Displaying Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Figures, Posters, and Presentations

Pages: 195
Item #: 431696A
ISBN: 978-1-55798-978-9
List Price: $15.95
Member/Affiliate Price: $15.95
Copyright: 2003
Format: Softcover
Other Format: Spanish
Part of the APA Style
Note: This book is out of print and no longer available for purchase.

This book is out of print and no longer for sale. However, the Sixth Edition is available.

Displaying Your Findings is a comprehensive and accessible resource for creating effective visual materials. Nicol and Pexman have achieved two goals: to clarify APA Style for visual presentation and to emphasize the "how to" aspects of presenting research findings. Each chapter is devoted to a different type of figure with examples of variations on each, featuring fictional studies and accompanying figures illustrating the study. Readers will learn everything they need to know about effective line graphs, drawings, scatter plots, photographs, and charts.

In addition to providing guidelines and examples of common figures, the book also includes chapters on how to present conference posters and presentations. Every student, researcher, and presenter should have this book shelved next to the APA Publication Manual and Presenting Your Findings: A Practical Guide for Creating Tables. This definitive resource for creating figures will help ensure that every visual display of data is accurate and effective.

Table of Contents


  1. Introduction
  2. Bar Graphs
  3. Line Graphs
  4. Plots
  5. Drawings
  6. Combination Graphs
  7. Pie Graphs
  8. Miscellaneous Graphs
  9. Charts
  10. Photographs
  11. Posters
  12. Slides and Overheads for Presentations


About the Authors

Author Bios

Adelheid A. M. Nicol is an assistant professor at the Military psychology and Leadership Department at the Royal Military College of Canada. She obtained her BSc from McGill University and her MA and PhD from the University of Western Ontario. Her interests are in the areas of honesty-integrity testing, personality testing, test construction, legal issues in personnel selection, transformational leadership, and emotional intelligence. Dr. Nicol has taught courses in organizational behavior, research methods, social psychology, introductory psychology, and cross-cultural psychology.

Penny M. Pexman is an associate professor of psychology at the University of Calgary. She received her PhD from the University of Western Ontario in 1998. In her research, she investigates the cognitive processes involved in word recognition, reading, and understanding figurative language. Dr Pexman has taught courses in introductory psychology, cognitive psychology, sensation and perception, and educational psychology and is the recipient of two teaching awards.