Title

Integrity of the Marriage and Family Therapy Research Literature: Perceptions and Recommendations

Keywords

Marriage and Family Therapy research, research integrity, research surveys

Abstract

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.

Original Publication Citation

Brock, G. W., Whiting, J. B., Fife, S. T., & Matern, B. (2009). Integrity of the marriage and family therapy research literature: Perceptions and recommendations. Journal of Marital and Family Therapy, 35, 248-252. doi: 0.1111/j.1752-0606.2009.00109.x

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2009-03-18

Publisher

Journal of Marital and Family Therapy

Language

English

College

Family, Home, and Social Sciences

Department

Family Life

University Standing at Time of Publication

Full Professor

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