Jump to content
Manx Forums, Live Chat, Blogs & Classifieds for the Isle of Man
wrighty

Bogus Research

Recommended Posts

This amused me, and Evan Davies when he interviewed the guy on R4 earlier.  Report from the Mirror here

They basically wrote fake research papers and submitted them to journals.  In one they claimed to have inspected 10000 dogs' genitals to see if they could correlate them with dogs' rape tendencies.  The reviewers (seriously) questioned if the dogs had been violated in carrying out the study.

I think they were trying to prove that studies on 'trendy' leftist topics were likely to be published even if they were completely ludicrous.  7/20 got in.  Just because something's published in a 'leading' academic journal doesn't necessarily mean it's the truth.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I honestly don't think the journals which published these papers could be called 'leading'. Trendy - yes :) .

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
21 hours ago, GD4ELI said:

I honestly don't think the journals which published these papers could be called 'leading'. Trendy - yes :) .

Whether they are "leading" or not would depend on how "trendy" you are. It's in the eye of the beholder.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sounds like the dog's bollocks to me... 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

......sadly the number of things you've had published are an important part of your CV.............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, doc.fixit said:

......sadly the number of things you've had published are an important part of your CV.............

I once published a quotation from Albert Einstein in the British Medical Journal, something along the lines of “The pressure to publish leads to superficiality and should be resisted”. The citation for it is on my CV, which I think is quite ironic. 

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

............I cited articles I had written for, 'Woman's Own', and, 'Off Road 4x4'!..............

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
14 minutes ago, doc.fixit said:

............I cited articles I had written for, 'Woman's Own', and, 'Off Road 4x4'!..............

Hmmm

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

×