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12th QICSS New Researchers Conference

« Data science and social statistics:
Expanding the frontiers of knowledge »

April 2, 2019

École de technologie supérieure (ÉTS)
1100 Notre-Dame West, Montreal

The pace at which new data sets become available at the QICSS has accelerated considerably in recent years, and there is every reason to believe that this will continue. This trend is part of the greater democratization of data, in Canada and elsewhere. The diversity of data available, the wealth of new datasets that result from linking survey data with administrative data, and the accessibility of the metadata required to interpret and understand microdata open up new horizons and push back the frontiers of knowledge.

Every year, the QICSS New Researchers Conference is an opportunity for exchanges and training around the work of those who will form the next generation of researchers in social statistics. The 2019 edition will demonstrate the breadth of opportunity when it comes to examining the information contained in large datasets, modelling this information, and drawing lessons for public policies.

We invite graduate students, postdoctoral researchers and recent graduates who are conducting or have conducted work at the QICSS to submit a communication proposal. This communication should include:

  • a description of the research question being examined and a discussion of its relevance;
  • a presentation of the data used, explaining their advantages as well as their limitations with respect to the research question addressed;
  • a description of the methodology used and a discussion of its contribution or originality in the field of study;
  • a discussion of the results.

Speakers can choose to present in French or in English. Proposals must include a title and a brief description of the research question examined, the methodology and the main results (maximum one page). Submissions should be sent to [email protected] by February 18th, 2019, at the latest. The scientific committee will assess the proposals and announce its decision no later than March 1st, 2019.

Researchers from outside of the Montreal area might be eligible for financial support. A cash prize will be awarded to the best presentation.

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