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How To Use Graphs And Charts In Research Paper?

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How To Use Graphs And Charts In Research Paper?

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Learn how to present large amounts of complex scientific data in a simple, effective way with the help of detailed descriptions, practical tips, and quizzes.

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2 modules

What you learn

How to use graphs and charts to help readers interpret data

The difference between graphs and charts

Types of graphs/charts used in scientific writing

Properties and elements of an effective chart

The colors, tones, and textures of a chart

Using available software/program to create a chart


Graphs and charts are important components of any research paper. They not only help you present complex information in a visual way, allowing readers to easily process your findings, but also boost your readership and drive impact. However, poorly crafted tables and figures can confuse readers and reduce the effectiveness of your research.

This well-structured program does a deep dive into presenting scientific data through graphs and charts in your manuscript. Beginning with a detailed explanation on the key differences between a graph and a chart, this course helps you navigate the different types of visuals, explains the anatomy of a graph/chart, and explains when to use such graphical representation. You also get step-by-step instructions on how to design effective, visually appealing graphs and charts on your own using available computer spreadsheets and presentation software.

Course Narrator:

**Dr. Christina Cho, Cancer biologist, Freelance scientific and medical writer ** Christina Cho, PhD is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, and is investigating the molecular mechanisms driving the development and progression of colorectal and pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas. She’s spent the last ten years working in academic research, developing a range of skills that will help her lead a research laboratory. Her skills include the ability to independently develop and execute experiments, lead research projects, teach and train junior postdocs and students, write manuscripts and grants, and give oral presentations in both intramural and extramural conferences.

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