Designing Tables

Reading Björn Gustavii’s chapter on “Designing Tables” from How to Write and Illustrate a Scientific Paper shows us creating good tables isn’t always straight-forward. Write a thoughtful reponse that walks us through the process of how you would create a table. You may even find a table from your own writing to provide a clear example. You may find the following questions helpful as you formulate your response:

  • How do you determine the title for a table? How does this relate to Gustavii’s description of titling?
  • How do you decide which headings to use or how to phrase them?
  • What’s your process for representing numbers and founding off? How many decimal points do you show?
  • What did you learn from this chapter that will help you create tables in the future?

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