Plagiarism Detection Software: How to Read Your Reports Well!. Dr. Gene Kleppinger Eastern Kentucky University Friday 10:45-11:45, Auditorium Cross-Conferenced to BbSEUG, Savannah via Elluminate! Live. Plagiarism Detection.
Dr. Gene Kleppinger
Eastern Kentucky University
Friday 10:45-11:45, Auditorium
Cross-Conferenced to BbSEUG, Savannah
via Elluminate! Live
Text-matching score Well!
Link to student’s file
Link to SA report
The Gradebook holds links to the same information, listed by student.
Basic information Well!
Sites with matched text
Student’s text, with color
highlights for passages
detected as matching,
keyed to the list of sites.
Email this Well!report anywhere
Click to see the Well!contextual matchingtexts
Evidence shows that the student’s text Well!matches another student’s paper, at the level of quoting similarly from the textbook, with citation. (GOOD WORK!)
“43%” figure is attention- Well!grabbing, but you mustinvestigate further
The evidence shows that this student Well!has copied verbatim from a Webdocument without citation,representing this work as her own.
Text-matching scores of 0-25% usually represent low probabilities of plagiarism. 21% is the average SA score.
Scores over 40% almost always indicate significant plagiarism or too much quoted content.
Scores of 95-100% indicate duplicate submissions, which may or may not represent plagiarism.
A source matched by the software may not be the actual source used by the student.Weighing the evidence . . .
Foolish instructors might misunderstand the text-matching score to be a direct plagiarism indicator, or they might overlook other clues, e.g., citing sources that aren’t available, or sudden changes in writing style
Foolish students might submit irrelevant texts, or attempt to trick the text-matching algorithm (such as by deliberately misspelling words or packing white spaces)Is SA Foolproof? No.
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