Good friend or good student? An interview study of perceived conflicts between personal and academic integrity among students in three European countries

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Good friend or good student? An interview study of perceived conflicts between personal and academic integrity among students in three European countries. / Goddiksen, Mads Paludan; Quinn, Una; Kóvacs, Nóra; Lund, Thomas Bøker; Sandøe, Peter; Varga, Orsolya; Johansen, Mikkel Willum.

In: Accountability in Research, 2021.

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Goddiksen, MP, Quinn, U, Kóvacs, N, Lund, TB, Sandøe, P, Varga, O & Johansen, MW 2021, 'Good friend or good student? An interview study of perceived conflicts between personal and academic integrity among students in three European countries', Accountability in Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2020.1826319

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Goddiksen, M. P., Quinn, U., Kóvacs, N., Lund, T. B., Sandøe, P., Varga, O., & Johansen, M. W. (2021). Good friend or good student? An interview study of perceived conflicts between personal and academic integrity among students in three European countries. Accountability in Research. https://doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2020.1826319

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Goddiksen MP, Quinn U, Kóvacs N, Lund TB, Sandøe P, Varga O et al. Good friend or good student? An interview study of perceived conflicts between personal and academic integrity among students in three European countries. Accountability in Research. 2021. https://doi.org/10.1080/08989621.2020.1826319

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Goddiksen, Mads Paludan ; Quinn, Una ; Kóvacs, Nóra ; Lund, Thomas Bøker ; Sandøe, Peter ; Varga, Orsolya ; Johansen, Mikkel Willum. / Good friend or good student? An interview study of perceived conflicts between personal and academic integrity among students in three European countries. In: Accountability in Research. 2021.

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