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Houston, We Have a Problem

[From the article “Why Fake Data When You Can Fake a Scientist?”] “Hoss Cartwright, a former editor of the International Journal of Agricultural Innovations and Research, had a good excuse for missing the 5th World Congress on Virology last year:…

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LaCour Data Faking Scandal Hits the Big Time (file this under entertainment)

The LaCour data faking scandal has officially gone viral.  Googling “LaCour scandal” recently produced 230,000 hits.  While serious soul-searching needs to take place at academic journals — or more accurately, needs to continue to take place at academic journals, because…

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Blogsite “Political Science Replication” summarizes the LaCour faked data scandal

The blogsite Political Science Replication summarizes the recent “scandal” in which a graduate student at UCLA (Michael LaCour) is accused of fabricating data for an article published in Science magazine, leading to its retraction.  The summary includes a description of…

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Retractions and faked data

FROM THE ARTICLE: “A political scientist on Tuesday said he was retracting a paper he’d co-authored — one with wide influence on how campaigns can change public opinion — when faced with evidence that the paper’s central finding was based…

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