Tuesday, 3 November 2015

Length-Biased Sampling in Social Research

Workshop with Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Ph.D., Columbia University.

Length-biased sampling is a pervasive problem in population research.
Applications range from methodological problems (e.g., how do you pick the
right unit of analysis for a survey) to conceptual insights (e.g., the
relationship between the demographic concepts of "period" and "cohort").
This workshop will discuss these issues using a diverse set of examples
drawn from social science research.

Elizabeth Wrigley-Field, Ph.D., is a Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Health
and Society Scholar at Columbia University and incoming Assistant
Professor of Sociology at the University of Minnesota. She is a formal
demographer and sociologist working on topics in social inequality,
mortality, and formal demographic modeling.