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Survey Methodologist. Sociologist, University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Director, BOSR. Editor-in-chief, Journal of Survey Statistics and Methodology. AAPOR devotee.
Jul 16, 2019 11 tweets 5 min read
#ESRA19 Todd Hughes up next talking about the California Health Interview Survey redesign. Goal of CHIS to provide substate and city level estimates and subpopulations. #ESRA19 Hughes - CHIS traditional methods = RDD to interview adult, adolescent, and child. But.... the known problems have occurred. Including this response rate decline.
Aug 2, 2018 9 tweets 3 min read
#JSM2018 Tobias Schmidt Looking at interviewer experience and interview duration #JSM2018 Schmidt In this survey, duration linked to interviewer salaries.
Aug 2, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
#JSM2018 Celine Wuyts from KU Leuven up next. #JSM2018 Wuyts Interested in within-survey workload. Use call history data and interview time data. Some Measure workload by fixed measures of experience and interview order cumulated over the field period. They use actual number of cases assigned at time t in field period
Aug 2, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
#JSM2018 Rebecca Powell from @RTI_Intl talking about an experiment on Add Health shifting from interviewer administered to self administered survey #JSM2018 Powell moved to a 55 self-administered survey from 90 minutes interviewer administered. Worried about response burden with this length of self-admin survey. Randomized n=7600 into either full 55 minute survey or 2 modules- one 35 minutes then 20 minutes.
Aug 1, 2018 30 tweets 10 min read
#JSM2018 The brilliant Susan Murphy is this year’s Fisher Lecture award recipient! #JSM2018 Murphy Lab does sequential experimentation in improving health. Some for companies.
Aug 1, 2018 13 tweets 5 min read
#JSM2018 Next up Hubert Hamer from NASS talking about NASS Small Area Estimation #JSM2018 Hamer NASS has Agriculture Loss Coverage County Option program. Payments triggered based on county crop revenue falling below program guarantee. NASS surveys used to make this decision, along with other data
Aug 1, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
#JSM2018 Peter Miller appearing as a Northwestern University emeritus professor, providing comments on the CNSTAT reports #JSM2018 Miller Survey paradigm vs multiple data source paradigm. Surveys may become irrelevant b/c they are slow, not granular, not nimble, costly, not sustainable
Aug 1, 2018 13 tweets 7 min read
#JSM2018 Panel on CNSTAT report on Federal Statistics, Multiple Data Sources, and Privacy Protection, with @fraukolos kicking off The discussion #JSM2018 @fraukolos Goal of panel to evaluate combining data sources to possibly replace / augment surveys. Two reports out of the panel.
Jul 31, 2018 28 tweets 9 min read
#JSM2018 Waiting for John Eltinge from @uscensusbureau to deliver the Deming Lecture: “Improving the Quality and Value of Statistical Information: 14 Questions on Management” #JSM2018 Who is John Eltinge?
Jul 31, 2018 38 tweets 12 min read
#JSM2018 A highly distinguished all-women panel for the 1 year update on the Commission on Evidence-Based Policy Making. Katharine Abraham, Nancy Potok, Amy O’Hara, and Julia Lane #JSM2018 Abraham Commission co-sponsored by Paul Ryan & Patty Murray. 2/3 appointed based on substantive issues re: data, 1/3 appointed based on expertise in privacy.
Jul 30, 2018 10 tweets 4 min read
#JSM2018 Don Rubin as discussant up next. #JSM2018 Don Rubin as Yoda, care of Jorg Dreschler
Jul 30, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
#JSM2018 Rod Little up next, talking about multiple Imputation for causal inference #JSM2018 Little Statistics is prediction. Multiple Imputation is an all-purpose tool for prediction.
Jul 30, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
#JSM2018 Raghu from @UM_SRC up next. #JSM2018 Raghu Talking about using Multiple Imputation for sample design. Cites @jameswagner254 2010 Stats in Medicine paper.
Jul 30, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
#JSM2018 Standing room only for this session. With Jorg Dreschler, Raghu, Rod Little, and Don Rubin as presenters, easy to understand why #JSM2018 Jorg Dreschler up first. Classification systems for industries change frequently, no consistent coding over time. Treat problem as missing data problem.
Jul 30, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
#JSM2018 Jim Lepkowski from @UM_SRC closing the session with a discussion. #JSM2018 Lepkowski reminds us to be careful in looking at average relative bias with proportions as the denominator can really affect conclusions (do we get same conclusions if we look at q rather than p?).
Jul 30, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
#JSM2018 Tuba Suzer-Gurtekin from @umisr next speaker. Are there time-dependent differences in the Survey of Consumers, breaking the time series? Need to care about this when transitioning to new modes #JSM2018 Suzer-Gurtekin Verbal likelihood on better off/ worse off than a year ago; other response scales in survey. Verbal likelihood shown with 3 points in mail, but only two points read on phone, with “same” being volunteered on phone.
Jul 30, 2018 7 tweets 4 min read
#jsm2018 Paul Schulz from @umisr up next, talking about mixed mode surveys on the Index of Consumer Sentiment from the Surveys of Consumers #JSM2018 Schulz Parallel modes for SoC - current mode is cell only; parallel study is ABS sample with mode choice for mail or web
Jul 30, 2018 9 tweets 4 min read
#JSM2018 Up next is Don Dillman. Challenges in web-push studies of the general public. #JSM2018 Dillman inspired by JSM2007 presentations on using DSF ABS surveys for in person surveys, so why not mail? Mail only surveys from 2007 to 2014 for higher response rates than web-push. But things are changing, and web push is out there in lots of important surveys
Jul 30, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
#JSM2018 Joe Sakshaug up first in the session on mixed mode surveys #JSM2018 Sakshaug talking about sequential mixed mode surveys and nonresponse and measurement error bias. Isolating these errors in hard. Had CATI and mail as starting modes, and then switched modes, to look at ordering of modes and NR/ME errors
Jul 30, 2018 5 tweets 3 min read
#JSM2018 Last speaker Rita Ko from The Hive - Humanizing Data about refugees, use same type of models for presidential elections to predict supporters of refugee crisis #JSM2018 Ko How to get people to support a cause if they haven’t thought about it previously?
Jul 29, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
#JSM2018 Mark Hansen up next. Best title slide so far #JSM2018 Hansen Data are not neutral . Data journalists are contributing to data literacy in the public