Texas Tech University

Call Me Irresponsible

April 5, 2011

Academic Integrity Workshop

Your University Library will host an in-depth workshop, “Call Me Irresponsible: Understanding and Avoiding Scientific Misconduct,” from 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. April 21 in Library Room 150.

Scientific misconduct has received a lot of attention in the media lately. Numerous allegations of misconduct by high-profile researchers have been made and in many cases, after investigation, verified.

This workshop will address questions such as:

  • What constitutes scientific misconduct and how does it occur?
  • To what degree is it intentional or unintentional?
  • Why and how is data fabricated or falsified?
  • What role does culture play in instances of misconduct?
  • How does miscitation happen and what are the consequences?
  • What are the best ways to avoid self-plagiarism?
  • How common a practice is ghostwriting and what is its impact on science and society?

Faculty, students and postdocs are welcome!

For more information, email brian.quinn@ttu.edu or arlene.paschel@ttu.edu.

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