ERIC Number: EJ835333
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Apr
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Integrity of the Marriage and Family Therapy Research Literature: Perceptions and Recommendations
Brock, Gregory W.; Whiting, Jason B.; Matern, Brianne; Fife, Stephen T.
Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, v35 n2 p248-252 Apr 2009
Reports of falsification, fabrication, plagiarism, and other violations of research integrity across the sciences are on the increase. Joining with other disciplines to actively protect the integrity of the marriage and family therapy (MFT) research literature is of utmost importance to both the discipline and the future of the profession. To inform the issues raised, results are presented of an informal survey among MFT clinical members on their perceptions about the literature together with their preferences for how best to protect its integrity. This article initiates an important discussion about the honesty of MFT research.
Descriptors: Marriage, Integrity, Family Counseling, Therapy, Research Methodology, Ethics, Surveys, Counselors, Attitude Measures
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