Bi-monthly Webinar Series – CIRS – American Statistical Association (ASA)

Bi-monthly Webinar Series – CIRS – American Statistical Association (ASA)

The Committee on International Relations in Statistics (CIRS) from the American Statistical Association (ASA) is organizing a bi-monthly Webinar Series that will cover different topics in Statistics. The goal is to give the opportunity to people based on different corners of the world to come together and learn some introductory material about interesting statistical topics.
 
The first one will be held on May 11th:
May 11, 2022, 12 PM EDT
 
An Introduction to Small Area Estimation
 
Carolina Franco, Principal Statistician, NORC at the University of Chicago
 
Small area estimation (SAE) techniques can lead to greatly improved estimates relative to direct survey estimates when there is a large number of domains of interest and a limited overall sample size, which is often the case in surveys. When successfully applied, SAE can dramatically reduce measures of uncertainty and provide estimates for domains with no survey data. It can allow for publishing of official estimates at lower levels of aggregation. We will discuss the following topics:
 
• What is small area estimation (SAE)?
• What are the potential benefits of SAE?
• Examples of real applications of small area estimation
• An introduction to area-level and unit-level models
• Discussion of frequently used software
• Where to learn more…
 
There is no fee, but registration is required.
 
 
Speaker Short Bio
 
Dr. Carolina Franco is a Principal Statistician at NORC at the University of Chicago, specializing in small area estimation (SAE). Prior to moving to NORC last year, Dr. Franco spent several years doing research and consulting at the US Census Bureau, where she worked on important SAE programs used for the production of official statistics, including the Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates (SAIPE) Program, and the Voting Rights Act, Section 203 determinations. She also has extensive experience giving seminars on SAE and has taught SAE through the Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland. She has published several papers on different aspects of SAE.
For questions, or to suggest topics for future webinars contact Carolina Franco at franco-carolina@norc.org or Alexandra Schmidt alexandra.schmidt@mcgill.ca
 
We hope to see you there.
Best wishes,
Alex
(on behalf of the CIRS-ASA)
 
Alexandra M. Schmidt
Professor – The University Chair
Program Director of Biostatistics
McGill University