July 30, 2012

RTI International Statisticians to Present New Statistical Methodology Research at International Conference


  • RTI International statisticians will present 20 papers and poster presentations at the 2012 American Statistical Association's Joint Statistical Meetings
  • RTI will also showcase the newly-released SUDAAN® 11 statistical software package
  • The conference will take place July 28-August 2 in San Diego, Calif

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RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK, N.C. — Leading statisticians from RTI International will present new research related to statistical methodology at the annual American Statistical Association's Joint Statistical Meetings, July 28 - August 2 in San Diego, Calif.

The conference is the world's largest gathering of statisticians, bringing together more than 6,000 attendees. The theme of this year’s conference is “Statistics: Growing to Serve a Data-Dependent Society.”

RTI researchers will present 20 papers and poster presentations that highlight the institute’s efforts to inform sound public policy through the use of objective, independent statistical analysis.

RTI will also be showcasing the newly released SUDAAN® 11 statistical software package at the conference. Developed by researchers at RTI, SUDAAN provides descriptive and modeling procedures for analyzing survey and other cluster-correlated data encountered in epidemiological studies, clinical trials, experimental studies and longitudinal studies. The newest version of the software is 50 percent larger than the previous release and offers several enhancements based on customers' needs, requests and feedback.

RTI presentations at the conference will include:

  • ABS and Cell Phones: Appending Both Cell Phone and Landline Phone Numbers to an Address-Based Sampling Frame
  • Scope and Coverage of Landline and Cell Phone Numbers Appended to Address Frames
  • Double Protection for Imputation Using a Tree-Based Methodology
  • Statistical Analysis of Environmental Data with Nondetects: A Solution for Practitioners
  • The Agony and the Ecstasy: A Tale of Repository Data Analysts
  • A Comparison of Median Testing Methods for Complex Survey Data Using Various Statistical Packages
  • A Model-Based Method for Estimating Serious Emotional Disturbance Using a Mental Health Screener from Household Interview Data Combined with Clinical Interviews
  • Quality/Quantity Assessment of Patient Registries Versus Questionnaire Self-Reports
  • Weak Identifiability in Latent Class Analysis
  • What’s New in SUDAAN 11?
  • Random Forest with Regression in the Nodes
  • Kappa Statistic for Surveys and Complex Data
  • Exploring Several Uses for Instrumental-Variable Calibration
  • Integration of the National and International SDR Datasets: Bridging Effects and Expected Improvements to the Time Series Data
  • The Implications of Ignoring the Uncertainty in Control Totals for Generalized Regression Estimators
  • Imputation Using the Other Pair Member
  • Beyond the USPS CDS File: Extending the Coverage of ABS Frames
  • Can Replicate-Based Methods Be Used in Variance Estimation for Cut-Point Estimators Derived Through ROC Analysis?
  • Single Versus Replicate Survey Weights: Toward Guidance for Choosing an Optimal Approach
  • Evaluation of Two-Step Nonresponse Adjustment in the Mental Health Surveillance Study

For more information about RTI’s role at the conference, visit www.rti.org/jsm.