The question of data accuracy, in particular, remains open. John Losey, who created the Lost Ladybug citizen science project, has argued that the cost-effectiveness of citizen science data can outweigh data quality issues, if properly managed. 
A member of the Astronomy Department at Haverford College for 47 years, Partridge’s accomplishments also included a productive research career, notable service to Haverford College, and significant contributions to the general astronomy community. While teaching astronomy to both non-majors and astronomy majors at Haverford and Bryn Mawr College, Partridge used his up-to-date astronomical research, especially in extragalactic astronomy and cosmology, to create some of the most popular courses at the college. His passion for astronomy extended beyond the classroom to the mentoring of undergraduates in research; many of these students are co-authors on his many scientific papers.