Importance of documentation of references in research work
Research is an honest effort which presents solutions to the problems in specific area of education. In writing a research paper or a thesis, it usually starts by studying previous research in the particular area and extract relevant information and ideas from the previous researches. In this way their human knowledge expanses, and whenever you draw your material on the previous one, you must also document your source by indicating what you have borrowed and where you borrowed it from. In American Psychological Association (APA) documentation style, you should acknowledge your sources by keying brief parenthetical citations in your text to an alphabetical list of works that is presented at the end of the paper. In citation in APA format contains only enough information to enable reader to find the source in the works-cited list. Although the list of works cited at the end of the page, and the entries should be systematically arranged by using the author’s last name. APA style is not the only way to document sources; it is widely used in humanities where most important scholarship remains relevant for a substantial period.