Dealing with Plagiarism as an Ethical Issue

Dealing with Plagiarism as an Ethical Issue

Barbara Cogdell (University of Glasgow, UK) and Dorothy Aidulis (University of Glasgow, UK)
Copyright: © 2008 |Pages: 22
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59904-801-7.ch004

Abstract

This chapter outlines various strategies employed to reduce plagiarism both at a departmental and an institutional level. A detailed description and evaluation is given of two workshops that were designed specifically to educate students about the nature of plagiarism. The workshops also aim to provide students with alternatives to plagiarism by improving their writing skills. Most importantly we believe that students should learn about plagiarism in the context of professional ethics and an ethical attitude should be promoted throughout their study. By using both an ethical and educational approach to dealing with plagiarism, we hope that students will learn that they have nothing to gain from plagiarising and be confident in their own skills.

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