Table Titles: The title should be concise, clear, and explanatory.
Table Headings: To establish your organization of the data and identify the columns of data beneath them. Each column of a table must have a heading, including the stub column or stub, which is the leftmost column of the table .
The sub or sub column: Lists the major independent or predictor variables.
Subordination within the stub is easier to comprehend if you indent the stub items rather than created an additional column.
Table body: Rows of cells containing primary data of the table.
A general note qualifies, explains, or provides information relating to the table as a whole and ends with an explanation of any abbreviations, symbols, and the like.
A specific note refers to a particular column, row, or cell. It is indicated by superscripts lowercase letters (eg., a, b, c).
A probability note indicates how asterisks and other symbols are used in a table to indication p values and thus the results of tests of statistical hypothesis testing.
NOTE: All headings identify items below them, NOT across from them.
See pages 128-150 of the manual for more information.
See pages 150-161 of the manual for more information.
Column Heads & Spanners
The headings just above the body of the table (called column heads and column spanners) identify the entries in the vertical columns in the body of the table.
A column head covers just one column, while a column spanner covers two or more column.
Decked heads is used to avoid repetition of words in column heads.
Radiological (Imaging) Data
See pages 161-167 of the manual for more information.
American Psychological Association. (2009). Displaying results. In Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (pp. 125-167). Washington, DC: Author.