Fraud in Science Research Creates Ripple Effect

David PesciJanuary 23, 20121min
<div class="at-above-post addthis_tool" data-url="http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2012/01/23/cheating-by-mentors-can-taint-students-good-work/"></div>Asst. Prof. Laura Stark discusses recent cases of misconduct in scientific research<!-- AddThis Advanced Settings above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Advanced Settings generic via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons above via filter on get_the_excerpt --><!-- AddThis Share Buttons below via filter on get_the_excerpt --><div class="at-below-post addthis_tool" data-url="http://newsletter.blogs.wesleyan.edu/2012/01/23/cheating-by-mentors-can-taint-students-good-work/"></div><!-- AddThis Share Buttons generic via filter on get_the_excerpt -->

In a recent article in The Hartford Courant, Laura Stark, assistant professor of science in society, assistant professor of sociology, assistant professor of environmental studies, discusses the case of a researcher who had falsified data on a famous study and the wide-ranging implications of his actions on his students and others. Stark is also the author of Behind Closed Doors: IRBs and the Makings of Ethical Research, which is published by The University of Chicago Press.