本研究目的為探討多種學科領域碩士學位論文參考文獻之正確性，利用引用文獻分析法探討淡江大學八個系所之96 學年度與100 學年度438 本碩士學位論文的21,329 筆參考文獻，其不同學年度、系所、參考文獻資料類型與參考文獻錯誤類型等之錯誤率。研究結果顯示整體參考文獻錯誤率為21.68%；96、100 學年度參考文獻錯誤率分別為22.05% 及21.32%；八個系所之參考文 獻錯誤率介於17.46% 至25.11%；參考文獻資料類型以學位論文的30.87% 最高；此外，數值型錯誤類型為51.82%。本研究建議系所及圖書館加強參考文獻之相關教育課程、圖書館館員提供查 證參考文獻正確性之服務與研究生強化自我要求與責任，如此應可提升學位論文之參考文獻正確性。
This study investigated the accuracy of references in multidisciplinary master theses. A total of 21,329 references cited in 438 masters’ theses, by eight departments in different colleges of Tamkang University in the academic years of 2007 and 2011, were obtained for citation analysis. The analyses focused on reference error rates, reference errors associated with different academic years, departments, reference types, each individual thesis and the types of reference errors. The results of the study would be expected to take reference errors seriously by academic researchers and to enhance the effectiveness of citation analysis. The overall reference error rate within the sample theses was 22.05% (22.5% and 21.32% for the academic years of 2007 and 2011, respectively). The reference error rates of eight departments were between 17.46% and 25.11%. The highest error rate of reference type was 30.87% in theses. In addition, the type of reference error rate was 51.82% in numeric error. The study results showed that the citation instruction is highly needed to promote better citation behavior in all departments and library. The librarians provide the service of verifying the accuracy of references. Graduate students take the responsibility of verifying the references that may effectively promote the accuracy of thesis references.
圖書資訊學研究=Journal of Library and Information Science Research 9(1)，頁 79-130