a possible but inaccurate proclamation regarding the intention of a research analysis provided to research participants to abstain from divulging to them the hypothesis that is being analyzed. This misrepresentation is used whenever the participants' actions in the study are likely to be impacted by having such insight into the actual intent of the experiment.

COVER STORY: "The cover story given to the company was believable, but something told the senior consultants that there was more to the story than what they were told."
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