WIT Press


Plagiarism In Programming: A Review And Discussion Of The Factors

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/SEHE950171

Volume

12

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

895 kb

Author(s)

J. Traxler

Abstract

In the light of recent press coverage of Wolverhampton University's attempts to sensitise students and staff to the dangers of copying and plagiarism in assessed coursework, it is timely to look at one facet of this problem peculiar to software engineering, namely the copying of source code by novice programmers, especially those novice programmers on high-volume modular programmes of study. This paper attempts to review the issue of plagiarism and copying from a wide variety of angles and in the light of this review draws on informal surveys and ongoing project work at Wolverhampton to highlight possible improvements. The paper starts by reviewing the most general factors that influence academic misdemeanors. These factors are common to all subjects and cover not only the institutional climate and its regulatory framework, b

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