Qnj1e8crtk7qtiucujlk

How to create effective tables for your research paper

What will you learn?

  1. The most effective type of display to present your research data
  2. Key visual formats commonly used by researchers to present data
  3. How to pick the right format to complement the information in your paper
  4. How to create and format tables that highlight your findings and drive impact


Course Description

Research often involves large amounts of numerical or statistical data, and scientific graphs and tables are a great tool to represent this in a compact, easy-to-understand way. By providing large amounts of information in a short time span, these visual elements are effective to grab the reader’s attention, making it an important part of any research study. However, condensing large amounts of information is not easy; in fact, not everyone gets it right!

This well-structured program equips you with the skills to present your scientific data effectively. It will help you understand the differences between three main visual formats – tables, charts, and diagrams – so that you can choose the format that is best suited for your data. The course also includes detailed tips on creating tables as well as formatting them and making them attractive and impactful. Toward the end of the program, you will know how to condense and frame large amounts of information in a compact, visually appealing manner that showcases your findings and makes your work more readable.


What topics will you cover?

Lecture 1: Introduction

Lecture 2: Objectives of the course

Lecture 3: All about data displays

Lecture 4: Choose the right data display

Lecture 5: Characteristics of good data display

Lecture 6: Introduction to tables

Lecture 7: Components of a table

Lecture 8: Creating table content

Lecture 9: Formatting table contents

Lecture 10: Notes in tables

Lecture 11: Dealing with large tables

Lecture 12: Presenting data in a table

Lecture 13: Summary


Your Instructor


R Upskill
R Upskill

Part of Cactus Communications’ R ecosystem of tools and solutions for researchers, R Upskill is a learning platform that comprises of the largest collection of researcher-focused programs, developed by top academic experts. Learn anytime, anywhere with bite-sized online programs on research writing, journal publication, career development, science communication, funding, researcher wellness, and more. Our multi-format programs come with expert advice, practical examples, and a certificate on course completion, which allow researchers to apply what they’ve learnt to excel in real-world scenarios. Trusted by top academic institutions, and over 15,000 researchers, R Upskill empowers researchers to master new skills on the path to all-round researcher success.


Course Curriculum


  Create effective tables for your research paper
Available in days
days after you enroll

Frequently Asked Questions


How does free trial work?
Before you subscribe to R Upskill, you can take advantage of our 14-day free trial, which gives you all the benefits of an All Access Pass for free! With complete access, you can start learning during the trial. You will be eligible for a completion certificate for any course you complete during your free trial. Please note, you are only eligible for one free trial, which will automatically become a paid subscription on the 15th day, unless you cancel your 14-day free trial.
I want to cancel my subscription plan. How do I do it?
If you change your mind, you can cancel your subscription plan at any time. Go to ‘My account’ and click on the ‘Manage subscriptions’ tab and follow the simple steps to cancel your plan.
For how long can I access these learning resources with the All Access Pass?
The All Access Pass gives you unlimited access to all the courses and handbooks for a month or year, depending upon the subscription plan you've purchased.
Do you offer a refund if I cancel my plan?
When you start a free trial, you are only charged on the 15th day, when it turns into a paid subscription. We do not offer refunds on paid subscriptions, even if you cancel your plan. However, you will still have complete access to all our learning programs till the end of your billing period.
How will the certificate be sent to me?
The course completion certificate is only awarded once all parts of the course are completed. Once you finish your course, you will be able to download your certificate from our learning platform; this certificate will also be sent to your email.

Please Log In or Sign Up if you have already subscribed to R Upskill All Access Pass.
If you haven't subscribed yet, Subscribe now to access the courses.
Happy learning!