Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices With Incentives for Truth Telling

  title={Measuring the Prevalence of Questionable Research Practices With Incentives for Truth Telling},
  author={Leslie K. John and George Loewenstein and Drazen Prelec},
  journal={Psychological Science},
  pages={524 - 532}
Cases of clear scientific misconduct have received significant media attention recently, but less flagrantly questionable research practices may be more prevalent and, ultimately, more damaging to the academic enterprise. Using an anonymous elicitation format supplemented by incentives for honest reporting, we surveyed over 2,000 psychologists about their involvement in questionable research practices. The impact of truth-telling incentives on self-admissions of questionable research practices… 

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