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Date of this Version

Fall 12-20-2017

Citation

Fynn, K. P., & Boakye, E. (2017). Information ethics among graduate students of the University of Ghana. Library Philosophy and Practice.

Abstract

This paper examines the extent to which graduate students of the University of Ghana are aware of information ethics and their perceptions on this important subject. The survey method was employed. As the population of 3,538 was too large to be studied, a sample size of 178 (representing 5% of graduate population) were given a questionnaire to complete. The results show that the students surveyed are adequately aware of Information Ethics and that majority of the students comply with Information Ethics. The study also found that most of the students are motivated by access to the Internet and electronic databases to violate Information Ethics. The study recommends the teaching of Information Ethics as a module and the establishment of Academic Integrity Centre to create and enforce information ethics awareness.

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