Accepting the Unacceptable: Why Percentages are not your Friend

Accepting the Unacceptable: Why Percentages are not your Friend
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Accepting the Unacceptable: Why Percentages are not your Friend

06. 07. 2019

Material languages:

English

File content types:

Lecture

File type:

Presentation, Video

Material authors:

Bennet James

Institutions:

URKUND

Recommendes:

ENAI recommended

James Bennett‘s speech about the text-matching systems and their correct use.

Speech at 3rd international conference Plagiarism across Europe and Beyond 2017 (24th-26th May 2017, Brno, Czech Republic).

Video link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5s9mf9BZbo8&feature=youtu.be

Length: 20 minutes

James Bennet from URKUND explains the need to use the text-matching systems consistently and correctly. Emphasising the need of proper interpretation of the reports from the systems, and shortcomings of the percentages.

In summary:
(from the presentation linked to this material)

  • Percentages are absolute, except when they are not.
  • There is no magical percentage.
  • There can be no magical percentage.
  • Even if there were a magical percentage, its value cannot be decided by a computer or a plagiarism detection provider.
  • Using arbitrary percentages to decide whether an essay is acceptable or not is itself unacceptable to the teacher, the student and the subject.
  • Percentages are not your friend!

Material files:

URKUND

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