Take the mystery out of statistical terms and put Excel to work! If you need to create and interpret statistics in business or classroom settings, this easy-to-use guide is just what you need. It shows you how to use Excel's powerful tools for statistical analysis, even if you've never taken a course in statistics. Learn the meaning of terms like mean and median, margin of error, standard deviation, and permutations, and discover how to interpret the statistics of everyday life. You'll learn to use Excel formulas, charts, PivotTables, and other tools to make sense of everything from sports stats to medical correlations. Statistics have a reputation for being challenging and math-intensive; this friendly guide makes statistical analysis with Excel easy to understand Explains how to use Excel to crunch numbers and interpret the statistics of everyday life: sales figures, gambling odds, sports stats, a grading curve, and much more Covers formulas and functions, charts and PivotTables, samples and normal distributions, probabilities and related distributions, trends, and correlations Clarifies statistical terms such as median vs. mean, margin of error, standard deviation, correlations, and permutations Statistical Analysis with Excel For Dummies, 3rd Edition helps you make sense of statistics and use Excel's statistical analysis tools in your daily life.
Comprehensive guide to learning how to create informative, enlightening financial models today. Not a math whiz or an Excel power-user? No problem! All you need is a basic understanding of Excel to start building simple models with practical hands-on exercises and before you know it, you'll be modeling your way to optimized profits for your business in no time
Harness the power of Excel to discover what your numbers are hiding Excel Data Analysis For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the ultimate guide to getting the most out of your data. Veteran Dummies author Stephen L. Nelson guides you through the basic and not-so-basic features of Excel to help you discover the gems hidden in your rough data. From input, to analysis, to visualization, the book walks you through the steps that lead to superior data analysis. Excel is the number-one spreadsheet application, with ever-expanding capabilities. If you're only using it to balance the books, you're missing out on a host of functions that can benefit your business or personal finances by uncovering trends and other important information hidden within the numbers. Excel Data Analysis For Dummies, 2nd Edition eliminates the need for advanced statistics or analysis courses by allowing you to harness the full power of Excel to do the heavy lifting for you. This 2nd Edition is fully updated to include information about Excel's latest features, making it a your go-to Excel guide for data analysis. Topics include: Working with external databases PivotTables and PivotCharts Using Excel for statistical and financial functions Solver, Small Business Finance Manager, and more The book also includes a guide to chart types and formatting, and advice on effective visual data presentation. You already have the data, so you might as well get something great out of it. Excel Data Analysis For Dummies, 2nd Edition is the key to discovering what your numbers are hiding.
Complete and practical yet easy-to-understand graduate-level statistics course with all of the problems worked out in Excel. Thoroughly covers all topics of an intense graduate statistics course using nothing but step-by-step, simple explanations. Loaded with completed, real-world problems all in Excel, this e-manual is an outstanding supplement to a graduate statistics course. Very clear explanations are used to show exactly how the Excel formulas integrate with the statistical frameworks being applied. The reader will learn how to master and apply graduate-level statistics much faster than a student in a normal graduate statistics course because this e-manual's emphasis is entirely on problem solving, not on useless, forgettable theory that fills up many statistics courses. This e-manual achieves two goals: teaching graduate-level statistical frameworks in an easy-to-understand way and then showing how to implement all of it in Excel. The widely-used Microsoft Excel program provides a very simple but incredibly complete platform to perform heavy-duty, advanced statistical analysis. All other statistical software packages, such as Minitab, SyStat, and SPSS, are expensive, require lots of user training, and expect that the user is an expert statistician right from the start. Not this e-manual nor Microsoft Excel. The ability to perform graduate-level statistics in Excel is an extremely useful and powerful tool for any graduate statistics student and business manager. Homework assignments can be quickly checked with Excel. Once difficult statistical business problems are now readily solvable in Excel. The easy-to-follow frameworks in this e-manual can be cleanly and swiftly duplicated in the real world and on statistics exams by hand (without Excel) right away. The lessons are all in bite-size chunks that are quickly absorbed for immediate use. More than half of the lessons in this e-manual are supplemented with step-by-step videos for more convenient learning. Some of the major topics covered in detail include regression, ANOVA, hypothesis tests, confidence intervals, combinations, permutations, correlation, covariance, t-tests, histograms, and charting. This e-manual also contains two complete chapters with numerous videos showing exactly how to create user-interactive graphs of the 10 major distributions in Excel. These user-interactive Excel graphs allow the user to vary the cells containing all of the distribution's parameters, such as mean, standard deviation, and degrees of freedom, and watch the graphed distribution instantly change right on the spreadsheet to conform to the new parameters. This is an excellent and unique tool to fully grasp the functionality of the distributions discussed in this e-manual. All problem-solving techniques are presented as step-by-step frameworks that can be readily applied to similar problems, not as seemingly unrelated and difficult-to-apply statistical theorems like most statistics course do. A number of problem-solving techniques are presented in this e-manual that do not appear in any other statistical text. One example of a statistical technique presented only in this e-manual and nowhere else is a detailed description showing how to solve every type of hypothesis test using the same four steps. A number of widely-used and complicated statistical tests, such as the chi-square independence test, the chi-square population variance test, and conjoint analysis using dummy variable regression are described from top to bottom and also in Excel. Graduate statistics students and business managers will find this e-manual to be, by far, the easiest and fastest way to master graduate-level statistics and to apply advanced statistics in Excel to solve difficult, real-world problems, homework assignments, and exam questions. The reader of this e-manual will quickly become an Excel Statistical Master.
Master the Ribbon, powerful graphics capabilities, and more! Your one-stop guide to great-looking spreadsheets that actually mean something Create colorful spreadsheets and charts, use Live Preview, and maximize everything Excel 2007 has to offer! Find just what you need to know about using the new Ribbon, designing spreadsheets that communicate, editing and printing them, working with formulas, protecting your data when you collaborate, turning out cool charts, and much more. The included four-color insert highlights the Ribbon, new graphics features, and more! Discover how to Create dynamic spreadsheets with style galleries Work with more than 40 new cell styles Automate formatting with Live Preview Share Excel data with other programs Use VBA to write custom Excel functions
Take Excel to the next level Excel is the world’s leading spreadsheet application. It’s a key module in Microsoft Office—the number-one productivity suite—and it is the number-one business intelligence tool. An Excel dashboard report is a visual presentation of critical data and uses gauges, maps, charts, sliders, and other graphical elements to present complex data in an easy-to-understand format. Excel Data Analysis For Dummies explains in depth how to use Excel as a tool for analyzing big data sets. In no time, you’ll discover how to mine and analyze critical data in order to make more informed business decisions. Work with external databases, PivotTables, and Pivot Charts Use Excel for statistical and financial functions and data sharing Get familiar with Solver Use the Small Business Finance Manager If you’re familiar with Excel but lack a background in the technical aspects of data analysis, this user-friendly book makes it easy to start putting it to use for you.
A complete package for learning Excel 2010! As the leading spreadsheet application, Excel is an essential data analysis and business tool. With this dynamic combination of a full-color printed book and a Dummies interactive eLearning course on CD, you'll find a wealth of information on the latest release of Excel. Featuring both written and animated step-by-step how-tos, practice labs, helpful videos, numerous examples, and a host of Dummies hints and tips, this package makes your learning process easier. Follow the material sequentially or jump in and out as you wish?it's set up so you can learn at your own pace. Throughout, you will benefit from illustrations, animations, voiceover explanations, and the option of closed captioning if you find you learn better when you can read the instructions. Helps self-motivated learners master Excel 2010, the leading spreadsheet application used today Includes an easy-to-follow, full-color book and an interactive Dummies eLearning Course that corresponds with the book on CD Allows you to follow the material sequentially or choose separate sections at your own time and pace Offers chapter summaries, practice exercises, discussions of concepts and essential terms, and much more Excel 2010 eLearning Kit For Dummies helps you maximize the potential of this data analysis tool so you can work more efficiently. NOTE: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of the e-book file, but are available for download after purchase.
Exceptional managers know that they can create competitive advantages by basing decisions on performance response under alternative scenarios. To create these advantages, managers need to understand how to use statistics to provide information on performance response under alternative scenarios. This updated edition of the popular text helps business students develop competitive advantages for use in their future careers as decision makers. Students learn to build models using logic and experience, produce statistics using Excel 2013 with shortcuts, and translate results into implications for decision makers. The author emphasizes communicating results effectively in plain English and with compelling graphics in the form of memos and PowerPoints. Statistics, from basics to sophisticated models, are illustrated with examples using real data such as students will encounter in their roles as managers. A number of examples focus on business in emerging global markets with particular emphasis on emerging markets in Latin America, China and India. Results are linked to implications for decision making with sensitivity analyses to illustrate how alternate scenarios can be compared. Chapters include screenshots to make it easy to conduct analyses in Excel 2013 with time-saving shortcuts expected in the business world. PivotTables and PivotCharts, used frequently in businesses, are introduced from the start. The Third Edition features Monte Carlo simulation in three chapters, as a tool to illustrate the range of possible outcomes from decision makers’ assumptions and underlying uncertainties. Model building with regression is presented as a process, adding levels of sophistication, with chapters on multicollinearity and remedies, forecasting and model validation, autocorrelation and remedies, indicator variables to represent segment differences, and seasonality, structural shifts or shocks in time series models. Special applications in market segmentation and portfolio analysis are offered, and an introduction to conjoint analysis is included. Nonlinear models are motivated with arguments of diminishing or increasing marginal response.
Make Excel do the math and make sense of your data Use the Insert Function dialog box, array formulas and functions, and more Excel 2007 has more than 500 built-in functions. This book looks at the top 150, so you can find out which ones will make your life easier. Want to compare a 15-year mortgage to a 30-year mortgage? Forecast expenses for your college freshman? See how your online business is doing? Here's the fun and easy way! Discover how to * Create worksheets to track costs and revenue * Tell the difference among average, median, and mode * Work with statistical functions * Develop forecasts and track trends * Manipulate strings and work with database functions