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Abstract. This study investigated the reasons as to why students plagiarize in conducting their coursework assignments. I used questionnaires to gather students’ views on coursework malpractices and ways of preventing these malpractices. I collected quantitative and qualitative data from 83 undergraduate students of computing in two Ugandan universities. Laziness, desire to pass with high grades, inferiority complex, and unrealistic coursework timeframes were cited for plagiarism in doing coursework assignments. Recommendations for preventing plagiarism are drawn out of these findings. Thereafter, a framework for administering coursework is developed.
Keywords: Academic dishonesty; Higher education evaluation; Research