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EBSI - École de bibliothéconomie et des sciences de l'information, Université de Montréal
Daniele Fanelli trained as a behavioural ecologist at the University of Florence, Italy, and the University of Copenhagen, in Denmark. After a PhD on the behaviour and genetics of Malaysian and Panamanian tropical wasps, he did a Masters degree in Scientific Communication at the University of Milan, Italy.
While writing for prominent magazines including New Scientist, L’Espresso and Le Scienze, he developed a profound interest for philosophical and sociological studies of science. This passion has not left him ever since.
Daniele’s research focuses on bias and misconduct in science, and in scientific communication:
• How common are these misbehaviours?
• What are their main causes?
• Are all disciplines, fields and research themes equally objective (or non-objective)?
• Can we tell in advance which research findings are more or less likely to be true?
• How do the media report on different sciences, and on cases of scientific misconduct?
Daniele will help answer these questions by advanced statistical methods, combined with qualitative analyses.
Fanelli, D (2011) ‘The black, the white and the grey areas - towards an international and interdisciplinary definition of scientific misconduct’ in Mayer, Tony & Steneck, Nicholas (eds), ‘Promoting Research Integrity in a Global Environment’, World Sci Books, pp 79‑90