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ERIC Number: EJ893176
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Aug
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
The Tangled Web: Investigating Academics' Views of Plagiarism at the University of Cape Town
de Jager, Karin; Brown, Cheryl
Studies in Higher Education, v35 n5 p513-528 Aug 2010
This article considers the problematic question of student plagiarism, its causes and manifestations, and how it is addressed in academic environments. A literature survey was conducted to establish how higher education institutions approach these issues, and a twofold investigation was conducted at the University of Cape Town. Data was gathered from the case records of the university disciplinary tribunals dealing with plagiarism, and a survey was conducted among academic staff to establish how they dealt with issues surrounding plagiarism and academic dishonesty. Academics seem unwilling to follow official university policies if they are perceived to be unrealistic. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United Kingdom