Hat tip to Power Line.
The three-year toll of violent deaths calculated in the survey is one-quarter the size of that found in a smaller survey by Iraqi and Johns Hopkins University researchers published in the journal Lancet in 2006.
Both teams used the same method -- a random sample of houses throughout the country. For the new study, however, surveyors visited 23 times as many places and interviewed five times as many households. Surveyors also got more outside supervision in the recent study; that wasn't possible in the spring of 2006 when the Johns Hopkins survey was conducted.
Thursday, January 10, 2008
This one puts the number far lower than the Johns Hopkins study published in Lancet. The studies, according to the linked story, used similar methodology though this study by the World Health Organization in conjunction with the government of Iraq consciously tried to correct the problems for which the earlier studies were criticized.