Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing
AbstractThis 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.
Suggested CitationKaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim, and Marjan Mohammadjafari. "Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing" International Education Studies 7.7 (2014): 52-62.
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