For questions not being too opinionated, we expect them ideally to be backed up with facts and references.
But when a question explicitly asks for references like research papers or statistics, it will usually get closed as off-topic (for being a third-party resource request). That looks somewhat contradictory to me.
Any suggestions how to resolve this contradiction? Don't get me wrong, I am strictly against allowing questions which are exclusively third party resource requests. But can we find a way to avoid making questions automatically prone to downvotes and closevotes just because they contain a buzzword like "research paper/ link /example for ...."?