Page 1: Policies for Academic Integrity in the Caucasus, Kazakhstan and Turkey (PAICKT)

Welcome to this study on policies for student plagiarism and academic integrity in Higher Education in Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan and Turkey 

This questionnaire is in English and has been designed for senior managers in Higher Education Institutions. Separate questionnaires are available for students and academic teachers. 

The questionnaire will explore your perceptions and understanding about policies and procedures within your institution for deterring and managing student plagiarism and academic dishonesty.  By completing this survey you will be contributing to an important Council of Europe project. Your input will help to influence educational strategy and policy locally, nationally and internationally. 

Questions and Answers

Why have I been approached? We are surveying a broad range of people in higher education in this region about their understanding and experiences.

Do I have to take part? Participation in this survey is entirely voluntary. As a participant your willingness to respond is indicated by completion of this survey and submission of your responses. Should you subsequently decide to withdraw from the survey, notice must be addressed to the Coventry University Principal Investigator by email within 7 days of the completion of the survey.

How long will it take? The survey will take about 10-15 minutes of your time.

Will my responses be kept anonymous?  Yes. All personal information will be removed from the responses. The survey analysis will ensure that none of the participants or their institutions can be identified. All responses will be collated and analysed in such a way that individuals and institutions will not be named.

What will happen to the results of the research study? The results will be analysed and presented in a project report for th Council of Europe. The results may be presented at academic conferences and published in academic journals. The data collected from the survey may be used for subsequent related research, preserving anonymity.

Who is organising and funding the research? This research is being coordinated by Dr Tomáš Foltýnek, Mendel University in Brno, Czech Republic and Irene Glendinning, Coventry University, UK. This project is funded by the Council of Europe.

Contact details for the Coventry University Principal Investigator: ireneg@coventry.ac.uk

Who has reviewed the research? The research design has been reviewed and approved through Coventry University's Research Ethics procedures.