Week 2 Scientific Communication And Impacts Of Plagiarism Discussion Help
answer to the following 2 responses with 50-100 words each.
1. (week 1)
Plagiarism is using someone elses work and passing it off as your own. Not giving the perosn credit for their work. It most often happens within a school situation and professional situations. SOmetimes co-workers may be having a discussion on ways to help improve the office and one person overhears and take sit to the manager or CEO, or whoever is their supervisor, and and tell them that they had an idea for some changes. They may be compensated for tehir ideas, which were not in fact their own. Most often it happens when writing research papers. The writier is doing lots of research and sometimes misses something they forgot to give credit to the original writer for. I would like to believe the majority of plagiarism is accidental, especially when it comes to school. Oftentimes the student does not always know the rules behind citing and giving credit to the original source. Most cases treat all plagiarism the same, whether it was intentional or not. In some cases, it could be left to the instructor to detemrine if it was intentional and how serious the consequence should be. Instead of giving someone a 0 for their paper, they may take off points for not properly citing their sources, resulting in plagiarism.
2. (week 2)
When it comes to scientific communication, I believe the most unethical activity would be making up some of the result in the study. Not following through all the way to the end and just deciding to fill in numbers to make your hypothesis correct. Not only does it hurt the actual results of the study, but if it were some type of medical study it could cause harm to many people who believed what theyw ere todl teh results were. For instance, a new drug has come out to cure hepatitis c. The final results of the study say that it completely cures the person and their liver and there are minimal side effects. When it gets released to the general population for use, many people end up severly ill and have liver complications form the new drug. It happened in the study but was never mentioned in order to sell the drug.