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Census at the Fourth International Conference on Establishment Surveys

The International Conference on Establishment Surveys Link to a non-federal Web site (ICES) series of conferences serve an important role in the world of survey methodology, with a focus on establishment surveys. Census Bureau staff were at the ICES IV to exchange the latest research findings with colleagues from throughout the world.

June 12

C31 Time series and measuring recessions (Drummond West)

8:35 AM An Empirical Comparison of Benchmarking Methods for Economic Stock Time Series Link to a non-federal Web site Irene Brown (Office of Statistical Methods and Research for Economic Programs)
8:55 AM Investigating Residual Seasonality in Final Real Dollar Foreign Trade Series Link to a non-federal Web site Kevin Tolliver (Office of Statistical Methods and Research for Economic Programs)

INV2 Insights into the response process model and measurement error for establishment surveys (Ballroom East)

9:00 AM Social Network Analysis as a Tool for Assessing Respondent Burden and Measurement Error in Establishment Surveys Link to a non-federal Web site Alfred D. Tuttle (Office of Economic Planning and Innovation)

TC1 The Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database:Construction, Validation, Applications and Access (Salon 6/7)

9:25 AM Towards Unrestricted Public Use Business Microdata: The Synthetic Longitudinal Business Database. Access Protocols. Link to a non-federal Web site Ron S Jarmin (Research and Methodology Directorate)

C18 Questionnaire Design and Testing (Drummond West)

1:45 PM Early Stage Scoping in Establishment Surveys: Bridging the Gap between Survey Concepts and Survey Questions Link to a non-federal Web site Kristin Stettler (Office of Economic Planning and Innovation)

INV5 Making Economic Indicator Statistics More Useful With Data Dissemination and Visualization Software (Salon 6/7)

1:45 PM Improved Access to U.S. Economic Indicators: Implementation, Outreach, and Future Development Link to a non-federal Web site Mark Edward Wallace (Service Sector Statistics Division)
2:35 PM Using Data Visualizations to Improve Presentation and Marketing of the North American Transportation Statistics Online Database Link to a non-federal Web site Steven Matthew Roman (Service Sector Statistics Division)

C23 Macro-editing and Detecting Outliers (Drummond Centre)

4:35 PM Investigation of Macro Editing Techniques in a Production Setting Link to a non-federal Web site Roberta Gibson (Company Statistics Division)
4:55 PM Study of Treatment of Influential Values in a Monthly Retail Trade Survey Link to a non-federal Web site Broderick E Oliver (Office of Statistical Methods and Research for Economic Programs)

June 13

INV10 Integrating Perspectives on Business Surveys: A Preview of the Book Designing and Conducting Business Surveys (Ballroom West)

11:05 AM Thinking Inside the Box: Business Behavior and Its Implications for the Survey Response Process Link to a non-federal Web site Diane K. Willimack (Office of Economic Planning and Innovation)

IOL6 Nonresponse Bias Analysis (Salon 6/7)

11:25 AM Nonresponse Bias Analysis for Business Surveys - Perspective from the US Census Bureau Link to a non-federal Web site Katherine (Jenny) Thompson (Office of Statistical Methods and Research for Economic Programs)

C26 New Technologies and Generalized Systems (Salon 6/7)

2:25 PM Developing a Generalized Processing System Across Organizational Silos Link to a non-federal Web site Anne Sigda Russell (Economic Planning and Coordination Division)

C19 Issues and Innovations in Electronic Data Collection (Salon 6/7)

4:35 PM Modal Unit-Response Rates and Strategy Link to a non-federal Web site Michael Thomas Zabelsky (Economic Planning and Coordination Division)
4:55 PM Use of Electronic Reporting and Other Electronic Tools for Data Providers Link to a non-federal Web site Nancy A. Piesto (Economic Planning and Coordination Division)

INV15 Recent Developments in Assessing and Mitigating Nonresponse Bias

3:55 PM Recent Developments in Assessing and Mitigating Nonresponse Bias Link to a non-federal Web site Joanna Fane Lineback (Office of Statistical Methods and Research for Economic Programs)

TC6 Evaluation of Statistical Disclosure (SDC) Methods for Application of New Methods

4:15 PM Protecting both Establishment and Company Level Contributions in Statistical Tables Link to a non-federal Web site Paul B. Massell (Center for Disclosure Avoidance Research)

June 14

C22 Selective Editing and Detecting Outliers (Salon 6/7)

2:25 PM An Adaptive Approach to Hidiroglou-Berthelot Outlier Detection Link to a non-federal Web site Matthew C Nelson (Service Sector Statistics Division)
Source: U.S. Census Bureau | Research and Methodology Directorate | census.research@census.gov | Last Revised: April 21, 2014