METHODS OF DATA PRESENTATION AND ANALYSIS. Gerald W. Ouma 25 March 2010. Data Presentation. Data Graphics
Gerald W. Ouma
25 March 2010
Second, it is usually the best way to show the data to others. Reading lots of numbers in the text puts people to sleep and does little to convey information.
Tables display numbers or words arranged in a grid. They are good for situations where exact numbers need to be presented like:
Summary of State Funding of South African Higher Education, 1996-2005 (Rands Billions)
Divided/stacked bar graphs show proportional relationships between data within each bar. In addition, divided bar graphs can show changes over time (They make clear both the sum of the parts and each group’s contribution to that total).
Total State Funds Per FTE Student, 1996 – 2004 (Rands ‘000)
Source: DoE (2005)
Pass rates of UWC Education students by gender, 2001 - 2007
Racial composition of learners at school X