Prevalence in North Carolina Counties: 1996-2002 Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - Akhil K. Vaish, Neeraja Sathe, and Ralph E. Folsom
Keywords: Survey Weighted Hierarchical Bayes, Pseudo Hierarchical Bayes, MCMC, diabetes, smoking, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS), and North Carolina County-Level Small Area Estimates

A Bayesian Prediction for Undecided Voters - Balgobin Nandram and Jai Won Choi

Small Area Estimation Errors in SAIPE Using GLM Versus FH Models - Eric V. Slud
Keywords: AIC, Fay-Herriot model, generalized linear mixed model, internal and external standards, loss function, small area estimation

Session 216: Joint Social, Government, and Survey Research Methods Statistics Sections Student Competition Winners
Organizer: Jana Asher, Carnegie Mellon University
Chair: Jonaki Bose, Bureau of Transportation Statistics

Imputation by Propensity Matching - Murthy N. Mittinty and Chacko. E
Keywords: propensity score, nearest neighbour, imputation, covariate

Imputing Missing Income Data and Weighting Data with Imputed Income - Bidisha Mandal and Elizabeth A. Stasny
Keywords: Hot deck imputation, mean imputation, regression imputation, RDD survey

Jointly Modeling Latent Trajectories and a Subsequent Outcome Variable: A Bayesian Approach - Sujata Patil and Trivellore E. Raghunathan

Using Double Sampling to Correct Gross Flows for Misclassification Error: Moment-based Inference vs. Likelihood-based Inference - Nikolaos Tzavidis

A Bayesian Hierarchical Modeling Approach to Age-period-cohort Analyses of Repeated Cross-section Survey Data - Yang Yang

Session 229: Variance Estimation II
Organizer:
Chair: Kennon R. Copeland, Bureau of Labor Statistics

A Generalization of the Coefficient of Variation with Application to Suppression of Imprecise Estimates - A.C. Singh, M. Westlake, and M. Feder
Keywords: Effective sample size, exact binomial, Length of confidence interval, Length of discrimination interval

Comparison of Variance Estimators Under Rao-Sampford Method: A Simulation Study - David Haziza, Fulvia Mecatti, and Jon N.K. Rao
Keywords: approximate joint inclusion probabilities, efficiency, relative bias, unequal probability sampling without replacement

Consumer Expenditure Estimation Incorporating Generalized Variance Functions in Hierarchical Bayes Models - Paul E. Hinrichs

Effects of Grouping Data on First and Second Distribution Moments - Jay J. Kim, Myron Katzoff, Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., and Lawrence H. Cox
Keywords: interval data, class mark, midpoint, variance, data summarization, disclosure risk

Imputation Variance Estimation by Bootstrap Method for the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey - Yan Li, Carrie Lynch, Iris Shimizu, and Steve Kaufman
Keywords: complex sample survey, imputation, variance, bootstrap

Statistical Methodology for the Census 2000 Public Use Microdata Samples - Philip M. Gbur and Mary Frances Zelenak

Session 260: Innovations in Sample Weighting
Organizer: Phillip S. Kott, National Agricultural Statistics Service
Chair: Patrick Cantwell, U.S. Census Bureau

Evaluating Alternative Calibration Schemes for an Economic Survey with Large Nonresponse - Chadd Crouse and Phil. Kott
Keywords: nonresponse, quasi-randomization model, coverage adjustment, delete-a-group jackknife

Composite Response Rates for Surveys with Nonresponse Follow-up - A.C. Singh, J.A. Dever, and V.G. Iannacchione
Keywords: response rate as a finite population parameter, response under-reporting, follow-up surveys, dual-frame calibration

A Model-Based Approach to Trimming Weight - Michael R. Elliot

Mean Squared Error Estimation for the Coverage and Nonresponse-adjusted U.S. Census of Agriculture - Matthew J. Fetter and Phillip S. Kott

Session 275: Sampling and Simulation
Organizer:
Chair: Andrew F. Siegel, University of Washington

Minimum Sample Sizes with Rare Events in Stratified Designs - Eric Falk, Joomi Kim, and Wendy Rotz

The Accuracy of Multi-Year Estimates vs. Annual Estimates for R&D Tax Credit - Wendy Rotz and Jinhee Yang
Keywords: cumulative estimates, tax, R&D

A Comparison of Random Number Generators Used in Business - 2004 Update - Wendy Rotz, Eric Falk, and Archana Joshee
Keywords: RNG, Excel, SAS, DIEHARD, NIST statistical test suite

A Better Estimate of the Number of Valid Signatures on a Petition - Mary M. Whiteside and Mark E. Eakin

A Generalized Maximum Entropy Approach to Estimating Missing Categorical Dependent Variable Values - Lawrence C. Marsh and Amos Golan

Broadening the Scope of the Bootstrap in Complex Problems - Manuel A. Dominguez and Victor Aguirre

Estimating Variability in Biodiversity--Ecosystem Function Experiments with Resampling Methods - Kevin Gross and Bradley J. Cardinale

Session 277: After the Survey: Analysis and Public Use of Government Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: Brad Edwards, Westat

Immigrant-Non-immigrant Differences in Canadian Health Care Utilization - Monica Boyd and Evelyn Park

Using National Health Interview Survey Data to Detect Signals of Natural or Intentional Outbreaks - Abera Wouhib, Doug Williams, Myron J. Katzoff, and Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr.

Enhanced Outreach Activities Involving Data from the National Center for Health Statistics - Robert Weinzimer, Mary Moien, and Lisa Grabert
Keywords: data dissemination, marketing

Do NCTM Reform Practices Matter? Predicting Precollege Student Mathematics Achievement Using NAEP 2000 Data - Mack C. Shelley, II and Sarah T. Lubienski
Keywords: hierarchical linear models, imputation, numeracy

Growth in Mathematics Achievement during Middle and High School: Analysis With Classification and Regression Trees - Xin Ma

The Relationship between Wages and Alcohol Dependence - Richard R. Bryant and V. A. Samaranayake

Session 278: Sample Designs
Organizer:
Chair: Michael Yang, NORC, University of Chicago

Obtaining Stratum Breaks in Skewed Populations Using a Simple Method - P. Gunningz, J.M. Horganxand, and G. Keogh
Keywords: efficiency, geometric progression, optimum allocation, Stratification

Assessing Complex Sample Designs via Design Effect Decompositions - Inho Park
Keywords: stratified sampling, clustering, intracluster correlation coefficient, nonresponse adjustment, unequal weighting, simulation study

Sample Selection by Powers of Size when Needing Estimates at Multiple Levels - Pedro J. Saavedra and Harley K. Heimovitz

Optimal Sample Allocation for Design-consistent Regression - Hui Zheng, Alan Zaslavsky, and John L. Adams

Optimal Stratification Based on Nonparametric Regression Methods - Enrico Fabrizi and Carlo Trivisano

A Study of an Optimization Method Used for the Planning of a Complex Multivariate Survey - Anders Holmberg

Balanced Sampling Excluding Adjacent Units - James Wright

Session 279: Government Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: Marie Stetser, U.S. General Accounting Office

Evaluation of Unique Aspects of the Sample Design for the National Compensation - Lawrence R. Ernst, Christopher J. Guciardo, and Yoel Izsak
Keywords: Rotating panel design, PSUs, PPS sampling

Use of Overlap Maximization in the Redesign of the National Compensation Survey - Lawrence R. Ernst, Yoel Izsak, and Steven P. Paben
Keywords: sample redesign, overlap maximization, transportation theory

Challenges in the Design and Implementation of the Adult Education Literacy Study - Thomas Krenzke and Leyla Mohadjer
Keywords: sample Design, sampling frame, adult education, literacy assessment

Group Quarters Sampling and Estimation Full Implementation Plans for the American Community Survey - Mark E. Asiala
Keywords: American Community Survey, ACS, group quarters, GQ, sampling, estimation

Canadian Labour Force Survey - Guy Laflamme

Is My Panel Survey Still Representative? A New Method for Detecting whether Two Subsamples Represent the Same Universe--The German Socio-Economic Panel Study Experience - Jan Goebel, Joachim R. Frick, Edna Schechtman, Gert G. Wagner, and Shlomo Yitzhaki

Session 296: Analyses of Call History to Improve Telephone Surveys--General
Organizer: Hiroaki Minato, NORC, University of Chicago
Chair: Hiroaki Minato, NORC, University of Chicago

Gaining Efficiencies in Scheduling Callbacks in Large RDD National Surveys - Jeffery A. Stec, Paul J. Lavrakas, and Charles W. Shuttles
Keywords: call history, calling rules, callback rules

Using Call History in a Panel Survey to Better Inform Current Interview Scheduling - Charles C. Mason

Targeted Call-scheduling for Demographic Subgroups - Ellen C. Mecklenburg

Session 309: Coverage
Organizer:
Chair: Kristen Olson, University of Michigan

Classification of Address Register Coverage Rates - A Field Study - Gavin Thompson and Claude Turmelle
Keywords: Labour Force Survey, address register, coverage rates

Building a Sampling Frame from Multiple Lists: Identifying Organizations in the Voluntary and Not-for-profit Section in Canada - Linda Lefebvre and Peter G. Wright
Keywords: record linkage, hierarchical exact matching

A Methodology for Enumerating U.S. Citizens Living Overseas - Mary Frances E. Zelenak

Methodological Lessons from Census 2000 Coverage Error Measurement - Mary H. Mulry
Keywords: dual system estimator, nonsampling error, undercount, overcount

Census Coverage Measurement Design Alternatives - Michael Beaghen
Keywords: duplication, omission, gross error, any address match, extended search area

Re-delivery Operation for Undeliverable as Addressed Housing Units in Census 2000 - Felipe Kohn

A Stochastic Process Approach to Estimating Population Size - Emily S. Murphree

Session 313: Improving the Quality of Data Collected by Government Organizations
Organizer:
Chair: Steve Hanway, Gallup Organization

The Quality Framework: A Guide for Measuring Quality at the National Center for Health Statistics - Kenneth W. Harris

Measuring the Impact of Questionnaire and Envelope Messages on Respondent Behavior - Theresa F. Leslie, Deborah H. Griffin, Pamela D. McGovern, and David A. Raglin
Keywords: questionnaire design, mail survey response, voluntary data collection, government surveys

Use of Respondent Burden Measurements at NASS - Wendy Scholetzky
Keywords: burden measurements, respondent burden, annual cycle

Survey Documentation: On the Path to Enlightenment - Shawna Waugh
Keywords: survey documentation, survey quality, standards, and knowledge transfer

Using Results from Census 2000 for Planning the 2010 Census - Florence H. Abramson and Agnes S. Kee

Making a Long Questionnaire Short: Alternatives to Reducing the Items on the Veterans Health Administration Learners' Perceptions Survey - Stephen J. Dienstfrey, Evert Milander, and Gianna Dusch

Session 327: New Methodology for Estimating Census Coverage Error Using Multiple Systems
Organizer: Paul P. Biemer, RTI International and UNC-CH
Chair: Howard Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau

Estimating Erroneous Enumeration in the US Decennial Census Using Four Lists - G. Gordon Brown, Paul P. Biemer, and Dean H. Judson
Keywords: dual system estimation, census undercount, latent class analysis, capture-recapture

Multiple System Estimation with Erroneous Enumerations - Paul P. Biemer, G. Gordon Brown, and Dean H. Judson

Individual-level Multiple Systems Estimation: Predicting Census Day Residency - Elizabeth A. Stuart and Alan Zaslavsky

Multiple Systems Estimation Methods in the Context of a Combination of Census-based and Sample-based Lists - Jana Asher and Stephen E. Fienberg

Session 334: Quality Assessment of Administrative Records Data
Organizer: Barry W. Johnson, Internal Revenue Service
Chair: Arthur B. Kennickell, Federal Reserve Board

Assessing Industry Codes on the IRS Business Master File - Paul B. McMahon

Data Interpretation Across Sources: A Study of Form 990-PF Information Collected from Multiple Databases - Melissa Ludlum
Keywords: private foundation, stratified sample, administrative data, coefficient of variation

The Effect of Content Errors on Bias and Non-sampling Variance in Estimates Derived From Samples of Administrative Records - Barry W. Johnson and Darien B. Jacobson
Keywords: bias, non-sampling error

Editor Judgment Effect: Modeling a Key Component of Nonsampling Error in Administrative Data - Kimberly Henry, Yahia Ahmed, and Ellen Legel
Keywords: data quality, net difference rate, index of inconsistency

The Evolution of IRS Telephone Quality Measures - Laura Rosage
Keywords: quality, defects per opportunity, accuracy

Session 342: Nonresponse Adjustments
Organizer:
Chair: Jai W. Choi, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Does Weighting for Nonresponse Increase the Variance of Survey Means? - Roderick J. Little and Sonya Vartivarian
Keywords: missing data, nonresponse adjustment, sampling weights, survey nonresponse

Efficient Nonresponse Weighting Adjustment Using Estimated Response Probability - Jae Kwang Kim
Keywords: regression estimator, propensity score, survey sampling, unit nonresponse, variance estimation

Modeling of Response Propensities in the Joint Canada/United States Survey of Health - Meena Khare and Karen E. Davis
Keywords: logistic regression, weighting class, nonresponse, noncoverage

Response Propensity Weighting for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS - IC) - John Sommers, Steven Riesz, and David Kashihara
Keywords: weighting, health insurance, poststratification, non-response

Statistical Profile of the JOLTS Program - Charlotte D. Mueller and Mark Crankshaw

Evaluation of Response Rates Over Time in a Mixed-mode Survey - Holly B. Shulman, Brenda Colley Gilbert, and Amy Lansky

Session 369: Small Area Estimation IV
Organizer: William R. Bell, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: William R. Bell, U.S. Census Bureau

An Empirical Study on Using ACS Supplementary Survey Data in SAIPE State Poverty Models - Elizabeth T. Huang and William R. Bell
Keywords: small area estimation, Fay-Herriot model, bivariate model

Investigating the use of IRS Tax Data in the SAIPE School District Poverty Estimates - Jerry J. Maples and William R. Bell
Keywords: small area estimates, share models, logistic regression

School District Population Estimates Methodology Research Using Administrative Data Sources: Public School Enrollment - Monique Oosse

New Developments in SAIPE County Median Household Income Models - Geoffrey M. Gee

Small-area Estimation of Health Insurance Coverage from the Current Population Survey's Annual Social and Economic Supplement and the Survey of Income and Program Participation - Joanna M. Turner and Robin C. Fisher

Session 370: Statistical Partnerships between Academia and Industry Government
Organizer: Cynthia Z.F. Clark, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Cynthia Z.F. Clark, U.S. Census Bureau

The Harvard/Schering-Plough Partnership: A Broad and Beneficial Relationship - Kenneth Koury, L. J. Wei, and Stephen Lagakos

Role of SPAIG in Encouraging and Developing Partnerships - Robert R. Starbuck

The NISS Affiliates Program: Furthering Collaboration between Academe and Industry/Government - Alan F. Karr

Impact of the NSF/ASA Research Fellowship Program on the Research Program of Federal Statistical Agencies - Tommy Wright and Cynthia Z.F. Clark

Session 387: Sampling and Other Aspects of Survey Design
Organizer:
Chair: M. P. Singh, Statistics Canada

Design Effects of Linked Population/Establishment Surveys - Monroe G. Sirken and Iris Shimizu
Keywords: establishment transactions, population survey-generated establishment sampling frame, network sampling, multiplicity estimator, conventional survey estimator

Triad Sampling in Household Surveys - Jeremy Aldworth and James R. Chromy
Keywords: Brewer's Method, Sampford's Method, household rosters, person selection, unequal probability Sampling

Responsive Design for Household Surveys - Steven G. Heeringa and Robert M. Groves
Keywords: survey nonresponse, responsive design, propensity models, paradata, multi-phase sampling

An Example of Using Two-phase Sampling Techniques to Integrate Disjoint Surveys and Data Sources into One Survey - Jack Lothian and Tracy Tabuchi
Keywords: two-phase sample design, administrative data, survey design

Empirical Study on the Second-stage Sample Size - Yan Liu, Mary Batcher, Ryan Petska, and Amy Luo
Keywords: jackknife, ratio estimation, stratified sampling, two-stage sampling

The NASS Question Repository System - Daniel G. Beckler

Quality Control of Data Entry for the American Community Survey and the Impact of Errors on Data Quality - Andre Williams, Dale Garrett, and Rita Petroni
Keywords: mailout, keying, data capture, consequential errors, quality control

Session 388: Record Linkage and Administrative Data
Organizer:
Chair: Stephen Woodruff, United States Postal Service

Regression-based Statistical Matching: Recent Developments - Chris Moriarity and Fritz Scheuren
Keywords: data fusion, RIEPS

Statistical Use of Goods and Services Tax Data in Statistics Canada's Monthly Economic Surveys - Louis Pierre and Marie Broden

Using GIS-Based Property Tax Records as an Alternative to Traditional Household Listing in Area Samples - William D. Kalsbeek, Sarah T. Kavanagh, and Jingjing Wu

Session 389: Variance Estimation III
Organizer:
Chair: Michael Sverchkov, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Inclusion Probability Proportional to Size Sampling: A Nonlinear Programming Approach to Ensure a Nonnegative and Stable Variance Estimator - Sun-Woong Kim, Steven G. Heeringa, and Peter W. Solenberger
Keywords: Sen-Yates-Grundy variance estimator, second-order inclusion probabilities, binary block designs, nonlinear programming

Jackknife Variance Estimation for Two Samples after Imputation under Two-Phase Sampling - Jong-Min Kim and Jon E. Anderson

Double Sampling in a Multi-stage Design - David R. Judkins and Michael Hidiroglou
Keywords: controlled selection, variance estimation, Rao-Sampford selection

Covariance Estimates in Stratified and Multistage Clustered Sampling - Dhiren Ghosh and Andrew Vogt

Modeling of Stratum Variance for Use in Sample Allocation in Agricultural Area Frame Surveys - Charles R. Perry, Raj S. Chhikaral, and Floyd M. Spears
Keywords: composite variance estimation, model fit, multivariate allocation, stratified sample design, variance function

The Variance of Sample Variance for a Finite Population - Eungchun Cho
Keywords: variance of variance, variance estimator, sampling variance, randomization variance, moments

Using the Peters-Belson Method to Measure Disparity in Complex Surveys - Sowmya R. Rao, Barry I. Graubard, and Joseph L. Gastwirth

Session 399: Nonresponse Issues in Panel Surveys
Organizer: Kennon R. Copeland, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Robert Santos, NuStats Partners

Response Rates and Nonresponse in BLS and Census Bureau Establishment Surveys - Rita Petroni, Richard Sigman, Diane Willimack, Steve Cohen, and Clyde Tucker
Keywords: response rate definitions, response rate measurement, response rate trends, methods to encourage response

Modeling of Survey Response Rates and Reporting Rates in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey - Moon J. Cho and John L. Eltinge
Keywords: digit preference, graphical methods, interviewer effect, model identification information and constraints, model selection, quarterly interview effect

Characteristics of Survey Attrition in the Household Component of the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - David Kashihara and Trena M. Ezzati-Rice
Keywords: nonresponse bias, weight adjustments, panel survey

Using Propensity Scores to Adjust Weights to Compensate for Dwelling Unit Level Nonresponse in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Lap-Ming Wun, Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Robert Baskin, Janet Greenblatt, and Marc Zodet
Keywords: weighting, logistic regression, poststratification

A Pattern-mixture Model for Panel Nonresponse in the Current Employment Statistics Survey - Kennon R. Copeland

Session 400: Issues in Nonsampling Error
Organizer: Jimmie B. Scott, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Candice A. Barnes, U.S. Census Bureau

Synchronizing Survey Edit and Imputation Systems: A Look at the American Housing Survey's Utility System - Mark Gorsak and Dennis Schwanz
Keywords: utilities, American Housing Survey, psychology of survey response

Comparison of Two Imputation Methods in the Survey of Doctorate Recipients - Jeffrey Stratton, John Finamore, and Todd Williams
Keywords: Hot Deck imputation, flexible matching imputation

Resources vs. Coverage - How to Minimize One and Maximize the Other: A Case Study form an Education Survey - Nancy R. Johnson, Meagan M. Wilson, Karen D. Deaver, and Stephen P. Broughman
Keywords: measuring quality - coverage, targeting, private school survey, quality reporting and quality indicators, improving process quality

Converting from Paper to an Automated Mode for Collecting Group Quarters Data for Demographic Surveys - Sherry E. Thorpe
Keywords: frame development,group quarters, non-sampling error, automated instrument, demographic surveys, sample redesign

Latent Class Models for Analysis of Response Error and Rotation Group Bias in the Current Population Survey - Khandaker Mansur and Bac Tran

Session 401: Special Editing and Imputation Problems for Economic Data
Organizer: Katherine Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Katherine Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau

Searching for Donors: Finding an Imputation Strategy - Michael Hogye
Keywords: imputation, donor, editing

Using Shortest-Path Algorithms to Derive Implied Ratio Edits - Brian Greenberg and James T. Fagan
Keywords: economic editing, SPEER edit system, ratio edits

Use of GST Data by the Monthly Survey of Manufacturing - Wesley Yung, Krista Cook, and Steven Thomas
Keywords: administrative data, goods and services tax, monthly survey of manufacturing

Evaluating Regression Imputation Models: An Example from the Services Sectors Portion of the Economic Census - Quatracia Williams and Katherine J. Thompson

Automated Production of Foreign Trade Data Edit Parameters Using Resistant Fences - Ryan M. Fescina, Andrew S. Jennings, and Monica J. Wroblewski
Keywords: outlier detection, resistant fences, data editing, economic data

Session 403: Adapting to Changes in the Privacy and Confidentiality Landscape
Organizer: Jay H. Casselberry, Energy Information Administration
Chair: Alvan O. Zarate, U.S. National Center for Health Statistics

Implementing the Confidential Information Protection and Statistical Efficiency Act of 2002 - Katherine K. Wallman and Brian A. Harris-Kojetin
Keywords: confidentiality, data access, data sharing

Incorporating HIPAA Privacy Rule into Medical Records Surveys - Catharine W. Burt
Keywords: National Health Care Survey, survey cooperation, HIPAA compliance

Federal Data Sharing Requirements and Issues: Contributions to be Made by Statistics, Survey Research, and Related Disciplines - Virginia de Wolf
Keywords: NIH, NSF, HIPAA, statistical disclosure limitation methods, accessing confidential data, data protection

How a U.S. Federal Statistical Agency Responded to CIPSEA - William Parks

Motivating Standards for Disclosure Avoidance - Philip M. Steel

Session 409: Missing Data and Models for Health Policy Decisions
Organizer:
Chair: Richard C. Gardiner, New York Association of Homes and Services for the Aging

Imputation of Financial Fields in Integrated Anonymous Patient-Level Databases - Evguenia Jilinskaia, Teri Condon Goodwin, Cathy Johnson, and Stanley Norton
Keywords: imputation, exponential predictive model, enrollment data, rate based analyses

Type of Health Insurance, Race and the Rate of Prostate Cancer - Negasi Beyene
Keywords: cancer, prostate, screening, private/public health insurance

Evaluating Factors of a Hot-deck Imputation Procedure in a Longitudinal Depression Treatment Study - Juned Siddique and Thomas R. Belin

Physiological Reactivity and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder Diagnosis When Some Data are Missing - Haekyung Jeon-Slaughter, Phebe Tucker, Carol S. North, and Betty Pfefferbaum

Latent Classes within the Military: Who May Need "Zero Tolerance" Interventions? - Theresa J. Gromala

A Prospective Approach to Decision-making for Conducting Public Health Interventions - Thomas Wasser

A Comparison of Methods Used for Constructing Confidence Intervals for Cost-effectiveness Ratio - Ming-Yu Fan and Xiao-Hua A. Zhou

Session 411: New Technologies in Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: Sunghee Lee, University of Maryland

The Online Survey: Its Contributions and Potential Problems - Hisako Matsuo, Kevin P McIntyre, Terry Tomazic, and Barry Katz

The Net Effect: A Comparison of Internet and Mail Survey Respondents - Esther M. Friedman, Nancy A. Clusen, and Michael Hartzell
Keywords: web survey, internet, Health Care Survey of Department of Defense Beneficiaries

Data Collection Mode Effects Controlling for Sample Origins in an Internet Panel Survey - J. Michael Dennis and Cindy Chatt

Web, Mail, and Mixed-mode Data Collection in a Survey of Advanced Technology Program Applicants - Jeffrey Kerwin, Pat D. Brick, Kerry Levin, David Cantor, Jennifer O'Brien, Andrew Wang, Stephen Campbell, and Stephanie Shipp

Protocol for Converting Respondents form Touchtone to the Internet in the Current Employment Statistics Program - Richard Rosen, Louis Harrell, David Ballard, Ric Wise, and Tony Gomes

Computer Assisted Survey Data Collection for Geographic Features - Sarah Nusser

Session 412: Surveys of Special Population
Organizer:
Chair: Ting Yan, JPSM, University of Maryland/Abt Associates

Survey Errors and Survey Costs: Experience from Surveys of Arrestees - Y. Michael Yang
Keywords: sample allocation, error model, cost model

Sample Frame Deduplication in the World Trade Center Health Registry: Minimizing Overcoverage and Cost - Joe Murphy, Paul Pulliam, and Randolph Lucas
Keywords: deduplication, sample building, coverage

Sample Design for the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program Survey - G. Hussain Choudhry, Mats NyfjÃ¤ll, and Marianne Winglee
Keywords: stratified sample design, optimum sample allocation, non-linear programming, systematic sampling, composite selection probabilities

A Three-stage Cluster-sampling Approach for Clinical Surveillance of Persons in Care for HIV Infection in the United States - Maxine M. Denniston, Mitchell L. Wolfe, Amy J. Drake, Patrick Sullivan, Sandra Berry, Sam Bozzette, Sally Morton, and Martin Frankel

Challenges in the Redesign of the Canadian Trucking Origin/Destination Survey - Francois Gagnon

Sample Design for Monitoring the Data Collection Process of Large-scale Natural Resource Surveys - Cristiano Ferraz, Jean Opsomer, and Sarah Nusser

Sampling Issues in Transportation - Promod Chandhok

Session 433: Telephone Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: E. Ann Dimler, U.S. Census Bureau

Bias from Excluding Households Without Telephones in Random Digit Dialing Surveys: Follow-up - Mourad Touzani and John Hall
Keywords: sample design, community tracking survey, bias estimate

Cellular Telephone Use Among Households with Absent of Intermittent Land-line Service - John W. Hall, Yuhong Zheng, and Mourad Touzani

Analysis of Nonresponse in Cross-sectional RDD Surveys - Randal ZuWallack, Leslyn Hall, and Ronaldo Iachan
Keywords: response propensity, auxiliary data, bias

Mode Effects in the Canadian Community Health Survey: A Comparison of CAPI and CATI - Martin St-Pierre and Yves BÃ©land
Keywords: interview mode effects, CAPI, CATI

Interrupted Telephone Service Adjustment (ITSA) in RDD Telephone Surveys: An assessment using the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) - Mansour Fahimi, Lily Trofimovich, Paul Levy, Henry Wells, Ali Mokdad, Lina Balluz, William Garvin, and Machell Town
Keywords: RDD, weighting, undercoverage, and variance inflation

Assessing Nonresponse Bias in Repeated Telephone Surveys - Randal ZuWallack, Ronaldo Iachan, and Leslyn Hall
Keywords: longitudinal survey, nonresponse, bias

Session 441: Fixing the Data: Post-survey Edit and Disclosure Control
Organizer:
Chair: Dan Gillman, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Implicit Linear Inequality Edits Generation and Error Localization in the SPEER Edit System - Maria M. Garcia

Using a Quadratic Programming Approach to Solve Simultaneous Ratio and Balance Edit Problems - Katherine J. Thompson, James T. Fagan, Brandy L. Yarbrough, and Donna L. Hambric
Keywords: non-linear program, constrained optimization

Effects of Rounding Continuous Data Using Specific Rules - Jay J. Kim, Lawrence H. Cox, Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr., and Myron J. Katzoff
Keywords: rounding, integer, variance, uniform distribution

Use of an Audit Program to Improve Confidentiality Protection of Tabular Data at the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Randall Powers and Stephen Cohen
Keywords: individually identifiable data, audit, confidentiality, tabular data

Limiting the Risk of Data Disclosure by Using Swapping Techniques in Variance Estimation - Sylvia Dohrmann, Leyla Mohadjer, Jill Montaquila, Randy Sitter, Wilson Lu, and Lester R. Curtin
Keywords: confidentiality, replication, Taylor Series linearization, area sample

Electronic Data Collection and Data-editing at Data Capture - Paula E. Weir

Evaluating Alternative Disclosure Limitation Strategies for Public Use Data Files: The California Health Interview Survey's Approach - M. Leeann Habte and Jenny Chia

Invited Posters

Graphical Display of Uncertainty and Related Tools for Inference in Small Domain Estimation - John L. Eltinge and Jaime Brugueras
Keywords: confidence sets, Current Employment Statistics (CES), false discovery rate, small area estimation, simultaneous inference, triple-goal estimation

Modeling Survey Nonresponse in Dichotomous Processes - Jacob J. Oleson and Chong He

Contributed Posters

The Institutional Review Board: Friend or Foe in a Graduate Student's Career - Terry Tomazic, Jennifer Cipfl, Will Haynes, Kevin McIntyre, Mark Morgan, Christine Ross, Melanie Shaafsma, Katrina Taylor, and Richard Wosman

Papers Presented at the 59th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
May 11-16, 2004
Phoenix, AZ

Contact Histories: A Tool for Understanding Attrition in Panel Surveys - Nancy Bates
Keywords: contact histories, nonresponse, attrition, panel surveys

Tips and Tricks for Raking Survey Data (a.k.a. Sample Balancing) - Michael P. Battaglia, David Izrael, David C. Hoaglin, and Martin R. Frankel
Keywords: control totals, convergence, raking margins, weights

Comparison of Computerized Event History Calendar and Question-List Interviewing Methods: A Two-Year Hospitalization History Study - Mario Callegaro, Mandi Yu, Fei-Wen Cheng, Erik Hjermstad, Dan Liao, and Robert F. Belli
Keywords: Retrospective Reports, Standardized Interview, Hospitalization History, Validation Data, Computerized Event History Calendar

Temporal Patterns of Survey Response Rates and Reporting Rates in the U.S. Consumer Expenditure Interview and Other Panel Surveys - Moon J. Cho, John L. Eltinge, and Barry P. Steinberg
Keywords: graphical methods, interviewer effect, quarterly interview effect, calendar effect, incomplete data, missing data

Effects of Gridout Procedures on Response Rates and Survey Quality - Stephanie Eckman, Colm O'Muircheartaigh, and Catherine Haggerty
Keywords: gridouts, response rate, RDD, telephone surveys

Behavior Coding Across Multiple Languages: The 2003 California Health Interview Survey as a Case Study - W. Sherman Edwards, Stephanie Fry, Elaine Zahnd, Nicole Lordi, Gordon Willis, and David Grant

Discovering Rare Urban Populations for Community Health Surveys: Area Probability versus GIS-Based Telephone Sampling Approaches - Ned English and Whitney Murphy

Testing a New Response Mode for an Establishment Survey: Reporting Response Rates in a Pilot Study of Touchtone Response - Karen L. Goldenberg
Keywords: touchtone data entry, AAPOR standard definitions, and response rate computation

Is Target Selecton by Last Birthday 'Random Enough'? A Split Ballot Test - Burke D. Grandjean, Martha Garcia Leighty, Patricia A. Taylor, and Ying Xu

In the Long Run: Lessons from a Panel Survey Respondent Incentive Experiment - Annette Jäckle and Peter Lynn

Validating Survey Data: Experiences Using Employer Records and Government Benefit (Transfer) Data in the UK - Annette Jäckle, Emanuela Sala, Stephen P. Jenkins, and Peter Lynn

Survey Letters: A Respondent's Perspective - Ashley Landreth
Keywords: survey letters, survey participation, American Community Survey, informed consent

Cognitive Testing of English and Spanish Versions of Health Survey Items - Roger Levine, Raquel González, Beverly Weidmer, and Patricia Gallagher

Call Efforts and Subject Matter Estimates: The Experience with a Health Related RDD Survey - Chung-Tung Jordan Lin

Exploiting Computer Automation to Improve the Interview Process and Increase Survey Cooperation - Jeffrey C. Moore
Keywords: burden, conversational norms, efficiency, flow, nonresponse/attrition, questionnaire design

Attitudes and Comprehension of Terms in Opinion Questions About Euthanasia - Maile O'Hara and Michael F. Schober
Keywords: attitudes, comprehension of terms, opinions, euthanasia, question wording

Validation of Socially Desirable Health Behaviors and Implications for Case-Control and Other Health Surveys: Does Salience Matter? - Diane O'Rourke, Timothy Johnson, Jane Burris, and Richard Warnecke

Coming Soon to a Mailbox Near You! The Effect of Pre-Census Publicity for the USDA's Census of Agriculture - Kathleen Ott and Jaki McCarthy

Cognitive Interviews in Languages Other Than English: Methodological and Research Issues - Yuling Pan

An Experiment to Identify Survey Mode Response Effects by Controlling Nonresponse Errors - M. Chris Paxson and John Tarnai

The Effect of Cover Letter Appeals and Visual Design on Response Rates in a Government Mail Survey - Cleo Redline, Julia Oliver, and Ron Fecso
Keywords: cover letter survey research, mail survey research, government surveys

House Effects in a Household Transportation Telephone Survey - J. Neil Russell and Jonaki Bose
Keywords: house effects, Bureau of Transportation Statistics, omnibus household survey

Nonresponse Bias in a Travel Survey of Nontelephone Households - J. Neil Russell, Jonaki Bose, and Lee H. Giesbrecht
Keywords: nontelephone households, nonresponse bias, mail survey, recontact

How Visual Grouping Influences Answers to Internet Surveys - Jolene D. Smyth, Don A. Dillman, Leah Melani Christian, and Michael J. Stern

Survey Mode Preferences of Business Respondents - John Tarnai and M. Chris Paxson

Designing Edits for Electronic Economic Surveys and Censuses: Issues and Guidelines - Amy E. Anderson, Elizabeth D. Murphy, Elizabeth M. Nichols, Richard S. Sigman, and Diane K. Willimack
Keywords: electronic reporting, establishment, usability testing, computerized self-administered questionnaires (CSAQs), data editing, electronic data collection

How Accurate are Proxy Reports: Results of a Verification Study - Chris Becker, Sergei Rodkin, Kathleen O'Connor, and Jeanne Moorman
Keywords: survey reporting error, proxy reports, RDD surveys, asthma

Using an Experiment to Design an RDD Survey - J. Michael Brick, Mary Collins Hagedorn, Jill Montaquila, Shelley Brock Roth, and Christopher Chapman
Keywords: monetary incentive, mailing conditions, nonresponse subsampling

Text 2 U: Contacting Wireless Subscribers Using Text Messaging for Mobile Phone Surveys - Trent D. Buskirk, Mario Callegaro, and Charlotte Steeh
Keywords: mobile phone surveys, text messaging, short text messaging (SMS), number portability, text-messaging panel, digital mobile phone, wireless web

Testing an Automated Refusal Avoidance Training Methodology - David Cantor, Bruce Allen, Sid Schneider, Tracey Hagerty-Heller, and Angela Yuan

Visual and Verbal Cues of Survey Respondents' Need for Clarification - Frederick G. Conrad, Michael F. Schober, Wil Dijkstra, and Frederick G. Conrad
Keywords: comprehension of survey questions, visual and verbal cues of comprehension problems, mode effects, face-to-face and telephone interviews, conversational interviewing, clarification

Training Elderly Respondents: Does It Help? - Patricia M. Gallagher, Floyd J. Fowler, Anthony Roman, and Alison Hauser

Understanding Nonresponse Mechanisms in Telephone Surveys - Timothy Johnson and Young Ik Cho
Keywords: nonresponse, telephone surveys, hierarchical modeling

Augmenting the BRFSS RDD Design with Mail and Web Modes: Results from a Multi-State Experiment - Michael W. Link, Ali Mokdad, Ruth Jiles, Jodie Weiner, and David Roe

A System for Detecting Interviewer Falsification - Joe Murphy, Rodney Baxter, Joe Eyerman, David Cunningham, and Joel Kennet

Medicaid and Medicare Reporting in Surveys: An Experiment on Order Effects and Program Definitions - Joanne Pascale

Refusal Conversion: Monitoring the Trends - Karen Foote Retzer, David Schipani, and Young Ik Cho

Household Types and Relationships in Six Race/Ethnic Groups: Conceptual and Methodological Issues - Laurie Schwede
Keywords: household types, relationship, race, survey methods, ethnography

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2003)

Invited Papers by Topic

Session 2: Exploring the New Frontier: Cross-Cultural Issues in Questionnaire Design
Organizer: Gordon B. Willis, National Cancer Institute
Chair: Gordon B. Willis, National Cancer Institute

Session 34: Small Area Estimation Using Survey Weights
Organizer: Malay Ghosh, University of Florida
Chair: Eric V. Slud, University of Maryland

Small Area Estimation under Informative Sampling - Danny Pfeffermann and Michail Sverchkov
Keywords: prediction bias, sample distribution, sample-complement distribution, sampling weights

Session 107: Small Area Estimation in Natural Resources Management
Organizer: Loveday L. Conquest, University of Washington
Chair: Loveday L. Conquest, University of Washington

Session 109: Charles H. (Chip) Alexander Invited Memorial Session
Organizer: Alan R. Tupek, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Preston J. Waite, U.S. Census Bureau

The Quality of Estimates from the American Community Survey for Small Population Groups - Alfredo Navarro
Keywords: reliability, coefficient of variation, small population groups, multi-year average

The Effect of Neighborhood Characteristics on Nonresponse in the Bronx Test Site of the American Community Survey - Joseph J. Salvo and Arun Peter Lobo
Keywords: American Community Survey, small area data, nonresponse, survey quality, Census long-form, imputation

Comparison of Models for Household Response in the 1990 and 2000 Census - Eric V. Slud
Keywords: American Community Survey, decennial census, demographic weights for nonresponse adjustment, logistic regression, misspecified model

Session 150: Sampling in a Network
Organizer: Steven K. Thompson, Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Steven K. Thompson, Pennsylvania State University

Session 151: How to Design a National Survey of the Homeless
Organizer: David A. Marker, Westat
Chair: Garrett Moran, Westat

Session 188: Small Area Estimation Using Information from Multiple Surveys
Organizer: William W. Davis, National Institutes of Health
Chair: William W. Davis, National Institutes of Health

Session 222: Was This the Best Census Ever?
Organizer: Carolee Bush, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: John H. Thompson, National Opinion Research Center

Session 309: Promise and Reality of Survey Automation: Computer Science Approaches to CAPI Interviewing
Organizer: Daniel L. Cork, Carnegie Mellon University
Chair: Daniel L. Cork, Carnegie Mellon University

Session 348: Towards the Integration of Demographic, Survey, and Modeling Methods
Organizer: Juanita Tamayo Lott, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Juanita Tamayo Lott, U.S. Census Bureau

Session 397: Cognitive Aspects of Web Survey Designs
Organizer: Elizabeth A. Stasny, Ohio State University
Chair: Elizabeth A. Stasny, Ohio State University

Discussion of Papers on Cognitive Aspects of Web Survey Design - Judith M. Tanur

Session 434: Strategies for Addressing Issues Related to the Use of Administrative Records for Statistical Research
Organizer: Eloise Parker, NORC
Chair: Nick Greenia, Internal Revenue Service

Session 455: Calibration Estimation in Sample Surveys: An Overview and Recent Developments
Organizer: Patrick J. Cantwell, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Patrick J. Cantwell, U.S. Census Bureau

A New Perspective on Calibration Estimators - Victor M. Estevao and Carl-Erik Sarndal
Keywords: auxiliary information, calibration weights, automated linearization, population residuals

Contributed Papers by Topic

Session 12: Methods in Economics Surveys
Organizer: Patrick J. Cantwell, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Jock R. Black, U.S. Census Bureau

Chain Drift in Experimental Air Travel Price Index Series - Janice Lent
Keywords: index chaining, superlative index

Research Issues in Swedish Road Traffic Surveys - Gosta Forsman, Stig Danielsson, and Annica Isaksson
Keywords: road traffic surveys, multi-stage sampling, nonsampling error

Session 20: Sampling 1
Organizer:
Chair: Victoria A. Albright, Field Research Corp.

Within-PSU Sampling Strategies for the Redesigned National Health Interview Survey - Van L. Parsons, Myron J. Katzoff, and Wenxing Zha
Keywords: stratification, clusters, oversampling

Session 21: Disclosure/Confidentiality
Organizer:
Chair: Chris Moriarity, U.S. General Accounting Office

SMIKe vs. Data Swapping and PRAM for Statistical Disclosure Control in Microdata: a Simulated Study - Fang Liu and Roderick J. A. Little
Keywords: Statistical Disclosure Control (SDC), information loss, disclosure risk, protection

Session 41: Issues in School Surveys and Statistics
Organizer: Ronaldo Iachan, ORC Macro International
Chair: Ronaldo Iachan, ORC Macro International

Session 42: Research on Establishment Nonresponse at the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Organizer: Clyde Tucker, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Clyde Tucker, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Survey Response Measurement at the Bureau of Labor Statistics - Gwyn R. Ferguson, Stephen H. Cohen, and Richard J. Rosen
Keywords: response measurement, establishment surveys

A Qualitative Approach to the Study of BLS Establishment Survey Nonresponse - Jean Fox, Sylvia Fisher, Clyde Tucker, Roberta Sangster, and Christine Rho
Keywords: establishment surveys, survey nonresponse, qualitative methods

Session 52: Analysis of Complex Survey Data
Organizer:
Chair: Charles R. Perry, USDA/National Agricultural Statistics Service

Statistical Inference for Survey Data Analysis - David A. Binder and Georgia R. Roberts
Keywords: design-based properties, informative sampling, phases of randomization

A Bayesian Test of Association in a Two-Way Categorical Table with Intra-class Correlation - Balgobin Nandram and Jai Won Choi
Keywords:Bayes factor, Gibbs sampler, Monte Carlo integration, Multinomial-Dirichlet

Session 76: Variance Estimation with Non-Trivial Sampling Fractions
Organizer: Richard S. Sigman, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Richard S. Sigman, U.S. Census Bureau

Investigation of Alternative Replicate Variance Estimators for the Annual Capital Expenditures Survey - Katherine J. Thompson, Richard S. Sigman, and Roger L. Goodwin
Keywords: random group, delete-a-group jackknife, sampling fraction

Session 77: Census 2000 Revised Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Estimates
Organizer: Rajendra P. Singh, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Howard R. Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau

Census 2000 Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Revision II - Donna Kostanich and Dawn E. Haines
Keywords: measurement error, dual-system estimation

Session 83: Interviewers and Field Methods
Organizer:
Chair: Ibrahim S. Yansaneh, United Nations

Evaluating the Use of Residential Mailing Addresses in a National Household Survey - Jennifer M. Staab and Vincent G. Iannacchione
Keywords: sampling frame, residential mailing address list, household surveys, coverage, half-open interval, E-911 address conversion

Session 113: Record Linkage: Current Application and Future Developments
Organizer: Charles Mason, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Owen J. Shoemaker, Bureau of Labor Statistics

How Many Digits in a Handshake? National Death Index Matching with Less Than Nine Digits of the Social Security Number - Bryan Sayer and Christine S. Cox
Keywords: record linkage, National Death Index, National Health Interview Survey, probabilistic matching

Session 114: Web Usability Testing: What Is Being Done and What Will Be Done
Organizer: Robert H. Rutchik, U.S. Department of Energy
Chair: Thomas Broene, Energy Information Administration

Session 122: Estimation #1
Organizer:
Chair: Rachel M. Harter, NORC at the University of Chicago

Identifying Problems with Raking Estimators - J. Michael Brick, Jill Montaquila, and Shelley Roth
Keywords: calibration estimation, poststratification, auxiliary variables

Session 170: Sampling 2
Organizer:
Chair: John M. Bushery, U.S. Census Bureau

Model-based Optimal Selection of Sampling Units with Computational Ease - Chang-Tai Chao
Keywords: model-based sampling, optimal sampling strategy, eigensystem, Gaussian spatial model, log-Gaussian spatial model

A New Stratification for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey-Insurance Component - John Sommers and Steven Riesz
Keywords: MEPS-IC, stratification, employer-based sample, employer-sponsored health insurance

Redesign of the Survey of Construction - Bonnie E. Kegan and James D. Ashley
Keywords: optimal allocation, overlap, stratification

Session 172: Improving Survey Response
Organizer:
Chair: Stephen E. Ash, U.S. Census Bureau br>

Assessing the Impact of Methodological Enhancements on Different Subpopulations in an Experiment on the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System - Joe Eyerman, Michael W. Link, Ali Mokdad, and Jeremy Morton
Keywords: experiment, response rates, lead letters, subpopulations, BRFSS

Efforts to Improve Response Rates in the Current Employment Statistics Program: Results from Two Experiments - Richard Rosen, Louis Harrell, Ralf Hertwig, and Tony Gomes
Keywords: non-response, response rates, incentive, establishment survey, enhanced NRP protocol

Session 197: Statistical and Methodological Issues in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS)
Organizer: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality
Chair: Trena M. Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research & Quality

Indications and Limitations of Structural Equation Modeling in Complex Surveys: Implications for an Application in the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Janet L. Valluzzi, Sharon L. Larson, and G. Edward Miller
Keywords: complex survey design, latent variables, regression analysis

Session 198: Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Revision II Methodology
Organizer: Michael A. Beaghen, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Donna L. Kostanich, U.S. Census Bureau

Overview and Results of Further Study of Person Duplication for the A.C.E. Revision II - Vincent Thomas Mule, Jr. and Deborah Fenstermaker
Keywords: record linkage, dual-system estimation

Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Revision II Missing Data Methodology and Results - Michael Beaghen and Robert D. Sands
Keywords: evaluation followup, E sample,P sample, noninterview adjustment, unresolved, imputation

Session 234: Variance Estimation of Multi-phase Sampling and Applications of Nonparametric Hierrchical Models to Survey Data
Organizer: Hyunshik Lee, Westat
Chair: Roderick Joseph Little, University of Michigan

Replication Variance Estimation for the National Resources Inventory - J.D. Opsomer, W.A. Fuller, and X. Li
Keywords: regression estimation, natural resource survey, replication variance estimation

Session 235: New Directions in Research on Questionnaire Designs
Organizer: Elizabeth A. Martin, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Cynthia Z. F. Clark, U.S. Census Bureau

Methodological Influences on Comparibility of Race Measurements: Several Cautionary Examples - Elizabeth Martin and Eleanor Gerber
Keywords: question wording effects, response error, reliability, race measurement, coverage error

Session 240: Design Issues for Health Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: Fei Wang, Boston University

Session 242: Patterns of and Reasons for Nonresponse
Organizer:
Chair: Bernard R. Parresol, USDA Forest Service

Characteristics of Nontelephone Households: A Supplement Survey to Two Travel-related Surveys - Jonaki Bose, J. Neil Russell, Lee H. Giesbrecht, and Michael P. Cohen
Keywords: nonsampling error, mail survey, walking, nonresponse, bias, evaluation

Reordering the Darkness: Application of Effort and Unit Nonresponse in the Survey of Consumer Finances - Arthur B. Kennickell
Keywords: Nonresponse, interviewers

Staying the Course: Patterns of Nonresponse in a National Longitudinal Study of Young Children - Jill Walston and Jerry West
Keywords: nonresponse, longitudinal studies, national studies, sample attrition

Session 278: Making Community Surveys Cost-Efficient
Organizer: Rachel M. Harter, NORC at the University of Chicago
Chair: H. Wayne Giles, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion

Assessing the Validity of Matched Address Data for Unlisted Telephone Numbers in REACH 2010 - Joe Murphy, Ann Burke, and Whitney Murphy
Keywords: RDD, telephone, geocoding, screening

Session 279: Dalenius Memorial Session-Survey Quality
Organizer: Lars Lyberg, Statistics Sweden
Chair: Lars Lyberg, Statistics Sweden

Can We Improve Our Methods to Reduce Nonresponse Bias in RDD Surveys? - Roberta L. Sangster
Keywords: nonresponse bias, response rates, cooperation, advance letters, introductions, answering machines, refusal conversion, incentives, contact attempts, call attempts, respondent attitudes

Session 280: Assessments of A.C.E. Revision II Estimates of 2000 Census Coverage
Organizer: Mary H. Mulry, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Michael R. Elliott, University of Pennsylvania

Loss Function Analysis for A.C.E. Revision II Estimates of Census 2000 Coverage Error - Mary H. Mulry, Randal S. Zuwallack, and Bruce D. Spencer
Keywords: dual system estimation, nonsampling error, undercount, overcount

P-Sample Match Rate Corrected for Error due to Inconsistent Post-Stratification Variables - Katie Bench
Keywords: jackknife estimation, replication, dual-system estimation, multiple comparisons

Session 290: Estimation #2
Organizer:
Chair: David W. Chapman, Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation

Transformed Variables in Survey Sampling - Raymond L. Chambers and Alan H. Dorfman
Keywords: balanced sampling, jackknife variance estimator, lognormal linear model prediction, probability proportional to size sampling, residuals, simple random sampling, stratified random sampling, smearing estimator, outlier robust estimator

Simulation Comparison Between an Outlier Resistant Model-Based Finite Population Estimator and Design-Based Estimators under Contamination - Bogong Li
Keywords: mixed-effects model, finite population, best predictor, influence function

Session 292: Issues in Web and Telephone Surveys
Organizer:
Chair: Karol J. Krotki, University of Alberta

Session 318: Plans for Improving Coverage in the Census
Organizer: Danny R. Childers, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Frank A. Vitrano, U.S. Census Bureau

An Empirical Evaluation of the Use of Administrative Records to Predict Census Day Residency - Elizabeth A. Stuart and D.H. Judson
Keywords: Bayesian hierarchical model, administrative records census, nonresponse followup, migration, imputation, multiple systems estimation

Session 321: Winners of the Student Competition
Organizer: Susan Schechter, Office of Management and Budget
Chair: Susan Schechter, Office of Management and Budget

Session 326: Recent Development in Survey Methods
Organizer:
Chair: S. Lynne Stokes, Southern Methodist University

Comparing Scoring Systems from Cluster Analysis and Discriminant Analysis Using Random Samples - William Wong and Chih-Chin Ho
Keywords: replication, nonlinear estimator, variances, detection, profiling, tax compliance

Social Security Administration Public-Use Microdata Samples - Brian Greenberg, Cherice Jefferies, and Jennifer Lee
Keywords: public use microdata files, Social Security Administration, OASDI, SSI

Reduction of Linear Edits - Stanley Weng
Keywords: linear editing, Fellegi-Holt methodology, polyhedral theory, implicit equality, elimination by equality, facet approach

Session 327: Context Effects, Field Tests, Questionnaire Design
Organizer:
Chair: Amy E. Anderson, U.S. Census Bureau

Lessons Learned from a Split-panel Test of Questionnaire Length for a Provider-based Health Survey - Catharine W. Burt, Susan Schappert, and Esther Hing
Keywords: data collection, response rates, questionnaire design, response burden

Is a User-Friendly Diary More Effective? Findings from a Field Test - Eric Figueroa, Jeanette Davis, Sally Reyes-Morales, Nhien To, and Lucilla Tan
Keywords: Consumer Expenditure Diary Survey, field test, form design

Session 356: Questionnaire Design Research for the 2010 Census
Organizer: James B. Treat, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: James B. Treat, U.S. Census Bureau

Analysis of Respondent's Behavior When Offered Alternative Modes of Response: Census 2000 Compared to the 2003 National Census Test - Tracy L. Mattingly
Keywords: Census 2000, 2003 National Census Test, electronic response modes

Customer Satisfaction with Internet and IVR as Census Data Collection Tools - Courtney N. Stapleton, Sherri Norris, and Sarah Brady
Keywords: self-response, electronic data collection, telephone

Session 358: Methods of Interviewer Fraud Detection and Prevention
Organizer: Moon Jung Cho, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: David C. Whitford, U.S. Census Bureau

Detecting Possibly Fraudulent or Error-Prone Survey Data Using Benford's Law - David Swanson, Moon Jung Cho, and John Eltinge
Keywords: Consumer Expenditure Interview Survey, curbstoning, digit preference, Pearson test statistic, quantitative survey responses, reinterview

Session 363: Variance Estimation 1
Organizer:
Chair: Thomas W. Brundage, Oregon Public Health

The Efficiency of the Bootstrap under a Locally Random Assumption for Systematic Samples - Steven Kaufman
Keywords: BHR, super-population, finite population correction, variance estimation

Session 364: Survey Nonresponse and Imputation
Organizer:
Chair: Paula E. Weir, Energy Information Administration

Reporting Patterns in the Current Employment Statistics Survey - Kennon R. Copeland
Keywords: late reports, attrition, nonresponse, panel survey, establishment survey, estimate revisions

Imputation of Benefit Related Data for the National Compensation Survey - James A. Buszuwski, Daniel J. Elmore, Lawrence R. Ernst, Michael K. Lettau, Lowell G. Mason, Steven P. Paben, and Chester H. Ponikowski
Keywords: missing data, item nonresponse, hot-deck, regression

Regulatory Exemptions and Item Nonresponse - Paul B. McMahon
Keywords: administrative records, item Nonresponse

Session 404: Quality Assurance of Population Censuses: Lessons Learned and Plans for the Future
Organizer: John M. Bushery, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: David R. Morganstein, Westat

The Quality Management Strategy (QMS) in the New Zealand 2001 Census of Population and Dwellings and How This Shapes the Future - Nancy McBeth, Catherine McGill, Tracy Moore, and Denise McGregor

Session 413: Small-area Estimation/Mixed Models
Organizer:
Chair: Joseph K. Garrett, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Design Consistent Estimators for a Mixed Linear Model on Survey Data - Rong Huang and Michael A. Hidiroglou
Keywords: survey weights, design consistent, mixed linear model, estimating equation, covariance components, random effects

Comparing the Areas under Receiver Operating Characteristic Curves for Cluster Designs - William W. Davis and Katherine M. Flegal
Keywords: cluster sample, statistical weight, mixed model, jackknife, balanced repeated replication

Health Insurance Estimates for Counties - Robin Fisher and Joanna Turner
Keywords: small area estimates, health insurance coverage, ASEC

Session 414: Imputation Methods
Organizer:
Chair: Brenda G. Cox, RoperASW

A Contingency-Table Model for Imputing Data Satisfying Analytic Constraints - W. E. Winkler
Keywords: hot-deck, log-linear models, set-covering

Session 435: Census Bureau Research in Household Survey Methods
Organizer: Alan R. Tupek, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: David L. Hubble, U.S. Census Bureau

Methods of Statistical Inference for the Survey of Income and Program Participation that are Suitable for an Online Data Analysis Tool - Reid A. Rottach and David W. Hall
Keywords: calibration, variance estimation, degrees of freedom, balanced repeated replication (BRR), residual technique

Simultaneous Calibration Estimators for Two-Phase Samples - Stephen Ash
Keywords: auxiliary information, regression estimator

Assessing the Affect of Different Instrument Modes on Reinterview Results for the Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Interview Survey - Angela-Jo Wetzel
Keywords: CAPI reinterview, PAPI reinterview, instrument mode, response rates, falsification, data quality

Session 441: Variance Estimation 2
Organizer:
Chair: Timothy W. Victor, AstraZeneca LP

Session 443: Survey Nonresponse Adjustment
Organizer:
Chair: John Aston, NISS/U.S. Census Bureau

A Nonresponse Adjustment Strategy Using Modeling in the Canadian Labour Force Survey - Asma Alavi and Jean-Francois Beaumont
Keywords: nonresponse adjustment classes, reweighting, modeling, logistic regression, contact information

Session 464: Methodological Issues in Local Area Statistics: A Subject Area Assessment of Data from Census 2000 and the American Community Survey
Organizer: Sharon Stern, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Louisa F. Miller, U.S. Census Bureau

Counting People with Disabilities: How Survey Methodology Influences Estimates in Census 2000 and the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey - Sharon Stern
Keywords: disability, data collection mode, questionnaire design, American Community Survey

Measuring Education: A Comparison of the Decennial Census and the American Community Survey - Scott Boggess and Nikki L. Graf
Keywords: school enrollment, American Community Survey, Census, national estimates, county estimates, supplemental survey

Session 466: Sampling 3
Organizer:
Chair: Dominic Lusinchi, Far West Research

Comparison and Analysis of Stratified Randomized Response Models - Jong-Min Kim and Matthew E. Elam
Keywords: random sampling, sensitive characteristics, estimation of proportion

Using Network Sampling in a Telephone Survey to Locate Non-telephone Households - Nadra Garas and Johnny Blair
Keywords: network sampling, frame coverage, multiplicity estimation, telephone survey, survey methodology, non-telephone households

Sample Expansion for Probability Proportional to Size without Replacement Sampling - Lawrence R. Ernst
Keywords: PPS sampling, sample expansion, Tille's method, National Compensation Survey

Session 467: Survey Design: Case Studies
Organizer:
Chair: Richard A. Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau

Making Complex Data Available to Users with Simple Tools: The Case of the Survey of Consumer Finances - Ryan Bledsoe
Keywords: data access, graphical analysis, software

Striving for Cost Efficiency in the Sample Design for the Survey of Youth in Residential Placement - Sheila Krawchuk, Gary Shapiro, and Andrea Sedlak
Keywords: institutional survey, two-stage sample design, differential sampling rates, geographical clustering of sampling units

Redesign of the National Compensation Survey - Yoel Izsak, Lawrence R. Ernst, Steven P. Paben, Chester H. Ponikowski, and Jason Tehonica
Keywords: sample redesign, sample areas, between area variances, overlap maximization, allocation of sample

Contributed Posters

Applied Multiple Regression for Surveys with Regressors of Changing Relevance: Fuel Switching by Electric Power Producers - James R. Knaub, Jr.
Keywords: prediction, imputation, small area estimation, regressors, regression weights, model performance measure

Disclosure Review and the 2001 Survey of Consumer Finances - Gerhard Fries
Keywords: confidentiality, imputation

Strategies for Modeling Two Categorical Variables with Multiple Category Choices - Christopher R. Bilder and Thomas M. Loughin
Keywords: alternating logistic regression, correlated binary data, generalied loglinear, marginal independence, multiple-response categorical variable, pick any/c

Precision of Survey Estimates Derived from the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - William Yu
Keywords: design effect, MEPS, health care expenditures

Papers Presented at the 58th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
May 15-18, 2003
Nashville, TN

Why do Respondents Provide Vague Answers to Open-Ended, Categorical Questsions? - Monica Dashen

Dealing with Distributions of Behavior Frequencies: An Example with Alcohol Use - Emilia Peytcheva and Andy Peytchev
Keywords: behavior frequencies, alcohol, left censoring, Poisson, tobit, mixture models

The Relationship between Accuracy and Interval Length in the Respondent-Generated Interval Protocol - s. James Press and Judith M. Tanur
Keywords: RGI, Bayesian estimation, brackets, cognition, survey design

The Effect of Data Collection Modality on Students' Foreign Language Survey - Yann-Yann Shieh
Keywords: survey data collection, mode effect

On Estimation of Population Total Using Generalized Regression Predictor - Raghunath Arnab and Sarjinder Singh
Keywords: generalized regression predictor, auxiliary information, estimation of total/variance, optimality

Determining the Probability of Selection for a Telephone Household in a Random Digit Dial Sample Design is Becoming more Difficult - Timothy Triplett and Natalie Abi-Habib
Keywords: survey sampling, telephone surveys, RDD weighting factors

Respondent-Generated Intervals: Do They Help in Collecting Quantitative Data? - Dominic Lusinchi
Keywords: anchoring, item nonresponse, measurement/response error, quantitative data, recall, uncertainty, web-based survey research

Increased Efforts in RDD Surveys - J. Michael Brick, David Martin, Patricia Warren, and J. Wivagg
Keywords: response rates, telephone surveys, call attempts

Reformatting a Self Administered Questionnaire Based on Item Non-response - Frances M. Chevarley
Keywords: MEPS, self administered questionnaire, SAQ, item nonresponse, SUDAAN

An Experiment in Call Scheduling - Patricia Cunningham, David Martin, and J. Michael Brick
Keywords: random digit dial, telephone survey, calling protocol

How Web Surveys Differ from Other Kinds of User Interfaces - Michael F. schober, Frederick G. Conrad, Patrick Ehlen, and Scott S. Fricker
Keywords: web surveys, question clarification, data quality, response accuracy, human-computer interaction

Modeling the Cognitive Processing of Drug Use Questions - Timothy P. Johnson and Michael Fendrich
Keywords: self-report validation, substance use surveys, information processing

Using Call Records to Study Sources of Nonresponse Bias in Consumer Expenditure Surveys - John Dixon and Eric Figueroa
Keywords: survey nonresponse, gross flows, expenditure, compositional analysis

Assessment of Behavioral Engine Technologies and Subjects' Rating of Realism in an Interviewer Skills Training Tool - Michael W. Link, Polly P. Armsby, Laura Flicker, and Rachel Caspar
Keywords: technology-based training, virtual reality, refusal avoidance, speech recognition

Comparing Promised and Pre-paid Incentives for an Extended Interview on a Random Digit Dial Survey - David Cantor, Kevin Wang, and Natalie Abi-Habib
Keywords: refusal conversion, missing data, response distribution

The Effect of Method of Delivery on Response to a Non-Response Follow-Up - Linda L. Dimitropoulos, Larry N. Campbell, and Vincent G. Iannacchione
Keywords: mail survey, non-response follow-up, response propensity, CAHPS

Contact Histories in Personal Visit Surveys: The Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP) Methods Panel - Nancy Bates
Keywords: contact rates, contact attempts, CAPI, process data

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2002)

Invited Papers by Topic

1. Statistical Data Stewardship in the 21st Century
Organizer: Gerald W. Gates, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Virginia A. de Wolf, National Academy of Sciences

Corporate Perspective on Data Stewardship for Statistical Data - Wendy A. Visscher and Richard A. Kulka (2002)

Statistical Data Stewardship in the 21st Century: An Academic Perspective - George T. Duncan (2002)

General Principles in Establishing Effective Confidentiality Practices - Alvan O. Zarate (2002)

Data Stewardship at Statistics Canada - Gordon Brackstone and Pamela White (2002)

2. New Composite Indexes of Coincident and Leading Indicators
Organizer: Victor Zarnowitz, The Conference Board
Chair: Robert H. McGuckin, The Conference Board

A More Timely and Useful Index of Leading Indicators - Ataman Ozyildirim, Robert McGuckin, and Victor Zarnowitz (2002)

Time Series Decomposition and Measurement of Business Cycles, Trends, and Growth Cycles - Victor Zarnowitz and Ataman Ozyildirim (2002)

The Use of Leading Economic Indicators for Forecasting Business Cycle Turning Points - Max Chen (2002)

3. Challenges in Obtaining and Analyzing Data on Children
Organizer: Mari Palta, University of Wisconsin, Madison
Chair: Elizabeth Margosches, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

4. The Decision on Census Adjustment: One Year Later
Organizer: Patrick J. Cantwell, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: John H. Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau

Research Findings of the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation and Census 2000 Accuracy - Howard Hogan, Donna Kostanich, David Whitford, and Rajendra Singh (2002)

5. Non-English Speakers in National Surveys: Who, Why and How
Organizer: Robert L. Santos, NuStats
Chair: Rebecca Clark, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

6. Alternatives to Ordinary Sampling Weights in Survey Sampling Practice
Organizer: Danny Pfeffermann, Hebrew University
Chair: Danny Pfeffermann, Hebrew University

Are Survey Weights Necessary? The Maximum Likelihood Approach to Sample Survey Inference - R.L. Chambers, A.H. Dorfman, and Soujin Wang (2002)

Model Weights for Regression Estimation - Wayne A. Fuller and Mingue Park (2002)

7. Taking the Census: What Have We Learned? Where Are we Going?
Organizer: Andrew A. White, National Academy of Sciences
Chair: Andrew A. White, National Academy of Sciences

8. New Approaches for Survey Data Analysis with Measurement Errors
Organizer: Paul P. Biemer, RTI International
Chair: C. Mitchell Dayton, University of Maryland

The Use of Latent Class Analysis in Medical Diagnosis - David Rindskopf (2002)

9. Training of Survey Statisticians: A Session Dedicated to the Memory of Leslie Kish
Organizer: David A. Binder, Statistics Canada
Chair: David A. Binder, Statistics Canada

Training Needs for Survey Statisticians in Developed and Developing Countries - Graham Kalton (2002)

Training of Survey Statisticians in Government Statistical Agencies - Lars Lyberg (2002)

10. Meeting National and Regional Health Data Needs: The Experience of Government Surveys in the United States and Canada
Organizer: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Jane F. Gentleman, National Center for Health Statistics

11. Data Needs for Evaluating Welfare Reform
Organizer: Shelly Ver Ploeg, National Academy of Sciences
Chair: Shelly Ver Ploeg, National Academy of Sciences

12. Mobile Computing for Survey Data Collection
Organizer: Sarah Nusser, Iowa State University
Chair: Mark Pierzchala, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

13. Cross-Sectional and Longitudinal Analyses of Survey Data
Organizer: David R. Bellhouse, University of Western Ontario
Chair: David R. Bellhouse, University of Western Ontario

Use of Generalized Variance Functions in Multivariate Analysis - John L. Eltinge, Moon J. Cho, and Paul Hinrichs (2002)

Modelling Multiple Unemployment Spells From Longitudinal Survey Data - Milorad S. Kovacevic and Georgia Roberts (2002)

14. Methodological Issues in Local Area Application of the American Community Survey
Organizer: Leonard M. Gaines, Empire State Development
Chair: Leonard M. Gaines, Empire State Development

The American Community Survey: Quality of Response by Mode of Data Collection in the Bronx Test Site - Joseph J. Salvo and Arun Peter Lobo (2002)

Developing Community Statistical Systems With American Community Survey Summary Profiles and Administrative Records - Cynthia Taeuber (2002)

15. Latent Class Analysis of Complex Sample Survey Data: Application to Dietary Data
Organizer: Thomas A. Louis, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
Chair: Thomas A. Louis, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health

16. Recruiting and Retaining Minorities in Statistics
Organizer: Christopher L. Stanard, GE Global Research
Chair: Donald E.K. Martin, U.S. Census Bureau/Howard University

Recruiting and Retaining Minorities in Statistics - Christopher L. Stanard, Kimberly S. Weems, Nagambal Shah, Carolyn Morgan, Jose G. Ramirez, Theda McPheron-Keel, and Donald E.K. Martin (2002)

17. How To Use the Baldrige Criteria - A Hands On Session
Organizer: D. Lynn Kelley, Textron Fastening Systems - Automotive Solutions
Chair: D. Lynn Kelley, Textron Fastening Systems - Automotive Solutions

18. At the Frontiers of Statistical Methodology: Research Findings from the Centers for Excellence in Health Statistics
Organizer: Jennifer H. Madans, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: Jennifer H. Madans, National Center for Health Statistics

Contributed Papers by Topic

1. The Community Tracking Survey: Design and Methods
Organizer: John W. Hall, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Chair: Karol Krotki, NuStats

The Community Tracking Study: Measuring Changes in the U.S. Health Care System over Time - Barbara Lepidus Carlson, Richard Strouse, and John Hall (2002)

The Community Tracking Study Surveys of Physicians - Frank Potter, Stephen Williams, and Nuria Diaz-Tena (2002)

Logistic Propensity Models to Adjust for Nonresponse in Physician Surveys - Nuria Diaz-Tena, Frank Potter, Michael Sinclair, and Stephen Williams (2002)

Sampling and Weighting Issues Over Three Waves of the Community Tracking Study Household Survey: Using a Partial Overlap to Increase Efficiency - John W. Hall and Barbara Lepidus Carlson (2002)

2. Taking the US Census in 2000
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Rajendra P. Singh, U.S. Census Bureau

Living Arrangements of the Older Population: 2000 - Annetta C. Smith and Denise I. Smith (2002)

Nonresponse Followup for Census 2000 - Darlene Moul (2002)

Urban Update/Leave and Update/Enumerate in Census 2000 - Miriam D. Rosenthal (2002)

Results for the Census 2000 Primary Selection Algorithm - Stephanie Baumgardner (2002)

Date of Reference for Age and Birth Date Used by Respondents of Census 2000 - Nathan Carter (2002)

The Asian and Pacific Islander Surname List: As Developed from Census 2000 - Matthew Falkenstein (2002)

3. Designing Questionnaires and Evaluating Mode Effects
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Sylvia K. Fisher, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Decision Making of Survey Respondents - S. James Press and Judith M. Tanur (2002)

Respondent-Generated Intervals In An HMO Survey: Preliminary Results - Diane Miller and S. James Press (2002)

Assessment of Mode-Effects in a Web-enabled Study of Civic Attitudes - Glen Laird, Elizabeth Wiebe, Paul Pulliam, Lisa Thalji, and Vicki Huggins (2002)

Asking Questions about Diseases: How Questionnaire Design Changes Impact the Chronic Disease Data of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey - Sophia Chan (2002)

Evaluating Mode Effects in the Medicare CAHPS Fee-For-Service Survey - Norma Pugh, Vincent Iannacchione, Trang Lance, and Linda Dimitropoulos (2002)

4. Estimating Variance in the Presence of Missing Data
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Michael P. Cohen, U.S. Department of Transportation

Accounting for Imputation When Estimating Variances in the Economic Surveys at the Census Bureau - Patrick J. Cantwell (2002)

On the Formation of Weighting Adjustment Cells for Unit Nonresponse - Sonya Vartivarian and Roderick J. Little (2002)

Variance Estimation for Nearest Neighbor Imputation With Application to Census Long Form Data - Jae Kwang Kim (2002)

Linearization Variance Estimators for Survey Data with Missing Responses - A. Demnati and J.N.K. Rao (2002)

A Simulation Study To Evaluate The Robustness Of Recent Methods For Preparing Variance Estimates In The Presence Of Hot Deck Imputation - Michael Sinclair, Nuria Diaz-Tena, and Lap-Ming Wun (2002)

Assessing the Impact of Imputation on the Sampling Variance of the U.S. Consumer Price Index - Sylvia G. Leaver and William E. Larson (2002)

5. Methodological and Analytical Advances in Tax Statistics
Organizer: Thomas B. Petska, Internal Revenue Service
Chair: Thomas B. Petska, Internal Revenue Service

Using Auxiliary Information to Adjust for Non-Response in Weighting a Linked Sample of Administrative Records - Barry W. Johnson and Paul B. McMahon (2002)

Analysis of the 1998 Gift Tax Panel Study - Martha Britton Eller and Tamara L. Rib (2002)

Salaries and Wages and Deferred Income, 1989-1999 - Peter Sailer, Ellen Yau, Kurt Gurka, and Michael Weber (2002)

6. Estimation Techniques for Sample Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Steve H. Cohen, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Combining Samples vs. Cumulating Cases: A Comparison of Two Weighting Strategies in NLSY97 - Colm O'Muircheartaigh and Steven Pedlow (2002)

Combined Estimates from Four Quarterly Survey Data Sets - Esther M. Friedman, Don Jang, and Thomas V. Williams (2002)

Penalized Chi Square Distance Function in Survey Sampling - Patrick J. Farrell and Sarjinder Singh (2002)

7. Economic Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Paul B. McMahon, Internal Revenue Service

PPS vs. Stratified Sampling in Modern Audits - Wendy Rotz, Eric Falk, Ryan Petska, and Jinhee Yang (2002)

Methods Used to Develop Retail and Wholesale Time Series Under the North American Industry Classification System - Michael Z. Shimberg, Ruth E. Detlefsen, and William C. Davie, Jr. (2002)

The Redesign of the Quarterly Retail Commodity Survey - Catherine Dufour and Hélène Bérard (2002)

Flexible Matching Imputation in the Manufactured Homes Survey - Bonnie E. Kegan and Todd R. Williams (2002)

Incentives in a Business Survey: A Study in Improving Response Rates - Aljoscha F. Kaplan and Glenn D. White, Jr. (2002)

8. More than One Race Reporting in Census 2000: Methodological Implications for Data Collection and Application
Organizer: Claudette E. Bennett, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Claudette E. Bennett, U.S. Census Bureau

Study of Responses to the Census 2000 Race Question Instruction: "Mark One or More Races" and Bridging to Single Race Distributions - David Hubble, James Poyer, and Michael Bentley (2002)

9. Statistical and Sample Design Research at the National Center for Health Statistics
Organizer: Trena Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chair: Trena Ezzati-Rice, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Proposals for Adaptive and Link-Tracing Sampling Designs in Health Surveys - Myron J. Katzoff, Monroe G. Sirken, and Steven K. Thompson (2002)

Sample Design Research for the National Nursing Home Survey - Karen E. Davis (2002)

Methods to Improve the Precision of Health Statistics for Non-Hispanic Asians in the National Health Interview Survey - Carrie Jones, Chris Moriarity, Karen Davis, and Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr. (2002)

Approximation of Variable Costs for the National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey - Iris Shimizu and Feng Lan (2002)

National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey Limiting the Risk of Data Disclosure Using Replication Techniques in Variance Estimation - Sylvia Dohrmann, Lester R. Curtin, Leyla Mohadjer, Jill Montaquila, and Thanh Le (2002)

10. Assessing Sources of Nonsampling Errors in Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Arthur J. Kendall, Social Research Consultants

Analysis of Questionnaire Errors in Survey Measurements of Census Coverage - Elizabeth A. Martin, Robert E. Fay, and Elizabeth A. Krejsa (2002)

The Census of Canada: The Dwelling Classification Study - Peter Dick (2002)

Error Profile for PES-C as Implemented in the 2000 A.C.E. - Mary H. Mulry and Rita J. Petroni (2002)

Nonsampling Error in a Survey of Department of Defense Health Care Beneficiaries - Nancy A. Clusen, Eric Schone, Daniel Kasprzyk, and Thomas V. Williams (2002)

11. Administrative Records in Government Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Virginia Lesser, Oregon State University

Evaluating the Accuracy of 1993 SIPP Earnings Through the Use of Matched Social Security Administrative Data - Benjamin Bridges, Linda Del Bene, and Michael V. Leonesio (2002)

Longitudinal Attrition in SIPP and SPD - Denton Vaughan and Fritz Scheuren (2002)

Decision Criteria For Using Automated Coding In Survey Processing - Daniel W. Gillman (2002)

Dual System Estimates of Housing Units Based on Administrative Records - James E. Farber (2002)

Proxies in Administrative Records Surveys - Paul B. McMahon (2002)

12. Controlled Selection and Allocation in Sampling
Organizer: n/a
Chair: David Chapman, FDIC

Sample Allocation and Selection for the National Compensation Survey - Lawrence R. Ernst, Christopher J. Guciardo, Chester H. Ponikowski, and Jason Tehonica (2002)

Allocating Sample to Strata Proportional to Aggregate Measure of Size with Both Upper and Lower Bounds on the Number of Units in Each Stratum - Lawrence R. Ernst and Christopher J. Guciardo (2002)

Optimizing Solution Sets in Two-way Controlled Selection Problems - Sun-Woong Kim, Steven G. Heeringa, and Peter Solenberger (2002)

Maximizing Retention of Primary Sampling Units (PSUs) in a Two-PSU Per Stratum Design - Jay J. Kim, Danielle R. Corteville, and Patrick E. Flanagan (2002)

Pair Sampling in Household Surveys - James R. Chromy and Michael A. Penne (2002)

Sampling Methods Related to Bernoulli and Poisson Sampling - Dhiren Ghosh and Andrew Vogt (2002)

On the Use of Auxiliary Data in Poisson Sampling - M.A. Hidiroglou and John G. Slanta (2002)

13. Sampling, Nontelephone Adjustment and Imputation Methods in RDD Surveys
Organizer: Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics
Chair: David C. Hoaglin, Abt Associates, Inc.

Evaluation of a Proceedure Based on Interruptions in Telephone Service for Reducing Coverage Bias in RDD Surveys - K.P. Srinath, Michael P. Battaglia, Martin R. Frankel, Meena Khare, and Wenxing Zha (2002)

Improving Income Imputation by Using Partial Income Information and Ecological Variables - Michael P. Battaglia, David C. Hoaglin, David Izrael, Meena Khare, and Ali Mokdad (2002)

14. The Hispanic Population in Census 2000
Organizer: Kevin Deardorff, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Kevin Deardorff, U.S. Census Bureau

Comparison of Edit and Imputation Procedures for the Question on Hispanic Origin: 1990 Census and Census 2000 - Arthur Cresce (2002)

15. Quality Assurance in the U.S. Census 2000
Organizer: Jennifer W. Reichert, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Jean Opsomer, Iowa State University

Evaluation of the Census 2000 Quality Assurance Philosophy and Approach - Broderick E. Oliver, Daniel Levine, David Marker, and David Morganstein (2002)

Quality Assurance Approaches to Census 2000 Address Listing Efforts - Carrie Lyn Johanson (2002)

Quality Assurance for Census 2000 Enumeration Operations - Jennifer W. Reichert and Rebecca I. Piegari (2002)

16. Data Confidentiality and Access Issues Among Federal Agencies
Organizer: Jacob Bournazian, U.S. Department of Energy
Chair: George Duncan, Carnegie Mellon University

Access to Confidential Statistical Agency Data - Stephen H. Cohen (2002)

17. Replication Methods for Estimating Variance
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Jay Kim, Loma Linda University

Jackknife Variance Estimation for Two-Phase Samples with High Sampling Fractions - Hyunshik Lee and Jae-Kwang Kim (2002)

A Weighted Jackknife MSPE Estimator in Small-area Estimation - Shijie Chen and P. Lahiri (2002)

The Effect of Multiple Weighting Steps on Variance Estimation - Richard Valliant (2002)

Variance Estimation From Calibrated Samples - Douglas Willson, Paul Kirnos, Jim Gallagher, and Anka Wagner (2002)

Evaluating the Effect of Sample Size Changes on Scoring System Performance Using Bootstraps and Random Samples - William Wong and Chih-Chin Ho (2002)

18. Evaluating and Addressing Nonresponse in Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Arthur Blank, Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Using a Short Follow-up Survey to Compare Respondents and Nonrespondents - Timothy Triplett, Adam Safir, Kevin Wang, Rebecca Steinbach, and Simon Pratt (2002)

Model-assisted Weighting for Surveys with Multiple Response Mode - Eric V. Slud (2002)

19. Quality and Responsibility in Government Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Fritz Scheuren, NORC/University of Chicago

The Interview Process Model and the Concept of Interviewer Burden - Lilli Japec (2002)

Interviewers and Data Quality: Evidence from the 2001 Survey of Consumer Finances - Arthur B. Kennickell (2002)

Embedded Experiments in Sample Surveys at Statistics Sweden: The Development of an Experimentation Manual - Martin Karlberg, Anette Björnram, Ing-Mari Boynton, Birgitta Göransson, and Peter Lundquist (2002)

National Center for Health Statistics Quality Guidelines - Kenneth W. Harris (2002)

NCES and the Patriot Act: An Early Appraisal of Facts and Issues - William Seltzer and Margo Anderson (2002)

20. The Census Adjustment Decision for Census 2000 and Key Findings from the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation
Organizer: Tamara Adams, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Howard Hogan, U.S. Census Bureau

Chronologic Overview of the Census 2000 Adjustment Decision - David C. Whitford (2002)

Results of the Person Followup/Evaluation Followup Review for the Census 2000 Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation - Tamara S. Adams and Elizabeth A. Krejsa (2002)

Person Duplication in Census 2000 - Vincent Thomas Mule, Jr. (2002)

Enumeration Status of E-sample Duplicates Outside the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Search Area for Census 2000 - Roxanne Feldpausch and Vincent Mule (2002)

Probabilistic Models for Detecting Census Person Duplication - Robert E. Fay (2002)

21. Privacy, Confidentiality, and Data Access
Organizer: Virginia A. de Wolf, National Academy of Sciences; Jay Casselberry, U.S. Department of Energy
Chair: Jay Casselberry, U.S. Department of Energy

The Dissemination of Data Among Statistical Offices and Data Access for Research Purposes. The Case of Italy - Luigi Biggeri (2002)

Confidentiality, Disclosure, and Data Access: Excerpts from a Summary of a Conference - Pat Doyle (2002)

22. The Challenge of Measuring Welfare Reform: Examples from the SPD
Organizer: Robert A. Kominski, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Robert A. Kominski, U.S. Census Bureau

Complex Data - Complex Problems: Welfare Reform and the Survey of Program Dynamics - Peter Fronczek, Pat Doyle, Robert Kominski, and Charles Nelson (2002)

Participation in Public Assistance Programs, 1993-1997: A First Look at the Survey of Program Dynamics (SPD) - John J. Hisnanick (2002)

Parental Coresidence Transitions for Children in the Years Surrounding Welfare Reform: Evidence from the Survey of Program Dynamics - Rose M. Kreider (2002)

23. Estimation Issues in Public Policy
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Julia L. Bienias, Rush Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center

The Characteristics of Persons Reporting State Children's Health Insurance Program Coverage in the March 2001 Current Population Survey - Charles Nelson and Robert Mills (2002)

Health Insurance Estimates for States - Robin Fisher and Jennifer Campbell (2002)

Estimating the Proportion of Uninsured Persons at the County Level: Exploring the Use of Additional Covariates in a Synthetic Estimates System - Carole Popoff, Brett O'Hara, and D.H. Judson (2002)

Counting Custodial Fathers: The Role of Imputation and Survey Probes in Identifying Custodial Fathers in the CPS-CSS - Heather Koball and Laura Wheaton (2002)

County-Specific Life Tables - Balkrishna Kale, David Egan-Robertson, Charles Palit, and Paul Voss (2002)

24. Survey Panels and Longitudinal Analysis
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Michael D. Sinclair, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Predictors of Nonresponse In a Longitudinal Survey of Adolescents - William D. Kalsbeek, Juan Yang, and Robert P. Agans (2002)

Examining Additional Nonresponse Bias Introduced Through Attrition - Jonaki Bose and Jerry West (2002)

Examples of Longitudinal Analyses Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey (MEPS) - Janet C. Greenblatt (2002)

Evaluation of Differential Sampling in the Knowledge Networks Panel: What is the Effect on Coverage, Variance and Bias for Key Statistics? - Vicki J. Huggins, Xiuli Tang, and Mikyoung Park (2002)

An Evaluation of Nonresponse Bias in Internet Surveys Conducted Using the Knowledge Networks Panel - Vicki J. Huggins, Michael J. Dennis, and Katya Seryakova (2002)

25. Topics in Record Linkage
Organizer: Malay Ghosh, University of Florida
Chair: Malay Ghosh, University of Florida

Methods for Record Linkage and Bayesian Networks - William E. Winkler (2002)

Improving EM Algorithm Estimates for Record Linkage Parameters - William E. Yancey (2002)

Comments on Heirarchical Bayesian Record Linkage - Michael Larsen (2002)

Modelling Issues in Record Linkage: A Bayesian Perspective - Marco Fortini, Brunero Liseo, and Mauro Scanu (2002)

26. Seasonal Time Series
Organizer: William Bell, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Ka Sing Man, Syracuse University

Generalizations of the Box-Jenkins Airline Model - David F. Findley, Donald E.K. Martin, and Kellie C. Willis (2002)

Improving the Automatic RegARIMA Model Selection Procedures of X-12-ARIMA Version 0.3 - Kathleen M. McDonald-Johnson, Thuy Trang T. Nguyen, Catherine C. Hood, and Brian C. Monsell (2002)

Comparison of Time Series Characteristics for Seasonal Adjustments from SEATS and X-12-ARIMA - Catherine C. Hood (2002)

Investigating Model-Based Time Series Methods to Improve Estimates from Monthly Value of Construction Put-in-Place Surveys - Thuy Trang T. Nguyen, William R. Bell, and James M. Gomish (2002)

27. Assessing and Reducing Nonresponse Error in Household Surveys
Organizer: John Dixon, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: John Czajka, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Measuring Survey Nonresponse by Race and Ethnicity - Deborah H. Griffin (2002)

Item response Rates: One Indicator of How Well We Measure Income - B.K. Atrostic and Charlene Kalenkoski (2002)

The Effects of Item and Unit Nonresponse on Estimates of Labor Force Participation - John Dixon (2002)

The Effect of Administrative Record Use Notification on Social Security Number Reports - Courtney N. Stapleton (2002)

Interviewer Training to Increase Survey Participation - Eileen M. O'Brien, Thomas S. Mayer, Robert M. Groves, and Grace E. O'Neill (2002)

28. Frames and Coverage in Sample Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Frank Potter, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.

Using the Census 2000/2001 Supplementary Survey as a Sampling Frame for the National Epidemiological Survey on Alcohol and Related Conditions - Marie Stetser, Jana Shepherd, and Thomas F. Moore (2002)

Dual Frame Sample Design for a National Sample of Veterans - G. Hussain Choudhry, Inho Park, and Tiandong Li (2002)

Sampling Children for a Study of the State Children's Health Insurance Program - Mourad Touzani, Frank Potter, and Amy Zambrowski (2002)

The Effect of HU/GQ Duplication on the American Community Survey - Rob Rothhaas (2002)

29. Establishment-Based Employment Surveys
Organizer: Larry L. Huff, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: George Stamas, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Numerical Comparison of Small Domain Estimators Computed from Current Employment Statistics Data - R.M. Harter, J. Gershunskaya, J.L. Eltinge, L. Huff, and S. Lehan (2002)

Use of Auxiliary Information to Evaluate a Synthetic Estimator in the U.S. Current Employment Statistics Program - J. Gershunskaya, J.L. Eltinge and L. Huff (2002)

Exploratory Analysis of Generalized Variance Function Models for the U.S. Current Employment Survey - Larry L. Huff, John L. Eltinge, and Julie Gershunskaya (2002)

Evaluation of Generalized Variance Function Estimators for the U.S. Current Employment Survey - Moon J. Cho, John L.Eltinge, Julie Gershunskaya, and Larry Huff (2002)

Recent Experiences in Survey Coordination and Sample Rotation within Monthly Business Establishment Surveys - Mark Crankshaw, Laurie Kujawa, and George Stamas (2002)

30. The Social Security Administration's Disability Survey: Recommendations from the National Academy of Sciences' Committee
Organizer: Gooloo S. Wunderlich, National Academy of Sciences; Brian Greenberg, Social Security Administration
Chair: Gooloo S. Wunderlich, National Academy of Sciences

31. The Contributions of Leslie Kish to Survey Sampling
Organizer: James M. Lepkowski, University of Michigan
Chair: Graham Kalton, Westat, Inc.

32. Data Quality
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Jonaki Bose, U.S. Department of Education

Evaluation of Data from the American Community Survey and the Current Population Survey - Stephen Wenck and Sameena Salvucci (2002)

Data Quality Assessment Methodolody: A Framework - Eugene M. Burns, Purificacion O. MacDonald, and Amrut Champaneri (2002)

The Choice of Age Groupings May Affect the Quality of Tabular Presentations - Carl E. Pierchala (2002)

Standard Error Calculation for HUD Property Physical Inspection Scores - Shawn Jacobson (2002)

Influential Observations in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 1999-2000 - Margaret D. Carroll and Lester R. Curtain (2002)

33. The Design and Redesign of Sample Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Ibrahim Yansaneh, United Nations

Afghan Refugee Camp Surveys: Pakistan,2002 - James Bell, David Nolle, Ruth Citrin, and Fritz Scheuren (2002)

Evaluating the Success of Telecommuting at the Census Bureau - Jennifer A. Guarino and Julie A. Bouffard (2002)

The New Design for the EIA-878 Gasoline Price Survey - Pedro J. Saavedra, Paula Weir, Benita O'Colmain, Tracy Churchill, and Ewa Carlton (2002)

Redesign of the Medicare Current Beneficiary Survey Sample - Annie Lo, Adam Chu, and Richard Apodaca (2002)

Sampling and Analysis Plan for a National Fluoride Study - Charles R. Perry, Jr., Michael E. Bellow, and Pamela R. Pehrsson (2002)

34. Imputation in Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Thomas Brundage, Oregon Public Health

Item Imputation with the Discrete Edit System - Yves Thibaudeau, Bor Chung Chen, and William E. Winkler (2002)

Selective Multiple Imputation of Keys for Statistical Disclosure Control in Microdata - Fang Liu and Roderick J.A. Little (2002)

Imputation of Persons Not Interviewed in Household Travel Surveys - Michael P. Cohen (2002)

Synthesis of Alternate Evaluation Measures of Public Education Campaigns - David Judkins and Paul Zador (2002)

35. Using Secondary Data to Assess Disparities in Health Care Quality
Organizer: Arlene S. Bierman, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Chair: Steven B. Cohen, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Racial Disparities in HEDIS Measures of Health Care Quality - Alan M. Zaslavsky, Eric C. Schneider, and Arnold Epstein (2002)

Evaluation of the Capacity for More Detailed Analyses of Geographic Variation in Select Healthcare Measures Using the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Marc W. Zodet (2002)

36. Census 2000 Housing Unit Coverage
Organizer: Diane Barrett, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Frank Vitrano, U.S. Census Bureau

Census 2000 Housing Unit Coverage Study - Diane F. Barrett, Michael Beaghen, Damon Smith, and Joseph Burcham (2002)

Measuring Consistency of Post-stratification Variables for Housing Units in the Census 2000 Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation - Joseph Burcham (2002)

Housing Unit Duplication in the 2000 Decennial Census - John Jones (2002)

37. The Administrative Records Experiment in 2000
Organizer: Jana Asher, Carnegie Mellon University
Chair: Paul Siegel, U.S. Census Bureau

Methods for Conducting An Administrative Records Experiment in Census 2000 - Charlene Leggieri, Arona Pistiner, and James Farber (2002)

Administrative Records Experiment in 2000: Outcomes Evaluation - Harley K. Heimovitz (2002)

Evaluating the Ability of Administrative Records Databases to Replicate Census 2000 Results at the Household Level - D.H. Judson and Mark Bauder (2002)

The Administrative Records Experiment in 2000: An Application to Population Count Estimation via Triple Systems Estimation - Jana Asher and Stephen E. Fienberg (2002)

38. Conducting Membership Surveys in an Era of Technological and Demographic Change
Organizer: Roberta L. Sangster, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: Roberta L. Sangster, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

39. Variance Estimation in Government Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Elizabeth A. Stasny, Ohio State University

Evaluation of Descriptive Analyses of Survey Variances and Confidence Interval Widths - D.S. Jang and J.L. Eltinge (2002)

Simplified Variance Estimation for Complex Surveys - Eric Schindler (2002)

Variance Estimation for Census 2000 A.C.E. Subsamples - Douglas Olson (2002)

Overview of the U.S. Census 2000 Long Form Weighting - Steven P. Hefter and Philip M. Gbur (2002)

Overview of the U.S. Census 2000 Long Form Direct Variance Estimation - Philip M. Gbur and Lisa D. Fairchild (2002)

Using Isotonic Regression to Smooth State-Level Variance Estimates from a National Complex-Design Survey - Van L. Parsons and Thu M. Hoang (2002)

40. Issues Related to the Meausurement of Consumer Expenditure and Assets
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Jun Liu, RTI International

Developing a Core Classification System for U.S. Personal Consumption Data - Dale A. Smith and Mary Lynn Schmidt (2002)

Estimation and Analysis of Variance Components for the Revised CPI Housing Sample - Owen J. Shoemaker (2002)

Redesigning the Consumer Price Index Area Sample - William H. Johnson, Owen J. Shoemaker, and Yeon W. Rhee (2002)

Determining Within-PSU Sample Sizes for the Consumer Expenditure Survey - Sylvia Johnson-Herring, Sharon Krieger, and David Swanson (2002)

41. GSS/SRMS/SS Student Paper Competition Award Session
Organizer: Robert L. Santos, NuStats
Chair: Robert L. Santos, NuStats

Two-stage Sample Design with Small Clusters - Robert G. Clark and David G. Steel (2002)

42. Statistical Data Editing and Imputation
Organizer: William E. Winkler, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Yves Thibaudeau, U.S. Census Bureau

Conversion of Multiple Survey Systems' Edits and Imputation to StEPS - Paula Weir (2002)

Implied Edit Generation and Error Localization for Ratio and Balancing Edits - Maria Garcia (2002)

Elimination in Linear Editing and Error Localization - Stanley S. Weng (2002)

Imputation of Demographic Variables from the 2001 Canadian Census of Population - Patrick Mason, Michael Bankier, and Paul Poirier (2002)

A Comparison Study of ACS If-Then-Else, NIM, and DISCRETE Edit and Imputation Systems Using ACS Data - Bor-Chung Chen, Yves Thibaudeau, and William E. Winkler (2002)

43. Issues in Statistical Disclosure I
Organizer: Virginia A. de Wolf, National Academy of Sciences; Jay Casselberry, U.S. Department of Energy
Chair: Cynthia Clark, U.S. Census Bureau

Simulation Study for the Effectiveness of Masking Microdata with Mixtures of Multivariate Normal Distributions - Sam Hawala (2002)

Determining Proper Confidentiality for Multiple Time of Day Reports - Rich Allen (2002)

Assessing Disclosure Protection for A SOI Public Use File - Marianne Winglee, Richard Valliant, Jay Clark, Yunhee Lim, Michael Weber, and Michael Strudler (2002)

44. Calibration and Other Approaches to Estimation in Sample Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Lawrence R. Ernst, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Maximum Likelihood Estimation for Complex Survey Data - Hee-Choon Shin (2002)

A Practical Use for Instrumental-Variable Calibration - Phillip S. Kott (2002)

Redesign of Current Population Survey Composite Weighting - Edwin L. Robison, Martha Duff, Brandon Schneider, and Harland Shoemaker (2002)

Redesign of Current Population Survey Raking to Control Totals - Edwin L. Robison, Martha Duff, Brandon Schneider, and Harland Shoemaker (2002)

45. Cost and Productivity Measures
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Ward Kay, National Institute of Health

Costs, Prices, and Mark-up Indicators in the Italian National Accounts System - Filippo Moauro and Roberta Piergiovanni (2002)

Accounting for Business Births and Deaths in CES: Bias vs. Net Birth/Death Modeling - Jurgen Kropf, Sharon Strifas, and Monica Traetow (2002)

Assessing the Accuracy of the Median in a Stratified Double Stage Cluster Sample by Means of a Nonparametric Confidence Interval: Application to the Swiss Earnings Structure Survey - Monique Graf (2002)

Evaluating the BLS Labor Force Projections to 2000 - Howard N. Fullerton, Jr. (2002)

Using EEO-1 Data to Examine Gender-Based Occupation Segregation by Industry - Bliss Cartwright and Patrick Ronald Edwards (2002)

46. Improving Response to Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Melissa Matzke, Unilever Research US

A New Multinomial Distribution Approach To a Quantitative Randomized Response Technique - Jong-Min Kim and William Warde (2002)

Questionnaire Biases of Illicit Drug Use Survey Estimates the Depend on Reports of Close Friends - Monroe G. Sirken (2002)

The Political Economy of Privacy Among Special Populations: The Power Factor - Melinda Crowley (2002)

The Impact of Prompting on Response Rates: Experience with Touchtone Reporting in the CES Program - Richard Rosen, Ralf Hertwig, and Tony Gomes (2002)

47. Telephone Coverage and Random Digit Dialing (RDD)
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Brenda G. Cox, RoperASW

The Changes and Trends in Telephone Household Coverage - Sun-Woong Kim and James M. Lepkowski (2002)

Weighting for Nontelephone Households in the 2001 California Health Interview Survey - Ismael Flores-Cervantes, J. Michael Brick, Michael E. Jones, Charles DiSogra, and Wei Yen (2002)

Sampling Race and Ethnic Groups in RDD Surveys - W. Sherman Edwards, J. Michael Brick, Ismael Flores-Cervantes, Charles DiSogra, and Wei Yen (2002)

Resolvability, Screening and Response Models in RDD Surveys: Utilizing Genesys Telephone-Exchange Data - Ronghua (Cathy) Lu, John Hall, and Stephen Williams (2002)

48. Model-Assisted and Design-Based Sampling Approaches In Sampling of Natural Resources
Organizer: Loveday L. Conquest, National Research Center for Statistics and the Environment/University of Washington
Chair: Loveday L. Conquest, National Research Center for Statistics and the Environment/University of Washington

49. A.C.E. Evaluations
Organizer: Rita Petroni, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Rita Petroni, U.S. Census Bureau

Conditioning of Census 2000 Data Collected in Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Block Clusters - Katie Bench and Anne T. Kearney (2002)

Matching Error in the 2000 Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation - Susanne L. Bean (2002)

Alternatives of the A.C.E. Missing Data Evaluation - Anne T. Kearney, Donald H. Keathley, Thomas R. Belin, and Rita J. Petroni (2002)

Analysis of the Missing Data Alternatives for the 2000 A.C.E. - Don Keathley, Tom Belin, William Bell, Anne Kearney, and Rita Petroni (2002)

Loss Function Adjustment Accounting for Synthetic Bias to Evaluate Coverage Measurement for Census 2000 - Richard Griffin (2002)

50. Stratification, Area Sampling and Burden
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Arnold P. Reznek, U.S. Census Bureau

Evaluation of a Two-Phase Approach to Segment Selection for Area Probability Samples Late in a Decade - Leyla Mohadjer, Jill Montaquila, and Erica Sherris (2002)

Estimating Potato Area Using Aerial Surveillance - Chantal Belley, Wesley Yung, and Richard Dobbins (2002)

Studies in Multivariate Stratification: Similarity Analysis vs. Friedman-Rubin - David J. Fitch and Roberto Molina-Cruz (2002)

Permanent Random Number Technique to Minimize Response Burden in Repeated Surveys - Darryl Creel, Don Jang, Daniel Kasprzyk, and Thomas Williams (2002)

When, Why, and How to Develop Widely Used Standard Software for Area Sampling - Thomas Krenzke and James Green (2002)

Developing Primary Sampling Unit (PSU) Formation Software - James L. Green, Sadeq Chowdhury, and Thomas Krenzke (2002)

51. Surveys of Schools and Education
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Karol Krotki, NuStats

Sample Design and Estimation Procedures for the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education Elementary and Secondary Compliance Reports - Joseph Croos, Adam Chu, and Peter McCabe (2002)

Improving the Coverage of Private Elementary-Secondary Schools - Toni M. Warner, Betty J. Jackson, Courtney L. Daniels, and Nancy R. Johnson (2002)

Developing A Model For Nonresponse Bias Analysis - Maxime Bokossa, Sameena Salvucci, Dhirendra Ghosh, Marilyn McMillen, Steven Kaufman, and Daniel Kasprzyk (2002)

Charter Schools' Status in the 1999-2000 Schools and Staffing Surveys - Randall Parmer, Betty Jackson, Kerry Gruber, and Greg Strizek (2002)

Statistical Power Analysis for NAEP Combined National and State Samples - Jiahe Qian, Bruce Kaplan, Vincent Weng, and Lloyd Hicks (2002)

Design Effects in School Surveys - William H. Robb and Ronaldo Iachan (2002)

52. Issues in Statistical Disclosure II
Organizer: Jay Casselberry, U.S. Department of Energy; Virginia A. de Wolf, National Academy of Sciences
Chair: S. Lynne Stokes, Southern Methodist University

Software for Tabular Data Protection - Joe Fred Gonzalez, Jr. and Lawrence H. Cox (2002)

Optimization Models and Programs for Cell Suppression in Statistical Tables - Paul B. Massell (2002)

53. Race and Ethnicity in 2000: Results from Census 2000 and the Census Supplementary Survey
Organizer: Deborah Harner Griffin, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Brian A. Harris-Kojetin, Office of Management and Budget

Overview of Results of New Race and Hispanic Origin Questions in Census 2000 - Jorge del Pinal, Elizabeth Martin, Claudette Bennett, and Art Cresce (2002)

Race and Hispanic Origin Data: A Comparison of Results from the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey and Census 2000 - Claudette E. Bennett and Deborah H. Griffin (2002)

How Consistent is Race Reporting Between the Census and the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey? - David A. Raglin and Theresa F. Leslie (2002)

Interviewers' Reported Behaviors in Collecting Race and Hispanic Origin Data - Laurie Schwede, Theresa F. Leslie, and Deborah H. Griffin (2002)

54. Sample Concerns for Telephone Surveys
Organizer: Roberta L. Sangster, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
Chair: William Mockovak, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

55. Labor Force Characteristics and Measurement Issues
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Alan H. Dorfman, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Modeling the Dynamics of the Nonmetro Distribution of Wage and Salary Income as a Function of its Mean - John Angle (2002)

A Note on the Effects of Extreme Price Values on Price Indexes - Janice Lent (2002)

Comparison of Variance Estimation Techniques for a Price Index with Dependent Weights - Richard W. Toftness (2002)

56. Small Area Estimation
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Hee-Choon Shin, Temple University

Small Area Estimation for the Medical Expenditure Panel Survey - Insurance Component (MEPS - IC) - Steven Riesz and John Sommers (2002)

Nonlinear Mixed Effects Cross-Sectional and Time Series Models for Unemployment Rate Estimation - Yong You, Edward Chen, and Jack Gambino (2002)

A Hierarchical Bayes Generalization of the Fay-Herriot Method to Unit Level Nonlinear Mixed Models for Small Area Estimation - A.C. Singh, R.E. Folsom, and A.K. Vaish (2002)

Comparing Alternative Models for Using Decennial Census Data in SAIPE State Poverty Estimates - Elizabeth T. Huang and William R. Bell (2002)

Reweighting a National Database to Improve the Accuracy of State Estimates - Allen L. Schirm and Alan M. Zaslavsky (2002)

Small Area Estimation Under a Restriction - Junyuan Wang and Wayne A. Fuller (2002)

57. The American Community Survey: Sampling, Estimation, and Data Quality Issues
Organizer: Alfredo Navarro, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Charles Alexander, U.S. Census Bureau

Alternative Oversampling Options for Low Mail Response Areas in the American Community Survey - Anthony Tersine and Mark Asiala (2002)

Coverage and Completeness in the Census 2000 Supplementary Survey - Michael Starsinic and Keith Albright (2002)

Effect of Housing Unit Controls on Survey Estimates - Keith Albright (2002)

58. Data Collection Issues
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Nancy Bates, U.S. Census Bureau

Statistics from Group Quarters Enumeration - Kimball Jonas (2002)

Conducting the Decennial Census on the Navajo Indian Reservation 1990 and 2000 - William wayne Hatcher, Jr. (2002)

Using Internet-based Surveys to Measure Customer Satisfaction - Sameena Salvucci, Albert Parker, Stephen Wenck, Samuel Peng, and Arnold Goldstein (2002)

A Comparison of Job Openings Surveys: Concepts and Survey Design - Kelly A. Clark and Mary Anne Phillips (2002)

Automated Data Collection Strategies for the Covered Employment and Wages (CEW) Program - Michael A. Searson (2002)

New Data Collections Using Touchtone Data Entry - Sudarshan Jakhu and E. Mark Sauer (2002)

59. Design Effects, Variances, and Power Curves in Sample Surveys
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Ronaldo Iachan, ORC Macro

Using the Bootstrap in a Two-Stage Nested Complex Sample Design - Steven Kaufman (2002)

Decomposing Design Effects - Thanh Le, J. Michael Brick, and Graham Kalton (2002)

Decomposing Design Effects for Stratified Sampling - Jun Liu, Vince Iannacchione, and Margie Byron (2002)

Evaluation of Inferential Performance Through Confidence Bounds for Power Curves - Amang S. Sukasih and John L. Eltinge (2002)

60. Seasonal Adjustment
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Amit Sen, University of Missouri, Rolla

Smoothing Seasonally Adjusted Time Series - Estela Bee Dagum and Alessandra Luati (2002)

Concurrent Seasonal Adjustment for Industry Employment Statistics - Jurgen Kropf, Christopher Manning, Kirk Mueller, and Stuart Scott (2002)

Estimated Variance of Seasonally Adjusted Series - William P. Cleveland (2002)

Intraday Stock Return Distribution for Black-Scholes Option Pricing - Daniel W. Tsang and Tak David Cheung (2002)

Contributed Posters

Practical Methods for Electric Power Survey Data - James R. Knaub, Jr. (2002)

Design Effect Variation for Estimates Derived from the MEPS (1996-1998) - William Yu (2002)

Editing the 2001 Survey of Consumer Finances - Ryan Bledsoe and Gerhard Fries (2002)

Area Sampling for Post-secondary Institutions - Ronaldo Iachan, Pedro Saavedra, and Stephen Kauffman (2002)

A Refined LARDD Design in the PR Telephone Point of Purchase Survey - Sonia Balet, Charles Mason, and Carlos Toro Vizcarrondo (2002)

Papers Presented at the 57th Annual Conference of the American Association for Public Opinion Research
& World Association for Public Opinion Research
May 14-19, 2002
St. Pete Beach, Florida

Improving Field Interviewer Performance: The Effects of Shadowing - Kristina Ahlen, Tim Flanigan, and Celia Eicheldinger (2002)

Measuring HIV/STD Risk in Populations: Results of a Pilot Telephone Survey Conducted in 2 states in 2001 - John E. Anderson, Sheila Knight, and Ronald Fichtner (2002)

Surveying Teens: Issues Related to Data Collection in Substance Abuse Surveys - Trent Buskirk, Jennifer Joseph, and Karen Nylund (2002)

Applying AAPOR's Final Disposition Codes and Outcome Rates to the 2000 Utah College's Exit Poll - Melaney Slater and Howard Christensen (2002)

Assessing Respondents' Need for Clarification in Web Surveys Using Age-Based User Modeling - Tania F. Coiner, Michael F. Schober, Frederick G. Conrad, and Patrick Ehlen (2002)

How Does Proxy Acquisition and Expertise Influence Survey Reports? - Monica L. Dashen (2002)

What Does It Really Mean to Be User-Friendly When Designing an Expenditure Survey? - Jeanette Davis, Linda Stinson, and Nhien To (2002)

Computer Assisted Pretesting of Telephone Interview Questionnaires (CATIQ) - Marc Deutschmann, Frank Faulbaum, and Martin Kleudgen (2002)

Nonresponse Bias in the Consumer Expenditure Quarterly Survey - John Dixon (2002)

AAPOR Roundtable: Improving Income Measurement - Pat Doyle (2002)

A Comparison of Two Behavior Coding Systems for Pretesting Questionnaires - W. Sherman Edwards, Vasudha Narayanan, Stephanie Fry, Joseph A. Catania, and Lance M. Pollack (2002)

Using On-Site Coordinators to Encourage Physician Response to a Mail Survey - Patricia M. Gallagher and Carol A. Cosenza (2002)

Does This Question Work? Evaluating Cognitive Interview Results Using Respondent Debriefing Questions - Kristen A. Hughes and Theresa J. DeMaio (2002)

Respondent Debriefings of Mail Surveys: Real People in the Real World - Matthew Jans and Carol Cosenza (2002)

Use of Web-Based Data Collection to Supplement and Improve Mail Survey Response Rates - Randall Keesling (2002)

Telephone Household Non-Coverage and Mobile Telephones - Sun Woong Kim and James M. Lepkowski (2002)

Tiered Incentive Payments: Getting the Most Bang for Your Buck - Martha D. Kovac and Jason Markesich (2002)

Understanding the Effects of Interviewer Behavior on the Collection of Race Data - Theresa Leslie, David Raglin, and Laurie Schwede (2002)

A Test of Responsive Virtual Human Technology as an Interviewer Skills Training Tool - Michael W. Link, Polly P. Armsby, Robert Hubal, and Curry I. Guinn (2002)

Mode Effects in Web Surveys - Katja Lozar Manfreda and Vasja Vehovar (2002)

Participation in Telephone Pre-Recruited Web Surveys - Katja Lozar Manfreda, Silvia Biffignandi, Monica Pratesi, and Vasja Vehovar (2002)

The Impact of Interviewer Characteristics on Survey Participation Findings from NSCAW - Frank J. Mierzwa, Rob McCracken, Russ Vandermaas-Peeler, and Christine D. Tronnier (2002)

Bayesian Estimation of a Proportion Under Nonignorable Nonresponse - Balgobin Nandram and Jai Won Choi (2002)

Traditional and Enhanced Field Listing for Probability Sampling - Colm O'Muircheartaigh, Stephanie Eckman, and Charlene Weiss (2002)

Does a Familiar Face Increase Response? Using Consistent Interviewer Assignments Over Multiple Survey Contacts - Kathleen Ott (2002)

Neighborhood Effects on Drug Reporting - Jerome Richardson, Michael Fendrich, and Timothy P. Johnson (2002)

Size of Incentive Effects in a Longitudinal Study - Willard Rodgers (2002)

Effects on Survey Estimates From Reducing Nonresponse - Adam Safir, Rebecca Steinbach, Timothy Triplett, and Kevin Wang (2002)

An Experiment Comparing Computer-Assisted and Paper Modes of Data Collection for the Short Form in Census 2000 - Sid J. Schneider, David Cantor, Lawrence Malakhoff, Carlos Arieira, Paul Segel, Luu Nguyen, and Jennifer Guarino (2002)

The American Time Use Survey: Test of Coding Procedures and Lexicon - Sid Schneider, Jennifer Crafts, David Cantor, Tina Shelley, Diane Herz, and Lisa Schwartz (2002)

Separating Interviewer and Sampling-Point Effects - Rainer Schnell and Frauke Kreuter (2002)

Printing a Toll-Free Number on Survey Mailings to Reassure Apprehensive Respondents - Martha Stapleton Kudela, W. Sherman Edwards, Barbara Crawley, and Lori Teichman (2002)

Designing Questions for a Multi-Mode Survey of Health Plan Members - Vickie L. Stringfellow and Floyd J. Fowler, Jr. (2002)

Proceedings of the Survey Research Methods Section, American Statistical Association (2001)

Invited Papers by Topic

1. Automated Model Building Techniques
Organizer: David Judkins, Westat, Inc.
Chair: David Judkins, Westat, Inc.

Experiments with MART, An Automated Model Building in Survey Research: Applications to the National Survey of Parents and Youths - Paul Zador, David Judkins, and Barnali Das (2001)

2. Seymour Sudman Memorial Session: Issues in Sample Design and Response Effects
Organizer: Johnny Blair, University of Maryland
Chair: Geeta Menon, New York University

Practical Methods for Sampling Rare and Mobile Populations - Graham Kalton (2001)

Discussion of Papers At ASA Memorial Session for Seymour Sudman - Monroe Sirken (2001)

3. The Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 1998-99
Organizer: Jerry West, National Center for Education Statistics
Chair: Jerry West, National Center for Education Statistics

Analysis of Potential Nonresponse Bias - J. Michael Brick and Jonaki Bose (2001)

The Effect of Some Design and Estimation Issues on the Variance Estimates of the Employment Cost Index - Steven P. Paben (2001)

The Effectiveness of the Durbin Selection Method for Variance Reduction - Thanh Lê, Ismael Flores-Cervantes, John Burke, and J. Michael Brick (2001)

4. Census 2000-Population Coverage
Organizer: Carolee Bush, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: John Thompson, U.S. Census Bureau

Findings from the Census 2000 Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation - Howard Hogan and David C. Whitford (2001)

Initial Assessment of the Census 2000 Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Survey - Donna Kostanich, Rajendra Singh, and Howard Hogan (2001)

5. Household Survey Nonresponse
Organizer: Nancy Bates, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Nancy Bates, U.S. Census Bureau

A Comparison of Characteristics Between Late/Difficult and Non-Late/Difficult Interviews in the National Health Interview Survey - Pei-Lu Chiu, Howard Riddick, and Ann M. Hardy (2001)

The Hard-to-Interview in the American Community Survey - Gregg Diffendal (2001)

Relationship Between Household Nonresponse, Demographics, and Unemployment Rate in the Current Population Survey - John Dixon (2001)

The Use of Targeted Incentives to Reluctant Respondents on Response Rates and Data Quality - Ward R. Kay (2001)

6. New Theoretical Advances in Dual and Triple System Estimation
Organizer: Jana Asher, Carnegie Mellon University
Chair: David Hubble, U.S. Census Bureau

7. Census 2000-Decision on Release of Statistically Corrected Redistricting Data
Organizer: Carolee Bush, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: William Barron, Jr., U.S. Bureau of the Census

8. Measurement Error in Survey Data: Modeling and Estimation
Organizer: Christopher Bollinger, University of Kentucky
Chair: Christopher Bollinger, University of Kentucky

9. Generalized Survey Processing Systems and Generalized Modules--The Way of the Future?
Organizer: Paula Weir, Energy Information Administration
Chair: Paula Weir, Energy Information Administration

Are Generalized Systems the Way of the Future: A Case Study on the Standard Economic Processing System (StEPS) - Shirin Ahmed and Deborah Tasky (2001)

Generalized Census and Survey Processing System at the National Agricultural Statistics Service - Carol House (2001)

Generalized Survey Processing Systems and Generalized Modules--The Way of the Future? - Tim Gabel, Joe Nofziger, and Kathy Mason (2001)

Generalized Survey Processing Systems: The Canadian Perspective - Robert Kozak, Claude Poirier, and John Kovar (2001)

10. American Community Survey Planning
Organizer: Alan Tupek, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Preston Waite, U.S. Census Bureau

11. Survey Methods and Results in Studies of Lesbian and Gay Male Populations
Organizer: Lillian Lin, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Brad Edwards, Westat
Chair: Brad Edwards, Westat

A Needs Assessment Study of LBT Women: The Relationship Between Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Health-Seeking Behaviors, and Perceived Quality of Care Issues - Sylvia Kay Fisher, Margo Michaels, and Ellen Kahn (2001)

Understanding Survey Sample Demographic Characteristics of Men who have Sex with Men - Joseph A. Catania, Jesse Canchola, Lance Pollack, and Jason Chang (2001)

Venue-based Sampling of Young Men who have Sex with Men - Lillian S. Lin, Melissa Cribbin, Ann Stueve, Wesley L. Ford, Robin L. Miller, Philip J. Smith, Farzana B. Muhib, and the Community Intervention Trial for Youth (CITY) Project Team (2001)

Contributed Papers by Topic

1. Model Misspecification, Missing Data and Measurement Error
Organizer: Mari Palta, University of Wisconsin- Madison
Chair: Sin-Ho Jung, Indiana University School of Medicine

2. Teaching Data Mining
Organizer: John Walker, Data Description, Inc.
Chair: Richard De Veaux, Williams College

3. Variance Estimation I
Organizer: n/a
Chair: Meena Khare, National Center for Health Statistics

Analysis of the Current Population Survey State Level Variance Estimates - Khandaker A. Mansur and Richard R. Griffiths (2001)

Current Population Survey Sampling Error Autocorrelations - Richard Griffiths and Khandaker Mansur (2001)

Estimating Variance in the National Compensation Survey, Using Balanced Repeated Replication - Christopher Guciardo (2001)

A New Model for Estimating the Variance under Systematic Sampling - Steven Kaufman (2001)

4. Error Properties of the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation
Organizer: Danny Childers, U.S. Census Bureau
Chair: Donna Kostanich, U.S. Census Bureau

Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Persons Not Matched in Census 2000 - Glenn Wolfgang, Peter P. Davis, and Phawn Stallone (2001)

Census 2000 E-Sample Erroneous Enumerations - Roxanne Feldpausch (2001)

Modeling Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation Non-matches in the Census 2000 - Michael Beaghen, Roxanne Feldpausch, and Rosemary Byrne (2001)

Person Record Duplication in the 2000 Decennial Census - John Jones and Roxanne Feldpausch (2001)

Unresolved Status in the Accuracy and Coverage Evaluation - Xijian Liu, John Jones, and Roxanne Feldpausch (2001)

5. Replicated Experiments on Survey Measurement and Nonresponse Issues
Organizer: Don Dillman, Washington State University
Chair: Jean Opsomer, Iowa State University

The Effects of Multiple Specific Items on General Questions: Results from Surveys in Five States - Frederick O. Lorenz, John Saltiel, Rob Robertson, and Virginia Lesser (2001)

Personalization of Mail Surveys on General Public and Other Populations: Results from Nine Experiments - Don Dillman, Virginia Lesser, Bob Mason, John Carlson, Fern Willits, Rob Robertson, and Bryan Burke (2001)

Quantifying the Influence of Incentives on Mail Survey Response Rates and Their Effects on Nonresponse Error - Virginia Lesser, Don A. Dillman, John Carlson, Frederick Lorenz, Robert Mason, and Fern Willits (2001)

The Effects of Numerical Labels on Response Scales - Roberta L. Sangster, Fern K. Willits, John Saltiel, Fred O. Lorenz, and Todd H. Rockwood (2001)

6. Monte Carlo Methods for Bayesian Models and Maximum Likelihood
Organizer: Doug Nychka