How Many Scientists Fabricate And Falsify Research?

Thursday, May 28, 2009 - 20:28 in Health & Medicine

It's a long-standing and crucial question that, as yet, remains unanswered: just how common is scientific misconduct? A new study finds the first meta-analysis of surveys questioning scientists about their misbehaviors. The results suggest that altering or making up data is more frequent than previously estimated and might be particularly high in medical research.

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