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Table 7 Attitudes of physicians toward research misconduct

From: Knowledge and attitudes of physicians toward research ethics and scientific misconduct in Lebanon

  Agree N (%) Disagree N (%) I don’t know N (%)
1. I think the responsibility for the scientific integrity of a study lies with the principal investigator only (307) 101 (32.9) 155 (50.5) 51 (16.6)
2. All professional education programs should include information about standards of research ethics (307) 219 (71.3) 73 (23.8) 15 (4.9)
3. I feel uncomfortable talking with researchers about unethical behaviour (301) 156 (51.8) 115 (38.2) 30 (10)
4. Dishonesty and misrepresentation of data are common in society and do not really hurt anybody (307) 65 (21.2) 206 (67.1) 36 (11.7)