Three Common Types of Plagiarism, Be Alert!

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Three Common Types of Plagiarism, Be Alert!

Plagiarism is not a new phenomenon for academics, nor is it a new phenomenon among researchers. However, plagiarism is simply defined as the act of plagiarizing another person’s ideas to be recognized as one’s own without crediting the original source, which leads to misconceptions regarding the source of its work. In addition, plagiarism is a deception of the work. Therefore, we have to avoid this kind of plagiarism.

These are three common types of plagiarism that you need to know. Let’s check this out!

1. Complete Plagiarism

Complete plagiarism is claiming the entire of someone or something as their original own. In addition, complete plagiarism is a fatal type of plagiarism because it is similar to intellectual fraud.

2. Direct/Verbatim Plagiarism

Verbatim plagiarism or can be known as direct plagiarism is using someone else’s sentence without citing the source or claiming it as their own works. Direct plagiarism is quite similar with complete plagiarism, but only using specific parts of someone else’s work. This type of plagiarism is presumed as dishonest, and requires academic disciplinary action

3. Source-based Plagiarism

Source-based Plagiarism is plagiarism that cites a source but that source is not the original source, which leads to data fabrication, which is also a kind of plagiarism. On the other hand, this may lead to an excessive references. Data fabrication is falsifying research data. This type of plagiarism can have serious impacts, especially in medical research as it can affect clinical decisions.


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