This tutorial takes a breather from the linear model to look at presenting data and writing up research. We look at bar graphs, histograms, box-plots and line graphs. We also take a look at the format of research reports (i.e. journal articles) and how to prepare a report (based loosely on APA format, which is a popular style convention in Psychology journals).


  • Two handouts we have already looked at in previous tutorials explore some of the graphing capabilities of IBM SPSS Statistics (access them here and here).
  • PDF Handout looking at graphing data in R
  • PDF Handout looking at writing up research and APA style.
  • SPSS Data Files
  • R Data Files

Video Tutorials

Editing Graphs in SPSS

Writing Up Research (APA Style)

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