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Unformatted text preview: mportant and shorter classification should be tabulated in the columns. Stubs or Row Designations: Stubs stands for brief and self explanatory headings of horizontal rows. Normally, a relatively more important classification is given in rows. Also a variable with a large number of classes is usually represented in rows. For example, rows may stand for score of classes and columns for data related to sex of students. In the process, there will be many rows for scores classes but only two columns for male and female students. A model structure of a table is given below: Table Number Stub Sub- Headings Sub Heading Title of the Table Caption Headings Total Caption Sub-Headings Body Total Foot notes: Sources Note: 43 Body: The body of the table contains the numerical information of frequency of observations in the different cells. This arrangement of data is according to the discription of captions and stubs. Footnotes: Footnotes are given at the foot of the table for explanation of any fact or information included in the table which needs some explanation. Thus, they are meant for explaining or providing further details about the data, that have not been covered in title, captions and stubs. Sources of data: Lastly one should also mention the source of information from which data are taken. This may preferably include the name of the author, volume, page and the year of publication. This should also state whether the data contained in the table is of ‘ primary or secondary’ nature. Requirements of a Good Table: A good statistical table is not merely a careless grouping of columns and rows but should be such that it summarizes the total information in an easily accessible form in minimum possible space. Thus while preparing a table, one must have a clear idea of the information to be presented, the facts to be compared and he points to be stressed. Though, there is no hard and fast rule for forming a table yet a few general point should be kept in mind: 1. A table should be formed in kee...
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