The statistical data usually refers to the aggregate of the numerical data which eventually contributes to its collection, interpretation, and analysis. Quantifying this data helps with the research and statistical operations. In the tabular presentation, the data is presented in the form of rows and columns, and this data positioning makes reading and understanding the data more feasible. The logical and statistical conclusions are derived from the presentation of the data.
Objectives of Tabular Data Presentation
The objectives of tabular data presentation are as follows.
The tabular data presentation helps in simplifying the complex data.
It also helps to compare different data sets thereby bringing out the important aspects.
The tabular presentation provides the foundation for statistical analysis.
The tabular data presentation further helps in the formation of graphs, as well as diagrams for the purpose of advanced data analysis.
Parts of the Table that are Used in the Tabulation
Some of the parts that are used in the table of tabular data presentation are as follows.
Table number: This is included for the purpose of identification and it provides for easy reference.
Title: It provides the nature of information which is included in the table. This information is included adjacent to table number.
Stub: This is provided on the left-side of tabular form. The specific issues that are mentioned in the stub are presented in the horizontal rows.
Caption: The caption is put on the top of columns within the table. The columns come with the specific unit within which figures are noted down.
Body: This is the most significant of the table and it is located in the middle or centre of the table. It is made up of numerical contents.
Footnote: The footnote gives the scope or potential for further explanation that might be required for any item which is included in the table. The footnote helps with the clarification of data that is mentioned within the table.
Information source: The information source is included on the bottom of the table. It gives the source related to the specific piece of information and the authenticity of the sources that are cited here helps in contributing to the credibility of the data.
You can check out the illustration of the tabular presentation of data through the provided sample included in the Vedantu notes related to this topic. The different forms of tabular analysis are quantitative analysis, qualitative analysis, spatial analysis, and temporal analysis. When it comes to limitations related to the tabular presentation of the data, they are lack of focus on the individual items, no scope or potential for description, and requiring expert knowledge.
Illustration Of A Tabular Representation of Data
Tabular presentation of data example is shown below.
Test Your Knowledge –
1. Where Is A “Headnote” Placed In A Table?
A headnote comprises the main title
It follows the primary title within a small bracket
A headnote can be placed anywhere in the table
2. Which Of The Following is Used for Explanation of Column Figures?
Forms of Tabular Analysis
The quantitative tabular analysis provides a description and interpretation of items based on statistics. Such analysis is undertaken through numeric variables as well as statistical methods.
Qualitative analysis is done, taking into account various attributes that are non-numerical. For instance, it may include social status, nationality, and physical specifications, among others. In such classification, the attributes that are taken into consideration cannot be subjected to quantitative measurement.
Categorisation, when done based on location such as a state, country, block, and district, etc., is called spatial analysis.
In this analysis method, time becomes a variable for data analysis. Such consideration of time may be in the form of hours, days, weeks, and months among others.
Limitations of A Tabular Presentation
There are certain drawbacks to a table presentation of data that have been mentioned below.
Individual items are not presented distinctly. A tabular presentation shows data in an aggregated manner.
It is only the figures that are indicated in a tabular presentation. The attributes of those figures cannot be mentioned in tables. Moreover, the qualitative aspects of figures cannot be mentioned.
A layperson will not be able to decipher the intricacies that are mentioned in the figures within a tabular presentation. Its interpretation and analysis can only be undertaken by a person with the requisite expertise.
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