Academics regularly lie to get research grants

Last modified: May 23, 2017

This short Times Higher Education article presents some of the striking results of a study on the use of impact statements within research proposals. On the basis of a series of candid interviews with senior scholars in the UK and Australia, it suggests that ’academics routinely lie and exaggerate when telling funding agencies what impact their research will have.’

The study was published in Studies in Higher Education.

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