Identify five studies that you believe are closely related to your own research. That means, you would like to build your study upon these studies in terms of research questions or methodology; or you hope the authors of these studies would read your study down the road.
Take detailed notes on their research questions, methods, and findings, and place your notes in a table like the one introduced in Becoming a Social Science Researcher, Chapter 4. In your notes, you may quote from these studies and write down their page numbers. Towards the end of the table, in one or two new rows, jot down the patterns that you have noted about these studies’ research questions, methods, and findings.
Finally, create a reference list to document these five studies, strictly following the APA style. Please refer to the APA style guide available on the Purdue OWL site at https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/section/2/10/ (Links to an external site.). Upload the table and the list of references here.