Weekend reads: Stapel as an object lesson, peer review’s flaws, and salami slicing
- In a paper in the journal Synesis, John Budd, who has done important work on retractions over the years, analyzes the Diederik Stapel case as “an object lesson in research integrity and its lapses.”
- The Node interviews Daniel St. Johnston about a recent retraction we called “doing the right thing:”
- From a few weeks ago, “The push to replicate findings could shelve promising research and unfairly damage the reputations of careful, meticulous scientists,” writes biologist Mina Bissell in Nature.
- A thoughtful analysis of the Seralini rat-GMO paper retraction, from Nathanael Johnson at Grist.
- Is peer review “herding” scientists to the wrong conclusions? asks Chemistry World.
- For our Portuguese-speaking readers, an examination of salami slicing in Estadão.