By Wilfried Decoo

ISBN-10: 0262042010

ISBN-13: 9780262042017

Obstacle on Campus provides an outline of the phenomenon and dealing with of educational misconduct. After a quick ancient heritage, it discusses modern situations that have an effect on the character and frequency of educational misconduct. It then info the stages of misconduct discovery and research: detection, research, evaluation, reporting, and institutional dealing with. the ultimate bankruptcy bargains with prevention. The ebook specializes in concrete instances, exhibiting the complexities and ambiguities in facing presumed educational misconduct. The booklet additionally presents functional suggestion to either whistle-blowers and people accused of educational misconduct.The e-book will pay specific recognition to plagiarism as the most widespread but additionally most complicated kinds of educational misconduct. It analyzes a number of the levels of attainable plagiarism, detection innovations, demanding situations in proving plagiarism, and denial strategies. It offers worthwhile recommendation on tips on how to file and deal with instances of alleged plagiarism, either through scholars and by way of pros.

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1 The motives of the players: various needs may feed temptation, such as the urgent requirement to produce results con®rming a hypothesis, to furnish publications for tenure or advancement, to obtain ®nancial return for completed work, and so on. 1 All of these elements and their complex combinations can be factors in a paradigm of risk factors. The higher the risks, the more reason to be on guard and possibly apply detection mechanisms. 3 Institutionalized detection Institutions can go far toward preventing and detecting fabrication and falsi®cation by building control mechanisms into the system in both the 40 Chapter 2 data-gathering stage and the reporting stage.

Indeed, rarely mentioned in the literature but frequently discussed orally is academic misconduct among students and researchers who are studying and working in a host land. As far as I could determine, no one has yet studied international students in the context of academic misconduct on a multi-institutional scale. One study at the University of Southern California found that international students, who make up 10 percent of the student body, account for 47 percent of academic dishonesty cases (``Foreign students'' 1998; see also Anderson and Louis 1994; Goodstein 1991; Heller 1997; Hudgins 1997; Wal®sh 2001).

But in the case of alleged misconduct by a prominent researcher, even ``independent'' specialists are, by the very nature of their specialization, part of the worldwide network in that ®eld. Often they will know the protagonist from professional organizations and conferences, or even from personal exchanges and close cooperation. How much objectivity can be expected in such cases? 3 The extent of academic misconduct This question has been debated so extensively in many publications that my original outline did not include it.

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