Fraud, Fakery, and Fudging

Behavior Analysis and Bad Science
  • Elbert Blakely
  • Alan Poling
  • Jeffrey Cross
Part of the Applied Clinical Psychology book series (NSSB)


The business of scientists is collecting, interpreting, and disseminating data. A difficult business it is, but honorable. Or is it? A look at the historical record might suggest otherwise, for it appears that unethical conduct in the name of science, including the falsification of data, is by no means rare. In fact, myriad cases of apparent fraud are evident in the history of science (Broad & Wade, 1982).


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elbert Blakely
    • 1
  • Alan Poling
    • 1
  • Jeffrey Cross
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychologyWestern Michigan UniversityKalamazooUSA
  2. 2.Department of PsychologyAllegheny CollegeMeadvilleUSA

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