BigSurv 2018 Conference

The European Survey Research Association (ESRA) will hold the first conference on Big Data Meets Survey Science, BigSurv18, on October 25-27, 2018 at the Universitat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona, Spain. Rupa Datta, Vice President and Senior Fellow of NORC’s Center for Excellence in Survey Research, will present at the event.

BigSurv18 will bring together international researchers, practitioners, and experts to address how promising technologies and methodologies for using massive datasets can improve, supplement, or replace data and estimates from complex surveys and censuses. The theme of the 2018 conference is “Exploring New Statistical Frontiers at the Intersection of Survey Science and Big Data.” NORC is a bronze level sponsor.

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Using Linked Survey and Administrative Data to Assess the Quality of Each Contributing Data Source
Date: October 27, 2018, 14:00 - 15:30
Presenting Author: Rupa Datta

This paper describes an effort to conduct address-level linkages of newly available restricted-use research data files from with data files from the nationally representative 2012 National Survey of Early Care and Education (NSECE). We use the linked administrative and survey data to learn about the quality of each – that is, what can the linked data tell us about the survey data quality and about the administrative data quality, and therefore about the usefulness of the linked data?