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Table 5 Plagiarism revealed in a sample of 150 theses in 5 universities in Mozambique

From: Plagiarism in five universities in Mozambique: Magnitude, detection techniques, and control measures

Institution Type of thesis n° of theses Severity of the plagiarism* Memo: % with significant, much or very much plagiarism Memo: % with none or very little plagiarism
Very much Much Significant Little Very little None Total
    A B C D E F G A + B + C E + F
UP Masters 24 33% 33% 17% 4% 8% 4% 100% 83% 13%
ISPU Masters 21 38% 19% 14% 5% 14% 10% 100% 71% 24%
ISCTEM Lic. 23 17% 35% 13% 17% 9% 9% 100% 65% 17%
USTM Lic. 25 72% 20% 8% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 0%
UEM linguistics Masters 20 15% 5% 25% 5% 15% 35% 100% 45% 50%
UEM education Masters 21 33% 29% 14% 19% 5% 0% 100% 76% 5%
UEM sociology Masters 4 100% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 100% 100% 0%
UEM economics** Masters 12 38% 23% 14% 8% 8% 9% 100% 75% 8%
Weighted average (all years) %   39% 22% 15% 9% 7% 9% 100% 75% 16%
Grand Total 150 58 33 22 13 11 13 150   
years < 2008   25 28% 40% 12% 12% 4% 4% 100% 80% 8%
2008 ≤ years ≤ 2013 125 41% 18% 15% 8% 8% 10% 100% 74% 18%
Licenciaturas   48 46% 27% 10% 8% 4% 4% 100% 83% 8%
Masters   102 35% 20% 17% 9% 9% 11% 100% 72% 20%
  1. *For definitions, see Table 3.
  2. **The 12 monographs from UEM’s economics faculty were examined only by Urkund thus yielding a downward bias since TurnItIn might have spotted additional problems. The monographs examined here are by different authors than those evaluated in Coughlin (2013) though the results are quite similar, i.e., 91% vs 100% containing at least some plagiarism.