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      El plagio académico en la investigación científica. Consideraciones desde la óptica del investigador de alto nivel Translated title: Academic plagiarism in scientific investigation. Considerations from the perspective of a senior researcher

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          Resumen El objetivo principal de esta investigación es contribuir a la comprensión de las formas en que los investigadores conciben al plagio académico y a quienes incurren en acciones de este tipo. Asimismo, busca comprender la manera en la que los investigadores toman decisiones ante casos de plagio cuando ellos mismos están implicados como evaluadores o editores de publicaciones científicas. Para esta investigación, de corte cualitativo, se utilizaron entrevistas a profundidad para dar cuenta de las experiencias y percepciones narradas por 51 investigadores mexicanos de alto nivel. Los resultados develan contradicciones entre la importancia que los investigadores dicen conceder al plagio y su percepción de cercanía del fenómeno, con las acciones emprendidas por ellos a propósito de éste y las experiencias vividas a lo largo de su trayectoria. Asimismo, permiten identificar algunos de los criterios que prevalecen para tomar la decisión de no ir a fondo en casos de plagio.

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          Abstract The main objective of this investigation is to contribute to understanding of the ways in which researchers conceive academic plagiarism and the people implicated in cases of plagiarism. In addition, it seeks to understand the way in which researchers make decisions about cases of plagiarism when they are implicated as evaluators or editors of scientific publications. For this investigation of a qualitative nature, in-depth interviews were conducted in order to account for personal experiences and perceptions narrated directly by 51 Mexican senior researchers. The results reveal contradictions in the importance that investigators state they give to plagiarism and their close-up perception of this phenomenon, with the actions they carry out in the face of plagiarism and their experiences over the course of their careers. Moreover, the study permits the identification of some prevailing criteria for deciding not to pursue certain cases of plagiarism fully.

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                peredu
                Perfiles educativos
                Perfiles educativos
                Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, Instituto de Investigaciones sobre la Universidad y la Educación (México, DF, Mexico )
                0185-2698
                September 2016
                : 38
                : 153
                : 120-135
                Affiliations
                [1] orgnameUniversidad de Guadalajara orgdiv1Centro Universitario de la Costa Mexico moniherislas@ 123456gmail.com
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                S0185-26982016000300120 S0185-2698(16)03815300120
                9d4f3a0a-4422-451e-bf70-ba7916f24ef8

                This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

                History
                : 15 April 2015
                : 21 July 2015
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                Figures: 0, Tables: 0, Equations: 0, References: 51, Pages: 16
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                Professional ethics,Investigadores,Scientific production,Ética profesional,Investigación científica,Producción científica,Peer review,Scientific research,Researchers,Arbitraje científico

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