During the election period, You Zhibin, a candidate for the Taoyuan City Council of the New Party, reported plagiarism in Taoyuan Mayor Zheng Wencan's master's thesis. After deliberation by the Academic Ethics Association of the Academy of Social Sciences of National Taiwan University, it was determined that plagiarism was involved and the master's degree was revoked.
[Reporter Xie Wuxiong/Taoyuan Report] You Zhibin, a candidate for the Taoyuan City Councilor of the New Party, reported plagiarism in Taoyuan Mayor Zheng Wencan's master's thesis during the election period. After deliberation by the Academic Ethics Association of the Academy of Social Sciences of National Taiwan University, it was determined that plagiarism was involved and the master's degree was revoked; He said that although Xuelun of the National Taiwan University Academy of Social Sciences will revoke his master's degree, based on love and respect for his alma mater, National Taiwan University, even if he has regrets, he is still willing to face the result of the review.
Zheng Wencan also mentioned that he had already explained the reasons for the flaws cited in the paper and apologized when he attended the seminar, and now that the results of the re-examination of the paper are out, he is willing to apologize again.
Please read on...
Zheng Wencan said that when he attended the Academic Ethics Meeting of the National Taiwan University Academy of Social Sciences, he mentioned that the National Institute of Development Research did not require the use of similarity comparison software. In conclusion, the examination passed his thesis. His master's thesis was mainly based on the system theory of political science to study the democratization of grassroots in China, which cannot lead to democratic transformation. The Academy of Social Sciences of National Taiwan University will use the current similarity comparison software to re-examine his work in 2011 of papers, found unattributed paper sources.
Zheng Wencan said that he stated in the Academic Ethics Association that his master's thesis was original and passed the review of the oral examination committee, but some of the content did not quote the source, which was due to negligence in the writing process of the thesis. According to the requirements of software comparison, he will also find unlisted reference papers, and list all the sources of the content in footnotes. When he attended the academic meeting, he also apologized for such flaws, but he did not intentionally or It is the intention of plagiarism, and it has nothing to do with the original conclusion of his personal master's thesis.
He said that when he was studying in the on-the-job special class of the National Institute of Development and Development of National Taiwan University, the selected topic of the thesis was the evolution of grassroots democracy in mainland China. Because the time and space conditions at that time could not carry out empirical research, he used the method of literature analysis. He successively referred to books, periodicals, There are more than 100 kinds of online literature, and the writing of papers is widely cited. There is no plagiarism of a single paper, and there is no motive for plagiarism.
Zheng Wencan said that his master's thesis writing department first completes the draft of the thesis, and then makes footnotes on the sources of the thesis citations. Because there are many reference materials, insufficient time for checking, and some books and papers are not in hand, Xuelun will use the latest similarity comparison For the software results, it was found that his master's thesis did not indicate the source of the passage.
In the end, Zheng Wencan said that he studied at National Taiwan University in both universities and research institutes. After entering the workplace, he applied for a master’s degree program at the National Development Institute of National Taiwan University. The teaching and dissertation supervisor of various courses of the National Development Institute.