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

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F. E. Guerra-Pujol

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico

Date Written: December 3, 2016

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Guerra-Pujol, F. E., Legal Liability for Research Fraud (December 3, 2016). Statistical Journal of the IAOS, Vol. 33, No. 3 (2017), pp. 755-761, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2669118 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2669118

F. E. Guerra-Pujol (Contact Author)

Pontifical Catholic University of Puerto Rico ( email )

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