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Presenting Your Findings - A Practical Guide for Creating Tables

reviewed by Howard Wainer - 2001

coverTitle: Presenting Your Findings - A Practical Guide for Creating Tables
Author(s): Adelheid A. M. Nicol and Penny M. Pexman
Publisher: American Psychological Association, Washington, DC
ISBN: 1557985936, Pages: 157, Year: 1999
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Presenting Your Findings is a book whose goal is to guide the novice through the preparation of tables that report the results of statistical analyses. The authors have followed APA standards carefully and found examples of representative tables within the psychological literature and reproduced them within the book. The prospective users merely complete whatever analysis they are doing, look up that method of analysis in the book and reproduce the included table after substituting their own labels and numbers. Unfortunately, the preparation of good tabular displays is not this simple. Each chapter of Presenting Your Findings provides a very brief description of a specific statistical method and then lays out what the authors feel is a suitable tabular display for that methodology. The table of contents of the book provides the reader with an insight into both what is strongest and what is weakest about this book. The chapters are ordered alphabetically. The book begins with analysis of covariance (chapter 2), gets to tables of means in chapter... (preview truncated at 150 words.)

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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 103 Number 1, 2001, p. 93-98
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 10582, Date Accessed: 9/20/2020 2:32:20 PM

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  • Howard Wainer
    Educational Testing Service
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    Howard Wainer is Principal Research Scientist in the Research Statistics Group at the Educational Testing Service. He does research in statistical graphics, psychometrics, and computerized testing. He has recently published Visual Revelations (2000), Computerized Adaptive Testing, 2nd edition (2000), and Drawing Inferences from Self-Selected Samples (2000). His new book (with David Thissen) Test Scoring will appear later this year.
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