Why do we even give sources? – A list of reasons for good practice maintaining integrity
The document presents a list of reasons why we give sources. The reasons can be collected by students with different didactic methods (homework or in-class; single or group work; brainstorming or enquiry; …). The list may be used by educators to complement the results by students.
Positive reasons are preferred. Especially the aspect of clarifying responsibilities and protecting yourself as an author from the responsibility for inaccurate results of others by giving the source of the used content from other authors appears to be strongly convincing and a seldom mentioned reason.