NAS Panel Reading List

The minutes for the NAS Panel here includes a reading list. They provide citations for each of the PPT presentations, including ours. They mention a “handout” and “CD” from us.

The “handout” was a formal written presentation to the panel, setting out the points in our PPT. It deserves a citation. I wonder whether they even gave it to the panel members. The reading list includes the Comments on our work by Von Storch-Zorita and by Huybers, but it does not include our Replies (which were also on the CD). I know that it was probably a mistake and no harm was intended, but, at best, it’s amateurish.

I wonder how they made up this reading list? There aren’t any articles on spurious regression or calculating confidence intervals. There aren’t any articles about replication standards or disclosure.


2 Comments

  1. John A
    Posted Mar 11, 2006 at 3:23 AM | Permalink | Reply

    I wonder how they made up this reading list? There aren’t any articles on spurious regression or calculating confidence intervals. There aren’t any articles about replication standards or disclosure.

    …or scientific misconduct or ethical violations or abuses of the peer review system. I’d be very surprised if there were any references to changing terms of reference…

  2. JerryB
    Posted Mar 11, 2006 at 5:34 AM | Permalink | Reply

    I followed the link to http://www8.nationalacademies.org/cp/meetingview.aspx?MeetingID=1199&MeetingNo=1 and did not see anything called meeting minutes, or anything called a reading list.

    I then tried the link at “Closed Session Summary Posted After the Meeting” and found “The following materials (written documents) were made available to the committee in the closed sessions:” which I guess is what you had in mind by the phrase “reading list”.

    I mentiion all that in case others have a similar difficulty.

    I notice that the citation of “McIntyre, S., and R. McKitrick. 2003. Hockey Sticks, Principal Components and Spurious Significance.” has a date of 2003, and does not mention GRL.

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