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Research Ethics and anti-plagiarism software. A study on turnitin users of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU)

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dc.contributor.author Ranawella, T.C.
dc.contributor.author Alagaratnam, V.
dc.date.accessioned 2018-06-19T10:22:17Z
dc.date.available 2018-06-19T10:22:17Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.kdu.ac.lk/handle/345/1852
dc.description.abstract After the influence of digitization of reading materials and web usage plagiarism became a destructive academic phenomenon. It is a serious negative effect on intellectual capital and a threat to genuine academic work. As a solution, anti-plagiarism software such as turnitin and SafeAssign have been in introduced. KDU has subscribed to turnitin anti-plagiarism software. However, the users’ involvement in using this software is limited This study aims to measure the amount of usage of the software by KDU academic staff through a survey in order to propose measures to enhance its usage to improve the quality of research and knowledge of research ethics by both academics and students of KDU. Random sampling method and survey strategy was used by issuing structured questionnaires among 120 staff members, and 70.8% had responded from all level of academic staff. Microsoft Excel was used to analyze the data. Among the respondents 86% are aware that an anti-plagiarism software is available and out of that 32% of the staff got user names and passwords from the library. Even though the library has organized a few training sessions, the research identified that the majority of the users’ ability to use it is inadequate. Therefore, it is suggested that a proper training programme is to be given to all those who need training through the Staff Development Centre (SDC) of the university, which will eventually enhance the overall quality of research in the university en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Ethics in research en_US
dc.subject Plagiarism en_US
dc.subject Turnitin en_US
dc.subject Anti-plagiarism Software en_US
dc.subject Academic Integrity en_US
dc.title Research Ethics and anti-plagiarism software. A study on turnitin users of General Sir John Kotelawala Defence University (KDU) en_US
dc.type Article Full Text en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Library
dc.identifier.journal Proceedings of the UGC sponsored International Conference on Knowledge Resources and Library Technologies en_US
dc.identifier.pgnos 347-350 en_US


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