Workshop on Modifying Surveys in Response to Disruptions

Friday, March 16, 2007 - 9:00am to Sunday, March 18, 2007 - 4:59pm

The American Statistical Association Section on Survey Research Methods; Section on Government Statistics; National Institute of Statistical Sciences

Summary Documents

ASA Strategic Initiative Notes - Final Version (No Names)

Research Topics


Thursday, March 15
8:00 - 8:00 a.m. Introductory Remarks

8:05 - 9:50 Session 1: Disruptions during Data Collection

Disruptions during Surveys of Energy Consumers
Eugene Burns, Energy Information Administration

The Loss of Sample Households in Disaster Areas
Shannan Catalano, Bureau of Justice Statistics

Canadian Labor Force Survey
Mark Kinack, Statistics Canada

9:50 - 10:15 Break

10:15 - 12:30 p.m. Session 2: New Data Products and Data Adjustments in Response to Disruptions

The Katrina Index
Allison Plyer, Greater New Orleans Community Data Center

New Census Bureau Data Products to Meet Unanticipated Needs
Lisa Blumerman, Census Bureau and Office of Management and Budget

Adjustments to Payroll Survey Processing to Reflect Employment Impacts of Hurricane Katrina
Angela Clinton, Bureau of Labor Statistics

12:30 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 3:15 Session 3: Changes to Surveys for Additional Data Collection due to Disruptions

Quick-Response: Changes to Existing Surveys to Address Significant Events
Carol House, National Agricultural Statistics Service

Methodological Issues with Adding Questions Quickly to an Ongoing Health Survey of Children with Special Health Care Needs
Kathleen S. O'Connor, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, National Center for Health Statistics

Changes to the Current Population Survey in response to Hurricane Katrina
Diane Herz and Sandra Mason, Bureau of Labor Statistics

3:15 - 3:45 Break

3:45 - 5:30 Session 4: Cross Cutting Issues

Presenting Geo-coded Data on Maps
Steve Cohen and Richard Clayton, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Building and Maintaining Public Trust in a Suddenly Changing Environment
Gerald W. Gates, Census Bureau

Future of Public Health Emergency Data
Sally Phillips, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

Friday, March 16

8:30 - 10:00 a.m. Focused Discussion Sessions
10:30 - Noon Wrap Up Plenary Session


Event Type


Bureau of Labor Statistics, Washington DC
United States