Publication Practices of Undergraduate Authors Using Turnitin.com Software and Its Implications to Reading: A Qualitative Study Using Quantitative Approach

  • Angela Kate F Dela Peňa JUREP, PARESSU, Inc & LNU, Dagupan City
  • Adrian R Manaois JUREP, PARESSU, Inc & PSU, Urdaneta
  • Jordan P Pasana JUREP, PARESSU, Inc & PSU, Urdaneta
Keywords: Journal, Publication Practices, Qualitative, Turnitin.com, Undergraduate authors

Abstract

Undergraduate authors are like ‘seeds’ of future academicians and researchers, and to analyze their published outputs as early as now is re-routing areas of weakness to an unfathomable strength in the future. This qualitative study, an excerpt, aimed to analyze the publication practices of undergraduate authors by subjecting their published outputs in one Philippine journal series of 2019 in Turinit.com software. Significant findings revealed that, while the undergraduate authors have maintained a similarity check below 20% acceptable cut-off as revealed by the Turnitin.com software, the published outputs have shown significant preference to use internet-based articles than on empirical or original published articles and reports by researchers. Further, of the very few who used publications from empirical studies, much has been extracted from these articles but with less paraphrasing on the part of the undergraduate authors. Furthermore, this implies that undergraduate authors during their literature search favor the use of reader-or-user-friendly articles as reference, and thus, the need to re-visit the senior high school research curriculum as well as the OBE college research curriculum to integrate web-based strategies in literature search is one of the recommendations given.

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Published
2020-02-20
How to Cite
Dela Peňa, A. K. F., Manaois, A. R., & Pasana, J. P. (2020). Publication Practices of Undergraduate Authors Using Turnitin.com Software and Its Implications to Reading: A Qualitative Study Using Quantitative Approach. Philippine Journal of Qualitative Studies, 1(1), 1-7. Retrieved from https://paressu.org/online/index.php/pjqs/article/view/153
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