Topical Reference List Instructions
Using guidelines and information found in your textbook along with your purpose statement and research question developed in Discussion Board Forum 2, begin searching the literature for pertinent journal articles related to your chosen topic. From your research, develop a reference list of articles and include the following:
- A title page
- A brief abstract
- An introduction to the topic
- A summary of the general theme(s) that you observe throughout all the articles.
- A minimum of 10 articles from refereed (i.e., peer-reviewed) professional publications (not websites or newsletters). At least 2 of the articles you select must use a quantitative research design, and at least 2 of the articles must use a qualitative research design.
- Below each reference, include either the published abstract or develop an abstract summarizing the content of the article.
This list will help you to complete your Literature Review later in the course.
Be sure to format all article references according to correct APA format. Review the Sample Topical Reference List and