On January 24, the surging News (www.thepaper.CN), reported that the "suspected large area of Shandong University, a master's thesis plagiarism" issue.
On January 25, the Shandong University said it would investigate this matter, and will start as soon as possible in the past to grant Dr, self-examination and self-correction of master degree thesis work.
However, the suspected plagiarism incident is by no means alone.
In recent days, surging news found, and two master's theses into a highly similar throughout the situation.
Surging journalists from China know network Bo master degree papers database found has this two article financial learn professional of master degree papers, respectively is Northeast Normal University financial learn professional master graduates Zhang Qiang of papers China currency policy on stock market of effect research (following referred to "Zhang strong papers") and South financial learn professional master graduates yangfan of papers China currency policy on stock market of effect research (following referred to "yangfan papers").
Noteworthy is that both article exactly the same topic papers are completed in 2009, and time lasted six months later on.
Completion time is earlier than Yang Fan papers which Zhang Qiang.
Dissertation Zhang Qiang was completed on May 1, 2009, and Yang fan's dissertation was completed on December 1, 2009.
Surging journalists showed that the two papers in the same place is not just title, abstract, keywords, references, highly similar throughout the text.
English abstracts, key words in almost exactly the same
Surging journalists showed that in addition to the abstract, key words in English and some individual terms vary, two question papers the whole are highly similar, and two papers listed at the end of 40 English references have a verbatim.
In fact, the largest difference is divided in two paragraphs there are discrepancies.
The summary section, and two are "in monetary policy, Central Bank's main objectives at home and abroad......" introduction, introduced his background and research methods, studies aim at "on the effect of money supply on stock issue", and highlighted in the study to introduce a concept that "cycles". Last introduced a five-point policy proposals.
Zhang Qiang abstracts
Surging journalists found that, in addition to a Word different, Zhang Qiang and Yang Fan Paper abstracts of papers there are no differences in text. Zhang Qiang, first sentence of the summary of the use of "General" the word, yangfan accordingly using the "normal" phrase.
Keywords part of papers followed by Zhang Qiang "monetary policy, interest rates, money supply and stock market" yangfan papers as well. English abstracts of two papers in line English key words as well.
Zhang Qiang paper keywords
Yang Fan paper keywords
Of course, it is important to note that, two papers on the same topic the PostScript part showed a significant difference.
Body part highly similar, the biggest difference is segmented in different
As can be seen from the paper Zhang Qiang and Yang Fan paper directory, two papers have the same structure and similar directories.
Both the main part of the paper is divided into five parts, apart from the difference in wording (such as the first part of the topic, called introduction to Zhang Qiang, Yang fan called objective), the five parts of the topic is the exactly the same. Specific to the section of each chapter, in addition to dividing line most of the section headings are no different.
Zhang Qiang publications
Yang Fan publications
Zhang Qiang, the paper is divided into five chapters, titled, "Introduction", "study on the conduction of monetary policy of stock market in China", "empirical analysis of the effect of changes in money supply on the stock market", "analysis of the effects of interest rates on the stock market," "conclusions and policy recommendations".
Yang Fan paper is divided into five chapters, titled, "objective", "study on the conduction of monetary policy of stock market in China", "empirical analysis of the impact of changes in money supply on the stock market", "analysis of the effects of interest rates on the stock market," "conclusions and policy recommendations".
Enter body part, two papers still maintained a high degree of agreement.
Zhang first chapter
In the first chapter, for example, two papers were in order, "monetary policy as a means of financial control" introduction, introduced his paper the purpose and the meaning of both theoretical and applied, have pointed out that their own the creative value. Difference is that paper summarizing domestic scholars and some studying Zhang Qiang, "extra" is equipped with a table, and Yang Fan paper without this form.
Zhang Qiang chapter
In chapter II, for example, two papers were in order "in China, monetary policy usually refers to the narrow monetary policy" introduction, introduces the concepts and tools of monetary policy in China and current situation analysis of China's monetary policy transmission on the stock market. In this chapter, the papers attached a five-form Zhang Qiang, yangfan papers attached four table, and exactly matches the four table after Zhang Qiang, only slight differences in typography.
Zhang Qiang chapter
Yangfan chapter United States Powerball Lottery billions of bonus
In the third chapter, for example, two papers were in order "in our country, and monetary policy......" begins with the same regression analysis using the same data, obtained the same three basic conclusions and results of the same three explanations.
Zhang Qiang, the fourth chapter
Yangfan fourth chapter
In the fourth chapter, for example, two papers were "interest rate is the price of money" begins. In this chapter, in a fourth section of the stock transfer is blocked because of interest rate policy, two papers were "China's stock market in the absence of effective transmission market based interest rate policy", "low level of integration between Chinese stock markets and currency markets", "wealth effect of Chinese stock market is not significantly" and "system of China's stock market is obvious flaws" in four aspects.
Zhang Qiang, the fifth chapter
Yangfan fifth chapter
In the fifth chapter, for example, two papers were in order "through the analysis, we found that money supply unit......" introduction, gives exactly the same five conclusions and policy recommendations.
Zhang Qiang, the sixth chapter
Yangfan sixth chapter
Surging journalists showed that the two papers are not only identical to or even difficult to find differences.
In fact, in the body, and papers just two less than the paper Zhang Qiang Yang Fan form differ only some paragraphs of the remaining Division is different.
Zhang Qiang, references in the papers
Yangfan references in the papers
Yang Fan paper PostScript: I graduate, someone paid a lot
Zhang Qiang and Yang fan the paper paper title, abstract, keywords, and body parts "into each other", but the two papers finally in "PostScript" there is a difference.
Journalists noted the surging, Qiang Zhang papers without the usual degree courtesy "Thanks" section instead of gratitude for mentors, his alma mater in "PostScript".
Zhang Qiang, afterword brief memories of the early papers written by help, mentor Qi Xin's care, and a number of modest words, as in his "literal shallow", "hate talents", "difficult".
Yangfan papers not only "PostScript", along with "Thanks" section.
"Finally finalized the heart slightly relieved. "In the PostScript section, yangfan stating that she encountered many difficulties, finally was successfully completed, but the" sense of completion may not be good, but is not out of the tangle ".
Subsequently, Yang Fan wrote, "the authors of the paper are my, which really belong to the own thing has not much; I graduate, someone else has to pay a lot" and adding an ellipsis at the end.
"Tangled" after Yang fan and expressed their resolve. "I will do my best to face the long road of life. "
"Thanks" section of yangfan routine thanks to the students, teachers, and family care. Finally, he wished "Southwest finance and escape the world, Institute of financial success".
Yangfan supervisor: no teacher level can see student plagiarism
The morning of January 27, surging journalists contact Northeast Normal University Master's graduates in finance Zhang Qiang.
Zhang said in an telephone interview with journalists surging, his master's degree thesis is absolutely original and never gives reference, as to why someone's papers are similar to their paper height, themselves totally unaware of.
Surging journalist inquiry found that in English abstract of zhangqiang papers section, you can find a declaration of originality. There is a strong statement last autograph and date of May 21, 2009.
Due to a strong finish on the paper half a year late, completed in December 2009, Yang fan of thesis suspected of widespread plagiarism.
Journalists surging from the Southwest University of finance official was informed that yangfan thesis advisor Chen Yongsheng, the school finance Professor, research "portfolio analysis", also served as Southwestern University Director of the Center for capital markets and asset management.
On January 28, Chen Yongsheng, said in a telephone interview with journalists surging, a Professor, did not know yangfan papers plagiarized and finance school many years ago does not enable "search" System.
"Teachers cannot guarantee see plagiarism, it can be said without any teacher has this level, because the paper is too much. "SMG stressed.
Journalists surging from the Southwest University of finance official was informed that Southwest finance University opened in 2010 the promulgation by Southwestern University on "academic misconduct literature system" of interim measures (hereinafter "interim measures").
Interim measures revealed, according to the Office of academic degree Committee of the State Council on strengthening the academic degree work ethics and opinions on the construction of academic norm requirements, in order to further strengthen the management of quality of graduate degree thesis, and prevent the occurrence of dissertations of academic misconduct, the school opened in the second half of 2010 "academic misconduct literature detection system", to test for the graduates ' degree thesis. These measures are formulated.
According to the interim measures, before the defence, doctoral and master dissertations must be "checking" test, that is professional software to detect similarity between articles and papers to prevent academic misconduct, including plagiarism.
Reporters found that in the processing and determination of the test results, interim measures mentioned above, text copy rate was master's thesis is more than 15%, shall be deemed not to pass.
Failed the test papers, such interim measures provides that colleges were not allowed to arrange the paper review. Graduate thesis needs to be modified (modified papers not less than one week), and approved by the academic degree Evaluation Committee, before their applications can be detected again. If the text copy rate was three times higher than 15%, to more than half of the papers you want to modify in order to again apply for testing.
Journalists surging by Wanfang data, PaperPass and other papers detecting duplicate checking system than the result, Zhang Qiang paper coincides with the yangfan papers total text larger than the significantly more than Southwest finance official 15%.
On January 27, graduate school of Southwest University of finance and a staff member said in an interview with journalists surging in 2009, although the schools have not yet introduced expressly provides, but also for master's and doctoral thesis "checking" test. The staff member said, don't really know if there is a problem of 2009 graduates of the master's thesis, "if we detect problems will certainly not let this graduate student, will not let him get a degree".
For testing program for vulnerability issues, the Graduate School of Southwest University of finance and personnel said they don't understand the utility of specific processes and principles.