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Plagiarism on the rise? : combating contract cheating in science courses

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Michael O'Malley, Tim Roberts
This paper is largely based on a paper presented at ACSME 2011 (O’Malley & Roberts, 2011). It describes a relatively new, but rapidly expanding, cause for concern for academics and administrators, that of students plagiarizing by using online auctions, a practice also known as “contract cheating”. The prevention and detection of such plagiarism in the context of science education presents particular difficulties. The paper suggests several innovative and possibly controversial methods to minimize the number of occurrences, ensuring that as few students cheat as possible, and describes various techniques to aid in the detection of those that do.

History

Volume

20

Issue

4

Start Page

16

End Page

24

Number of Pages

9

ISSN

2200-4270

Location

Sydney, Australia

Publisher

University of Sydney

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

Yes

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Arts, Business, Informatics and Education; Learning and Teaching Education Research Centre (LTERC);

Era Eligible

Yes

Journal

International journal of innovation in science and mathematics education.

Exports

CQUniversity

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