The Personal Blog of Stephen Sekula

No Malfeasance, Learn Statistics

An independent review of the climate research at East Anglia University has turned up no malfeasance [1]. The center of the Climate-gate controversy, I’ve been waiting patiently to see how this review went. Importantly, the report concludes that researchers need to spend more time working closely with statisticians to make sense of messy data. Amen to that.

Climate-gate taught the public a lot about just how messy science can be, and how opinionated scientists can be. While I am glad than an independent review found no wrongdoing,  I still encourage scientists not to be jerks.