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'Thou shalt not plagiarise’: from self-reported views to recognition and avoidance of plagiarism

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Show simple item record Risquez, Angelica O'Dwyer, Michele Ledwith, Ann 2016-09-21T15:45:30Z 2016-09-21T15:45:30Z 2013
dc.description peer-reviewed en_US
dc.description.abstract Throughout much of the literature on plagiarism in higher education, there is an implicit assumption that students who understand plagiarism, who have high ethical views and declare not to engage in plagiaristic behaviour are able to recognise it and avoid it in practice. Challenging this supposition, this paper contrasts students’ self-reported data with their ability to recognise and avoid 10 plagiarism in a proposed case scenario. A questionnaire was adapted from previous literature and administered to a sample of undergraduate first- and secondyear university students in an Irish university. Results show that self-reported measures are not a powerful predictor of the students’ ability to recognise the practical case as an academic breach, nor to avoid the breach through referenc- 15 ing. This suggests that students’ understanding and awareness of academic breaches would benefit from experiential learning and that higher education institutions should not merely rely on providing statements and definitions of academic misconduct. Also, the results highlight the potential unsuitability of using self-reported measures to study plagiarism, despite their widespread use. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Routledge: Taylor and Francis en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education;38 (1), pp. 34-43
dc.rights This is an Author's Original Manuscript of an article whose final and definitive form, the Version of Record, has been published in Assessment and Evaluation in Higher Education. 2013 ©copyright Taylor & Francis, available online at: en_US
dc.subject plagiarism en_US
dc.subject academic honesty en_US
dc.subject academic writing en_US
dc.subject university student en_US
dc.title 'Thou shalt not plagiarise’: from self-reported views to recognition and avoidance of plagiarism en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article en_US
dc.type.supercollection all_ul_research en_US
dc.type.supercollection ul_published_reviewed en_US
dc.identifier.doi 10.1080/02602938.2011.596926
dc.rights.accessrights info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess en_US
dc.internal.rssid 1431880

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