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ERIC Number: EJ945826
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Originality Detection Software in a Graduate Policy Course: A Mixed-Methods Evaluation of Plagiarism
Dreuth Zeman, Laura; Steen, Julie A.; Metz Zeman, Natalie
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v31 n4 p431-441 2011
The authors used a mixed-methods approach to evaluate the use of Turnitin originality detection software in a graduate social work course. Qualitative analysis of student responses revealed positive and negative spent completing assignments, and the tone of the class. Quantitative analysis of students' originality scores indicated a short-term reduction in student plagiarism, although the full level of decline was not maintained in the long term. Implications for originality issues in social work education and social work practice are presented. (Contains 3 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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