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Academic Integrity Tutorial: Test your Prior Knowledge

Test Your Prior Knowledge

Complete the following poll to see how your assumptions compare to others.

Please Note: This is not a quiz so there are no right or wrong answers. It is merely a poll to help you establish some ideas about access to information and its acceptable use. 

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Libraries are so old school. Why do I need the library when everything I need for university research can be found using Google.
Agree: 301 votes (8.43%)
Disagree: 3167 votes (88.66%)
Don't know: 104 votes (2.91%)
Total Votes: 3572

Information I find online has no copyright attached to it; it is free for me to use.
Agree: 177 votes (5.1%)
Disagree: 3121 votes (89.94%)
Don't know: 172 votes (4.96%)
Total Votes: 3470

Openly licensed materials such as text, music, or images that carry a Creative Commons license don’t require a citation when reusing.
Agree: 272 votes (7.92%)
Disagree: 2783 votes (81%)
Don't know: 381 votes (11.09%)
Total Votes: 3436

Wikipedia is not usually considered a reliable source of information for academic research.
Agree: 3007 votes (87.03%)
Disagree: 376 votes (10.88%)
Don't know: 72 votes (2.08%)
Total Votes: 3455

Risks associated with plagiarism are over-rated because nothing is original and everything can be remixed.
Agree: 179 votes (5.25%)
Disagree: 3132 votes (91.79%)
Don't know: 101 votes (2.96%)
Total Votes: 3412

Avoiding academic misconduct is about developing good academic and time management skills.
Agree: 2826 votes (83%)
Disagree: 471 votes (13.83%)
Don't know: 108 votes (3.17%)
Total Votes: 3405

The values of academic integrity - honesty, trust, fairness, respect, responsibility, and courage - are worth upholding, even in the face of adversity.
Agree: 3345 votes (98.01%)
Disagree: 38 votes (1.11%)
Don't Know: 30 votes (0.88%)
Total Votes: 3413

Sample Quiz Question

Which of the following constitutes academic misconduct?
Seeking to acquire or acquiring prior knowledge of the contents of any examination question or paper with the intent of gaining an unfair advantage: 37 votes (1%)
Consulting or seeking the assistance of others when writing a “take home” examination unless permitted by the course instructor: 26 votes (0.71%)
Altering answers on a returned examination: 19 votes (0.52%)
Collaborating with other students without the express consent of the instructor: 8 votes (0.22%)
Presenting the work, words or ideas of someone else as your own: 62 votes (1.68%)
All of the above: 3509 votes (95.3%)
None of the above: 21 votes (0.57%)
Total Votes: 3682