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I'm writing my thesis dissertation and in the results section I'm showing my results with this sentence:

A small correlation between hit position and time was found for SS2 ($r=-0.143, p<0.01$) but not for SS1 ($p>0.05$) (see Figure 3.2).

I believe I'm following APA guidelines for reporting statistical results and I want to show the reader the figure as it shows graphically my results. But, I don't like having these two parentheses next to each other. What can I do?

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Don't do anything. That's perfectly fine. –  Andrew Leach May 5 '13 at 18:41
But if you don't like it rewrite it: As shown in Figure 3.2, a small correlation ... –  Jim May 5 '13 at 18:46
Is 'two (sets of) parentheses next to each other' against APA guidelines? –  Kris May 6 '13 at 6:24
It looks OK to me, but I'd probably omit the parentheses around "see Figure 3.2" and put a semicolon before "see". –  Andreas Blass Jul 25 '13 at 5:05

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Keep the double parenthesis. Their separate meaning is clear, and the reader can make separate decisions to elide them in their reading or not as appropriate to them.

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