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Perceptual Comparison of Source-Code Plagiarism within Students from UK, China, and South Cyprus Higher Education Institutions

Perceptual Comparison of Source-Code Plagiarism within Students from UK, China, and South Cyprus... Perceptual Comparison of Source-Code Plagiarism within Students from UK, China, and South Cyprus Higher Education Institutions GEORGINA COSMA, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, UK MIKE JOY and JANE SINCLAIR, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK MARGARITA ANDREOU, Department of Business Computing, PA College, Cyprus DONGYONG ZHANG, College of Information and Management Science, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, PR China BEVERLEY COOK, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, UK RUSSELL BOYATT, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK Perspectives of students on what constitutes source-code plagiarism may differ based on their educational background. Surveys have been conducted with home students undertaking computing and joint computing subject degrees at higher education institutions throughout the UK, China, and South Cyprus, and a total of 984 responses have been statistically analysed to determine the common areas of understanding and misunderstanding among students on various topics related to source-code plagiarism. The study identifies those topics which are well understood, and those topics which are not properly understood across the different groups of students, and is the first study which specifically discusses Cypriot student perceptions on sourcecode plagiarism. This study provides useful information to educators (teaching home http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE) Association for Computing Machinery

Perceptual Comparison of Source-Code Plagiarism within Students from UK, China, and South Cyprus Higher Education Institutions

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Association for Computing Machinery
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Copyright © 2017 by ACM Inc.
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1946-6226
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10.1145/3059871
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Abstract

Perceptual Comparison of Source-Code Plagiarism within Students from UK, China, and South Cyprus Higher Education Institutions GEORGINA COSMA, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, UK MIKE JOY and JANE SINCLAIR, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK MARGARITA ANDREOU, Department of Business Computing, PA College, Cyprus DONGYONG ZHANG, College of Information and Management Science, Henan Agricultural University, Zhengzhou, PR China BEVERLEY COOK, School of Science and Technology, Nottingham Trent University, UK RUSSELL BOYATT, Department of Computer Science, University of Warwick, UK Perspectives of students on what constitutes source-code plagiarism may differ based on their educational background. Surveys have been conducted with home students undertaking computing and joint computing subject degrees at higher education institutions throughout the UK, China, and South Cyprus, and a total of 984 responses have been statistically analysed to determine the common areas of understanding and misunderstanding among students on various topics related to source-code plagiarism. The study identifies those topics which are well understood, and those topics which are not properly understood across the different groups of students, and is the first study which specifically discusses Cypriot student perceptions on sourcecode plagiarism. This study provides useful information to educators (teaching home

Journal

ACM Transactions on Computing Education (TOCE)Association for Computing Machinery

Published: May 23, 2017

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