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Friday, 27 June 2014

Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing

Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing

Bakhtiyari, K.; Salehi, H.; Embi, M.A.; Shakiba, M.; Zavvari, A.; Shahbazi-Moghadam, M.; Ale Ebrahim, N.; Mohammadjafari, M. (2014) Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing. International Education Studies, 7 (7). pp. 52-62. ISSN 1913-9020
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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.
Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Bakhtiyari, K.
  2. Salehi, H.
  3. Embi, M.A.
  4. Shakiba, M.
  5. Zavvari, A.
  6. Shahbazi-Moghadam, M.
  7. Ale Ebrahim, N.
  8. Mohammadjafari, M.
Journal or Publication Title: International Education Studies
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plagiarism, Plagiarism Prevention, Academic Cheating, Ethical Approaches, Unethical Approaches
Subjects: A General Works
L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LC Special aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Nader Ale Ebrahim
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2014 14:11
Last Modified: 25 Jun 2014 14:11
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/10665


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