Apparently, by analyzing the words used in their papers, scientists have been able to detect some patterns in the writing of other scientists who are known to have lied or falsified data to get their research published.
This is good news for psychology, which is a science that is already considered “soft” by many other types of scientists like physicists and mathematicians.
The last thing we need is more garbage research to make the water even cloudier.
Hopefully that research will succeed, and make anyone who uses data for a living think twice about making shit up just to get famous.
In a similar way, I would strongly encourage UX designers to think twice about creating reports or presentations for bosses who ask you to “give them some numbers” that support what they already want to say.
Use data to tell the truth, only.
If you use data to lie, you’re not only an asshole, you’re making it hard for the rest of us to improve the world.