Citation Project Research Studies

Broadly defined, Citation Project research aims to increase our understanding of source use, information literacy, and citation practices across a range of contexts. Most of the research involves collecting and coding papers and sources, and that coding frequently includes Citation Context analysis. Most of the studies replicate or adapt the methods of at least one existing study or compares new findings with those from single institutions and small samples that precede the Citation Project. Several projects are in development, but those below are completed or in process.


New research underway in 2018!

Students and Their Sources

Data: Speak aloud protocols, researched writing, survey, and interviews with undergraduate students at a single institution. Collected, Spring 2018.

Data Analysis: 2018-2019

Principal Investigators: Jordan Canzonetta (Project Manager), Diana Fidaoui, André Habet, Alex Hanson, CC Hendricks, Rebecca Moore Howard, Sandra Jamieson, Jason Markins, and Noah Wilson.

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Teaching the Teachers

Data: Researched writing and interviews with graduate students at a single institution over two semesters. Collected, 2012-2013.

Data Analysis: 2013

Principal Investigator: Tricia C. Serviss

Contributing Researcher: Sandra Jamieson

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Writing from Sources

Data Collection: CPRW Corpus (papers and cited sources from sixteen colleges and universities in the United States. Collected, 2010-2011)

Data Analysis: 2011-2013

Principal Investigators: Rebecca Moore Howard and Sandra Jamieson.

Contributing Researcher: Crystal Benedicks, Erin Carroll, Kristen Cameron, Sara B. Chaney, Kristi Murray Costello, Dennis Coyle, Christiane K. Donahue, Bess Fox, TJ Geiger, Nichol Gonzales-Howell, Susanmarie Harrington, Jennifer Holly-Wells, Françoise Jacobsohn, Walter Jacobsohn, Santosh Khadka, Kelly Kinney, Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Kelsey Lowe, Kathryn Navickas, Jeep Roberto, Samantha Roy, Madhupama (Maya) Sanyal, Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Missy Watson, and Erik Wallenberg.

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 Selecting Sources

Data Collection: CPRW Corpus (papers and cited sources from sixteen colleges and universities in the United States. Collected, 2010-2011)

Data Analysis: 2012-2013

Principal Investigators: Rebecca Moore Howard and Sandra Jamieson.

Contributing Researcher: Crystal Benedicks, Erin Carroll, Kristen Cameron, Sara B. Chaney, Kristi Murray Costello, Dennis Coyle, Christiane K. Donahue, Bess Fox, TJ Geiger, Nichol Gonzales-Howell, Susanmarie Harrington, Jennifer Holly-Wells, Françoise Jacobsohn, Walter Jacobsohn, Santosh Khadka, Kelly Kinney, Elizabeth Kleinfeld, Kelsey Lowe, Kathryn Navickas, Jeep Roberto, Samantha Roy, Madhupama (Maya) Sanyal, Wendy Sutherland-Smith, Missy Watson, and Erik Wallenberg.

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Writing from Sentences

Data: Papers and cited sources collected from first-year students at one university in the United States. Collected, 2008

Data Analysis: 2008

Principal Investigators: Rebecca Moore Howard, Tanya K. Rodrigue, and Tricia C. Serviss.

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