Definition of scientific misconduct in English:

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scientific misconduct


Action that willfully compromises the integrity of scientific research, such as plagiarism or the falsification or fabrication of data.
Example sentences
  • In the United States, unethical research and scientific misconduct was documented in the Tuskegee syphilis study, which began in 1932.
  • We want at the end of this to be able to say we have examined serious allegations concerning scientific misconduct fully and completely and here is the outcome.
  • To ensure the integrity of his or her journal, an editor has no choice but to spend a considerable amount of time investigating allegations of scientific misconduct.

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Syllabification: sci·en·tif·ic mis·con·duct

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