Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics


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Alex needs to convey some precise financial information to his company's Board of Directors in a quarterly report. How should he present this information?

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1. Farah is using a bar chart to present the breakdown of customers who purchase her company's core product by hair color. This is an example of which of the following types of data?

2. Todd is collecting data via a survey to determine how satisfied his company's customers are with the service they receive after purchasing a product. Todd's survey utilizes a scale from 1 to 5 that represents 'very unsatisfied' up through 'very satisfied'. His survey is collecting _____ data.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Check your understanding of textual and visual graphics in data presentation with this quiz and worksheet. Practice questions verify your ability to recall important information and define relevant terms.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Uses for tables in business communication
  • Data that does not have any order
  • Chart that is used to show interval data over time
  • Type of chart that shows cumulative totals most effectively

Skills Practiced

  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can accurately define the terms related to various types of data representation
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding when tables should be used in business communication
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as the various categories of data

Additional Learning

To learn more about data presentation, review the accompanying lesson called Using Visuals to Present Data: Textual Graphics vs. Visual Graphics. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand how using visuals to present data can be accomplished through both textual and visual graphics
  • Examine when to use textual graphics or visual graphics
  • Explain meaning of textual graphics
  • Identify various types of visual graphics, such as bar, pie and line charts
  • Discuss different types of data, including nominal, ordinal and interval data