Title

An Evaluation of an Extended Intervention to Reduce Plagiarism in Bachelor of Nursing Students

Author Faculty (Discipline)

Nursing

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

5-17-2019

Publication Details

This article was originally published as:

Smedley, A., Crawford, T., & Cloete, L. (2019). An evaluation of an extended intervention to reduce plagiarism in Bachelor of Nursing students. Nursing Education Perspectives, Prepublished May 17, 2019. doi: 10.1097/01.NEP.0000000000000492

ISSN: 1536-5026

ANZSRC / FoR Code

130103 Higher Education

Avondale Research Centre

Centre for Advancement of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Reportable Items

C1

Abstract

Pre- and post-intervention surveys of first-year nursing students were undertaken to establish the students’ knowledge of plagiarism following implementation of an online library-based Academic Integrity Module and the use of plagiarism detection software. Knowledge and understanding of plagiarism improved, but students' ability to paraphrase remained poor. Students entering post-secondary educational institutions require ongoing support and learning opportunities to improve their skills in paraphrasing and referencing to avoid plagiarism.

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