Select a topic to research and formulate a research question about that topic. Use Google Scholar or the GCU e-Library as your primary search tools. Use “Lecture 2” for a description of what is considered a scholarly article. While you should recognize APA is not the only way to write, this course will adhere to APA formatting. Create a title page, a one-paragraph description of your topic including the research question, and a list with 10 references about your topic from the last 5 years. You are required to include at least one book and five journal articles in your references. You may include the following types of sources:
- Journal article without a doi number
- Journal article with a doi number
- Website (be sure it is credible; use no more than two)
- Dissertation/thesis from a database
While permalinks are not part of an APA citation, they do make the information easier to find in the future. At the end of the document, provide the permalinks for all sources (unless one is unavailable). For more information on how to locate the persistent links, review “Persistent Links” in the topic materials.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a grading checklist. Please review “Reference List Grading Checklist,” prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.