Research Misconduct: Fraud and Plagiarism


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The presentation of another's work or data as their own, even if the other work or data source is cited occasionally, is called:

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1. Sam manipulated his methodologies and data then reported those results as accurate. What did Sam do?

2. If I report a discovery that was also stated in the 1986 issue of the journal Neuropsychology and properly cite the original journal, I am:

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Fraud and plagiarism are serious concerns in research. The multiple-choice questions in this quiz and worksheet set will test you on topics like what plagiarism entails as well as publications in which you are most likely to find good research.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

The assessment tools will check to see what you know about:

  • Places where you can find fraud in research
  • Properly citing sources
  • Plagiarism
  • Publications where you will find most good research
  • Effects of fraud and plagiarism on researchers and institutions

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on fraud and plagiarism in research
  • Interpreting information - verify that you can read information about plagiarism and interpret it correctly
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding fraud in research
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about good research

Additional Learning

View the lesson entitled Research Misconduct: Fraud and Plagiarism to strengthen your knowledge of this important topic. The following objectives are covered in the material:

  • Define the terms 'fraud' and 'plagiarism'
  • Relate two reasons why writers commit plagiarism
  • Tell three concerns of bad research on teaching and subsequent research
  • Know two tips for avoiding plagiarism or fraud