How internet search is affecting the effectiveness of research methods and plagiarism free students research paper
Currently, the availability of the internet, as well as vast information, can be found ready to be copied. This process just involves typing the keywords to search through using a search engine. This, therefore, implies that the internet has significantly led to an increase in the students’ attempts to plagiarize work. Such practices are therefore influencing the outcome of the research methods and plagiarism on the students’ research papers. This discussion involves the annotation of bibliography related to the topic of the discussion above.
Torres-Diaz, C. J., Duart, J. M., & Hinojosa-Becerra, M. (2018). Plagiarism, Internet and Academic Success at the University. Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 7 (2), 89-104.
In this article, the authors determined the degree to which the students relied on internet and technologies and how this practice influenced their academic achievements. They also determined the rates of interactions and the experiences on the level at which students egage in plagiarism practices at the university level. A total of 10, 952 students were used as study participants and their classification in the study was based on the level of their experience, the interaction level with educators and coursemates, and how they apply technologies in education. Based on this study, it is clear that internet usage for research work does not necessarily mean that there will be plagiarism on the student work. However, the level of plagiarism is determined by the manner or how perfect the student is using internet technology. This study is therefore useful for this research topic since it shows that research methods of students and plagiarism on the student paper is influenced by hours required by the learners to look for facts from the internet and total academic videos watched by the students. The quality of work and plagiarism-free paper is influenced by the dedication and hours used by the students while looking for facts from the internet.
Anney, N. V., & Mosha, A. M. (2015). Student’s Plagiarisms in Higher Learning Institutions in the Era of Improved Internet Access: Case Study of Developing Countries. Journal of Education and Practice, 6 (13), 203-216.
The objective of the authors of this article was to investigate the student practices in Tanzania collges and universities. The university used in the study had established codes and policies to guide against plagiarism practices and how they can be detected. Nevertheless, these learning institutions failed to use software to guide in checking plagiarism made by the learners. Authors used qualitative research strategy which included interpretive model. According to this study, it was evident that is becoming a major concern and the majority of the student were aware of the issue of plagiarism as being academic dishonesty. In this study, it is clear that some of the factors affecting the students’ research methods and increase in the possibilities of plagiarism in their paper are related to the shortage of books, being lazy, poor academic writing techniques, and easy process of accessing the internet. Therefore, this study is important since it also helps in revealing more information about factors that affect student research methods and plagiarism issues while using internet sources.
Ennam, A. (2017). Systematic Analysis of the Effects of Digital Plagiarism on Scientific Research: Investigating the Moroccan Context-Ibn Tofail University as a Case Study. Journal of Education and Practice, 8 (2), 133-141.
This article was aimed at making contributing to severe issue related to the digital plagiarism in Moroccan Universities which is affecting the undergraduate, masters, and doctoral candidates. The authors also aimed at establishing a genuine academic culture of research performance. According to this article, e-plagiarism is becoming a common practice in most of the learning institutions in Morocco. Some of these practices occur due to the ignorance of the students since some students are not well informed regarding the impact of direct copying from the internet. This study indicates that even though there are increased cases of students’ research paper being rejected due to the poor research methods and increased cases of plagiarism, majority of them are not well informed on how to avoid it. Therefore, this research article is important for the selected topic since it shows that there is a need for conceptualization and efforts to operationalize more rigorous methods of learning as well as training of students in research methodology. It also shows that it is important to consolidate internet literacy and computer-mediated research methodology.
Hussein, N., Rusdi, D. S., & Mohamad, S. S. (2016). Academic Dishonesty Among Business Students: A Descriptive Study of Plagiarism Behavior. In 7th International Conference on University Learning and Teaching (InCULT 2014) Proceedings, 639-648.
Authors of this article aimed at investigating the reasons for the engagement of students in plagiarism as well as the learners’ degree of awareness concerning plagiarism activities. According to this article, technology has helped in reshaping how people live, works, and how they make communicate. The technology is also being adopted and implemented in colleges and universities. With increased cases of technology adoption and internet use, concerns have been raised especially on issues related to academic dishonesty. According to the outcome of article, it was clear that learners were much aware of the issue of plagiarism. Despite being aware of this issue, these students further engage in plagiarism activity since they can easily access the internet for the information they need. It is clear from these results that students are not prepared to such rules controlling the plagiarism practices. Therefore, this calls for strict rules such as suspension or dismissal from the universities to help in dealing with the issue. This article is important since it shows there is no negative direct effects of using internet on the research methods and plagiarism issues on the research paper of a student, but it is the dedication of the students that matters a lot while looking for facts from the internet for their research work to reduce the possibilities of their works being plagiarized.
Anney, N. V., & Mosha, A. M. (2015). Student’s Plagiarisms in Higher Learning Institutions in the Era of Improved Internet Access: Case Study of Developing Countries. Journal of Education and Practice, 6 (13), 203-216. Ennam, A. (2017). Systematic Analysis of the Effects of Digital Plagiarism on Scientific Research: Investigating the Moroccan Context-Ibn Tofail University as a Case Study. Journal of Education and Practice, 8 (2), 133-141. Hussein, N., Rusdi, D. S., & Mohamad, S. S. (2016). Academic Dishonesty Among Business Students: A Descriptive Study of Plagiarism Behavior. In 7th International Conference on University Learning and Teaching (InCULT 2014) Proceedings, 639-648. Torres-Diaz, C. J., Duart, J. M., & Hinojosa-Becerra, M. (2018). Plagiarism, Internet and Academic Success at the University. Journal of New Approaches in Educational Research, 7 (2), 89-104.