A table should be formed in keeping with the objects

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Unformatted text preview: ping with the objects of statistical enquiry. 2. A table should be carefully prepared so that it is easily understandable. 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 legibility. 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 mentioned. 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 tables. 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 follows: 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 Occupations No. Of Adults Total 45 T...
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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.

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