A 24-year-old sociology paper found to have plagiarised a 1975 article

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A 24-year-old sociology paper found to have plagiarised a 1975 article

What is this about?

This blog post is about the retraction of a 24-year-old paper that had plagiarised a 1975 article. At the time of retraction, the author held an executive position in the private education sector in Southern Africa.

Why is this important?

It shows that using plagiarism-detection software to check books and articles published in the past might result in the discovery of plagiarised items.

For whom is this important?

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