Friday, September 27, 2002

More on the construction of scientific knowledge

Scientists struggle to understand how one of their finest could have fabricated research results.

"Schön acknowledged that the data are incorrect in many of his papers but said that some problems occurred due to 'honest mistakes.' But investigators noted that 'the recurrent nature of such mistakes suggests a deeper problem. At a minimum, Schön showed reckless disregard for the sanctity of data in the value system of science."

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