Research Ethics

By Shri Manoj Kumar K   |   Central University of Himachal Pradesh
Learners enrolled: 2108
Academic honesty, integrity and research ethics are underlying tenets for conducting qualitative research. Academic integrity entails honesty, ethics, transparency, accountability, trust in academic and research endeavours. All the research scholars and faculty members must be honest and sincere while executing academic and research activities. While following and understanding the existing research, the originality of the work conducted by the researcher has to be established in order to justify one’s own creative content in the research reports that could be in the form of an article, dissertation or thesis. It is imperative to use some of the previously published content while writing an article with proper citations and references. It is, therefore, important to understand and learn how to ethically write an article to avoid the plagiarism issues while writing research publications. Even students at the graduate level and post graduate level should be made available with the ethical issues, conduct of research, Academic Integrity,  Academic/Research Misconduct, use of proper citation styles, use of reference management tools, abstaining from fabrication, falsification, manipulation or tempering of data,  avoid unethical practices, understanding plagiarism, How to Avoid Plagiarism,  Reference Management Tools,  Writing and Checking Tools, How to Cite Sources Properly, Types of Plagiarism, How to Detect Plagiarism, Popular Plagiarism Detection Software, Use of Plagiarism Detection Software, Features and Functionalities of popular antiplagiarism software, Policy Guidelines for Handling Plagiarism in Institutions, Provide Training and Tools for Reference Management and academic Writing Skills, etc.

Course Status : Completed
Course Type : Core
Duration : 15 weeks
Category :
  • Multidisciplinary
Credit Points : 4
Level : Postgraduate
Start Date : 01 Jul 2022
End Date : 31 Dec 2022
Enrollment Ends : 15 Sep 2022
Exam Date :

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Course layout

Week 1 
Introduction to Research, Ethics and Academic Honesty
Week 2 
Ethics in Writing
Week 3 
Academic Integrity :Research Misconduct/Fabrication/Unethical Practices
Week 4 
Academic/Research:Falsification, Manipulation or Tempering of Data
Week 5
Literature Review and Proper Use of E-Resources 
Week 6
Using Design thinking Methods to Avoid Plagiarism 
Week 7
Writing Quality Academic Publications: Challenges to avoid plagiarism 
Week 8
Scientific Reading, Cite and Write 
Week 9
Report writing using popular word processing packages such as MS word, Open Office etc.
Week 10
Style Manuals and Bibliographies. Ex. APA, MLA, Chicago, IEEE
Week 11
Introduction to Reference Management Tools (RMT)
Week 12
Features and Functionalities of Anti-Plagiarism Software
Week 13
Detection of Plagiarism by using Different Online Tools
Week 14
Agencies and Organisation dealing with plagiarism issues (eg. Retract/Deluze)
Week 15
Plagiarism Policies,  Penalties and Consequences

Instructor bio

Shri Manoj Kumar K

Central University of Himachal Pradesh

Shri Manoj Kumar K,
Senior Scientist,
INFLIBNET Centre (An  IUC of University Grant Commission (UGC), Min. of HRD, Govt of India)
Gandhinagar, Gujarat

Manoj Kumar K is working as Senior Scientist in INFLIBNET Centre, Gandhinagar, Gujarat,  an  IUC of University Grant Commission (UGC), Min. of HRD, Govt of India since 2004. He is heading the award winning project Shodhganga of INFLIBNET which received e-INDIA jury choice award   from Mrs. Smriti Irani, former MHRD Minister, coveted NTLTD Leadership Award from Washington DC, USA in 2017 and EduShine Excellence Award 2019 from Shri Suresh Prabhu, Hon'ble Minister for Commerce & Industry and Civil Aviation.
France. He has Visited 5 countries for official purpose US, France, Belgium, Bhutan and Mauritius. 
He was also holding the charge of Acting Director from June 01, 2006 to 30th Aug 2007. He has delivered experts lectures in 100+ Universities, 4 IITs, 4 IIMs, NIFT, New Delhi visited all 29 States in India and edited 4 Books and published 30 papers in national and International journals. He was also the Conference Convener in 5 International Conferences and 15 National Workshops. 

He has more than 27 years of wide experience in Information and Technology which includes more than 5 years service in Indian Institute of Management,
Kozhikode (IIMK), One and half year experience each  in Coal India Ltd, Ranchi, Bihar as System Officer and  Asst. Engineer in CEDTI, Calicut.
  He was Guest faculty in Gujarat University for MTech (Networking Tech) and Dissertation, Faculty for MSc (IT) for 6 years in Roll Wala Computer Centre, Gujarat University,   Expert Committee member in Aligarh Muslim University (AMU), Pondicherry University,  Gujarat Technological University (GTU), Gujarat University, Gujarat Vidyapith, DAIICT.  He is MCA from Kerala University with Distinction, Pursuing PhD in Semantic web in Gujarat University.
  He is the Network Administrator and Chairman of Purchase Committee and President of Credit Society  in INFIBNET Centre and Nodal officer of National Knowledge Network and Working group on Libraries member of National Knowledge Commission under Dr Sam Pitroda. He has served as Right To Information Officer,  PIO, of the Centre for 3 years and also holding Purchase  Committee Chairman, President of Corporative Society, INFLIBNET Centre, Estate- Incharge in INFLIBNET Centre.

Course certificate

30 Marks will be allocated for Internal Assessment and 70 Marks will be allocated for external proctored examination

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