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Nearly 50 percent of doctoral students leave graduate school without finishing

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The Pareto Principle and Literature Review

Why Your Paper Will Probably Never Be Cited

This is Part II of our Literature Review series. Part I: How to Judge Impact Factors lays the foundation for the focus of this post. If not you’re already familar with accessing impact factors for journals and researchers, give it a quick watch (it’s only 5 minutes) or read the edited transcript. This video and post will focus on:

How to make sure I found the most appropriate papers (by topic), and enough of them (how much is enough?).

How to Judge Impact Factors

In this short 5-minute video, I cover the essentials of analyzing literature networks and judging the impact and continued relevance of a given paper.

Specifically, I discuss these topics in the context of a recent high-impact publication by Jeremy England at MIT: