The use frequency of 10 different methods for preventing and detecting academic dishonesty and the factors influencing their use

  title={The use frequency of 10 different methods for preventing and detecting academic dishonesty and the factors influencing their use},
  author={Sebastian Sattler and Constantin Wiegel and Floris van Veen},
  journal={Studies in Higher Education},
  pages={1126 - 1144}
This study examines the use frequency by German faculty of 10 different methods for preventing and detecting cheating on exams, plagiarism, and falsification and/or fabrication of data. It also investigates the factors influencing their use. In total, 3655 faculty members from 55 randomly chosen disciplines at 4 German universities were contacted and asked to participate in a web-based survey. Our results show that some methods were applied (very) seldom (e.g. the use of text-matching software… Expand
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