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Section 4.2.2

Tables

Tables present data in a highly condensed form. Tables present data more exactly than a graph, but they do not readily display the trends within your data. (They should rarely be used in an oral presentation--rely on figures instead.)

Every table is identified in a written report by a number and a title, placed above thetable. In contrast, the number and title of a figure in a report are usually given below the figure.

The parts of a table include

If any table or figure is taken from another source, proper credit mustbe given in a source note below the table or figure.


Table 2. The volume of solution in ml delivered from a random sample of 1.00 ml capacitytuberculin syringes with Luer slip tips and 9.5 mm 27 gauge needles with intradermalbevels.

OBS GRADUATION
0.05 ml 0.10 ml 0.15 ml 0.20 ml 0.25 ml 1.00 ml
1 0.0466 0.0895 0.1405 0.1949 0.2429 1.0012
2 0.0474 0.0998 0.1505 0.2033 0.2514 0.9994
3 0.0487 0.0972 0.1473 0.1978 0.2451 1.0052
4 0.0505 0.0935 0.1472 0.1978 0.2502 1.0016
5 0.0442 0.0935 0.1443 0.1982 0.2450 1.0031

--Seth Frisbie, The Determination of Total Dissolved Inorganic Carbon in PureSystems


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