Keynote address

We are pleased to announce that Professor Colm O'Muircheartaigh will present the keynote address.

Colm O'Muircheartaigh is the dean and a professor at the University of Chicago, Harris School of Public Policy Studies and senior fellow in the National Opinion Research Center (NORC).

Professor O'Muircheartaigh's research encompasses survey sample design, measurement errors in surveys, cognitive aspects of question wording, and latent variable models for non-response. His responsibilities include the development of methodological innovations in sample design for NORC's face-to-face surveys in the U.S. but he is also the co-investigator on the National Social Life, Health, and Aging Project (NSHAP) which has at its core a national survey of older adults first interviewed in 2005 and 2006.  NSHAP is a population-based study of health and social factors on a national scale, aiming to understand the well-being of older, community-dwelling Americans. It examines the interactions among physical health, illness, medication use, cognitive function, emotional health, sensory function, health behaviors, and social connectedness.

Formerly president of the International Association of Survey Statisticians and a council member of the International Statistical Institute, he is a member of the U.S. Census Bureau Federal Advisory Committee of Professional Associations (chair of the statistics subcommittee), a member of the Advisory Boards of the Panel Study on Income Dynamics (PSID) and the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health (Add Health), and a member of the National Academies Panel on Residence Rules for the 2010 Census.

RC33 Eighth International Conference on Social Science Methodology

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