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Mathematical Sciences

Statistics Talk

Date: 3:30pm - 4:30pm PDT September 23, 2015 Location: John Howard 132

John Howard 132

Estimate Corrections That Account for Changing Survey Modes in a Series of Complex Cross-Sectional Mixed Mode Studies

by Heather Kitada ’12

Heather Kitada is an alum of the department and she is completing a Ph.D. in statistics at Oregon State University.  She is a dynamic speaker and is happy to answer questions about careers in statistics as well as the Masters and Ph.D. stats student experience.


This talk should be accessible to all levels.  In this talk we will motivate and provide background for complex sampling designs for finite populations, as opposed to standard simple random samples with infinite populations.  In addition, we will discuss types of data and tools for analyzing binomial, categorical, and ordinal data.  This should provide adequate foundation to discuss the creation of new survey methodology to model and correct for mode effect in a biennial, mixed mode split-panel survey conducted of Oregon residents assessing satisfaction with highways and determining the most important issues facing Oregon transportation.