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Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics
Using Microsoft Excel 2016

*Statistics for People Who (Think They) Hate Statistics*, this adapted Excel 2016 version presents an often intimidating and difficult subject in a way that is clear, informative, and personable. Researchers and students uncomfortable with the analysis portion of their work will appreciate the book's unhurried pace and thorough, friendly presentation. Opening with an introduction to Excel 2016, including functions and formulas, this edition shows students how to install the Excel Data Analysis Tools option to access a host of useful analytical techniques and then walks them through various statistical procedures, beginning with correlations and graphical representation of data and ending with inferential techniques and analysis of variance.

New to the **Fourth Edition**:

- A new chapter 20 dealing with large data sets using Excel functions and pivot tables, and illustrating how certain databases and other categories of functions and formulas can help make the data in big data sets easier to work with and the results more understandable.
- New chapter-ending exercises are included and contain a variety of levels of application.
- Additional
*TechTalks*have been added to help students master Excel 2016. - A new, chapter-ending
*Real World Stats*feature shows readers how statistics is applied in the everyday world. - Basic maths instruction and practice exercises for those who need to brush up on their math skills are included in the appendix.

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I am planning to use this book if I teach Statistics again (possibly Fall 2021)

**Sociology, Social Work, & Criminology, Idaho State University**

Clearly explains statistical tests in a straight forward manner, making stats more accessible to undergraduate students. I have been separately integrating Excel into the class and this accomplishes both goals with only one required text.

**Kent School of Social Work, University Of Louisville**

This book is accessible and an easy to read for students research training. Readable and easy to follow.

**Health, The University of Worcester**

This book is amazing-I used it as a student and I'm now happy to pass the new edition on to my students.

**School of Info. & Library Studies SILS, University College Dublin**

This title gives hope to the students that struggle with statistics, however I could not use it for my introductory to Research Methods course. The amount of time consumed in learning to do research, lit reviews, etc, did not allow for the inclusion for this text. However, I see it as the first I would consider for my Advanced Research course.

My lack of adopting this as a text was not related to the quality of the text. I have requested that our campus library also purchase some copies of this item. I would highly recommend for a stats course or an advanced research methods course.

**Communication Arts Dept, Lee University**

Well organized for statistics. Author uses command language and humor to teach

**Emergency Medicine Dept, Univ Of New Mexico Sch Of Med**