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Contribution to Book
Academic Misconduct and the Internet
Handbook of Research on Academic Misconduct in Higher Education (2017)
  • David Ison, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Abstract
"This chapter provides a general background on the problem of plagiarism, how the Internet has been implicated as a negative influence on Academic Integrity (AI), empirical study data on the influences of the Internet on plagiarism, reasons why students may conduct plagiarism, and best practices in the use of plagiarism detection. Within the first section, three empirical studies are highlighted to indicate the actual occurrence of plagiarism in graduate education and the role the Internet may play in influencing AI. In the second section, a description of both how and why students conduct plagiarism is presented. Existing literature on the topic is explored to better inform stakeholders on the ‘why' component with suggestions for potential mitigating solutions. The subsequent section describes plagiarism detection software that is commonly in use across the globe including best practices on how to interpret detection results. Lastly, recommendations and calls for future research are provided."--Publisher's website
Keywords
  • academic integrity,
  • plagiarism,
  • academic misconduct,
  • Internet
Publication Date
2017
Editor
Donna M. Velliaris
Publisher
IGI Global
ISBN
9781522516101
DOI
https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-1610-1
Citation Information
David Ison. "Academic Misconduct and the Internet" Hershey, PAHandbook of Research on Academic Misconduct in Higher Education (2017) p. 82 - 111
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/david_c_ison/174/