Plagiarism Quiz

Directions: All students are expected to understand what plagiarism is and to avoid plagiarizing in their own work. All matriculated students must pass (100% correct) this test and present a signed copy of the completion certificate to the Student Affairs Office.


  1. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    Female subjects in an experimental factorial design of interventions for depression were randomly assigned to one of four drug therapies (placebo, St. John's wort, SSRI or TCA) and one of four non-drug therapies (orientation session, light therapy, exercise or cognitive therapy). There were no statistically significant differences between group mean depression scores on the basis of drug assignment for subjects assigned to orientation, exercise or cognitive therapy. In other words, SSRIs and St. John's wort only "worked" to reduce depression when coupled with light therapy, whereas cognitive therapy was effective regardless of the drug to which subjects were also assigned.

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 205)

    Use:

    In a clinical trial of drug and non-drug interventions to treat depression in female college students, Bear (2001) reported that St. John's wort was only effective for subjects who also received light therapy.

    Reference:

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  2. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    There were no statistically significant differences between group mean depression scores on the basis of drug assignment for subjects assigned to orientation, exercise or cognitive therapy. In other words, SSRIs and St. John's wort only "worked" to reduce depression when coupled with light therapy, whereas cognitive therapy was effective regardless of the drug to which subjects were also assigned.

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 205)

    Use:

    Cognitive therapy is generally effective in the treatment of depressed college females.

    Reference:

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  3. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    The only non-drug therapy that was consistently effective across all drug therapies was cognitive therapy, which was associated with lower group mean Beck scores than the orientation group (b = -6.154, p = .034).

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 205)

    Use:

    Bear (2001) reported that "the only non-drug therapy that was consistently effective across all drug therapies was cognitive therapy, which was associated with lower group mean Beck scores than the orientation group (b = -6.154, p = .034)" (p. 205).

    Reference:
    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  4. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    There were no statistically significant differences between group mean depression scores on the basis of drug assignment for subjects assigned to orientation, exercise or cognitive therapy. In other words, SSRIs and St. John's wort only "worked" to reduce depression when coupled with light therapy, whereas cognitive therapy was effective regardless of the drug to which subjects were also assigned.

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 205)

    Use:

    In Bear's (2001) experiment, SSRIs and St. John's wort only "worked" to reduce depression when coupled with light therapy, whereas cognitive therapy was generally effective.

    Reference:

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  5. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    Among subjects assigned to light therapy, those who received SSRIs and St. John's wort had significantly lower depression scores than those assigned to placebo drug (-6.231 and -14.538 respectively, p < .05). There were no statistically significant differences between group mean depression scores on the basis of drug assignment for subjects assigned to orientation, exercise or cognitive therapy.

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 205)

    Use:

    In a study of depression therapies, use of St. John's wort was associated with an average reduction of 14.538 points on Beck depression scores, compared to subjects receiving placebo drug, for females also receiving light therapy (Bear, 2001)

    Reference:

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  6. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    Many products have been promoted to reduce the risk of falls among frail elderly individuals. Choosing which products to adopt, however, involves more than simply reading study findings that compare each product to usual care, i.e. no use of safety devices at all. Is one product better than another? Less expensive? Better suited to the environment in which it will be used? How acceptable will use of the product be to caregivers and those receiving care? It is likely that thoughtful use of a variety of products will result in the best outcomes. The wise do not put all their eggs in one basket.

    Dumpty, H. (1999). Current trends in fall prevention products. Journal of Ovum Accident Prevention, 55, 325-328.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 328.)

    Use:

    Dumpty (1999) suggested the following questions about fall prevention products:

    Choosing which products to adopt, however, involves more than simply reading study findings that compare each product to usual care, i.e. no use of safety devices at all. Is one product better than another? Less expensive? Better suited to the environment in which it will be used? How acceptable will use of the product be to caregivers and those receiving care? It is likely that thoughtful use of a variety of products will result in the best outcomes. The wise do not put all their eggs in one basket.

    Reference:

    Dumpty, H. (1999). Current trends in fall prevention products. Journal of Ovum Accident Prevention, 55, 325-328.

    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  7. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    The drug interventions predicted 6.6% of the variance in post-intervention Beck scores (F(3,204) = 4.781, p = .003). The non-drug interventions predicted an additional 8% of variance in post-intervention Beck scores.(F(3,201) = 6.259, p < .001). There was also a statistically significant interaction between the drug and non-drug interventions, which accounted for an additional 7.4% of variance in post-intervention Beck scores (F(9,192) = 2.017, p = .039).

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 205)

    Use:

    Bear (2001) reported a "statistically significant interaction between the drug and non-drug interventions" (p. 205).

    Reference:

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  8. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    Female subjects in an experimental factorial design of interventions for depression were randomly assigned to one of four drug therapies (placebo, St. John's wort, SSRI or TCA) and one of four non-drug therapies (orientation session, light therapy, exercise or cognitive therapy). The post intervention Beck depression scores were regressed on sets of dummy-coded vectors representing the drug and non-drug interventions and the interaction of drug and non-drug interventions.

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 205)

    Use:

    Coeds were assigned randomly to all possible combinations of the four non-drug therapies (light therapy, exercise, cognitive therapy or a non-therapeutic orientation session) and four drug therapies (SSRIs, TCAs, St. John's wort or placebo). The outcome was measured via the Beck depression scale. (Bear, 2001).

    Reference:

    Bear, M. (2001). Interventions to reduce depression in female college students. Annals of the Society of Teddy Bear Therapists, 22, 200-210.

    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  9. Which choice accurately describes the use of this source material?

    Original Source:

    Many products have been promoted to reduce the risk of falls among frail elderly individuals. Choosing which products to adopt, however, involves more than simply reading study findings that compare each product to usual care, i.e. no use of safety devices at all. Is one product better than another? Less expensive? Better suited to the environment in which it will be used? How acceptable will use of the product be to caregivers and those receiving care? It is likely that thoughtful use of a variety of products will result in the best outcomes. The wise do not put all their eggs in one basket.

    Dumpty, H. (1999). Current trends in fall prevention products. Journal of Ovum Accident Prevention, 55, 325-328.

    (This excerpt appeared on p. 328.)

    Use:

    Dumpty (1999) suggests that cost and acceptability are factors to be considered in choosing fall prevention products.

    Reference:
    1. This represents an acceptable use.
    2. This is a paraphrase that is not credited appropriately.
    3. This is a direct quote that is not credited appropriately.
    4. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)
  10. Which element is NOT unique to appropriate crediting of a direct quote as opposed to crediting a paraphrase?

    1. Use of quotation marks to enclose the quoted material.
    2. Use of block indentation to indicate the quoted material.
    3. Text citation includes year of publication of source material.
    4. Text citation includes specific location (page number) of quoted material.
    5. I don't know. (The question will be evaluated as if you had given no answer.)