|TITLE:||STUDENT PERCEPTIONS OF ACADEMIC HONESTY|
|PRINCIPLE INVESTIGATOR:||SCOTT, TIFFANY|
|OTHER INVESTIGATORS:||BRIAN VANBELKUM|
File Created: September 9, 2013|
Department Chair Action Date: September 9, 2013
Current Status: Final Status Report Received
|Confidentiality||Data are not linked to individuals|
STATEMENT OF PURPOSEThe purpose of this research project is to get an understanding of incoming freshman student’s perception of academic honesty. We want to determine the common threads and how students view academic honesty. This study will be utilized to help new students have a better understanding of academic honesty and the influences that may cause academic dishonesty.
STATEMENT OF RESEARCH METHODOLOGYAn in class 4-page survey will be distributed to students taking University 101. This survey will be voluntary. Each class will be coded, and each survey will be coded so the participant’s information will be anonymous. The survey will be composed of four sections. The first section will ask demographics (such as age, race, marital status), questions about the individuals education levels and major, and finally if they are currently employed. The second section will be a 5-point Likert scale (Most likely to Very Unlikely) asking questions about the individuals preferences when it comes to their coursework. The third section will be a 5-point Likert scale (Strongly Agree to Strongly Disagree) focusing on their preferences in education styles and how they interrupt academic honesty. The final section is a 6-point scale Likert scale (Very Well to Very Poorly with the option of not recalling this ever being addressed) asking questions on if the student knows how to properly cite materials. There is also a section for comments at the end of the survey. The survey is available for review by both CUSHR personnel and the UNV 101 instructor.
ANTICIPATED RISKS AND BENEFITSThis survey will have minimal risks. Students will be asked to not put their name on the surveys. Students will simply fill the provided survey out with a pencil or pen. The surveys will then be stored in a secure office (WH 206B) and only the researchers (Tiffany Scott and Brian Vanbelkum) and the project instructor (Greg Lindsteadt) will have access to the completed surveys.
SUBJECT SELECTIONWe expect to survey 8 randomly selected UNV 101 classes during the Fall 2013 semester. Each class has an estimated 20-25 students. We anticipate approximately 150 completed surveys.
CONFIDENTIALITYThe researchers will not ask for names on this survey. The survey will provide contact information for all researchers for participants to contact if they have any additional questions or would like to see the outcome of the study. Only researchers and/or department chair will have access to the surveys. Surveys will be destroyed after data entry and within 6 months.
Final Report on 10-10-2013We have completed our data collection.
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