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How to defend plagiarism in my bachelor's thesis

Devil's advocate here. First: tell the truth. Based on what I read in your question, I assume you copied large part of the previous thesis, so either you are a poor poker player, or you are very ...
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How to defend plagiarism in my bachelor's thesis

In general, we are not judged by our intentions, but by our actions. What you are describing sounds an awful lot like plagiarism (though as others point out, this is hard to tell without actually ...
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How to defend plagiarism in my bachelor's thesis

Hard to say without knowing your thesis, the other thesis, and how you referred to this earlier thesis. But - working on a similar topic and therefore having a similar story and references isn't ...
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How to defend plagiarism in my bachelor's thesis

Tell the truth. It depends on how much you copied and how whether what you wrote here will count as an excuse or not. There is nothing else you can do.
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How to write a scientifc work of my design

A technical report states how something was done. A scientific report states a hypothesis and how it was tested. Your explanation so far does not state a hypothesis.
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How to write a scientifc work of my design

I'm interpreting the question here, for the sake of potentially being useful to other situations, to be: "How does one write an academic report on a project whose major output is a piece of ...
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How do you reference a dissertation that is turned into a book?

Assuming that you still hold copyright to the dissertation, it is enough to say, perhaps in the forward to the book, that it draws heavily from the dissertation including long passages taken directly ...
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Is losing raw data regarded as data fabrication? (Unpublished undergraduate thesis)

To answer your title question, no, fabrication of data is not the same as losing data. The latter is certainly still undesirable, but nowhere near as bad as the former. As you point out, losing data ...
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Should a PhD Supervisor check if the methodology is correct?

You discovered a mistake in your protocol. You discovered the mistake on your own. You ask whether you can fault your PhD advisor for not telling you (soon enough) beforehand how to avoid the mistake. ...
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Should a PhD Supervisor check if the methodology is correct?

tl;dr: Do not expect your supervisor to micromanage your work; learn to do it yourself. PhD is a research degree. Although there are some rules (ethical, procedural) about how research should be done, ...
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Should a PhD Supervisor check if the methodology is correct?

My own opinion (and practice) is that, yes, it is the supervisor's job to assure such things. Perhaps not personally, as it can be delegated to others, but it should be done. But there are a wide ...
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How should I deal with challenging master thesis students as a supervisor?

You are trying to be helpful, but there is such a thing as too much handholding. The more helpful you are, the more likely students are to exploit this and to become a help vampire. You do not owe ...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

Some similarity checkers are moderately good at finding text that is similar between two documents. If a reputable checker says two sentences are the same, it is almost certain that they actually are. ...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

No, plagiarism detectors are not accurate. They produce lots of false positives. All they can do is identify candidates for closer inspection and the bar is usually pretty low on what it takes to ...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

Jochen Glueck's answer provides a good description of the general problem with "plagiarism checkers." Looking at this particular one, clearly its statistical analysis (or whatever it's doing)...
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Online checker for Plagiarism: How accurate are they?

The questions in the title and in the body of the question are different; I'll answer the question in the title, which I cite here in case of a later edit: Online checker for plagiarism: How accurate ...
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Is it OK to have a preliminary study as its own chapter in a PhD thesis?

While this is really a question for your advisor, I'd suggest, contrary to the answer of tschwarz, that this is fine. If the preliminary study for the second project gave you important insights that ...
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Is it OK to have a preliminary study as its own chapter in a PhD thesis?

You definitely should not call it "Preliminary Study". An introductary chapter could make a lot of sense. Having topics in a two chapter sequence looks a bit odd. Since you do not tell us ...
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