Numerical Expressions And Quantitative Expressions In Research Explained

What will you learn?

  1. Write real numbers and numbers in words
  2. How to write numerical ranges and listing of numbers
  3. Expressing very large/small numbers, percentages and using hyphenation
  4. Write mathematical symbols, mathematical formulas and tables
  5. Rules for quantitative data and expressions in a research paper
  6. Understand number agreement in scientific writing


Course Description

Measuring and quantifying data is a critical part of any researcher’s work. This makes it the responsibility of the researcher to maintain accuracy and consistency while expressing numerical values to avoid any misrepresentation of his/her findings.

Through this program, you will understand how to express numbers in scientific writing in the most accurate and consistent manner. This well-paced course will take you through the best practices of showcasing quantitative data as recommended by academic journals and publications. Apart from learning the rules of presenting numbers in your manuscript, you will also be able to check your understanding with in-video tests at the end of every lesson.


What topics will you cover?

  1. Introduction
  2. Objectives of the course
  3. Numbers in Words
  4. Working with real numbers
  5. Writing numerical ranges
  6. Rules for very large/small numbers
  7. Guidelines for percentages
  8. Using mathematical symbols
  9. Using Tables
  10. Summary
  11. Check your understanding


Course Narrator:

Dr. Jacob D. Wickham, Academic Trainer

Dr. Jacob Wickham, Managing Editor of the journal Integrative Zoology, is an Assistant Professor at the Institute of Zoology in the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Adjunct Professor at the Department of Entomology in Rutgers University. An award-winning and celebrated zoologist, Dr. Wickham has over 15 years of experience in academic publishing and had published several papers in high impact journals. Dr. Wickham has gained a lot of valuable experience in research and journal publishing over the years and is passionate about sharing his knowledge with researchers to help them in their publication journey.


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.


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