Event Calendar

Jun
21
Wed
2017
Vilhuber presents at Workshop on Transparency and Reproducibility in Federal Statistics @ The National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine
Jun 21 all-day
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Vilhuber presents on “Making confidential data part of reproducible research.” Presentation file to come.

Jul
18
Tue
2017
Synthetic Datasets for Statistical Disclosure Control – Research and Applications Around the World @ Palais des Congrès - Mansouri Eddahbi
Jul 18 @ 10:30 – 12:30
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Together with a few others from around the world, Lars Vilhuber will be presenting on results from a synthetic data validation cycle at the International Statistical Institute’s World Statistical Congress.

Aug
24
Thu
2017
Session 0: Course Introduction
Aug 24 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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We will introduce the teaching environment (technical and organizationally), and present the class itself.

Lecture notes

  • INFO7470 2017 Course Introduction  (PPTXPDF)

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Aug
31
Thu
2017
Session 1: Overview of the U.S. Statistical System
Aug 31 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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An overview of the U.S. statistical system is given.

 

Lecture notes

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Sep
7
Thu
2017
Session 2: History of the Federal Statistical Infrastructure
Sep 7 @ 16:25 – 18:00
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Margo Anderson (University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee) presents on the history of the federal statistical system (flipped classroom). She will be present to discuss the lecture.

Readings and other information

Lecture Notes

Historical Perspectives on the U.S. Federal Statistical System

About the Guest Lecturer

Margo Anderson, University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee

Margo Anderson

Margo Anderson is Distinguished Professor of History & Urban Studies at the University of Wisconson – Milwaukee. She specializes in American social, urban and women’s history and has research interests in both urban history and the history of the social sciences and the development of statistical data systems, particularly the census. Her publications include Who Counts? The Politics of Census Taking in Contemporary America (2001), coauthored with Stephen E. Fienberg, and a coedited volume with Victor Greene, Perspectives on Milwaukee’s Past (University of Illinois Press, 2009). Her most recent publication, of particular relevance to this class, is The American Census: A Social History, Second Edition. Yale University Press, 2015. More information about Margo can be found at her University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee website and her personal website.

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