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Plagiate in studentischen Arbeiten: eine empirische Untersuchung unter Anwendung des Triangular Modells


Jerke, Julia; Krumpal, Ivar (2013). Plagiate in studentischen Arbeiten: eine empirische Untersuchung unter Anwendung des Triangular Modells. methods, data, analyses, 7(3):347-368.

Abstract

Plagiarism in Student Papers: An Empirical Study Using the Triangular Model Sensitive questions in social surveys often yield problems such as item nonresponse and response bias. Yu, Tian and Tang (2008) proposed two new models to overcome these problems: the crosswise model (CM) and the triangular model (TM). Both models can be seen as an alternative to the well-known randomized response technique (RRT) and are meant to overcome most of its drawbacks. While the CM has already been applied empirically (Jann et al. 2012), no evidence for the TM exists. We therefore present first results of an empirical survey conducted at the University of Leipzig comparing direct questioning and the TM. Students were asked to self-report whether they ever have plagiarised in one of their term papers. The results show that under the TM condition a higher percentage of students admit plagiarism than under direct questioning. This and the fact that the TM is very easy to implement show that the TM is a promising alternative to direct as well as indirect questioning such as the RRT.

Abstract

Plagiarism in Student Papers: An Empirical Study Using the Triangular Model Sensitive questions in social surveys often yield problems such as item nonresponse and response bias. Yu, Tian and Tang (2008) proposed two new models to overcome these problems: the crosswise model (CM) and the triangular model (TM). Both models can be seen as an alternative to the well-known randomized response technique (RRT) and are meant to overcome most of its drawbacks. While the CM has already been applied empirically (Jann et al. 2012), no evidence for the TM exists. We therefore present first results of an empirical survey conducted at the University of Leipzig comparing direct questioning and the TM. Students were asked to self-report whether they ever have plagiarised in one of their term papers. The results show that under the TM condition a higher percentage of students admit plagiarism than under direct questioning. This and the fact that the TM is very easy to implement show that the TM is a promising alternative to direct as well as indirect questioning such as the RRT.

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Item Type:Journal Article, refereed, original work
Communities & Collections:06 Faculty of Arts > Institute of Sociology
Dewey Decimal Classification:300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
Language:German
Date:2013
Deposited On:03 Dec 2020 06:51
Last Modified:22 Nov 2023 11:24
Publisher:GESIS - Leibniz-Institut für Sozialwissenschaften
ISSN:2190-4936
OA Status:Gold
Free access at:Publisher DOI. An embargo period may apply.
Publisher DOI:https://doi.org/10.12758/mda.2013.017
  • Content: Published Version
  • Language: German
  • Licence: Creative Commons: Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0)