Could this be a 'dissertation mill' paper?
I have an MSc thesis here with an overall score of 37%, of which 22% comes from a very large number of student papers around the world (with each contributing less than 1%).
I’m wondering whether this might not be one of those ‘dissertation mill’ papers that is ‘guaranteed’ not to be plagiarized (??). If the mill writers have access to lots of little bits that they assemble together randomly enough, it would not show up as a case of blatant copying of large tracts and each paper would be ‘original.’
Has anyone had a similar situation, and what is the likely explanation? It would be interesting if TII could investigate what the typical TII profiles of these paper mill papers look like - then there might be a way to statistically cross reference papers across the TII universe to identify suspected paper mill type outputs. Otherwise, is there any way for me to investigate this myself?