Talk:Henry L. Roediger III

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Should this be a stub article?[edit]

I feel like this article is long enough to warrant its stub status to be removed. Does that seem reasonable? also, how do I go about doing that? Daronsen (talk) 01:45, 31 May 2012 (UTC)

Page issues[edit]

The page has been tagged as relying on primary sources and as being on a subject of questionable notability. Roediger definitely meets the wikipedia criteria for notability of academics. As for the primary sources, it is true that Roediger is an author on a number of the references, but this is because the text is referring directly to the results of his research. Even still, these studies have been peer reviewed and published. Other than his research, I have referenced his Vitae, though I feel that this is permissible given that this document comes from the Washington University websiteDaronsen (talk) 09:45, 5 June 2012 (UTC)

The problem is that all the claimed awards are referenced only to his CV, which is not an independent source. The claims on which notability are built need to be from reliable independent sources, which means not the subject, his employer or any organisation in which he plays a non-trivial role. Some other things (blogs and wikis) are also out, but they're not a problem here. Stuartyeates (talk) 09:50, 5 June 2012 (UTC)
Ok that seems fair. I've replaced most of the CV sources with independent sources. I'm still looking for a couple of sources for some of the things in his CV, but even if we ignore those I feel that his notability has been established. The section on Elections, Honours and Awards shows he has made a significant impact on his feild (awarded Institute for Scientific Information Psychologist with highest impact), he has received a number of prestegious awards (Guggenheim Fellowship), he has been elected as a member of a selective society (AAAS, APA, APS, CPA), his work has made a significant impact (again, the award of Psychologist with highest impact), he holds a named chair (James S. McDonnell Distinguished University Professor of Psychology), he has held a highest-level elected or appointed academic post at a major academic institution (president of the APS), and he has been the head or chief editor of a major well-established academic journal (Psychonomic Bulletin and Review and the Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory and Cognition). And so, he clearly meets criteria 1,2,3,4,5,6,8, and maybe 7.
Also, I agree that some of the language used was making unsupported attributions, but I have removed this. Daronsen (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 01:52, 6 June 2012 (UTC)
I haven't heard back from you so I will assume you agree and I will remove the issue tags Daronsen (talk)


Eyewitness testimony[edit]

I disagree that Roediger rose to prominence for his work on the reliability of eyewitness testimony. Is there a particular reference that you were referring to? Daronsen (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 22:03, 17 June 2012 (UTC)

Remember the basics[edit]

Look at this edit.

Page ranges, like 10–17, and things like Deese–Roeder–McDermott, require an en-dash, not a hyphen.

One does not capitalize an initial letter merely because it's in a section heading.

This is really basic stuff, found in WP:MOS. Michael Hardy (talk) 15:19, 23 March 2013 (UTC)