Avoiding academic fraud
Forms of misconduct in science:
Fabrication: presenting fabricated data, e.g. made up results, to the research community
Misrepresentation: intentionally altering or only partially presenting original findings or theoretical evidence in a way which distorts the results
Plagiarism: presenting someone else’s work or ideas as one’s own
Misappropriation: stealing someone else’s original research idea, plan or findings
Plagiarism is a serious academic offence. It is often unintentional and results from ignorance. Plagiarism is illegal and against all professional ethics and good research practice.
|What does Plagiarism mean?||
Plagiarism means presenting other people’s ideas and work as your own without mentioning the original source.
|How to Avoid Plagiarism?||
Avoid plagiarism by learning to cite your sources properly. By citing your sources you make clear which are your own ideas, and which are somebody else’s. To avoid plagiarism always mention the original source when you
Always remember to mention the source whether you borrow from a printed book or a journal or a fellow student’s assignment, or whether you copy/paste from an electronic source (ebooks, e-journals, internet etc.).
|Recognize also self-plagiarism||Self-plagiarism means presenting one’s own prior work as new work for another assignment. E.g. writing an article which sums up your thesis is self-plagiarism in some disciplines. Remember to check this with your supervisor before you start!|
|Urkund Detection System||
University of Jyväskylä uses the Urkund Plagiarism Detection System to analyse theses and other study-related assignments submitted by students.
For further details see the Urkund presentation.
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