The examples on this page are taken from data sources such A.C. Nielsen, Passport GMID and Statistics New Zealand as well as from books, journal articles and webpages on websites.
- See Tables and Figures (APA Style website) and Chapter 7 in the APA Manual for more detailed explanations and also sample tables and figures.
- Tables refer to numerical values or text arranged in columns and rows.
- Figures are charts, drawings, graphs, flow charts, maps, photographs or any other illustration that is not a table.
- All tables and figures should be numbered (Table 1, Table 2, Figure 1, Figure 2, etc.) in bold font. The numbering is the order they are called out (referred to) in the text.
- Each table and figure should have a brief but descriptive title, in italics and capitalised in Title Case.
- All tables and figures should be called out in the text of the paper.
- UC Library database licence agreements allow students to use images in assignments. Statistics NZ also allows this. State copyright and also write: Reprinted with permission (see below).
- For Creative Commons licences, use the specified abbreviation (e.g. CC BY-NC, CC BY 4.0).
- If you reprint or adapt a table or figure from another source, you must have an entry in the reference list for the work in addition to the attribution in the table or figure note.
- Thesis writers will usually need to obtain permission to reproduce or adapt a table or figure from another source – see this Copyright page.