Langer Research Associates Responds: Part IV

This continues the stream of posts beginning here and continuing through here, here, here and here. Today I had wanted to write on duplicates in the D3/KA Iraq surveys but I’ve hit a little snag in the analysis so I will postpone this subject for the near future. Instead, today I’ll cover empty categories, that is, answer choices … Continue reading Langer Research Associates Responds: Part IV

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

Secret Data Sunday – BBC Edition Part 2 – Data Journalism with Data

Last week I described my initial attempt to obtain some Iraq survey data from the BBC. You can skip the long back story that explains my interest in these data sets if you want.  In short, though, these award-winning polls played an important role in establishing the historical record for the latest Iraq war but they … Continue reading Secret Data Sunday – BBC Edition Part 2 – Data Journalism with Data

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

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