- Tables are always placed on a separate page, directly after the reference list
- Only one table is permitted per page, even if the tables are small enough to fit multiple on one page
- Be sure to include a
**table note**, which will hold useful information that is necessary in order for readers to fully understand the information presented or abbreviations - The title of the table should be brief, but provide enough information for the reader to know what the table consists of
- Tables are useful to present complex data, such as descriptive statistics

*The following information was derived directly from Purdue OWL.*

## Table Structure

- Numbers: Number all tables with Arabic numerals sequentially
- Do not use suffix letters (e.g. Table 1a, Table 1b); instead, combine any related tables
- If the document includes an appendix with tables, identify them with capital letters and Arabic numbers (e.g. Table A1, Table B3)

- Headings: Keep headings clear and brief
- Use abbreviations, if needed
**All columns**must have headings

- Body of the table: When reporting data, be sure to stay consistent
- Example: Keeping consistent with reporting numbers with decimals; use the same number of decimal places throughout
- Never change the unit of measurement/number of decimal places in the same column

**The following image shows the basic structuring of tables in APA format:**

- Table 2 will always appear at the top
- The title will be italicized, and should appear flushed-left, single space
- The header is any supplemental information
- The subhead is, typically, the variable(s) being described
- The column head(s) is/are the descriptives being reported

## Specific Types of Tables

### Analysis of Variance (ANOVA) Tables

- List the source in the sub column, followed by the degrees of freedom (df) in the next column, followed by the
*F*ratios in the next column - List the between-subject variables and error
- Report the within-subject variables and any error
- If mean square errors are being reported, they must be enclosed in parentheses
- If necessary, provide a general note under the table that explains what all of the values mean
- Use asterisks to identify statistically significant
*F*ratios, and be sure to provide a probability footnote

- Use asterisks to identify statistically significant
- An example of an ANOVA table is below

### Regression Tables

- There are two ways to report regression analyses:

If the study is applied, list**only**the raw or unstandardized coefficients (B)

2. If the study is theoretical, list**only**the standardized coefficients (beta) - If the study was
**neither**only applied nor only theoretical, list both standardized and unstandardized coefficients - Specify the type of analysis (hierarchical or simultaneous)
- If hierarchical regression is used: provide the increments of change

## Table Notes

- There are three types of notes for tables:

General notes: Explain, qualify, or provide information about the table as a whole; explains abbreviations, symbols, etc.

e.g.*Note.*All values are reported*M(SD)*.

2. Specific notes: Explain, qualify, or provide information abut a particular column, row, or individual entry; to indicate specific notes, use superscript lower letters, and order these superscripts (e.g.^{ a},^{b},^{c}) from left to right, top to bottom; each table’s first footnote*must be*a superscript

3. Probability notes: Provide the reader with the results of the texts for statistical significance; asterisks indicate the values for which the null hypothesis is rejected, with the probability (*p*value) specified in the probability note (consistently use the same number of asterisks for a given alpha level throughout the paper)

**Note:**These notes are only required when relevant to the

data being presented

e.g. **p*< .05; ***p*< .01; ****p*< .001 - To distinguish between two-tailed and one-tailed tests in the same table, use asterisks for two-tailed p values and an alternate symbol for one-tailed p values

g. **p*< .05, two-tailed.

***p*< .01, two-tailed

`*p*< .05, one-tailed

_{ (All information derived from https://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/01/ and http://www.apastyle.org/index.aspx)}