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False Feathers

A Perspective on Academic Plagiarism

Weber-Wulff, Debora

2014, XV, 200 p. 12 illus.

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  • Identifies and elaborates on many different strategies for identifying plagiarism
  • The author, as an active member of the VroniPlag Wiki group, explains how the group finds and documents plagiarism in dissertations
  • Presents a selection of historical plagiarism cases in German- speaking countries
  • Includes an overview of plagiarism policies in different countries

Academic plagiarism is nothing new, and it most certainly did not begin with the advent of the Internet. Teachers have been struggling for decades in countries all over the globe to find appropriate methods for dealing with the problem. How do we teach good scientific practice? How do we find and document plagiarism? And how do we deal with those who have been caught? This book collects material on the various aspects of plagiarism in education. Because of the widespread interest in the many doctoral dissertations in Germany that have been found to be plagiarized, including those from high-ranking politicians and members of the scientific community, special attention is given to the VroniPlag Wiki and the situation in Germany, past and present.

Content Level » Popular/general

Keywords » Good scientific practice - History of plagiarism - Plagiarism - VroniPlag Wiki

Related subjects » Database Management & Information Retrieval - Science Education

Table of contents 

Introduction.- Plagiarism and Scientific Misconduct.- Plagiarism in Germany.- Plagiarism Detection.- Plagiarism Avoidance.- Plagiarism Policies and Procedures Abroad.- Plagiarism Perspective.- The future?.- Works Cited.- Appendix.

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