Statistics: Communication Options

Choosing the Correct Method to Intuitively Communicate Data Patterns. Many options exist to intuitively communicate patterns in data for enable strategic decision-making. The following table recommends charts depending on your goals. Chart Purpose Example Bar, Pie Charts Simplest method for summarizing data. Note: Use a pie chart or horizontal bar chart (bars display sideways) when…

Excel: Quartile

Understanding Inter-Medians As illustrated in my Median article (link) – understanding the median on a data set provides a helpful concept to know the value within the middle of all values of the data set. This article with illustrate median values within various divisions of the data set, or “inter” median values of the data…

Excel: Chart – XY Scatter Plot

XY Scatter Plot: Comparing Data Correlations Unlike other charts where data points form a contiguous shape whether in bars (bar chart) or slices (pie chart), scatter plot charts display distributions with individual data points, reflecting correlations between values. The name of this type of type begins with “XY” because the data points reflect positions on…