Skip to content
Skip to main content

About this free course

Download this course

Share this free course

Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables
Interpreting data: Boxplots and tables

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

3.6 Summary of Section 3

In this section, you have learned about appropriate ways of interpreting data in tables. By working through examples, you have seen how it can be useful to calculate appropriate proportions and ratios, and to present some of the data in graphical form. Guidelines for the choice of graphics have been given. When the data in a table are in the form of counts, you have seen that it can be useful to calculate the counts in a particular row or column as proportions (usually in the form of percentages) of the corresponding row or column total. However, it is important to calculate the proportion that is relevant to the question you are trying to answer.