A report would demonstrate an alleged plagiarism of Agustín Lozano in his magister thesis

A report would demonstrate an alleged plagiarism of Agustín Lozano in his magister thesis

The magazine Sudor published an investigation into alleged plagiarism by the president of the Peruvian Football Federation in his master's thesis in university teaching from the Universidad Particular of Chiclayo.

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A report would show an alleged plagiarism of Agustín Lozano in his magister thesis

Agustín Lozano would have plagiarized in his Master's thesis.

Once again, Agustín Lozanois back in the eye of the storm. The president of the Peruvian Football Federation has accustomed us to being in the news and not always in the best way. On this occasion and as a result of a report published by Sudor on August 9, it became public knowledge that there would be alleged plagiarism in Lozano's master's thesis.

The journalist Kike La Hoz, author of the report and director of the aforementioned magazine, delved into the resume of Lozano, who is usually presented as a master engineer in each of his protocol events. The presentation of Juan Reynoso, as the brand new coach of the national team on August 3, was no exception.

A report would prove-an-alleged plagiarism by Agustín Lozano in his master's thesis

This is how Agustín Lozano's Master's thesis appears in the Institutional Repository of the Private University of Chiclayo. (Photo: Screenshot, Sudor Magazine)

With the title thesis “Influence of the knowledge of Sipán material heritage in the formation of the local cultural identity of the Lambayecan settler – 2015″,Registered in the Institutional Repository of the Private University of Chiclayo, Agustín Lozano obtained his master's degree.

“The analysis of the postgraduate thesis, carried out by Sudor, yields sufficient evidence to affirm that several fundamental parts of the theoretical framework would have been copied from other texts, most of them hosted on websites, blogs and digitized articles,” the investigation indicates. As La Hoz mentions, beyond the coincidence percentage issues with different contents, his research shows a clear intention of plagiarism.

“ With the help of the Plagium online programit was detected up to 22 extracts of paragraphsintegers that have been copied from other publications dated before the presentation of the thesis (2018), and even before the possible start of its preparation (2015)”, the report states. In this way, the investigation proceeds to carefully analyze each of the 22 paragraphs presented as proof and evidence of the case, comparing the original text with what is reflected in Mr. Lozano's thesis.

A report would prove-an-alleged plagiarism by Agustín Lozano in his master's thesis

The first case of alleged plagiarism presented in 2016. (Photo: Screenshot, Sudor magazine)

“We have been able to check with an anti-plagiarism expert of the Catholic University that these 22 excerpts have been copied on purpose and that they have not wanted to include the original references or citations”, says Kike La Hoz. In addition to passages from the theoretical framework of the thesis, it would have been found that the introduction was copied from other theses from the same university, as if it were a mold.

Although this exceeds the sports issue and the functions of Agustín Lozano as president of the Peruvian Football Federation, it is a serious situation that unfortunately occurs in the country more often than one might imagine. “Lozano's case is one of many that occur in Peru. Unfortunately, it is a reality that has occurred in many universities where academic rigor is left aside and people want to obtain a degree at any cost”, says the author.

A report would show an alleged plagiarism by Agustín Lozano in his thesis of magister

Last proof of the alleged plagiarism dating back to 2015. (Photo: Screenshot, Sudor magazine)

The Commerce contacted the communications area of ​​the FPF to obtain a release from Mr. Lozano, but they told us that it is “a personal matter of the president of the Federation.” “For the FFP this is not it is an action that interferes with Lozano's position within the Federation so they prefer to avoid the subject”, concludes Kike La Hoz, emphasizing that this is one more pearl in her long history and that she would end up showing how hard it is for her to walk straight.