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Friday, 20 June 2014

Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing | Bakhtiyari | International Education Studies

Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing

Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin
Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader
Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari


Abstract



This paper discusses plagiarism origins, and the ethical
solutions to prevent it. It also reviews some unethical approaches,
which may be used to decrease the plagiarism rate in academic writings.
We propose eight ethical techniques to avoid unconscious and accidental
plagiarism in manuscripts without using online systems such as Turnitin
and/or iThenticate for cross checking and plagiarism detection. The
efficiency of the proposed techniques is evaluated on five different
texts using students individually. After application of the techniques
on the texts, they were checked by Turnitin to produce the plagiarism
and similarity report. At the end, the “effective factor” of each method
has been compared with each other; and the best result went to a hybrid
combination of all techniques to avoid plagiarism. The hybrid of
ethical methods decreased the plagiarism rate reported by Turnitin from
nearly 100% to the average of 8.4% on 5 manuscripts.


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DOI: 10.5539/ies.v7n7p52








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