Questions tagged [plagiarism]

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

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Is it ethical to copy a research idea?

I am a high school senior. One of my friends did a research project in a certain field of Computer Science 2 years ago and it won a lot of awards. He is now at university. I read his paper and ...
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What tools can compare all text of submitted assignments semantically after paraphrasing and detect plagiarism?

With advances in AI, it is becoming clear that students are using paraphrasing software/sites (spinbot, quillbot, rephraser, etc.). I wonder if there are any free tools that can detect semantic ...
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Using research paper as guidance vs research plagiarism?

I am an high school senior who has recently started getting into research in Electrical Engineering and CS. One thing that I have trouble in understanding sometimes is determining the difference ...
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Submission of survey paper and graduation thesis almost in same time

Location: South Korea. I am writing a survey paper and PhD graduation thesis and will submit them in 2020 July and 2020 June respectively. I am going to use Section II of my survey paper in my ...
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Would this be considered a case of plagiarism?

I finished writing a report for a course (in my undergrad) and I submitted it to Turnitin for a similarity check (8%) and in one part I noticed it highlighted fragments of one sentence. The flagged ...
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Is this level of citation acceptable in a dissertation?

Please can anybody reassure me that I am okay. I have been so distracted thesis that I’m behind in my revision for my finals. Never once in my project did I take credit for something that wasn’t mine ...
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Is re-using an idea from a research proposal considered as self-plagiarism?

It is known that re-using oneself idea in his/her published work without citing is considered self-plagiarism. In school, submitting an assignment which uses certain amount of works from a previously ...
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How does one approach reverse-plagiarism — being attributed authorship without contribution or consent?

For reasons I am not going to delve into, I was given second authorship outside my consent on a couple of conference papers I have absolutely no contributions on. To resolve this, I have been ...
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Utilising assignment for thesis

I had utilized an assignment that was under a free license to explain a part of my thesis but did not self-plagiarize by copying my own written work for an earlier submission. Is it acceptable?
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Would an international student A in the US helping another international student B in Europe cheating be punished by US university?

I have a quick question about a hypothetical situation: An international student A in the US helped another international student B in the Europe finish the entire several homework assignments and an ...
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Checking Plagiarism among student's work (PDF documents)

I want to check the plagiarism among the students work. I have student's assignments and looking forward if I can make some settings in Turnitin to test the plagiarism only among student's work. I ...
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Plagiarism, ethics, software use, [closed]

I want to prepare video courses in the field of informatics sector such as programming, system administration, network administration, cyber security, etc.. and make profit them on Udemy, YouTube, etc....
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Math Thesis Plagiarism Determination

I am an undergraduate student who is submitting my thesis for committee review. However, one of the committee member is unsatisfied and thinks that I attempted plagiarism from my advisor's paper. ...
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I see an increase in homework plagiarism due to the ease of finding solutions online. I am concerned for my students and my work. What can I do?

I work as a remote tutor and help students understand hard concepts/problems in scientific fields in college/university/industry. I am finding a real lack of originality in exercises assigned by ...
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How can I improve my paper with mostly original contents and only two references?

I'm collaborating with another person on a public-key cryptosystem that we intend to publish. I could only think of two references (one to the 1976 Diffie-Hellman paper, and one to SHA-3 FIPS-202), ...
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Plagiarism in undergraduate thesis

A friend recently confessed to me that she plagiarised a part of her thesis which was submitted to graduate with honors from her undergraduate university. She graduated a few years ago. Her thesis was ...
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Plagiarism in semester exam

I am in masters and came from a very developing country to EU for study. The classes started online due to covid19 and exams were supposed to be on campus but they started online due to the situation. ...
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Include content in my PhD thesis from my paper whose content previously appeared in the PhD thesis of one of the coauthors of the aforementioned paper

I would want to include content in my PhD thesis from one of my research papers. I am a coauthor of the research paper. The order of the names of the authors in the research paper is not based on the ...
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Is writing a research paper on Overleaf risky for plagiarism?

Is it safe to write research paper on Overleaf? Some of my friends say that it is not safe to write research papers on it as it is connected it internet. Please suggest. I am afraid of plagiarism.
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How can I deal with low-key plagiarism?

I am relatively new to academic publishing. However, there is an uncomfortable situation which I have already encountered multiple times by now (about five). It is what I would call "low-key ...
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How do I convince a colleague that plagiarism in a grant proposal is bad?

I frequently find myself editing the grant proposals of a colleague of mine for English grammar. Each time, I find that he has copied sections of other peoples' writing wholesale, usually in ...
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Students not answering emails about plagiarism

I am a PhD student in the US and teaching a lab this semester. The labs have become online and students are provided with data and submit their reports. All communications take place through email. ...
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What do I write as response for an academic misconduct investigation?

I am a first year student at a UK university and submitted an essay for one of the courses a couple of months ago. Now, I received an email in which I am informed that some passages of my essay are ...
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Is there a standard to understand what plagiarism is exactly? [closed]

Let's assume I learnt what plagiarism is on different websites such as university webpages, wikipedia, dictionary webpages, articles that can be reached Google Scholar, blogs, etc. and wrote about it. ...
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What are the consequences of mistakenly publishing existing research?

**I'm asking this in the context of mathematical research if that changes the answer. I've heard stories on Quora and from my professors about instances where researchers were banned from journals and,...
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Mathematical Equations in Research Papers and Plagiarism

Good Day - I am writing a review paper of some techniques, which involve mathematical models. The authors utilize some equations to represent their model comprised of different components. Since I ...
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Can I exclude my own thesis submission on Turnitin repository saved by mistake?

I uploaded my thesis to a Turnitin ID which my friend got from some other university than where I am studying. Due to some reason, my thesis got uploaded to Turnitin repository and the university is ...
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Would this situation be considered plagiarism? - humanities assignment

Here is what happened. In one of my humanities class, I had to do a project that involved creating exam questions from the reading material and explain why they a relevant in today’s society. In my ...
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Week before Master's thesis deadline, found publication that explores same concept with slightly different results

My Master's thesis is due in a week and I am currently writing up all of my results. To my horror, I have just found a paper that seems to explore virtually the same concept as I do, although they ...
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Can you use quotes / poems in published papers?

Sometimes I see quotes or poems at the beginning of a peer-reviewed article. I am guessing that there are some copyright laws to consider here. How does one check whether or not a quote or a poem can ...
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How was plagiarism checked before the Internet? [closed]

In the days where many prominent researchers we know today started their journey in Academia, what was the likelihood that some of their publications were alternated versions of what was already ...
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labmate stealing ideas

I am a new postdoc at a lab and really worried/confused/upset. As I am new to experimental work (I have a computational background) the principal investigator (PI) has grouped me into a weekly meeting ...
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When should private tutors communicate with course professors?

Students often seek help from a variety of sources, including private tutors, who can be found either locally or remotely on websites such as Wyzant, Chegg, Tutor.com, Varsity Tutors, etc. As a ...
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Is this plagarism? (Maths assignment)

EDIT: Could the downvoter please let me know if I should improve my question in some way. For clarity, I am asking whether what I describe below is considered plagarism, and if so what the ...
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Is following an online tutorial plagiarism?

This might be a silly question, I'm doing a primary education uni degree and my subject study is computing. For our assignment, we have to create a basic website from scratch using HTML. I'm ...
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When does “copying” a math diagram become plagiarism?

If you copy paste a diagram from a paper/book onto your own work, without permission or attribution, that's plagiarism. What happens if you see a beautiful diagram about what you want to explain and ...
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What percentage of the code should be yours in a final year computer science project? [closed]

I have a final year project in Artificial intelligence and I need to make a facial recognition project. I'm confused how to start this project and how plagiarism works in terms of coding? No one would ...
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Plagiarism - bachelor thesis

I recently turned in my bachelor thesis and just now realised that there is a missing citation in the text. it's kind of a grey area since i'm mentioning earlier formulas that are cited and based on ...
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Can we detect plagiarism from/in a podcast?

Is there a way to match content of an article from a podcast source, of a podcast from an article source or of a podcast from another podcast source? I haven't heard of any tool that can check ...
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How to accurately check for cause of plagiarism for programming assignments with online content

I heard that most of the code plagiarism checkers use MOSS for evaluation. But MOSS doesn't check for any content in GitHub or present on the internet. How do we exactly tackle the problem of checking ...
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Why do universities check for plagiarism in student assignments with online content?

Why do universities check for plagiarism for their internal assignments? The goal of these assignments should be to study and do research from the internet about topics and enhance one's knowledge. ...
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Plagiarism in semester assignment

I teach psychology to undergraduate students while I am studying in my PhD. The module's assignment is a research report on a subject of the students' choice (the report has to be written in English). ...
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How badly will a master's thesis plagiarism report affect my career? [closed]

This is a question continuation of this post: How to defend plagiarism in master's thesis. I want to thank all the people who helped me in the last post with their answers. In the academic committee, ...
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Do I have to cite sources for my opinion when it was formed by reading other people's opinions? (undergraduate)

So I'm new to university and have written like 5 papers in my life, please help! So basically the scenario is, I have a paper about a certain topic which I know nothing about. So I do some research on ...
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What would be a fair and deterring disciplinary sanction for a student who committed plagiarism?

As a program director for a Masters degree in a business school, I am curious to know about higher education policies regarding disciplinary sanctions for plagiarism. This is for both official rules ...
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My assignment answers show similarities to my friends', though they differ in content. Can I be accused of plagiarism? [closed]

So for an assignment one question has been causing me great worry. After we all submitted, some of us sent each other our work so we can compare, and some of my friends' answers have some similarities ...
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Instructor's manual — model answers from it by instructor

For a textbook, there is an instructor's manual provided by the publisher to the instructor that has prescribed the textbook in a course. The instructor sets some questions from the textbook as ...
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Can I use the same paper topic for two different classes?

I recently enrolled in a Master's program at a new university. I'm in the process of finishing my Master's thesis from a previous program, so now I'm sort of doing both at the same time. They are in ...
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How to avoid plagiarism when reciting a list of technical terms word-for-word from another article?

I'm working on a term paper that will directly lead into my Master's thesis, so I'm concerned about whether I'm committing plagiarism here. There are two issues: (1) Reproducing a list of technical ...
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Is this tenured professor plagiarizing his lectures?

A tenured professor at my university has hand-copied an out of print textbook in his field. His lectures consist of reading his hand-written notes from the text to his students. He does not deviate ...

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