Legal Liability for Research Fraud
Statistical Journal of the IAOS, Vol. 33, No. 3 (2017), pp. 755-761
10 Pages Posted: 7 Oct 2015 Last revised: 15 Sep 2017
Date Written: December 3, 2016
Should scientists, statisticians, and other researchers be held to the same legal standards as certified public accountants or other actors involved in business or commercial activity? What about research organizations that rely on fraudulent research methods or predatory publishers who publish fraudulent research? This paper explores several possible theories of civil liability arising out of quantitative and qualitative research fraud in academic publishing.
Keywords: Research Fraud, Fabrication of Data, Legal Liability
JEL Classification: K12, K13
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