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A {table] in academia is used to present information by arranging it in rows and columns.

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How to write source information for tables if I'm using data from multiple sources?

I am using data from 3-4 different sources in my table. How to cite the source information in MLA format? As far as I know, Source information is written below tables in the MLA style. But is it okay ...
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Does APA style satisfy AEA style requirements?

I see the AEA templates as well as APA guidelines. I'm in the process of assessing the question myself, but I'm wondering if anyone has a quick answer: If I format my paper according to APA guidelines ...
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Is it appropriate to have two tables side by side in an academic thesis? [closed]

I have about 5 relatively small tables which will be shown in the same part of my thesis. I think it might be a waste of space if I place one table per line, but I am not sure whether one should put e....
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Comparison of methods in a paper with a table

In my current paper I describe two methods for solving a problem in different ways. Both have advantages and disadvantages. At the end of the paper I would like to compare the two methodologies with a ...
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MSc Dissertation Tables & Figures Errors submitted

I submitted my dissertation yesterday, one day before the due date. Upon reading back through the dissertation, I noticed quite an error in my methods and discussion. Unfortunately, due to adding a ...
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Reprinted or Adapted?

After what type of changes must a table be considered as adapted instead of reprinted? If I reproduce a part of a table in my text (by making my own table and inserting the info) and correct some ...
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Publishing tables in a paper

I am doing some economic estimates of natural resources which require to develop some models. To construct the models, I had to aggregate data from the literature, which are represented in 3 different ...
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Orientation of Table Headers in Science Report

Below are two examples of a table, with different orientations of the trial header. The number of the trial represents the chronological order, but there is no relationship between all the Trial 1's, ...
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Where to place tables/figures in APA style dissertation

In following APA style, I put my tables and figures at the end of the paper, after the references. For example, here they explicitly say to put them at the end. One of my committee members told me ...
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Should correlation tables be half or full matrices?

With a table showing correlations between several variables, one must choose whether to show values in only ~half the cells (and if so, then choose above or below the diagonal) or all the cells. ...
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Citing statistical information presented in a table using data from a variety of sources?

How do I cite information that I am presenting in a table (i.e. that I have created), when the statistics I have compiled are from different sources?
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Minimum table dimension in thesis

I'm wondering what the minimum amount of rows and cells (i.e. cells) for tables in a thesis is. That is, above which amount of cells should I switch from continuous text to tables. Obviously, it also ...
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Should one cite a dictionary for every technical term?

The paper I am working on contains many medical terms -- particularly pathologies -- to which I write the description of each one along with related literature for their causes in a table. For this ...
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Why include a table of figures?

Many postgraduate theses include as part of their front matter a List of Figures and a List of Tables, plus lists of various other special environments. Many institutions, including my own, directly ...
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“It is our policy not to include attributions of figures and tables” - what does this mean?

I just received some proofs of an accepted paper, for me to review prior to publication. The email from the publication staff included the following paragraph: It is our policy not to include ...
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Pseudocode, in a paper — is it a figure or a table?

The question is simple: I have to insert more pseudo codes in my paper. Last year we have labeled them as Table. Yesterday, my supervisor has said me to use Figure. What is the standard for IEEE ...
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Repeat same table or figure in different chapters or use cross references?

It's my understanding that APA discourages repeating the same data in different tables; i.e., if you find yourself doing that, then maybe you need a table that combines the data in a different way. ...
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Best practice of presenting running time results?

Often I come across the following situation: I have some experimental evaluation of running times of a new algorithm. Printing the running times in a table is good. Adding a plotted diagram ...
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Citing a verbatim copy of a table?

I found a table that exactly fits my needs but the technical nature of its contents makes paraphrasing very difficult, and in most cases impossible. How does one create a one-to-one copy of a table, ...
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How to format ranges including negative values in tables?

I am working on a research paper where I am trying to format values in a table: From −0.2 to −0.14. Is this formatting correct? -0.2 - -0.14 Another question: From −3 to 3. Is this correct? -3-3
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What's the best way to present regression results in a conference? [closed]

In many disciplines, regression results are a key finding that we use to present in conferences or seminars. I've seen many presentation slides full of numbers where in the end no auditor can identify ...
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Is it OK to have many graphs, tables, and images in a masters thesis?

I am writing my master thesis. In my document I have lots of tables. images and graph. Is this have a bad effect on any academic person when want to evaluate my thesis. I ask this question because I ...
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Which tables should be put in the appendix?

I am currently writing my bachelor's thesis. I made a lot of experiments and I describe them as well as their result in the text. Currently, I have most tables with the results of the experiments ...
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How does one denote that a cell value is not available / doesn't make sense in a table?

I have a table that compares the performance of different systems according to different error measures: System | Error 1 | change | Error 2 | ... --------------------------------------| ... ...
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How to learn commenting on graphs and tables the right way?

I have attended many presentation where the presenter will show a graph/table in one of his/her slides, but they struggle to explain the semantics of the graph/table/results. I think there is much ...
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Should Figures and Tables follow a certain order or be at a specific location in a document?

This is a topic I constantly think about when writing a document. Often after I complete a document in LaTex I would go through the document to make sure that the figures are where I want them to be (...
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When to use a table vs. a plot to present numeric information?

I find that in many cases, either a table or a plot will do an equally good job of presenting numeric information. Does anyone have any advice or even rules about when to prefer using a table over a ...
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Is it plagiarism to closely mimic the structure of a table in a publication?

I am writing a paper on a topic closely related to previous literature (but in a different study population). As such, the statistical analysis is very similar to a previous publication and I really ...
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Is it plagiarism to publish a table that was published earlier in a different journal?

I need to a include a table which contains the basic characteristics of study participants. However, in a related previous publication that dealt with a different hypothesis, the table was published. ...