Talk:Academic dishonesty

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LeadSongDog come howl! 17:30, 3 August 2011 (UTC)

Increased plagiarism post-Internet?[edit]

Recent edits have repeatedly added and restored a section asserting that "Discussions on the subjects of student plagiarism have been increasing." The section cites these three sources as support:

I am one of the editors who has removed the material and I did so because those sources are insufficient to support the claim. The first source is of unclear origin, doesn't identify its author, and doesn't directly address the issue except in one offhand, unsupported statement. The second source appears to be a peer-reviewed conference paper but it doesn't address the issue at all. Finally, the third source is similar to the first as its unclear on its origin and only addresses the issue very briefly and with the scantest of supporting evidence.

It's possible that plagiarism has increased with the advent of the Internet and the Web. But these sources are insufficient to support such a claim. ElKevbo (talk) 13:24, 10 October 2011 (UTC)

Interesting discussions on this topic at the recent bi-annual plagiarism conference in the UK. The section could quite easily be expanded to stand as a more nuanced piece so that it picks up on the different reasons why we might indeed conclude that plagiarism has risen as a result of the Internet. There is a hint at paper mills in the first paper mentioned and there has been a great deal of research in this area over the past few years. As it stands the short sections is an adequate opening but can be expanded. Marion margolis (talk) 18:36, 21 July 2012 (UTC)

Ethical causes[edit]

From Ethical causes: "[A] student who decides to engage in cheating behavior, before she can cheat she must overcome her own conscience. [...] For instance, students who personally do not have a moral problem with academic misconduct can cheat guilt-free." Isn't this a bit contradictory? Ttias (talk) 15:18, 20 October 2011 (UTC)

cheating by administrators[edit]

not sure if this goes here, or is a link to a separate article, but why is cheating by administrators not listed ? I refer speficically to the effort by principals and teachers to raise test scores dishonestly; this seems to be driven by test score based pay raises and promotion practices. I am aware of at least two serious cases: Houston under Rod Paige (ironically, bush's 1s sec ed) Atlanta (article NY Times today 20 Feb) I don't pay to much attention to this stuff, so if I know of two, there are probably a lot more. cinnamon colbert — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.91.51.31 (talk) 18:29, 20 February 2012 (UTC)

That's cheating in an economic context, not academic. Better scores = better funding. The academies are just the pieces in that game. InedibleHulk (talk) 01:20, August 3, 2014 (UTC)

examples[edit]

From Time Immemorial, J Peters http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/From_Time_Immemorial Arming America http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arming_America Reinhoff Rogart http://www.nextnewdeal.net/rortybomb/researchers-finally-replicated-reinhart-rogoff-and-there-are-serious-problems — Preceding unsigned comment added by 24.91.51.31 (talk) 02:03, 18 April 2013 (UTC)