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From The CriticsReviewer: Diane M Tomasic, EdD, RN (Slippery Rock University )
Description: This book introduces the reader to data analysis and presentation techniques used to disseminate research results to the scientific community. It has an associated Web site that includes links to further interned resources and further problems and examples.
Purpose: The purpose is to demonstrate the use of Microsoft Professional/Microsoft Office, Excel, and PowerPoint, an Internet browser, and e-mail client software. This allows readers the opportunity to develop the skills needed to present research findings.
Audience: The target audience is students in life and medical sciences.
Features: The book begins with an introduction to Microsoft Windows. Chapter 2 covers the research and planning of research studies. The focus is identifying sources of information and planning an experimental study. Chapters 3, 4, and 5 discuss the use of Excel in the preparation of graphs and charts and the data and analysis capabilities. Finally, chapter 6 covers the use of PowerPoint to present the data. An appendix includes further readings, Microsoft application key codes, and some statistical tables. The accompanying Web site enhances the text information.
Assessment: This book should be very useful to the target audience. It is especially useful to anyone needing to become more familiar with Microsoft applications.