On the podcast is Adrian Barnett. Adrian is a professor of statistics at the School of Public Health at the Queensland University of Technology. Adrian is the past president of the Statistical Society of Australia. He has published almost 300 peer-reviewed articles and is the author of two books.
Today's episode discusses integrity in research. You will hear about ethical considerations when conducting research and learn about publication bias, ghost authorship, and funding considerations.
Adrian has some interesting experiences to share. You will hear why he has had some of his worst experiences as a scientist working on infection control projects, including legal threats and personal attacks on his character. You will learn that research is not always as straightforward as you might think.
On research integrity
“Well for me it means doing research carefully and transparently. I see a lot of people these days rushing studies in order to meet some of these crazy publication targets that are going on and I think that is when integrity really can suffer. We need to take time in planning our studies.