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Medicine: Presenting your data

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Presenting Your Data

It is important to follow some guidelines that will make the presentation of your data clear and meaningful. The following resources will help you to decide when and how to use data presentation formats like Tables, Charts and Graphs.

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1. Fah, T. S., & Aziz, A. F. (2006). How To Present Research Data?. Malaysian Family Physician 1(2-3), 82–85.

2. Duquia, R. P., Bastos, J. L., Bonamigo, R. R., González-Chica, D. A., & Martínez-Mesa, J. (2014). Presenting data in tables and charts. Anais brasileiros de dermatologia, 89(2), 280–285
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3. In J, Lee S. Statistical data presentation. Korean J Anesthesiol. 2017 Jun;70(3):267-276. doi: 10.4097/kjae.2017.70.3.267. Epub 2017 May 19. PMID: 28580077; PMCID: PMC5453888.


4. Bavdekar SB. Using Tables and Graphs for Reporting Data. J Assoc Physicians India. 2015 Oct;63(10):59-63. PMID: 27608693.


5. Curran CR. Data display techniques. Appl Nurs Res. 1999 Aug;12(3):153-8. doi: 10.1016/s0897-1897(99)80067-6. PMID: 10457626.


6. Zhang L, Fu XL. Which is better for presenting your data: table or graph? J Zhejiang Univ Sci. 2004 Sep;5(9):1165-8. doi: 10.1631/jzus.2004.1165. PMID: 15323015.


7. Durbin CG Jr. Effective use of tables and figures in abstracts, presentations, and papers. Respir Care. 2004 Oct;49(10):1233-7. PMID: 15447809.


8. Slutsky DJ. The use of tables. J Wrist Surg. 2014 Nov;3(4):219. doi: 10.1055/s-0034-1395165. PMID: 25364631; PMCID: PMC4208953.


9. Paniello RC, Neely JG, Rich JT, Slattery EL, Voelker CC. Practical guide to choosing an appropriate data display. Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2011 Dec;145(6):886-94. doi: 10.1177/0194599811423608. Epub 2011 Oct 5. PMID: 21975544.


10. Bavdekar SB, Anand V, Vyas S. Presenting Research Paper: Learning the steps. J Assoc Physicians India. 2017 Sep;65(9):72-77. PMID: 29313580.


11. Alexandrov AV, Hennerici MG. How to prepare and deliver a scientific presentation. Teaching course presentation at the 21st European Stroke Conference, Lisboa, May 2012. Cerebrovasc Dis. 2013;35(3):202-8. doi: 10.1159/000346077. Epub 2013 Mar 5. PMID: 23470273.


12. Miller JE. Preparing and presenting effective research posters. Health Serv Res. 2007 Feb;42(1 Pt 1):311-28. doi: 10.1111/j.1475-6773.2006.00588.x. PMID: 17355594; PMCID: PMC1955747.


13. Chippaux JP. Envenimations : quelles sont les informations pertinentes et comment les présenter ? [Envenoming: What Information Do We Need Today and How Do we Present the Data?]. Bull Soc Pathol Exot. 2020;113(1):1-4. French. doi: 10.3166/bspe-2020-0121. PMID: 32881443.