Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic Writing
plagiarism origins, and the ethical solutions to prevent it. It also
reviews some unethical approaches, which may be used to decrease the
plagiarism rate in academic writings. We propose eight ethical
techniques to avoid unconscious and accidental plagiarism in manuscripts
without using online systems such as Turnitin and/or iThenticate for
cross checking and plagiarism detection. The efficiency of the proposed
techniques is evaluated on five different texts using students
individually. After application of the techniques on the texts, they
were checked by Turnitin to produce the plagiarism and similarity
report. At the end, the “effective factor” of each method has been
compared with each other; and the best result went to a hybrid
combination of all techniques to avoid plagiarism. The hybrid of ethical
methods decreased the plagiarism rate reported by Turnitin from nearly
100% to the average of 8.4% on 5 manuscripts.
Cite this paper
Shahbazi-Moghadam, M. , Ebrahim, N. A. and Mohammadjafari, M. (2014).
Ethical and Unethical Methods of Plagiarism Prevention in Academic
Writing. International Education Studies, e804. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5539/ies.v7n7p52.
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