DISPLAYING DESCRIPTIVE STATISTICS
Summarizing data in tables, charts, and graphs
The main focus of descriptive statistics is to summarize and present data. This chapter demonstrates a variety of techniques available to display descriptive statistics. Presenting data graphically allows the user to extract information more efficiently.
There are many different tools available for displaying descriptive statistics. Frequency distributions are a simple way to summarize raw data in tables and make the information more useful. Histograms convert these tables into charts and provide a picture of the data. Bar and pie charts offer a variety of ways to display categorical data. Finally, line and scatter charts allow you to view relationships ...