2017 Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM)

July 29, 2017 to August 3, 2017
Baltimore, Maryland

Researchers from Westat are participating in a variety of roles at this year’s Joint Statistical Meetings (JSM 2017) in Baltimore, Maryland, July 29-August 3, 2017. The theme of this year’s conference is Statistics: It’s Essential. The conference, which offers over 600 sessions, is expected to attract more than 6,500 attendees from around the world.

The JSM is held jointly with the following organizations:

  • American Statistical Association (ASA)
  • Institute of Mathematical Statistics
  • International Biometric Society (Eastern and Western North American Regions)
  • International Chinese Statistical Association
  • International Indian Statistical Association
  • International Society for Bayesian Analysis
  • International Statistical Institute
  • Korean International Statistical Society
  • Royal Statistical Society
  • Statistical Society of Canada

Westat continues its strong presence and leadership at the meetings, including corporate sponsorship.

  • J. Michael Brick, Ph.D., a Westat Vice President, co-Director of the Survey Methods Unit, and Associate Director of the Statistical Staff, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Monroe G. Sirken Award in Interdisciplinary Survey Methods Research and will give the Sirken Award Lecture on Wednesday, August 2.
  • Thomas Krenzke, a senior statistician and Associate Director of Westat’s Statistical Staff, is on the Program Committee.

Westat staff (names in bold in the following list) are presenting papers and serving as panelists and session chairs. See the online program for more details.

J. Michael Brick. (Sirken Award Lecture). Quality with Non-Probability Samples, Administrative Records, and “Found” Data.

Shelley Brock-Roth. (Session Chair). SPEED: Survey Research Methods.

Asaph Young Chun, Barry Schouten, Steven Heeringa, and Roger Tourangeau. (Session Panelist). Recent Advancements and Remaining Challenges of Adaptive Design in Sample Surveys and Censuses.

Will Cecere. (Session Chair). Imputation and Nonresponse Bias.

Robert E. Fay, and Minsun Riddles. (Paper). One- Versus Two-Step Approaches to Survey Nonresponse Adjustments.

Ismael Flores Cervantes. (Paper). On the Development of a Parametric Approach for the Estimation of Totals and Means for Complex Survey Sample Data in the Presence of Full Response.

Graham Kalton. (Paper). The Interplay Between the Practice and Theory of Survey Sampling: Past, Present, and Future.

Hyunshik Lee and Dongwook Jeong. (Paper). Missing Data Imputation Using Regression and Classification Tree Software GUIDE.

Tien-Huan Lin, Natalia Weil, Ismael Flores Cervantes, and Suzue Saito. (Paper). Evaluating the Effect of Weighting Adjustments on HIV Prevalence Estimates in Three Population-Based HIV Impact Assessments Surveys.

Sharon Lohr, Pamela Broene, and Eric Jodts. (Poster). Sample Design and Weighting for Estimating a Dose-Response Curve.

David A. Marker. (Paper). Methodological Challenges of Environmental Surveys Compared with Human or Establishment Surveys.

David Morganstein. (Session Discussant). ASA Asian Initiative.

David Morganstein. (Session Discussant). Non-Traditional Approaches for Sampling Rare Populations.

Elizabeth Petraglia. (Paper). Multiple Imputation in Longitudinal Studies with Circularity.

John Riddles, Gonzalo Rivero, John Burke, and Keith Rust. (Paper). Adjustments to Student Weights to Account for Student Nonresponse in the National Assessment of Educational Progress.

Minsun Riddles. (Session Chair). Improper Imputation.

Minsun Riddles, Sharon Lohr, J. Michael Brick, Patrick T. Langetieg, J. Mark Payne, and Alan H. Plumley. (Paper). Estimating the Number of Tax Returns Required to Be Filed: Nonparametric Methods to Address Respondent Rounding.

Yumiko Siegfried, David Morganstein, Andrea Piesse, and Sharon Lohr. (Paper). Why Independent Surveys with the Same Objective Yield Different Estimates.

Richard Sigman and Mike Kwanisai. (Paper). Software Solutions to Sample Design Problems That Are Equivalent to Solving a Transshipment Problem.

Reanne Townsend, Rosalynn Yang, J. Michael Brick, Terisa Davis, Richard Moser, Gordon Willis, Stephanie Fowler, David Berrigan, Kelly Blake, and Dana Wolff-Hughes. (Paper). Using Online Panel Surveys to Estimate Population-Level Health Statistics.

Paul Zador and Beth Ann Rabinovich. (Paper). Analysis and Results of a Bonded Labor Prevalence Survey in Tamil Nadu, a State of India.