Activity C: Showing units in tables and graphs
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What are the different conventions for representing units in the headers of a table or on the axes of a graph? Which ways of showing units are preferable?
Further information about the issues raised by this activity can be found in the guidance booklet as described below.
What is in the guidance?
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Discussion of the key ideas that are relevant to this activity can be found in the guidance booklet on the following pages:
- Section 3.1 Using tables to collect and present data (pp 23-24)
- Section 4.6 Labels and units (p 39)