NASA Study Released... Now Try and Read It

Well it looks like the much anticipated NASA aviation safety report (NAOM report as it's being called) is now out in the open. ANN and some others are a little skeptical of the report, citing the fact that there were no instructions issued with the report allowing for the correct and useful interpretation of the results. The New York Times is even reporting that the data may have been intentionally scrambled. Their source, one of the surveys designers, seems to think that more data is needed for intelligent assumptions to be made.

I'm no statistician, however, I can say that for the millions of dollars spent I ought to be able to go to the website and check out the trending. This is definitely not the case... it takes multiple clicks just to get to the raw data and after that you're on your own. While I understand that NASA accomplished this release under protest, you'd think they'd suck it up and give some guidance? Since that's not the case I guess we're left in limbo awaiting some sort of third party conclusions. It's a shame really, this report was meant to be a tool to increase aviation safety, now it would seem that it's a political hot potato...