Sunday, October 28, 2007

Further discussion of Poshard matter on 25 Oct. 07

The Poshard review panel defended its actions on October 25 and press coverage included the text:

most of the passages that were cited incorrectly occurred in one chapter of the dissertation and most were footnoted, but not accurately quoted.

IPBiz notes that no one (other than the SIUDE) is giving attention to the massively copied text on page 54 of the Poshard Ph.D. thesis, which is copied in detail from an earlier book (but NOT footnoted) AND appears in a section of Poshard's thesis purporting to summarize the prior work in the area.

Papers like the
News Democrat seem to think that the presence of MANY examples of smaller error excuse ONE example of BIG ERROR, which big error they never mention.


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