Social Statistics Section
The Social Statistics Section seeks to advance research in social statistics, both in areas which involve
the use of methods that involve statistical inquiry, and in those which involve the use of statistical data
and the development of statistical measurement. The section also plans for the active participation of
the affairs of the American Statistical Association by those interested in these matters and for
representation of activities in the major field in the program of the ASA.
- 2013 JSM SOCIAL STATISTICS SECTION ROUNDTABLE DISCUSSIONS: CALL FOR PROPOSALS
This is an invitation to the Social Statistics Section (SSS) membership to submit ideas for roundtable discussions
at next year’s JSM in Montreal, Quebec August 3-8, 2013. The SSS plans to schedule about 5-10 such discussions
which can focus on a specific survey, a new or interesting survey methodology, a statistical technique, or any
such relevant survey research topic.
The deadline for planning Speaker and Roundtables for the 2013 JSM is February 4, 2013. Each presenter needs to
submit an abstract through the online abstract system from December 3, 2012 through February 4, 2013. The
abstract should be a short (2-3 sentence) description of the luncheon. This information will be edited
for inclusion in registration materials. Members will make their decisions on whether to attend based on this
A.M. Roundtable Discussions are held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 7:00 – 8:15 am. Speakers with Lunch and P.M.
Roundtable Discussions are held Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, 12:30 – 1:50 p.m.
Please share your ideas with the 2013 SSS Program Chair Elect Michael Sinclair
2013 SSS Program Chair Deborah Griffin