Formatting Tables for APA style papers
According to the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association,
tables are an efficient way of presenting research findings.
Guidelines for formatting tables are as follows:
- Label each table beginning with the table number followed by a description of the contents.
- Horizontal rules (lines) should be typed into tables; do not draw them in by hand.
- Each row and column must have a heading. Abbreviations and symbols (e.g., "%" or "nos.") may be used.
- Do not change the number of decimal places within a column.
- Do not change the units of measurement within a column
- "Use a zero before the decimal point when numbers are less than one" (see the APA Manual, page 128 for more details).
To create a table, click Start, Programs, drpaper4, Table Templates. Find the table with the number
of columns you require, and copy the table to the appropriate page in your paper.