July 21, 2009

RTI International Statisticians Will Present New Research Findings at International Conference

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C.—RTI International statisticians will present new research findings that enhance statistical methodology and guide public policy decisions at the annual American Statistical Association's Joint Statistical Meeting.

The conference will take place August 1-6 in Washington, DC. At this world's largest gathering of statisticians, RTI's leading researchers will present 17 papers and poster sessions to more than 5,000 attendees during the event.

The RTI presentations will highlight RTI's efforts to inform sound public policy through the use of objective, independent statistical analysis.

RTI has nine statisticians recognized as American Statistical Association Fellows, including the association's 2009 president, Sally Morton, who will deliver the presidential address.

RTI presentations at the conference will include:

  • A Model-based Method for Estimating Serious Mental Illness Using Household Interview Data Combined with Clinical Interviews
  • Address-Based Sampling and the 2008 American National Election Survey: A New Paradigm for In-Person Household Surveys
  • Comparing Statistical Software Packages for Multilevel Modeling
  • Constrain Estimate of Intracluster Correlation for Clustered Binary Data
  • Estimated-Control Poststratified Variance Estimators for Proportions
  • Evaluation of Methods for Increasing Precision in DAWN: Stratification and Ratio Estimation
  • GeoFrame™: A Technological Advancement in Field Enumeration
  • How to Be the Most Popular Statistician in Your Company: Affordable Quality Approaches to Guarantee Project Director and Client Satisfaction
  • Overview of Software that Will Produce Sample Weight Adjustments
  • Speeding Up the Asymptotics When Constructing One-sided Coverage Intervals with Survey Data
  • Statistics: From Evidence to Policy
  • Using Predictive Marginals to Produce Standardized Estimates
  • Using Projection Splines to Explore Racial Differences in Gestational Age Distribution Among Very Low-Risk Women

At this year's conference, RTI is also sponsoring the 20th Annual Gertrude Cox Scholarship Race, which honors Gertrude Cox, Ph.D., "the first lady of statistical science," who led the committee that, in 1958, did the early planning for what became RTI International.

Additionally, in the conference's exhibit hall, RTI will showcase the SUDAAN® statistical software package developed by researchers at RTI that provides both descriptive and modeling procedures for analyzing survey and other cluster-correlated data encountered in epidemiological studies, clinical trials, experimental studies and longitudinal studies.