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Research Ethics and Plagiarism

IGNOU via Swayam


"Research Ethics and Plagiarism" is among the key areas under discussion and consideration at various levels. Many students of PG programmes. Research scholars and faculty members of higher education Institutions face problem to resolve the issues related to plagiarism. In 2018, UGC has also notified its norms for plagiarism checking and promoting ethical practices in research and publications. In these norms, Universities/institutions are asked to organize programmes and make these issues as part of their research curriculum. Keeping in mind the vast scope of the area and opportunities for young researchers to learn about research ethics, plagiarism, citation, etc. this online course entitled “Research Ethics and Plagiarism” is being offered.





Module 1: Research Ethics and Scientific Conduct


Module 2: Understanding Plagiarism


Module 3: Types of Plagiarism


Module 4: Plagiarism Detection Software


Module 5: Publication Misconduct and Publication



Module 6: Ways to avoid Plagiarism


Module 7: Regulations on Plagiarism in India


Course End Activity and Submission

Taught by

Dr. Gaurav Singh



4.8 rating, based on 124 Class Central reviews

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  • It is very helpful to me . I am doing my phd from university of north bengal. Its a good way to gather knowledge.but I don’t know how to get the certificate. For another course that i am also having right now there was a option for signing for certificate . But what is the procedure here ? Please anybody let me know . Otherwise it’s very good curriculum so far .
  • I am very much thankful to get the opportunity to learn this course.
    Really, the course contents are very useful to the researchers. Dr. Gaurav Singh's video presentations are highly appreciable and benefit to the learners.
    The assessment methods, assignments and activities are awesome to feel the learner-centric approach.
  • Profile image for Sheikh Imroza Manzoor
    Sheikh Imroza Manzoor @Imroza
    Really a good course for PhD scholars, and for the one who is directly or indirectly involved in the research work. I have learnt a lot of things from the content given in the course modules. I would like to thank all the resource persons of this course.
  • Anonymous
    Hello Sir, It's my privilege to learn this course on Research Ethics and Plagiarism The course is well designed, from the start, with the basic definitions and their concepts. The pictorial presentation and interactive videos help to understand the…
  • Ashish K Makwana
    Respected sir. I joined the course very late. But I think that I am fortunate to enroll myself in such a useful and informative course. It has given me complete detailed knowledge about the subject of Plagiarism. The videos are very helpful. It provides all the details. Activities help us to implement our knowledge. Our college has recently started PG programme and two M.Tech students are awarded to me. This course will thus be very helpful to me to avoid acts of plagiarsm by my students. I congratulate and thank Dr Gaurav Singh sir for offering such a nice course for academic fraternity.
  • Profile image for BHEEMARAJU SARNI
    Dear Sir,

    It's my privilege to be a part of the "Research Ethics and Plagiarism" through SWAYAM virtual platform. As a researcher i found it very useful and leaned a lot from lectures, videos and resources. Learning by doing is my motto. It's really fun while learning.

    Some URL's given in the course are not working showing 404 errors. I request the organizers to download the url content and make it available in the form of google drive link.which will not deviate the purpose of the course/learning/outcome.

    Really wonderful subject.

    Thanks for giving me this opportunity.
  • Anonymous
    The Course and classes are very good . The teachers are giving the class in very simple and professional way with lots of examples to understand and imbibe the topic well.
    Videos are very well illustrated with pictures and presentations.

    The Coordinator is very well checking our assignments and progress of our quizzes and works regularly and mails are send giving information of weekly sessions and assignments.
    Its really great job and we are very getting a great opportunity through this SWAYAM floor.
    At this juncture i like to thank the Coordinator for giving us such a good session each week.
  • Anonymous
    Very knowledge based course and it gives practical experience for new beginners of Research field and research scholars. Open access initiative is one of the most revolutionary movements which encourages free access to participants. Predatory publishing involves charging to authors. Moral philosophy is a subset of philosophy that examiners right and wrong in society and the world. Intellectual honesty in the research proposed and reported refers to honesty the meaning of one's research.
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    Lakshman Das
    This course provides ethical scientific conduct, plagiarism, publication ethics and other ethical aspects of research. The course provides interesting videos in relation to research ethics. Although some videos are difficult to understand because of accent, most of the videos are attractive and clearly understandable. Various internet links are given to provide study materials which are not so focused to provide concise, comprehensive information. Various assessment tools used are very appealing.
  • Anonymous
    Dear Sir,
    The entire Swayam portal is a knowledge Gold mine. I have just now appeared for my final examination in Academic Writing. Now I am pursuing a course in Research Ethics and Plagiarism. Taking up this course has given me lots of information since we have a course in Research Methodology in our curriculum at M.Pharm Semester-III. The course is very interesting and full of relevant content. I am extremely happy that I have taken a right decision.
  • Profile image for BHEEMARAJU SARNI
    Greetings, Sir/Madam

    It's a fantastic opportunity to learn by doing something. The straightforward explanation encourages everyone to improve their knowledge. It primarily focuses on the social ethical norms that must be followed when conducting research.

    Please don't let this opportunity pass you by. Take advantage of the chance as soon as possible by learning Research Ethics and Plagiarism using the SWAYAM online learning platform.

    Thank you very much.
  • Anonymous
    Warm greetings! This is One of the course learners, K.Kalaivani. I found this course is useful to do my Ph.D in future. After joining this course, I found that this course is useful to publish a paper too in a reputed journals. This course has lighted on the rules which are helpful to do Ph.D and post Ph.D too. Thanking you sir for your valuable instructions.
  • Anonymous
    Finding some difficulties...the questions also sometimes not properly understand by me and many of my friends..some questions are asked even if it is not in the content... especially mooc course are designe in such way which give clearcut answer to the question asked but in sme qestion we even don't find the answers
  • Excellent course for knowing Research Ethics with special focus on Plagiarism and ways to avoid it.

    5 stars indeed from my side.

    Also all the Material, Assignments and MCQs are well structured to let learners keep a track of their progress and improve upon same.

    Special thanks to the Course Coordinator.
    (Thank you Sir).
  • Profile image for Sushma Rani Khurana
    Sushma Rani Khurana
    It is a wonderful course. Research ethics are required for every researcher. Dr. Gaurav has presented all these through wonderful video recordings. I appreciate his efforts for providing this unique course.
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    Manohar Yazali
    research ethics and plagiarism course are good for the researcher lot. I am s research scholar in my final year ..the course which you are offering for free definitely help me a lot to facilitate my research skills .thank you team
  • Anonymous
    The course was effectively designed. Very helpful for academicians and research scholars as plagiarism is the serious concern in academic world. Thanks to the course coordinator for offering such an interesting and useful course.
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    Saloni Singh
    such a wonderful and insightful course. every research scholar must get enrolled and benefited from this course. i thank IGNOU for designing such a comprehensive course for us on such a crucial topic of research field.
  • Profile image for Garv
    A nice course for the research scholars and your academicians, which is helping to develop a fair understanding of research ethics and plagiarism.
  • Anonymous
    Congratulation and my best wishes to Research Ethics and Plagiarism.

    Very informative and effective session for the researchers. Must watch this online course.

    Thank you.

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