Awareness and use of anti-plagiarism software for quality: Research by the research scholars of UAS, Bangalore and UAS, Dharwad in Karnataka: A study
Dr. G Kiran Kumar, Dr. Chikkamanju
Due to rapid development in Information Technology, the Internet has brought tremendous changes to the academic and research world. Large number of research scholars are turning to the Internet for readymade solutions and shortcuts for writing research papers, assignments and thesis. According to research ethics, scholarly world revolves around ethics and integrity, where new ideas and theories are created, confirmed and re-confirmed, experiments and research works is carried and published for the benefits of the humanity, with a genuine desire of acknowledgement. In the process of writing research articles and books, authors tend to copy existing content from other subjects without paying due acknowledgement to the original work. This results in violating copyright law and plagiarism. The best way to maintain quality in research is to pay gratification and acknowledge to the original work. The research scholars should be given hands on training on various citation and referencing styles. The research scholars must use anti plagiarism software to check similar content and rectify the error in quality research.