More Evidence of Fabrication in D3 Polls in Iraq: Part 1

Veteran readers know that I have posted a lot of this subject, including here, here, here, here , here and here. To recap, a bunch of Iraq polls fielded by D3 Systems and its partner KA Research Limited contain data that appear to be fabricated.  In particular, there is a list of supervisors who consistently preside over non-credible … Continue reading More Evidence of Fabrication in D3 Polls in Iraq: Part 1

Secret Data Sunday – ABC News (in the US) Stonewalls over their Dubious Iraq Public Opinion Polls

Below is an email that I sent to Kerry Smith, the Senior Vice President for Editorial Quality at ABC news, back in November of 2016. She did not reply..   Dear Ms. Smith, I am a professor of economics specialized in the quantitative analysis of armed conflict.  I have a big body of work focused on … Continue reading Secret Data Sunday – ABC News (in the US) Stonewalls over their Dubious Iraq Public Opinion Polls

Data Dump Friday – Part 2, some Iraq Polling Data

Happy Friday. I have just posted here three new things. A list of all the data sets that Steve Koczela obtained from the State Department through his successful FOIA application. An Iraq poll from April 2006 fielded by the Iraq Center for Research and Strategic Studies (ICRSS).  [Note – this organization seems to be defunct.  Perhaps … Continue reading Data Dump Friday – Part 2, some Iraq Polling Data

Show me Your Data

I would love to claim Andrew Gelman as the model for my blogging although, realistically, I’ll never never be able to match his torrent of wonderful material.  Thus, it’s always an honour when Andrew features my work on my blog. Andrew’s piece brings high-level attention to the issue of fabrication in survey research  in general and to the … Continue reading Show me Your Data

Langer Research Associates Responds: Part II

Yesterday I gave some background on this discussion. Today I will start working through the “Exhaustive Review” conducted by Langer Research Associates (hereafter, “LRA” to save space) of this paper.  (The lawyer for D3 Systems called the LRA report an “exhaustive review.” .  Well, he’s a lawyer he must be right so I’ll stick with his name.) LRA open … Continue reading Langer Research Associates Responds: Part II