Graphing and Describing Data in Everyday Life – Reply

For the first set of data, a list of all the injuries seen in a clinic over a month, I would use a frequency table and include the relative frequency. Relative frequency would be the ratio of the number of each injury to the number of total injuries seen in the clinic. This would give a good idea in percentage form of how often the clinic is seeing each type of injury. I would choose to display this data in a pie chart. A pie chart is visually easy to read and is good for qualitative data and relative frequencies (Chamberlain College, n.d.). The size of each slice of pie is proportional to the data value in each category (Williams & Anderson, 2020). By using a pie chart for this data, it would be easy to quickly look and see which injuries the clinic is seeing the most of, and which injuries are less commonly being seen.
For the second set of data, the number of minutes that each patient spends in the waiting room of the doctors office, I would use a cumulative frequency table. The cumulative frequency uses each relative frequency and adds it to the next, making it cumulative.