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Questions tagged [plagiarism]

Questions on Plagiarism include not only how to respond to clear, and not so clear, instances of it, but also how to structure a course so as to minimize its occurrence.

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When does excessive collaboration become plagiarism?

I was reading the abstract for this research paper: Yan, L., McKeown, N., Piech, C.: Using programming assignment work patterns to understand excessive collaboration in large CS classes, in SIGCSE ...
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Plagiarism checks for source code

In one of my answers I elaborated on the way we do language-tailored plagiarism checks on student submissions: The general idea is to strip comments, whitespace, variable and function names, ...
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When a student submits a work that is a copy from a colleague, should you also punish the student that made the work?

The question kind of says it all. Imagine that for an assignment you receive two or more similar submissions (e.g. programs). What will you do? Annul all the works? What if you know for certain who ...
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What should a teacher do with information about plagiarism before the final submission

As probably we all experience, plagiarism is very common in CS. I know that there are several types of plagiarism ranging from simply submitting a copy of the colleagues’ code to other highly ...
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Thoughts on copying and pasting code?

I'm curious to hear people's experiences with allowing (or disallowing) students to use copy and paste in code when learning as beginners. I feel like there are two kinds of copy/pasting. Copying ...