Entry Quiz

Use this quiz to find out what you already know about creating a results section.

Figure 1 shows the results for the experiment entitled 'Varying the Dietary Intake of Cholesterol May Cause Changes in Plasma Cholesterol Concentration in Middle-Aged Subjects'.

Rank the titles for Figure 1 from 1 to 4 where 1 = most appropriate. When you have made your choices, click the Submit button and you will get your feedback.

  • a ) Figure 1. Changes in Plasma Cholesterol Concentrations in subjects on high and low cholesterol diets
  • b ) Figure 1. Effect of high and low cholesterol diet on Plasma Cholesterol Concentration
  • c ) Figure 1. The effect of high and low cholesterol diet Vs change in cholesterol in 8 subjects.
  • d ) Figure 1. Effect of diet on Plasma Cholesterol Concentration

Table 1 shows the results for the sample population for the experiment entitled 'Varying the Dietary Intake of Cholesterol May Cause Changes in Plasma Cholesterol Concentration in Middle-Aged Subjects'.

Listed below the Table are some of the critieria for creating an effective table. Assess Table 1 using these criteria.

Click either Yes or No based on whether the criteria have been fulfilled or not. You will recieve your feedback immediately.

The title is appropriately placed

yes | no

Yes. The title is above the table which follows the general guidelines for tables.

Yes. The title is above the table which follows the general guidelines for tables.

The data are grouped appropriately

yes | no

Yes. The data for subjects on a high cholesterol diet as well as those on a low cholesterol diet are brought together and shown in the same table as well as the demographic characteristics of the subjects.

Yes. The data for subjects on a high cholesterol diet as well as those on a low cholesterol diet are brought together and shown in the same table as well as the demographic characteristics of the subjects.

Units of concentration are clearly specified under column headings

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No. The units for cholesterol concentration are shown in the body of the table.

No. The units for cholesterol concentration are shown in the body of the table.

General trends are shown

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No. Only individual trends are shown.

No. Only individual trends are shown.

Columns have appropriate headings

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No. The column headings for cholesterol concentration should have included the units.

No. The column headings for cholesterol concentration should have included the units.

Like material is placed in columns

yes | no

Yes.

Yes.

Figures are rounded off appropriately

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No. For this experiment, measuring cholesterol levels to one decimal place would have been enough to show what changes, if any, had taken place.

No. For this experiment, measuring cholesterol levels to one decimal place would have been enough to show what changes, if any, had taken place.

The visual presentation of the data clearly shows the trends in the results.

yes | no

No. Although the grouping of those on a high cholesterol diet and those on a low cholesterol diet does help to show the results (i.e.: those on a high cholesterol diet increased their blood cholesterol levels whereas those on a low cholesterol diet reduced theirs), a figure would have shown the trend in the results better than a table.

No. Although the grouping of those on a high cholesterol diet and those on a low cholesterol diet does help to show the results (i.e.: those on a high cholesterol diet increased their blood cholesterol levels whereas those on a low cholesterol diet reduced theirs), a figure would have shown the trend in the results better than a table.

The visual presentation of the data accurately shows the results

yes | no

Yes. The exact results are shown for each subject.

Yes. The exact results are shown for each subject.

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