What is the purpose of your study?

What is the purpose of your study?

The research purpose is a statement of “why” the study is being conducted, or the goal of the study. The goal of a study might be to identify or describe a concept or to explain or predict a situation or solution to a situation that indicates the type of study to be conducted (Beckingham, 1974).

What is the main purpose of a research paper?

The goal of a research paper is not to inform the reader what others have to say about a topic, but to draw on what others have to say about a topic and engage the sources in order to thoughtfully offer a unique perspective on the issue at hand. This is accomplished through two major types of research papers.

How many research papers are there?

No one knows how many scientific journals there are, but several estimates point to around 30,000, with close to two million articles published each year.

How many papers should I publish per year?

Good luck publishing more than 1–2 of those per year. By contrast, in some other fields a 10–20 page paper is more common. You have graduate students and post-docs who work on the paper with you and a tradition of having many more authors per paper (yes, I know that not all of them do significant work!).

How many papers are never cited?

“90% of papers published in academic journals are never cited.” This damning statistic from a 2007 overview of citation analysis recently darted about cyberspace. A similar statistic had made the rounds in 2010 but that time it was about 60% of social and natural science articles that were said to be uncited.

Can you cite too much?

You can cite a reference multiple times. Therefore, the number of citations you have is typically larger than the number of references.

What is the most cited paper of all time?

The most cited work in history, for example, is a 1951 paper2 describing an assay to determine the amount of protein in a solution. It has now gathered more than 305,000 citations — a recognition that always puzzled its lead author, the late US biochemist Oliver Lowry.

What is a high impact factor?

Sep 25, Impact Factors are used to measure the importance of a journal by calculating the number of times selected articles are cited within the last few years. The higher the impact factor, the more highly ranked the journal. It is one tool you can use to compare journals in a subject category.

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