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How to avoid plagiarism and save your research career

What will you learn?

  1. The different types of plagiarism in research
  2. Understand the reasons behind plagiarism
  3. Discover key methods to avoid plagiarism
  4. The do’s and don’ts when paraphrasing


Course Description

All authors need to rely on secondary information besides their own findings, and it is easy to blur the lines of sanctity without intending to. The slightest misstep may inadvertently lead to plagiarism, which in the field of scientific research is a serious concern. So what if you want to cite another researcher's work in your own paper? Is there a way to incorporate previously published work into your own writing without being accused of plagiarism?

Through this program, you will learn about the different types of plagiarism, intentional and unintentional, and understand how critical it is to clearly distinguish between your own ideas and the borrowed ideas on which your research conclusions may be based. You will also get expert tips and practical techniques to help you organize and synthesize data, acknowledge references, add the correct citations, and judiciously paraphrase your interpretations based on borrowed data to avoid plagiarism.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives of this course

Lecture 3: What is plagiarism?

Lecture 4: Types of plagiarism

Lecture 5: Reasons for plagiarism

Lecture 6: Examples of unintentional plagiarism

Lecture 7: Examples of intentional plagiarism

Lecture 8: Ways to avoid plagiarism

Lecture 9: How to detect plagiarism

Lecture 10: Acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing

Lecture 11: Copyright infringement

Lecture 12: Summary


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


Course Curriculum


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