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I am currently writing a scientific paper in cooperation with multiple co-authors, some of them being more experienced than me. In a figure, questionnaire results are shown.

One of my more experienced co-authors chose the title "questions respective [topic]", which I find somehow unsettling, even though I cannot think of a definite rule for this.

Is entitling a figure in this fashion correct use of the word "respective"? If not, what kind of title would be appropriate?

Thank you in advance!

Edit: while being titled "questions ...", the figure actually contains answers to questions.

  • I assume it's a rather archaic way of saying question about ...? Maybe you could use question regarding .... – oerkelens Mar 11 '18 at 10:28
  • I agree with @oerkelens regarding "regarding". My question is: "does the figure actually depict questions or answers"? – Pam Mar 11 '18 at 11:07
  • it is showing answers. I've edited my question. – Jonas Schwarz Mar 11 '18 at 11:40
  • The label looks cryptic. Without examining the content of the paper, it would be hard to provide a definitive alternative or to determine what was intended by the cryptic label. – Lawrence Mar 11 '18 at 12:37

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