Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2009-06-02
  • Publisher: For Dummies
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You too can understand the statistics of life, even if you're math-challenged!What do you need to calculate? Manufacturing output? A curve for test scores? Sports stats? You and Excel can do it, and this non-intimidating guide shows you how. It demystifies the different types of statistics, how Excel functions and formulas work, the meaning of means and medians, how to interpret your figures, and more - in plain English.Getting there - learn how variables, samples, and probability are used to get the information you wantExcel tricks - find out what's built into the program to help you work with Excel formulasPlaying with worksheets - get acquainted with the worksheet functions for each stepGraphic displays - present your data as pie graphs, bar graphs, line graphs, or scatter plotsWhat's normal? - understand normal distribution and probabilityHyping hypotheses - learn to use hypothesis testing with means and variablesWhen regression is progress - discover when and how to use regression for forecastingWhat are the odds - work with probability, random variables, and binomial distributionOpen the book and find:Ten statistical and graphical tips and trapsThe difference between descriptive and inferential statisticsWhy graphs are goodHow to measure variationsWhat standard scores are and why they're usedWhen to use two-sample hypothesis testingHow to use correlationsDifferent ways of working with probability

Author Biography

Joseph Schmuller, PhD, is a technical architect at Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Florida. A former member of the American Statistical Association, he has taught statistics at the undergraduate, honors undergraduate, and graduate levels, and has been honored with an award for excellence in teaching.

Table of Contents

Statistics and Excel: A Marriage Made in Heaven
Evaluating Data in the Real World
Understanding Excel's Statistical Capabilities
Describing Data
Show and Tell: Graphing Data
Finding Your Center
Deviating from the Average
Meeting Standards and Standings
Summarizing It All
What's Normal?
Drawing Conclusions from Data
The Confi dence Game: Estimation
One-Sample Hypothesis Testing
Two-Sample Hypothesis Testing
Testing More Than Two Samples
Slightly More Complicated Testing
Regression: Linear and Multiple
Correlation: The Rise and Fall of Relationships
Working with Probability
Introducing Probability
More on Probability
A Career in Modeling
The Part of Tens
Ten Statistical and Graphical Tips and Traps
Ten Things (Twelve, Actually) That Didn't Fit in Any Other Chapter
When Your Worksheet Is a Database
The Analysis of Covariance
Of Stems, Leaves, Boxes, Whiskers, and Smoothies
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Very Helpful September 24, 2010
This book saved my life! It really helped me with the Analyse-It Evaluation method. Easy to read and understand.
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