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ERIC Number: EJ924162
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-May
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 20
ISSN: ISSN-0361-0365
Higher Education Literature Revisited: Citation Patterns Examined
Budd, John M.; Magnuson, Lauren
Research in Higher Education, v51 n3 p294-304 May 2010
The discourse of the field of higher education is complex, as is its analysis. Citation analysis is means of examining communicative processes. This study investigates citations in the papers of three core journals in higher education, "Research in Higher Education, Review of Higher Education," and "Journal of Higher Education." The results demonstrate that citation practices have remained relatively stable over time with regard to the format of cited items and the people and sources cited. The consistency applies, even with the electronic availability of a greater amount, and greater diversity, of materials. Some differences from past practices are also presented.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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