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Oct
26
Thu
2017
INFO7470: Restricted Access Data in the FSRDC system @ Ives 109
Oct 26 @ 16:25 – 18:00
INFO7470: Restricted Access Data in the FSRDC system @ Ives 109
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Barbara Downs (U.S. Census Bureau) will be discussing how best to access data in the FSRDC system. This presentation is part of INFO7470 (https://www.vrdc.cornell.edu/info747x/) but all are welcome.

Session 9: Restricted Access Data and Replicability
Oct 26 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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Flipped classrom about access to restricted access data. Students will be introduced to the research proposal mechanism of the Federal Statistical Research Data Center, including data from the Census Bureau, NCHS, and BLS.

Discussion will focus on how to access various restricted access data sets. Guest presenters may be present live in the videoconference classroom.

Part 3 switches gears, and discusses the need for and the requirements of replicable science (in general, and in restricted-access environments). This part is a live lecture by Lars Vilhuber.

Lecture Notes

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Nov
1
Wed
2017
LDI-CISER-CPC Seminar: Jason Fields (U.S. Census Bureau) @ MVR G87
Nov 1 @ 13:15 – 14:45
LDI-CISER-CPC Seminar: Jason Fields (U.S. Census Bureau) @ MVR G87
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Measures and Content for Studying Family Living Arrangements and Child Well-Being from SIPP 2014

Nov
2
Thu
2017
Session 10: Statistical Tools – Record Linkage and Total Quality Evaluation
Nov 2 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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The class is flipped classroom.

Discussion lead

John M. Abowd, U.S. Census Bureau and Cornell University, will lead the discussion.
John Abowd

John M. Abowd is currently the Associate Director for Research and Methodology and Chief Scientist, United States Census Bureau, on leave from Cornell University. At Cornell, he is the Edmund Ezra Day Professor of Economics, Professor of Statistics and Information Science at Cornell University, and the Director of the Labor Dynamics Institute (LDI) at Cornell. He previously served as a Distinguished Senior Research Fellow at the United States Census Bureau (1998-2015). He is also a Research Associate at the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER, Cambridge, MA), Research Affiliate at the Centre de Recherche en Economie et Statistique (CREST, Paris, France), Research Fellow at the Institute for Labor Economics (IZA, Bonn, Germany), and Research Fellow at IAB (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt-und Berufsforschung, Nürnberg, Germany). He is the outgoing President (2014-2015) and Fellow of the Society of Labor Economists, a past Chair (2013) of the Business and Economic Statistics Section and a Fellow of the American Statistical Association. He is an Elected Member of the International Statistical Institute and a Fellow of the Econometric Society. He previously served on the National Academies’ Committee on National Statistics (2010- 2016) and on the American Economic Association’s Committee on Economic Statistics. He served as Director of the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER) from 1999 to 2007.

Introduction to record linking

  • What is record linking, what is it not, what is the theory?
  • Record linking: applications and examples – How do you do it, what do you need, what are the possible complications?
  • Examples of record linking

Total quality evaluation – errors from coverage, sampling, edit, and imputation.
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Nov
8
Wed
2017
LDI-CISER-CPC Seminar: Jonathan Vespa (U.S. Census Bureau) @ MVR G87
Nov 8 @ 13:15 – 14:45
LDI-CISER-CPC Seminar: Jonathan Vespa (U.S. Census Bureau) @ MVR G87
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Joint LDI-CISER-CPC Seminar: Old Housing, New Needs: Are US Homes Ready for an Aging Population

Nov
9
Thu
2017
Session 11: Statistical Tools – Edit and Imputation
Nov 9 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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  • Formal models of edits and imputations
  • Missing data overview
  • Missing records – Frame or census – Survey
  • Missing items
  • Overview of different products
  • Overview of methods
  • Formal multiple imputation methods

Lecture Notes

Lab

The lab (an edit and imputation exercise) will be posted on the INFO7470x edX site. You will need to create a program, and upload the program (language of your choice) to edX.

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Nov
16
Thu
2017
Session 12: Statistical Tools – Disclosure Limitation Methods – Synthetic Data
Nov 16 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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  • Why must users of restricted-access data learn about confidentiality protection?
  • What is statistical disclosure limitation?
  • What are privacy-preserving data mining and differential privacy?
  • Basic methods for disclosure avoidance (SDL)
  • Rules and methods for model-based SDL
  • SDL-based noise methods
  • Synthetic data
  • Differential privacy methods

Lecture Notes

Supplementary Materials

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Nov
23
Thu
2017
No class (Cornell Thanksgiving Recess)
Nov 23 all-day
Nov
29
Wed
2017
Joint LDI-CISER-Macroeconomics Seminar: Larry Warren @ Ives 115
Nov 29 @ 11:45 – 13:15
Joint LDI-CISER-Macroeconomics Seminar: Larry Warren @ Ives 115
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Part Time Employment and Firm-level Labor Demand over the Business Cycle.

Nov
30
Thu
2017
Session 13: Statistical Tools – Geographic and Network Analysis Methods
Nov 30 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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Flipped class

  • Part A: Spatial Analysis (Nicholas Nagle of University of Tennessee – Knoxville)
  • Part B: Network Analysis (John Abowd, Cornell University)

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Part A: Spatial Analysis

Topics

  • Basic Geocoding
  • Tools for Geocoding
  • Analysis Methods
  • Tools for Geographic Analysis

Lecture Notes

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About the Guest Lecturer

Nicholas Nagle, University of Tennessee – Knoxville

Part B: Network Analysis

This part of the lecture is a live class.

Lecture Notes

About the Guest Lecturer

John Abowd, Cornell University and now U.S. Census Bureau

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