The claim that Boghossian committed a violation by failing to secure IRB approval of "human subject" research—where the "human subjects" were the peer-reviewers at the journals being hoaxed—is even more bullshit than the "data falsification" claim.
Author of recent academic hoax faces disciplinary action by Portland State
As some cited in this piece note, there is a basic contradiction here: Sokal Squared supporters claim the hoax is robust enough to discredit whole fields of scholarship, yet also plead that it’s not *really* serious enough to be bound by research ethics.
“Whatever was trying to prove -- and whether his approach could have proven it is also the subject of debate -- the ends don't obviate the need for human-subjects protections and good research practices.”
Joel Christensen and I are quoted in this piece
This is absurd. Siccing the IRB on him is an attack on academic freedom and revenge for the work he did exposing the uselessness of some “academic” journals.
Author of recent academic hoax faces disciplinary action by Portland State
Author of a recent academic scam faces disciplinary action by Portland State, for failing to alert his IRB before hoodwinking journal editors with outrageous articles. Many say he's guilty of bad form, but did he commit misconduct? #SAHElaw
Author of recent academic hoax faces disciplinary action by Portland State
Universities only care about research quality when they get negative publicity.