Service Analytics Research Group

Guidelines for citing existing research

When you cite works for theses supervised by our research group, please use a citation style that informs about the author and year. Do not use footnotes and do not use a purely numeric citation style (compare our template). When in doubt, implement the so-called APA Format.

When writing the chapter that summarises existing research, take care to not just list the relevant literature and to not just summarise it in a purely chronological fashion. Instead, a better contribution is usually created by categorising methods or application areas and by relating the individual sources to each other. When you cite multiple sources to support an argument, explain how each contributes. For example: Smith (2000) provides a first definition of the problem, whereas Muller & Jones (2010) suggest using a neuronal net to solve it.