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Phase I Data

Below you will find PDFs of some of our data with brief comments and suggestions for further inquiry. The data are still being analyzed, and as we generate more reports, we will publish them here.  The complete set of data, accompanied by our full analysis and interpretation, will be published in Struggling with Sources: The Citation Project Portrait of Composition Students’ Researched Writing, forthcoming with Parlor Press.

Datasheet #1: Source Use in the paper (PC/Mac) – (Tablet)

  • Predominant type of source use in each of the 1,911 citations
  • Predominant type of source use in each of the 174 papers (the number of times each student summarized, paraphrased, patchwrote, and quoted within the coded section of their paper)
  • Predominant type of source by location in the paper (correlation)

Datasheet # 2: Sources Cited in the paper (PC/Mac) – (Tablet)

  • Type of source selected by students (data for each of the 930 sources cited in the 174 papers)
  • Type of source used in each of the 1,911 citations
  • Page length of the source cited in each of the 1,911 citations
  • Page in the source that was cited in each of the 1,911 citations
  • Correlation between predominant type of source use and reading ease of the source cited (using  Flesch Reading Ease analysis)