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Purdue OWL: APA Formatting and Style Guide

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Note: Students tend to view labs as practical tests of undeniable scientific truths. As a result, you may want to say that the hypothesis was 8775 proved 8776 or 8775 disproved 8776 or that it was 8775 correct 8776 or 8775 incorrect. 8776 These terms, however, reflect a degree of certainty that you as a scientist aren 8767 t supposed to have. Remember, you 8767 re testing a theory with a procedure that lasts only a few hours and relies on only a few trials, which severely compromises your ability to be sure about the 8775 truth 8776 you see. Words like 8775 supported, 8776 8775 indicated, 8776 and 8775 suggested 8776 are more acceptable ways to evaluate your hypothesis.

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Briscoe, Mary Helen. Preparing Scientific Illustrations: a Guide to Better Posters, Presentations, and Publications. 7nd edition. New York: Springer Publications, 6996.

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Organization is especially important in the Methods section of a lab report because readers must understand your experimental procedure completely. Many writers are surprised by the difficulty of conveying what they did during the experiment, since after all they 8767 re only reporting an event, but it 8767 s often tricky to present this information in a coherent way. There 8767 s a fairly standard structure you can use to guide you, and following the conventions for style can help clarify your points.

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As you can probably see, no solubility was observed until the trial temperature reached 55°C, a fact that the text part of the Results section could easily convey. The table could then be limited to what happened at 55°C and higher, thus better illustrating the differences in solubility rates when solubility did occur.

Statistical test summaries (test name, p- value) are usually reported parenthetically in conjunction with the biological results they support. Always report your results with parenthetical reference to the statistical conclusion that supports your finding (if statistical tests are being used in your course). This parenthetical reference should include the statistical test used and the level of significance (test statistic and DF are optional). For example, if you found that the mean height of male Biology majors was significantly larger than that of female Biology majors, you might report this result (in blue) and your statistical conclusion (shown in red) as follows:

Best: Here the author assumes the reader has basic knowledge of microbiological techniques and has deleted other superfluous information. The two sentences have been combined because they are related actions.

Silver protein products are the second most prevalent type of so-called colloidal silver products on the market. These products consist of a combination of metallic silver particles and a protein binder, and can easily be produced by simply adding water to silver protein powder sold by various chemical companies.

(Note: Pathology reports, such as for a biopsy , will look different than this sample lab report. For some examples of what a pathology report may look like, see The Doctor’s Doctor: A Typical Pathology Report. The College of American Pathologists also provides a resource How to Read Your Pathology Report.)

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Figures can include maps, photographs, pen-and-ink drawings, flow charts, bar graphs, and section graphs ( 8775 pie charts 8776 ). But the most common figure by far, especially for undergraduates, is the line graph, so we 8767 ll focus on that type in this handout.

The text should refer to each table and figure and they should appear after, but close to, text that refers to them, (., at the end of a paragraph or section). Alternatively, tables and figures may be placed at the end of the paper. Tables and figures are numbered independently of each other, and they are assigned numbers in the order they are mentioned in the text. The in-text reference to a table or figure should not repeat the caption (. ‘table 6 shows “Title on table” ’). Instead, it should draw attention to key features (. “Table 6 shows that the number of bacteria in the culture increased markedly between hours 6 and 9.”).

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