Chapter 5: Using information ethically

Learning objectives

After completing this chapter, you should be able to…

  • describe why citing sources is an important part of the research process,
  • recognize when you should cite a claim and how to paraphrase effectively,
  • identify what constitutes plagiarism and how to avoid it,
  • explain what copyright is and how public domain and fair use relate to it, and
  • distinguish between copyright infringement and plagiarism.

 

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