Excel 2013 for Social Sciences Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems

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Springer, Jul 10, 2015 - Social Science - 257 pages

This is the first book to show the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to teach social science statistics effectively. It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical social science problems. If understanding statistics isn’t your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you.

Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in social science courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2013 for Social Science Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems is the first book to capitalize on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work.

Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand social science problems. Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an Appendix. Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned.

  • Includes 167 illustrations in color
  • Suitable for upper undergraduates or graduate students
 

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Contents

Sample Size Mean Standard Deviation and Standard Error of the Mean
1
Random Number Generator
22
Confidence Interval About the Mean Using the TINV Function and Hypothesis Testing
39
OneGroup tTest for the Mean
67
TwoGroup tTest of the Difference of the Means for Independent Groups
82
Correlation and Simple Linear Regression
115
Multiple Correlation and Multiple Regression
158
OneWay Analysis of Variance ANOVA
177
Appendices
197
Index
255
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At the beginning of his academic career, Prof. Quirk spent six years in educational research at The American Institutes for Research and Educational Testing Service. He then taught Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Marketing, Management and Accounting at Principia College and is currently a Professor of Marketing in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) where he teaches Marketing Statistics, Marketing Research and Pricing Strategies. He has written 60+ textbook supplements in Marketing and Management, published 20+ articles in professional journals and presented 20+ papers at professional meetings. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from John Carroll University, both an M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from The University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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