The Chicago guide to writing about numbers. /
By: Miller, Jane ESeries: Chicago guides to writing, editing and publishingPublisher: Chicago, IL University of Chicago Press 2004Description: xiv, 304 pISBN: 9780226526317; 0226526313Subject(s): Technical Writing | Writing | Communication | Statistical AnalysisDDC classification: 808.06 MIL Online Resources: The study guide for The Chicago Guide to Writing about Numbers, First Edition
Includes bibliographical references and index. Cover title: The Chicago guide to writing about numbers : 123456 : the effective presentation of quantitative information.
This book helps to bridge the gap between good quantitative analysis and clear, effective writing. The author presents principles to help writers (researchers, journalists, policy analysts) decide the best way to write about numbers and to present statistical information in ways that readers will understand. > The text is liberally sprinkled with examples of poor , better and best ways of presenting information involving numbers. Later chapters cover effective comparisons, tables and charts (graphs). Finally there are guidelines about how to bring the overall message together in writing or an oral presentation. > There is wealth of material for close study, but the book s detailed index also makes it useful as a ready reference for anyone compiling a report which contains statistics.