Research Misconduct, Plagiarism, Fabrication of Research

In research, the most important thing is your research work and it is very important that this work is presented and created by you. Also, some research misconduct is done by some researchers that we are seen in this post.

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What is Research Misconduct?

Research misconduct is defined as fabrication, falsification, or plagiarism in proposing, performing, or reviewing research, or in reporting research results

Three Types of Research Misconduct

1. Falsification
2. Fabrication
3. Plagiarism


The act of copying another person’s ideas, words or work and pretending they are your own. something that has been copied in this way.

Plagiarism is presenting someone else’s work or ideas as your own, with or without their consent, by incorporating it into your work without full acknowledgment. All published and unpublished material, whether in manuscript, printed, or electronic form, is covered under this definition. Plagiarism may be intentional or reckless, or unintentional. Under the regulations for examinations, intentional or reckless plagiarism is a disciplinary offense.


Fabrication is making up data or results and recording or reporting them.

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In scientific inquiry and academic research, data fabrication is the intentional misrepresentation of research results. As with other forms of scientific misconduct, it is the intent to deceive that marks fabrication as unethical, and thus different from scientists deceiving themselves. There are many ways data can be fabricated. Experimental data can be fabricated by reporting experiments that were never conducted, and accurate data can be manipulated or misrepresented to suit the desired outcome. One of the biggest problems with this form of scientific fraud is that “university investigations into research misconduct are often inadequate, opaque and poorly conducted. They challenge the idea that institutions can police themselves on research integrity.
Sometimes intentional fabrication can be difficult to distinguish from unintentional academic incompetence or malpractice. Examples of this include the failure to account for measurement error, or the failure to adequately control experiments for any parameters being measured.


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