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It is advisor attitudes that are likely to shape students’ attitudes towards questionable research practices

Krishna, Anand and Peter, Sebastian M. (2018) It is advisor attitudes that are likely to shape students’ attitudes towards questionable research practices. Impact of Social Sciences Blog (09 Oct 2018). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

In debates on the validity of academic research findings, focus has been drawn to socalled questionable research practices, commonly understood to encompass a laundry list of behaviours that can increase the likelihood of statistically significant (and so more publishable) results. Anand Krishna and Sebastian M. Peter report on research examining attitudes to questionable research practices among students who have recently completed their theses. Although almost half had engaged in at least one questionable practice, the practices students most often admitted to were issues of reporting results, many of which can be solved by adopting open science standards of data sharing. Among the more important findings was that advisor attitudes matter: if students thought their thesis advisors endorsed questionable practices, they were more likely to admit engaging in such practices.

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/impactofsocialsciences/
Additional Information: © 2018 The Author(s)
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HN Social history and conditions. Social problems. Social reform
Date Deposited: 19 Mar 2021 15:12
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2021 23:50
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/109264

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