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Report on the American Statistical Association Conference on Transfer of Methodology

Report on the American Statistical Association Conference on Transfer of Methodology

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The report is the result of a conference of statisticians who met in Reston, VA in March 1978. It was written with the goal of discovering ways to improve communication between government and academic statisticians.
The report is the result of a conference of statisticians who met in Reston, VA in March 1978. It was written with the goal of discovering ways to improve communication between government and academic statisticians.

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REPORT
ON
THE
AMERiCAN
STATISTICAL
ASSOCIATION
CONFERENCE
ON
TRANSFER
OFMETHODOLOGYBETWEEN
ACADEMIC
AND
GOVERNMENT
STATISTICIANS
MARCH
8-10,
1978
RESTON,
VIRGINIA,
U.S.A.
AMERiCAN
STATISTiCAL
ASSOCIATION
806
-
15TH
STREET,
N.W.,
WASHINGTON,
D.C.
20005
 
NOTE:
This
report
is
based
on
workandaConference
supported
by
the
NationalScienceFoundation
underGrant
No.
Soc77-13982.
Any
opinions,
findings,
conclusions
or
recommendations
are
those
of
the
participants
in
this
undertaking
and
do
not
necessarily
reflect
the
views
ofthe
NationalScienceFoundation.
The
report
is
published
by
the
American
Statistical
Association
to
bringthefindings
andrecommendations
tothe
attention
of
concerned
agencies
and
organizations,
scholars
in
the
field,
and
the
general
public.
Copyright
1978by
the
American
Statistical
Association.
 
TABLE
OF
CONTENTS
Preface--------------------------------------------------------------
vChapterI-
Recommendations------------------------------------------
1
Introduction----------------------------------------------------
1
General
Findings------------------------------------------------
5
The
Role
of
Nationaland
International
Statistical
Associations-------------------------------------------------
7
Recommendations
to
National
Statistical
Associations------------
9
Recommendations
tothe
International
Statistical
Institute------
12
Recommendations
to
Universities
andOtherEducational
Institutions-------------------------------------------------
13
Recommendations
to
Government
Statistical
Offices---------------
15
ChapterII-
Statistical
Standards
for
Government
Service------------
18
Report
on
Statistical
Standards
for
Government
Service----------
18
Standardization
of
Procedures
forthe
Evaluation
of
Data:Measurement
Errors
and
Statistical
Standards
in
the
Bureau
of
the
eensus-----------------------------------------
22
Chapter
III
-Academic
Training
for
Government
Statistical
Work------
38
Report
on
Academic
Training
Required
for
Government
Statistical
Work---------------------------------------------
38
Some
Thoughts
on
Training
Needed
for
Government
Statistical
Work:
Ivan
Fellegi------------------------------------------
43
University
Teaching
for
Future
Official
Statisticians:
Edmond
Malinvaud---------------------------------------------
53
Statistical
Education,
Training
andResearchand
Their
Utilization:
M.
N.
Murthy-----------------------------------
68
Chapter
IV
-
In-ServiceTraining
for
Statisticians-------------------
94
Report
on
In-ServiceTraining
for
Statisticians-----------------
94
In-ServiceTraining
for
Statisticians:
Marie
D.
Eldridge-------
100
ChapterV-Exchanges
of
Statisticians-------------------------------
111
Report
on
Exchanges
of
Statisticians----------------------------
111
Exchanges
of
Statisticians:
I.Richard
Savage------------------
116
Chapter
VI
-
Statistical
Advisory
Committees-------------------------
130
Report
on
Statistical
Advisory
Committees-----------------------
130
Statistical
Advisory
Committees---------------------------------
137
Chapter
VII
-CooperativeArrangementsBetweenGovernmentalandNon-Governmental
Organizations-------------------------------------
145
Report
on
CooperationBetweenGovernmentaland
Non-
Governmental
Organizations----------------.------------------
145
CooperativeArrangementsBetweenGovernmentaland
Non-
Governmental
Statistical
Organizations:
Milos
Macura--------
153
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