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Plagiarism and APA Style Guide, 6th edition: Figures, Tables and Images

This guide is designed to assist students with using the APA style for their research papers. It covers, formatting a paper, citing sources and references in accordance with the APA style guide.


Table Layout

Table Titles: The title should be concise, clear, and explanatory.

Table Headings: To establish your organization of the data and identify the columns of data beneath them. Each column of a table must have a heading, including the stub column or stub, which is the leftmost column of the table .

The sub or sub column: Lists the major independent or predictor variables.

Subordination within the stub is easier to comprehend if you indent the stub items rather than created an additional column.

Table body: Rows of cells containing primary data of the table.

Table notes:

            A general note qualifies, explains, or provides information relating to the table as a whole and ends with an explanation of any abbreviations, symbols, and the like.

            A specific note refers to a particular column, row, or cell. It is indicated by superscripts lowercase letters (eg.,  abc).

           A probability note indicates how asterisks and other symbols are used in a table to indication p values and thus the results of tests of statistical hypothesis testing.


NOTE: All headings identify items below them, NOT across from them.

See pages 128-150 of the manual for more information.



See pages 150-161 of the manual for more information.