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How to Recognize Plagiarism

Practice: 4 of 10

Please read the original source material carefully and then select the entry, either (A) or (B), that you think has not been plagiarized.

Original Source Material: If one were going to be limited to a single method, then certainly the verbal report from a respondent would be the choice. With no other device can an investigator swing his attention into so many different areas of substantive content, often simultaneously, and also gather intelligence on the extent to which his findings are hampered by population restrictions.

Source: Webb, E., Campbell, D., Schwartz, R. & Sechrest, L. (1966). Unobtrusive measures: Nonreactive research in the social sciences. Chicago, IL: Rand McNally.

(A) In gathering verbal reports from subjects the investigator can swing his attention into many different areas of substantive content, and gather intelligence on the extent to which his findings are hampered by population restrictions.

Reference:

Webb, E., Campbell, D., Schwartz, R. & Sechrest, L. (1966). Unobtrusive measures: Nonreactive research in the social sciences. Chicago, IL: Rand McNally.

(B) The advantages claimed for verbal reports as a form of data gathering are that "an investigator [can] swing his attention into so many different areas of substantive content, often simultaneously, and also gather intelligence on the extent to which his findings are hampered by population restrictions" (Webb, Campbell, Schwartz & Sechrest, 1966, pp. 172-173).

Reference:

Webb, E., Campbell, D., Schwartz, R. & Sechrest, L. (1966). Unobtrusive measures: Nonreactive research in the social sciences. Chicago, IL: Rand McNally.

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