Does the adoption of plagiarism-detection software in higher education reduce plagiarism?

  title={Does the adoption of plagiarism-detection software in higher education reduce plagiarism?},
  author={R. Youmans},
  journal={Studies in Higher Education},
  pages={749 - 761}
  • R. Youmans
  • Published 2011
  • Psychology
  • Studies in Higher Education
In two studies, students at California State University, Northridge wrote papers that were checked for plagiarism using plagiarism-detection software. In the first study, half of the students in two classes were randomly selected and told by the professor that their term papers would be scanned for plagiarism using the software. Students in the remainder of each class were not informed that the software would be used. The researcher predicted that students who were explicitly warned about the… Expand
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