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    (Original post by evantej)
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    If there were overlaps then the university would not have mentioned two separate sources of potential plagiarism...
    As far as I understood the OP that bit was just the summary of the turnitin report. And turnitin does simply give similarity scores to individual sources.
    Edit: To use a slightly dodgy analogy: if you registered on a dating website, did a couple of silly personality tests, and were subsequently informed that you had a 45% compatibility score with Person A and a 55% compatibility score with Person B, it wouldn't necessarily mean that you'd make a perfect threesome, would it?
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    As far as I understood the OP that bit was just the summary of the turnitin report. And turnitin does simply give similarity scores to individual sources.

    Edit: To use a slightly dodgy analogy: if you registered on a dating website, did a couple of silly personality tests, and were subsequently informed that you had a 45% compatibility score with Person A and a 55% compatibility score with Person B, it wouldn't necessarily mean that you'd make a perfect threesome, would it?
    The OP never once mentioned Turintin; other users assumed this is what the university used. The OP has suggested that they referenced correctly so it seems that they are unaware of what constitutes plagiarism (their non-standard English suggests they are a foreign student, so this seems likely), or it is a deliberate case of plagiarism. We both know the university would have thought long and hard before accusing the student of plagiarism as this could turn into a long, bitter experience for both.

    Dodgy is a good description of the analogy, considering you could not go on a date with two people at once (i.e. both sources were in the same dissertation)!
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    (Original post by hobnob)
    As far as I understood the OP that bit was just the summary of the turnitin report. And turnitin does simply give similarity scores to individual sources.
    Edit: To use a slightly dodgy analogy: if you registered on a dating website, did a couple of silly personality tests, and were subsequently informed that you had a 45% compatibility score with Person A and a 55% compatibility score with Person B, it wouldn't necessarily mean that you'd make a perfect threesome, would it?
    Great analogy!!!

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