Friday, October 01, 2010

Senate candidate Glassman: "I would never intentionally steal anyone's work"

In a Poshard-revisited moment, Arizona Senate candidate Rodney Glassman responded to evidence that he had copied, without attribution, text within his Ph.D. thesis at the University of Arizona: "I would never intentionally steal anyone's work." IPBiz notes that there are few plagiarists who ever admit to having INTENTIONALLY copied text. With side-by-side comparisons of original and copied text, neither Poshard nor Glassman could say there wasn't copying. They could merely say there was no "intentional" copying.

In a nutshell, this is why the present University of Virginia plan to re-define plagiarism to include intent is seriously misguided, and "Bob's" dissemblings miss the whole problem. See "intent" in plagiarism at UVa .

Of Glassman, the AP story by JACQUES BILLEAUD includes the text:

Glassman, who wrote the dissertation in getting his Ph.D. in arid land resource sciences at the University of Arizona, said a team of university researchers guided and signed off on his research paper. He denied plagiarism claims.

One recalls there was a similar "the committee signed off" defense in the Poshard matter.

Some other IPBiz posts related to the topic:

Poshard: unintentional plagiarism?

Page 54 of the Poshard Ph.D. thesis: a real problem as to plagiarism

Biden plagiarism a non-issue?


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