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Thread #157878   Message #4034151
Posted By: GUEST,Pseudonymous
14-Feb-20 - 03:08 AM
Thread Name: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Subject: RE: Dave Harker, Fakesong
Had Harker done nothing original he would not have got his doctorate. You have to be able to argue that you have made a substantial contribution to knowledge. His analysis was a new way of approaching the textual material about the collectors. I don't think it is right to say that he didn't say anything new. You have to do something new, even if it is a new synthesis. And it has to be in some sense original; mere plagiarism is not allowed!