Thursday, August 19, 2010

Research Assistants Bust Harvard Professor

"Ever since word got out that a prominent Harvard University researcher was on leave after an investigation into academic wrongdoing, a key question has remained unanswered: What, exactly, did he do?

An internal document, however, sheds light on what was going on in Mr. Hauser's lab. It tells the story of how research assistants became convinced that the professor was reporting bogus data and how he aggressively pushed back against those who questioned his findings or asked for verification."

Read more here in the Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription may be required). 

2 Comments:

At 8/19/2010 1:14 PM, Blogger Irrippi said...

I like the quote in the comments section that his book, Evilicious, is apparently an autobiography.

 
At 8/19/2010 4:47 PM, Blogger Bill said...

It is shocking that an evolutionary biologist would be engaged in fraud..

 

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