Peer Review and Faking Data
Posted by greg2213 on April 29, 2013
Fist off: Peer Review, for all it’s warts, seems to be the best system we have for proofing papers against the various errors that can creep in. It’s subject to issues ranging from missed errors to “pal-review” to fraud, but what’s the alternative?
But it does need to be “cleaned up.”
An article in the New York Times chronicles the descent of a sociologist into wholesale fraud. It is worth reading the whole article, because I believe it offers insight into some of the pressures, temptations, and self-rationalizations that many scientists struggle with.
And the full story: from the NT Times
- Most Published Medical Research Findings are False?