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Self and Peer Assessment in Software Engineering Projects


Clark, N and Davies, PG and Skeers, R, Self and Peer Assessment in Software Engineering Projects, Proceedings of the Seventh Australasian Computing Education Conference (ACE2005), January 2005, Newcastle, Australia, pp. 91-100. ISBN 1-920682-24-4 (2005) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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Copyright (c) 2005, Australian Computer Society, Inc. This paper appeared at the Australasian Computing Education Conference 2005, Newcastle, Australia. Conferences in Research and Practice in Information Technology, Vol. 42. Alison Young and Denise Tolhurst, Eds.

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Plagiarism is a serious issue in undergraduate computer science courses involving assessment of programming assignments. The electronic nature of these assignments means copying others' work is very easy, and the lack of variation between legitimately independent solutions makes the detection of plagiarised solutions difficult. The primary tool in combating plagiarism should be education of students about the issue. The need still exists however, for means to detect plagiarism when it does occur, and automated tools can provide valuable assistance in this task. Most such tools developed so far have focused on analysing the content of the final work submitted by students. In contrast this paper describes an anti-plagiarism approach based on consideration of the entire process of producing the submitted source-code, rather than just the source-code itself. It describes a text editor and related software which have been implemented based on the Eclipse development environment. These tools aim to discourage plagiarism by making the copying process more labour-intensive, and to aid in detection by storing data about document creation along with the document content.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Research Division:Information and Computing Sciences
Research Group:Software engineering
Research Field:Software testing, verification and validation
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Clark, N (Associate Professor Nicole Herbert)
UTAS Author:Davies, PG (Ms Pamela Davies)
UTAS Author:Skeers, R (Miss Rebecca Skeers)
ID Code:34353
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Computing
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2013-08-19
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