Requirements and Characteristics of a good table
In the words of Mr. Harry Jerome a good statistical table is a triumph of ingenuity and technique masterpiece of economy of space combined with a maximum of clearly presented information.
If the rules of tabulation ( rules regarding the structure and general rules) along with common sense are applied then we have a good table. In brief the essentials of a good table are as follows:
a.The table should attractive.
b. The size of the table should be neither too big nor too small.
c. The table should be according to objective of statistical investigation.
d.All the required rules of tabulation should be carefully observed.
e.The facts should be so arranged in a table as to make comparison between them easy.
f. A table should scientifically prepare and should be so planned as to make it easily understandable.
g.The data should be written in original form as far as possible.
h. A table must be free from all types of irrelevant data.
i. Explanatory notes should be incorporated.