The Fourth International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES IV)

The Fourth International Conference on Establishment Surveys will be held June 11-14 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Continuing its focus on methods and applications in establishment surveys, ICES IV will focus on a series of topics this year, such as disclosure protection, sample designs, nonresponse bias, data collection, managing metadata, and more.

Beginning in 1993, The International Conference on Establishment Surveys (ICES) has been held roughly every five years since 1993: 1) to provide a forum to describe current methods being used for surveys of businesses, farms, and institutions 2) to present new or improved technologies for solving the unique problems associated with such establishment surveys, and 3) to promote international interchange of ideas by providing an opportunity for researchers around the world to discuss their work and to exchange ideas for interdisciplinary and cross-country research.

NORC involvement includes:
June 12
C4 Weighting and Variance Estimation, Chair: Fritz Scheuren, 10:40 AM
-  “Modeling Aggregates for Reliability and Confidentiality of Output with Applications to the QCEWAvinash Singh/Santanu Pramanik, 8:35 AM
June 13
- “Evaluating the effectiveness of two strategies to improve telephone survey response rates of employers” Jeremy Pickreign, 8:55 AM
- “Challenges of Building a Sampling Frame and Sampling in a National Survey of Institutions Providing Child Care and Early Education ServiceTing Yan, 8:35 AM
- “Survey Employees within and across Establishments: Challenges and Issues” Discussant: Fritz Scheuren, 1:40 PM
- “Evaluation of Four Disclosure Limitation Models for the QCEW ProgramMichael Yang, 3:55 PM
June 14
C10 Sampling Methods – Design and Allocation, Chair: Michael Yang, 10:20 AM
- “Using a Provider Cluster Sampling Design to Study the Supply and Demand of Early Care and EducationRupa Datta, 10:25 AM

NORC Senior Vice President and Director of Statistics and Methodology, Ken Copeland has been a member of the organizing committee for the conference.

To learn more about the conference, visit the ICES IV site.