Thursday, May 05, 2011

Plagiarism and universities

The problem of plagiarism continues in university life. The BBC has this story. Excerpts:

"[. . .] New figures show between 2008 and 2011, 927 students from six Welsh universities copied work. At Cardiff 6% of essays checked over six years contained 75% or more copied material. The Association of Teachers and Lecturers said it was "disturbing" a "determined hardcore" was still involved. [. . .]"

Anyone have figures for other universities? I suspect similar figures exist elsewhere and it would be helpful to have confirmation.

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