How to spot a fraud

From The Scientist:

In a detailed final report about the fraud committed by Dutch researcher Diederik Stapel, three separate investigative panels have heaped further criticism onto the field of social psychology in general. The investigators found that “from the bottom to the top there was a general neglect of fundamental scientific standards and methodological requirements”—a situation that allowed Stapel’s fraud to continue for years.

I’ve placed that report on my reading list — both for the analysis of institutional failing and the statistical methods that were used to identify fraud.

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