American Institutes for Research Survey Methods Experts to Present at International Total Survey Error Conference

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American Institutes for Research (AIR) survey methods experts will present on topics related to data quality at the 2015 International Total Survey Error Conference, being held September 20-22, 2015, in Baltimore.

American Institutes for Research (AIR) survey methods experts will present on topics related to data quality at the 2015 International Total Survey Error Conference, being held September 20-22, 2015, in Baltimore.

The theme of the conference is “Improving Data Quality in the Era of Big Data,” and presentations focus on understanding the sources of data error and developing methods for reducing total error. The international conference is designed for statisticians, survey managers, methodologists, and other research professionals who are concerned about survey quality and the challenges of big data.

AIR sessions include:

Monday, September 21, 2015

Paper Session III: Nonresponse and Measurement Error I
1:30 PM–3:00 PM, Room Maryland A, 5th Floor

  • Prepaid Incentives in ABS Surveys: Effect on Nonresponse and Measurement Errors

AIR Presenters: Meghan McQuiggan, Rebecca Medway, Mengmeng Zhang & Mahi Megra

  • How Much is Too Much? Considering the Impact of Survey Response Burden on Nonresponse and Measurement Errors

AIR Presenters: Mahi Megra, Mengmeng Zhang, Danielle Battle & Rebecca Medway

Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Paper Session VI: Big Data from TSE Perspective
1:30 PM–3:00 PM, Room Maryland D/F, 5th Floor

  • Examining Big Data in the Total Survey Error Framework: A Synthesis of the Current Research

AIR Presenters: Celeste Stone, Cong Ye & Ahmad Emad

AIR principal survey methodologist Dr. Clyde Tucker served on the conference organizing committee. For more information about the conference, visit https://www.tse15.org/ehome/90248/TSE15home/.

About AIR
Established in 1946, with headquarters in Washington, D.C., the American Institutes for Research (AIR) is a nonpartisan, not-for-profit organization that conducts behavioral and social science research and delivers technical assistance both domestically and internationally in the areas of health, education and workforce productivity. For more information, visit http://www.air.org.

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