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Dalhousie cancels anti-plagiarism site contract

Dalhousie cancels anti-plagiarism site contract | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
It could now be more difficult for professors to detect cheating at Dalhousie University since the school has just cancelled its contract with an online plagiarism detector.
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Using Internet based paraphrasing tools: Original work, patchwriting or facilitated plagiarism?

Using Internet based paraphrasing tools: Original work, patchwriting or facilitated plagiarism? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
A casual comment by a student alerted the authors to the existence and prevalence of Internet-based paraphrasing tools. A subsequent quick Google search highlighted the broad range and availability of online paraphrasing tools which offer free ‘services’ to paraphrase large sections of text ranging from sentences, paragraphs, whole articles, book chapters or previously written assignments. The ease of access to online paraphrasing tools provides the potential for students to submit work they have not directly written themselves, or in the case of academics and other authors, to rewrite previously published materials to sidestep self-plagiarism. Students placing trust in online paraphrasing tools as an easy way of complying with the requirement for originality in submissions are at risk in terms of the quality of the output generated and possibly of not achieving the learning outcomes as they may not fully understand the information they have compiled. There are further risks relating to the legitimacy of the outputs in terms of academic integrity and plagiarism. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the existence, development, use and detection of use of Internet based paraphrasing tools. To demonstrate the dangers in using paraphrasing tools an experiment was conducted using some easily accessible Internet-based paraphrasing tools to process part of an existing publication. Two sites are compared to demonstrate the types of differences that exist in the quality of the output from certain paraphrasing algorithms, and the present poor performance of online originality checking services such as Turnitin® to identify and link material processed via machine based paraphrasing tools. The implications for student skills in paraphrasing, academic integrity and the clues to assist staff in identifying the use of online paraphrasing tools are discussed.
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Anti-Turnitin manifesto calls for resistance to some technology in digital age

Anti-Turnitin manifesto calls for resistance to some technology in digital age | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Essay argues the age of big data is the time for professors to reconsider their reliance on the anti-plagiarism business.
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Indonesia’s Pluralists Made Her a Hero, but Spotlight Brings Suspicion

Indonesia’s Pluralists Made Her a Hero, but Spotlight Brings Suspicion | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
A Muslim teenager quickly gained national celebrity for her Facebook posts extolling the virtues of religious tolerance, but soon, she was on the defensive.
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Recapping the recent plagiarism scandal | Bioethics Research Library

Parts of the paper that are nearly identical to my blog A year ago, I received a message from Anna Powell-Smith about a research paper that was
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As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating

As Computer Coding Classes Swell, So Does Cheating | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Growing numbers of computer science students are getting caught plagiarizing code, either from classmates or from someplace on the web.
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Conceptions of Plagiarism and Problems in Academic Writing in a Changing Landscape of External Regulation

Conceptions of Plagiarism and Problems in Academic Writing in a Changing Landscape of External Regulation | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
The aim of this study was to investigate the consequences of the use of text-matching software on teachers’ and students’ conceptions of plagiarism and problems in academic writing. An electronic ques
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Paraphrasing Highly-Technical Language | ORI - The Office of Research Integrity

Paraphrasing Highly-Technical Language | ORI - The Office of Research Integrity | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Table of Contents | Previous | NextTaking a paragraph, or for that matter, even a unique sentence from another source, and using it in our own writing without enclosing the material in quotations constitutes plagiarism. Similarly, inappropriate paraphrasing may also be classified as plagiarism.
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Some academics worry that new tools enable plagiarism to bypass detection

Some academics worry that new tools enable plagiarism to bypass detection | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Programs that promote themselves as helping students paraphrase may be helping them plagiarize, researcher warns.
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'Dear Forums ...': I Know My Student Plagiarized. Do I Have Enough Evidence to Prove It?

'Dear Forums ...': I Know My Student Plagiarized. Do I Have Enough Evidence to Prove It? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Also in our weekly roundup of conversations from The Chronicle's discussion forums: the ethics of self-penned recommendation letters.
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Who will win Educause's Pitch IT! Challenge?

Who will win Educause's Pitch IT! Challenge? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
At technology conference, finalists in a competition to solve higher education's big issues focus on the need for all-in-one solutions. Who will win?
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Maybe I Should Join the 'New Cheating Economy' | Just Visiting

Maybe I Should Join the 'New Cheating Economy' | Just Visiting | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
I could make 10x more helping college students cheat than by teaching college.
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A plagiarism loop: Authors copied from papers that had copied from others - Retraction Watch

A plagiarism loop: Authors copied from papers that had copied from others - Retraction Watch | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Note to self: If you’re going to duplicate your own work, don’t copy from papers that plagiarize others’ research. Just such a mistake has cost a PhD candidate three papers — although his co-author argues that a company is in part to blame. Hossein Jafarzadeh, who is studying mechanical engineering at the University of Tehran, apparently asked a …
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Study finds paraphrased language fools plagiarism-detection software

Study finds paraphrased language fools plagiarism-detection software | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Paraphrasing tools, freely available online, can fool plagiarism detection software, study finds.
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Did Bob Dylan Take Portions of His Nobel Lecture From SparkNotes?

Did Bob Dylan Take Portions of His Nobel Lecture From SparkNotes? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Several portions of Bob Dylan’s Nobel lecture—which he turned in just days before his six-month deadline—seem to be closely paraphrased from SparkNotes.
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Paper with duplicated image “sequentially builds” on neuroscience work, authors argue - Retraction Watch

A neurochemistry journal has retracted a paper from a group in China over a duplicated image. According to the notice, the authors used the same image in the two papers to represent different experimental conditions. The only distinguishing feature between the images: “apparent brightness changes.” The authors defended their actions, explaining that the research published in Journal of …
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Does the philosophy literature have a plagiarism problem? - Retraction Watch

Does the philosophy literature have a plagiarism problem? - Retraction Watch | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Philosopher Michael Dougherty doesn’t take plagiarism sitting down. Over the years, the researcher at Ohio Dominican University has tipped us off to numerous instances of plagiarism he’s spotted. And it turns out, he’s done the same thing for publishers, as well. In a new paper in Metaphilosophy, Dougherty describes his experience contacting publishers over an …
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When a 'Remix' Is Plain Ole Plagiarism

When a 'Remix' Is Plain Ole Plagiarism | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Digital technologies make it easier for people to copy the work of other artists—yet the same tools make it more likely for them to get caught.
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Stop teaching Indians to copy and paste

Stop teaching Indians to copy and paste | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Major reform of education in India should encourage original thinking to boost the nation's research, argues Anurag Chaurasia.
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Using Internet based paraphrasing tools: Original work, patchwriting or facilitated plagiarism?

Using Internet based paraphrasing tools: Original work, patchwriting or facilitated plagiarism? | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
A casual comment by a student alerted the authors to the existence and prevalence of Internet-based paraphrasing tools. A subsequent quick Google search highlighted the broad range and availability of online paraphrasing tools which offer free ‘services’ to paraphrase large sections of text ranging from sentences, paragraphs, whole articles, book chapters or previously written assignments. The ease of access to online paraphrasing tools provides the potential for students to submit work they have not directly written themselves, or in the case of academics and other authors, to rewrite previously published materials to sidestep self-plagiarism. Students placing trust in online paraphrasing tools as an easy way of complying with the requirement for originality in submissions are at risk in terms of the quality of the output generated and possibly of not achieving the learning outcomes as they may not fully understand the information they have compiled. There are further risks relating to the legitimacy of the outputs in terms of academic integrity and plagiarism. The purpose of this paper is to highlight the existence, development, use and detection of use of Internet based paraphrasing tools. To demonstrate the dangers in using paraphrasing tools an experiment was conducted using some easily accessible Internet-based paraphrasing tools to process part of an existing publication. Two sites are compared to demonstrate the types of differences that exist in the quality of the output from certain paraphrasing algorithms, and the present poor performance of online originality checking services such as Turnitin® to identify and link material processed via machine based paraphrasing tools. The implications for student skills in paraphrasing, academic integrity and the clues to assist staff in identifying the use of online paraphrasing tools are discussed.
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Journals pull two papers after blogger shares plagiarism suspicions - Retraction Watch

Journals pull two papers after blogger shares plagiarism suspicions - Retraction Watch | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Journals have retracted two papers after they were flagged by a pseudonymous blogger, who suspected all had copied text from other sources. What’s more, a third paper seems to have simply disappeared from the journal’s website, after the blogger, Neuroskeptic, alerted the journal to the text overlap. Neuroskeptic became suspicious about the three unrelated papers – …
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New report shares details about the anti-plagiarism software market 2016 global analysis and forecast to 2020 - WhaTech

Sandler Research, Global Anti-Plagiarism Software Market, Anti-Plagiarism Software Industry, Anti-Plagiarism Software Market Outlook, Anti-Plagiarism Software Market Research, Anti-Plagiarism Software Market Growth, Anti-Plagiarism Software Market...
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When does "overlap" become plagiarism? Here's what PLOS ONE decided - Retraction Watch

When does "overlap" become plagiarism? Here's what PLOS ONE decided - Retraction Watch | Plagiarism | Scoop.it
Consider this: Fragments of a PLOS ONE paper overlap with pieces of other publications. The authors used them without credit and without quotation marks. This sounds an awful lot like plagiarism — using PLOS‘s own standards, even. But the journal isn’t calling it plagiarism. They’ve labeled this an instance of “text overlap,” a spokesperson told us, based …
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