NCRN News Volume 1, Issue 2

Mar 20, 2014

NCRN Spring Meeting at the U.S. Census Bureau
The NCRN Spring meeting will be held at the U.S. Census Bureau in Suitland, MD. The eight nodes of the NSF-Census Research Network (NCRN) are holding a technical mini-symposium on Thursday and Friday, May 22-23, 2014.  There are two half-day sessions and breakout sessions Thursday afternoon. Please send any comments or suggested changes you have of the draft agenda to Lars or Alan withing the next three weeks.[Full Story Here]

NCRN Focus on University of Nebraska - Lincoln Node
University of Nebraska at Lincoln is working on exciting research looking at how computers may play roles in improving data quality and data collection while also reducing costs.
Team members include: PI Allan L. McCutcheon, Professor of Survey Research & Methodology and of Statistics, and a Senior Scientist with Gallup; Robert F. Belli, Professor of Survey Research & Methodology and of Psychology; Jolene D. Smyth, Associate Professor of Survey Research & Methodology and of Sociology; Kristen M. Olson, Associate Professor of Sociology; and Leen–Kiat Soh, Associate Professor of Computer Science and Engineering. The team also includes a postdoctoral fellow, Antje Kirchner, and five doctoral students, Ana Lucia Cordova Cazar, Rebecca Powell, Beth Cochran, Jinyoung Lee, and Adam Eck, as well as several M.S. students.[Read Story Here]

NCRN-Related Events
Here are some upcoming events that involve NCRN research.[Calendar Here]

2014 Research Data Center Annual Research Conference
The Census Headquarters Research Data Center (RDC) is welcoming proposals to present papers at the 2014 Annual RDC Research Conference which will be held June 12, 2014. [Read Article Here]

CUSP Holding Book Launch Workshop on Big Data, Privacy, and the Public Good
The Center for Urban Science and Progress (CUSP) is hosting a workshop in Brooklyn, New York to discuss the book, Big Data, Privacy, and the Public Good: Frameworks for Engagement, it is publishing. The book features some of the NCRN research nodes. [Read Full Story]

NCRN Hosts Virtual Seminar Series
NCRN is hosting monthly virtual seminars to discuss research methodology and share ideas amongst the eight research nodes that are participating in the NCRN grant.  The Virtual Seminar is held at different locations throughout the network, every first Wednesday of the month. Nodes participate using videoconferencing equipment. Participants can ask questions through the live video feed.[Full Story Here]

TCRN and University of Michigan Hosted SIPP Workshop
Triangle Census Research Network (TCRN) and the Duke Initiative in Survey Methodology at the Social Science Research Institute at Duke University, in collaboration with the Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan hosted a three-day workshop February 28 - March 2 introducing participants to the use of micro-data from the Survey of Income and Program Participation (SIPP).[Full Story Here]

SAMSI Hosted Workshop on Censuses and Surveys
Researchers from the NCRN network presented some of their ongoing research at a SAMSI mid-program workshop of the Computational Methods in the Social Sciences program. The meeting occurred on January 8 -- 10, 2014, at the Bureau of Labor Statistics in Washington, DC.[Full Story Here]

NCRN-Related Publications
Find a list of the latest publications of NCRN-related research here. For the full, comprehensive list, see the NCRN website.[Publication List Here]