Sunday, May 25, 2014

The Alexander Report plagiarism matter in Maine

A flap over plagiarism in the state of Maine seems to involve, in part, a matter of self-plagiarism and "re-purposing" of work:

The reports contain verbatim content from a previous report the Alexander Group wrote for the state of Arkansas (with just the names of the states swapped).

One recalls a similar issue in the state of Illinois, related to the Wender matter, which preceded the Poshard plagiarism matter at SIU:

Prior to the Poshard plagiarism matter at SIU, there was the Wendler self-plagiarism matter [Walter Wendler copied material he created while at Texas A&M into a proposal while he was employed at SIU ]. SIU gave self-plagiarism a pass.

from IPBiz post
Self-plagiarism and the "repurposing" of research
. See also:

In light of the Wendler matter (among other things), IPBiz finds the following of interest:

Al Tompkins, a senior faculty member at the Poynter Institute, a journalism think tank in Florida, said he’s never heard of an instance in which a policy consultant group lifted whole chunks of information without proper attribution.

from post by Eric Russell titled LePage suspends payments as more plagiarism found in Maine welfare study


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