Sixth retraction appears for virtual reality researcher

media economicsDong Hee Shin, who studies virtual reality and other technology and who has already retracted five papers, has had another retracted.

Here’s the notice in the Journal of Media Economics:

We, the Editors, Publisher, and lead author, are retracting the following article, “Examining the Factors Affecting the Rate of IPTV Diffusion: Empirical Study on Korean IPTV” by Dong-Hee Shin and Yongsuk Hwang published in Journal of Media Economics, 24(3), 174–200, 2011.

Upon investigation, data reported within this article was reproduced identically from data published in the following articles authored or co-authored by Prof. Dong-Hee Shin of Sungkyun kwan University, South Korea:

Shin, D.-H. (2010). The effects of trust, security and privacy in social networking: A security-based approach to understand the pattern of adoption. Interacting with Computers, 22, 428–438. DOI:10.1016/j.intcom.2010.05.001

Shin, D.-H. (2012). 3DTV as a social platform for communication and interaction. Information Technology & People, 25(1), 55–80. DOI:10.1108/09593841211204344

Shin, D.-H. (2007). Potential user factors driving adoption of IPTV. What are customers expecting from IPTV? Technological Forecasting & Social Change, 74, 1446–1464. DOI:10.1016/j.techfore.2006.05.007

Shin, D.-H. (2011). The influence of perceived characteristics of innovating on 4G mobile adoption. International Journal of Mobile Communication, 9(3), 261–279. DOI:10.1504/IJMC.2011.040606

Shin, D.-H., & Kweon, S. H. (2011). Evaluation of Korean information infrastructure policy 2000–2010: Focusing on broadband ecosystem change. Government Information Quarterly, 28, 374–387. DOI:10.1016/j.giq.2010.07.009

We note that Professor Shin acknowledges this error and maintains that the multiple publication of this data was not intentional but an inadvertent administrative error. However this action constitutes a breach of warranties made by the authors with respect to originality. We note we received, peer-reviewed, accepted, and published the article in good faith based on these warranties, and censure this action.

The retracted article will remain online to maintain the scholarly record, but it will be digitally watermarked on each page as RETRACTED.

The Technology Forecasting & Social Change paper to which the notice refers has also been retracted because of duplication “due to an administrative error.”

The Journal of Media Economics paper has been cited twice, according to Thomson Scientific’s Web of Knowledge, including once by the retraction notice.

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  1. Here might be an interesting lead: Dutch headlines today mentioned a new case of fraud, potentially larger than Diederik Stapel. Emeritus professor Mart Bax (Free University of Amsterdam, Anthropology) apparently made up some ethnographies. News articles mainly in Dutch, but dutchnews.nl (see the link) has translated some of it in English.
    Ps. Where is the contact form on this website?

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