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Large survey finds questionable research practices are common

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Science  16 Jul 2021:
Vol. 373, Issue 6552, pp. 265
DOI: 10.1126/science.373.6552.265

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More than half of Dutch scientists regularly engage in questionable research practices, according to new study results that are likely to apply to other countries. And one in 12 admitted to committing a more serious form of research misconduct within the past 3 years: fabrication or falsification of research results. At 8%, that is more than double the rate reported in previous studies. The Dutch National Survey on Research Integrity, the largest of its kind to date, took special precautions to guarantee the anonymity of respondents, so its organizers believe the results are more accurate than previous surveys.

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