Reported causal factors for research misconducts in Iranian research

Mardani, Amirhossein and Nakhoda, Maryam and Shamsi Goshki, Ehsan and Noruzi, Alireza Reported causal factors for research misconducts in Iranian research. Iranian Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, 2017, vol. 10, n. 1, pp. 243-257. [Journal article (Paginated)]


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Substantial concerns about the research integrity in Iran have caused research misconducts to be an issue for studies. But adequate recognition of causal factors is a necessary part of clear and explicit policy in order to manage the research misconducts and supply the research integrity. This study attempted investigating the available evidence on the reported research misconducts in Iranian research and its causal factors. Therefore, 30 studies on Iranian research misconducts were studied. The detected factors to research misconducts based on the reported evidence included: 1. Structural factors such as publication pressure, scientific promotion policies, research funding, and job preservation; 2. Organizational factors such as research environment, regulatory-control activities on research and teaching research activities; 3. Personal factors such as research skills, degree orientation, financial benefits, understanding, and moral judgment. The analytical model of causal factors was designed. Therewith, cultural and situational factors have received less attention in the literature and they have a major focus on the obvious types of research misconduct (data fabrication, Falsification, and Plagiarism), especially plagiarism.

Item type: Journal article (Paginated)
Keywords: Research misconduct, Research integrity, Research ethics, Iranian Research, Iran
Subjects: B. Information use and sociology of information > BB. Bibliometric methods
E. Publishing and legal issues. > ED. Intellectual property: author's rights, ownership, copyright, copyleft, open access.
Depositing user: Dr. Alireza Noruzi
Date deposited: 12 Mar 2019 14:13
Last modified: 12 Mar 2019 14:33


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