# Showing the Results of a Survey

*So you have just Conducted a Survey and want to show your results in the best possible way? Here are some suggestions:*

### Tables

Sometimes, you can simply report the information in a table.

A table is a very simple way to show others the results. A table should have a title, so those looking at it understand what it shows:

Table: The Favorite Colors of My Class | ||||

Yellow | Red | Blue | Green | Pink |
---|---|---|---|---|

4 | 5 | 6 | 1 | 4 |

### Statistics

You can also summarize the results using statistics, such as Mean, Median, Mode, Standard Deviation and Quartiles

Example: you have lots of information about how long it takes people to get to school but it may be simpler just to present a summary such as:

*Shortest Journey: 3 minutes Average Journey: 22 minutes Longest Journey: 58 minutes*

### Graphs

But nothing makes a report look better than a nice graph or chart** **

**There are many different types of graphs. Three of the most common are:**

**Line Graph**- shows information that is somehow connected (such as change over time):

**Bar Graph**– shows relative sizes of different results:

**Pie Chart**- shows sizes as part of a whole (good for showing percentages):

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**Dot Plot**- shows data using dots:

You can create graphs like those using our Data Graphs (Bar, Line, Pie and Dot) page

### People's Comments

If people have given their opinions or comments in the survey, you can present the more interesting ones:

Example: In response to the question "How can we best clean up the river?" we received these interesting replies:

- "The government has a special fund for this"
- "The local gardening group has seedlings you could plant"

## Report

Put it all together into a report, with a nice introduction, and conclusions at the end, and you are done!