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2. A table should be carefully prepared so that it is easily
3. A table should be formed so as to suit the size of the paper.
But such an adjustment should not be at the cost of
4. If the figures in the table are large, they should be suitably
rounded or approximated. The method of approximation
and units of measurements too should be specified.
44 5. Rows and columns in a table should be numbered and
certain figures to be stressed may be put in ‘ box’ or ‘ circle’
or in bold letters.
6. The arrangements of rows and columns should be in a
logical and systematic order. This arrangement may be
alphabetical, chronological or according to size.
7. The rows and columns are separated by single, double or
thick lines to represent various classes and sub-classes used.
The corresponding proportions or percentages should be
given in adjoining rows and columns to enable comparison.
A vertical expansion of the table is generally more
convenient than the horizontal one.
8. The averages or totals of different rows should be given at
the right of the table and that of columns at the bottom of
the table. Totals for every sub-class too should be
9. In case it is not possible to accommodate all the information
in a single table, it is better to have two or more related
Type of Tables:
Tables can be classified according to their purpose, stage of
enquiry, nature of data or number of characteristics used. On the
basis of the number of characteristics, tables may be classified as
1. Simple or one-way table
2. Two way table
3. Manifold table
Simple or one-way Table:
A simple or one-way table is the simplest table which
contains data of one characteristic only. A simple table is easy to
construct and simple to follow. For example, the blank table given
below may be used to show the number of adults in different
occupations in a locality.
The number of adults in different occupations in a locality
No. Of Adults
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This note was uploaded on 01/18/2014 for the course BUS 100 taught by Professor Moshiri during the Winter '08 term at UC Riverside.
- Winter '08