# Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies

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## 0470454067

• Edition: 2nd
• Format: Paperback
• Publisher: For Dummies
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### Summary

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.

 Introduction 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 Index Table of Contents provided by Publisher. All Rights Reserved.