Presenting Scientific Data
When developing a scientific paper several things must be put in place.
1. One of them is the question of whether the research question is properly framed.
2. Is there a research survey on the problem?
3. Is there a properly developed methodology to do the research?
4. What are the three most efficient methods of collecting data?
5. What are the best techniques of analysis?
6. Has the research given a proper interpretation of the data? (Tables and Figures, n.d.)
When research is done the researchers may want to publish them either in a book or article. When publishing an article or book, the essential things that must be given are:
1. Data that are similar should be put in the same table
2. All the tables in the publications should be put on their own pages
3. Word processor should be used
4. The figures should be presented with high resolution
5. The figures are better seen when they are presented in small sizes
6. The figures should be error free
7. All pictures should be properly labeled
8. Pictures should be presented in their sizes
9. If pictures are taken from a review, the writers name should be removed
10. Recommended font size is 12
11. Check spelling mistakes
12. Capitalize the first letter at the start of a sentence
13. Variables should be italicized
14. Writing style should be continues throughout the publication
15. Decimal points in figures are to be put in the right place (Tables and Figures, n.d.).
1. Do not use long captions that do not make sense.
2. Evade using attractive margins and three dimensional effects in places that do not require it.
3. When dealing with graphs the internal marks on axis scales should not be put together or squeezed for easy interpretation.
4. The letters in the graphs should not be of different sizes for if it they do so continuity of data in the charts and graphs will not be experienced
5. Avoid using tiny table where text could give a proper explanation (Tables and Figures, n.d.).
Tables and Figures. (n.d.). Tables and Figures. Guilford Road, Madison, WI: Publications Handbook and Style Manual.