# Tables and Figures. Tables Efficient way to present data. Exact numerical values. Limited in number. Can help reader compare data. APA Manual pages 149-154.

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Tables and Figures

Tables Efficient way to present data. Exact numerical values. Limited in number. Can help reader compare data. APA Manual pages 149-154.

Relationship of Table to Text Tables must be understood without the help of explanation in the text. The text discusses the highlights. Standard statistical abbreviations do not need to be explained.

Points to Consider Combine tables that repeat data. A table is a relationship between columns and rows and figure can be a pictorial or illustration. Number all tables in order of mention in the test. When constructing a research article, develop tables first and then write your text.

Points to Consider Title all tables. Specific types of tables –ANOVA –Regression –Correlations

Table Checklist Is the table necessary? Is the entire table double spaced? Are all tables consistent in presentation? Are the titles brief yet explanatory? Does every column have a heading? Are all abbreviations explained? Is the table mentioned in the text?

Figures A figure is a chart, drawing, photo or graph. A figure should augment rather than duplicate the text. Convey essential facts. Is not distracting. Easy to read and understand. APA manual 177-181.

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