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Social Desirability Bias and Mode Effect

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Performance Management Is Not All About Data

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Research You Can’t Trust

One of the most talked-about social studies from the last year is a fraud: the finding was a lie because the research never happened. Last year, UCLA grad student Michael LaCour and Columbia Universit...