So I'm almost done with my dissertation
It's 10,000 words long and I have 67 references - I would say this is enough as it works out roughly, 150 words for every reference.
I have spoken to people about this and they think I should have 100+ references. For 1, I don't have any word count left to add more references and 2, there isn't that much up-to-date literature out there! (I'm writing about how parental involvement affects attainment in key stage 1).
What I'm asking is... Do you think I have enough? I would ask my supervisor but I feel like he's just going to tell me that you can't put a number on it, I just want a rough guide!
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- Thread Starter
- 22-03-2016 10:52
- 22-03-2016 12:14
I found a postgraduate dissertation here http://uobrep.openrepository.com/uob.../10547/305727# that has only 71 references.
The dissertation has about 13,800 words (including the references).
So I think 67 references for 10,000 words should be OK.