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Teaching International Students How to Avoid Plagiarism: Librarians and Faculty in Collaboration
Blekinge Institute of Technology, The Library.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, Faculty of Engineering, Department of Applied Signal Processing.
Blekinge Institute of Technology, The Library.
2014 (English)In: The journal of academic librarianship, ISSN 0099-1333, E-ISSN 1879-1999, Vol. 40, no 3/4Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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This paper presents how a plagiarism component has been integrated in a Research Methodology course for Engineering Master students at Blekinge Institute of Technology, Sweden. The plagiarism issue was approached from an educational perspective, rather than a punitive. The course director and librarians developed this part of the course in close collaboration. One part of the course is dedicated to how to cite, paraphrase and reference, while another part stresses the legal and ethical aspects of research. Currently, the majority of the students are international, which means there are intercultural and language aspects to consider. In order to evaluate our approach to teaching about plagiarism, we conducted a survey. The results of the survey indicate a need for education on how to cite and reference properly in order to avoid plagiarism, a result which is also supported by students' assignment results. Some suggestions are given for future development of the course.

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Elsevier , 2014. Vol. 40, no 3/4
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Academic honesty, Academic libraries, Engineering education, Plagiarism, Faculty-librarian collaboration, Curriculum integration
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URN: urn:nbn:se:bth-6586DOI: 10.1016/j.acalib.2014.04.006ISI: 000339986500029Local ID: diva2:834104
Published by Elsevier and Science direct: from: 2014-10-10 Created: 2014-05-28 Last updated: 2015-06-30Bibliographically approved

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