When ministers of the crown tweet

Attempting to defend his stance on the census, Tony Clement takes to Twitter

by Aaron Wherry

Attempting to defend his stance on the census, Industry Minister Tony Clement takes to the Twitter, proceeds to run into economist Stephen Gordon.

TonyClement_MP @wicary Actually the Long Form is still around & will be going to more Cdns–minus the state coercion.

Harbles @TonyClement_MP However the statistical randomness is gone making the data skewed.

TonyClement_MP @Harbles Wrong. Statisticians can ensure validity w larger sample size

stephenfgordon @TonyClement_MP Wrong. Large samples can’t fix sample selection biases.

TonyClement_MP @stephenfgordon Which is why proper weighting will be used, as always the case

stephenfgordon @TonyClement_MP Where will the weights come from? Other voluntary surveys get their weights from the census.

c_9 @TonyClement_MP But weighting is done based on CENSUS DATA. Can’t weight the original data. Answers to these concerns somewhere?

TonyClement_MP @c_9 Folks! There is STILL a mandatory Census!

stephenfgordon @TonyClement_MP How can we reweight for education and income using short form data?




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