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The Johns Hopkins press release states: Data Collection An examination was conducted of all the original data collection forms, numbering over 1,800 forms, which included review by a translator. The original forms have the appearance of authenticity in variation of handwriting, language and manner of completion. The information contained on the forms was validated against…

New Scientist on AAPOR censure

Debora Mackenzie, in the New Scientist reports on the AAPOR censure: AAPOR charges that by refusing “to answer even basic questions” about data and methods, Burnham is preventing other researchers from evaluating his conclusions. According to New Scientist’s investigation, however, Burnham has sent his data and methods to other researchers, who found it sufficient. A…

Unfortunately, the Journal of Peace Research has published the badly flawed “Main Street Bias” paper. My earlier criticisms still apply, so I’m reposting them. Consider this the first draft of a reply to their paper. The authors argue that main street bias could reasonably produce a factor of 3 difference. How did they get such…