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ERIC Number: EJ1027372
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0307-5079
Academic Integrity: A Review of the Literature
Macfarlane, Bruce; Zhang, Jingjing; Pun, Annie
Studies in Higher Education, v39 n2 p339-358 2014
This article provides a literature review on academic integrity, which encompasses the values, behaviour and conduct of academics in all aspects of their practice. This is a growing area of academic research as a result of the expansion of higher education on a global basis and concerns about standards of professional conduct. The article maps the main strands of research on academic integrity by reference to teaching, research and service using 115 articles derived from both western and Chinese literature. The review indicates that much of the literature is framed in terms of misconduct or academic corruption with research ethics the dominant focus. Researchers investigating academic integrity draw predominantly on multivariate analysis using surveys/questionnaires, documentary analysis and, more occasionally, interviews. While there has been rapid growth in the literature, a stronger focus is needed on identifying "ethical" as well as "unethical" practice despite the methodological challenges in overcoming social desirability reporting.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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