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Subject: Re: #perchgate - Would you have spotted the fraud?
From: Irene Zweimüller <[log in to unmask]>
Reply-To:Scientific forum on fish and fisheries <[log in to unmask]>
Date:Sat, 29 Apr 2017 01:55:00 +0200
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Actually, the raw data are given in the supplement. I´ll run the stuff 
through SPSS and see, what that tells me.

@Chris: I could not agree more with respect to "science correcting 
itself" and "co-authors beware"

Irene

Am 29.04.2017 01:24, schrieb Chris Harrod:
> I think that the minimum requirement of providing the data would lower
> the risk of this kind of thing, but whether I would have spotted it
> being fake is another thing.
> 
> Good to see science correcting itself. Also, the big take home message
> is that if you are a co-author, you need to ensure that the data are
> what your student/colleagues say they are.
> 
> Chris
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> -------- Original message --------
> From: Irene Zweimüller <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: 28/04/2017 17:06 (GMT-04:00)
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: #perchgate - Would you have spotted the fraud?
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> Several scientists twittered, that a study published in Science
> 
> Lönnstedt & Eklöv (2016): Environmentally relevant concentrations of
> microplastic particles influence larval fish ecology
> 
> Science 352: 1213-1216
> 
> was more or less "thin air", e.g. not all of the experiments described
> were carried out. The University started an investigation and concluded
> misconduct.
> 
> Now my question: as a reviewer, would you have detected the fraud?
> 
> I found some mistakes in the statistics of the materials and methods
> sections (Supplement), but I´m not sure I would have raised hell about
> the data.
> 
> Is it the responsibility of the reviewer to check, whether there was in
> fact an experiment performed? Or the responsibility of the University /
> field station etc to make sure, people do in fact work?
> 
> How suspicious do we have to be?
> 
> I always thought, that fish are too unpredictable to fake fish studies
> 
> kind regards
> Irene
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> Dr. Irene Zweimüller
> Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften
> Dept. für Integrative Zoologie
> Althanstr. 14
> A-1090 Wien
> Österreich
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> Faculty of Lifesciences
> Dept. for Integrative Zoology
> Althanstr. 14
> A-1090 Vienna
> Austria
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Dr. Irene Zweimüller
Fakultät für Lebenswissenschaften
Dept. für Evolutionsbiologie
Althanstr. 14
A-1090 Wien
Österreich

Faculty of Lifesciences
Dept. for Evolutionary Biology
Althanstr. 14
A-1090 Vienna
Austria
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