Online Program

Microsimulation of a Government Survey
*Lawrence Cox, National Institute of Statistical Sciences (NISS) 


Keywords: survey management, survey design, survey cost modeling

In April, 2011, The National Institute of Statistical Sciences, with the assistance of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, held a Workshop on Microsimulation Models for Surveys, focused on U.S. Federal surveys. The objective of the Workshop was to launch, provide scientific direction and develop partnerships around an effort to develop a computerized microsimulation model for an appropriately selected federal survey. This model is intended to provide a prototype for developing a generalized model or individual simulation models for other surveys. We will provide a first look at how a survey simulation model would appear and function.