Fraud Detection Method Called Credible But Used Like an ‘Instrument of Medieval Torture’

“Has Uri Simonsohn, a social psychologist at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, discovered a new way to detect scientific fraud just by subjecting the data in published papers to a novel type of statistical analysis? That’s a question social psychologists and statisticians are asking after an investigative commission at Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands …” (more)

[Martin Enserink, ScienceInsider, 29 June]

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