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IBUC 2009   
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Conference schedule

Monday, June 1.

14:00 - 18:00 Registration
17:00 - 19:00 Get-together party Cash bar, Islande Hotel
     

Tuesday, June 2

08:00 - 09:00 Registration
09:00 - 10:30 Opening session
    Kaspars Misāns, Chairman of Local Organizing Committee
    Opening speech: Vesa Kuusela, Chairman of Scientific Committee
    Welcoming address: Aija Žīgure, President of the CSB, Latvia
    Keynote Speech: Jelke Bethlehem, Statistics Netherlands
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 1: Uses of Blaise
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00 Session 2: CAPI system developments
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00 Session 3: Data Quality
17.00 - 19.00 Welcoming party, Islande Hotel terrace
     

Wednesday, June 3.

09:00 - 10:30 Session 4: Blaise in Organizations
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 5: Blaise Team Presents, 1
12:30 - 13:45 Lunch break Poster session
13:45 - 15:15 Session 6: Blaise Team Presents, 2
15:15 - 17:15 Guided walking tour in old Riga
17:30 - Conference dinner, Restaurant Lido
(outside the center of Riga, transportation will be provided)
     

Thursday, June 4.

09:00 - 10:30 Session 7: Event history applications
10:30 - 11:00 Break
11:00 - 12:30 Session 8: Authoring in Blaise
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch break
13:30 - 15:00 Session 9: Applications and supporting tools
15:00 - 15:30 Break
15:30 - 17:00 Closing Session
    Tony Award
    IBUG meeting
         

Friday, June 5.

09:00 - 12:00 B-CLUB meeting


Conference program

Session 1: Uses of Blaise

Leonard Hart and Scott Reid, Mathematica Policy Research, Inc.
Converting to Blaise 4.8 for CATI and CAWI Surveys

Roberto V. Picha, U.S. Census Bureau, USA
Using Blaise 4.8 for Census Coverage Measurement

Lilia Filippenko, Roger Osborn, Vorapranee (Mai) Wickelgren, & Venkat Yetukuri, RTI International, USA
Using the Blaise Component Pack for All Stages  of Data Collection

Authors Liljana Taseva, Mira Deleva, State Statistical Office of the Republic of Macedonia
BLAISE in Macedonia-Census of agriculture 2007

 

Session 2: CAPI system developments

Chris Seymour, Statistics New Zealand
Quality assurance through Computer Audio- Recorded Interviewing (CARI)

Vesa Kuusela, Toni Räikkönen and Kai Vikki, Statistics Finland
Case Management System Based on Wireless Telecommunications

Fred Wensing, Softscape Solutions, Australia
Development of Survey and Case Management facilities for organisations with minimal survey infrastructure

Karlis Zeila, Norberts Talers, Pavel Onufrijevs, Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia
CAPI system at Central Statistical Bureau of Latvia

 

Session 3: Data Quality

Kimin Kim, Korea Labor Institute
Minimizing the errors in the questionnaire and monitoring the survey process

Wim Hacking, Statistics Netherlands
Macro-selection and micro-editing: a prototype 

James R. Hagerman, Jody L. Dougherty, and Sue Ellen Hansen, The University of Michigan
The Three-Legged Stool Is Now a Four-Legged Chair: Specification Guidelines for Blaise Survey Instruments

 

 

Session 4: Blaise in Organizations

Lucy Fletcher, Office for National Statistics
The Effects of Relocation on Blaise Support in O.N.S.

Lois Steinfeldt, Jaswinder Anand, Ellen Anderson, and John Clemens, Agricultural Research  Service, USA
Evaluating the use of questions and responses in a large national dietary data collection instrument

Shifra Har and Evgenia Luskin, Israel Central Bureau of Statistics
Different Methods of Working with Blaise® in the Israel Central Bureau of Statistics

Gerrit de Bolster, Statistiscs Netherlands
BlaiseIS at Statistics Netherlands

 

Session 7: Event history applications

Daniel Moshinsky, Mecene Desormice, Seth Benson-Flannery; U.S. Census Bureau
The Use of Metadata in the Design of a Customizable .NET Event History Calendar

April Beaulé, Mary Dascola  and Youhong Liu, The University of Michigan
Development and Programming of an Employment Event History Calendar in the Panel Study of Income Dynamics

Fred Wensing, Softscape Solutions, Australia
Time Use Diary Data Capture System built in Blaise and Maniplus

Jim O'Reilly, Westat
Capturing and UtiIizing Interview Timings

 

Session 8: Authoring in Blaise

Peter Sparks, The University of Michigan
A Systematic Approach to Debugging in the Blaise Environment:  An Author's Perspective

Michael K. Mangiapane, U.S. Census Bureau
Unduplication of Listing Data

Alerk Amin (CentERdata, The Netherlands), Richard Boreham (National Center for Social Research, England), Maurice Martens (CentERdata, The Netherlands), Colin Miceli (National Center for Social Research, England)
An End-to-End Solution for Using Unicode with Blaise to Support Any Language

Maurice Martens, Alerk Amin & Corrie Vis (CentERdata, The Netherlands)
Managing Translations for Blaise Questionnaires


 

Session 9: Applications and supporting tools

Roger Schou, National Agricultural Statistics Service, USA
Moving to a Centralized Database for Surveys in Blaise at the National Agricultural Statistics Service

Richard Frey and Mike Rhoads, Westat
Blaise Editing Rules + Relational Data Storage = Best of Both Worlds?

Karl Dinkelmann, Nicole Kirgis, Gina-Qian Cheung, University of Michigan
Michigan Questionnaire Documentation System, Version 3 (MQDS-V3)

Jo Edwards, Office for National Statistics
Tracking And Rotation – The Next Steps

 

Poster session

Rob Groeneveld, Statistics Netherlands
Some Techniques In Blaise Data Editing

Marien Lina, Division of Business Statistics, Statistics Netherlands
Presenting Answers in Random Order; A generic approach for presenting enumeration answers in random order in the Blaise Data Entry Program.

Gina-Qian Cheung, The University of Michigan
Mixed Mode Sample Management System development process