Honesty Expert Accused of Lying in Shocking Harvard Scandal
irony: a situation where the opposite of what you expect to happen occurs
In a twist of irony, Harvard professor Francesca Gino, famous for researching honesty, is being accused of dishonesty.
She was studying if people tell more truth when they promise at the start of a form to be honest. But now, others are saying she falsified her research results!
Three other researchers have claimed that Gino twisted the study’s data. They even found clues in the Excel sheet that the study’s data was modified to support Gino’s idea. Gino has been suspended while this is investigated.
The news about this has surprised many. Why? Because Gino is a leading expert in her field and has published a lot. In another layer of irony, she wrote a bestseller book called “Rebel Talent: Why It Pays to Break the Rules at Work and in Life.” And one of her research papers is titled “Case Study: What’s the Right Career Move After a Public Failure?”
1. The irony of a fitness coach eating a hamburger is not go unnoticed by his students.
2. It’s ironic that the fire station burned down.
3. In an ironic twist, the lifeguard needed to be saved from drowning.