Plagiarism in the digital era: A study of Australian transnational higher education in Singapore

Anne Palmer

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Abstract

Plagiarism is a major issue in academic institutions. This study investigated the views on plagiarism of students and staff at Australian universities in Singapore, through surveys and interviews. Students were found to have misconceptions about many aspects of plagiarism such as recycling, reuse of a friend's work and collusion within groupwork. Uncertainty levels were high in students from nearby countries. From the theoretical framework proposed in this study, a set of recommendations is suggested to minimise plagiarism within a transnational higher education environment, and promote the fostering of academic integrity. Findings and recommendations may be applicable to other educational environments.
Original languageEnglish
QualificationDoctor of Philosophy
Awarding Institution
  • The University of Western Australia
Supervisors/Advisors
  • Pegrum, Mark, Supervisor
  • Oakley, Grace, Supervisor
Thesis sponsors
Award date17 Jan 2018
DOIs
Publication statusUnpublished - 2018

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