Biddle, Wayne and Slade, Margot. "Research Dispute Resists an Ending," New York Times, 7
November 1982, p. E18.
Here is the Times' statement that the Sobells have been "cleared" of the charges against them, of
faking data. The Commission charged with evaluating the accusations finds that the Sobells may
have been guilty of carelessness and some slight misrepresentation, but concludes that there was
no intent to deceive. The Commission also suggests that the problem investigated, alcoholism, is
so important that even small differences should, in fact, have been reported and the Sobells failed
to do that.
I would like to know more about the data the Commission had, from which they drew this