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Academic Integrity

A tutorial on Academic Integrity at the Mississippi University for Women

Academic dishonesty

Misrepresenting yourself or your research is, by definition, dishonest.

  • Misrepresentation might include inflating credentials, claiming that a study proves something that it does not, or leaving out inconvenient and/or contradictory results.

An undergraduate at the University of Kansas claimed to be a researcher and promoted his (unfortunately incorrect) research on how much a Big Mac would cost if the U.S. raised the minimum wage. His study was picked up by the PostNY Times, and other major news outlets, who then had to publish retractions.