Katrin Auspurg and Thomas Hinz

Social Dilemmas in Science: Detecting Misconduct and Finding Institutional Solutions

Note: The authors are deeply grateful to Andreas Schneck for valuable support in data preparation and analyses. They thank Fabian Thiel and Laura Dörre for their significant assistance in data collection, and Ben Jann for his inspiring comments on an earlier draft.

Abstract: Conditions for scientific fraud can be derived from rational choice and game theories. Ethical norms and moral pleas seem insufficient to prevent fraudulent behavior, as these measures can only be effective if deviations are detected and sanctioned. As a first step, effective interventions require the more frequent discovery of scientific misbehavior. To advance ...

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