# What are tables and figures in a research paper?

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## What are tables and figures in a research paper?

A list of figures and tables compiles all of the figures and tables that you used in your thesis or dissertation, along with their corresponding page numbers. These lists give your reader an overview of how you have used figures and tables in your document.

## Do tables count as figures?

Tables usually show numerical value or textual information and are almost always characterized by a row-column structure. Any type of illustration other than a table is referred to as a figure. Number tables sequentially (i.e.if you have more than one table in your writing) e.g. Table 1, Table 2 …..

**Are tables and figures different?**

Tables are text or numbers in the form of columns whereas figures are illustrations of different kinds like a pie chart, a drawing, a photograph, any graphic which represents the data in a graphic form.

**What is list of figures and list of tables?**

A List of Figures and/or a List of Tables will show all of the graphics, equations, and tables in a document. However, for an element to be recognized, it must have a caption.

### What are table of figures?

A table of figures is a list, sorted by page number, of the captions pulled from figures, images, or tables in your document. It’s like a table of contents, but it’s a table of anything to which you can add a caption.

### What is the purpose of a table of figures?

Both tables and figures are used to support conclusions or illustrate concepts, but they have essential differences in purpose. Tables present numbers for comparison with other numbers or summarize or define concepts, terms, or other details of a study. Graphs reveal trends or delineate selected features.

**Is a graph a figure?**

Every graph is a figure but not every figure is a graph. Graphs are a particular set of figures that display quantitative relationships between variables.

**Is a table a graph?**

Tables and graphs are visual representations….Tables and graphs.

Tables | Graphs |
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Science Complete a table about properties of paper towels: The best mopper upper. | Science Interpret a graph of a car’s journey and add to the graph to represent a further description of the journey: A car journey. |

#### What is the difference between graph and figure?

Graphs. Every graph is a figure but not every figure is a graph. Graphs are a particular set of figures that display quantitative relationships between variables.

#### What are the list of figures?

The list of figures identifies the titles and locations of visuals (figures, drawings, photos, maps) in administrative or research documents. Articles in periodicals do not use lists of figures. Figures concentrate information in unusual ways and show critical details, configurations, and evidence.

**What is a list of figures?**

**How do you make a table of figures?**

Click in your document where you want to insert the table of figures. Click References > Insert Table of Figures. You can adjust your Format and Options in the Table of Figures dialog box. Click OK.