ERIC Number: EJ528530
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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Was There a "Golden Past" for the Introductory Sociology Textbook? A Citation Analysis of Leading Journals.
Wright, Richard A.
American Sociologist, v26 n4 p41-48 Win 1995
Analyzes leading journal citations for introductory sociology textbooks to determine if there has been a decline in the quality of such textbooks. Discovers a greater percentage of citations to earlier textbooks. Suggests, however, that this could be due to expanded publishing opportunities and the emphasis given to original research. (MJP)
Descriptors: Academic Standards, Citation Analysis, Educational History, Educational Quality, Faculty Publishing, Higher Education, Publications, Research, Scholarly Journals, Scholarship, Sociology, Textbook Content, Textbook Evaluation, Textbook Preparation, Textbook Publication, Textbook Standards
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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Audience: Teachers; Researchers
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