Saturday, June 20, 2009

Fabrication of Data

An open access research article on data fabrication:

Citation: Fanelli D (2009) How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data. PLoS ONE 4(5): e5738. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005738

Editor: Tom Tregenza, University of Exeter, United Kingdom

3 comments:

  1. Sadly this is true and sometimes the pressure of the university, getting a promotion or your professor's recommendation or the combination of any of these forces these "scientists" to fabricate data.

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  2. I think, if only these professors/students/scientists are into what science is defined, then there is no need to fabricate data.
    I mean, the requirements should be there..but that does not mean that we bypass methods.

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  3. Some people fabricate data just because they feel the need to be bigger than they really are, the absolutely must have some amazing hypothesis work out. I was working as a research associate for someone like that. I had to quit because she was trying to get her fabricated data into my manuscript. The sad part is: if she would have just stayed out of the way and let me work, we would have had an awesome research project.

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