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Evaluating Sources: Fraud or Flawed?

Find out who is providing the content and why. Get information from different sources. Be skeptical.

Wolf in sheep's clothing...

 Unfortunately, there are fake publishers and organizations that try to mimic the best journals....
camouflaged insect pests.  Their goal is to offer "too good to be true"  FAST peer review and FAST publication for a FEE.  They get the fee, and usually publish anything that gets submitted (This ia a variation of Vanity Publishing).  Sometimes they even create an "association" that publishes journals. 

At this point researchers are dependent on Database vendors such as Ebsco, ProQuest,Gale, etc. to keep the predatory titles out of their databases.  

If you select "Peer-reviewed" from a Library Database, you will get more trustworthy results!

SCIENTISTS NOT ALWAYS RELIABLE! Good reason to get multiple sources of information.

Three Types of Errors in Research

1. Ethics violation
A. Fabricated prints
B. Dry benching (estimating results without completing an examination)
C. Intentional erroneous results
D. Covering up mistakes

2. Honest errors
A. Lack of training and mentoring
B. Feeling pressure to complete work or being overwhelmed with work
C. Administrative errors or complacency

3. Biased oversight

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