project targets including writing done in research when it shouldn't be!

Hello, I’m having trouble with the Project Targets and I can’t figure out what is going on. When I check “documents included in compile only,” it continues to count words written under the “research” section of my project, despite the fact that it is not selected for compile. Definitely everything checked under compile is only included under “draft.” My project is an academic book and the format specified under compile is “custom,” if that makes a difference. Does anyone have any ideas why this might be happening? It’s driving me crazy!