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Stoesz, Brenda M.; Eaton, Sarah Elaine; Miron, Jennifer; Thacker, Emma J. – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2019
In this study, we analyzed the academic integrity policies of colleges in Ontario, Canada, casting a specific lens on contract cheating. We extracted data from 28 individual documents from 22-publicly-funded colleges including policies and procedures (n = 27) and code of conduct (n = 1). We analyzed the characteristics of the documents from three…
Descriptors: Integrity, Cheating, Policy Analysis, Colleges
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Hebrang Grgic, Ivana; Guskic, Mihaela – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2019
So-called predatory journals threaten to diminish the quality of papers and of scientific research. This paper defines what constitutes a predatory journal, and provides a short literature overview. The aim of the research is to explore researchers' and librarians' awareness of predatory journals, using the example of Croatia, an EU country.…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Periodicals, Scientists, Librarians
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Prentice, Felicity M.; Kinden, Clare E. – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
In a recent unit of study in an undergraduate Health Sciences pathway course, we identified a set of essays which exhibited similarity of content but demonstrated the use of bizarre and unidiomatic language. One of the distinct features of the essays was the inclusion of unusual synonyms in place of expected standard medical terminology. We…
Descriptors: Plagiarism, Translation, Computational Linguistics, Undergraduate Students
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Lowe, M. Sara; Londino-Smolar, Gina; Wendeln, Kenneth E. A.; Sturek, Diane L. – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
Introduction: This case study describes the process faculty at a large research university undertook to build a stand-alone online academic integrity course for first-year and transfer students. Because academic integrity is decentralized at the institution, building a more systematic program had to come from the bottom-up (faculty developed)…
Descriptors: Integrity, College Freshmen, College Transfer Students, Integrated Learning Systems
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Shala, Sabiha; Leka, Dukagjin; Morganella, Tina – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
This article presents the current legislative and educative measures in place for plagiarism prevention in Kosovo, especially in the case of student work, and provides an analysis of the effectiveness of such measures. Two public universities are used as case studies -- the University of Haxhi Zeka and the University of Kadri Zeka -- and the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Plagiarism, Ethics, Cheating
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Morris, Erica J. – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
This commentary paper examines the issue of contract cheating in higher education, drawing on research and current debate in the field of academic integrity. Media coverage of this issue has reflected significant concerns in the field about students' use of custom academic writing services, along with sector and national calls for action that…
Descriptors: Cheating, Ethics, College Students, Higher Education
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Wheeler, Greg – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
The recent scandal involving Tokyo Medical University's practice of restricting the number of incoming students, primarily female, by systematically lowering their entrance exam scores has once again shone a spotlight on the issue of gender discrimination in Japan. The bulk of the media coverage to date has centered on the manner in which the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Schools, Gender Discrimination, Selective Admission
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Anohina-Naumeca, Alla; Tauginiene, Loreta; Odineca, Tatjana – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
Academic integrity determines the trust that society has in the quality of education and the results of scientific research. More broadly, it influences honesty, respect for ethical principles, and the fair behaviour of society members. Accordingly, higher education institutions should have clear, transparent and well-communicated policies to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Universities, Integrity
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Ellis, Cath; Zucker, Ian Michael; Randall, David – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
While there is growing awareness of the existence and activities of Academic Custom Writing websites, which form a small part of the contract cheating industry, how they work remains poorly understood. Very little research has been done on these sites, probably because it has been assumed that it is impossible to see behind their firewalls and…
Descriptors: Cheating, Contracts, Web Sites, Academic Discourse
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Mellar, Harvey; Peytcheva-Forsyth, Roumiana; Kocdar, Serpil; Karadeniz, Abdulkadir; Yovkova, Blagovesna – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
Student authentication and authorship checking systems are intended to help teachers address cheating and plagiarism. This study set out to investigate higher education teachers' perceptions of the prevalence and types of cheating in their courses with a focus on the possible changes that might come about as a result of an increased use of…
Descriptors: Cheating, Incidence, Integrity, Computer Software
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Bradley, John – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
In 2013 this journal published the paper 'Integrity in Higher Education Marketing: A typology of misleading data-based claims in the university prospectus.' It argued that UK universities were using data and statistics in a misleading way in their advertising and proposed a nine-part typology to describe such claims. The present paper describes…
Descriptors: Integrity, Marketing, Advertising, Standards
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Gladwin, Thomas Edward – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
Academic education largely concerns knowledge and skills. Where there is attention to ethics, this tends to focus on study-related misconduct such as plagiarising assignments and, more recently, methodological misconduct. The current paper argues that it is also essential to teach students about social misconduct in science, with a focus on…
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Ethics, Teaching Methods, Science Education
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Foltýnek, Tomáš; Králíková, Veronika – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
Contract cheating is currently one of the most serious academic integrity issues around the globe. Numerous studies have been conducted, mostly in English speaking countries. So far, no such research has been conducted in Czechia, and consequently there have been no specific data available on Czech students' fraudulent behaviour. For this study,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Contracts, Cheating, Plagiarism
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Eaton, Sarah Elaine; Edino, Rachael Ileh – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
We present findings of a literature review on the topic of educational integrity in the Canadian context. Our search revealed 56 sources, published between 1992 and 2017. A historical overview showed a rise in the number of scholarly publications in recent years, but with an overall limited number of research contributions. We identified three…
Descriptors: Literature Reviews, Educational Research, Integrity, Educational History
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Stoesz, Brenda M.; Yudintseva, Anastassiya – International Journal for Educational Integrity, 2018
The prevalence of plagiarism, cheating, and other acts of academic dishonesty may be as high as 80% in populations of high school and post-secondary students. Various educational interventions have been developed and implemented in an effort to educate students about academic integrity and to prevent academic misconduct. We reviewed the…
Descriptors: Tutorial Programs, Instructional Effectiveness, Integrity, Plagiarism
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