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Peers nip misconduct in the bud

Nature volume 466, pages 438440 (22 July 2010) | Download Citation


A new survey shows that informal intervention can often avert much irresponsible scientific behaviour, and is not as risky as people might fear, say Gerald Koocher and Patricia Keith-Spiegel.

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  1. Gerald P. Koocher is associate provost and professor of psychology at Simmons College, 300 The Fenway, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA.  koocher@simmons.edu

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  2. Patricia Keith-Spiegel is the Reed D. Voran Honors Distinguished Professor in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Emerita, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana 47306, USA.

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