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Questions tagged [plagiarism]

Plagiarism is the practice of taking credit for someone else’s work.

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Student accused of Plagarism

A former student of mine asked for advise. This student has been accused of cheating on an assignment. By their account, approximately 8% of their project is nearly identical to a partial solution ...
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Identical projects by students at two different colleges: still plagiarism?

Me and my friend attend different colleges, both of which are part of the same university. My friend has done the project and as well as me too. Our projects are exactly the same - not a single word ...
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An undergraduate said they may hire a freelancer to do their work for them. What should I do?

I, a graduate student, have started tutoring undergraduates in computer science at my university to help make ends meet. One student who inquired about my services turned me down upon hearing my rates ...
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Is it wise to upload all the publshed research works to the Standard Paper Repository of Turnitin?

My organization is using Turnitin software and I am the Administrator. Will it be a wise decision to upload all our published research works to the Standard Paper Repository of the software in order ...
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Avoiding plagiarism without citing every sentence

To truly avoid any allegation of plagiarism, one would separately cite every sentence whose idea has been taken from elsewhere. In my field though, many journal editors will not accept this amount of ...
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Are not published workshop papers considered in similarity check for an extended journal paper?

I am going to submit my journal paper in 2 weeks. Besides, there is a workshop whose deadline is in a couple of days. I am going to submit a brief version of my potential journal paper (12 pages) in ...
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Why is plagiarising words such a big deal?

Plagiarising the ideas of others is obviously a big deal. You are stealing the hard work of others and misleading your peers by pretending it is your original work. But why is plagiarising words and ...
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How to deal with my results being stolen?

I have experienced a couple of times the following problem: I have asked another researcher to cooperate and provided mathematical results (as a basis for an algorithm). The cooperation has not ...
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Someone copied my assignment without my knowledge but I am now accused of directly assisting them to copy my work

Someone copied my solution to an assignment without my knowledge, and now I'm accused of directly assisting them by allowing them to copy my work. I was given a formal written warning. How do I prove ...
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When to give up seeking justice after you've been plagiarized?

I found that a Ph.D. student, recently graduated, plagiarized over a dozen passages from a book I based on my own Ph.D. dissertation of some years ago. Their dissertation is on the Internet, which is ...
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About legality on self-plagiarism when publishing an article

I found out that a collegue published about 5 years ago a paper in the proceedings of a conference about education in engineering (proceedings has ISBN, but publication has no DOI, in case that ...
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Politicians and other students caught in plagiarism?

This is something I don't understand: how come many degrees have been revoked due to plagiarism after approval if Turnitin and many other software against plagiarism exist? For example, there was a ...
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Is referencing a technical report in an improper format plagiarism?

Suppose someone uses a report such as technical report in an article or school work, but in the references at the end of document they just reference it like: Author A, Author B, title, year I.e., ...
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Citing, Secondary Source [duplicate]

My question is about citing. I found two sectences that were cited in a review article (first sentence[1], extra information about it[2]. Second sentence [3]). And after that i found the original ...
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May they delay for a long time the decision of a submitted manuscript of someone that already sent a paper which didn't pass plagiarism check?

As I already shared in this question, I have submitted a paper in January of the last year to a high-rank journal and they decided on my paper with reject and resubmit. I worked very very hard and ...
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Can i copy a slide from another presentation or is it plagiarism?

For my seminar work i want to use a slide which i found in a presentation available on the internet. Now i wonder whether it is considered plagiarism if i copy the slide into my presentation while ...
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My master’s thesis’ results will be published without my consent. What should I do?

Last year I finished my master’s. I spent the whole year working on experiments for my master's thesis. Part of the results I obtained were published in my master’s thesis, which was submited via an ...
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Is it possible for research paper to have a similarity of 2 out of 100 using iThenticate?

I'm involved in TPC (technical program committee) task for some international conference. In one paper I'm reviewing, I noticed that the similarity index is just 2% using iThenticate which seems ...
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Wrong information in my thesis

At the beginning im so sorry about what i did. But in literature review of the introduction part of my thesis i realized that i made a mistake :( It is about giving state-of-the-art part of my study ...
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Is it type of a plagiarism?

I have a question about plagiarism: are these two sentences plagiarised versions of each other? In a cited paper, it says: This paper describes the design for a novel passive mechanical knee-ankle ...
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Question on whether I have committed plagiarism (modifying paragraphs from an unpublished document sent as email attachment for PhD thesis)

Background My colleague and I are both PhD students (My colleague started about 8 months after me) from the same research group (and share the same PhD supervisor) in a UK university. We were ...
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Unintentional Plagiarism in my Masters Thesis

About four months ago I graduated from a reputable university and received great feedback from the committee who judged my masters defense as well as my thesis. Prior to my defense, I was asked to ...
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Do you need to cite generalizations in introductory paragraphs and topic sentences?

Suppose Jack Smith writes an article proving that Renaissance ideology can exist in the modern era through technology, and that this proves that the ideology can be reconceptualized in other regards, ...
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Can you plagiarize a fact- or evidence-based, objective conclusion/claim?

Suppose a secondary source proves that poverty was rampant in the Middle Ages by using a variety of primary sources (or statistics from other secondary sources). If years after reading this secondary ...
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Is this considered plagiarism? [closed]

So I submitted my work to my professor, he graded it and told me to make changes. I am submitting the same project to the same professor, however to make the changes I am writing in a new doc. I want ...
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Is verbatim copying a data collection plan with citation considered plagiarism?

Cheers, I am writing a thesis using secondary data and need to report on the sampling methods used to collect the data. Am I allowed to verbatim state what is listed in the study documentation? It is ...
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Code plagiarism by teacher at renowned university [duplicate]

As a post-graduate student at a renowned university, I am supposed to make an assignment (see attached images) which is obviously inspired on this licensed scikit tutorial. Since the assignment (code)...
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My advisor's new student copied parts of my PhD thesis; advisor doesn't care. What to do?

I wrote my PhD thesis a few years back. After I finished, my supervisor found another researcher and continued research with the apparatus I built, but along a different line of study. I met this ...
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Offline (!) similarity/plagiarism detection tool [closed]

Can anyone please suggest an offline similarity check software which could work with a custom database of PDF or text files? Motivation: I have lots of previous reports from students (these are not ...
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Feeling regret for sending my code to my classmate

As an international student, I found hard to integrate well with other classmates. I only have two relatively close friends in my class. When my classmate asked me to send my code to him, I did not ...
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Can I reuse parts of a chapter from a text book in my thesis?

This question is related to this one. Only this time it's not about a journal paper but a chapter in a text book. I am first author of the chapter in the text book that was published by a renowned ...
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Will Potential Publishers View an MA Dissertation as Plagiarized?

I recently completed my MA, and I was hoping to upload my dissertation to Academia.edu, and then perhaps submit it to some publishers later on. Although I made some changes to my paper after ...
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Is it self-plagiarism to repurpose a government report into a journal article?

I wrote a report to the state department of transportation for a research project they sponsored. Can I use the same texts/paragraphs from the report to write journal articles? In other words, does it ...
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Am I wrong to believe teachers can commit plagiarism? [closed]

This evening, my senior in high school daughter came home upset because of a bad score on a test in an AP class. The particular questions were extremely esoteric Bloom level 1 questions (e.g., how ...
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How to properly cite when using most of the text verbatim

I'm currently teaching a calculus course and I want to create a project in which we analyse different population growth models using the tools we've learned so far. With this in mind I found a great ...
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Is plagiarism with consent recommended?

I need to submit an assignment and I need to copy some part of my friends thesis with his consent because I do not have enough time to write in my own words. Another issue is that his thesis is not ...
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Do professors have to cite references in their Powerpoints? And what if data is manipulated to make PPT more “current”?

When I was taking my gen-ed classes for nursing school (anatomy, microbiology, etc), I could go to the end of the professor's Powerpoint and click on any of the references if I wanted to find out more ...
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Co-Author is asking me to remove abstract submission of paper

Background: I am a master's student working with a professor and PhD student. They provided me with an initial research direction, to solve problem A. To achieve that research goal, I identified a ...
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How should I feel about a professor using an entire online course for his own course?

I'm taking a machine learning class at a school in South Korea. I've heard some good and bad things about this professor in particular, but I didn't really know until I actually took his course. I've ...
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When summarizing my sources methodology for my literature review, must I add a citation?

My professor told me to critically summarize and evaluate each work (for its premise, methodology, and conclusion) I am including in my Literature Review. I understand that I should provide in-text ...
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Citation in examination

In a course, the professor sets an open book exam with the restriction that students can use only class notes and textbook in any electronic device(mobile, laptop, etc). In short, no internet during ...
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Is taking a sentence in English language and reformulate in french, a plagiarism

I am writing my PHD thesis in french, sometimes I took some sentences, phrases from english references and try to rewriting them in french so that the meaning is close. Is this a plagiarism?
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What to do about advisor with history of possible plagiarism?

Recently, my MS advisor instructed me to submit a conference paper. They outlined what this paper would include, which would be a simulation study that is a near duplication of a ten-year-old ...
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Takehome Exam Plagarism Help

I was writing a take home exam where I was allowed to use notes. I copy-pasted some of my lecture slide show into one of the answers, to speed up the process of referring between my notes and the ...
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What should you do if you learn after posting a paper to Arxiv that it is not a novel idea?

Consider the following scenario: Assume you try to publish a paper in a journal, but before sending the paper, you place the paper on Arxiv. Then, the journal rejects the paper because of it lacks ...
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Can you plagiarize a solution to a math problem? [closed]

I've been accused of plagiarising an answer to a math problem. The incompetent professor pulled a problem off the internet, aka googled it. We had an open note, open book, open everything exam. I ...
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If lab partners form a hypthothesis together and write the same hypothesis worded differently, is that considered plagiarism?

My bio lab TA seems to think that lab partners cannot have the same hypotheses. My partners and I formed the hypotheses together, then we individually wrote them down our own ways. Now she's claiming ...
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How to explain a physics mechanism that I study from other paper in my report while avoiding plagiarism?

As I understand about writing a research project report or master thesis report, it must be complete, self-sufficient. The readers can understand the report/book by reading it thoroughly without the ...
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Citing an unpublished paper? plagiarism?

Here is the situation: I am working with 2 others on a paper A, and simultaneously by myself separately on a paper B (which is a thesis). A and B are on very much similar topics. I started with ...
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How do I cite a source from a another source? [duplicate]

Suppose I'm writing an article about topic X. During research I come across a related article in which the author has made statement Y and referenced publication Z. For one reason or another, I haven'...