Towards a definition of source-code plagiarism
Cosma, Georgina and Joy, Mike. (2008) Towards a definition of source-code plagiarism. IEEE Transactions on Education, Vol.51 (No.2). pp. 195-200. ISSN 0018-9359Full text not available from this repository.
Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TE.2007.906776
A survey using a scenario-based questionnaire format has provided insight into the perceptions of U.K academics who teach programming on computing courses. This survey across various higher education (HE) institutions investigates what academics feel constitutes source-code plagiarism in an undergraduate context. Academics' responses on issues surrounding source-code reuse and acknowledgement are discussed. A general consensus exists among academics that a "zero tolerance" plagiarism policy is appropriate; however, some issues concerning source-code reuse and acknowledgement raised controversial responses. This paper discusses the most important findings from the survey and proposes a definition of what can constitute source-code plagiarism from the perspective of U.K. academics who teach programming on computing courses.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Subjects:||L Education > LB Theory and practice of education
T Technology > TK Electrical engineering. Electronics Nuclear engineering
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > Computer Science|
|Library of Congress Subject Headings (LCSH):||Plagiarism, Source code (Computer science), Computer software -- Reusability|
|Journal or Publication Title:||IEEE Transactions on Education|
|Number of Pages:||6|
|Page Range:||pp. 195-200|
|Access rights to Published version:||Restricted or Subscription Access|
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