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ERIC Number: EJ1059505
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: EISSN-1449-9789
Using an Electronic Text-Matching Tool (Turnitin) to Detect Plagiarism in a New Zealand University
Goddard, Robert; Rudzki, Romuald
Journal of University Teaching and Learning Practice, v2 n3 Article 7 2005
This paper is concerned with reporting the experience and findings of staff using a commercially-available text-matching tool (Turnitin) to detect plagiarism in a university setting in New Zealand. The use of actual instances of plagiarism revealed through Turnitin in a teaching department is a departure from the more usual self-reporting methodology used in many plagiarism research papers. The paper concludes by asking questions of the implications for institutions, teaching staff and students.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Zealand