Excel 2016 for Physical Sciences Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems

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This book shows the capabilities of Microsoft Excel in teaching physical science statistics effectively. Similar to the previously published Excel 2013 for Physical Sciences Statistics, this book is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical physical science problems. If understanding statistics isn’t the reader’s strongest suit, the reader is not mathematically inclined, or if the reader is new to computers or to Excel, this is the book to start off with.

Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in physical science courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2016 for Physical Sciences Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems capitalizes 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 physical 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.

 

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Contents

Sample Size Mean Standard Deviation and Standard Error of the Mean
1
Random Number Generator
21
Confidence Interval About the Mean Using the TINV Function and Hypothesis Testing
35
OneGroup tTest for the Mean
64
TwoGroup tTest of the Difference of the Means for Independent Groups
79
Correlation and Simple Linear Regression
107
Multiple Correlation and Multiple Regression
153
OneWay Analysis of Variance ANOVA
171
Appendices
188
Index
244
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At the beginning of his academic career, Prof. Tom J. 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.

Dr. Meghan H. Quirk holds both a Ph.D. in Biological Education and an M.A. in Biological Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and a B.A. in Biology and Religion at Principia College in Elsah, Illinois. She has done research on foodweb dynamics at Wind Cave National Park in South Dakota and research in agro-ecology in Southern Belize. She has co-authored an article on shortgrass steppe ecosystems in Photochemistry & Photobiology. She was a National Science Foundation Fellow GK-12, and currently teaches in Bailey, Colorado.

Howard F. Horton holds an MS in Biological Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and a BS in Biological Sciences from Mesa State College. He has worked on research projects in Pawnee National Grasslands, Rocky Mountain National Park, Long Term Ecological Research at Toolik Lake, Alaska, and Wind Cave, South Dakota. He has co-authored articles in Th e International Journal of Speleology and Th e Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. He was a National Science Foundation Fellow GK-12, and a District Wildlife Manager with the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. He is currently the Angler Outreach Coordinator for Colorado Parks and Wildlife (USA).

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