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ERIC Number: ED555387
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
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Dismissive Reviews: Academe's Memory Hole
Phelps, Richard P.
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In scholarly terms, a "review of the literature" or "literature review" is a summation of the previous research that has been done on a particular topic. With a "dismissive literature review," a researcher assures the public that no one has yet studied a topic or that very little has been done on it. With dismissive reviews, society loses information, and that which remains is skewed in favor of those with the resources to promote their own. Public policy decisions are then based on limited and skewed information. And, governments (i.e., taxpayers) and foundations pay again and again for research that has already been done. [This article was published in "Special Section: Frauds, Fallacies, Fads, and Fictions" of "Academic Questions," a publication of the National Association of Scholars (ISSN 0895-4852); v25 n2 p228-241 Jun 2012;; EJ984428.]
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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