Man is visual by nature. A scientific explanation would be that the speed of light is probably the fastest of all senses that assault us upon observation or experiencing any event or thing. Charts are visual depictions of data or sets of data. They are used as tools to aid in the better understanding of relations that exist between sets of data.
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Chart titles and bar chart examples found in the page may serve as additional sources for inspiration on making charts for that next presentation or report. Feel free to scroll between the different samples available for download on the page.
Sample Reward Chart
Child Reward Chart
Sleep Reward Chart
Sample Rate Chart
Chart for Heart Rate
Postal Rate Chart
Metric Conversion Chart
Chart for Metric Weight Conversion
Metric System Conversion Chart
Sample Time Chart
Time Conversion Chart
Time Chart for Military
Geologic Time Chart
What Is a Chart?
Charts form part of any presentation and aids the participants or members to understand sets of data or information through graphical representations and relationship between the sets of data. Raw data on the other hand sometimes comprise only of numbers or a large volume of words which would be otherwise hard to sift through.
Charts make it possible to explain existence of such data and the relationship between them by representing the data into easily understandable visual. Depending on the available data, visual representations of such vary in order to simplify and aid in better understanding of the data.
Features and types of charts will next be explained in this article to help you better understand what a chart is and the number of uses a chart has depending on the sort of data that is made available for interpretation. Specific charts exist for specific types of data that is to be presented.
Chart examples in DOC and medical chart examples found in the page are available for download for additional learning. Have a look at them by clicking on the download link button below the sample to access the file.
Sample Responsibility Chart
Personal Responsibility Chart
Chart for Maintenance Responsibility
Children’s Responsibility Chart
Sample Chore Chart
Preschool Chore Chart
Monthly Chart Sample
Chore Chart for Kids
Sample Patient Chart
Chart for Dental Patient
Patient History Chart
Sample Food Chart
Healthy Food Chart
Baby Food Chart
Composition of a Chart
Depending on the set of data for interpretation, a chart has many different parts but generally has the following:
- Title – A chart, which is often interlaced with the term graph, has a title that appears on top of the visual to describe the data being referred to. Titles are often specific and particular to the data presented.
- Axes – Positioning of a chart rely on the axes namely the vertical (X) and horizontal (Y) axis. These would be graduated by a scale depending on the dimension being represented. Usually, a category is represented by an axis and any unit of measure for that category is also included and indicated in an enclosed parenthesis.
- Grid Lines – A graph, as mentioned earlier is graduated by dimensions. Grid lines work by aligning the data corresponding to the dimensions it represents. Grid lines are often highlighted to indicate extremes or lows in a data set or indicate the median for the data.
- Labels – Are points corresponding to data associated with the position in the chart. They are named according to the data they represent. Some labels are placed in connection to a point in the data where the presenter wants to highlight or show as an example.
- Legend – In the case where multiple variables are being shown in a chart, a legend or key is placed below the chart to identify the variables indicated on the chart or graph. Legends are useful in interpreting some labels to graphs that are abbreviated or simplified.
Chart examples samples and Gantt chart examples can be found in the page and can be used as basis for making charts. Take a look around and you may just find the chart template or example you have been looking for.
Sample Organizational Chart
Company Organizational Chart
Organizational Chart for Business
Staff Organizational Chart
Sample Gantt Chart
Construction Gantt Chart
Gantt Chart for Project
Research Gantt Chart
Sample Size Chart
Apparel Size Chart
Watch Size Chart
Sample Comparison Chart
Product Comparison Chart
Chart for Appliance Comparison
Lighting Comparison Chart
Making a Graph in Excel
Nowadays, many people resort to Excel in the making of graphs or charts. Here are a few simple steps in making a simple line graph in Excel:
- The first thing needed is to input the data available. For this example, we will just deal with two sets of data type being your dependent and independent variable.
- Next, click or select all the data you have typed in.
- Select a chart type from the menu by clicking on Insert > Scatter, then select Smooth Line Scatter Plot.
- The graph should then automatically be displayed in context to the data that was selected before.
- From the menu bar, choose Design > Chart Layout > which would display the title, vertical and horizontal labels. Label accordingly
And that’s it. Simple. You can add or customize the graph further with options from the Home menu. Changing options like the font, colors, and other parts of your graph. This graph then can be clicked on and copied to your actual presentation or report file.
Chart examples in Excel and chore chart examples shown in the page provide further explanation on how charts are made and translated data shown.
Sample Growth Chart
Clinical Growth Chart
Plant Growth Chart
Sample Measurement Chart
Land Measurement Chart
Weight Loss Chart Sample
Cooking Measurement Chart
Sample Wedding Chart
Sample Height and Weight Chart
Body Fat Sample Chart
Sample Process Flow Chart
Sample Behavior Chart
Weekly Behavior Chart
Chart for Student Behavior
Importance of Charts
Charts often play role of mediator between the presenter and the participants of a presentation. Charts form an essential bridge in communicating data effectively to any participant in a presentation.
- Charts first and foremost role is to provide a visual representation of data.
- As stated in the introduction, humans are visual by nature and understand information better when delivered in a visual manner. Information then is clarified and understood better.
- Charts effectively stretches the boundaries of presentation since charts can embody or represent different types of data.
- Patterns are easily discerned when presented graphically making relationships between data sets easier to see and comprehend.
- Information presented visually is easier perceived and understood compared to other methods of presentation.
- Interpreting data through charts or graphs are easier since it appeals largely to the visual sense that we most often use among all other senses. Processing of information via visual correlation considerably is faster and more effective.
Sample chart examples and chart examples can be seen on the page to help you more regarding making your own chart. These samples are all available for download and can be done so by clicking on the download link button below the sample to access the file.