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Journal of Zhejiang University SCIENCE A 2004 Vol.5 No.9 P.1165~1168


Which is better for presenting your data: table or graph?

Author(s):  ZHANG Li, FU Xiao-lan

Affiliation(s):  Institute of Psychology, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100101, China

Corresponding email(s):   Fuxl@psych.ac.cn

Key Words:  Table, Graph, Data types, Subjective evaluation

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This study aimed at investigating the characteristics of table and graph that people perceive and the data types which people consider the two displays are most appropriate for. Participants in this survey were 195 teachers and undergraduates from four universities in Beijing. The results showed people’s different attitudes towards the two forms of display.

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