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Table 4 Students’ and teachers’ ability to identify cases of plagiarism of varying degree of identification difficulty

From: Students’ perceptions of plagiarism and relevant policies in Cyprus

Students’ responses to possible cases of plagiarism
Qu Is it plagiarism? Sanction? Assuming that 40% of a student’s submission is from other sources and is copied into the student’s work as described in (a-f) below, indicate your judgement on plagiarism
Yes No Don’t know
a 90% 3% 7% 82% word for word with no quotations
b 74% 5% 21% 58% word for word with no quotations, has a correct references but no in text citations
c 44% 24% 33% 29% word for word with no quotations, but has correct references and in text citations
d 66% 8% 26% 61% with some words changed with no quotations, references or in text citations
e 56% 9% 35% 51% with some words changed with no quotations, has correct references but no in text citations
f 34% 29% 38% 25% with some words changed with no quotations, but has correct references and in text citations
Teachers’ responses to possible case of plagiarism
Qu Is it plagiarism? Sanction Assuming that 40% of a student’s submission is from other sources and is copied into the student’s work as described in (a-f) below, indicate your judgement on plagiarism
Yes No Don’t know
a 100% 0% 0% 93% word for word with no quotations
b 89% 0% 8% 85% word for word with no quotations, has a correct references but no in text citations
c 64% 12% 24% 43% word for word with no quotations, but has correct references and in text citations
d 96% 0% 4% 100% with some words changed with no quotations, references or in text citations
e 84% 8% 8% 71% with some words changed with no quotations, has correct references but no in text citations
f 44% 28% 28% 36% with some words changed with no quotations, but has correct references and in text citations