The Plagiarism Code

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The Plagiarism Code

  1. 1. The Plagiarism Code
  2. 2. Covers from: www.amazon.co.uk
  3. 3. cheats plagiarists plagiarism Oxford plagiarism University had 65 _____ and 801 _________ (The Times) Plagiarism ‘rife’ at ______ (The Guardian) Business School Dean dismissed for _________ (Times Higher Education Supplement) Student expelled for internet _________ (The Independent)
  4. 4. What is plagiarism?
  5. 5. What other students think…
  6. 6. University Statement
  7. 8. plagiarius
  8. 9. kidnapper
  9. 10. Is this plagiarism…?
  10. 17. Different types of plagiarism
  11. 18. Copying
  12. 19. 1. Direct quote without acknowledgement 2. Paraphrasing without acknowledgement 3. Ideas without acknowledgement 4. Cutting and pasting from the internet 5. Submitting someone else’s work
  13. 20. Colluding
  14. 21. Duplicating
  15. 22. How to avoid plagiarism
  16. 23. Harvard Chicago APA MLA Different Referencing Styles Vancouver OSCOLA MHRA Turabian
  17. 24. In-text reference or citation: In a recently published survey (Hill, Smith and Reid, 2008, p.93) the authors argue that… Reference list or Bibliography: Hill, P., Smith, R. and Reid, L. (2008) Education in the 21 st century . London: Educational Research Press . Source: Pears, R. and Shields, G. (2008 ) Cite them right . Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Pear Tree Books. Harvard Referencing Style
  18. 25. Cover from: www.amazon.co.uk
  19. 27. 1. Statistics, tables or diagrams 2. Direct quotation 3. Restating or paraphrasing 4. Information that’s not common knowledge When to cite…
  20. 28. 1. Keep a notebook handy 2. Use Bibliographic software (Endnote) 3. Check if collaboration permitted Tips
  21. 29. Adequate paraphrasing
  22. 34. Why students plagiarise…
  23. 35. 1. Misunderstand the referencing process 2. Make poor notes 3. Don’t know where group work ends 4. Follow different cultural/educational practices Unintentional plagiarism 5. Rely too heavily on original sources 6. Fail to understand original sources
  24. 36. 1. Leave work until the last moment 2. Find it easier to copy 3. Think they won’t be found out 4. Need to get a good mark Intentional Plagiarism 5. Have problems with their workload
  25. 37. Source:elearning.unsw.edu.au
  26. 38. What are the consequences?
  27. 39. Reduction of marks Formal Investigation
  28. 40. Disciplinary process
  29. 41. ‘ 1 in 2 admits plagiarism’ Varsity, Friday Oct 31, 2008
  30. 42. 1014 respondents Survey Statistics 49% admitted to some sort of plagiarism 82% who admitted plagiarism stated they used Wikipedia to research essays 16% believed stealing ideas not plagiarism 5% of students said they had been caught 41% of management students admitted plagiarism
  31. 43. ‘ Of course I use other people’s ideas without acknowledging them, but I didn’t think this made me a plagiarist” Survey Comments ‘ To say that using any idea which is not entirely your own is plagiarism is absurd’
  32. 44. Survey Comments ‘ Whenever I have an essay, I just copy and paste reams and reams of critical text. It has never been noticed by anyone.’ “ In one term I handed in 12 essays, 9 of which were other peoples. Even if I did get caught, I’m not convinced anything would happen”
  33. 45. Survey Comments ‘ I feel that if I don’t do the work now, I will not be able to catch up for my exams. As my school teachers used to say: “You’re only cheating yourself.”’
  34. 46. Finding your voice
  35. 47. The Golden Rule
  36. 48. If in doubt, cite it
  37. 49. Can you cite too much?
  38. 50. Any Questions?

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