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Misrepresentation - Plagiarism

Which of the following is NOT a form of plagiarism?

A) Citing quotations said to be attributable to “leading analysts” or “investment experts” without specific reference.
B) Presenting statistical forecasts by others with the sources identified but without the qualifying statements that may have been used by the originator.
C) Using factual information published by a recognized financial statistics reporting service without acknowledgment.
D) Making a verbal comment at a meeting with associates giving the impression the analysis is original when in reality it is attributable to another analyst.

Your answer: C was correct!

Members may not generally use material without acknowledging the original source, but an exception is made for factual information published by recognized financial and statistical reporting services.

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This was from schweser qbank…

Is this true though? Specifically,

“an exception is made for factual information published by recognized financial and statistical reporting services”

I don’t see this in the mispresentation section in the CFAI text, but several questions from qbank was on this idea…

any thoughts?

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liaaba, QBank is correct in this instance.

See the Standards of Practice Handbook v9, p.28, under Recommendations for Compliance with Standard I(C): Professionalism: Misrepresentation.

“Attribute quotations. Attribute to their sources any direct quotations, including
projections, tables, statistics, model/product ideas, and new methodologies
prepared by persons other than recognized financial and statistical
reporting services or similar sources.”

Link to Handbook (in case your hard copy isn’t available)

http://www.cfapubs.org/doi/pdf/10.2469/ccb.v2005.n3.4000

ahhhhh, yet again, another excellent response from hiredguns1