Study questions plagiarism-detection software


Computer programs designed to root out possible instances of plagiarism often flag common phrases and could deter students from using valuable sources in papers and essays, according to research conducted by two Texas Tech University professors.


The research focused on two of the most popular plagiarism-detection software programs, Turnitin and SafeAssignment. Susan Lang, one of the plagiarism researchers and an associate professor at Texas Tech, said reports generated by the plagiarism

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  • Computer programs designed to root out possible instances of plagiarism often flag common phrases and could deter students from using valuable sources in papers and essays, according to research conducted by two Texas Tech University professors.


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