What leads a researcher down the road to fraud? It's always disturbing when a scientist is caught cheating, writes Ohio State University's Jennifer Crocker in Nature News. Most recently, social psychologist Diederik Stapel of Tilburg University in the Netherlands admitted to fabricating data used in much of his research. "Such cases of outright fraud in science are distressing for many reasons.

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