STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY<br />
Evaluating and using information responsiblyStrathmore University Library<br />
Learning objective<br />Evaluate and use information responsibly<br />
Specific objectives:<br />Evaluate information from various sources.<br />Use information effectively to accomplish a cert...
Why evaluate?<br />Information overload.<br />Any one can create and publish.<br />Scholarly vs non-scholarly resources.<b...
Evaluating information – criteria <br />R - relevance<br />E - expertise of the author(s)<br />V – viewpoint of the author...
Evaluation - cont’d<br />Accuracy – fact vs opinion, bibliography, well researched info, logical & coherent presentation.<...
Evaluation cont’d<br />Validity – sense in ideas & thoughts, review by an expert, reference list.<br />Publisher – well-kn...
Using information<br />You've identified, located, and evaluated information created by other people.Now it's time to util...
Using information responsibly<br />As a student who uses information and writes assignments, you should be aware of what c...
Academic dishonesty<br />Academic fraud<br />Plagiarism<br />Research misconduct<br />Violation of copyright law<br />
Academic fraud<br />Making a false representation to gain an unjust advantage.<br />Falsification of data <br />Dishonest ...
Plagiarism<br />Is the act of presenting another person's work or ideas as your own. <br />Plagiarism is a type of intelle...
Plagiarism- cont’d<br />Collusion or working with others  and presenting the resulting work as though it was completed ind...
Common forms of plagiarism<br />Downloading an assignment from an online source.<br />Buying, stealing or borrowing an ass...
Forms of plagiarism<br />Using the words of someone else.<br />Lifting sentences or paragraphs from someone else.<br />Rel...
Avoiding plagiarism<br />Keeping careful notes as you do your research. <br />Rephrasing ideas into your own words as you ...
Exceptions to plagiarism<br />Local knowledge<br />Shared experiences<br />Common facts<br />
Research misconduct<br />Research misconduct includes:<br />Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or deception in proposi...
Research misconduct<br />Avoidable failure to follow research proposals as approved by a research ethics committee.<br />W...
Question<br />What are some of the good practices you would apply for academic integrity?<br />
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  • Contract cheating - paying someone to produce an essay or assignment and then submitting the work as your own.
  • Effective note takingParaphrasing appropriately Summarizing correctly and efficientlyUsing direct quotations appropriatelyUsing &apos;common knowledge&apos; Organizing your sourcesReferencing your sources correctly.
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    1. 1. STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY LIBRARY<br />
    2. 2. Evaluating and using information responsiblyStrathmore University Library<br />
    3. 3. Learning objective<br />Evaluate and use information responsibly<br />
    4. 4. Specific objectives:<br />Evaluate information from various sources.<br />Use information effectively to accomplish a certain purpose.<br />Understand the legal, economic, social, and ethical aspects of information.<br />
    5. 5. Why evaluate?<br />Information overload.<br />Any one can create and publish.<br />Scholarly vs non-scholarly resources.<br />
    6. 6. Evaluating information – criteria <br />R - relevance<br />E - expertise of the author(s)<br />V – viewpoint of the author/org<br />I – intended audience<br />E - evidence<br />W – when it was published<br />
    7. 7. Evaluation - cont’d<br />Accuracy – fact vs opinion, bibliography, well researched info, logical & coherent presentation.<br />Author – credentials listed, author’s career, publication record.<br />Reviews – gives author’s background & knowledge of the subject.<br />
    8. 8. Evaluation cont’d<br />Validity – sense in ideas & thoughts, review by an expert, reference list.<br />Publisher – well-known, university presses<br />Currency/timeliness - up-to-date<br />Bias – noticeable bias, personal bias<br />Scope - coverage<br />
    9. 9. Using information<br />You've identified, located, and evaluated information created by other people.Now it's time to utilize that information.<br />
    10. 10. Using information responsibly<br />As a student who uses information and writes assignments, you should be aware of what constitutes academic integrity.<br />Academic integrity is founded on the principles of respect for knowledge, truth, scholarship and acting with honesty. <br />Lack of it amounts to academic dishonesty.<br />
    11. 11. Academic dishonesty<br />Academic fraud<br />Plagiarism<br />Research misconduct<br />Violation of copyright law<br />
    12. 12. Academic fraud<br />Making a false representation to gain an unjust advantage.<br />Falsification of data <br />Dishonest conduct in relation to exams or other assessment items<br />Reusing work you have previously submitted<br />Contract cheating.<br />
    13. 13. Plagiarism<br />Is the act of presenting another person's work or ideas as your own. <br />Plagiarism is a type of intellectual theft.<br /> It can take many forms, from deliberate cheating to accidentally copying from a source without acknowledgement.<br />
    14. 14. Plagiarism- cont’d<br />Collusion or working with others and presenting the resulting work as though it was completed independently.<br />
    15. 15. Common forms of plagiarism<br />Downloading an assignment from an online source.<br />Buying, stealing or borrowing an assignment.<br />Quoting from a source 'word for word', without using quotation marks.<br />Copying, cutting and pasting text from an electronic source.<br />
    16. 16. Forms of plagiarism<br />Using the words of someone else.<br />Lifting sentences or paragraphs from someone else.<br />Relying too much on other people's material. Avoid repeated use of long quotations.<br />
    17. 17. Avoiding plagiarism<br />Keeping careful notes as you do your research. <br />Rephrasing ideas into your own words as you take notes. <br />Documenting your research by creating a complete bibliography.<br />
    18. 18. Exceptions to plagiarism<br />Local knowledge<br />Shared experiences<br />Common facts<br />
    19. 19. Research misconduct<br />Research misconduct includes:<br />Fabrication, falsification, plagiarism or deception in proposing, carrying out or reporting the results of research, <br />Failure to declare or manage a serious conflict of interest,<br />
    20. 20. Research misconduct<br />Avoidable failure to follow research proposals as approved by a research ethics committee.<br />Willful concealment or facilitation of research misconduct by others.<br />
    21. 21. Question<br />What are some of the good practices you would apply for academic integrity?<br />

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