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Table 2 Researchers’ attitudes and beliefs about scientific misconduct

From: Misconduct in research: a descriptive survey of attitudes, perceptions and associated factors in a developing country

  Agree Disagree Don’t know *Total no of resp. +Non resp.
I am concerned about the amount of misconduct 117 (88.6%) 4 (3.0%) 11 (8.4%) 132 1
I think the responsibility for the scientific integrity of a study lies with the principal investigator only 16 (12.2%) 112 (84.8%) 4 (3.0%) 132 1
All professional education programmes should include information about standards of research ethics 128 (98.4%) 1 (0.8%) 1 (0.8%) 130 3
I feel uncomfortable talking with researchers about unethical behaviour 12 (9.3%) 109 (83.8%) 9 (6.9%) 130 3
Dishonesty and misrepresentation of data are common in society and do not really hurt any body 9 (7.0%) 114 (88.3%) 6 (4.7%) 129 4
  1. *Total no of resp. = Total number of responses to the question.
  2. +Non resp = Total number of non responses to the question.