The September issue of the SJIAOS

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Dear Colleague,

The September 2016 issue of the Statistical Journal of the International Association for Official Statistics (IAOS) is now available. The theme of the issue is "Data Fabrication." Steve Koczela, Associate Editor and Fritz Scheuren, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus have put together a selection of papers with this theme. The paper by Dr. Peter Winker from the University of Giessen, Germany has open access. There are many additional topics of interest to producers and users of official statistics. The authors present research and report on activities and best practices in many different countries.

The issue features an interview with Jean-Louis Bodin, founding member of IAOS and its second president. He has had a distinguished career as an official statistician in France, and to this date is still taking an active role in the organization of public statistical systems throughout the world.

You will also find a conversation between Gary Shapiro and Nilupa Gunaratna. They talk about Statistics without Borders (SwB) and creating continuing and sustainable volunteer organizations.

Nancy Torrieri  Katherine Condon  Jean-Louis Bodin

The Statistics Centre-Abu Dhabi (SCAD) is hosting the 15th IAOS Conference in December 2016. In recognition of this event, we bring an interview with H.E. Butti Al Qubaisi on leading SCAD and hosting the conference.

The views and opinions expressed in the interviews and conversations are those of the interviewee and do not necessarily reflect the policy or position of the Journal, nor IOS Press.


DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161030

Progress in understanding survey data fabrication openly available
Koczela, Steve | Scheuren, Fritz
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161026

Don't get duped: Fraud through duplication in public opinion surveys
Kuriakose, Noble | Robbins, Michael
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160978

Comment on "Don't get duped: Fraud through duplication in public opinion surveys''
Spagat, Michael
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160979

Assuring the quality of survey data: Incentives, detection and documentation of deviant behavior
Winker, Peter
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161012

Validation of theoretical assumptions with real and falsified survey data
Landrock, Uta | Menold, Natalja
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161020

Interviewer falsification: Current and best practices for prevention, detection, and mitigation
Murphy, Joe | Biemer, Paul | Stringer, Chris | Thissen, Rita | Day, Orin | Hsieh, Y. Patrick
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161014

Evaluating a new proposal for detecting data falsification in surveys
Simmons, Katie | Mercer, Andrew | Schwarzer, Steve | Kennedy, Courtney
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161019

Systems and processes for detecting interviewer falsification and assuring data collection quality
Thissen, M. Rita | Myers, Susan K.
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-150947

Regular papers

Guidance rules for deriving indicators for process and chain management at NSIs
van Delden, Arnout | de Wolf, Peter-Paul
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160974

Technology, education and the statistical system in Algeria
Bourezgue, Tarik
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160961

Avoiding gender bias in agricultural surveys: An official statistics guide for data collection and dissemination
Ayhan, H. Öztaş
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160970

Calibration for nonresponse treatment: In one or two steps
Andersson, Per Gösta | Särndal, Carl-Erik
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160996

Summarizing data using partially ordered set theory: An application to fiscal frameworks in 97 countries
Bachtrögler, Julia | Badinger, Harald | de Clairfontaine, Aurélien Fichet | Reuter, Wolf Heinrich
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160973

Statistical evaluation of football performance depending on the socio-economic development of countries
Vorobyev, A. | Zarova, E. | Solntsev, I. | Osokin, N. | Zhulevich, V.
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-150952

New proposal for linkage error estimation
Tuoto, Tiziana
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-160995

Interview with Jean-Louis Bodin
Condon, Katherine
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161004

Conversation with Nilupa Gunaratna
Shapiro, Gary | Condon, Katherine
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161016

Interview with H.E. Butti Ahmed Mohamed Bin Butti Al Qubaisi on leading SCAD and hosting IAOS 2016
Baniyas, Raba'a
DOI: 10.3233/SJI-161025


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