Berkeley CSUA MOTD:Entry 52519
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2022/05/27 [General] UID:1000 Activity:popular
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2009/2/5-10 [Politics/Foreign/MiddleEast/Iraq] UID:52519 Activity:nil
2/5     Remember that Lancet study?  (Well, Lancet II actually.)  Turns out the
        authors refuse to release their methodology.
        http://www.abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/story?id=6799754&page=1
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www.abcnews.go.com/PollingUnit/story?id=6799754&page=1
The Polling Unit Nondisclosure Cited in Iraq Casualties Study Controversial Survey Author Rebuked for Failing to Disclose Details of His Work By GARY LANGER Feb. PRINT In a highly unusual rebuke, the American Association for Public Opinion Research today said the author of a widely debated survey on "excess deaths" in Iraq had violated its code of professional ethics by refusing to disclose details of his work. The author's institution later disclosed to ABC News that it, too, is investigating the study. US Soldier A US Army soldier in Iraq, although unconnected to the Iraqi prisoner deaths. Hours later, the school itself disclosed its own investigation of the Iraq casualties report "to determine if any violation of the school's rules or guidelines for the conduct of research occurred." Baghdad ATMs a Sign of Progress in Iraq Both AAPOR and the school said they had focused on Burnham's study, published in the October 2006 issue of the British medical journal the Lancet, reporting an estimated 654,965 "excess deaths" in Iraq as a result of the US-led invasion in 2003. An earlier, 2004 report, in which Burnham also participated, estimated approximately 98,000 excess deaths to that point. In its original news release on the 2006 study, the Lancet said, "The mortality survey used well-established and scientifically proven methods for measuring mortality and disease in populations." Today, Tony Kirby, the Lancet's press officer, said in an e-mail to ABC News: "The Lancet is making no comment." AAPOR's standards committee chair, Mary E Losch, said the association, acting on a member's complaint, had formally requested from Burnham "basic information about his survey, including, for example, the wording of questions he used, instructions and explanations that were provided to respondents, and a summary of the outcomes for all households selected as potential participants in the survey." Losch said Burnham gave some partial answers but "explicitly refused to provide complete information about the basic elements of his research." If you would like to tell us more facts about this story, please click here to send the editors of ABC News a separate email with the information you have. Please enable javascript to use the community features on this page. Privacy Policy/Your California Privacy Rights External links are provided for reference purposes. ABC News is not responsible for the content of external internet sites.