Attitude towards plagiarism in information systems in Australian universities

Gururajan, Raj and Roberts, Dave (2005) Attitude towards plagiarism in information systems in Australian universities. In: 9th Pacific Asia Conference on Information Systems (PACIS 2005), 7-10 July 2005, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Plagiarism, a component of academic misconduct has captured the headlines of many Australian
media reports in recent months. While many articles have been written in the education domain
about plagiarism, limited empirical evidence was found on the items leading to the attitudes of
plagiarism and students opinion on these attitudes. This is because many prior studies have
focused their findings arising from the institutional data available on plagiarism and compiling
these into a form of findings, without actually consulting either students or lecturers involved in
teaching. This study, to alleviate such criticism, followed a qualitative method to develop a
theme to identify items that can contribute to plagiarism in the opinion of lecturers and tutors.
This theme was then followed up by a quantitative method to extract perceptions towards these
attitudes from students based on an adapted instrument. The outcomes of the theme development
and perception measurement are reported in this study with a hope that academics in educational
setting can produce fair and more reliable assessment methods.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Commonwealth Reporting Category E) (Paper)
Refereed: Yes
Item Status: Live Archive
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Depositing User: epEditor USQ
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - Department of Information Systems
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 00:30
Last Modified: 02 Jul 2013 22:34
Uncontrolled Keywords: IS education, information systems education, plagiarism, Australia, Australian
Fields of Research (FoR): 13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130306 Educational Technology and Computing
08 Information and Computing Sciences > 0806 Information Systems > 080699 Information Systems not elsewhere classified
13 Education > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130303 Education Assessment and Evaluation

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