The January 2016 issue of the International Association of Survey Statisticians (IASS) newsletter 'The Survey Statistician' is now available at:
See: http://isi-iass.org/home/services/the-survey-statistician/ for previous issues of the newsletter.
Besides our regular features of country reports on activities related to survey statistics, Table of Contents of relevant journals and announcements for upcoming conferences, we also have three special articles in each issue under the headings: 'New and Emerging Methods', 'Ask the Expert 'and 'Book/Software Review' . We have also introduced a new section containing contributed articles.
The current issue contains the following:
- an article by Piero Demetrio Falsori and Paolo Righi, ISTAT on 'A flexible tool for defining optimal sampling designs';
- a response to the question: 'Why do official surveys sometimes tell a different story from alternative sources?' by Craig McLaren and Kate Davies, ONS;
- a book review provided by Natalie Shlomo, the University of Manchester for the book: 'Methodological Developments in Data Linkage', edited by Katie Harron, Harvey Goldstein and Chris Dibben, Wiley Series in Probability and Statistics, Chichester: John Wiley & Sons, 2016.
- an article written by Zdenek Patak, Statistics Canada titled: 'Some thoughts on seasonal adjustment variances'.
We thank all of the section editors and contributors.
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Eric Rancourt and Natalie Shlomo
Editors, The Survey Statistician
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