In this episode of Book of Nature, Dan, Todd, and Charles discuss the issue of fraud in scientific practice. Prompted by an article in Perspectives on Psychological Science, this discussion involved the following topics:
1) Favorite fraud xamples drawn from each of the hosts’ fields
2) Psychology of fraud – what motivates a person to act fraudulently as a scientist?
3) Discussion of the recent studies showing a growing minority of scientists admitting to questionable research practices