[spsp-members] CFA: "Explaining research misconduct: data, hypotheses, and methodological issues" (Nancy, Dec. 2023, France)

Aurélien Allard aurelien.ab.allard at gmail.com
Wed Apr 19 13:23:09 UTC 2023


Dear colleagues,

We invite submissions of abstracts to the conference "Explaining research
misconduct: data, hypotheses, and methodological issues", which will be
held in Nancy (France) in December 2023 and is organized within the
research project CRISP.

We welcome submissions from any relevant discipline across the humanities,
social sciences, empirical/natural sciences, and formal sciences.

More information below.

Aurélien Allard (Sorbonne Université, Paris), Cyrille Imbert (Archives
Poincaré, Nancy)


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*Conference title: "Explaining research misconduct: data, hypotheses, and
methodological issues"*

*Interdisciplinary conference.*

*Date:* 6-8 December 2023
*Place:* Nancy, France


*Keynote speakers:*
- Hanne Andersen
<https://www.ind.ku.dk/english/staff-auto-list/?pure=en/persons/52310>,
history and philosophy of science (University of Copenhagen)
- Marjan Bakker <http://www.marjanbakker.eu/>, psychology (Methods and
Statistics department, Tilburg University)
- Remco Heesen <https://remcoheesen.eu/>, philosophy of science, formal
philosophy (London School of Economics)
- Philippe Mongeon
<https://www.dal.ca/faculty/management/school-of-information-management/faculty-staff/faculty/philippe-mongeon.html>,
bibliometry (Dalhousie University)
- Amalya Oliver <https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Amalya-Oliver>,
sociology (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

The purpose of this interdisciplinary conference is to discuss analyses of
research integrity violations across scientific fields. It is open to the
different approaches from scholarly fields that analyze science, such as
the philosophy, epistemology, sociology, psychology, or economics of
science, and to all kinds of scientific methods, be they conceptual,
empirical, qualitative, or formal.

Talks by selected contributors are expected to be given a 30-40 minute slot
(presentation + discussion).

Website: https://explain-misconduct.sciencesconf.org/

The conference is organized within the framework of the CRISP research
project <https://www.crisp.ens.psl.eu/>, which is funded by the ANR (Agence
Nationale de la Recherche, Projet-ANR-20-CE27-0016
<https://anr.fr/Project-ANR-20-CE27-0016>).

*How to submit*

Submissions of abstracts are open from April 5 to June 5, 2023.
Please submit both a long (up to 500 words) abstract and a short 100-word
abstract in the "Submit an Abstract" section of this site.

*We welcome submissions from any discipline across the humanities, social
sciences, empirical/natural sciences, and formal sciences.*


*Call for abstract*

Questions related to research integrity and the quality of research outputs
are paramount in contemporary debates about science. However, academic
investigations about these issues suffer from a global problem.

While the existing literature has identified possible causes of research
misconduct, such as pressure to publish or misaligned incentives, there is
still a lack of reliable empirical evidence on the relative importance of
the identified mechanisms. This lack of credible evidence stems from
different reasons. First, while some individual cases are now
well-documented, conceptual categories are often recent and derive from
texts aimed at developing scientific policies. Second, current empirical
studies often focus on particular fields like psychology or the biomedical
sciences, and we still lack a global overview of research misconduct across
different scientific fields. Third, data are usually rooted in surveys that
researchers answer voluntarily by reporting on their own practices, or
based on quantitative reviews of retractions. This focus on visible cases
probably leaves untouched the vast majority of undisclosed or undetected
violations of research integrity.

Overall, it is difficult and costly to get robust and unequivocal data
about research integrity problems, and the significance of existing data
often remains unclear. In brief, there remains a global discrepancy between
the scarcity and reliability of empirical information about scientific
misconduct and the wealth of potential factors that may encourage, if not
generate this phenomenon. Such uncertainties about the prevalence and
causes of research integrity violations are all the more preoccupying as
novel academic regulations against such violations keep developing at a
brisk pace and may have counter-productive effects if they are based on
ill-justified views about the causes of departures from good research
practices.

In this context, the purpose of this interdisciplinary conference is to
discuss analyses of research integrity violations across scientific fields
and the methodological problems related to them. It is open to the
different approaches from scholarly fields that analyze science, such as
the philosophy, epistemology, sociology, psychology, or economics of
science, and to all kinds of scientific methods, be they conceptual,
empirical, qualitative, or formal.

Contributions addressing methodological questions related to the causal
investigation of integrity violations are specifically welcome.

*Research questions involve, but are not limited to: *

- Discussions on the causal analysis of scientific misconduct
- Analysis of the individual and collective factors that favor integrity
violations
- Classifications of scientific deviance and their suitability for causal
claims
- Differences (if any) between the explanation of RI violations, QRP, and
scientific misconduct
- Biases in research
- Issues related to the reproducibility crisis
- Discussions on sample size, statistical power, and related norms
- Methodological discussions about norms of good practices across sciences
- Explanations of RI violations and misconducts as reported by the
media and the political world
- Similarities and differences between scientific fields on all the above
issues
- Differences between private and public science, and regulatory science on
all the above issues

*Scientific committee:*

- Cyrille Imbert <https://cyrilleimbert.com/> (CNRS, Lorraine University),
main organizer
- Aurélien Allard
<https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=zfabxjkAAAAJ> (Sorbonne
University), main organizer
- Anouk Barberousse
<https://snd.sorbonne-universite.fr/anouk-barberousse/> (Sorbonne
University)
- Olivier Leclerc  <https://ctad.cnrs.fr/project/olivier-leclerc/>(CNRS,
Nanterre University)
- Jérôme Michalon <https://triangle.ens-lyon.fr/spip.php?article7060> (CNRS,
ENS Lyon)
- Stéphanie Ruphy <https://www.stephanieruphy.com/> (ENS Paris)

*Contact. *See the conference's site.
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