As the Michael LaCour brouhaha settles into the archives of the Internet and figures itself out in the real world, Adam Marcus and Ivan Oransky for the Verge take a brief look at how statistics plays a role in finding scientific fraud.
Fake résumé scandals will still cripple lots of careers — and rest assured we’ll cover those stories. But relatively simple data analysis is a much more robust solution to weeding out fraud. Bring on the geeks.
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