|1. Unpermitted collaboration||48%||64%||33%||80%|
|2. Getting questions/answers from someone||32%||38%||68%||94%|
|3. Copying a few sentences from internet||27%||80%||76%||90%|
From, I believe, a 2002 study in the US and Canada - I don't know if this one is prevalence or seriousness - I assume seriousness. (http://www.sfu.ca/integritytaskforce/donmccabe_slides.pdf):
By far the trickiest thing here is writing. Faculty think that "copying sentence from the internet without citing" happens WAY more than students do, like almost 3 times more. Similarly, the McCabe study treats plagiarism, "cut and paste," and paper from mill differently, but I have a feeling many students and faculty would have different understandings and definitions of these things.
My informal surveys of first year-students, local and international, overwhelmingly get this answer:
" I don't really see much cheating and it's not a big deal."
My conversations with faculty members overwhelmingly get this response:
"cheating is rampant, especially among international students."
Is this a clear case of right and wrong? Different interpretations of the same phenomena? Competing discourse worlds?