Before tabulation data are classified and then

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Unformatted text preview: e classified and then displayed under different columns and rows of a table. Advantages of Tabulation: Statistical data arranged in a tabular form serve following objectives: 1. It simplifies complex data and the data presented are easily understood. 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 diagrams. 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 6. Footnotes 7. Sources of data Table Number: 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. Title: 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 line). 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.

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