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

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Medical Ethics, March 2014
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (89th percentile)

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1 Facebook page

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Title
Misconduct in research: a descriptive survey of attitudes, perceptions and associated factors in a developing country
Published in
BMC Medical Ethics, March 2014
DOI 10.1186/1472-6939-15-25
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Authors

Patrick I Okonta, Theresa Rossouw

Abstract

Misconduct in research tarnishes the reputation, credibility and integrity of research institutions. Studies on research or scientific misconduct are still novel in developing countries. In this study, we report on the attitudes, perceptions and factors related to the work environment thought to be associated with research misconduct in a group of researchers in Nigeria - a developing country.

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Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 <1%
Unknown 104 99%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 17 16%
Researcher 16 15%
Student > Bachelor 13 12%
Student > Master 12 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 6 6%
Other 21 20%
Unknown 20 19%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 18 17%
Nursing and Health Professions 7 7%
Psychology 7 7%
Social Sciences 7 7%
Business, Management and Accounting 6 6%
Other 33 31%
Unknown 27 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 14. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 17 November 2014.
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#1,829,780
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Outputs from BMC Medical Ethics
#207
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#21,493
of 200,794 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Medical Ethics
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