How to avoid plagiarism and save your research career
What will you learn?
- The different types of plagiarism in research
- Understand the reasons behind plagiarism
- Discover key methods to avoid plagiarism
- The do’s and don’ts when paraphrasing
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
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