# Presentation of Statistical Data

Presentation of statistical data main aims to highlight and compare important statistical facts. Generally data are presented in form of tables, graphs and charts. Table is a systematic organisation of data in column and rows. There are various types of graph such as bar chart, pie chart, line chart etc.

## Table:

• It is systematic arrangement of related statistical data in column and rows.

• It can be General purpose (reference) or special purpose (text).

• Each table has important parts.

For example: Distribution of students according to course and economic status

 Class/Subject Science Commerce Arts Total Rich 10 10 30 50 Middle class 10 30 20 60 Poor 20 10 10 40 Total 40 50 60 150

### Parts of Table:

(……..…..Title………..)

(In rupees crores)

Footnote (……………………………)

Source of data (……………………..)

Table Number:

• If more than one table has been used or presented at one place.

• Better to give them serial numbers.

• Always indicated in centre at the top.

Title:

• It is what heading is to an essay.

• Appears top of table.

• Gives idea about what is contained in the main body of table.

• It should be short and to the point.

• Better is presented in bold or capital letters.

• Written below the title.

• Clarifies the contents of the table and unit of measurement like “in rupees crores”, ’in lakh tons” etc.

• Written in right side top of the table, below the title.

Stub:

• Consists of stub head and sub entries.

• Both appear on the left hand column of table.

Main body or field:

Most important part of the table and contains information about which a hint is given in title.

Footnote:

• Qualifying statement placed at bottom of table.

• Aims to explain omission or limitation of data presented in main body of table.

Source of data:

• It helps a reader to check original source of data himself and get more of it.

• Mention information like title, edition, page number and source of publication etc.

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