Step 6: Display Data
Would it be best to present your data numerically in a table? Would it be better to depict your findings in a bar, line, or pie chart? Is it possible to display your data spatially in a map, showing the differences between areas? Here are some tips to help you better communicate your findings.
are a very organized way to display data. They are most commonly easy
to read and understand.
A pie chart is best for showing the portions of parts of a whole. Helps to visually determine how the parts can be compared to one another in regards to size. For example, if a family desired to graphically display the makeup of its monthly expenditures amongst rent, utilities, groceries, and other, a pie chart would most likely be the most suitable means of doing so.
Maps showing how data varies in regards to location may also be an effective way to display your data. Maps of the various geographic areas can be found online and printed, or saved as a picture file on your computer and manipulated in a program like Paint. Websites that allow users to map data can be found in the data and statistics resources quick reference table posted in the Cleveland Neighborhood Statistics section of NeighborhoodLink.