Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology
2018 Research and Policy Conference

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
(Concourse)

8:30 - 8:40 a.m.
Welcoming Remarks
Location: Rooms 146A and 146B and 146C

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PLENARY SESSION 1

Location: Rooms 146A and 146B and 146C
Keynote Speech:
Combining Data and Crime

Keynote Speaker:
Sharon Lohr
(Professor Emerita at Arizona
State University)
Plenary-1_Lohr_FCSM2018.pdf acrobat (37 MB)








 

 



Back to TopWEDNESDAY, MARCH 7

10:00 - 11:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION A-1
Advances in Web Scraping for Federal Statistics


Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer: Linda J. Young (National Agricultural
Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Paul Scanlon (National
Center for Health Statistics)

Web-scraping & Similar Tools to Capture Information for BLS Uses acrobat (0.0 MB)
David Friedman (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
William Thompson (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

SABLE: Tools for Web Crawling, Web Scraping, and Text Classification acrobat (63.0 MB)
Brian Dumbacher (U.S. Census Bureau), Lisa Kaili
Diamond (U.S. Census Bureau)

Evaluating the Use of Web-Scraped List Frames to Assess Undercoverage in Surveys acrobat (0.0 MB)
Linda J. Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Seizing Opportunities and Preserving Principles acrobat (29.0 MB)
Bob Sivinski (OMB)

Museum Frame Development – A Universe is Comprised of Many Worlds acrobat (00.0 MB)
Lisa M. Frehill (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Jason Enos (Institute of Museum and Library Services)
Matthew Birnbaum (Institute of Museum and Library Services)


CONCURRENT SESSION A-2:
Does Survey Response Change Respondent Behavior?

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer and Chair: Alice Yu (Bureau of Labor
Statistics)

Speeders and Sloths: The Effects of Respondent Timing on Web Survey Data Quality acrobat (15.0 MB)
Michael Planty (RTI International)
Lynn Langton(Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Marcus Berzofsky (RTI International)
Christopher Krebs (RTI International)
Christine Lindquist (RTI International)

Response Burden and Bias in the First National Food Acquisition and Purchase Survey (FoodAPS-1): An Empirical Analysis Based on Respondent Feedback Surveyacrobat (30.2 MB)
Xingyou Zhang (Economic Research Service)
John Kirlin (Economic Research Service)
Mark Denbaly (Economic Research Service)
Elizabeth Larimore (Economic Research Service)

Changes in Interview Length over a Data Collection Period: Interviewer Learning or Shifting Respondent Characteristics? acrobat (15.0 MB)
James Dahlhamer (National Center for Health Statistics)
Aaron Maitland (National Center for Health Statistics)
Stephanie Coffey (U.S. Census Bureau)

Smart Math Saves Time and Improves Communication acrobat (106.0 MB)
Laura Nielsen, Ph.D. (Environmental Protection Agency),
Susan Day (Eastern Research Group)


CONCURRENT SESSION A-3:
New Findings on Wealth of U.S. Households

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer: Jonathan Eggleston (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Irena Dushi (Social Security Administration)

Economic Experiences of Disadvantaged Families in the Great Recession and its Aftermath
Lisa Dettling (Federal Reserve Board)
Joanne Hsu (Federal Reserve Board)

A Better Asset and Debt Data Infrastructure for an Ethnically Plural America
William Darity Jr (Duke University)
Darrick Hamilton (The New School)

Retirement Adequacy and Wealth Distribution Among Early Savers
Alice Henriques (Federal Reserve Board)
Lindsay Jacobs (Federal Reserve Board)
Elizabeth Llanes (Federal Reserve Board)
Kevin Moore (Federal Reserve Board)
Jeffrey Thompson (Federal Reserve Board)

Evaluating Wealth Data in the Redesigned 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participationacrobat (57.0 MB)
Jonathan S. Eggleston (U.S. Census Bureau)
Michael Gideon (Amazon)

Discussant: Howard Iams (Social Security Administration)
A-3_Discussant.pdf acrobat (12.0 MB)


10:00–11:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION A-4
Non-Probability Sampling and Estimation

Location: Rooms 145AB
Organizer: Jill A. Dever (RTI International)
Session Chair: David Kashihara (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Redirected Inbound Call Sampling (RICS) – An Example of Fit for Purpose Non– Probability Sample Design
Burton Levine (RTI International)
Karol Krotki (RTI International)

Benchmark Assessment of Respondent Driven Sampling Data for Foreign-Born Korean Americans acrobat (50.2 MB)
Sunghee Lee (University of Michigan)
Sooin Lee (Mathematica Policy Research)
Michael Elliott (University of Michigan)
Z. Tuba Suzer Gurtekin (University of Michigan)

Comparing Alternatives for Estimation from Nonprobability Samples acrobat (15.0 MB)
Richard Valliant (Universities of Michigan – Maryland)

Combining Probability and Nonprobability Samples to Form Efficient Hybrid Estimates acrobat (52.7 MB)
Jill A. Dever (RTI International)

Discussant: Courtney Kennedy (Pew Research Center)
A-4KennedyDISCUSSION WEDSession A-4_1000- 1145am.pdf acrobat (35.0 MB)


10:00 –11:45 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION A-5
Transparent Quality Reporting ifn the Integration of Multiple Data Sources


Location:Rooms: 147AB
Organizer: John Eltinge (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Mary Bohman (Economic Research Service)
Session Chair Introduction acrobat (151.0 MB)

Overview of Transparent Quality Reportingacrobat (440.0 MB)
John L. Eltinge (U.S. Census Bureau)

Quality of Input Data acrobat (82.0 MB)
Mark Prell (Economic Research Service)

Quality of Data Processing acrobat (17.0 MB)
Joseph Schafer (U.S. Census Bureau)

Quality of Output Statistical Products and Services acrobat (24.0 MB)
Jennifer Parker (National Center for Health Statistics)


1:15 – 3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION B–1
Advances in Web Probing

Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer and Session Chair:
Paul Scanlon (National Center for Health Statistics)

An Automated Refusal Conversion Strategy for Web Surveysacrobat (48.0 MB)
Taylor Lewis (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)
Mark Gorsak (U.S. Office of Personnel Management)
Naomi Yount (Westat)

Using Close-Ended Web Probes to Inform the Redesign of the National Healthacrobat (48.0 MB)
Paul Scanlon (National Center for Health Statistics)

The Roles of Typicality, Specificity, and Set Size in Providing Examples for Survey Questions: Evidence from an Online Study Using Self-Administered Comprehension Probes
Erica Yu (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Amy Swallow (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Benefits and Drawbacks of Using Crowdsourcing Techniques for Cognitive Testingacrobat (37.0 MB)
Sarah Cook (RTI International)
Rachel E. Morgan (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Christopher Krebs (RTI International)
Lynn Langton (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Impact of Dependent Interviewing on Consistency of Answers in the American Housing Survey acrobat (78.0 MB)
Katie Gustafson (U.S. Census Bureau)
Evan Brassell (U.S. Census Bureau)


1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION B-2
Topics in Editing and Imputation: Automated Systems, Machine Learning, Hot Deck, Response Propensities, and Edit Reduction

Location: Room 146B
Organizer: Maria Garcia (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Darcy Steeg Morris (U.S. Census Bureau)

Innovative Approaches to Generating National and Regional Estimates of Crime and Arrest with Incomplete Dataacrobat (41.0 MB)
KiDeuk Kim (Urban Institute)
Ashlin Oglesby-Neal
(Urban Institute)
Dean Obermark (Urban Institute)

Evaluating Hot Deck with Propensity Matching for the Advance Monthly Retail Trade Survey (MARTS) acrobat (55.0 MB)
Katherine Jenny Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau)
Laura Bechtel (U.S. Census Bureau)
Nicole Czaplicki (U.S. Census Bureau)

Assessing the Automated Imputation of Missing and Erroneous Survey Data: A Simulation-Based Approachacrobat (15.0 MB)
Larkin Terrie (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Edit Reduction Research in the U.S. Census Bureau’s Economic Directorate acrobat (15.0 MB)
Lisa Kaili Diamond (U.S. Census Bureau)
Brian Dumbacher (U.S. Census Bureau)


1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION B-3
Measuring and Imputing Incomes

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer: Mark Klee (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Janine McFadden (Bureau of Transportation Statistics)

Household Incomes in Tax Data: Using Addresses to Move from Tax Unit to Household Income Distributions acrobat (28.0 MB) Jeff Larrimore (Federal Reserve Board)
Jacob Mortenson (Joint Committee on Taxation)
David Splinter (Joint Committee on Taxation)

Calculating a Supplemental Poverty Measure in the Survey of Income and Program Participation acrobat (50.0 MB)
Ashley Edwards (U.S. Census Bureau), Liana Fox

Improving Earnings Imputations in the Survey of Income and Program Participation Gary Benedetto
(U.S. Census Bureau)
Rebecca Chenevert (U.S. Census Bureau)
Jonathan Eggleston (U.S. Census Bureau)
Mark Klee (U.S.Census Bureau)
Joanna Motro (U.S. Census Bureau)
Robert Munk (U.S. Census Bureau)

Are Bracket Responses Accurate? Using IRS W-2 Records to Design Earnings Edits for the Redesigned CPS ASEC
C. Adam Bee (U.S. Census Bureau)
Discussant: John Czajka (Mathematica Policy Research)


1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION
B-4 Innovations in Sample Design

Location:Rooms 145AB
Organizer: David Kashihara (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Session Chair: Matthew Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau)

Sampling Design and Variance Estimation for the National Survey of WIC Participants, Wave 3 acrobat (15.0 MB)
Stanislav Kolenikov (Abt Associates)
David Judkins (Abt Associates)

Implications of Repeated Sampling in a Crime Survey acrobat (30.0 MB)
Mike Brick (Westat)
Grace Kena (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Pam Broene (Westat)

Assessing How Well Students in Economics Experiments Model Decision-Making for Non- Student Populations acrobat (25.0 MB)
Stephanie Rosch (Economic Research Service)
Jacob Fooks (Economic Research Service)
Daniel Hellerstein (Economic Research Service)
Lori Lynch(Economic Research Service)
Kent Messer(University of Delaware)
Sharon Raszap Skorbiansky (Economic Research Service)
CollinWeigel (Johns Hopkins University)
Eliana Zeballos (Economic Research Service)

Using Social Media for a Probability Sample: Is It Possible? acrobat (25.0 MB)
Marcus Berzofsky (RTI International)
Tasseli McKay (RTI International)
Patrick Hsieh (RTI International)
Rob Chew (RTI International)
Katie Grimes (RTI International)
Amanda Smith (RTI International)
Natasha Latzman (RTI International)
Marni Kan (RTI International)
Mindy Stahl (RTI International)

Comparing Random and Nonrandom Samples Using Model-Implied Randomization acrobat (61.0 MB)
Vladislav Beresovsky (National Center for Health Statistics)


1:15 - 3:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION B-5
Successful Approaches to Developing Data Science Capabilities in Organizations

Location: Rooms 147AB
Organizer and Chair: Brian Moyer (Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Moderator: Sally Thompson (Deputy Director, Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Panelists:
Practical Implementations of Data Science in the Public Sector
Jeff Chen (Chief Innovation Officer, Bureau of Economic Analysis)

Preparing the Federal Statistical Workforce for Business Transformation
Ron Prevost (Senior Statistician for Data Integration, U.S. Census Bureau)

Tools & Technology for Embracing Data Science
Robin Thottungal (Chief Data Scientist, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency)

Economics and Data Science at Hiring Lab Martha Gimbel
(Research Director, Indeed.com Hiring Lab)


3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION C-1
Contact Strategies

Location:Rooms 146A
Organizer and Chair: Jennifer Beck (National Science Foundation)

Effect of Contact Strategy on Response Mode Selection acrobat (80.0 MB)
Yuliya Romanyuk (Statistics Canada)
Cilanne Boulet (Statistics Canada)

Topic Interest in Voting Surveys: Experimental Evidence Colin MacFarlane (Fors Marsh Group)
Carl Turner (Fors Marsh Group)
Jonathan Mendelson (Fors Marsh Group)
Krysha Gregorowicz (Fors Marsh Group)

Adaptive Designs - Tailoring of Contact Materials to Increase Survey Participation Comparing Random and Nonrandom Samples Using Model-Implied Randomization acrobat (20.0 MB)
Adaptive Designs - Tailoring of Contact Materials to Increase Survey Participation

Rebecca J. Powell (RTI International),
Antje Kirchner (RTI International),
Emilia Peytcheva (RTI International)

If We Boost It, Will They Come?: Evaluating Efforts to Promote Web Completion in a Multi-Mode National Establishment Survey Comparing Random and Nonrandom Samples Using Model-Implied Randomization acrobat (440.0 MB)
Lauren Harris-Kojetin (National Center for Health Statistics)
Christine Caffrey (National Center for Health Statistics)
Melissa Hobbs (RTI International)
Angela Greene (RTI International)
Manisha Sengupta (National Center for Health Statistics)

Reducing Collection Effort While Maintaining Data Quality in Business Surveys Comparing Random and Nonrandom Samples Using Model-Implied Randomization acrobat (20.0 MB)
Jessica Andrews (Statistics Canada)
Pierre Daoust (Statistics Canada)
Matei Mireuta (Statistics Canada)


3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION C-2
Applications of Artificial Intelligence and Text Analysis in Federal Statistics

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer and Chair: Paul Scanlon (National Center for Health Statistics)

A Mixed-Methods Impact Analysis of Financial Regulations on the Banking Industry
Ricky Rambharat (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Douglas Robertson (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Roger Tufts (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Desiree Schaan (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Eugene Floyd (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Bianca Werner (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)
Richard Moylan (Office of the Comptroller of the Currency)

Coding Verbatim Responses Using an Auto-coding Program Based on a Two-step Matching Process: National Hospital Ambulatory Medical Care Survey Emergency Department Data, 2015 acrobat (440.0 MB)
Akintunde Akinseye (National Center for Health Statistics)
Brian W. Ward (National Center for Health Statistics)

Comparison of Machine Learning Algorithms to Build a Predictive Model for Classification of Survey Write-in Responses acrobat (44.0 MB)

Using Machine Learning Techniques to Interpret Open-ended Responses in Web Surveys acrobat (440.0 MB)
Laura Wronski (SurveyMonkey)


3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION C-3
Supplemental Poverty Measures

Location:Rooms 146C
Organizer and Chair: Erik Scherpf (Economic Research Service)
Session Chair: Trudi Renwick (U.S. Census Bureau)

Moving to the Median: The Case for Changing the Range of Expenditures Underlying SPM Thresholds acrobat (75.0 MB)
Liana Fox (U.S. Census Bureau),
Thesia I. Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Controlling for Prices before Estimating SPM Thresholds and the Impact on SPM Poverty Statistics acrobat (147.0 MB)
Thesia I. Garner (Bureau of Labor Statistics),
Juan Munoz (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Enhancing the Supplemental Poverty Measure to Estimate the Impact of Health Insurance Benefits on Poverty acrobat (62.0 MB)
Dahlia K. Remler (Baruch College, CUNY),
Sanders Korenman (Baruch College, CUNY),
Rosemary Hyson (Baruch College, CUNY)

Supplemental Poverty Measure: A Comparison of Geographic Adjustments with Regional Price Parities vs. Median Rents from the American Community Survey: An Update acrobat (15.0 MB)

Trudi Renwick (U.S. Census Bureau),
Bettina Aten (Bureau of Economic Analysis),
Eric Figueroa (Bureau of Economic Analysis),
Discussant: Trudi Renwick (U.S. Census Bureau)


3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION C-4
Small Area Estimation: Applications and Practical Demonstrations

Location: Rooms 145AB
Organizer:Andreea L. Erciulescu (National Institute of Statistical Sciences and National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Valbona Bejleri (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Designing the 2017 Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies to Produce Direct and Indirect Estimates
Leyla Mohadjer (Westat)
Tom Krenzke (Westat)
Jianzhu Li (Westat)
Wendy Van de Kerckhove (Westat)
Lin Li (Westat)

Web-scraping & Benchmarking Options for Model-Based CountyLevel Estimation of Agricultural Cash Rental Rates acrobat (15.0 MB)
Michael Bellow (National Agricultural Statistics Service),
Andreea L. Erciulescu (National Institute of Statistical Sciences and National Agricultural Statistics Service),
Nathan Cruze (National Agricultural Statistics Service),

Small Area Estimation in the Annual Survey of Public Employment and Payroll (U.S. Census Bureau) acrobat (15.0 MB)
Bac Tran (U.S. Census Bureau)

County-Level Estimates of Mortality and Natality Indicators from the National Vital Statistics Systemacrobat (110.0 MB)
Lauren Rossen (National Center for Health Statistics),
Diba Khan (National Center for Health Statistics)

Bayesian State-level Estimates of Diabetes Prevalence in the United States, 2006-2015 acrobat (42.0 MB)
Diba Khan (National Center for Health Statistics)
Rong Wei (National Center for Health Statistics)
Yulei He (National Center for Health Statistics)
Hee-Choo Shin (National Center for Health Statistics)
Donald J Malec (National Center for Health Statistics)


3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION C-5
New Methods to Evaluate Response Error

Location:Rooms: 147AB
Organizer and Session Chair: Erik Scherpf (Economic Research Service)

Measuring Systematic Income Misreporting Heterogeneity Using a Novel Dataset acrobat (70.4 MB)
John L. Eltinge (U.S. Census Bureau) Christian Imboden (University of Oregon)
John Voorheis (U.S. Census Bureau)
Caroline Weber (University of Oregon)

Respondents' Reporting Accuracy of Social Security Benefits and its Implications in the Health and Retirement Study acrobat (15.0 MB)
Irena Dushi (Social Security Administration)
Howard Iams (Social Security Administration)

Using Administrative Records to Evaluate Absolute and Relative Reporting Accuracy in Surveys acrobat (15.0 MB)
Joanne Pascale (U.S. Census Bureau)
Kathleen Call (State Health Access Data Assistance Center)
Angela Fertig (University of Minnesota)
Don Oellerich (Health and Human Services)

Understanding Differences in the Disability Prevalence Across Federal Surveys: Why the 2014 Survey of Income and Program Participation Stands Out acrobat (34.0 MB)
Heide Jackson (U.S. Census Bureau)
Danielle Taylor(U.S. Census Bureau)

Back to TopTHURSDAY, MARCH 8

7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Registration
(Concourse) 8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION D-1
Hierarchical Bayes Small Area Estimation for Domains Defined by Demography, Geography, or Industry

Location: Rooms 146A  
Organizer:Andreea L. Erciulescu (National Institute of Statistical Sciences and National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Session Chair: Don Malec (National Center for Health Statistics)

Small Domain Estimation Using Probability and Non-Probability Survey Dataacrobat (40.0 MB)

On Increasing the Number of County-Level Crop Estimates acrobat (15.0 MB)
Andreea L. Erciulescu (National Institute of Statistical Sciences and USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Nathan Cruze (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Habtamu Benecha USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Valbona Bejleri (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Balgobin Nandram (Worcester Polytechnic Institute)

Small Area Estimation for Measures Related to Tobacco Use and Policies Using the Tobacco Use Supplement to the Current Population Survey acrobat (79.0 MB)
Benmei Liu (National Cancer Institute)
Isaac Dompreh (Census Bureau)

Small Area Co-Modeling of Point Estimates and Their Variances for Domains in the Current Employment Statistics Survey acrobat (65.0 MB)
Julie Gershunskaya (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Terrance Savitsky (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Yulei He (National Center for Health Statistics) Discussant: acrobat (16.0 MB)


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION D-2

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer and Session Chair: Peter Miller (U.S. Census Bureau) acrobat (78.0 MB)

Lessons from Nonresponse Bias Studies Involving Federal Surveys acrobat (24.0 MB)
Elise Christopher (National Center for Education Statistics)
Morgan Earp (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Tala Fakhouri (National Center for Health Statistics)
Steven Frenk (National Center for Health Statistics)
Kathryn Piscopo (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Peter Miller (U.S. Census Bureau)

Nonresponse Bias Indicators and Adjustments Employed in Federal Surveysacrobat (22.0 MB)
Joseph Schafer (U.S. Census Bureau)
Stephanie Coffey (U.S. Census Bureau)
James Dahlhamer (National Center for Health Statistics)
Jeffery Gonzalez (Bureau of Labor Statistics and
Peter Miller (U.S. Census Bureau)

Alternative Indicators of the Risk for Nonresponse Biasacrobat (62.0 MB)
Raphael Nishimura (Abt Associates)
James Wagner (University of Michigan)
Michael Elliott (University of Michigan)

Discussant: Roger Tourangeau (Westat)


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION D-3
Novel Approaches to Using Federal and Local Data

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer:Jessica Graber (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair:Amber Noel (FEMA)

Examining the Utility of Educational Administrative Records for Research and Improving Survey Operations: A Pilot Project at the U.S. Census Bureau acrobat (40.0 MB)
Nikolas Pharris-Ciurej (U.S. Census Bureau)
Quentin Brummet (U.S. Census Bureau)
Thurston Domina (University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill)
Andrew Penner (University of California, Irvine)
Emily Penner (University of California, Irvine) and
Sonya Porter (U.S. Census Bureau)

Leveraging Access to and Use of Department of Defense (DoD) Data: A Case Study of Unraveling Military Attrition Tohrough New Approaches to DoD Data Integration acrobat (294.2 MB)
Josh Goldstein
David Higdon
Sallie Keller
Bianica Pires and
Stephanie Shipp (Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia)

Measuring Innovation in New Ways using Non-Traditional Data Sources acrobat (55.0 MB)
Stephanie Shipp
Sallie Keller
Gizem Korkmaz and
Bianica Pires (Social and Decision Analytics Laboratory, Biocomplexity Institute of Virginia) and
Carol Robbins (National Center for Science and Engineering Statistics, National Science Foundation)

Interdisciplinary Insights for Investigating the Intersection of Race/Color and Social Outcomes among Diverse Hispanics Communities: Implications for Statistical Measurements and Analysis acrobat (52.0 MB)
Howard Hogan PhD (U.S. Census Bureau)
Nancy López PhD (University of New Mexico)
Ruth Enid Zambrana PhD (University of Maryland College Park)

The Role of Opioid Misuse in Child Welfare Caseloads acrobat (89.0 MB)
Robin Ghertner
Annette Waters
Laura Radel
Christopher Jones (all from the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation, HHS)

Discussant: Amber Noel (FEMA)


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION D-4
Current Research for Improving Race and Ethnicity: Federal Data Maintenance; Collection; and Presentation

Location: Rooms 145AB
Organizer and Session Chair:John Thompson (Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics)

Research Examinations within the Federal Statistical System for Improving Federal Race/Ethnicity Dataacrobat (23.0 MB)
Jill McCarroll (National Center for Education Statistics)

Update on Race and Ethnicity Question Proposals for the 2020 Census acrobat (64.0 MB)
Nicholas Jones (U.S. Census Bureau)

Potential Improvements for 2020 Census Race and Ethnicity Conversion and Bridging acrobat (45.0 MB)
Benjamin Bolender (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discussant: Lauren Musu-Gillette (National Center for Education Statistics) acrobat (13.0 MB)

Back to TopTHURSDAY, MARCH 8

8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION D-5
Advancing Disclosure Limitation Methods in Federal Data Releases

Location: Rooms 147AB
Organizer and Session Chair: Rolando Rodriguez (U.S. Census Bureau)

Towards Developing Synthetic Datasets for the Economic Census acrobat (15.0 MB)
Katherine J. Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau)
Hang Kim (University of Cincinnati)

Formal Privacy and Synthetic Data for the American Community Survey acrobat (15.0 MB)
Michael H. Freiman (U.S. Census Bureau)
Rolando Rodriguez (U.S. Census Bureau)
Jerome P. Reiter(Duke University, U.S. Census Bureau)
Amy Lauger (U.S. Census Bureau)

An Integrated Approach to Providing Access to Confidential Data acrobat (30.0 MB)
Jerry Reiter (Duke University and U.S. Census Bureau)

Challenges and Experiences Adapting Differentially Private Mechanisms to the 2020 Census acrobat (15.0 MB)
Simson L. Garfinkel (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discussant: Lisa Singh (Georgetown University)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION E-1
Cognitive Lab, Usability, and Survey Development Research

Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer and Session Chair: Robin Kaplan (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Evidence-based Standards and Guidelines for Mobile Survey Instrument Design acrobat (99.0 MB)
Lin Wang (U.S. Census Bureau)
Christopher Antoun (U.S. Census Bureau)
Russell Sanders (U.S. Census Bureau)
Elizabeth Nichols (U.S. Census Bureau)
Erica Olmsted Hawala (U.S. Census Bureau)
Brian Falcone (U.S. Census Bureau)
Ivonne Figueroa (U.S. Census Bureau)
Jonathan Katz (U.S. Census Bureau)

Usability Testing Methodology for the 2017 Economic Census Web Instrument acrobat 35.0 MB)
Rebecca Keegan (U.S. Census Bureau)
Temika Holland (U.S. Census Bureau)
Krysten Mesner (U.S. Census Bureau)
Aryn Hernandez (U.S. Census Bureau)

Defining Bullying: A Split-Ballot Experiment Across Three Federal Agencies acrobat (35.0 MB)
Melissa Cidade (Avar Consulting)
Rachel Hansen (National Center for Education Statistics Department of Education)

Health Insurance in the American Community Survey: Multiple Types of Coverage and Respondent Write-ins acrobat (153.0 MB)
Edward R. Berchick (U.S. Census Bureau)
Monica S. Wiedemann (U.S. Census Bureau)

Improving the Anchoring Vignette Methodology with Visual Vignettes acrobat (153.0 MB)
Mengyao Hu (University of Michigan)
Sunghee Lee (University of Michigan)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION E-2
Combating Nonresponse an Update from the Field

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer:Linda J. Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Session Chair: Jennifer Beck (National Science Foundation)

Comparing Response Rates Across Surveys acrobat (153.0 MB)
John Dixon (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Benjamin Cover (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Kirk Hagemeier (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Nicholas Johnson (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Andrew Kato (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Randall Powers (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Demetrio Scopelliti (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Jason Tehonica (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Moving Towards a User-Friendly Expenditure Diary Survey
Safia Abdirizak (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Brett McBride (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Stemming the Rising Tide of Nonresponse acrobat (153.0 MB)
Barbara Rater (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Linda J Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Cleaning Out the Gutter: Identifying and Eliminating Deadwood from a Sampling Frame Using Trees acrobat (153.0 MB)
Andrew J. Dau (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Gavin R. Corral (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Jodie M. Sprague (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Linda J. Young (National Agricultural Statistics Service)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION E-3

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer: Denise Abreu (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair:Darcy Miller (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Pursuing Consent for Record Linkage in an Establishment Survey: Results from a National Survey acrobat (153.0 MB)
Lauren Harris-Kojetin (National Center for Health Statistics)
Manisha Sengupta (National Center for Health Statistics)

Assessing Consent Bias in Linkage Studies acrobat (153.0 MB)
Lisa B. Mirel (National Center for Health Statistics)
Cordell Golden (National Center for Health Statistics)
Cindy Zhang (National Center for Health Statistics)

Challenges to Informed Consent from Administrative Data Linkage and Secondary Usage acrobat (153.0 MB)
Carl Ramirez (U.S. Government Accountability Office)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION E-4
Estimation Challenges in Complex Surveys

Location: Rooms 145AB
Organizer: Makram Talih (National Center for Health Statistics)
Session Chair:Vladislav Beresovsky (National Center for Health Statistics)

Incorporating the Finite Population Correction into the Variance Estimation of a National Business Survey acrobat (30.5 MB)
Sadeq R. Chowdhury (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
David Kashihara (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Matthew Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau)

Finding an Estimator that Minimizes Revisions in a Monthly Indicator Survey acrobat (15.0 MB)
Nicole Czaplicki (U.S. Census Bureau)
Yarissa Gonzalez (U.S. Census Bureau)
Laura Bechtel (U.S. Census Bureau)

Effect of Nearest Neighbor Imputation on Variances Calculated by Fay’s Balanced Repeated Replication acrobat (41.0 MB)
Bradley Rhein (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Leland Righter (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Chester Ponikowski (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Investigation of the NCHS Data Presentation Standards for Proportions: A Simulation Study acrobat (212.0 MB)
Frances McCarty, PhD (National Center for Health Statistics)
Jennifer Parker
PhD (National Center for Health Statistics)

An Alternative Way of Estimating a Proportional- Odds Model with Complex Survey Data acrobat (33.0 MB)
Phillip S. Kott (RTI International)
Peter Frechtel (RTI International)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION E-5
Concurrent Session E-5 Federal Statistics, Multiple Data Sources, and Privacy Protection: Next Steps

Location: Rooms 147AB
Organizer:Brian Harris-Kojetin (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Session Chair: Andrew Zukerberg (National Center for Education Statistics)
E-5 Federal Statistics, Multiple Data Sources,

Statistical Methods for Combining Multiple Data Sources
Trivellore Raghunathan (University of Michigan)

Quality Frameworks for Statistics Using Multiple Data Sources
Robert Groves (Georgetown University)

Combining Data Sources While Protecting Privacy
Brian Harris-Kojetin (National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine)

Discussants: Peter Miller (U.S. Census Bureau)
Shelly Wilkie Martinez (Office of Management and Budget) (invited)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION F-1
Question Evaluation and Cognitive Interviewing

Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer: Kristen Miller (National Center for Health Statistics)
Session Chair: Jennifer Edgar (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Cognitive Interviewing Methodology in 2018: Current Trends and Recent Challengesacrobat (114.0 MB)
Kristen Miller (National Center for Health Statistics)

Results of a Cognitive Interview Evaluation of the Revised Race Question, with Special Emphasis on the Newly Proposed Middle Eastern/North African Response Option acrobat (70.0 MB)
Stephanie Willson (National Center for Health Statistics)
Sheba Dunston (National Center for Health Statistics)
Merarys Rios (U.S. Census Bureau)

Training Cognitive Testing Interviewers in Different Settings and Languages acrobat (18.4 MB)
Alisú SchouaGlusberg (Research Support Services and IMPAQ International)

Survey Translation and the Place of Expert Review in the Question Evaluation Tool Kit: Development of Best Practices acrobat (15.0 MB)
Patricia Goerman (U.S. Census Bureau)
Mikelyn Meyers (U.S. Census Bureau)\
Yazmin García Trejo (U.S. Census Bureau)

Recently Resettled Refugees and their Experience with the Annual Survey of Refugees – Findings from Cognitive and In-Depth Interviews acrobat (70.4 MB)
David Dutwin (SSRS)
Hamutal Bernstein (Urban Institute)
Susan Sherr (SSRS)
Arina Goyle (SSRS)
Robert Santos (Urban Institute)
Nicole Deterding (Business Strategy Consultants)
Erica Meade (U.S. Department of Health and Human Services)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION F-2
Conducting Randomized Experiments in Establishment Surveys

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer: Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau), Jaki S. McCarthy (USDA / National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: David Kinyon (Energy Information Administration)

Conducting Experiments in Establishment Surveys: Obstacles and Opportunities acrobat (24.0 MB)
Jaki S. McCarthy (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau)

Obstacles in Planning Establishment Survey Experiments - Census of Agriculture Content Test and Agricultural Resource Management Survey acrobat (32.0 MB)
Kathy Ott (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Tyler Wilson (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Using Email to Solicit Response in an Establishment Survey acrobat (70.0 MB)
Joshua Langeland (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Experimenting with Alternative Question Designs for “Other, Specify” Product Information in Establishment Surveys acrobat (15.0 MB)
Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau)
Kevin Linares (formerly U.S. Census Bureau)
Brian Kriz (JPSM/UMd alumnus)

Discussant: Jennifer Beck (National Science Foundation)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION F-3
Extending Research through Access and Application of Federal Data

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer and Chair: Lynn Langton (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Researching the Psychology Workforce using Federal Statistics acrobat (53.0 MB)
Luona Lin (American Psychological Association)
Karen Stamm (American Psychological Association)
and Peggy Christidis (American Psychological Association)

Intersectionality and Quantitative Methods for Better Serving Vulnerable Communities by Understanding the Simultaneity of RaceGenderClass Inequalities: College Graduation and Income for College Graduates in New Mexico
Nancy López PhD (University of New Mexico)
Michael O’Donnell JD, MS (University of New Mexico)
Carmela Roybal MA (University of New Mexico)
Lucas Pedraza MA (University of New Mexico)
Jeffrey Mitchell PhD (Bureau of Business and Economic Research, BBER, University of New Mexico)

Examining the Principles of Open Government (64.0 MB)
Jennifer Goode, Ph.D. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Marie- Claude Jipguep-Akhtar, Ph.D. (Howard University)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION F-4
Improvements in Data Collection Methodology

Location: Rooms 145AB
Organizer and Chair: Andrew White (National Center for Education Statistics)

Cost Effective Mail Survey Design acrobat (24.0 MB)
Doug Williams (Westat)
Sherm Edwards (Westat)
Pamela Giambo (Westat)
Grace Kena (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Integration of Multiple Data Sources to Inform a Responsive Design acrobat (153.0 MB)
Peter Siegel (RTI International)
Jennifer Wine (RTI International)

Optimal Sample Size Allocation to Mixed Modes: A Case Study Using the Residential Energy Consumption Survey acrobat (40.0 MB)
Peter Frechtel (RTI International)
Phillip S. Kott (RTI International)

Design Issues for a Longitudinal Employer Health Insurance Survey to Facilitate Analysis of Policy Changes acrobat (34.0 MB)
David Kashihara (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Stephen Machlin (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)


4:00 – 5:30 p.m.

PLENARY SESSION II

Location: Rooms 146A and 146B and 146C

Keynote Panel:
Initiatives to Modernize the Federal Statistical System

Keynote Panel Moderator:
Nancy Potok
(Chief Statistician of the United States)

Additional Panelists Include:
Margaret H. Graves
(U.S. Acting Chief Information Officer)
Mary Bohman (Economic Research Service)
Jeri Mulrow (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Sally Thompson (Bureau of Economic Analysis)
William Wiatrowski (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION F-5
Next Steps in Advancing the Recommendations of the Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Making

Location: Rooms 147AB
Organizer and Session Chair:John Thompson (Council of Professional Associations on Federal Statistics)

Panel Discussion

Nick Hart, Bipartisan Policy Center Bruce Meyer, the McCormick Foundation Professor at the University of Chicago Harris School of Public Policy, and Former Commissioner
Shelly Martinez, Office of Management and Budget
John Righter, Deputy Staff Director, Office of Senator Patty Murray
Katy Rother, Counsel, Office of Representative Mark Meadows

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7:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION G-1
Challenges and Solutions to Collecting Information on Sexual Violence

Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer and Chair: Shannan Catalano (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Improving the Measurement of Sexual Victimization Among Children through a Redesign of the National Survey of Children's Exposure to Violence acrobat (36.0 MB)
J. Michael Brick (Westat)
Jennifer Bronson (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
David Finkelhor (University of New Hampshire)
Darby Steiger (Westat)
Brecht Donoghue (Office of Juvenile Justice & Delinquency Prevention)

Key Issues When Collecting and Publishing General Population Estimates of Rape and Sexual Assault acrobat (48.0 MB)
David Cantor (Westat)
Darby Steiger (Westat)
John Hartge (Westat)
Shannan Catalano (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Collecting Data on Rape and Sexual Assault in an Institutional Setting acrobat (32.0 MB)
Jessica Stroop (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Discussant: Howard Snyder (Subject Matter Expert)


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION G-2
Innovations in Measuring and Reducing Respondent Burden

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer and Chair: Heather Ridolfo (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Assessing Respondents’ Perceptions of Burden in the American Community Survey acrobat (34.0 MB)
Jessica Holzberg (U.S. Census Bureau)
Jonathan Katz (U.S. Census Bureau)
Gerson Morales (U.S. Census Bureau)
Mary Davis (U.S. Census Bureau)

Estimating Reporting Burden for Statistical Surveys acrobat (28.4 MB)
Anna Hamelin (Energy Information Administration)
Brian Hewitt (Energy Information Administration)

Exploring Sampling Techniques to Reduce Respondent Burden acrobat (50.0 MB)
Yijun Wei (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Valbona Bejleri (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Response Likelihood to an Establishment Survey with a Simple Questionnaire Following an Establishment Survey with a Complex Questionnaire acrobat (27.0 MB)
Joseph Rodhouse (National Institute of Statistical Sciences)
Tyler Wilson (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Heather Ridolfo (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Discussant: Michael Planty (RTI International)


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION G-3
Bayesian Methods for Surveys

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer:Nathan B. Cruze (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Kimberly Henry (Internal Revenue Service)

Bayesian Estimation Under Informative Sampling with Unattenuated Dependence acrobat (15.0 MB)
Matthew R Williams (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
Terrance D. Savitsky (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Scalable Bayes Clustering for Outlier Detection Under Informative Sampling acrobat (68.2 MB)
Terrance Savitsky (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Some Exercises in Covariate Selection for a Bayesian Crop Yield Forecasting Model acrobat (153.0 MB)
Habtamu Benecha (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Nathan B. Cruze (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Are We Under-Estimating Food Insecurity? Christian Gregory (Economic Research Service, USDA)

Discussant: Nathan B. Cruze (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service) acrobat (153.0 MB)


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION G-4
Combining Different Levels of Data Sources

Location: Rooms 145AB
Organizer:Denise Abreu (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair:Glendon Haynes (Energy Information Administration)

Potential Uses of Individual-level Administrative Records Data in the 2012 Survey of Business Owners acrobat (42.5 MB)
Adela Luque (U.S. Census Bureau, presenter)
Renuka Bhaskar (U.S. Census Bureau)
Sharon Ennis (U.S. Census Bureau)
James Noon (U.S. Census Bureau)

Linking USGS Water Use Data to Detailed Industries for Environmental Input-Output Modeling of the U.S. Food System acrobat (73.2 MB)
Sarah Rehkamp (USDA Economic Research Service)
Patrick Canning (USDA Economic Research Service)
Catherine Birney (University of Texas- Austin)

Incorporating OSHA Administrative Records in the Survey of Occupational Injuries and Illnesses acrobat (40.6 MB)
Brooks Pierce (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Data Linkage with an Establishment Survey acrobat (28.4 MB)
Jennifer Sayers (National Center for Health Statistics)
Scott Campbell (NORC)
Clinton Thompson (National Center for Health Statistics)
Geoff Jackson (National Center for Health Statistics)

Evaluation of Health Care Event Reporting in a National Household Survey Using MedicalProvider Data
Jerrod Anderson (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Emily Mitchell (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Adam Biener (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)


8:30 – 10:15 a.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION G-5

Location:Rooms 147AB
Organizer:David Kinyon (Energy Information Administration)
Session Chair: Ray Popovic (U.S. Census Bureau)

Marrying Demand for Statistical Information with Disclosure Control: The Canadian Experience in Developing an Automated Dissemination Tool in an Open-Data World acrobat (56.2 MB)
Zixin Nie (Statistics Canada)
Claude Girard (Statistics Canada)

Disclosure Control and Random Tabular Adjustment acrobat (69.5 MB)
Mark Stinner (Statistics Canada)

A Note on Multiplicative Noise Perturbation for Privacy Protection acrobat (24.0 MB)
Xiaoyu Zhai (Department of Statistics, George Washington University)
Tapan Nayak (Department of Statistics, George Washington University)

10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION H-1

Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer and Chair: Andrew White (National Center for Education Statistics)

Linking a Retail Gasoline Price Survey with Commercial Data acrobat (160.0 MB)
Maura Bardos (Energy Information Administration), Amerine Woodyard (Energy Information Administration), Jeramiah Yeksavich (Energy Information Administration)

Utility of Open Information Sources to Develop Estimates of Selected Crime and Justice Indicators: Measuring Arrest-Related Deaths acrobat (79.0 MB)
Duren Banks (RTI International)
Michael Planty (RTI International)
G. Lance Couzens (RTI International)

Evaluation of Vendor School and Teacher Lists for the 2015-16 National Teacher and Principal Survey acrobat (46.0 MB)
Maura Spiegelman (National Center for Education Statistics)
David Sheppard (U.S. Census Bureau)
Quentin Brummet (U.S. Census Bureau)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION H-2
Innovative Uses of R in Federal Agencies

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer and Session Chair: Wendy Martinez (Bureau of Labor Statistics) Jimmy Wong (U.S. FDA)

FDA's Approach to R Shiny Standardized, Interactive Tools acrobat (153.2 MB)

NHANES Weights: Use of R for Data Visualization, QA/QC, and Calibration
Zipf, George (National Center for Health Statistics)

R: Innovating at the Bureau of Labor Statistics acrobat (83.5 MB)
Arcenis Rojas ( Bureau of Labor Statistics )

Discussant:Wes Chou (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION H-3

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer: Grace Kena (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Session Chair: Rachel Dinkes (American Institutes for Research)

The Effect of the Conservation Reserve Program on Rural Economies: Deriving a Statistical Verdict from a Null Finding acrobat (15.0 MB)
Timothy Wojan (Economic Research Service)
Jason Brown (Kansas City Federal Reserve Bank)
Dayton Lambert (University of Tennessee)

State-Level Design-Based Estimates for National Surveys acrobat (15.0 MB)
Stephen Ash (U.S. Census Bureau)
Brian Shaffer (U.S. Census Bureau)

Multivariate Small Area Estimation Under Informative Sampling and Nonresponse acrobat (32.3 MB)
Michael Sverchkov (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Danny Pfeffermann (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Semiparametric Panel Data Models Using Neural Networks acrobat (146.3 MB)
Andrew Crane-Droesch (U.S. Department of Agriculture/Economic Research Service)

Testing Significance Tests: A Simulation with Cliff’s Delta, t-tests, and Mann-Whitney U acrobat (54.0 MB)
Tyler Barnes (Department of Veterans Affairs/Wright State University)
Scott C. Moore (Department of Veterans Affairs)
Katerine Osatuke (Department of Veterans Affairs)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION H-4  
Administrative Records for Sampling Efficiency

Location: Rooms 145AB
Organizer: Denise Abreu (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Session Chair: Wendy Barboza (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

Sampling with Administrative Records in the National Survey of Children's Health acrobat (42.3 MB)
Scott Albrecht (U.S. Census Bureau)
Jason Fields (U.S. Census Bureau)
Keith Finlay (U.S. Census Bureau)

The Use of Administrative Records and the American Community Survey to Study the Characteristics of Undercounted Young Children in the 2010 Census acrobat (32.0 MB)
Leticia Fernandez (U.S. Census Bureau)
Rachel Shattuck (U.S. Census Bureau)
James Noon (U.S. Census Bureau)

Logistic Regression with Linked Data acrobat (15.0 MB)
Abdelnasser Saïdi (Statistics Canada)
Kenneth Chu (Statistics Canada)
Abel Dasylva (Statistics Canada)
Félix Labrecque-Synnott (Statistics Canada)

A Method for Assigning Weight to Variable Matching in Record Linkage acrobat (23.0 MB)
Salam Abdus (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Steven C. Hill (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
Marc I. Roemer (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)

Application of Jaro-Winkler String Comparator in Enhancing Veterans Administrative Records acrobat (47.1 MB)
Hyo Park (Veterans Affairs)
Eddie Thomas (Veterans Affairs)
Pheakdey Lim (Veterans Affairs)


10:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION H-5
Research Priorities for Enhancing Quality in the Integration of Multiple Data Sources

Location: Rooms 147AB
Organizer: John Eltinge (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Alex Brown (Joint Program in Survey Methodology)

Panelists:
Chris Chapman (National Center for Health Statistics)
John Czajka (Mathematica Policy Research)
Joe Schafer (U.S. Census Bureau)
Linda Young (USDA National Agricultural Statistics Service)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION I-1
Re-Engineering and Modernizing the 2017 Economic Census

Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer:Diane K. Willimack (U.S. Census Bureau)
Session Chair: Ron Jarmin (U.S. Census Bureau)

An Overview of the Improved 2017 Economic Census acrobat (153.0 MB)
Kimberly Moore (U.S. Census Bureau)
William Samples (U.S. Census Bureau)

Executing a Multi–Year Multi–Method Electronic Data Collection Re–engineering: Experiences from 2017 Economic Census Development acrobat (28.3 MB)
Amy E. Anderson Riemer (U.S. Census Bureau)

2017 Economic Census Contact Strategy: Using Data to Make Decisions acrobat (46.0 MB)
Susanne Johnson (U.S. Census Bureau)

From Research to Implementation of Product Estimation in the 2017 Economic Census: Hard, Harder, and Hardest acrobat (15.0 MB)
William C. Davie Jr. (U.S. Census Bureau)
Scot Dahl (U.S. Census Bureau)
Katherine Jenny Thompson (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discussant: I-1Safir2018 FCSMEconomicSurveyDiscussionSafir(004).pdf acrobat (58.0 MB)
Adam Safir (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION I-2
Techniques to Enhance Criminal Justice and Immigration Statistics

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer: Christopher Cutler (Abt Associates)
Session Chair: Lynn Langton (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Record Linkage of Bureau of Justice (BJS) Federal Criminal Case Processing Data acrobat (84.0 MB)
Ryan Kling (Abt Associates)
Christopher Cutler (Abt Associates)
Mark Motivans (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Record Linkage Application in DHS USCIS Person Centric System acrobat (153.0 MB)
Damian Kostiuk (U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services)

Evaluation of Data Matching in Immigration Enforcement Outcome Tool acrobat (15.0 MB)
Hongwei Zhang, Katherine Shanahan (Department of Homeland Security, Office of Immigration Statistics)

Data Matching Practice and Application in DHS CBP Arrival and Departure Information System (ADIS) Michael Gorman (U.S. Customs and Border Protection)

Discussant: Jiashen You (DHS, Office of Immigration Statistics) Ryan Kling (Abt Associates)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION I-3
New Advances in Applications of Geospatial Technology

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer and Chair: Darius Singpurwalla (National Science Foundation)

Mapping Geographic and Temporal Variations in Select Mortality and Natality Outcomes with R-INLA in Small Areas acrobat (960.0 MB)
Diba Khan (National Center for Health Statistics)
Lauren M. Rossen (National Center for Health Statistics)
Brady Hamilton (National Center for Health Statistics)
Yulei He (National Center for Health Statistics)
Holly Hedegaard (National Center for Health Statistics)
Rong Wei (National Center for Health Statistics)
Margaret Warner (National Center for Health Statistics)

Crossing Boundaries: A Case Study on Building Accessible Tools to Combine Public-Use Dataacrobat (84.0 MB)
Matthew Graham (U.S. Census Bureau)

Evaluation of Two Different Interviewing Protocols to Test a Mobile Mapping Instrument for the June Area Survey acrobat (15.0 MB)
Denise Abreu (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Michael Hyman (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Linda A. Lawson (National Agricultural Statistics Service)
Sonia Hickman (National Agricultural Statistics Service)

The Time Use Data-based Measures of the Wellbeing Effect of Community Development: An Evaluative Approach. acrobat (15.0 MB)
Wlodzimierz Okrasa (Central Statistical Office Poland)
Dominik Rozkrut (Central Statistical Office, Poland)

Sidestepping the Box: Designing a Supplemental Poverty Indicator for School Neighborhoods acrobat (80.0 MB)
Doug Geverdt (National Center for Education
Statistics), Laura Nixon (U.S. Census Bureau)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION I-4
Analyzing Nonresponse – New Research

Location: Rooms 145AB
Organizer and Chair: Alice Yu (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Session Chair: John Ahearn (Bureau Labor of Statistics)

Correlates of Nonresponse in the 2012 and 2014 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey acrobat (15.0 MB)
Chevarley (Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality)
William Mosher (Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health)

Subnational Geography and the Overseas U.S. Citizens Population acrobat (50.5 MB)
Carl Turner (Fors Marsh Group)
Colin MacFarlane (Fors Marsh Group)
Krysha Gregorowicz (Fors Marsh Group)
Jonathan Mendelson (Fors Marsh Group)

Investigation into Responses for the Occupational Requirements Survey acrobat (15.0 MB)
Alice Yu (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Erin McNulty (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Understanding Their Apprehension: A Look into the Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey acrobat (58.7 MB)
Gorsak (Office of Personnel Management)
Taylor Lewis (Office of Personnel Management)
Judah Frank (Office of Personnel Management)

Discussant: acrobat (121.0 MB)
John S. Dixon (Bureau Labor of Statistics)


1:45 – 3:30 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION I-5
Advances in Evaluating Labor Force Statistics

Location: Rooms 147AB
Organizer: Robin Kaplan (Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Session Chair: Jeffrey Gonzalez (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Creating State Specific Occupational Replacement Rates acrobat (51.1 MB)
Alex Roubinchtein (Washington State Employment Security Department)

Employment Transitions in Washington State – An Examination of Job Flows Among Persons Employed in Growing and Declining Industries, 2014-2015 acrobat (32.2 MB)
Jonathan Adam Lind (Washington State Employment Security Department)

Using Administrative Records for Survey Item Replacement: An Analysis of the LEHD-NSCG Annual Earnings Ratio Michaela Dillon (U.S. Census Bureau)

Discussant: acrobat (25.0 MB)
Michael Wolf (Bureau of Labor Statistics)


3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION J-1
Progress in Measuring Income Statistics

Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer and Chair: George Sheldon (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs)

Measuring Trends in the Distribution of Annual Earnings acrobat (58.4 MB)
David Pattison (Social Security Administration)

Creating a Comprehensive Income Dataset Bruce D. Meyer (University of Chicago, AEI, NBER)

What Does Consumer Heterogeneity Mean for Measuring Changes in the Cost of Living? acrobat (50.0 MB)
Robert S. Martin (Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Discussant: acrobat (15.0 MB)
George Sheldon (U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs


3:15 - 5:00 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION J-2
Forecasting Methods

Location: Rooms 146B
Organizer:
Session Chair and Chair:Darius Singpurwalla (National Science Foundation)

An Assessment of Crime Forecasting Models acrobat (76.7 MB)
Bruno Gasperini (IMPAQ International)
Aaron Heuser (IMPAQ International)
Minh Huynh (IMPAQ International)
Hautahi Kingi (IMPAQ International)
James Moore (IMPAQ International)
Chriz Zhang (IMPAQ International)

Jointly Predicting U.S. Recessions and Restaurant Downturns: Integrated Models using the ERS Food Expenditure Series acrobat (105.0 MB)
Timothy Park (Economic Research Service, USDA)
Howard Elitzak (Economic Research Service, USDA)
Abigail Okrent (Economic Research Service, USDA)

Clarifying the Confidence Levels of PPI and CPI Forecasts in the USDA’s Food Price Outlook acrobat (15.0 MB)
David Levin (Economic Research Service, USDA)


3:45 – 5:15 p.m.

CONCURRENT SESSION J-3
Ensuring Data Quality and High Response Rates on Federally-Funded Establishment Data Collections

Location: Rooms 146C
Organizer and Chair: Chris Ellis (RTI International)

Ensuring Optimal Response Rates on Agency Data Collections Over Time acrobat (26.6 MB)
Susan Brumbaugh (RTI International), Elizabeth Smith (RTI International), Chris Ellis (RTI International), Mary Cowhig (Bureau of Justice Statistics), Zhen Zeng (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Reasons for Late Response and Nonresponse in Surveys of Government Agencies acrobat (57.4 MB)
Tim Smith (RTI International)
Christian Genesky (RTI International)
Danielle Kaeble (Bureau of Justice Statistics)
Anthony Whyde (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Shifting Data Quality Follow-Up Methods for a Time-Series Collection of Local and State Agencies acrobat (51.4 MB)
Chris Ellis (RTI International), Scott Ginder (RTI International), Megan Waggy (RTI International), Mary Cowhig (Bureau of Justice Statistics)

Discussant:Ann Carson (Bureau of Justice Statistics)


3:45 – 5:15 p.m.
Innovations in Survey Design

CONCURRENT SESSION J-4

Location: Rooms 146A
Organizer and Chair: Jessica Graber (U.S. Census Bureau)

Collecting Electronic Health Record Data for the National Ambulatory Medical Care Survey and the National Hospital Care Survey acrobat (20.0 MB)
Carol DeFrances, Ph.D. (National Center for Health Statistics), Denys T. Lau, Ph.D. (National Center for Health Statistics)

Data Integration Innovations to Enhance Analytical Capacity Steven B. Cohen (RTI International)

National Health Interview Survey 2019 Content Redesign – Analytic Implications acrobat (40.0 MB)
Sarah Lessem (National Center for Health Statistics)
Renee Gindi (National Center for Health Statistics)
Stephen Blumberg (National Center for Health Statistics)
Aaron Maitland (National Center for Health Statistics)
Ben Zablotsky (National Center for Health Statistics)
Lindsey Black (National Center for Health Statistics)
Emily Zammitti (National Center for Health Statistics)

J4_Messel_2018FCSM.pdf acrobat (17.0 MB)
Matt Messel (Social Security Administration)
Mark Sarney (Social Security Administration)
David Rogofsky (Social Security Administration)
Laith Alattar (Social Security Administration)

Balancing Cross-sectional and Longitudinal Design Objectives for the Survey of Doctorate Recipients acrobat (46.0 MB)
Recipients Wan-Ying Chang (National Center for Science Engineering Statistics), Patricia Ruggles (National Center for Science Engineering Statistics)

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