Workshop on Survey Sampling Theory and Methodology - august 25-29, 2008 in Kuressaare (Estonia)

Scientific Programme Schedule

Opening address

Gunnar Kulldorff, University of Umeå, Sweden:
Expansion to Ukraine and Belarus

Main speakers

Main speakers are invited to give one or more 45-50 min. lectures, basically of tutorial nature.

Invited speakers generally represent network countries, one from each. They give a 45 min. lecture.

Other participants can present contributed papers (20 min.) Their presentations will be discussed by nominated discussants (10 min.).

Jan Bjornstad, Statistics Norway, 4 lectures:
Abstract. Some inference issues regarding modeling, variance estimation and nonresponse in survey sampling;
Slides of lectures 1-2;
Slides of lectures 3-4.

Camelia Goga, University of Burgundy, France, 2 lectures:
Variance estimation through influence function linearization technique: theory and applications;
Nonparametric models in survey sampling: a B-spline regression approach.

Carl-Erik Särndal, consultant to Statistics Canada, Statistics Finland, Statistics Sweden, 1 lecture:
Propensity score weighting and calibrated weighting; how do they compare?

Invited speakers

1. Lennart Bondesson, Department of Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Umeå, Sweden
Variants of the splitting method for unequal probability sampling
2. Danute Krapavickaite, Institute of Mathematics and Informatics, Statistics Lithuania
Estimation of a proportion under certain two-stage sampling design
3. Seppo Laaksonen, University of Helsinki, Finland
Integrated modelling approach to imputation
4. Martins Liberts, UK Office for National Statistics, University of Latvia
Weighting and estimation of sampling errors in the UK Annual Population survey
5. Volodymyr Sarioglo, Institute for Demography and Social Research, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine
Methodological approaches to the first-stage sample design for integrated household surveys
6. Kaja Sõstra, Statistics Estonia
Optimal domain estimation under summation restriction