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ERIC Number: EJ912322
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 9
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-1074-9039
Too Many References, Just Cut a Few and It Will Be Perfect: APA vs. Chicago
Matusov, Eugene
Mind, Culture, and Activity, v18 n1 p58-66 2011
The purpose of the author's rebuttal is to provide a sociocultural critique of Wolff-Michael Roth and Michael Cole's arguments and of the current "Mind, Culture, and Activity" ("MCA") policy regarding referencing. In sum, Roth and Cole write that some unnamed "MCA" authors (and some scholars in general) abuse the reference practice by name-dropping and political networking, which reflects "a growing tendency to excessive and inappropriate citation." The current new "MCA" editorial referencing policy, which emerged out of these alleged practices, can be characterized as a procedure of minimizing references. The author's main rebuttal is that the "MCA" editors' reasoning and policy about referencing is based on a positivistic paradigm. (Contains 22 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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