The items concerning examrelated behaviours generally exhibit the smallest differences between the groups, which seems to indicate that exam conditions are more or less alike between the two countries.
There is, however, one point of importance as far as methodological bias is concerned and that is the fact that the instrument in this study was translated from English and a British context, which in some cases have called for adjustment and in one case yielded an erroneous translation item L.
High-tech cheating includes using information from the internet without proper attribution, downloading term papers from on-line paper mills, and sharing answers through e-mail or diskette.
Ashworth, P. Academic Dishonesty: Cheating and Plagiarism The University will not condone academic cheating or plagiarism in any form. As a matter of fact, cheating is higher among college-bound kids than any other group.
A multiple-choice assessment tempts would-be cheaters, while a unique, multiphase writing project measuring competencies can make cheating much harder and less enticing. If those particular groups in society are not to be trusted, then who?
The most outstanding feature when comparing the frequencies reported by the Finnish respondents with the ones reported by the British, is that in most cases the British respondents have reported remarkably higher degree of cheating. Undergraduate cheating: who does what and why?. We know that cheating behaviors are well-established by high school; the stakes of a test may influence the probability of cheating; and parents and educators may unintentionally aggravate the problem with pressure for results over learning.
With my ninth graders, I use a centuries-old resource to discuss moral quandaries: the play Macbeth. Create student honor councils.