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New Turnitin Study on the Impact of Plagiarism Detection in Higher Education

New Turnitin Study on the Impact of Plagiarism Detection in Higher Education

Back in September, Turnitin, the company behind the widely-used plagiarism detection tool of the same name, released a study that took a look at the impact using plagiarism detection tools had on higher education.

The results were pretty striking. Over a period of five years, schools saw an average decrease in incidents of likely plagiarism (papers with more than 50% unoriginal content) of 33.4%. All totaled, 43 of the 50 states had a reduction in plagiarism and, after a small increase in the second year (the first after the baseline year), schools, on average, saw a year-over-year decrease in likely plagiarism with every year of use.

Now Turnitin is doing the same thing for higher education, looking at some 1003 colleges that have been with the service since before January 1, 2011. Once again, they looked at the number of papers that had come back as 50-100 percent matched content, meaning that over half of the paper was unoriginal (though not necessarily plagiarized).

The results in higher education were remarkably consistent with with the results in the high school study, showing an overall decrease in the amount of suspect works detected, one that averages out to 39.1% over the course of five years for higher education, but it also contains some new information that is interesting and may shed some light on how to better use plagiarism detection tools in the classroom.

Note: Since this study is so similar to the first one, I’m going to follow the same pattern in breaking it down.Continue Reading

3 Count: Grand Theft Takedown

3 Count: Grand Theft Takedown

Authors Guild asks court to ignore fair use in book search case, new study shows piracy still rising and Rockstar Games clarifies GTA5 YouTube policy.Continue Reading

3 Count: Infringing Survey

3 Count: Infringing Survey

isoHunt asks for a jury trial, TV broadcasters want to know what Dish and Aereo are discussing and a university survey causes a copyright spat.Continue Reading

3 Count: I’m Back Baby

3 Count: I’m Back Baby

Hunter Moore hit with $250k defamation judgment, Ofcom releases new copyright survey and the new Oz movie creates interesting copyright questions.Continue Reading

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 261 – Indieconf Ahoy!

Copyright 2.0 Show – Episode 261 – Indieconf Ahoy!

AutoHop lives to hop another day, Google declines to takedown controversial YouTube video and UK orphan works bill draws US ire.Continue Reading

Turnitin Analyzes the Spectrum of Plagiarism

Turnitin Analyzes the Spectrum of Plagiarism

Turnitin did a survey with over 800 educators to learn what kinds of plagiarism is the most common and problematic.Continue Reading

3 Count: Pirate Church?

3 Count: Pirate Church?

EMI turns on Grooveshark, files suit, a new survey takes a look at file sharing habits in the U.S. and file sharing now a religion in Sweden.Continue Reading

3 Count: Seeing Redbox

Got any suggestions for the 3 Count. Let me know via Twitter @plagiarismtoday. 1: Ustream Sued By Boxing Promoter Over Pirated Broadcast First off today, livestreaming site Ustream is in legal hot water after being sued by a boxing promotional company owned by Roy Jones Jr., Square Ring Inc., after a recent pay-per-view match betweenContinue Reading

Your Turn: DMCA Agent Survey

Today I am announcing a new project to survey DMCA agents to learn more about standard practices in the field and I want your help in writing the questions.Continue Reading

Take the Plagiarism Today Survey

I want to hear what you think. If you have a minute to spare, please take this very short (6 question) survey and help PT better help you protect your work. Continue Reading