Design and analysis surveys workshop, June 3

lahiriThe OHSU-PSU School of Public Health is sponsoring a workshop on design and analysis surveys featuring instructor, Partha Lahiri, Ph.D., professor, Joint Program in Survey Methodology at the University of Maryland and adjunct research professor at the Institute of Social Research.

Friday, June 3, 2016
9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
(with break at  12 to 1:30 p.m.)
OHSU School of Nursing, room 144

Lahiri will present in a non-technical manner basic sampling techniques and explain how freely available software can be used to analyze complex survey data. The course will consist of the following:

1. Introduction
2 Basic sampling designs
3. Different estimators (Horvitz-Thompson, Hansen-Hurwitz, GREG)
4. Nonresponse
5. Weighting
6. Imputation
7. Variance estimation

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand elements of complex sampling designs
  • Learn how to construct survey weights to adjust for unequal selection probabilities, nonresponse and calibration
  • Learn how to compute variance estimates and the associated confidence intervals using complex survey data

Recommended text: Introduction to Survey Sampling, by Graham Kalton, Sage Publications, 1989.

Lahiri’s work has been widely published in leading journals such as the Journal of the American Statistical Association, and Annals of Statistics. He has served on a number of advisory committees, including the U.S. Census Advisory committee and U.S. National Academy panel. Over the years Lahiri advised various local and international organizations such as the United Nations Development Program, World Bank, Gallup Organization. He is a fellow of the American Statistical Association and the Institute of Mathematical Statistics and an elected member of the International Statistical Institute.