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Detecting Contract Cheating Using Investigative Text Analysis

September 9 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Abstract: The QAA (2020) report prioritised detection over prevention of contract cheating. This workshop fulfils two objectives: building on the work of Crockett and Best (2020), it briefly presents empirical research identifying text-based indicators of commercially outsourced academic writing (‘contract cheating’), and assesses the potential of using investigative text analysis to raise suspicions of contract cheating. Inspired by Dawson and Sutherland-Smith (2019), the workshop will be in 3 sections. Firstly, attendees will be asked to assess six academic essay extracts as either commercial or student written. Second is the presentation of a linguistic model and resources for detection of commercial …

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