Weekend reads: p-hacking the US election; an apparently fake author sinks a stock; sued for using a research tool

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The week at Retraction Watch featured:

Our list of retracted or withdrawn COVID-19 papers is up to 39.

Here’s what was happening elsewhere:

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3 thoughts on “Weekend reads: p-hacking the US election; an apparently fake author sinks a stock; sued for using a research tool”

  1. I can’t believe none of the authors sued or harassed by Morisky haven’t returned the favor by seeking retraction of his papers for failing to disclose financial interests in his scale:

    Predictive validity of a medication adherence measure in an outpatient setting (2008), Donald E Morisky lead author
    “Potential Conflicts of Interest: NONE” (https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/18453793/, doi: 10.1111/j.1751-7176.2008.07572.x.)

    Accuracy of a screening tool for medication adherence: A systematic review and meta-analysis of the Morisky Medication Adherence Scale-8 (Donald Morisky senior author) Plos One 2017, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0187139,
    Donald Morisky senior author,
    “Competing Interests: The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.”

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