Presentation of gender statistics in graphs

Modified on 2013/05/21 12:06 by Haoyi Chen — Categorized as: Chapter 4 - Analysis and presentation of gender statistics

Graphs can be used to great effects in publications. They can summarize trends, patterns and relationships between variables. They can illustrate and amplify the main messages of the publication, and inspire the reader to continue reading. Graphs are generally better understood and interpreted by the average reader, and therefore appeal to a wider audience. If done well, they can give readers a quick and easy understanding of the differences and similarities between women and men.

Every graph should make a point and that point can be given in the title. Nevertheless, in many publications, titles state the subject and the coverage of data in the graph. In this case, the title should start with the key word(s) of the statistics presented.

There are many types of charts. The type of chart used depends on the kind of data used in the analysis and what point the authors wish to make. Choosing the correct chart can make the difference between providing the reader with a strong message and confusing the reader.