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Scientific misconduct: not so rare?

A survey of 4,000 doctoral science students and faculty members from 99 universities reveals that ethically wrong or questionable behaviors, such as plagiarism, falsifying data, sexual harassment, and racial discrimination, may be far more common than previously believed.

Judith P Swazey of the Acadia Institute, a nonprofit organization in Bar Harbor, Maine, and her colleagues published their findings in the November-December AMERICAN SCIENTIST. They found that 44 percent of students and 50 percent of faculty were aware of two or more types of misconduct or questionable research practices in their academic programs.
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Title Annotation:44% of university doctors students and 55% of faculty knew about two or more scientific misconduct incidences or questionable research practices
Publication:Science News
Article Type:Brief Article
Date:Dec 4, 1993
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