Excel Statistics: A Quick Guide / Edition 2

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Use real data, and become a pro at using Excel for statistical analysis!

Designed for users already familiar with Excel and basic computer operations, this Second Edition of Neil J. Salkind’s Excel Statistics: A Quick Guide shows readers how to utilize the features of Microsoft® Excel to answer both simple and complex questions about data analysis. Part I explores thirty-five Excel functions while Part II of the text contains fifteen Analysis Toolpak tools. The description and use of each function and tool appear on one page with corresponding screen shots of the element in action on the facing page, allowing the user to see what each function or tool looks like as it is being applied. The actual data files used in the examples are also available to readers. Excel novices and experts alike will find this text not only practical but also easy to use and engaging.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781452257921
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 11/20/2012
  • Edition description: Second Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 182,964
  • Product dimensions: 7.30 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Neil J. Salkind received his PhD from the University of Maryland in Human Development. After teaching for 35 years at the University of Kansas, he remains a professor emeritus in the department of psychology and research in education, where he continues to collaborate with colleagues and work with students. His early interests were in the area of children’s cognitive development, and after research in the areas of cognitive style and (what was then known as) hyperactivity, he was a postdoctoral fellow at the University of North Carolina’s Bush Center for Child and Family Policy. His work then changed direction to focus on child and family policy, specifically the impact of alternative forms of public support on various child and family outcomes. He has delivered more than 150 professional papers and presentations, written more than 100 trade and textbooks, and is the author of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics (SAGE), Theories of Human Development (SAGE), and Exploring Research (Prentice Hall). He has edited several encyclopedias, including the Encyclopedia of Human Development, the Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics, and the recently published Encyclopedia of Research Design. He was editor of Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography for 13 years and lives in Lawrence, Kansas, where he likes to read, swim with the River City Sharks, letterpress print using 1820s technology, bake brownies (see the Excel version of Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics for the recipe at http://www.statisticsforpeople.com), and poke around old Volvos and old houses.

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Table of Contents

Part I. Using Excel Functions
1. Computing Averages
Excel QuickGuide 1. The AVERAGE Function
Excel QuickGuide 2. The MEDIAN Function
Excel QuickGuide 3. The MODE.SNGL Function
Excel QuickGuide 4. The GEOMEAN Function
2. Looking at Variability
Excel QuickGuide 5. The STDEV.S Function
Excel QuickGuide 6. The STDEV.P Function
Excel QuickGuide 7. The VAR.S Function
Excel QuickGuide 8. The VAR.P Function
3. Describing Data
Excel QuickGuide 9. The FREQUENCY Function
Excel QuickGuide 10. The NORM.DIST Function
Excel QuickGuide 11. The PERCENTILE.INC Function
Excel QuickGuide 12. The PERCENTRANK.INC Function
Excel QuickGuide 13. The QUARTILE.INC Function
Excel QuickGuide 14. The RANK.AVG Function
Excel QuickGuide 15. The STANDARDIZE Function
4. Looking at Relationships
Excel QuickGuide 16. The COVARIANCE.S Function
Excel QuickGuide 17. The CORREL Function
Excel QuickGuide 18. The PEARSON Function
Excel QuickGuide 19. The INTERCEPT Function
Excel QuickGuide 20. The SLOPE Function
Excel QuickGuide 21. The TREND Function
Excel QuickGuide 22. The FORECAST Function
Excel QuickGuide 23. The RSQ Function
5. Tests of Independence
Excel QuickGuide 24. The CHISQ.DIST Function
Excel QuickGuide 25. The CHISQ.TEST Function
6. Tests of Significance
Excel QuickGuide 26.The F.DIST Function
Excel QuickGuide 27. The F.TEST Function
Excel QuickGuide 28. The T.DIST Function
Excel QuickGuide 29. The T.TEST Function
Excel QuickGuide 30. The Z.TEST Function
7. Looking at Data
Excel QuickGuide 31. The AVERAGEIF Function
Excel QuickGuide 32. The COUNT Function
Excel QuickGuide 33. The COUNTA Function
Excel QuickGuide 34. The COUNTBLANK Function
Excel QuickGuide 35. The COUNTIF Function
Part II. Using the Analysis Toolpak
8. Describing Data
Excel QuickGuide 36. Descriptive Statistics
Excel QuickGuide 37. Moving Average
Excel QuickGuide 38. Random Number Generation
Excel QuickGuide 39. Rank and Percentile
Excel QuickGuide 40. Sampling
9. Comparing Means
Excel QuickGuide 41. z-Test: Two-Sample for Means
Excel QuickGuide 42. t-Test: Paired Two-Sample for Means
Excel QuickGuide 43. t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Unequal Variances
Excel QuickGuide 44. t-Test: Two-Sample Assuming Equal Variances
Excel QuickGuide 45. Anova: Single Factor
Excel QuickGuide 46. Anova: Two-Factor with Replication
Excel QuickGuide 47. Anova: Two-Factor without Replication
10. Looking at Relationships
Excel QuickGuide 48. The Correlation Tool
Excel QuickGuide 49. The Regression Tool
11. Illustrating Data
Excel QuickGuide 50. The Histogram Tool
Appendix A. Answers to QuickGuide Questions
Appendix B. The Formula Builder (for Mac users)
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