Displaying Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters, and Presentations

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American Psychological Association, 2010 - Psychology - 191 pages
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Displaying Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters and Presentations, Sixth Edition, offers readers essential guidance on creating figures that effectively present their findings. Figure examples have been updated to reflect reporting standards and graphics presentation outlined in the sixth edition of the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association. Included in this revised edition are tips and tricks for designing figures as well as numerous examples of figures that accompany fictional studies. Chapters cover figures commonly used in psychology and other behavioral science journals, such as bar graphs, line graphs, plots, charts, and photographs. Explanatory bubbles accompanying each figure highlight important points about presentation. Quick-reference checklists for both figures in general and specific types of figures summarize important points to help readers save time in deciding on the best way to present figures. In addition to providing guidelines and examples of common figures, the book also includes chapters on how to present conference posters and presentations. Every student, researcher, and presenter should have this book shelved next to Presenting Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Tables, Sixth Edition, and the sixth edition of the APA Publication Manual. This definitive resource for creating figures and presentations will help ensure every visual display of data is accurate and effective.

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Nicol is an assistant professor at the Military Psychology and Leadership Development at the Royal Military College of Canada. She obtained her BSc from McGill University and her MA and PhD from the University of Western Ontario. Her interests are in the areas of honesty-integrity testing, morality, legal issues in personnel selection, personality testing, test construction, transformational leadership, and emotional intelligence. Dr. Nicol has taught courses and workshops in organizational behavior, research methods, social psychology, interviewing techniques, group decision making, multimedia, and teaching.

Pexman is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD from the University of Western Ontario in 1998. In her research, she investigates the cognitive processes involved in word recognition and reading. Dr. Pexman has taught courses in introductory psychology, congnitive psychology, sensation and perception, and educational psychology and is the recipient of two teaching awards.

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