Chapter

Visual Presentation of Data

Stacy Christiansen

in AMA Manual of Style

Tenth edition

Published on behalf of © American Medical Association

Published in print March 2007 | ISBN: 9780195176339
Published online April 2009 | e-ISBN: 9780195382846 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/jama/9780195176339.003.0004
Visual Presentation of Data

More Like This

Show all results sharing these subjects:

  • Medicine and Health
  • Language Reference

GO

Show Summary Details

Preview

Tables and figures demonstrate relationships among data and other types of information. A well-structured table is perhaps the most efficient way to convey a large amount of data in a scientific manuscript. As text, the same information may take considerably more space; if presented in a figure, key details and precise values may be less apparent. Text may be preferred if the information can be presented concisely (see Box). For qualitative information, text should be used if the relationships among data are simple and data are few, whereas a figure should be used if the relationships are complex. For quantitative information, a table should be used when the display of exact values is important, whereas a figure (eg, a line graph) should be used to demonstrate patterns or trends. Tables also are often preferable to graphics for small data sets and are preferred when data presentation requires many specific comparisons...

Chapter.  11457 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Medicine and Health ; Language Reference

Full text: subscription required

How to subscribe Recommend to my Librarian

Buy this work at Oxford University Press »

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content. subscribe or login to access all content.