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Key Topics in Ethics: Plagiarism

Plagiarism is a critical and much-discussed issue in research ethics. From the US Code of Federal Regulations:

"Plagiarism means the appropriation of another person's ideas, processes, results or words without giving appropriate credit."

---45 CFR 689. Retrieved June 27, 2011, from http://ecfr.gpoaccess.gov/cgi/t/text/text-idx?c=ecfr&rgn=div8&view=text&node=45:3.1.2.4.28.0.9.1&idno=45

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Plagiarism: A Shared Responsibility of All, Current Situation, and Future Actions in Yemen

As combating plagiarism is a shared responsibility of all, this article focuses on presenting the current situation of higher education in Yemen. The critical review of four implementable policy docum...

Plagiarism Awareness among Students: Assessing Integration of Ethics Theory into Library Instruction

The library literature on plagiarism instruction focuses on students' understanding of what plagiarism is and is not. This study evaluates the effect of library instruction from a broader perspective ...

Research Misconduct - What Is It and How Can You Avoid It?

The situation: It's past midnight and you are up against a deadline in your organic chemistry course. You are writing an introduction section for a lab report due later that morning, and you realize ...

Research Misconduct - Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification Pre-Test

Plagiarism, Fabrication, and Falsification Pre-test questions for undergraduate students that are being introduced to RCR. Questions will be used to test the general knowledge in a group setting at th...

Quiz: plagiarism, falsification, fabrication, and academic dishonesty

The purpose of this quiz to test undergraduate chemistry students' understanding of academic dishonesty, plagiarism, data falsification, and fabrication of data. The questions are asked so studen...

Text as Property / Property as Text

Ownership, authorship, plagiarism, intellectual property, parody, critique, re-use, credit, reputation, allusion, imitation, patronage, payment, piracy, creativity, originality, borrowing, lending, st...

Professional Ethics-Responsible Conduct of Research Training: Making Sense of Complex Problems

This two-day seminar format course exposes students to the complexities involved in real-world ethical decision-making. It provides students with strategies, or tools, for understanding and thinking t...

Lying and Cheating: Fraudulent Excuse Making, Cheating, and Plagiarism

Undergraduates reported their use of fraudulent excuses; 72% of the student participants claimed to have used a fraudulent excuse in college at least once. Grade point average wa...

Toward a Rational Response to Plagiarism

This article discusses some recent incidents of plagiarism reported in the Chronicle of Higher Education and discusses what individual professors can do to reduce the amount of p...

A Moral Case Against Certain Uses of Plagiarism Detection Services

The statistics on plagiarism are staggering. No wonder, then, that many colleges and universities have started using plagiarism detection services (PDSs) such as Turnitin. But there ar...

'Not necessarily a bad thing ...': a study of online plagiarism amongst undergraduate students

Based on a self-report study of 1222 undergraduate students, this paper explores the nature and patterning of online plagiarism amongst students in UK higher educational institut...

Science journal editors' views on publication ethics: results of an international survey

Breaches of publication ethics such as plagiarism, data fabrication and redundant publication are recognised as forms of research misconduct that can undermine the scientific lit...

Why is Cheating Wrong?

Since cheating is obviously wrong, arguments against it (it provides an unfair advantage, it hinders learning) need only be mentioned in passing. But the argument of unfair advan...

Publication Ethics from the Perspective of PhD Students of Health Sciences: A Limited Experience

Publication ethics, an important subtopic of science ethics, deals with determination of the misconducts of science in performing research or in the dissemination of ideas, data and pr...

Academic Integrity Case Studies

This web site includes a series of 10 short cases dealing with issues such as academic integrity, cheating, plagiarism, citing sources, and dishonesty. All the cases include discussion...See More