Results 1 to 2 of 2
  1. #1
    CC Grandmaster Spiny Norman's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Posts
    4,437

    Q. How many scientists falsify data?

    Q. How many scientists admit to personally, deliberately, fabricating or modifying anomalous data?
    A. 2%

    Q. How many scientists admit to engaging in other questionable research practices?
    A. 34%

    Q. How many scientists know of colleagues engaging in deliberate fabrication or modification of anomalous data?:
    A: 14%

    Q. How many scientists know of colleagues engaging in other questionable research practices?
    A. 72%

    Ref: Daniele Fanelli, “How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data,” Public Library of Science One 4(5): e5738; doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0005738
    “As you perhaps know, I haven't always been a Christian. I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity.” -- C.S.Lewis

  2. #2
    Reader in Slood Dynamics Rincewind's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2004
    Location
    The multiverse
    Posts
    21,575
    One should point out that the study did employ a very inclusive usage of the word "scientist" including the social sciences. While some QRP do occur in all the sciences, the physical sciences is a little harder to get away with much due to the emphasis on reproducibility of laboratory results. Even more so in mathematics where it is necessary to convince the discipline of the correctness of the proof of a theorem or the validity of a model which seemingly matches observed results.
    So einfach wie möglich, aber nicht einfacher - Albert Einstein

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Does God Exist?
    By Paul S in forum Religion and Science
    Replies: 5606
    Last Post: 02-03-2020, 09:20 PM
  2. Scientists prove God exists [bumped]
    By Cat in forum Religion and Science
    Replies: 63
    Last Post: 04-02-2009, 10:34 AM
  3. Is the plural of anecdote data?
    By Aaron Guthrie in forum Non-Chess
    Replies: 69
    Last Post: 22-09-2008, 04:13 PM
  4. The Death of Climate Change Consensus
    By Spiny Norman in forum Politics
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 21-12-2007, 11:38 AM
  5. Useful data recovery tools
    By Spiny Norman in forum The 1337 Lounge
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 22-10-2005, 12:22 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •