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Plagiarism

 

 

 

 

Image: "Different Forms of Plagiarism." University of Michigan Library, 8 Feb. 2017, guides.lib.umich.edu/c.php?g=283392&p=1887232. Accessed 4 Apr. 2017.

A survey of over 63,700 US undergraduate and 9,250 graduate students over the course of three years (2002-2005)--conducted by Donald McCabe, Rutgers University--revealed the following:

  • 36% of undergraduates admit to “paraphrasing/copying few sentences from Internet source without footnoting it.”
    • 24% of graduate students self report doing the same
  • 38% admit to “paraphrasing/copying few sentences from written source without footnoting it.”
    • 25% of graduate students self report doing the same
  • 14% of students admit to “fabricating/falsifying a bibliography”
    • 7% of graduate students self report doing the same
  • 7% self report copying materials “almost word for word from a written source without citation.”
    • 4% of graduate students self report doing the same
  • 7% self report “turning in work done by another.”
    • 3% of graduate students self report doing the same
  • 3% report “obtaining paper from term paper mill.”
    • 2% of graduate students report doing so

 

iParadigms, LLC. "FACTS & STATS." plagiarism.org. 2014.Web. <http://www.plagiarism.org/resources/facts-and-stats/>. 

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