How To Use Graphs And Charts In 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?
- Objectives of the course
- Graphs and charts
- Properties of an effective chart
- Parts of a chart
- Data values
- Curves and lines
- Axes and scales
- Annotations and labels
- Colors in a chart
- Tones and textures
- Numbering in a chart
- Types of charts
- Line charts
- Bar charts
- Column charts
- Pie charts
- Diagrams and charts
- Creating charts
- Summary and conclusion
- Check your understanding
Dr. Christina Cho, Cancer biologist, Freelance scientific and medical writer
Christina Cho, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and is investigating the molecular mechanisms driving the development and progression of colorectal and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas. She’s spent the last ten years working in academic research, developing a range of skills that will help her lead a research laboratory. Her skills include the ability to independently develop and execute experiments, lead research projects, teach and train junior postdocs and students, write manuscripts and grants, and give oral presentations in both intramural and extramural conferences.
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