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bad_behavior_rate - How common is bad behavior in science...

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September 28, 2011 How common is bad behavior in science? Kenneth D. Pimple, Ph.D. 1 This is a summary of recent empirical research on the rate of research misconduct and other unacceptable behaviors in science. A. Survey of several thousand NIH-funded researchers who were asked to report on their own behaviors (Martinson et al. 2005) 1. “Sanctionable” behavior: 33% (similar to questionable research practices, or QRP) 2. Falsifying data: 15.3% 3. Plagiarism: 1.4% B. Computer analysis of more than 62,000 Medline abstracts over 12 years for evidence of plagiarism (Errami and Garner 2008) 4. 421 potential duplicates found and human-inspected 5. Duplicates with different authors: 0.04% 6. Duplicates with the same author: 1.35% 7. Approx. 117,500 of 8.7 million abstracts C. Survey of several thousand NIH-funded researchers who were asked whether “they had observed or had direct evidence of researchers in their own department committing one or more incidents of suspected research misconduct over the past three academic years” (Titus et al. 2008)
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