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Mrs Helen Pugsley

Current Research Interests

I chose to study and research the contentious subject of plagiarism for my MSc dissertation. I was interested in exploring what, if any issues were specific to distance learners and identify the extent of the problem with the help of the plagiarism software, a package licensed to the university since 2004. The outcome of my research has been to develop education for students about maintaining academic standards and how to avoid some of the academic pitfalls such as poor referencing technique