A research paper contains lots of citations. In writing a research paper you typ
A research paper contains lots of citations. In writing a research paper you typically use more citations than in any other type of paper you write. It is hard and very rare (though not impossible) to have too many citations in a research paper. However, I nearly always tell students they need more citations. In a research paper you should have an introduction and literature review. The literature review is, by definition, not an opinion piece but rather a review of the literature. If you are reviewing the literature you are by default citing where the ideas you reference came from in the literature. It is also important to note that the introduction should also contain lots of citations.
Read the introduction and literature review of the following paper:
Bayuk, J. B., Janiszewski, C., & Leboeuf, R. A. (2010). Letting good opportunities pass us by: Examining the role of mind-set during goal pursuit. The Journal of Consumer Research, 37(4), pp. 570–583. http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/654892
Based on the information provided by the librarian’s presentation you should be able to locate and download this article.
Start reading at page 570 and stop at the heading “Experiment 1” on page 573. The content of the article should be interesting to most of you. However, pay attention to the language used and how the majority of the claims are supported by citations or examples. This use of citations (ideally) and examples (occasionally) is the type of writing you should be striving for in this course.
The section you have read is approximately 2,300 words. Double spaced in a word document this is about 8 pages. Count how many citations there are in these 2,300 words and post on the discussion board the number of citations and on average how many words there are to each citation. For example, you might count 23 citations which means there is a citation every 100 words (2,300/23 = 100). So, you would post on the discussion board 2,300 words one citation every 100 words.
Additionally, count the number of quotations in this section of the article. Post this in the discussion board as well.
Note, that although there is a single objective correct answer to this task you will likely find the answer you post is different to the answers others post. An important part of this discussion board is the ensuing discussion you should have with your peers on the board regarding the reasons for the differences/similarities in your answers. At the end of the week your instructor will post a response to the class discussion. In sum the exact answer regarding the citation and quote count is not important. If you post an answer reasonably close to the correct answer and engage in discussion with your peers you will score well on this assignment.