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You too can understand the statistics of life, even if you'remath-challenged!

What do you need to calculate? Manufacturing output? A curve fortest scores? Sports stats? You and Excel can do it, and thisnon-intimidating guide shows you how. It demystifies the differenttypes of statistics, how Excel functions and formulas work, themeaning of means and medians, how to interpret your figures, andmore - in plain English.

  • Getting there - learn how variables, samples, andprobability are used to get the information you want
  • Excel tricks - find out what's built into the program tohelp you work with Excel formulas

  • Playing with worksheets - get acquainted with the worksheetfunctions for each step

  • Graphic displays - present your data as pie graphs, bargraphs, line graphs, or scatter plots

  • What's normal? - understand normal distribution andprobability

  • Hyping hypotheses - learn to use hypothesis testing withmeans and variables

  • When regression is progress - discover when and how to useregression for forecasting

  • What are the odds - work with probability, randomvariables, and binomial distribution

Open the book and find:

  • Ten statistical and graphical tips and traps
  • The difference between descriptive and inferentialstatistics

  • Why graphs are good

  • How to measure variations

  • What standard scores are and why they're used

  • When to use two-sample hypothesis testing

  • How to use correlations

  • Different ways of working with probability

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