Gone are the days when researchers and students were forced to search through journals for the best way to construct a table of results. Updated to reflect current standards in reporting and graphic displays, Presenting Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Tables, Sixth Edition, provides invaluable guidance on the proper table format for a wide range of statistical analyses in an engaging and accessible format.

The authors have included statistics commonly used in analyses to make the book as useful as possible for researchers and students and have organized the chapters according to the complexity of the statistic. Each chapter is devoted to a different statistic and provides a variety of examples of how data could best be displayed. Included for each statistic is a "Play It Safe" table that illustrates the most comprehensive formatting options.

This definitive resource for how to build tables will eliminate editorial drudgery and free up your time for more gainful pursuits.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Frequency and Demographic Data
  3. Means
  4. Chi-Square
  5. t Test of Means
  6. Post Hoc and A Priori Tests of Means
  7. Correlation
  8. Canonical Correlation
  9. Analysis of Variance
  10. Multivariate Analysis of Variance
  11. Analysis of Covariance
  12. Multivariate Analysis of Covariance
  13. Cluster Analysis
  14. Log-Linear Analysis
  15. Discriminant Function Analysis
  16. Factor Analysis
  17. Multiple Regression
  18. Logistic Regression
  19. Confirmatory Factor Analysis
  20. Structural Equation Modeling
  21. Meta-Analysis
  22. Word Tables


About the Authors

Author Bios

Adelheid A. M. Nicol, PhD, received her doctorate in industrial/organizational psychology from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, in 1999. She is an associate professor in the Military Psychology and Leadership Department at the Royal Military College of Canada, Kingston, Ontario, Canada. Her current research interests are in the area of prejudice and industrial/organizational psychology. She teaches courses in English and in French in cross-cultural psychology, industrial psychology, organizational psychology, personality, research methods, and social psychology.

Penny M. Pexman, PhD, earned her doctorate in psychology from the University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada, in 1998. She is now a professor in the Department of Psychology at the University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta, Canada. In her research, she examines several aspects of language processing in adults and in children, including word recognition processes and figurative language understanding. She is an award-winning teacher and graduate supervisor.