Neville, C2010, The Complete Guide to Referencing and Avoiding Plagiarism, 2nd edn, Open University Press, Berksire, England. Key terms:
Primary source—evidence that comes directly from the people involved in the event or phenomenon in question, include theories, models, ideas, interpretations, definitions and practices as described and presented by their originators, rather than their commentators. Secondary sources— include material produced about the event or phenomenon, including the commentary or interpretation of others about theories, models, ideas, definitions and practices (reportage material in newspapers, magazines, reference books and on the Internet). References—items you have read and specifically cited.
Bibliography—a list of everything you read in preparation for writing an assignment, therefore will normally contain sources that you have cited and those you found to be influential, but decided not to cite. Central claim/focus: Referencing has to be seen, not just in an academic, but also in a social and political context. It is part of a societal value system that vigorously supports the idea of the intellectual property rights of others. This reading illustrates why referencing is so important, and the range of sources that can be referenced, and about the criteria for evaluating them. It also states when to reference, and when it is not necessary, and how to save time referencing. 1. Why reference?
a. Tracing the origin of ideas: Referencing helps to locate and place ideas and arguments in their historical, social, cultural and geographical contexts. b. A web of ideas: You advance an argument in one section, but then counter it with connected group of ideas, supported by referenced evidence. However, you also have at the centre your own position, your point of view. c. Finding your own voice: Decide which direction to take in an assignment, select evidence that allows you to present a strong set of arguments or descriptions, summarize or...
Please join StudyMode to read the full document