Student perspectives on source-code plagiarism

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dc.contributor.author Joy, Mike
dc.contributor.author Sinclair, Jane
dc.contributor.author Boyatt, Russell
dc.contributor.author Yau, Jane
dc.contributor.author Cosma, Georgina
dc.date.accessioned 2013-10-02T11:56:48Z
dc.date.available 2013-10-02T11:56:48Z
dc.date.issued 2013 en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1833-2595 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2043/15948
dc.description.abstract Prevention and detection of plagiarism has formed the basis of much research, but student perceptions on plagiarism are arguably not well understood. This is particularly the case in the computing disciplines. This paper considers two aspects of the student experience: (i) the types of plagiaristic activity that students engage in, and (ii) the specific understanding of what plagiarism means for students who write computer programmes. In a recent study, data were collected from published material (books, published papers, websites), and online formative quizzes and questionnaires used by universities to test student knowledge of what constitutes plagiarism. Facet analysis was used to classify the data into four initial categories (sources, actions, material, extrinsic). Further analysis suggested a refinement to six categories and 23 sub-categories which directly relate to the computing disciplines. In a further study a large-scale online questionnaire was carried out to obtain the perceptions of students on source-code plagiarism. Data were collected from 770 students studying at 21 higher education institutions in the UK and overseas. This study’s results suggest that certain types of plagiaristic activity are poorly understood. This paper summarises and compares the results of these two studies and reflects on the implications for educating computing students about how they should avoid plagiarism. en_US
dc.format.extent 17
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher IJEI en_US
dc.subject Source-code plagiarism en_US
dc.subject Student perspectives en_US
dc.subject.classification Technology en_US
dc.title Student perspectives on source-code plagiarism en_US
dc.type Article, peer reviewed scientific en_US
dc.contributor.department Malmö University. School of Technology en
dc.subject.srsc Research Subject Categories::TECHNOLOGY en_US
dc.identifier.url http://www.ojs.unisa.edu.au/index.php/IJEI/article/view/844 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpublication International Journal for Educational Integrity;1
dc.relation.ispartofpublicationvolume 9 en_US
dc.format.ePage 19
dc.format.sPage 3
mahlocal.rights.oaType gold
mahlocal.rights.oaType green
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