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Contributed Papers Sought for Methodology Symposium

1 January 2010 818 views No Comment

The 2010 International Methodology Symposium, titled “Social Statistics: The Interplay Among Censuses, Surveys, and Administrative Data,” will take place at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, from October 26–29. Members of the community from private organizations, government, or academia are invited to attend, particularly if they have a special interest in statistical or methodological issues resulting from the use of multiple sources of data.

The symposium’s first day will consist of workshops, with the following days including plenary and parallel sessions covering a variety of topics. Additional research and results will be presented via poster sessions.

Contributed papers related to the methodological aspects of using multiple sources of data are being accepted. Topics may include sampling frames and sample design, content and questionnaire design, data collection methods and acquisition of administrative data, statistical databases from administrative data (e.g., population registers), imputation, weighting and estimation, dissemination and data access, record linkage techniques, and small-area estimation.

Proposals must be submitted by email to symposium2010@statcan.gc.ca by March 31. They should include a 250-word abstract (written in French or English) highlighting the content of the presentation, as well as its title and full contact information for the presenter.

Applicants will be contacted by May 14 about acceptance. If papers are accepted, final presentation slides must be submitted (in English or French) by September 3. Proceedings from the conference will be published and disseminated to participants. Final papers will be due December 17.

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