“Steal , But Steal and Acknowledge” – Promoting a Moral Research Culture in Nursing.Name : Frincy Francis
Affliation : Lecturer
University : Sultan Qaboos University
Country : Oman
Wilson Mizner, an American playwright and entrepreneur rightly said “If you steal from one another its plagiarism, If you steal from many its research”. Plagiarism is one of the major problems that today’s research environment faces. The misconduct is now rising not only in the scientific field but also among students academically. Plagiarism is to use someone’s idea or plan and then manipulate it to make one’s own without acknowledging the original person. A plagiarizer can commit this mistake either intentionally or unintentionally but however it is done, this practice is considered as unethical. The types of plagiarism are self-plagiarism, word to word (Direct) Plagiarism, Mosaic Plagiarism, Cyber plagiarism, Accidental Plagiarism. Now Guess what can be stolen from a researcher??? – Words, Ideas and sometimes authorship itself.
The author would like to discuss how to foster a moral research culture by knowing the impacts of plagiarism based on the research literature reviews available and the acceptable methods to prevent this scientific misconduct among nursing students.