Falsified Data? Bad Science? More common than you might believe.

10 06 2005

From Nature:

Interesting Observations:

1)  15% of scientists have changed their study under pressure from a funding source
2)   Ignoring major rules protecting human subjects ISN’T prosecutable under federal laws (WTF?)
3)   Dropping data due to a gut feeling – Nice science 😦
4)   Isn’t the first one just a nice name for the LAST? 

There you have it – things to consider the next time you hear about a study linking something to something else, or vice versa.

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