177: Plagiarism

Episode 177 · January 31st, 2024 · 42 mins 52 secs

About this Episode

We discuss two recent plagiarism cases, one you've probably heard about and another that you probably haven't heard about if you're outside Norway. We also chat about the parallels between plagiarism and sports doping—would people reconsider academic dishonesty if they were reminded that future technology may catch them out?

Here are some of the takeaways from the episode (generated with the help of AI):

  • Plagiarism cases can range from minor academic practice issues to more serious instances of copying verbatim
  • The detection and punishment of plagiarism can vary depending on the context, such as academic journals or internal university issues.
  • The mindset and motivations behind plagiarism can differ between athletes and students, with athletes often driven by intense competition.
  • Long-term detectability and the potential consequences of cheating are factors that may discourage individuals from engaging in plagiarism.
  • Addressing plagiarism requires a balance between identifying genuine cases and avoiding ideological biases.

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Quintana, D.S., Heathers, J.A.J. (Hosts). (2024, January 31) "177: Plagiarism", Everything Hertz [Audio podcast], DOI: 10.17605/OSF.IO/4M3F2

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