Nov 1, 2012
Week 8, class 2, thursday
plagiarism: copying someone else's work and not giving credit, claiming it as your own.
Stealing or theft, self-plagiarism,
fabrication: make something up, no proof exists, exaggerating of existing facts, composite characters,
Why do people do these in the first place?
wanted publicity, ego factor--> headlines, front page stories
it may be easier than doing your research
worried that their work isn't interesting enough
not finding enough info to live up to the original idea
pressure from editors for better details
competing with other papers and journalists
money (for self plagiarism