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Anti-plagiarism control of thesis work: Selection and integration of anti-plagiarism software in SciPro
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
Stockholm University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Computer and Systems Sciences.
2012 (English)In: 5th International Plagiarism Conference. Proceedings & Abstracts 2012: Celebrating Ten Years of Authentic Assessment, iParadigns Europe Ltd , 2012Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

More then 300 students write their theses each year at the department. In order to support self‐driven student work and reduce the burden on supervisors for basic feedback, a system called SciPro has been developed. Important consideration in developing this system has been to take actions to reduce plagiarism. This is accomplished in several ways. Both prevention and detection has been utilised; prevention by peer‐review and transparency in the process by online recurrent thesis manuscript hand‐ins, and detection by automatic originality check of the final manuscript enabled by integration between SciPro and Turnitin. Explicit rules and regulations as well as recurrent education about anti‐plagiarism targeting both students and supervisors are also important parts of the prevention strategy. Future development includes introducing recurrent controls of submitted manuscripts and comparisons of consistency in style of writing at individual level. Another planned action to prevent plagiarism is to check for copied images found online using an image pattern recognition program.

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iParadigns Europe Ltd , 2012.
Keyword [en]
Anti-plagiarism, management, peer-review, support, supervision, thesis
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Information Systems
Research subject
Computer and Systems Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-79515ISBN: 978-0-9573115-0-3 (CD-ROM)OAI: diva2:549720
The 5th International Plagiarism Conference, 16 - 18 July 2012, the Sage Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK
Available from: 2012-09-05 Created: 2012-09-05 Last updated: 2013-02-01Bibliographically approved

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