New Paper Finds Evidence of Fabrication in International Surveys
Curbstoning and beyond: Confronting data fabrication in survey research
Steve Koczela, Cathy Furlong, Jaki McCarthy and Ali Mushtaq
Data fabrication (i.e. creating fake survey data) has been a concern since the beginning of organized survey research. The risk has always been present that someone in the chain of survey data collection and processing would simply invent the data rather than gathering it the right way. A new paper from MPG President Steve Koczela and several co-authors shows the threat remains real today, and is in need of further attention.