The “tortured phrases” — strangely worded paraphrases of established terms — may be the work of software that attempts to disguise plagiarism.
Spectrum: Autism Research News
Dalmeet Singh Chawla
Autism studies are appearing in the reference lists of entirely unrelated papers, suggesting what a few scholars worry is a plot to manipulate citations.
Autistic people described as ‘high functioning’ because they do not have intellectual disability often still struggle with daily living skills.
Data analysis can improve the vetting of scientific papers, but first publishers must agree to make the information public.
The American Statistical Association is asking researchers to revamp how they use common statistical methods.
A huge new research collaboration may jump-start the race to develop therapies for autism.