Surveys: What is their future? symposium in honour of Jelke Bethlehem

Friday, 19 September 2014 - 11:30 tot 19:30

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Organised by Statistics Netherlands, in collaboration with the Dutch Platform for Survey Research (NPSO).

This year Jelke Bethlehem will retire from service at Statistics Netherlands (CBS). To honour and celebrate his contributions to survey methodology and survey practice, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) organizes an international symposium. The symposium comes at a time where traditional survey research and practice are challenged by big data, survey data arising from non-probability sampling, and various new means of communication. The symposium looks ahead and gives the platform to a number of researchers from survey statistics and social sciences.

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Programme chair: Wim Vosselman (Statistics Netherlands).
Follow any of the links below for more information about the talks.

09:30 – 10:15 Registration with coffee and tea
10:15 – 10:30 Welcome
                          Bert Kroese (Statistics Netherlands)
10:30 – 11:00 The messy part in the middle – nonresponse between design and analysis
                          Ineke Stoop (The Netherlands Institute for Social Research/SCP)
11:00 – 11:30 Web Survey Design and Measurement Error
                          Mick Couper (University of Michigan, USA)
11:30 – 12:00 Towards a better world…? On polls and public opinion
                          Joop van Holsteyn (Leiden University)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch
13:00 – 13:30 Survey theory tomorrow : A return to pre-eminence of data acquisition issues?
                           Carl-Erik Särndal (Statistics Sweden)
13:30 – 14:00 Combining Survey and Administrative Data: some Thoughts from a Census Context
                          Chris Skinner (London School of Economics, UK)
14:00 – 14:30 Blaise: past, present and future
                          Jim O’Reilly (Westat)
14:30 – 15:00 Break
15:00 – 15:30 Adaptive survey design – how to get Jelke in a survey?
                           Barry Schouten (Statistics Netherlands)
15:30 – 16:15 The ever changing landscape of survey research
                           Jelke Bethlehem (Statistics Netherlands /Leiden University)
16:15 – 16:30 Farewell speech
                           Kees Zeelenberg (Statistics Netherlands)
16:30 – 17:30 Drinks


Jelke Bethlehem is Senior Researcher at the Department of Process Development and Methodology, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and is Research Professor by special appointment at Leiden University
Mick Couper is Research Professor at the Survey Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA
Joop van Holsteyn is Professor at the Department of Political Science, Leiden University.
Bert Kroese is Director of the Division of Process Development, IT and Methodology, Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Jim O’Reilly is Senior Blaise Consultant at Westat, USA
Carl-Erik Särndal is Professor Emeritus of Université de Montreal and affiliated to Statistics Sweden
Barry Schouten is Senior Researcher at the Department of Process Development and Methodology, Statistics Netherlands (CBS) and holds a position by special appointment at Utrecht University
Chris Skinner is Professor at the London School of Economics, UK
Ineke Stoop is Senior Researcher at the Netherlands Institute for Social Research (SCP)
Wim Vosselman is former Manager of the Department of Process Development and Methodology, Statistics Netherlands (CBS)
Kees Zeelenberg is Director of Methods and Statistical Policies, Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Adres & Locatie

Naturalis Biodiversity Center
Darwinweg 2
2333CR Leiden

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