Quiz 6: Ethical Aspects of Information Research
- What is ethical research?
- What are some of the components of academic dishonesty?
- What are some of the consequences if academic dishonesty and unethical research practices?
- How do you cite other people's research?
- How do you handle information taken from the Web?
- What is intellectual property?
- What is intellectual freedom?
- Acknowledging your sources, respecting rights of authorship, and responsible use of information and resources.
- Misrepresentation of the research and writing of another as one's own (or plagiarism), not citing your sources, and falsifying research are among the things that define academic dishonesty.
- Loss or lowering of grades for a course or project, expulsion from institution, a hearing of the dishonest party at either a college or a local court.
- Manuals of style give information on how to properly create bibliographies and footnotes. For example in English you would either use: MLA Style Guide, Turabian Style Guide, or Chicago Manual of Style. Different style guides often correspond to different subject areas. You should check with your professor about this.
- You need to cite information acquired from the Web in the same manner as information found in a printed book or journal. Manuals of style should include information on citing electronic resources.
- Intellectual property refers the originally created work of an author. Copyright offers protection for these original works of authorship.
- Intellectual freedom is the right of every individual to both seek and receive information from all points of view without restriction.