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dc.contributor.authorEllis, Cath
dc.contributor.authorvan Haeringen, Karen
dc.contributor.authorHarper, Rowena
dc.contributor.authorBretag, Tracey
dc.contributor.authorZucker, Ian
dc.contributor.authorMcBride, Scott
dc.contributor.authorRozenberg, Pearl
dc.contributor.authorNewton, Phil
dc.contributor.authorSaddiqui, Sonia
dc.description.abstractContract cheating occurs when a student outsources their assessment to a third party, regardless of the third party’s relationship with the student, or whether money is exchanged. In higher education, there is a widespread belief that assessment design is a solution to the problem of contract cheating and that authentic assessment tasks are particularly effective. This research analysed two datasets – 221 assignment orders placed on academic custom writing websites and 198 assessment tasks in which contract cheating was detected – to investigate if authentic assessment can assure academic integrity. The authenticity of assessments was determined using five factors derived from the literature: frequency, fidelity, complexity, real-world impact and feed forward. Our analysis found that assessment tasks with no, some, or all of the five authenticity factors are routinely outsourced by students.
dc.description.sponsorshipDepartment of Education and Training
dc.publisherInforma UK Limited
dc.relation.ispartofjournalHigher Education Research & Development
dc.subject.fieldofresearchSpecialist Studies in Education
dc.titleDoes authentic assessment assure academic integrity? Evidence from contract cheating data
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationEllis, C; van Haeringen, K; Harper, R; Bretag, T; Zucker, I; McBride, S; Rozenberg, P; Newton, P; Saddiqui, S, Does authentic assessment assure academic integrity? Evidence from contract cheating data, Higher Education Research & Development, pp. 1-16
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
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gro.griffith.authorvan Haeringen, Karen A.

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