Providing step-by-step instructions for how to use Microsoft Excel for doing statistics, Charlotte Brookfield discusses different stages of the research process, from first planning to writing and presenting your research. With a focus on conducting robust data analysis, the book is reassuring, clear and straightforward, helping you to:
· Learn important data skills, such as preparing, cleaning and managing data
· Reduce anxiety about approaching statistics and quantitative data
· Boost your employability, showing you how to develop transferable skills, such as effective time management
Whether you’re learning data skills for the first time or translating your statistics knowledge from other software, this book will help you successfully carry out social research in any setting with confidence, via an engaging pedagogy that includes: colour-coded chapters by difficulty, activities, 'Remember' boxes, further reading and skills checklists.