Bad Science – Caused by Bad Scientist?

We read and hear about scientific studies on a daily basis. News outlets and editorials always seem to be reporting on some sort of new finding, and most people don’t question them. Why should we? A scientist wouldn’t lie, right? Unfortunately, new studies have revealed that a shocking number of researchers and scientists aren’t always being 100% honest.

The graphic below reveals that 1 out of 3 scientists admit to using questionable research practices, and 1 in 50 outright admit to fabricating data. Furthermore, 81% stated that they would have no problems fabricating results in order to win a grant and/or get published. Check out the full graphic below to learn more about this disturbing trend.

Bad Science
Created by: Clinical Psychology