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Using anti-plagiarism software to promote academic honesty in the context of peer reviewed assignments

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dc.contributor.author Ledwith, Ann
dc.contributor.author Risquez, Angelica
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-27T11:46:36Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-27T11:46:36Z
dc.date.issued 2008
dc.identifier.citation Ledwith, A., & Rísquez, A. (2008). Using anti-plagiarism software to promote academic honesty in the context of peer reviewed assignments. Studies in Higher Education, 33(4), 371-384. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10344/1039
dc.description peer-reviewed
dc.description.abstract A variety of free and commercial software applications designed to detect plagiarism from Internet sources has appeared in recent years. However, their effectiveness and impact on student behaviour has been assumed rather than confirmed. The study presented here explores the responses and perceptions of a group of first year students at an Irish university after their first contact with anti-plagiarism software in the context of peer-reviewed assignments. The results indicate that the use of anti-plagiarism software led to a decrease in Internet plagiarism and to lower grades being awarded in peer reviews. Additionally, students were found to have a positive attitude towards the anti-plagiarism software in the context of peer reviewed assignments. Implications for educators on the use of this software are discussed. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge (Taylor & Francis Group) en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Studies in Higher Education;33(4), 371-384
dc.relation.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/03075070802211562
dc.subject plagiarism en_US
dc.subject Turnitin en_US
dc.subject honesty en_US
dc.subject peer review en_US
dc.subject Ireland en_US
dc.title Using anti-plagiarism software to promote academic honesty in the context of peer reviewed assignments en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.type.restriction none en


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