Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing

Kaveh Bakhtiyari, Hadi Salehi, Mohamed Amin Embi, Masoud Shakiba, Azam Zavvari, Masoomeh Shahbazi-Moghadam, Nader Ale Ebrahim, Marjan Mohammadjafari

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This paper discusses 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)52-62
Number of pages11
JournalInternational Education Studies
Volume7
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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Keywords

  • Academic cheating
  • Ethical approaches
  • Plagiarism
  • Plagiarism prevention
  • Unethical approaches

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  • Education

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Bakhtiyari, K., Salehi, H., Embi, M. A., Shakiba, M., Zavvari, A., Shahbazi-Moghadam, M., ... Mohammadjafari, M. (2014). Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing. International Education Studies, 7(7), 52-62. https://doi.org/10.5539/ies.v7n7p52

Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing. / Bakhtiyari, Kaveh; Salehi, Hadi; Embi, Mohamed Amin; Shakiba, Masoud; Zavvari, Azam; Shahbazi-Moghadam, Masoomeh; Ebrahim, Nader Ale; Mohammadjafari, Marjan.

In: International Education Studies, Vol. 7, No. 7, 2014, p. 52-62.

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Bakhtiyari, K, Salehi, H, Embi, MA, Shakiba, M, Zavvari, A, Shahbazi-Moghadam, M, Ebrahim, NA & Mohammadjafari, M 2014, 'Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing', International Education Studies, vol. 7, no. 7, pp. 52-62. https://doi.org/10.5539/ies.v7n7p52
Bakhtiyari K, Salehi H, Embi MA, Shakiba M, Zavvari A, Shahbazi-Moghadam M et al. Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing. International Education Studies. 2014;7(7):52-62. https://doi.org/10.5539/ies.v7n7p52
Bakhtiyari, Kaveh ; Salehi, Hadi ; Embi, Mohamed Amin ; Shakiba, Masoud ; Zavvari, Azam ; Shahbazi-Moghadam, Masoomeh ; Ebrahim, Nader Ale ; Mohammadjafari, Marjan. / Ethical and unethical methods of plagiarism prevention in academic writing. In: International Education Studies. 2014 ; Vol. 7, No. 7. pp. 52-62.
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