How To Use Graphs And Charts In 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?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of the course
  3. Graphs and charts
  4. Properties of an effective chart
  5. Parts of a chart
  6. Data values
  7. Curves and lines
  8. Axes and scales
  9. Annotations and labels
  10. Colors in a chart
  11. Tones and textures
  12. Numbering in a chart
  13. Types of charts
  14. Line charts
  15. Bar charts
  16. Column charts
  17. Pie charts
  18. Diagrams and charts
  19. Creating charts
  20. Summary and conclusion
  21. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

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.


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


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