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CSS colloquium: Jesper Wiborg Schneider, Danish Centre for Studies in Research & Research Policy, AU

Questionable research practices: Perceptions, prevalence and potential causes – tentative findings from the PRINT project

2019.08.26 | Randi Mosegaard

Date Wed 23 Oct
Time 14:15 15:45
Location G4 (1532-222)

Abstract

PRINT – Practices, Perceptions, and Patterns of Research Integrity

The aim of the project is to provide a detailed mapping and improved contextualized understandings of the current state of research practices and integrity in Denmark, and subsequently to utilize the acquired knowledge to support efforts to strengthen integrity such as the recent Danish Code of Conduct. Questionable research practices (QRP) will be in focus. The project will identify and characterize different QRPs across all major research fields and will examine potential mechanisms behind such QRPs, e.g. various kinds of incentives. Integrity in Danish research cannot be examined in isolation; the project will therefore frame the Danish case in an international setting. To accomplish this, the project consists of three inter-related work packages, where we first elucidate the current knowledge base in relation to integrity and QRPs. Subsequently a large-scale comparative international survey is performed where perceptions, prevalence and potential causes of QRP are examined. Finally, survey results are supplemented and contrasted by scrutinizing scientific publications for markers of QRPs using ‘meta-research’ analyses.

Coffee, tea, cakes and fruit will be served before the colloquium @ 2 pm

 

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