Lately, there have been many cases of fraud in science. This means that some scientists have been behaving unethically and illegally, stealing other people’s work or reporting false results.
There has been much controversy over the cause of this type of fraud.
Some people claim that the rise in cases of scientific fraud is due to inadequate regulations and not enough procedures to prevent fraud. In contrast, others claim that much of the fraud is not really fraud at all: Many of the cases reported in the media as fraud are simply mistakes due to human error and not intentional fraud.
People have different points of view regarding fraud in science. These different perspectives lead each side to suggest different solutions to this problem.
Below are some solutions to reduce fraud in science. Sort these solutions into 2 categories:
suggestions that view inadequate regulations as the cause of fraud in science suggestions that see human error as the cause of fraud in science