Tables are an efficient way of displaying large amounts of data. When presenting tables the table number is bold and listed above the table title. Table numbers are given successively (e.g. 1, 2, 3...). For example, “Table 1”. The title itself is italicised with the first letter of each major word Capitalized, does NOT end with a full stop, and is placed ABOVE the table. Double line spacing is continued within tables and only horizontal lines are used to differentiate table sections. Refer to the table in text BEFORE it appears on the page. When labelling a table the title should be able to be understood on its own. Do not split a table and/or its title over two pages. Generally, in text you use Times New Roman 12 point font, but, when compiling a table you can use from 8 to 12 point font to ensure your work fits on the page. A note directly below the table is used to explain abbreviations or symbols listed in the table. General notes are denoted by writing the word “Note” in italics followed by a full stop (Note.). Below are examples of tables for different statistical analyses. If you would like further information about creating tables using APA format, follow the guidelines in The Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (7th Edition, 2019).
For examples of tables and step-by-step instructions detailing how to create and format an APA table in a word document see below.
Inter-correlations Among Attitudes Held by GP's Towards Early Diagnosis of Dementia
Note. *p < .05. **p < .01
Hierarchical Regression Analysis for Variables Predicting Child Outcomes for Step families
Note. R2 = .31 for Step 1; R2 change = .21 for Step 2 (p < .05). * p < .05.
Follow the steps below to create and format at Table using Microsoft Word. Furthermore, for examples of other types of tables including a descriptive statistics table, a correlation matrix, a regression table, and an ANOVA table, see the Results.
Cronbach Alpha Coefficients for the BQ Subscales
View the video below to see how to create and format a table using Microsoft Word