Research Methodology for Master Students of Literature

Overcoming the Lure to Plagiarize with Strategies to Avoid

by Fouad Mami


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This text presupposes that in many cases plagiarism results from poor training and a confused perception of what is involved in research. The textbook is addressed to non-native English-speaking students and their instructors, principally those seeking degrees in literature. Through a close examination of what initially seems to be the self-evident 'facts' of research--those presumed simple steps in the multilayered research process that are usually glossed over in research methodology courses--students will become less confused about what the research practically involves and more empowered to work on their first serious research project with confidence and clarity.


This textbook offers a diagnosis of the disease of illicit borrowings undermining the Masterís studentsí research. I can only congratulate Fouad Mami for this textbook, which I am sure will help students and teachers alike to question their pedagogical practice.
Boutheldja Riche, University of Mouloud Mammeri Tizi-Ouzou, (Algeria)

At once a precious source of information and a tongue-in-cheek send-up of the criterion of originality, Mamiís textbook treats plagiarism and the strategies to avoid this plight before it even occurs.
Djamel Benadla, University of Dr. Moulay Tahar Saida, (Algeria)

About the Author

Fouad Mami is a scholar at the Department of English, University of Ahmed Draia Adrar (Algeria). He graduated with a doctorate from the University of Algiers in 2010. His research has been featured in Amerikastudien/American Studies; The Journal of North African Studies; Clio: A Journal of Literature, History, and the Philosophy of History and other no less intense outlets. Methodology for Master Students of Literature: Overcoming the Lure to Plagiarize with Strategies to Avoid aims at galvanizing Masterís students to undertake their dissertations and other research assignments with tenacity and grace.