Stanford Finds Computer Science Students are Biggest Cheaters

Posted by at 12:00PM


That’s right folks, a recent study by the San Jose Mercury News shows that computer science students contribute to 22% of all honor code violations. The study goes on to say that plagiarized code is just as easy or easer to catch then a traditional essay. It’s also interesting to note that most violations are found in beginner or intro level CS classes where non-CS majors are just trying the class rather than higher-level CS classes where the students take it seriously.
Read the original report here and DailyTech’s report here

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2 Responses to “Stanford Finds Computer Science Students are Biggest Cheaters”

  1. Charlie says:

    Or support fellow Stanford students and read Ryan Mac’s article on it for the New York Times Bay Area Blog:
    http://bayarea.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/heading-off-the-temptation-to-cheat-in-computer-science-classes-at-stanford/

  2. Charlie says:

    Or support fellow Stanford students and read Ryan Mac’s article on it for the New York Times Bay Area Blog:
    http://bayarea.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/02/11/heading-off-the-temptation-to-cheat-in-computer-science-classes-at-stanford/

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