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ERIC Number: EJ1082290
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1743-727X
Significant Signs: A Case Study of Citation Practices in Educational Research
Hansen, Michael
International Journal of Research & Method in Education, v39 n1 p74-91 2016
Citations have a central role in the dynamic process of knowledge development and as measures of research performance--yet little is known about their role in educational research or the qualities they are assumed to measure. Based on a citation context analysis, this study shows how a paradigmatic reference within classroom research has been used in 90 articles in educational research journals. Four types of content and four citation functions were identified in the immediate context of the citation symbols. Surprisingly, no critical citations or discussions of the validity of the cited study were found. The results are discussed in relation to the conditions for communication within a field without disciplinary cohesion.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Information Analyses
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Language: English
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