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"Ever wonder if the news story you're reading is a product of real journalism or just a spin off of another story posted elsewhere? Discover the journalism you can trust and what you should question."
tool  online  journalism  news  plagiarism  repetition  pressrelease 
april 2013 by tsuomela
Creative Plagiarism - The Chronicle Review - The Chronicle of Higher Education
"I am not willing to go as far as some theorists, who say that the term "plagiarism" should be discarded altogether. Extremism in this area seems ill-advised. As an author, I am attached to the idea of intellectual property. And yet there must be a way to disapprove of uncredited borrowing while being empathetic toward writers struggling to find a creative path through the thicket of existing expression."
writing  plagiarism  originality  fiction  teaching 
october 2012 by tsuomela
The role of biostatistics in the prevention, detection and treatment of fraud in clinical trials - Buyse - 1999 - Statistics in Medicine - Wiley Online Library
...Such types of fraud are partially preventable through a simplification of the eligibility criteria and through a reduction in the amount of data requested. These two measures are feasible and desirable in a surprisingly large number of clinical trials, and neither of them in any way jeopardizes the validity of the trial results. With regards to detection of fraud, a brute force approach has traditionally been used, whereby the participating centres undergo extensive monitoring involving up to 100 per cent verification of their case records. The cost-effectiveness of this approach seems highly debatable, since one could implement quality control through random sampling schemes, as is done in fields other than clinical medicine. Moreover, there are statistical techniques available (but insufficiently used) to detect ‘strange’ patterns in the data
science  research  misconduct  fraud  plagiarism  statistics  ethics  behavior  medicine  health 
august 2010 by tsuomela
SpringerLink -
The case of Dr. Hwang Woo Suk, the South Korean stem-cell researcher, is arguably the highest profile case in the history of research misconduct. The discovery of Dr. Hwang’s fraud led to fierce criticism of the peer review process (at Science). To find answers to the question of why the journal peer review system did not detect scientific misconduct (falsification or fabrication of data) not only in the Hwang case but also in many other cases, an overview is needed of the criteria that editors and referees normally consider when reviewing a manuscript. Do they at all look for signs of scientific misconduct when reviewing a manuscript?
science  research  misconduct  fraud  plagiarism  ethics  behavior  communication  peer-review  detection 
august 2010 by tsuomela
PLoS ONE: How Many Scientists Fabricate and Falsify Research? A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Survey Data
The frequency with which scientists fabricate and falsify data, or commit other forms of scientific misconduct is a matter of controversy. Many surveys have asked scientists directly whether they have committed or know of a colleague who committed research misconduct, but their results appeared difficult to compare and synthesize. This is the first meta-analysis of these surveys.
science  research  misconduct  fraud  plagiarism  meta-analysis  statistics  ethics  behavior 
august 2010 by tsuomela
5 Great Men Who Built Their Careers on Plagiarism | Cracked.com
mentions - H.G. Wells, Martin Luther King, T.S. Eliot, Stephen Ambrose, Richard Owen
plagiarism  history  example 
april 2009 by tsuomela
It's Culture, Not Morality :: Inside Higher Ed :: Higher Education's Source for News, Views and Jobs
"Blum is arguing that the current approach of higher education to plagiarism is a shock and awe strategy — dazzle students with technology and make them afraid, very afraid, of what could happen to them.

But since there isn’t a Guantanamo Bay large enough for the population that plagiarizes, Blum wants higher education to embrace more of a hearts and minds strategy in which academics consider why their students turn in papers as they do, and the logic behind those choices."
academia  culture  plagiarism  morality  ethics  generational-analysis  generation 
february 2009 by tsuomela

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