The fifth edition of the apa style manual (apa, 2001) details how to prepare the results section, format text and figures, organize your dissertation, and convert it to one or more journal articles (check with your department for local variations from apa style. Apa formatting the basics of apa a sample apa cover sheet sample apa formatting apa abstract if you're writing an important essay or dissertation, you may want the full version at your fingertips. Psychological association (apa) style the guide based on is the recommendations of sixth editionthe (2nd printing) of the publication manual of the american psychological association(2010), and the sixth. The figure # is as it would appear, numbered consecutively, in your paper - not the figure # assigned to it in its original resource all figures must be mentioned in text each figure must have a full bibliographic entry in your reference list.
Apa does not provide specific rules or examples for citing images so you may see variations on other guides this only occurs with images and figures this only occurs with images and figures note: the following is just an interpretation of the rules. Manual for formatting the figures and the list of figures in the thesis or dissertation this manual provides information on 1 how to properly format figures within the thesis or dissertation. Apa style does not use graph, illustration, or chart data presented in rows and columns is labeled as a table all other graphic presentations, whether a graph, chart, photograph, illustration, and such, are labeled as figures. Any figure in the thesis must be referred to in the text but only by their number never by figure below or figure above quotations any direct quote of 40 words or more must be styled in block format and indented half an inch.
The apa format is widely used within academia, and the apa style manual has comprehensive details on how to reference properly, as well advice on how to present figures and tables the full title of the apa style manual is. The department of curriculum and instruction has adopted the most recent editions of either apa or mla manuscript preparation guidelines for master's theses and doctoral dissertations. If you have tables or figures in your thesis/dissertation, you will need to include sections in the beginning with separate lists of tables/figures with page numbers as you add tables and figures to your thesis/dissertation, make sure to right click on them and add an automatic table title or figure caption. The apa has determined specifications for the size of figures and the fonts used in them figures of one column must be between 2 and 325 inches wide (5 to 845 cm) two-column figures must be between 425 and 6875 inches wide (106 to 175 cm.
For a comprehensive guide to figures in apa style, from the apa style blog: dissertation helpers headings and the use of boldface type back to top of page. What is an appendix a section at the end of a paper that includes information that is too detailed for the text of the paper itself and would burden the reader or be distracting, or inappropriate (apa, 2010, p 38-9. Manuscripts for apa journals are to be submitted according to the apa journals manuscript instructions for all authors on the apa website as well as the specific instructions to authors for the journal of interest, which are published in the individual. Use the following format - references for figures are not required in your reference list for examples of figures see apa style central format of caption for figures adapted or copied directly from another source.
Separate headings for tables and figures are included for psychology dissertations in manuscript format (see preliminary page sample psychology dissertation) the table/figure numbers (followed by a period or colon) are placed in a column flush left under the main. Figure numbers are used in the text to refer to and explain the presence of the figures the citation style used for figure 1 and 2 is what rasmussen allows, rather than what apa suggests the citation for figure 1 is from an image database the citation for figure 2 is from a web site. The style guidelines outlined in the publication manual of the american psychological association (apa) are detailed rules for producing consistent content to aid in comprehension apa style is used for academic documents such as research proposals, theses, dissertations, capstone projects, journal articles, and books. Citing figures 1 a maximum of apa format papers in the american psychological association, or the apa and figures, figures, much-anticipated finale to advanced mar 12 of tables and figures should not need to be a table of the long-awaited, 2015 when and dissertation, 2007.
Formatting your csulb master's thesis or doctoral dissertation: list of tables, list of figures this guide is designed to help you format your manuscript using the official university guidelines manual and the style guide approved by your department as part of the requirements for a graduate level degree at california state university, long beach. Apa style dissertation need to learn more about apa style citations and in-text citations apa citation style is used for most science and business papers, many changes have over the years have created difficulties for students to keep up with new formatting requirements. Figures and charts what this handout is about this handout will describe how to use figures and tables to present complicated information in a way that is accessible and understandable to your reader.
If your dissertation includes quantitative research, you probably have data to report statistics, mathematical functions, ratios, and percentages are all written using numerals this is true regardless if they are included within a table or as part of the actual text. Differences between apa style and theses/dissertations the main differences between apa style (noted in parenthesis) and that in a paper, thesis, or dissertation are. Pictured (above) are examples of standard spss tables (left) and tables produced in spss after a few adjustments (right) to the settingsthe table on the right more closely aligns with apa format than the table on the left in several ways. List of figures figure 11 thesis research process figure f17 expansion port tether functional block diagram .