We are conducting research on attitudes toward plagiarism, replicating, in part, a research survey that was conducted and paper that was published more than 25 years ago by assistant professor Jerry Chaney and associate professor Tom Duncan of Ball State University’s Department of Journalism. The article was published in Journalism Educator, Summer 1985, pp. 13-16.
Specifically, this survey will measure the change in attitudes toward plagiarism, if any, over the past 25 years. The survey is being sent to professors in the journalism field as well as to editors of daily and weekly newspapers in the United States and Canada.
The survey is completely anonymous. You will be identified only as a professor in the academic realm or an editor in the professional one. You can click on this link to take the survey, which will take about 5 to 10 minutes:
If the link does not work, try one or both of the following:
1) Make sure there are no spaces at the end of the typed link; or
2) Copy and paste the link into your browser.
This study has been examined by Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s Institutional Review Board for the Protection of Human Subjects. Since the survey does not identify the participants except by broad category, the research has been determined not to fall under the purview of the Board.
David O. Loomis, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Journalism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Patricia I. Heilman, Ph.D., Professor of Journalism, Indiana University of Pennsylvania