Critiquing data presentation

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  1. Below are the results of a marketing survey done by a travelling company on activities people prefer to do in holidays.


    Number of people

    Stay home






    Spend time with friends




    Critiquing data presentation
    1. If the travelling company claims that travelling is about 2 times more popular than staying home, is the company correct? Explain.
    2. Describe how the graph can be more accurate.
Topic Notes
It is important to present data accurately. One way to make data easy to understand is to draw them in graphs, such as line graphs, histograms, bar graphs and pictograms. However, if they are not drawn properly, these graphs can be very misleading too. In this section, we will learn how to critique graphs and the ways to improve them.