Tables in your dissertation

Dissertations and theses often include tables. One advantage of tables is that they allow you to present data in a clear and concise manner without having to provide a lengthy explanation in the text. This is particularly helpful in sections such as your results chapter.

The steps presented below will help to ensure that any tables you use in your dissertation follow the basic rules and standards. If you are using the MLA citation style, you should follow the guidelines for tables and figures in our MLA format guide.

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An appendix to a dissertation

An appendix is a useful tool for providing additional information in a dissertation. You can use appendices to make sure your paper is not too long, avoid disrupting the text with a lot of tables and figures, and add background information on your topic.

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