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GRAPHS AND PICTOGRAMS - PARTY ACCESORIES

V. Ryan 2010

 

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Product Designers and Marketing companies often need to collect statistics on the sale of products they have designed or intend to market. Statistics can be presented as tables of data/information as seen in the table of results seen below.

Year 11 pupils have been asked “What party accessory would you like to be given at your Prom (leaving party)?” One Hundred Year 11 pupils were asked to select a party accessory and the results will help the prom organisers to select the most popular items to include in their prom celebrations.
What are the advantages of displaying information in a table of results similar to the one opposite?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The table of results has been displayed below as a bar chart and also a pictogram. Study the two alternative ways of displaying this information.
What are the advantages of displaying information as a pictogram rather than a bar chart?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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