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Ownership of a copyrighted work includes the right to control the use of that work. Use of such work by others during the term of the copyright requires either permission from the author or reliance on the doctrine of fair use. Failure to do one or the other will expose the user to a claim of copyright infringement for which the law provides remedies including payment of monetary damages to the copyright owner.
(Thanks to Carol Funker at Southwestern University for this succinct definition.)
This group project requires that you find and use credible sources to help inform your understanding of human psychology. Therefore, you will be incorporating the works of other sources into your podcast script. Citing your sources within the podcast reassures your audience that you have done research on the topic and are informed by experts. When citing in a podcast, you are performing an oral citation, very similar to what is done in a speech.
When you use the words and ideas of other sources without providing a citation (written or oral), this is PLAGIARISM. Any words or information that is not your own, must be cited within your podcast.
Quoting: when you use another person's ideas word for word. This type of citation requires quotation marks (" ") to indicate that the information is being written or repeated as it appears in the original text. When citing orally you must let the audience know that you are quoting and provide the name or other identifying information for the source.
Example: In a 2019 Psychology Today article, Dr. David Susman writes, quote, "people with mental illness aren’t more likely to be violent than the general population. In fact, they are more likely to be victims of violence."
Paraphrasing: when you summarize someone else's ideas in your own words. Even though you have put the idea into your own words, you must still refer to the source where you found the information you are using. When citing orally, you may make reference to the source at the beginning of your statement with a signal phrase and then continue on with your paraphrase.
Example: In an article entitled "How Colleges Today Are Supporting Student Mental Health," UC Berkley's Greater Good Magazine found that anxiety is the number one concern for U.S. college students who seek out mental health services.
Author: provide the authors name as well as any credentials that can help identify the author's expertise in the subject matter
Title: Give the title of the book, journal, magazine or webpage that you are using. Also provide the name of the website, publisher, company or any school/university affiliations of the sources.
Date: the date that the information was published is important to help the audience establish how recent this information was published.