Rules regarding the table structure, Operation Research

Rules  Regarding the Table  Structure

a.Table Number: When a number  of tables  are constructed serial number of the tables  should  be given  to each table.

b.Title The title of the table should be clear and precise indicating what  where  and when  of the data in that  order.

c.Number  of Rows and Column The number of rows and column depends on the nature  of the data. Description  of rows  columns  sub rows  should be well defined. Columns row  should  be numbered  when it  desired to  facilities  reference to specific  part of a table.

d.Caption and Stubs The headings of various columns and rows  ( often  called captions and  stubs  respectively) should  not consist  of  more  lines or  words than the bare  minimum required.

e.Ruling and Spacing Horizontal and vertical lines  should be drawn to spear adjacent rows and columns. Different  colors  or lines  of differed   dimensions ( i .e. light heavy etc) should be used to differentiate sub  rows  columns  from the  main  rows  and main  column.

f.Size of  Columns The size ( breadth ) of the column should be according to the  information to be written in those  column.

g.Arrangement of Items The placement of items  in the rows or columns should  be if possible  in natural  order or according to their  importance.

h.Units and  Derivatives The  unit of measurement used should be clearly stead such  as prices in rupees population in corer etc.

i. Explanatory Notes To make  certain points  clear the explanatory notes ( foot  notes  or head  notes)  should be  incorporated directly in body  of the table  or under or above  the table. If  the information  gain  in the table  is not self explanatory sufficient information should  be given  as foot  notes.

j. Sources The sources  of information  must be  mentioned just below the table particularly in case  of secondary  data. Such notes  give:

  • The name of the person institution.
  • Place and other details and
  • An idea about their reliability

k.Totals The sub totals  for each  separate classification and  a general  total  for  all combined classes should  be given  at the bottom  and or right side  of the  figures whose  totals  are taken.


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