Plagiarism and Cheating: A Mixed Methods Study of Student Academic Dishonesty
This research examines instances of academic dishonesty at one New Zealand university, and sought to measure these findings against similar international data. It investigated the different forms of academic dishonesty and their severity, using a university's Student Discipline Committee as a source of data. This project intended to contribute to better understandings of the phenomenon of academic dishonesty amongst university students, in order that strategies to reduce its occurrence might be enacted.
Both qualitative and quantitative methods were used in this project. Data were collected from questionnaires, surveys, and focus groups conducted with staff and students at one New Zealand university. Semi-structured interviews were also conducted with staff who had reported students to the university's Student Discipline Committee.