Graziano and Raulin (8th ed)Graziano & Raulin
Research Methods (8th edition)

Creating Tables

Tables should give the reader enough information so they can be interpreted without information from the text. 

Each table should be numbered using Arabic numbers starting with number 1. The first line of the table should read "Table" and the number. The next line of the table should be a brief title. An example of a typical table title might be "Mean Reaction Times for Distracted and Non-distracted Participants." The table title should be italicized. If the title is more than one line long, it should be double-spaced. In fact, the entire table should be double spaced. 

The actual values in the table will be arranged in columns and rows, with the columns and rows clearly labeled. The columns should be labeled at the top of each column and the rows at the far left-hand side of the table. If additional information is necessary to interpret the table, it should be included at the bottom in the form of a footnote. 

Shown below is a typical typed table illustrating these principles.