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Examples of Citation Project coding

Below are images of earlier coding methods to give a sense of how the method evolved. See “The Evolution of the Citation Project” (Points of Departure: Rethinking Student Source Use and Writing Studies Research Methods, 2017) for a discussion of these images

Screen Shot 2017-08-11 at 5.05.04 PMFigure 1.3 – Sample of early coding from the Citation Project pilot phase (note the random assignment of color and the lack of clarity about how text is being coded)

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Figure 1.4 – Sample of Citation Project coding from the final sixteen school study – note the shift from paraphrase to patchwriting and back in #18, #19, and #21 — all from the same page of the same source.