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How to use graphs and charts in your research paper

What will you learn?

  1. How to use graphs and charts to help readers interpret data
  2. The difference between graphs and charts
  3. Types of graphs/charts used in scientific writing
  4. Properties and elements of an effective chart
  5. The colors, tones, and textures of a chart
  6. Using available software/program to create a chart


Course Description

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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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


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