May 26, 2004

First paper on net-flow rates

My first paper on the net-flow rates, Indirect Estimation of Student Net Flows and Dropout Rates: Concepts and Examples, is now available (PDF version). I need to work on a few things—okay, more than a few things—but here's the gist.

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May 11, 2004

Interesting plagiarism discussion

The Syracuse University grad-student blog, Orange Philosophy, has an interesting discussion of reading student essays and catching plagiarism. I'm not sure I agree with the skeptical approach here—I tend to be a trusting reader unless something jabs me in the stomach, so to speak—but it's a provocative exercise to read the catching-plagiarism-through-key-disparities approach.

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