The Perils and Pitfalls of Matching War Deaths Across Lists: Part 2

This is my second post with Josh Dougherty of Iraq Body Count (IBC).  We asserted in the first one that Carpenter, Fuller and Roberts (CFR) did a terrible job of matching violent events in Iraq, 2004-2009, between the IBC dataset and the SIGACTs dataset of the US military and its coalition partners. In particular, CFR … Continue reading The Perils and Pitfalls of Matching War Deaths Across Lists: Part 2

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The Perils and Pitfalls of Matching War Deaths Across Lists: Part 1

I argued in an earlier post that matching deaths across lists is a nontrivial exercise that involves a lot of judgement and that, therefore, needs to be done transparently.  Here is the promised follow up post which I do jointly with Josh Dougherty of Iraq Body Count.  In fact, we’ll make this into another multi-part … Continue reading The Perils and Pitfalls of Matching War Deaths Across Lists: Part 1