AWEJ Volume.4 Number.2, 2013                                                                  Pp.246- 254
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Challenges of Conducting Research in a Digital Age 

Jinjin Lu
Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania,
Australia

Wei Fan
Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania
Australia.

Ruiting Wu
Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania
Australia

  

Abstract
Human’s lives have been changed in forms of different ways since a substantial development of the high technological appliances in the 21st century. This also includes the ways researchers conduct research by adopting the high technology tools in this era. Most people just witness the development and the substantial benefits brought to the research; however, some drawbacks could be neglected. Particularly, the plagiarism occurs when the widespread of adopting the Internet and lacking the anti- plagiarism software. This paper focuses on exploring the challenges and new directions for researchers when they conduct research in a digital age.
Keywords: digital age, plagiarism, advanced technology, multimedia, digital.

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Jinjin Lu is a PhD student in the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia. She
has taught English in Chinese universities from 2006-2012. Now, her research interest is
TESOL, English Curriculum, and pedagogy.
Wei Fan is a master student in the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania, Australia.
Ruiting Wu got Master of Teaching from in the Faculty of Education, University of Tasmania,
Australia. She had teaching experience in Australia.