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The Research Integrity Police Are Coming To the Journal Near You

[From the article “To catch misconduct, journals are hiring research integrity czars” by Ivan Oransky and Adam Marcus, published at STAT] “Christopher, an editorial assistant at FEBS — for Federation of European Biochemical Societies — Letters in Heidelberg, Germany, is…

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Not all Failed Repications are Failures

[From the article “There Is More to Behavioral Economics Than Biases and Fallacies” by Koen Smets, published at the Behavioral Scientist] “In some cases, follow-up studies have unmasked outright frauds, like Diederik Stapel, who fabricated and manipulated data to show…

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IN THE NEWS: The Guardian (July 11, 2018)

[From the  article, “MPs want new watchdog to root out research misconduct ” by Ian Sample, published at www.theguardian.com] “A national watchdog that has the power to punish British universities for failing to tackle research misconduct is needed to ensure that…

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Tales from the (Psychology) Crypt

This story about academic negligence, if not outright fraud, has many similarities with previous posts about “data mistakes,” though there is enough unique in the story to make it interesting in its own right.  To paraphrase Tolstoy, “each unhappy article…

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Tales from the (Economics) Crypt

Recently, ANDREW GELMAN blogged about a communication he received from Per Pettersson-Lidbom, an economist at Stockholm University. Petterson shared three stories of “scientific fraud” in papers published in top economics journals.  Gelman writes, “… I’m sharing Pettersson’s stories, neither endorsing nor disputing their particulars but…

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Retraction Watch Publishes a “Leaderboard” of Top Retractors

The website Retraction Watch is approaching it’s 5th birthday.  Among other things, it publishes a “leaderboard” where they keep track of researchers with the most retractions. The leaderboard lists a Top 30 list of researchers, with links to the individual cases….

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