Debating reliable sources: writing the history of the Vietnam War on Wikipedia

  title={Debating reliable sources: writing the history of the Vietnam War on Wikipedia},
  author={Brendan Luyt},
  journal={J. Documentation},
  • B. Luyt
  • Published 30 April 2015
  • Business
  • J. Documentation
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to use selected discussions appearing on the talk pages of the Wikipedia entry on the Vietnam War to shed light on how the wider epistemological context of this online encyclopaedia affects the nature of debate about sources and subsequently how this knowledge could be used to improve information literacy instruction. Design/methodology/approach – My broad approach to the study of the Wikipedia talk pages on the Vietnam War is qualitative in nature and… 

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