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  • Plagiarism & Referencing
  • What is plagiarism?
  • …the copying, … summarising, ….or paraphrasing of someone else's work or ideas and not acknowledging them and either directly or indirectly passing them off as your own independent work. What is plagiarism?
  • Or… in other words…. … cheating…or stealing!
  • Types of Plagiarism Clone: submitting someone else’s work, word-for- word, as your own CTRL-C: taking large portions of text from a single source without alterations. Find-Replace: changing key words and phrases but keeping the essential content of someone else’s work Remix: paraphrasing from several sources and making their content fit together seamlessly Recycle: borrowing generously from your own work without citation (also known as self-plagiarising) TURNITIN, 2013. The Plagiarism Spectrum. <http://pages.turnitin.com/rs/iparadigms/images/ Turnitin_WhitePaper_PlagiarismSpectrum.pdf> [accessed 13.02.13].
  • Collusion  Working together to produce a piece of work which you then submit as your own individual work.  Getting someone else to write all or part of any piece of work you submit as your own.  Copying all or part of someone else's work (or letting them copy yours), with knowledge and consent for it to be presented as their work. If you are unsure what appropriate collaboration is for an assignment, check with your tutor.
  • So what? Plagiarism is a serious academic offence If you plagiarise, you will fail your assignment, may not being awarded your qualification, and could be dismissed from your course.
  • How to avoid it? …Good academic practice in citation and referencing will help you to avoid plagiarism, even inadvertently.
  • Referencing - Not just about plagiarism It’s also important to acknowledge within your work to:  Demonstrate you have understood where your ideas are coming from  Support your arguments  Show the scope and breadth of your research  Enable the reader to easily locate the sources you have used
  • Harvard Referencing  System used across college and on your course  Two part process:  Citing: the writer refers within the text to the sources (references) used.  Referencing: creating a bibliography or list of sources used. (usually at the end of the assignment)
  • Citations When referring to ideas you have seen or read, all you need to do is mention the author and date of publication for the work .  The work of Wilson (1973), Coles (1969) and Khan (1975) demonstrated…  The research proved inconclusive (Scholefield 1989)  Radcliffe’s hypothesis (1990) was later disproved (Pearson 1992) If you are quoting word-for-word you should also include the page number  There was only tea available, because “coffee is the devil’s drink” (Sutton 2003, p.42)
  • Referencing  System for your bibliography (the list of everything you have mentioned in your assignment)  Requires you to give specific information in a specific order  Putting things in this order make it easier for your reader to follow, and means that you won’t forget to include any of the important details  Referencing can seem complicated, but once you learn the basics there’s not much else to it!
  • Writing a reference: common features  Author  Date  Title  Place of publication  Publisher  Web address (URL)  When you read it Why is it important to record these things?
  • Referencing layouts Book: AUTHOR, Year of publication. Title. Edition. Place of publication: Publisher. Magazines & Newspapers: AUTHOR, Year of publication. Article title. Journal title, volume number (issue or part number), page numbers. Website: AUTHOR or EDITOR, year. Title [online]. Place of publication: Publisher. Available at: URL [accessed date]. Blogs: AUTHOR, Year of posting. Title of blog post. Blog name [online blog]. Date of posting. Available at: URL [date accessed].