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Fabricating and plagiarising: when researchers lie – The Conversation (Mark Israel 2014 )0

Posted by Admin in on May 24, 2015
 

Dozens of Scientific Papers Withdrawn After Peer-Review Fraud Uncovered – IFL Science! by Stephen Luntz0

Posted by Admin in on May 24, 2015
 

“Scientific Publisher BioMed Central has withdrawn 43 papers, and is investigating many more, over what it calls the “fabrication” of peer reviews. Representatives of Journal editors have admitted the papers are the tip of a dangerous iceberg, and the scandal may to lead to an overhaul of how peer review is conducted”

Handbook of Academic Integrity (Books: Tracey Bretag ed 2016)0

Posted by Admin in on May 22, 2015
 

BOOK:

“The book brings together diverse views from around the world and provides a comprehensive overview of the subject, beginning with different definitions of academic integrity through how to create the ethical academy. At the same time, the Handbook does not shy away from some of the vigorous debates in the field such as the causes of academic integrity breaches. There has been an explosion of interest in academic integrity in the last 10-20 years. New technologies that have made it easier than ever for students to ‘cut and paste’, coupled with global media scandals of high profile researchers behaving badly, have resulted in the perception that plagiarism is ‘on the rise’. This, in combination with the massification and commercialisation of higher education, has resulted in a burgeoning interest in the importance of academic integrity, how to safeguard it and how to address breaches appropriately. What may have seemed like a relatively easy topic to address – students copying sources without attribution – has in fact, turned out to be a very complex, interdisciplinary field of research requiring contributions from linguists, psychologists, social scientists, anthropologists, teaching and learning specialists, mathematicians, accountants, medical doctors, lawyers and philosophers, to name just a few. Despite or perhaps because of this broad interest and input, there has been no single authoritative reference work which brings together the vast, growing, interdisciplinary and at times contradictory body of literature. For both established researchers/practitioners and those new to the field, this Handbook provides a one-stop-shop as well as a launching pad for new explorations and discussions.”

‘We Need to Take a Look at the Data’: How 2 Persistent Grad Students Upended a Blockbuster Study – The Chronicle of Higher Education0

Posted by Admin in on May 22, 2015
 

“This week David Broockman received his doctoral degree. He also helped persuade one of the most respected political scientists in the country to ask a prestigious academic journal to retract one of its most buzzed-about studies from last year.

The study, published in Science, purported to show that short conversations could change people’s opinions about same-sex marriage, and many leading news outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, and The Washington Post, wrote about it.”

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