Interview with Prof. Lex Bouter on Sloppy Science

Last modified: May 29, 2017

In this short interview (Science Guide, Dutch language) Lex Bouter, professor of Methodology and Integrity at VU University, talks about the problem of sloppy research. Bouter argues that the current focus on serious violations of research integrity, such as fraud and falsification, conceals the fact that Questionable Research Practices are just as much –maybe even bigger- a threat to the scientific project. He then makes a case for more research and education on Questionable Research Practices (or ‘sloppy science’).

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