Linguistic Obfuscation in Fraudulent Science

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The rise of scientific fraud has drawn significant attention to research misconduct across disciplines. This is the first large-scale analysis of fraudulent papers across authors and disciplines to reveal how changes in writing style are related to fraudulent data reporting.

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Markowitz, David & Hancock, Jeffrey. (2015). Linguistic Obfuscation in Fraudulent Science. Journal of Language and Social Psychology. 35. 10.1177/0261927X15614605.