Feds: Ex-Harvard prof faked data in experiments

(AP)—Federal investigators have found that a Harvard University psychology professor who resigned after being accused of scientific misconduct fabricated data and manipulated results in experiments.

The Boston Globe reports that the findings about Marc Hauser were contained in a report by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Research Integrity released Wednesday.

Hauser resigned last summer, ten months after a faculty investigation found him "solely responsible" for eight instances of scientific misconduct at the Ivy League school.

The federal document found six cases in which Hauser engaged in research misconduct in work supported by the National Institutes of Health. One paper was retracted and two were corrected. Other problems were found in unpublished work.

Hauser says he has fundamental differences with the findings but acknowledges he made mistakes.


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Sep 05, 2012
One wonders what idiotic policies were enacted based on this fraudulent research. My money says they're all still on the books.

Sep 05, 2012
Social psychologists are the most primitive form of scientific life. As such they demonstrate the opportunism and overemployment of the contemporary science in most apparent way. They could research many boundary psychic phenomena, like the chi-energy and similar stuffs. But it's too risky for carrier, so they're spending their time with proving of notoriously known and obvious connections ad nauseam.

Sep 06, 2012
Some other Harvard profs are also stealing the results: http://www.usw.co...activity

Sep 07, 2012
Try to read the blog post more carefully ... I can only tell you secretly that almost all the reviewed rapers are also mine!

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