Thursday, April 02, 2015

"Torrents of nonsense that masquerade as research"

From the Express-Tribune about plagiarism in Pakistan:

Physicist Dr Pervez Hoodbhoy has been writing about the plagiarism and substandard research work being carried out at our universities. He says the HEC and vice-chancellors (VCs) are to blame for the problem.

“They have incentivised academic corruption by paying teachers to publish research papers without actually doing research. The result is plagiarised papers, fake research, and torrents of nonsense that masquerade as research.”


Although the topic was work in Pakistan, the torrents of nonsense could apply to work by Schon published in Science and Nature and praised by MIT Tech Rev.


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