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Project Title: Using Multiple Data Sources and State-of-the-Art Estimation Methods in Federal Statistics: Frameworks, Methods, and Assessment

PIN: DBASSE-CNSTAT-13-09         

Major Unit:
Division of Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education

Sub Unit:
Committee on National Statistics

Harris-Kojetin, Brian

Subject/Focus Area:
Behavioral and Social Sciences

Using Multiple Data Sources and State-of-the-Art Estimation Methods in Federal Statistics: Frameworks, Methods, and Assessment
September 4, 2015 - September 5, 2015
National Academy of Sciences Building
2101 Constitution NW
Washington D.C. 20148

If you would like to attend the sessions of this meeting that are open
to the public or need more information please contact:

Contact Name: Agnes E. Gaskin
Phone: 202-334-2240
Fax: 202-334-3751


First Meeting of the Panel on Improving Federal Statistics for
Policy and Social Science Research Using Multiple Data Sources and
State-of-the-Art Estimation Methods

September 4-5, 2015
The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Members'Room
Washington, DC


Friday, September 4 OPEN SESSION ROOM 250

8:30 – 9:00 a.m. Networking Breakfast (available in room)

9:00 – 9:30 a.m Welcome and Introductions
Robert M. Groves – Chair
Connie Citro – Director, Committee on National Statistics
Bob Hauser – Director, Division on Behavioral and Social Sciences and Education
Stuart Buck, Laura and John Arnold Foundation

9:30 – 10:30 a.m. Discussion of Statement of Task
--Quick take on purpose and optimal orientation of the study from panel members (5 minutes each)

10:30 – 10:45 a.m. Break

10:45 – 12:15 p.m. Dialogue with Federal Statistical System Stakeholders
Katherine Wallman, Office of Management and Budget (confirmed)
John Thompson, Census Bureau (confirmed)
Erica Groshen, Bureau of Labor Statistics (confirmed)
Joe Riley, National Agricultural Statistics Service (confirmed)
Brian Moyer, Bureau of Economic Analysis (confirmed)
Bill Sabol, Bureau of Justice Statistics (confirmed)
Charlie Rothwell, National Center for Health Statistics (invited)

12:15 - 1:15 p.m. Working Lunch (available in room)

1:15 p.m. Adjournment of Public Session

Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting

The following committee members were present at the closed sessions of the meeting:
Robert M. Groves
Michael E.Chernew
Piet Daas
Cynthia Dwork
Ophir Frieder
Frauke Kreuter
James P. Lynch
Sharon Lohr
Colm O'Muircheartaigh

Trivellore Raghunathan
Roberto Rigobon and Marc Rotenberg

The following topics were discussed in the closed sessions:
In the closed session, the committee held a discussion on Bias and Potential Conflict of interest. They refine and finalize the Statement of Task based on the discussion with the agency heads. Each panel member discussed there areas of expertise and interest related to the focus of the study and they discussed plans and ideas for the upcoming workshops and possible commissioned papers, as well as goals and expectations for work prior to the next meeting.

The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:

Date of posting of Closed Session Summary: September 15, 2015