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    So, in my lab report I'm allowed to use two figures, which I've done as graphs, but I also really want to include to tables so the results make more sense. My question is, do tables count as figures or are they separate and does your legend go at the top of a table as opposed to the bottom?

    One more thing. Is it acceptable to put two graphs on one figure because they have been calculated the same and are related findings and when I discuss them it will be together?

    Thanks!
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    (Original post by battycatlady)
    So, in my lab report I'm allowed to use two figures, which I've done as graphs, but I also really want to include to tables so the results make more sense. My question is, do tables count as figures or are they separate and does your legend go at the top of a table as opposed to the bottom?

    One more thing. Is it acceptable to put two graphs on one figure because they have been calculated the same and are related findings and when I discuss them it will be together?

    Thanks!
    I guess tables would count as figures seen as though they both contain data and you need to write about them in similar styles. However you would need to label the tables as table 1, table 2 ect... instead of calling them figures. Generally I don't think they mind too much, but placing the legends at the top would be the safe bet.

    I don't quite understand what you mean. You can merge two graphs if they have the same axis's and you need to compare them. On the other hand, you cannot simply put one graph directly under the other or next to it, you'd need to label them separately, for example in the legend you could write "Figures 2 and 3, graphs to show...". The procedures might apply differently at your university however, so I would go and ask a demonstrator to confirm
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    Okie dokie, thanks for your help! (:
 
 
 
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