Self-plagiarism

It's interesting to note that while we are all so very concerned with students' plagiarism, it is also a problem for more established academics. I know many people have lots of anecdotal experience of this, but this Australian article offers some more concrete evidence. I'm not sure on how flawless the research is, but it's an interesting issue:

http://theaustralian.news.com.au/printp ... 82,00.html

What a way to increase research output!

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Hi Chad. Link seems not be working. Gail

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ditto -- is it because the link is the print page link? or maybe you have to be subscribed?

I get a 404 msg

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Ah, yes - that does seem to be a problem. Perhaps it is because many newspapers make older articles available only in an archive which you have to pay for... if we can figure out a way to upload pdfs I may be able to scan a hardcopy and post it...?


Dr Chad Habel Centre for Learning and Professional Development University of Adelaide

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Yep -- you can now upload pdfs. Check out the 'add an attachment' box in the post a reply window.

Do we need to be careful of copyright, though? What's the deal with that stuff?

meg

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Here's a link that works if still interested:

http://www.theaustralian.news.com.au/st ... 32,00.html

btw thanks Meg for sorting the RSS.


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Dr Dominic Keuskamp
Student Learning Centre
Flinders University
Adelaide, Australia

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Thanks for the link, Dominic. That was Chris's work on the RSS. I'm just good at telling him what to do! Wink

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Hi Chad
Thanks for this article. I do know the researchers and they have been working on this for some time. There is no reaon to doubt the quality of their work.


Julianne East, PhD Director, Academic Language and Learning Unit | Curriculum Teaching and Learning Centre | La Trobe University | Bundoora 3086 | T: 03 9479 6657 | E: j.east@latrobe.edu.au | www.latrobe.edu.au/students/learning Committee member, As

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Thanks for the clarification, Julianne - I guess I'm just ultra-sceptical when it comes to sources. I saw Stuart Macintyre speak on Manning Clark recently and he said he was shocked at the number of times in conversations with his friends he had to employ the phrase, "Is that true or did you just read it in The Australian?"!

I look forward to a fuller presentation of the research - it's certainly very interesting...


Dr Chad Habel Centre for Learning and Professional Development University of Adelaide