Can you use a research paper twice?

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Can you use a research paper twice?

Postby CAS124 » Sat Dec 03, 2011 10:45 am

Can I use the same research paper I used last year? Because my experiment this year is very similar to the one I did last year and I already have the research from my old experiment. Would it be considered plagiarizing or is it ok to use it 'cause it'd be hard to find different information on the same thing twice.
Can you use the same research paper you used last year and still do a similar experiment? Because I have a lot of research from last year and it's hard to find information different from what I already have on the independent variables.
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Re: Can you use a research paper twice?

Postby sunmoonstars » Tue Dec 06, 2011 9:51 am

You can reference the same paper you referenced in a previous project. Scientists often do this when they publish new papers, as they tend to build upon their provious work and still need to explain the background.
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