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Understanding instances of plagiarism in third - year accounting students at the University of the South Pacific

Singh, Roshila (2015) Understanding instances of plagiarism in third - year accounting students at the University of the South Pacific. Micronesian Educator, 21 . pp. 120-133. ISSN 1061-088x

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    Abstract

    This article is an attempt to describe how third year accounting students of the University of the South Pacific (USP) referenced external information. A total of 187 assignments were scrutinized for referencing applications, and the study revealed that students used both direct quotations and paraphrases. However, the preference for direct quotations was higher. It was also found that about 60% students incorrectly and inconsistently cited direct quotes, while 30% did the same for paraphrases. Finally, results demonstrated difficulty when paraphrasing information. Clearly, the findings suggest that methods of addressing inconsistent and inaccurate referencing vary leading to such a high occurrence in third year assignments. This study, therefore, holds serious implications for teaching referencing conventions and addressing plagiarism at USP.

    Item Type: Journal Article
    Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
    Divisions: Faculty of Business and Economics (FBE)
    Depositing User: Ms Shalni Sanjana
    Date Deposited: 11 Aug 2016 09:43
    Last Modified: 11 Aug 2016 09:43
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9151
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