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then displayed under different columns and rows of a table.
Advantages of Tabulation:
Statistical data arranged in a tabular form serve following
1. It simplifies complex data and the data presented are easily
2. It facilitates comparison of related facts.
3. It facilitates computation of various statistical measures like
averages, dispersion, correlation etc. 41 4. It presents facts in minimum possible space and
unnecessary repetitions and explanations are avoided.
Moreover, the needed information can be easily located.
5. Tabulated data are good for references and they make it
easier to present the information in the form of graphs and
Preparing a Table:
The making of a compact table itself an art. This should
contain all the information needed within the smallest possible
space. What the purpose of tabulation is and how the tabulated
information is to be used are the main points to be kept in mind
while preparing for a statistical table. An ideal table should consist
of the following main parts:
1. Table number
2. Title of the table
3. Captions or column headings
4. Stubs or row designation
5. Body of the table
7. Sources of data
A table should be numbered for easy reference and
identification. This number, if possible, should be written in the
centre at the top of the table. Sometimes it is also written just
before the title of the table.
A good table should have a clearly worded, brief but
unambiguous title explaining the nature of data contained in the
table. It should also state arrangement of data and the period
covered. The title should be placed centrally on the top of a table
just below the table number (or just after table number in the same
Captions or column Headings:
Captions in a table stands for brief and self explanatory
headings of vertical columns. Captions may involve headings and
42 sub-headings as well. The unit of data contained should also be
given for each column. Usually, a relatively less i...
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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