Business professor accused of faking data sues Harvard

A professor who was accused of research misconduct has sued Harvard University and the authors of a blog who made the allegations, writes Susan Svrluga for The Washington Post.

Francesca Gino, a tenured Harvard Business School professor who is a prominent and prolific researcher on leadership, decision-making and other topics, was accused in 2021 of manipulating data in a study about honesty, an irony not lost on the many reporters who have covered the scandal.

The 2012 paper, which said people were less dishonest when they signed forms before filling them out rather than after, was retracted by the journal. Gino has been placed on administrative leave at Harvard, and a blog written by scholars in her field of behavioural science, Data Colada, published new allegations in June, suggesting that more of her studies contain fake data.
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