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      What to do about fraud charges in science; or, will the Burt affair ever end?

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      Genetica
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          Abstract

          Shortly after the death, in 1971, of Cyril Burt, a prominent British psychologist, the authenticity of his accounts of intelligence test results from the largest report sample of MZA's (monozygotic twins reared apart) was challenged. Charges of fraud by Burt's critics and countercharges by his supporters started an acrimonious battle of words in journals, books, and the mass media that seesawed over the decades. It is still not resolved. The problematic ways in which the scientific community and its major organizations and journal editors have dealt or failed to deal with the problem are discussed.

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          Genetica
          Genetica
          Springer Science and Business Media LLC
          0016-6707
          0016-6707
          1997
          : 99
          : 2-3
          Affiliations
          [1 ] Psychology Department, Kansas State University, Manhattan 66506, USA.
          Article
          10.1007/BF02259518
          9463070
          9859e6ff-4ae9-46ce-a51c-b081d4810ab5
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