Fraud refers to the deliberate distortion of Research results, which includes fabricating data, altering data, and deliberately not reporting results Thought to be inappropriate to one's int erests.

It is the explicit efforts of a researcher to falsify and misrepresent data. Fraud is unethical.
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Fraud is a term used in Forensic psychology thta refers to an act of trickery or deceit, especially involving misrepresentation.