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On fact and fraud : cautionary tales from the front lines of science

Author: David L Goodstein
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, ©2010.
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Fraud in science is not as easy to identify as one might think. When accusations of scientific misconduct occur, truth can often be elusive, and the cause of a scientist's ethical misstep isn't always clear. On Fact and Fraud looks at actual cases in which fraud was committed or alleged, explaining what constitutes scientific misconduct and what doesn't, and providing readers with the ethical foundations needed to  Read more...
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Goodstein, David L., 1939-
On fact and fraud.
Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, ©2010
(DLC) 2009039252
(OCoLC)456420584
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David L Goodstein
ISBN: 9781400834570 1400834570 1282608258 9781282608252
OCLC Number: 642205439
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 168 pages) : illustrations
Contents: Setting the stage --
In the matter of Robert Andrews Millikan --
Bad news in biology --
Codifying misconduct : evolving approaches in the 1990s --
The cold fusion chronicles --
Fraud in physics --
The breakthrough that wasn't too good to be true --
What have we learned?
Responsibility: David Goodstein.

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