Professor Fake - When Scientists Cheat (credit: WDR2018 / Jean-Marc Junge)
Documentary / Peter Onneken / Germany / 2018 / 45 min / German
The advertisements talk about "super food" and " tested cream", or even want to sell us medicaments that are not licenced and permitted in Germany for valid reasons. The "Professor Fake - When Scientists Cheat" documentary clarifies the terminology involved here and shows how the layperson can recognise dubious studies more easily.
Filmtalk: The impact of unreviewed publications in "predatory journals" on the quality and credibility of scientific research.
Prof. Dr. rer. nat Gerd Antes, mathematician and honorary professor, Medical Center of the University Freiburg, Deutschland