Throwaway citation of prior work creates risk of bad HCI research

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dc.contributor.author Marshall, Joe
dc.contributor.author Linehan, Conor
dc.contributor.author Spence, Jocelyn
dc.contributor.author Rennick Egglestone, Stefan
dc.date.accessioned 2017-12-22T09:58:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-12-22T09:58:35Z
dc.date.issued 2017-05
dc.identifier.citation Marshall, J., Linehan, C., Spence, J. and Rennick Egglestone, S. (2017) ‘Throwaway citation of prior work creates risk of bad HCI research’, Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems, Denver, Colorado, USA, 6-11 May. doi:10.1145/3027063.3052751 en
dc.identifier.startpage 827 en
dc.identifier.endpage 836 en
dc.identifier.isbn 978-1-4503-4656-6
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/5209
dc.identifier.doi 10.1145/3027063.3052751
dc.description.abstract In CHI papers, citation of previous work is typically a shallow, throwaway action that demonstrates little critical engagement with the work cited. We present a citation context analysis of over 3000 citations from 69 papers at CHI2016, which demonstrates that only 4.8% of papers cited are presented as anything other than uncontested fact. In 43% of CHI papers sampled, we found no evidence of any critical engagement. Lack of discussion and critique of previous work can encourage the spread of misunderstandings and errors. Authors, reviewers and publication venues must all change practices to respond to this failure of scholarship. en
dc.description.uri https://chi2017.acm.org/ en
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Association for Computing Machinery en
dc.relation.ispartof ACM CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI 2017)
dc.rights © 2017, the Authors. Published by ACM. This is the author's version of the work. It is posted here for your personal use. Not for redistribution. The definitive Version of Record was published in Proceedings of the 2017 CHI Conference Extended Abstracts on Human Factors in Computing Systems http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/3027063.3052751 en
dc.subject Bad HCI en
dc.subject Citation context analysis en
dc.subject Referencing en
dc.title Throwaway citation of prior work creates risk of bad HCI research en
dc.type Conference item en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Conor Linehan, Applied Psychology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: conor.linehan@ucc.ie en
dc.internal.availability Full text available en
dc.date.updated 2017-12-14T09:46:31Z
dc.description.version Accepted Version en
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dc.description.status Not peer reviewed en
dc.internal.copyrightchecked Yes en
dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.conferencelocation Denver, Colorado, USA en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress conor.linehan@ucc.ie en


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