Methodology of Statistical Surveys

Comittee Chair: Prof. Dr. Hans Kiesl (OTH-Regensburg)
Vice-Chair Dr. Hanna Brenzel (Federal Statistical Office)
New election:   Fall 2025


Task, Goals and Contents:

The committee sees itself as a forum for the discussion of theoretical-methodological and application-related problems of statistical surveys. It sees its task primarily in promoting the further development of survey methodology and in stimulating scientific dialogue between statisticians working in practice (especially in official statistics) and statisticians from universities and other research institutions.

Topic Selection:

  • New sampling methods in official statistics
  • Methodological discussion on a register-based census
  • Use of registers as a substitute for primary surveys
  • Methodological problems in panel surveys
  • New procedures for handling non-response and missing values
  • Small Area Estimation
  • Methodology of telephone sampling
  • Statistical properties of nonprobability surveys
  • Record Linkage and Statistical Matching
  • Methods for anonymizing individual economic statistics data

Founding Notice:
The committee was established in 1986.