ICRASS: International Conference on Recent Advances in Survey Sampling

ICRASS Preliminary Program

Day 1: Wednesday, July 10, 2002

Chair: I.P. Fellegi, Statistics Canada
Welcome by Carleton University representative
Introductory address: G. Roberts, Statistics Canada (and D. Bellhouse in absentia)
· R.E. Fay, U.S. Census Bureau, 'Beginning a Foundation for an Empirical Science of Missing Data in Surveys: A Review of Contributions by J.N.K. Rao'[abstract]

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:30 SESSION: Regression Estimation
Chair: R. Platek, Consultant
· W.A. Fuller, Iowa State University, 'Survey Regression Estimation'[abstract]
· M.P. Singh, Statistics Canada, 'Variance Estimation for a Regression Composite Estimator in a Rotating Panel Survey'[abstract]
· M. Bankier, Statistics Canada, 'Regression Estimators for the 2001 Canadian Census'[abstract]

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-4:00 SESSION: Biostatistics
Chair: D.A. Dawson, Carleton University
· D. Krewsk, University of Ottawai, 'Bias in the Epidemiological Indicators of Risk due to Record Linkage Errors in Cohort Mortality Studies'[abstract]
· J. Lawless, University of Waterloo, 'Survival Analysis Based on Survey Data'[abstract]
· J.Sunil Rao, Case Western Reserve University, 'Mammographic CAD Using Bootstrap Ensembles'[abstract]
· B. Zhong, Abbott Laboratories, 'Evaluating Qualitative Assays in Sensitivity and Specificity'[abstract]

4:00-4:15 Coffee

4:15-5:45 SESSION: Small Area Estimation
Chair: G. Hole, Statistics Canada
· S.R.S. Rao Podur, University of Rochesteri, 'Small Area Estimation'[abstract]
· J. Sedransk, Case Western Reserve University, 'Review and Evaluation of Bayesian Diagnostic Methods for Hierarchical Models'[abstract]
· E. Zanutto, University of Pennsylvania, 'Using Administrative Records to Improve Small Area Estimation: An Example from the U.S. Decennial Census'[abstract]

5:45-7:00 RECEPTION in ART GALLERY, Carleton University (Co-sponsored by the Statistical Society of Ottawa)


Day 2: Thursday, July 11, 2002

9:00-10:30 SESSION: Sample Design
Chair: D. Royce, Statistics Canada
· J. Chen, University of Waterloo, `Empirical Likelihood Confidence Intervals for a Population Containing Many Zero values' [abstract]
· J. Gastwirth, George Washington University, 'Some Issues Arising in the Use of Sampling in the Legal Setting' [abstract]
· K.P. Srinath, Abt Associates Inc., Allocation to Strata in Surveys that Screen for Eligible Populations"[abstract]

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:30 SESSION: Analysis of Survey Data
Chair: G. Brackstone, Statistics Canada
· T.M.F. Smith, University of Southampton, 'Post-stratification Revisited'[abstract]
· R. Thomas, Carleton University, 'Applications of Rao-Scott Chi-Squared Tests in Marketing Research'[abstract]
· M.E. Thompson, University of Waterloo, 'The Use of Run Length to Model Longitudinal Binary Data with Misclassification'[abstract]

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-4:00 SESSION: Imputation
Chair: D. Lievesley, UNESCO Institute for Statistics
· G. Kalton, Westat, 'Methods for Variance Estimation in Surveys with Imputed Data'[abstract]
· J. Shao, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 'Hypothesis Testing in Two-way Contingency Tables under Hot Deck Imputation'[abstract]
· C.J. Skinner, University of Southampton, 'Imputation for Measurement Error in the Estimation of the Distribution of Hourly Pay'[abstract]
· P.J. Smith, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 'Evaluation of Weighting Adjustments Methods for Partial Nonresponse Bias'[abstract]

4:00-4:15 Coffee

4:15-5:45 SESSION: Small Area Estimation
Chair: D. Stukel, UNESCO Institute for Statistics
· M. Ghosh, University of Florida, 'Small Area Estimation Based on NEF-QVF Models and Survey Weights'[abstract]
· N.G.N. Prasad, University of Alberta, 'Resampling Methods for Mixed Models with Special Application to Small Area Estimation'[abstract]
· L.P. Rivest, Universite Laval, 'Some Extensions of Prasad and Rao's Mean Squared Error Estimator for Small Areas'[abstract]

Day 3: Friday, July 12, 2002

9:00-10:30 SESSION: Estimation
Chair: E. Hughes, Ed Hughes Consulting
· M. Hidiroglou, Statistics Canada, 'Double Sampling: Sampling and Estimation'[abstract]
· M. Alvo, University of Ottawa, 'Non-parametric Rank Tests for Independence in Opinion Surveys'[abstract]
· H. Mantel, Statistics Canada, 'Pseudo-Coordinated Bootstrap Method for Inference from Two Overlapping Sample Surveys'[abstract]

10:30-11:00 Coffee

11:00-12:30 SESSION: Small Area: MSE Estimation
Chair: B. Nandram, Worcester Polytechnic Institute
· D. Pfeffermann, Hebrew University and University of Southampton, 'Mean Square Error Evaluation in Small Area Estimation using Parametric Bootstrap'[abstract]
· J. Jiang, University of California, Davis, 'Mean Squared Error of Empirical Predictor'[abstract]
· G.S. Datta, University of Georgia, 'Composite Estimation in Small Area Inference'[abstract]

12:30-1:45 Lunch

1:45-3:15 SESSION: Estimation
Chair: D. Binder, Statistics Canada
· A.J. Scott, University of Auckland, 'Maximum Likelihood for Stratified Cluster Sampling with Informative Stratification'[abstract]
· W. Yung, Statistics Canada, 'A Unified Approach to Variance Estimation for Complex Surveys'[abstract]
· P. Lavallée, Statistics Canada, 'Theoretical foundations of the Generalised Weight Share Method'[abstract]

3:15-3:30 Coffee

3:30-5: 00 SESSION: Experimental Design and Sampling
Chair: A. Herzberg, Queen's University
· C.F.J. Wu, University of Michigan, 'A System of Experimental Design'[abstract]
· D. Raghavarao, Temple University, 'Statistical Inferences in the Presence of Human Behavior'[abstract]
· S. Hedayat, University of Illinois at Chicago, 'The Trade-off Theory for Sampling and Design'[abstract]

7:00-10:00 BANQUET (Ramada Suites, Oxford Room)

Day 4: Saturday, July 13, 2002

9:00-11:00 SESSION: Analysis of Survey Data
Chair: J. Choi, National Center for Health Statistics
· D. Binder, Statistics Canada, 'Analysis Issues for Data from Complex Surveys'[abstract]
· P. Kott, NASS/USDA, 'Clarifying some Issues in the Analysis of Survey Data'[abstract]
· B. Sutradhar, Memorial University, 'Quasi-likelihood Inference in Linear Models for Asymmetric Longitudinal Data'[abstract]
· J. Eltinge, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 'Inference Based on Quadratic-Form Test Statistics Computed from Complex Survey Data'[abstract]

11:00-11:15 Coffee

11:15-12:30 SESSION: Inference
Chair: A.K.Md.E. Saleh, Carleton University
· M. Srivastava, University of Toronto, 'Singular Wishart and Multivariate Beta Distributions'[abstract]
· S. Lohr, Arizona State University, 'Estimation Problems in Multiple Frame Surveys'[abstract]
· Y.P. Chaubey, Concordia University, 'A Nonparametric Regression Smoother for Nonnegative Data'[abstract]

12:30-2:00 Lunch

2:00-3:30 SESSION: Small Area Estimation
Chair: Kay-O Lee, Korean Air Force Academy
· R.E. Folsom, Jr., Research Triangle Institute, 'Estimating Function Based Approach for Hierarchical Bayes Small Area Estimation with Survey Data'[abstract]
· B. MacGibbon, Universite de Quebec a Montreal, 'A Comparison of Data Augmentation Algorithms for Small Area Empirical Bayes Estimation of Exponential Family Parameters in Hierarchical Generalized Linear Models with Random Effects' [abstract]
· Y. You, Statistics Canada, 'Model-based design consistent small area estimation with automatic benchmarking'[abstract]
· M. Sverchkov, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics & User Technology Associates, Inc., 'Estimation of mean wages for small-areas: an EBLUP approach'[abstract]


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