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

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Allowed help in thesis

If you write a thesis, is it legal to ask somebody if things you did are correct in the thesis? When it's my own work and this person says, everything correct, there shouldn't be any problem, right? ...
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Plagiarism of former supervisors copying from my master thesis

I graduated a couple of years ago performing a master thesis with two supervisors. They both were happy about it and wanted to write a paper from my thesis, including me as author, but after my ...
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Citing a paper that led to the discovery of another [closed]

Whilst reading a paper I discovered another and I am now building upon the latter. Should I cite the former paper, since that's how I discovered the latter? Or does it suffice to cite only the latter?
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Plagiarism of reference?

I'm currently writing my master thesis. I'm a bit conflicted with what I do... Reference stealing. So let's say article A talk about something that was reported from X, something else from Y and Z. ...
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How to preempt plagiarism accusations

In 2006, when I was still in grad school, I wrote a paper that went through the usual motions: I discussed it with my advisor, I presented it at a peer-reviewed conference, and then published it as a ...
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Possible new type of plagiarism tool [closed]

I was wondering if there is a platform or a tool that can flag papers for being plagiarised? Brief: let's say I am researching on topic X and have used Y as a reference paper. But while through the ...
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How to properly credit other people when writing a text book?

In many textbooks, authors usually write about other people's research results without the type of detailed and extensive citations typically seen in a research paper. Often times without any credit ...
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Is it okay to paraphrase other authors' literature reviews?

I am currently writing a literature review for my bachelor thesis and I am not sure if what I am currently doing is acceptable. My approach right now is to look at about 10 different literature ...
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Moral dilemma in unwittingly being paid to complete a student's work

I am a computer science freelancer who takes on medium-sized projects I can complete in a month or less. I was approached by someone who wanted a set of 12 tutorials at least 500 words each about ...
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How serious is plagiarism in a master’s thesis?

I published my PhD thesis three years ago. I have just come to know that a master’s student has copied three chapters from my PhD thesis half a year later. My PhD supervisor was also the supervisor ...
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Recommender used an online template for my recommendation

I've contacted a professor who I have taken 2 courses from and who has known me for over a year. I asked him for a recommendation letter and he agreed to write one. The moment I got his letter, I knew ...
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Avoid plagiarism when copying (paraphrasing) paragraphs for the background section of Masters Thesis

In my background section, I have a subsection which explains ideas from research papers that my supervisor has previously published. Basically in my thesis, I build upon these ideas and so I have a ...
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Using open source code in solving course exercises

Is it normal in computer science courses that one can't use open source code to solve exercises on courses even if the licenses of the code allows to use the code? I was confused as I used some code, ...
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I unknowingly submitted plagiarised work

I have received an email saying that my essay is under consideration for the ethics committee for suspected plagiarism. My lecturer had told us that we could work on our essays together as we were all ...
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Software to create repositories of students' software projects

I want to be able to store the software projects my students submit so I can catch plagiarism. Some students copy work from previous years and it would be really helpful if I could find a way to store ...
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What are the chances of degree revoke if an unrelated plagiarized paper was published during the course of Phd studies

The Phd Thesis and course work all are un-plagiarized; degree completed through all the normal procedures of the university. However, a plagiarized research paper which is un-related to the doctoral ...
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Plagiarism / citation standards in non-/less-scientific works

Yesterday night, a renowned Dutch newspaper published a long article on a former rector of one of the largest universities in the Netherlands. Research conducted by the paper shows she didn't take ...
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About similarity Index [closed]

Regarding similarity index of research mathematics papers, I would like to know what is the acceptable similarity index for journals in average?
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Forget middle intial in reference list – did I commit plagiarism? [closed]

In my reference list, I forgot to add the middle name of the author and instead put “Bell, R.” instead of “Bell, R. J.”
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Should such CS coursework be subject to plagiarism?

I just joined a new CS course and have some trouble understanding whether I should be worried that my coursework is to be considered plagiarized or not. The following is the situation. I am doing a ...
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Is it unethical to use a published code in my PhD thesis work?

I have used a code published in a published Masters thesis into my PhD work. I have modified just 10% of the code to suit my research requirement. However, most of the code is as developed by the ...
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Is it normal to “extract a paper” from a master thesis?

I have finished my master thesis and now a couple of colleagues who were involved (one of which was the supervisor) are interested in "extracting a paper" from it. We have already written one paper on ...
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Dissertation: How to properly reference earlier versions of working papers in the German academic system?

I recently became the co-author of a working paper an older version of which is online (at which stage I was not a co-author yet). We added and changed most of the content, however some applications ...
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Is using another methodology for the same question I proposed plagiarism?

I am not sure if the following course of actions can be considered research misconduct. My colleagues reviewed my research plan/concept containing unpublished papers and plans in a form of written ...
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Is it ethical/acceptable to give a lighter penalty to students who admit to cheating?

I am at the moment dealing with an academic dishonesty incident in a class I'm teaching (a few groups of students submitting identical code, when the class policy forbids getting help from another ...
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Source code plagiarism detection tool that checks against online content

I asked this question on Stackoverflow and was directed to ask it here. The question is: I wanted to ask about plagiarism detection tools for source code written in C++. When I searched Google the ...
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How do you properly put your published work in to your PhD thesis? [closed]

I have previously published a couple of papers in my PhD. I want to put them into my PhD. thesis as is. Is there any proper way to include the papers without doing any self-plagiarism?
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I caught several of my students plagiarizing. Could it be my fault as a teacher?

I have been teaching for three years now. This year, for the first time, I caught multiple students in a class (out of 50) either handing in the task of a colleague or copying the majority of someones ...
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Does posting paper online anonymously prevent me from publishing it in journal?

I am a high school student and I am trying to publish my first research paper in mathematics. However, I have already had my full paper posted without author information on the website of another ...
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Someone cited citations I used without citing my work and effort in finding the references

Recently I came across a conference paper that tried to solve the same problem I solved couple of years ago and published a workshop publication about, but using a different algorithm. In their ...
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Journal refuses to call near verbatim copies plagiarism

Recently I came across a paper on a topic I'm interested in. I started reading the paper and realized this was a later version of a paper I reviewed roughly 6 months prior. That paper was rejected ...
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plagiarism and transcription of audio recordings

Does it count as plagiarism if a student pays a professional transcription service to transcribe an audio recording of a social science interview/focus group for the appendix of their written ...
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Plagiarized programming assignment - How to proceed

I'm a fourth year student earning a degree in computer science. I have a fairly high gpa, completed two research projects, and have conducted myself honestly through my entire career. A few weeks ago, ...
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A friend helped me with a presentation – plagiarism or not?

My friend helped me with my assignment. I was having a bit of trouble and he showed me what he did. The assignment was a speech with a powerpoint in the background. I did not receive any help in the ...
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My research paper has been stolen on pretext of a book publication deal? What can I do?

I submitted my paper to a supposed editor for publication in a book. He never responded to the emails post my submission of the paper and upon contacting others from the mailing list I found out that ...
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Third violation of Academic Integrity Policy [closed]

Not sure if this happend to anyone, but it is my first I ever recieved this notice. I have this professor and like to be called Dr., who hasn't been very understanding. I've been turning my work in on ...
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Student found guilty of plagiarism is also academic at other university

I am an administrator of a university in U.K. A student has been found guilty of plagiarism and is facing the harshest punishment – 0 in the course and no opportunity to retake which will get him ...
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Paraphrasing common knowledge/phrases

First example: "Ronald Reagan was born in Illinois." (found in multiple sources) Does this mean that I can never use this exact phrase, since it's in multiple sources? Naturally, I wouldn't cite this ...
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How much am I allowed to edit my ESL friend's Master's Thesis?

I am lucky enough to be on a good schedule with my own edit: Thesis and have a little extra time. Earlier in the year, I offered to edit one of my classmate's/close friend's dissertation in Computer ...
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Plagiarism of Lecture Slides

Original Post: I recently attended a lecture with highly technical content. One of the middle slides in the deck had a particular phrase that reminded me of something that I had read several years ...
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Is “inadequate referencing” a euphemism for plagiarism?

I am aware of a professor, who wrote two published books that had to be corrected. On the publisher's website it states that these two books had been corrected due to "inadequate referencing". Is ...
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advisor seems to have taken my work

I'm a PhD student, and my advisor published what appears to be the theoretical frame I came up with for my dissertation as a standalone paper with some other people (not me). It seems (to me, though ...
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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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My teammate submitted plagiarized code in a group project [closed]

In our class, we have a team project for 3 people. One of my teammates submitted plagiarized code and got caught, which result in my team receiving no credit for the whole project. Then the student ...
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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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Are accepted papers going to be plagiarism checked?

here's my friend's situation, he submitted a journal paper then gave up after some time and thought it's going to be rejected after a few rejections in an open access journal,he put some parts (as it ...
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Plagiarism of code by other PhD student

Abit about my background first: I'm currently undertaking a PhD but have previously worked in healthcare for around 4-5 years. During this time I developed a suite of code to produce results from ...
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Is it okay to use somebody else’s methodology in my own paper (with proper citations) or is this plagiarism?

My research is a content analysis about portrayal of mental illness in films. The research I wanted to base my methodology is also about mental-illness representation. My research questions differ to ...
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Can I write the same text in method section in two different project?

I am working on two projects now and both of them have similar methods. What if I write the same text in the method part? Will it be count as plagiarism? I am almost finished working on them and both ...
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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 ...