April 4, 2011

Advance Notice

Brogan lecturer to look at Census data use

In government statistics, the same piece of information may be used for different purposes by different users.

This concept will be discussed in a talk, Monday, April 18, by Robert Groves, director of the U.S. Census Bureau. “What is quality? Government statistics and the larger social sciences world” will be at 4 p.m. in the Claudia Nance Rollins Building, in the Lawrence P. & Ann Estes Klamon Room.

Groves will open with a quick review of the nature of the 2010 Census operations as a case study, the use of census statistics for decisions, and perspectives that can be used to evaluate a census.

He will compare frameworks used to evaluate government statistical information with frameworks used in the social sciences.  These quality frameworks are broader than those in the social sciences.

Groves is giving the annual Donna J. Brogan Lecture in Biostatistics, established in 2004 by the School of Public Health.

For more information, contact Amita Manatunga, at 404.727.1309.

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