thing to keep in mind – if you create a graph, then it is because
you wish to say something about this information in the Discussion
section. Do not create "kitchen sink" figures where you put all the
data just to have it there. If you used a software program capable
of generating results for you, use that to create figures according to
variables. Finally, figures must have text
about them written in the Results section. You cannot just stick in a
figure and be done with it. The main point of the figure should be
written out with an appropriate reference at the end of the sentence,
"...(Fig. 1)". All figures require titles and captions; graphs must
have clear labels for X & Y axes.
Step Three : If you are using a stats program, then you should report +/- significances when appropriate. If using descriptive statistics, do NOT use the word "significant" anywhere in the Results or Discussion sections.