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Plagiarism in the Social Sciences

On 13th June 2016 (1-2pm) Gary Hoover, Professor and Chair of the Economics Department at the University of Oklahoma will give a presentation about „Plagiarism in the Social Sciences" in Q4.245. Afterwards, Mr. Hoover will be available for questions and discussions. His presentation is part of the Economics and Management series. For further information and dates of the seminar series: http://wiwi.uni

This paper presents the results of a follow up survey to journal editors more than a  decade after Enders and Hoover (2004). The original survey asked editors about their classification of plagiarism and known cases. This work investigates what, if anything, has changed in regards to how journal editors react to suspected plagiarism and if the definition of plagiarism has changed. In addition to the surveying editors of economics journals we have surveyed many more editors, including political science, sociology, and others to contrast differences that might exist. There is great variation within disciplines regarding the appropriate definition of plagiarism or punishments but fairly consistent agreement across disciplines.


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