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Psychologist Made Up Sex Bias Results

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Science  21 Dec 2001:
Vol. 294, Issue 5551, pp. 2457
DOI: 10.1126/science.294.5551.2457a

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The career of a promising young social psychologist lies in ruins following her admission that she "fabricated" five experiments on social discrimination that she conducted while at Harvard University. Last week the Office of Research Integrity of the Department of Health and Human Services announced that Karen Ruggiero "engaged in scientific misconduct by fabricating data in research supported by the National Institutes of Health."