Referencing Integrity and Plagiarism 2015

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Georgina Cronin @senorcthulhuAndrew Alexander @MrAndrew_ASarah Burton @harasanotrub

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Cambridge Judge Business School

Session StructureEstablish your existing knowledge of plagiarism and the rules here in CambridgeScore the roomExamples of plagiarism at CJBSHow youll be caught and what might happen Detail Harvard Referencing StyleUnveil the answer to all of your referencing needsTake your questions

Jane Goodall used material from Wikipedia and other websites in a book that she wrote without crediting them

Took stuff from Wikipedia and other sites for a book in 2013. 3

Shia LaBeouf took the plot for a film he made from a famous comic book authors work without crediting them Image: Gabriel Bouys/AFP/Getty

Took the plot for a film he made from a famous comic book authors work (Daniel Clowes)4

Justin Bieber and Usher are accused in a $10 million lawsuit of copying parts of a song written by other people

$10 million lawsuit claiming Justin Bieber and Usher copied parts of a song written by two Virginia songwriters5

Joe Biden stole lines from other peoples speeches including John F Kennedy!

Stole lines from other politicians speeches including Neil Kinnock, Hubert Humphrey (VP), Robert Kennedy and JFK himself!6


How many of you can define what plagiarism means?

Plagiarism Definition

Plagiarism Definition

Intentional and unintentionalplagiarism @ Judge

You are greeted inside by parallel rows of massive columns that recall the faade of an Egyptian temple, vividly banded in red and blue. Above, projecting walkways and "seminar balconies" zig-zagging around the walls add to the theatrical feel, as do the lattice-sided stairs that criss-cross the interior space like something imagined by Escher or perhaps Piranesi. It's an eclectic and exuberant mix of colours, styles and materials: colourful, a touch vulgar even, but undeniably exciting.

Once inside the building you face rows of massive Egyptianate columns, banded in blue and red. Above you are walkways and balconies which feel theatrical, while the criss-cross lattice-sided stairs are like something Escher might have imagined. All in all, it is an interesting and exuberant mix of styles and colours. Some might think it is a bit vulgar but you cant deny that it is exciting.

Dont waste your time

different writing style

lack of references familiarity reduction investigation of discipline

How many of you feel confident about referencing in an essay/assignment?

Harvard Referencing StyleHas anyone used it before?

Harvard Style ReferencingHarvard Style is the preferred referencing style at CJBS but you can use other styles provided you are consistent.

Harvard Style is essentially:In text: Author, Year, (and sometimes) Page NumberAt end: Full reference in bibliography

There are no footnotes with Harvard Style.

Harvard Style ReferencingWorked example:

Direct quote in your text (or in-text citation):If you find what you do each day seems to have no link to any higher purpose, you probably want to rethink what you're doing. (Heifetz, 2009, p.57)

Reference in bibliography:Heifetz, R. et al. (2009) The practice of adaptive leadership: tools and tactics for changing your organization and the world. Boston, MA: Harvard Business School Publishing.

Harvard Style ReferencingParaphrase in your text:Heifetz et al, seemed to think that adaptive leadership actions have to include a behavioural component and that adaptive solutions are difficult because it involves changing your worldview (Heifetz, 2009).

N.B. Paraphrase someones ideas and words by all means BUT unless you add a reference its plagiarism

Harvard Style Referencing4 Common Referencing Problems

Trying to locate a reference you didnt note down/cannot decipherFailing to include all the references in your text in your bibliographyFormatting each and every reference so that its in the right styleOrganising your references alphabetically

Surely there has to be a better way?

Referencing Frequently Asked QuestionsDo I have to use Harvard?Is it OK to reference a summary rather than the original work?Do I need to reference things that everyone knows? Can I reference too much?Is it OK to reference Wikipedia?If I plagiarise by accident is that OK?Is it OK to paraphrase?Can I plagiarise myself?What about common knowledge?

We have a more detailed FAQ handout and a podcast

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