A survey of over 63,700 US undergraduate and 9,250 graduate students over the course of three years (2002-2005) conducted by Donald McCabe, Rutgers University, revealed the following:
|Paraphrasing/copying few sentences from Internet source without footnoting||36%||24%|
|Paraphrasing/copying few sentences from written source without footnoting it||38%||25%|
|Fabricating/falsifying a bibliography||14%||7%|
|Copying materials almost word for word from a written source without citation||7%||4%|
|Turning in work done by another||7%||3%|
|Obtaining paper from term paper mill||3%||2%|
More than 23,000 high school students across the U.S. participated in the 2012 Josephson Institute of Ethics survey. It indicated 32%, or nearly a third, of students admitted to copying sources from the Internet for school assignment.
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