HomeIAMURE International Journal of Multidisciplinary Researchvol. 13 no. 1 (2015)

Plagiarism Detector: Assessing Quality of Undergraduate Teacher Education Researches

Jerr A. Cabahug | Jonathan O. Etcuban | Liza Lorena Jala | Judy Ann Ong Ferrater-gimena



The study assessed the quality of undergraduate researchers of the College of Teacher Education of one of the leading universities in Cebu from School Year 2008 to 2012. Also, the study determined the percentage ratings of plagiarism and identified sources of plagiarism in the research specimens. The study utilized documentary analysis to elicit information on the extent of piracy. The researchers used stratified sampling to select 41 research samples. The researchers used frequency counts, percentage, and average growth rate to gather information from the research specimens. The findings suggested that plagiarism is increased by 28% every year. Furthermore, the results showed that there were a significant number of validated cases of plagiarism on the research specimens. Also, the findings showed that undergraduate students get more information from the non–authoritative source than from reliable sources of information. The study recommended the acquisition of plagiarism detector software that is necessary for assessing the quality of undergraduate researchers.