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How to include an appendix in a research paper

Updated July 20, 2017

Although revealing the results of the research is the primary purpose of the research paper, the raw data is also an essential part of the research and can be included in an appendix. The appendix is ideal for including graphs, maps, photographs and additional figures and tables. This information helps to clarify major points of the research.

Gather and organise all data to be included in the appendix. Use multiple appendices if necessary. Each appendix should clearly state one purpose.

Set up fonts and page elements to match the rest of your research paper. APA style papers will include 2.5 cm (1 inch) margins all around, 12-point Times Roman font, and double-spacing throughout.

Set up each appendix as a separate page. Label appendices with Roman numerals beginning with I. For a single appendix, type "Appendix" centred below the research paper page header. For multiple appendices, type "Appendix" plus the corresponding Roman numeral centred below the research paper page header. Double-space and type in the appendix title

Indent the first line five to seven spaces.

Add in the necessary data for the appendix page. Continue adding appendices until you have all the data included.

Print the appendix pages and place them in order. Place the appendix pages after "Works Cited" pages at the end of your research.

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