Module 4 Lesson 1: How to avoid plagiarism

Plagiarism in research

In this course, you will:

  • Learn about the different types of plagiarism
  • Understand the reasons behind plagiarism
  • Discover ways to avoid plagiarism
  • Understand the basics of paraphrasing

Why should you enroll?

Plagiarism in scientific research is a serious concern. While presenting research, we need to clearly distinguish between our ideas and the borrowed ideas on which our research conclusions are based. It is imperative for ethical reasons that you mention the sources on which your research is based. Failing to do so would be considered plagiarism and will expose researchers to financial and legal consequences. In this course, you will learn about different types of plagiarism and how to avoid it.

Course Content:

  • Introduction
  • Objectives
  • What is plagiarism?
  • Types of plagiarism
  • Reasons for plagiarism
  • Examples of unintentional plagiarism
  • Examples of intentional plagiarism
  • Check your understanding
  • Ways to avoid plagiarism
  • Check your understanding
  • Detect plagiarism
  • Acceptable and unacceptable paraphrasing
  • Copyright infringement
  • Check your understanding
  • Summary

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