Methodological Decisions in Undertaking Academic Integrity Policy Analysis: Considerations for Future Research

Keywords: academic integrity, academic dishonesty, academic misconduct, Canada, policy, analysis, qualitative, research methods, collaboration, virtual team, research, post-secondary, higher education


Purpose: The purpose of this article is to share details of the methodological decisions regarding data collection that a researcher or research team may want to consider when undertaking a policy analysis.

Methods: We have undertaken a meticulous documentation of our decision-making processes throughout the research design process.

Results: We provide narrative evidence of what worked for us as a collaborative research team.

Implications: Understanding the decisions we made throughout our research design and implementation may help other research teams, particularly those working as virtual collaborations and/or those undertaking academic integrity policy analysis.

Author Biography

Sarah Elaine Eaton, University of Calgary

Assistant Professor, Werklund School of Education

Research Associate, Language Research Centre

University of Calgary


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