2019 Federal Computer-Assisted Data Collection Workshops Feature Westat Leadership, Expertise

Westat researchers are bringing their expertise in eye-tracking, computer vision, mobile technology, and more to the 2019 Federal Computer-Assisted Survey Information Collections Workshop, known as FedCASIC 2019, April 16-17, 2019, in Washington, DC.

Westat Vice Presidents Jane Shepherd and Brad Edwards are the Westat coordinators for this annual workshop series.

Westat staff (names in bold) are contributing in the following ways. For more details, see the workshop site.

Michelle Amsbary, Rick Dulaney, Justin Kamens, and Joelle Michaels. (Presentation). Web Screen Presentation Using Blaise 5.

Nikki Brown, Karen Robbins, and Kathleen O'Reagan. (Demonstration).  Advanced Blaise Layout and Editing Features for Multimode Data Collection.

Amelia Burke-Garcia, Brad Edwards, and Ting Yan. (Presentation). The Future Is Now: How Surveys Can Harness Social Media to Address 21st-Century Challenges.

Andrew Caporaso, Douglas Williams, Victoria Hoverman, and Jennifer Crafts. (Poster). Applying Real-World Eye-Tracking to Paper-Based Direct-to-Consumer (DTC) Advertisements.

Kristin Jiating Chen, Alexander Cates, Rick Huey, Marcelo Simas, James Jenness, and Gonzalo Rivero. (Presentation). Using Computer Vision to Process Vehicle Dashboard Displays in Transportation Safety.

Kristen Monaco, Anup Mathur, Nora Paxton, Karen Davis, and Gonzalo Rivero. (Panelists). Management Challenges Related to Staffing, Recruiting, and Retention Focusing on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Abie Reifer. (Demonstration). Use of Mobile Technology to Improve Quality and Efficiency in Field Surveys.

Jane Shepherd. (Session Chair). Management Challenges Related to Staffing, Recruiting, and Retention Focusing on Data Science and Artificial Intelligence.

Marcelo Simas, Ting Yan, and Janice Machado. (Presentation). A Smartphone App to Record Food Purchases and Acquisitions.

Sheryl A.B. Wood and Tatiana Nwankwo. (Presentation). National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES): Using Text Reminders to Encourage Fasting for Medical Exams.

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