The only ethical principle which has made science possible is that the truth shall be told all the time. If we do not penalize false statements made in error, we open up the way, don’t you see, for false statements by intention. And of course, a false statement of fact, made deliberately, is the most serious crime a scientist can commit. – C.P. Snow
Chapter 5: References and Resources
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Buzzelli, D. (1999). “Serious deviation from accepted practices.” Science and Engineering Ethics, 5, 275-282.

Dresser, R. (2001, May-June). Defining research misconduct: Will we know it when we see it? Hastings Center Report, pp. 31-32

Fakery at a top research lab. (2003, October 1). The New York Times, p. 30.

Federal policy on research misconduct. Retrieved from

Goodstein, D. (2002, January-February). Scientific misconduct. Academe, pp. 28-31.

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Chapter 5: The Impossible Dream
Discussion and Reflection Questions
Integration Questions
References and Resources

This chapter addresses research misconduct. Upon completion of this chapter, we hope that you can define and identify research misconduct, including fabricating and falsifying data, plagiarism, and abuses of confidentiality. We also hope you learn about institutional and federal consequences for research conduct.

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