How to use graphs and charts in your research paper
What will you learn?
- How to use graphs and charts to help readers interpret data
- The difference between graphs and charts
- Types of graphs/charts used in scientific writing
- Properties and elements of an effective chart
- The colors, tones, and textures of a chart
- Using available software/program to create a chart
Graphs and charts are important components of any research paper. They not only help you present complex information in a visual way, allowing readers to easily process your findings, but also boost your readership and drive impact. However, poorly crafted tables and figures can confuse readers and reduce the effectiveness of your research.
What topics will you cover?
Lecture 1: Introduction
Lecture 2: Objectives of the course
Lecture 3: Graphs and charts
Lecture 4: Properties of an effective chart
Lecture 5: Parts of a chart
Lecture 6: Data values
Lecture 7: Curves and lines
Lecture 8: Axes and scales
Lecture 9: Annotations and labels
Lecture 10: Colors in a chart
Lecture 11: Tones and textures
Lecture 12: Numbering in a chart
Lecture 13: Types of charts
Lecture 14: Line charts
Lecture 15: Bar charts
Lecture 16: Column charts
Lecture 17: Pie charts
Lecture 18: Diagrams and charts
Lecture 19: Creating charts
Lecture 20: Summary and conclusion
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