There are substantial text parallels between the dissertation discussed and the dissertation Romeu (2006) that has been defended four years earlier at the same department by one of the supervisors of the dissertation. Romeu (2006) is mentioned in the bibliography, but nowhere else. The author of Romeu (2006) and supervisor of the thesis is mentioned in the acknowledgents: "A la Dra. Romeu per la seva tasca i temps invertits, de manera constant, en aquest treball i sense els quals no hauria estat possible. També pels seus coneixements i treballs previs que han servit de base per a l’elaboració d’aquesta tesi."
- Fragment 114 01: a whole page has been copied literally without reference to the source.
- Fragment 230 01: Also parts of the discussion chapter are taken from Romeu (2006)
- Fragment 246 10: One of the nine conclusions of the dissertation is identical to one of the conclusions of Romeu (2006)
- One of the supervisors of the thesis is also the author of the source, such that she could have spotted the unattributed text parallels.