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Wikipedia Practices, Quick Facts, and Plagiarism in Higher Education
Stockholm University, Faculty of Humanities, Department of Romance Studies and Classics.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-6107-735X
2020 (English)In: Teaching Academic Writing as a Discipline-Specific Skill in Higher Education, IGI Global, 2020, p. 199-221Chapter in book (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Plagiarism has been a sensitive issue in higher education in Sweden, as many cases were reported during the last years. It depends partly on resources that are devoted to have efficient detection systems, but it is deeply related to how students are prepared for academic exercises. Many freshmen and sophomores are not familiar with academic requirements and can get used to plagiarizing instead of developing critical thinking. The first step in academic writing is to present guidelines to search relevant sources. The chapter is based on an experimentation on sources made at the University of Stockholm with students enrolled in a course in “Culture and Society in France.” By inviting students to work with second hand sources such as Wikipedia and evaluate their validity, it is possible to analyze their learning strategies. The result of the study shows a paradox: if students acknowledge that Wikipedia sources are inappropriate in an academic context, they confirm that they use these sources to have access to other references. A reflection on the quick access to sources is then necessary.

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IGI Global, 2020. p. 199-221
Keywords [en]
Academic writing, Wikipedia practices, quick facts, factual knowledge, conceptual knowledge
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Pedagogy
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Education
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URN: urn:nbn:se:su:diva-178933DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-2265-3.ch009ISBN: 9781799822653 (print)OAI: oai:DiVA.org:su-178933DiVA, id: diva2:1392596
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The study was conducted with the support of the Centre for the Advancement of University Teaching of Stockholm University (program “Pedagogical ambassadors” 2018). All the data of the research were collected with the agreement of the students according to the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The article 6 of the GDPR indicates that “the data subject has given consent to the processing of his or her personal data for one or more specific purposes”21. The summary of students' narratives regarding Wikipedia practices was only made for research purposes.

Available from: 2020-02-08 Created: 2020-02-08 Last updated: 2020-02-17Bibliographically approved

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