Wednesday, 16 August 2017
HOW TO AVOID PLAGIARISM IN RESEARCH PAPER?
ü Do not copy–paste the text verbatim from the reference paper. Instead, restate the idea in your own words.
ü Understand the idea(s) of the reference source well in order to paraphrase correctly.
ü Cite Your Own Material—If you are using content from your previous paper, you must cite yourself. Using material you have published before without citation is called self-plagiarism.
ü The scientific evidence you gathered after performing your tests should not be cited.
ü Facts or common knowledge need not be cited. If unsure, include a reference.
ü Maintain records of the sources you refer to. Use citation software like EndNote or Reference Manager to manage the citations used for the paper
ü Use multiple references for the background information/literature survey. For example, rather than referencing a review, the individual papers should be referred to and cited.