Evaluation of the Index of Similarity Detected by Turnitin® in Research Projects of a Master's Degree in Higher Education

Dennis Arias-Chávez, Teresa Ramos-Quispe, Alberto Patricio Lanchipa-Ale, Elmer Benito Rivera-Mansilla, Juan Enrique Quiroz Vela

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Abstract

The objective of this study is to compile samples of errors extracted from research papers that illustrate the different conflicts in the theoretical sections after the application of the Turnitin® software. To do this, 28 theoretical sections were selected, drawn from research projects written by students of a master's degree in Higher Education at a private university in southern Peru in 2020. The design is non-experimental, cross-sectional with a quantitative approach. Descriptive statistics were used to analyze the data. The results show that with regard to the level of similarity found the documents analyzed are at level IV (50-74%), while the types of plagiarism with the greatest presence are “copy and paste” and “search and replace”. Among the sources with a high coincidence index are theses and articles from scientific journals, while the section with the highest percentage of similarity and the highest number of cases of plagiarism is the theoretical framework. In this sense, the Turnitin software® is suitable for reporting the degree of similarity in research papers as it helps to detect signs of possible cases of plagiarism.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCITIE 2020 - Proceedings of the 3rd Congreso Internacional de Tendencias en Innovacion Educativa 2020
EditorsKlinge Orlando Villalba-Condori, Jari Lavonen, Lung Hsiang Wong, Aman Yadav
PublisherCEUR-WS
Pages166-176
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9786124443275
StatePublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
Event3rd Congreso Internacional de Tendencias en Innovacion Educativa, CITIE 2020 - 3rd International Conference on Trends in Educational Innovation, CITIE 2020 - Arequipa, Peru
Duration: 9 Dec 202011 Dec 2020

Publication series

NameCEUR Workshop Proceedings
Volume3099
ISSN (Print)1613-0073

Conference

Conference3rd Congreso Internacional de Tendencias en Innovacion Educativa, CITIE 2020 - 3rd International Conference on Trends in Educational Innovation, CITIE 2020
Country/TerritoryPeru
CityArequipa
Period9/12/2011/12/20

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Keywords

  • academic writing
  • originality
  • Plagiarism
  • Turnitin

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