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Scientific sources of information When do you use which source of information ? First introduction to a subject Dictionaries & encyclopaedias : advantage definition quick view of essential aspects of subject search for synonyms, translations Extensive information about a subject Handbooks lot of information less suitable for recent material
Scientific sources of information Specific information about a subject doctoral thesisdetailed accounts scientific article not found in handbooks less useful for current information Recent information about a subject scientific articlepreprints : reliable & up to date internet up to date not always equally reliable
Scientific sources of information Popular, profesional or scientific journals ? Scientific journals * systematic construction * detailed description * list of references Popular journals * large public, doesn’t know much about chosen subject * large explanation non-existent list of references Professional journals * people working in a specific sector * practical approach of subject
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Why does someone plagiarize? There are various reasons why someone plagiarizes by mistake, or consciously seeks refuge in plagiarism, for instance: o Lack of knowledge and/or research skills o Careless use of source material o Lack of time (whether or not accompanied by lack of interest) o One suspects a lack of interest in the paper o The risk of detection of plagiarism is considered low o Ignorance concerning what plagiarism is or because another interpretation is given than that used in the Western academic culture o Laziness: The slightest possible effort for the greatest possible result and still to earn a degree o Ambition: In the conviction that one can obtain a better score
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Plagiarism Students : Committing plagiarism is the same as dishonesty and fraud. If plagiarism is established, a penalty follows. Account can be taken of a number of factors: The possible penalties for irregularities that can be imposed by the examination committee (thus not by the individual examiner, although he or she must propose a judgement) are set forth in article 154 of the examination regulations. An appropriate mark for the assignment or the examination in question No marks for the assignment or the examination in question No marks for any of the examinations during the examination period in question No marks for any of the examinations during the examination period in question and loss of the right to take any more examinations in that academic year (i.e., exclusion). In this last case, the penalty has to be confirmed by the commission on fraud. To this sanction can be added the loss of the right to enrolment in the next or the next two academic years.
What is APA ? American Psychological Association (APA) style is a widely accepted style of documentation, particularly in the social sciences. APA style specifies the names and order of headings, formatting, and organization of quotations and references, and the arrangement of tables, figures, footnotes, and appendices, as well as other manuscript and documentation features.social sciencesquotationsreferencestablesfiguresfootnotesappendices
APA : Basic rules Write the last name and initials for all authors, until 6 authors. If more than 6 authors, only the 6 first will be mentioned and “et all” will be added. References will be ranged in alphabetical order on the family name of the first author. If there are several sources with the exact same first author, the sources will be ranged according to the year of publication, starting with the oldest sources. Titles of books and periodicals will be described in italic.
APA : Examples Books : Kenneth, E. & Kurtz, D. (1998). Services marketing. New York: John Wiley & Sons. Books with editor(s) : Kochan, T.A., Lansbury, R. & MacDuffie, JP. (Eds). (1997). After lean production: evolving employment practices in the world auto industry. Ithaca (NY): ILR press
APA : Examples Articles in periodicals : Articles with 1 author : Steiner, R.L. (2008). Vertical competition, horizontal competition, and market power. The antitrust bulletin: the journal of American and foreign antitrust and trade regulation, 53(2), 251-270. Article with 2 authors : Eriksson, T. & Villeval, M.C. (2008). Performance-pay, sorting and social motivation. Journal of economic behavior & organization, 68(2), 412-421
APA : Examples Online article : Monsey, C. (October 2010). Does marriage make us happy ? Monitor on psychology, 41(9). Retrieved from http://www.apa.org/monitor A webdocument : What is social Networking? (12 oktober 2010). Retrieved from http://www.whatissocialnetworking.com/ Contribute to congress, published in proceedings : Wessa, P., Baesens, B. (2009). Fraud detection in statistics education Basedon the compendium platform and reproducible computing. In IEEE proceedings of the world congress on computer science and information engineering. Los Angeles/Anaheim
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