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Author Donald, Trevor Harding ♦ Carpenter, Donald D. ♦ Montgomery, Susan M. ♦ Steneck, Nicholas H.
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Academic dishonesty, or cheating, has become a serious problem at colleges and universities. This is particularly true of engineering students who, are among the most likely to cheat in college. The present paper will review the literature as a basis of broadly understanding academic dishonesty. This discussion will focus on three primary issues: (1) perceptions of and attitudes towards cheating, (2) reasons for student cheating, and (3) methods of promoting academic integrity. A current research project being developed by the authors will also be discussed. The premise of this research is that students are constantly making ethical judgements between the pressure to cheat and their own moral beliefs and social norms. The goal then is to uncover the reasons for and frequency of student cheating and to develop best practices for helping engineering students avoid this pressure. Particular topics of discussion will include a rationale for the research methodology, an outline of the questions we hope the survey will answer and a discussion of the ethical implications of conducting research of this type. The authors hope to presentation of the paper.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 2001-01-01