Friday, November 15, 2013

APA figure template for flow of participants for randomized control trials (RCT)

Figure: Flow

Figure that captures flow of participants through the procedure, assignment, follow-up, and analysis. Use for randomised/randomized control trial (RCT) flow. 

Based on this document from covering the following:
    1. "Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS)".
    2. "Meta-Analysis Reporting Standards (MARS)".
    3. "Flow of Participants Through Each Stage of an Experiment or Quasi-Experiment".

APA style report: Word document template

Here is an attempt at an APA type text template. Please note that it has some personal quirks such as single spacing for table (a) text, (b) caption, and (c) number as well as for figure captions.

Here is the NEW v02 of the MS word docx template

Here is the OLD MS word docx template

I strongly suggest you use Word style options. Only way to format a document without major hassles later. Using styles
  1. enables you to use the navigation panel in word
  2. makes any table of contents easy to create
  3. helps prevent headings being separated from text
  4. helps keep table rows together on the one page.

Monday, November 4, 2013

APA style report: Table templates (word)

Some ideas

Just a few table templates based on APA style. Remember to use the APA manual.

The word documents attached to this blog have various table templates/ideas in them that you can obviously improve on. 

Templates to report means and standard deviation, correlation matrix, ANOVA, repeated-measures ANOVA, multiple regression analysis, and mediation.  

The other word document has templates for meta-analysis tables. 

Table templates v12.docx (updated 5 April 2017)

Table check list:

  1. Create the table using the insert table function in your word processor. Avoid using tabs and definitely do not use multiple spaces to format your tables.
  2. Only report highlights from the table in text. If all the table information is already in text then why use a table?
  3. Refer to the table in text before you include the table.
  4. Make sure every column has a heading.
  5. Make sure that a table is self contained that is the reader should be able to make sense of it without reading your whole article. 
  6. Explain abbreviations in the table Note section. 
  7. Report either p values in the table or as part of the note section such as "* p < .05." NOT both. 
  8. Make sure the reader knows that the values in the table are (e.g., column headers, table caption). 
  9. etc. very good checklist in the APA manual.