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ERIC Number: ED430218
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Apr
Pages: 20
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Displacement and Knowledge Construction in Literature Reviews.
Steinley, Gary
Two literature reviews are interpreted to demonstrate how they are informed by what the author labels the "displacement story," that is, a story of how one prevailing professional paradigm is replaced by another. This study demonstrates how the narration, structure, and language in each review render particular tellings of the displacement story. The authors of the first review claim a "revolution" in research about reading comprehension as the old paradigm, the behavioral, is replaced by the new, the cognitive. Authors of the second review describe a more evolutionary displacement in psychology as the study of individual cognition gives way to the study of cognition in social contexts. This study also demonstrates the "interpretation" of professional literature, as a complement to its "evaluation," and the study concludes that interpretive knowledge and skills would be beneficial to consumers' critical reading of professional articles. Contains 9 references. (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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