National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia

Frontiers in Social Statistics Methodology

Presented by the National Institute for Applied Statistics Australia
University of Wollongong

Wednesday, 8 February 2017

Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology, Sydney


The National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) of the University of Wollongong is presenting a one-day workshop on emerging topics in quantitative social and health research methodology. The workshop will consist of nine talks covering an array of recent developments and trends in social statistical analysis and design.

Featured Speakers

chrisskinnerChris Skinner is a Professor in the Department of Statistics at the London School of Economics, a Fellow at the (UK) Centre for Microdata and Methods and an Associate Member of the Southampton Statistical Sciences Research Institute. His research focuses on survey and social statistics including sampling, design, non-response adjustments, and the analysis of survey data. With Ray Chambers, he edited Analysis of Survey Data (Wiley, 2003).


noelcressieNoel Cressie is Distinguished Professor in the National Institute for Applied Statistics Research Australia (NIASRA) and the School of Mathematics and Applied Statistics at the University of Wollongong, Australia. He is the author of three books including Statistics for Spatio-Temporal Data by Noel Cressie and Christopher K. Wikle (Wiley, 2011). Noel has received the 2009 RA Fisher Award from COPSS and the 2014 Pitman Medal from SSAI.


Fees and Information

Fees: $75; $65 for SSAI members; $50 for UOW staff and all students
Location: Aerial Function Centre, University of Technology Sydney
When: Wednesday, 8 Feb: Registration 9:30, presentations 9:45 to 4:30
Registration: Download the Registration Form

Places are strictly limited and registrations will be processed as they are received.


9.45am – 10.30 am Prof Chris Skinner - The use of survey weights in regression modelling
10.30am – 11.00am Prof Ray Chambers - Regression analysis with probabilistically linked data
11.00am – 11.30pm Morning Break
11.30am – 12.00pm Prof David Steel - The effect of missing out a component in multilevel models with social network effects
12.00pm – 12.30pm A/Prof Robert Clark - Sampling hard to reach populations
12.30pm – 1.00pm Walt Davis - Causal analysis in social research
1.00pm – 1.45pm Lunch
1.45pm – 2.15pm Dr Carole Birrell - Handling missing categorical data in a multi-level structure
2.15pm – 2.45pm Dr Diane Hindmarsh - Small area estimation for health data
2.45pm – 3.15pm Afternoon Break
3.15pm – 3.45pm Prof James Brown – Modelling of tabular data
3.45pm – 4.30pm Distinguished Prof Noel Cressie - Spatial modelling of multivariate social-economic data

Presentation titles and speakers may be subject to change

Last reviewed: 4 January, 2017