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Academic Ethics in College

October 30, 2012 @ SISU

Weihua WANG

on 29 October 2012

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Transcript of Academic Ethics in College

Requirements on Research Substance and Style
Academic Ethics in College HUMANITIES
SOCIAL SCIENCES Research Substance
Writing Style Doing Honest Work in College What is
Academic Ethics
or Requirements on Research NORMS
or RULES Academic Ethics is about Members of an academic community have a responsibility to present work that is truly their own.


Plagiarizing the work of others According to the Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, to "plagiarize" means

- to steal and pass off (the ideas or words of another) as one's own
- to use (another's production) without crediting the source
- to commit literary theft
- to present as new and original an idea or product derived from an existing source. Plagiarizing vs Copying & Borrowing Humanities or Arts Values


Literature, History, Philosophy WE'LL TALK ABOUT Social Facts

Different research style: Quantitative or Qualitative
Empirical & Formal Studies Social Sciences It was easier to know it than
to explain why I knew it.
(Sherlock Holmes) Thinking like a social scientist with skepticism &

a concern for alternative explanations that may have been overlooked The unexamined life is not worth living. (Socrates) Normative vs Positive
Analysis Research Questions WHAT


HOW Exploration Description
Explanation Descriptive studies answer questions of what, where, when, and how; explanatory questions, of why.

Explanations are composed of causal laws or hypotheses, which are in turn composed of dependent and independent variables. (A causes B because A causes q, which causes r, which causes B.) Literature Review Different Writing Types, Different Forms, Similar Style

Introduction: Research Question or Puzzle
Literature Review
Concepts and Variables
Methods and Data
Hypotheses and Argument
Findings / Conclution
Implications (Standardized) Writing Style Research Article / Paper
Review Article
Research Note
Book Review
Letters and Comments Citing Reliable Sources
Citing Sources Reliably

Internet Sources
Common Knowledge Proper Use of Sources Chicago or Turabian Citations
MLA Citations for the Humanities
APA Citations for the Social Sciences, Education, Engineering, and Business
AAA Citations for Anthropology and Ethnography
Bluebook Legal Citations Cite Right see Charles Lipson. 2006. Cite Right WANG Weihua
SISU Law School

Oct. 30, 2012 THANKS!
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