Christian and I created two infographics that explored student tendencies of cheating and plagiarism in colleges and universities. We learned that a pretty good sized minority has committed a minor offense, such as copying some text from a source without citing it, and that larger offenses such as purchasing a full paper and passing it off as your own are much rarer. We also learned that students at schools with honor codes plagiarize more often and that students that plagiarize have much higher gpas.
The sources we used were http://www.caveon.com/resources/cheating-statistics/
Kerkvliet, J., & Sigmund, C. L. (1999). Can we control cheating in the classroom? Journal of Economic Education, 30(4), 331-351.
Ashworth, P., Bannister, P., & Thorne, P. (1997). “Guilty in whose eyes? University students’ perceptions of cheating and plagiarism in academic work and assessment.” Studies in Higher Education, 22(2), 187-203. (EJ 549 250) from the November 22, 1999 issue of U.S. News and World Report