This one’s by an accounting professor on the subject of fraud. So a paper about fraud which seems to have fraudulent elements.

The authors claimed to have used data involving 150 US audit offices and 2,614 auditors of a CPA firm. But when it later came to light that the 150 offices were both domestic and international, that prompted other questions by the journal about the data. [James E.] Hunton declined to answer the questions, saying the data were confidential.

Further review of the article (see the exchanges here) suggests other problems with the data.

The professor – a big-shot at Bentley University – has resigned.

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