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By David Becker It’s time for some relationship advice! APA Style doesn’t cover that sort of thing (although, we do suggest that you never use et al. But, the Publication Manual, Sixth Edition does cover the relationship between tables and figures and the text, including how to discuss and cite them.
In 2010, Onwuegbuzie, Combs, Slate, and Frels identified “improperly prepared tables and figures,” which includes “repeating information in the text” (p. The Publication Manual states that effective tables and figures supplement or augment the text rather than duplicate it (see pp. This does not mean that there can’t be any overlap between tables, figures, and the text.
In fact, the Publication Manual stresses that key pieces of information from a table or a figure can also be highlighted in the text.
These data give readers important contextual information about the studies. Editorial: Evidence-based guidelines for avoiding the most common APA errors in journal article submissions.
Presenting them in tables and/or figures makes the data much easier to digest than if they were described in narrative format.
A well laid out table of contents allows readers to easily table your paper and find the information that they need.
Making a table of contents used to be a very long and complicated format, but contents vast majority of word-processing programs, such as Microsoft Word TM and Open Officedo all of the hard work for you.
Many students try to create a table of contents manually, without using the built-in process.
Students will quickly give up on creating a manual table of contents out of frustration because the spacing never comes out quite right, and the table is potentially incorrect as soon as you make any edits to your documents.