Preventing Data Fabrication in Telephone Survey Research

TitlePreventing Data Fabrication in Telephone Survey Research
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsSmith, PB, MacQuarrie, CB, Herbert, RJ, Cairns, DL, Begley, LH
JournalJournal of Research Administration
Volume35
Issue2
Pagination13-20
Type of ArticleArticle
Publication Languageeng
ISSN Number15391590
Accession Number15998035
KeywordsData , data management , Fraud , information , PROFESSIONALISM , research , SOCIAL , SOCIAL sciences , SOCIOLOGY
AbstractNot all data fabrication originates with, or is known by, the researcher. Fabrication of survey data can occur at multiple sites in the data collection hierarchy. To prevent such survey fraud, each research program must give attention to increasing operational safeguards. The authors discuss how funding agencies should be prepared to allocate sufficient monies to cover the costs of increased oversight. They also recommend that national and international standards of professionalism and accreditation should be established.
NotesSmith, Philip B. 1; Email Address: smithp@upei.ca MacQuarrie, Colleen B. 1,2 Herbert, Rosemary J. 1 Cairns, David L. 1 Begley, Lorraine H. 1; Affiliation: 1: University of Prince Edward Island 2: Department of Health and Social Services Government of Prince Edward Island; Source Info: 2004, Vol. 35 Issue 2, p13; Subject Term: RESEARCH -- Moral & ethical aspects; Subject Term: DATA analysis; Subject Term: INFORMATION services; Subject Term: SOCIAL surveys; Subject Term: PROFESSIONALISM; Subject Term: FRAUD; NAICS/Industry Codes: 519190 All Other Information Services; Number of Pages: 8p; Document Type: Article
Short TitlePreventing Data Fabrication in Telephone Survey Research
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