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ERIC Number: EJ870711
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISSN: ISSN-0098-6283
A Strategy to Reduce Plagiarism in an Undergraduate Course
Belter, Ronald W.; du Pre, Athena
Teaching of Psychology, v36 n4 p257-261 2009
This study evaluated how effective an online academic integrity module was at reducing the occurrence of plagiarism in a written assignment for a university course. In a preintervention comparison group, plagiarism was detected in 25.8% of papers submitted, compared with only 6.5% in the group that completed the academic integrity module. The grades for plagiarized papers were significantly lower than grades for nonplagiarized papers, suggesting that a substantial amount of plagiarism occurs among students who produce relatively poor quality work. These findings indicate that a substantial proportion of plagiarism encountered was the result of inadequate knowledge about proper quotation and citation. The self-instruction module successfully reduced the occurrence of plagiarism. (Contains 3 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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