Academic dishonesty

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Academic dishonesty is academic misconduct which violates the principles of academic integrity. For students, this primarily means cheating on a test - pretending you've learned more than you really have. For researchers, this generally refers to intellectual dishonesty, such as knowingly presenting an unsound argument in favor of a proposition for ideological reasons.

Scientists unknowingly drift academic dishonesty by incorrectly assuming that a small sample represents the whole (see statistical sampling). The pressures of the "publish or perish" mindset may drive some scientists to such deliberate acts as:

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