ERIC Number: EJ683197
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct-1
Evaluation of a Brief Homework Assignment Designed to Reduce Citation Problems
Teaching of Psychology, v31 n4 p257-262 Oct 2004
I evaluated a brief homework assignment designed to reduce citation problems in research-based term papers. Students in 2 developmental psychology classes received a brief presentation and handout defining plagiarism with tips on how to cite sources to avoid plagiarizing. In addition, students in 1 class completed 2 brief homework assignments in which they had to identify information in 1 page of text that required a citation. Results found that students who completed the homework assignments had fewer problems with citations, believed that they had a better understanding of situations that comprised plagiarism, and had more confidence in their ability to avoid plagiarism.
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