Combining features of a frequency table and a stem-and-leaf plot to summarize the American statistical association's strategic activities

Nathaniel Schenker*, Katherine L. Monti, George W. Cobb, Ronald S. Fecso, Joan S Chmiel

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Abstract

This article describes a tabular display that can be used in certain circumstances to simplify a multiway frequency table while retaining information and enhancing the visual impression of aspects of the data. The display, which combines features of a frequency table and a stem-and-leaf plot, is humorously named "Table SALT" (for "Table, stem-and-leaf type"). Table SALT was devised to present work of a subcommittee of the 2006 American Statistical Association (ASA) Board of Directors that was charged with reviewing planned strategic activities of the association during 2001-2005, with emphasis on their relation to goals of the ASA strategic plan. The article discusses features of Table SALT as well as its use in the subcommittee's analysis of data.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)245-247
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Statistician
Volume61
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2007

Keywords

  • Categorical data
  • Exploratory data analysis
  • Multiway table
  • Strategic plan

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Statistics, Probability and Uncertainty

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