Statistical Forensics


Techniques to Detect and Eliminate Fraud

Statistical forensics refer to statistical techniques that can assess the credibility or likely replicability of scientific studies.

Checking the Distribution of Rightmost Digits

Detecting fabricated numbers

Testing for Linguistic Obfuscation

Identifying phrasing that distracts from or conceals fake data


Testing for authentic p-values

Replicability Index

Quantifying statistical replicability

Guidelines and Testing for Image Manipulation

Treating images as data

Preregistration and open data

Promoting research transparency

Detecting Survey Data Fabrication

Preventing and detecting fraud

Detecting Fraudulent Survey Responses

Weeding out bots, cheaters, and liars