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This paper aims to present the results of a study on fundamental and hidden factors of research ethics or plagiarism and also its significant aspects like data falsification, fabrication, data cooking, gifted authorship, neglected authorship and other factors. It investigated the perception of research scholars towards such activities. Findings of the study revealed that almost all research scholars of Library and information science are partially aware of the research ethics and need some more counselling on this ethical education. They actively support that such activities are unethical and may cause harm to society. The present study is an original study because there is no survey kind of study on research misconduct in the field of library and information science which can bring the real perception of the research scholars of library and information science.



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