NCES Roundtable on Imputation in Government Surveys

Research Project

Research Working Group Agenda

January 26, 2018
PCP Building, Room 4090

Morning Session: Discussion of How Imputation is used across the government

10:15 a.m.-10:45 a.m.

Yves Thibaudeau
U.S. Census Bureau
Center for Statistical Research and Methodology

10:45 a.m.-11:15 a.m.

MoonJung Cho - slides "Imputation at the BLS"
U.S. Department of Labor
Bureau of Labor Statistics

11:15 a.m.-11:45 a.m.

Cliff Spiegelman - slides "Hitting Calibration Targets + INCA Calibration"
Texas A & M University
Department of Statistics

11:45 a.m.-12.15 p.m.

Jae Kwang Kim - slides "Three statistical issues on multiple imputation in complex survey sampling"
Iowa State University
Department of Statistics

Afternoon Session: Review of Analysis of Imputation approaches used in the National Household Education Surveys

1:00 p.m.-1:30 p.m.

Recai Yucel - slides "Assessing imputation uncertainty NHES 2012"
University At Albany, SUNY
School of Public Health

1:30 p.m.-2:00 p.m.

Nat Schenker, (Retired)  - slides "Outline for Discussion at NCES Roundtable on Imputation"
National Center for Health Statistics
Division of Research and Methodology

2:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Discussant and Moderated Discussion with Panel

Raghu Raghunathan - slides "Match Bias or Nonignorable Nonresponse? Improved Imputation and Administrative Data in the CPS ASEC"
University of Michigan
Institute for Social Research

2:30 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Moderated Discussion between Panel and Audience

Raghu Raghunathan
University of Michigan
Institute for Social Research

3:00 p.m.


Project Goal: 

At the request of the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) the National Institute of Statistical Sciences organized an Experts’ Roundtable focused on the use of imputation procedures in government surveys.

On January 26, 2018, the roundtable was held in person at the NCES. Presentations showcased the practice of imputation procedures in other federal agencies such as U.S. Census Bureau, Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Agricultural Statistical Services, and National Center for Health Statistics. Advances on imputation procedures in academic research were highlighted, with specific attention given to the potential impact of adoption of multiple imputation procedure on NCES surveys and results of a pilot study.

Research Team: 

Technical Experts Involved

Moon Jung Cho, Ph.D.

Office of Survey Methods Research
U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Jae Kwang Kim, Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Statistics & Center for Survey Statistics and Methodology (CSSM),
Iowa State University

Trivellore Raghunathan, Ph.D.

Professor of Biostatistics, Director and Research Professor,
Survey Research Center, Institute for Social Research,
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor

Nathaniel Schenker, Ph.D.


Clifford Spiegelman, Ph.D.

Distinguished Professor,
Department of Statistics,
Texas A&M University

Yves Thibaudeau, Ph.D.

Principal Researcher, Center for Statistical Research and Methodology,
U.S. Census

Recai Yucel, Ph.D.

Chair and Associate Professor of Biostatistics,
Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics,
School of Public Health, SUNY-Albany