Plagirism: Publish or Perish.

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ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
First and foremost this research report would never have been accomplished without the blessing of Almighty Allah Pak. We also thank our beloved parents for their unconditional love, unlimited care, unending support, prayers and encouragement.

We offer our sincere gratitude to our supervisor, Dr. Muhammad Imtiaz Subhani, who has supported us throughout our report writing. Moreover we are thankful for his inspiration, and his great effort to explain things clearly and simply. Throughout our research writing period, he provided encouragement, and valuable inputs.

We are thankful to all participants.

ABSTRACT
Rampant plagiarism hampered novelty, integrity and genuineness in research. Plagiarism is not just limited to research. It is a growing problem for professionals and businesses across the globe. More and more researchers and students are turning to the internet for quick solutions and shortcuts for writing thesis and research papers as compared to time-consuming investigation and research work. The aim of the study is to investigate the opinion of the respondents about the consequences of publishing plagiarized work. A total of 100 students and faculty members participated in this survey. A structured questionnaire consist of 12 questions was designed in the likert scale. Findings revealed the consequences of publishing plagiarized work perish the career of plagiarist. The findings also revealed that penalties by research authorities also have strong impact on the career of plagiarist. Moreover the findings also revealed that legal punishment and ineligible for any job in academic and research institution perish the career of plagiarist. The findings also confirmed that major plagiarism must be treated harshly. Based on the findings of the research it can conclude and recommend that students and researchers should avoid publishing plagiarized work and institutions should adopt strict policies to deal with plagiarism.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
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1.ACKNOWLEDGMENTS………………………………………ii 2.ABSTRACT…………………………………………………….iii 3.LIST OF TABLES……………………………………………...iv 4.LIST OF FIGURES…………………………………………….vi 5.CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION……………………………… 1.1Overview…………………………………………………….. 1.2Problem Statement…………………………………………… 1.3Hypothesis…………………………………………………… 1.4Outline of the Study…………………………………..……… 1.5Definitions……………………………………………………1

6.CHAPTER 2: LITERATURE REVIEW…………………….
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7.CHAPTER 3: RESEARCH METHODS…………………….

3.1 Method of Data Collection…………………………………. 3.2 Sampling Technique………………………………………... 3.3 Sample Size………………………………………………… 3.4 Instrument of Data Collection …………………………….. 3.5 Research Model developed………………………………… 3.6 Statistical Technique………………………………………..14

8.CHAPTER 4: RESULT……………………………………... 4.1 Finding and Interpretation of the results…………………… 4.2 Hypothesis Assessment Summary………………………….15

9.CHAPTER 5: CONCLUSION, DISCUSSIONS,
IMPLICATION AND FUTURE RESEARCH.......................................................

5.1 Conclusion………………………………………………….. 5.2 Discussions…………………………………………………. 5.3 Implications………………………………………………… 5.4 Future Research…………………………………………….

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10.REFERENCES……………………………………………..…20 11.APPENDIX………………………………………………….....21

LIST OF TABLES
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4.1One Sample T-test Results for questions 1-915

LIST OF FIGURES
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3.1Research Model Developed14

CHAPTER 1:
INTRODUCTION
1.1Overview
The Higher Education Commission (HEC) of Pakistan received104 plagiarism cases from different universities of Pakistan since 2006, out of which 86 cases have been resolved while 18 are in the process at the university or HEC level (Daily Times, 2011, Dec 16). Rampant Academic dishonesty is a challenge and a threat for the academia. Plagiarism is also a part of academic dishonesty which hampers integrity, originality and novelty in research work....
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