The pressure exerted on graduate students is one of factors that contributes to grad students who "fudge or even fake data," writes Ms. PhD at YoungFemaleScientist. She then offers advice to try to counter that pressure. First, she says that grad students should do what their advisors ask, even when they think it won't work. However, she adds that when it is clear that that approach is not going to work, they should stop and then do what they think will work.

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