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.
Table Of Contents:
Part I: Statistics and Excel: A Marriage Made in Heaven.
Chapter 1: Evaluating Data in the Real World.
Chapter 2: Understanding Excel’s Statistical Capabilities.
Part II: Describing Data.
Chapter 3: Show and Tell: Graphing Data.
Chapter 4: Finding Your Center.
Chapter 5: Deviating from the Average.
Chapter 6: Meeting Standards and Standings.
Chapter 7: Summarizing It All.
Chapter 8: What’s Normal?
Part III: Drawing Conclusions from Data.
Chapter 9: The Confi dence Game: Estimation.
Chapter 10: One-Sample Hypothesis Testing.
Chapter 11: Two-Sample Hypothesis Testing.
Chapter 12: Testing More Than Two Samples.
Chapter 13: Slightly More Complicated Testing.
Chapter 14: Regression: Linear and Multiple.
Chapter 15: Correlation: The Rise and Fall of Relationships.
Part IV: Working with Probability.
Chapter 16: Introducing Probability.
Chapter 17: More on Probability.
Chapter 18: A Career in Modeling.
Part V: The Part of Tens.
Chapter 19: Ten Statistical and Graphical Tips and Traps.
Chapter 20: Ten Things (Twelve, Actually) That Didn’t Fit in Any Other Chapter.
Appendix A: When Your Worksheet Is a Database.
Appendix B: The Analysis of Covariance.
Appendix C: Of Stems, Leaves, Boxes, Whiskers, and Smoothies.