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Old 11-10-2005, 01:19 PM
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Originally Posted by Gandalf
I am not saying that those who copy answers into a calculator are cheating, but Stuart's standard does not say they aren't. Compare it to tearing four pages out of your exam booklet and walking out of the exam with them. Potentially, an advantage to someone is gained, if those pages are later faxed to a different time zone.
True. All I was saying was that the hypothetical rational candidate may estimate the expected value of the punishment ( = prob. of getting caught X E(punishment)) and decide that this kind of rule-breaking is worth the risk. Certainly I would do so, *if* I were assured that the the punishment would be a warning.
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