2021 Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology (FCSM)
Research and Policy Conference
November 2nd – November 4th, 2021
Where:Walter E. Washington Convention Center
801 Mt. Vernon Place, NW
Washington DC, 20001
CALL FOR PAPERS
NEW Deadline: Monday, April 19, 2021
The 2021 FCSM Research and Policy Conference will focus on Trust as the Cornerstone of Federal Statistics and Evidence Building, and the role of the Federal Statistical System in data collection and outcomes research that supports evidence-based policy making. The conference provides a forum for experts and practitioners from around the world to discuss and exchange current methodological knowledge and policy insights about topics of current and critical importance to federal agencies.
We seek abstracts that address the following topics and conference theme from a research and/or policy perspective:
Relevant and timely information, such as implications of the Coronavirus pandemic on the work and priorities of the Federal Statistical System.
Data quality, such as evaluating changes to data collection mode, or communicating the quality of administrative or blended data
Confidentiality, data access, open data, disclosure avoidance, or disclosure risk mitigation
Advances in credible and accurate survey and statistical methodology on a variety of topics of importance to the Federal Statistical System such as:
Survey design and data collection
Estimation and analysis methods
Economic measurement concepts, techniques
Statistical literacy and communication of results
Use of multiple data sources, including linkage and coverage
Policy Submissions: Abstracts should discuss a statistical policy topic listed above from the authors’ or agencies’ perspective. Submissions can discuss the implications or impacts observed thus far, and may raise questions or issues without having a definitive answer.
Research Submissions: Abstracts should present research studies and findings related to the topics listed above. Submissions should not simply describe a data collection program or be highly specialized.
Organized Session Submissions: Additionally, we seek submissions for organized sessions. An organized session submission should include 3 or 4 papers, a discussant and a chair. Organized sessions with both research and policy presentations will be given priority when the program is assembled.
Instructions: Submit your abstract by clicking on the “2021 Abstract Submission Form” link below.
Re-Submissions from 2020: Accepted 2020 abstracts that were not able to be presented due to the pandemic may be re-submitted if they are still timely and relevant to the 2021 conference topics.
For conference information, or to be included on the mailing list, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 703.382.8002
For questions on abstract submissions or the program, contact the Program Chair, Darius Singpurwalla: email@example.com or 703.292.7793
Note: If crowd size is limited due to COVID-19, the conference may be switched from in-person to virtual.
Note: If you are unable to submit your abstract through the Google form, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and “Abstract Submission” in the subject line. Please provide this information here in the body of the email.