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Corp Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics.
Title Record linkage techniques-- 1997 : proceedings of an international workshop and exposition / Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics, National Research Council, Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology, Office of Management and Budget.
Imprint Washington, D.C. : National Academy Press, 1999.

Corp Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Applied and Theoretical Statistics.
Subject Vital statistics -- Congresses.
Social sciences -- Statistical methods -- Congresses.
Alt Name United States. Federal Committee on Statistical Methodology.
International Record Linkage Workshop and Exposition (1997 : Arlington, Va.)
Description 1 online resource
polychrome rdacc
Note March 20-21, 1997, Arlington, Va.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Record Linkage Techniques-1997 -- Copyright -- Preface -- CONTENTS -- COPY PREPARATION AND REVIEWS -- OBTAINING RECORD LINKAGE TECHNIQUES-1985 -- OTHER SOURCES OF RELATED INFORMATION -- SOURCES OF SUPPORT -- Acknowledgments -- Contents -- Chapter 1 Keynote Address: Record Linkage and Public Policy- A Dynamic Evolution -- Record Linkage and Public Policy-A Dynamic Evolution -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Four Critical Factors Shaping the Evolution of Record Linkage -- A Historical Digression -- The Statistical Domain-A Model?
The Dog That Does Not Bark: Public Administration and Public Unconcern -- Out of Control-Linkage in the Private Sector -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter 2 Invited Session on Record Linkage Applications for Epidemiological Research -- OX-LINK: THE OXFORD MEDICAL RECORD LINKAGE SYSTEM -- Abstract -- Medical Record Linkage -- Matching and Linking -- Unique Personal Identifiers -- Personal Identifying Variables -- File Ordering and Blocking -- File Blocking -- Phonemic Name Compression -- Soundex Code and the Oxford Name Compression Algorithm (ONCA).
ORLS File Blocking Keys and Matching Variables -- Generating Extra Records Where a Number of Name Variants Are Present -- Matching Methods -- Match Weights -- Calculating the Weights for the Names Items -- Calculation of Weights for Surnames -- Forenames -- Calculating the Weights for the Non-Names Items -- Threshold Weighting -- Algebraic Summation of the Individual Match Weights -- Linking -- Results -- Acknowledgments -- References -- COMPLEX LINKAGES MADE EASY -- Abstract -- Introduction -- The Example Database -- Some Definitions -- Database Structure -- Types of Linkage (with Examples).
Simple Linkage -- Auto-Linkage Within a File (Associations Within a File) -- Complex Linkages -- User-Friendly Linkage Software -- Finding Subsets -- The Output -- Discussion and Conclusions -- References -- TIPS AND TECHNIQUES FOR LINKING MULTIPLE DATA SYSTEMS: THE ILLINOIS DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES CONSOLIDATION PROJECT -- Abstract -- Chapter 3 Contributed Session on Applications of Record Linkage -- LINKING ADMINISTRATIVE RECORDS OVER TIME: LESSONS FROM THE PANELS OF TAX RETURNS -- Abstract -- Introduction -- Overview of the Statistics of Income (SOI) Panel Studies.
Problems Created by Incorrect SSNs -- Identifying Incorrect SSNs -- The SOI Editing Strategy -- Limitations of the Editing Strategy -- Validating SSNs Against IRS/SSA Records -- Use of the Return Name Control -- Use of Full Name Lines -- Strategies When Name Lines Were Not Available -- Multiple Occurrences within Filing Year -- Findings -- Conclusions and Recommendations -- Acknowledgments -- RECORD LINKAGE OF CENSUS AND ROUTINELY COLLECTED VITAL EVENTS DATA IN THE ONS LONGITUDINAL STUDY -- Abstract -- What Is the ONS Longitudinal Study? -- Creation of the Sample and Methods of Linkage.
ISBN 0309584493 (electronic bk.)
9780309584494 (electronic bk.)
OCLC # 58678233

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