on Nonresponse Bias in Household Surveys
Friday, March 30
Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Co-sponsored by: Abt Associates Inc., Marketing Systems Group, Schulman, Ronca, & Bucuvalas, Inc. (SRBI), Westat, and the Washington Statistical Society (WSS).
The principal goal of this workshop is to address questions such as:
- Do lower response rates inevitably lead to nonresponse bias?
- Given increasing survey costs and increasing nonresponse rates, are probability samples becoming obsolete?
- Who are the respondents who are missed by today’s surveys, how much does it matter, and what should we do about it?
One of the workshop’s feature presentations takes a closer look at the relationship between nonresponse rates and nonresponse bias, suggests various ways in which nonresponse can lead to biased survey estimates, and offers practical suggestions for coping with them.
Other workshop presentations deal with related issues:
- Identifying those who are missed by surveys with specific design features
- Estimating nonresponse bias and adjusting survey estimates for nonresponse
- Asking whether there is a tradeoff between response rates and response quality
- Whether the Do Not Call Registry has helped or hurt telephone survey response rates
The registration fee for the workshop is $65. There are a limited number of student registrations available to full-time students. Please contact Ryan Hubbard at RyanHubbard@westat.com for more information. The workshop is limited to 150 attendees. The deadline for registration and payment is Friday, March 23.
To register for the conference, please:
1. Complete the registration form on the DC-AAPOR website (http://www.dc-aapor.org/rsvpform.php), and
2. Submit payment by check or credit card.
Payment by Check: Checks can be made payable to DC-AAPOR and sent to the attention of Aaron Maitland at University of Maryland, 1218 Lefrak Hall, College Park, MD 20742.
Payment by Credit Card: PayPal processes our online credit card registrations, but a PayPal account is NOT needed to make a payment. After clicking the 'Buy Now' button below, simply click on the 'Continue' button under the 'Don't have a PayPal Account?' heading to make a payment by credit card. (You can also pay with a credit card even if you have a PayPal account.)
Please contact Adam Safir at email@example.com with any questions about or problems with the website registration form or the PayPal system.
Directions to the Workshop
The workshop will be held in the Barbara Jordan Conference Center, on the second floor of the Kaiser Family Foundation's Public Affairs Center, 1330 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20005.
The Barbara Jordan Conference Center is less than a block from the Metro Center Metro station on the Blue/Orange and Red lines. It is also a short taxi or Metro trip from Union Station (Amtrak), and Washington National Airport (aka Reagan Airport). Parking is available in area lots ($12-$15/day). There is no parking available in Kaiser's building. The building is wheelchair accessible.
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Questions about the Workshop
Contact: Ryan Hubbard, Workshop Chair
Workshop Organizing Committee
Jennifer Beck (Census), John Boyle (SRBI), Ryan Hubbard (Westat), Jennifer Hunter Childs (Census), Aaron Maitland (NCHS), Adam Safir (RTI), Paul Schroeder (SRBI)
|Generous workshop sponsorship provided by
Abt Associates Inc.,
Marketing Systems Group,
Schulman, Ronca, & Bucuvalas, Inc. (SRBI), Westat, and the
Washington Statistical Society (WSS).