I’m looking for more evidence to back up what I see as a pretty clear thing: if one student cheats on a test that is graded on a curve, they are only hurting the other students. (just in case grading on a curve is not the term you furriners use, it means to simply take the best test score of the students and make it the top grade and take the lowest score and make it the lowest grade. Strict versions make the top score an ‘A’ or ‘1’, and the low score fails. This means that if the best score is 65%, it is an ‘A’.)
Seems like some students feel that cheating on tests is just something that affects only them and maybe the school or ??? Sorta like sticking it to the man, man. I want to develop a short paper on any number of examples where cheating is not as productive as one would think when the test is graded on a curve. Or at the very least that it hurts the person sitting next you in class much worse than it helps you. Sample size of 35 students in a class (so, yeah, I am looking for statistical and mathematical evidence).
Anyone want to help? Disagree? Give me examples where it doesn’t work like I think?