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According to Jones (1998), "Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time" (p. 199).
Jones's (1998) study found the following: Students often had difficulty using APA style, especially when it was their first time citing sources. This difficulty could be attributed to the fact that many students failed to purchase a style manual or to ask their teacher for help. (p. 199)
According to Jones (1998), APA style is a difficult citation format for first-time learners.