Are undergraduates able to identify instances of plagiarism? / Ho Chui Chui

Ho, Chui Chui (2006) Are undergraduates able to identify instances of plagiarism? / Ho Chui Chui. Journal of Language Studies, 2. pp. 55-62. ISSN 1823-6154

Abstract

This paper reports the findings from a survey on plagiarism that the author conducted among students pursuing a law foundation programme. They were administered a questionnaire with ten statements. Students were asked to identify the statements they considered as instances of plagiarism. Although a majority of the participants were able to identify most cases of plagiarism, almost half (47%) did not identify paraphrasing materials in their own words without citing the source of information as an example of plagiarism. In addition, summarising materials without indicating the source is not considered as an act of plagiarism by as many as 61% of the respondents. It is concluded that some students are probably plagiarising their assignments because they are unclear as to what constitutes plagiarism.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num.
Ho, Chui ChuiUNSPECIFIED
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > School life. Student manners and customs. Students > General works. College students > Malaysia
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > Authorship. Authors > Plagiarism
Divisions: Academy of Language Studies
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Language Studies
ISSN: 1823-6154
Volume: 2
Page Range: pp. 55-62
Item ID: 11462
Uncontrolled Keywords: Plagiarism, University students
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/11462

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