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Excel 2010 for Health Services Management Statistics

A Guide to Solving Practical Problems

Quirk, Thomas J., Cummings, Simone

2014, XVII, 254 p. 160 illus., 159 illus. in color.

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  • Statistical theory and formulas are explained in clear language without bogging you down in mathematical fine points
  • You will be told each step of the way, not only how to use Excel, but also why you are doing each step
  • You will learn both how to write statistical formulas and how to use drop-down menus to have Excel create formulas for you
  • Includes 160 color screen shots so you can be sure you are performing Excel steps correctly
  • Each chapter includes specific objectives for each concept so you know the purpose of the Excel steps
  • Each chapter presents key steps needed to solve practical, easy-to-understand health services management problems using Excel
  • Practical examples of problems are taken from several areas in health services management
  • A “Practice Test” is given in Appendix B to test your knowledge at the end of the book. Answers appear in Appendix C
  • This book purposely does not include a CD of Excel files. Instead, you’ll be shown how to create each Excel file yourself. In business, your colleagues will not give you an Excel file. You will be expected to create your own. This book will give you ample practice in developing this important skill
  • This book is a tool that can be used either by itself or along with any good statistics book

This is the first book to show the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to teach health services management statistics effectively. It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical health services management 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 health services management courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2010 for Health Services Management 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 health services management 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 160 illustrations in color

· Suitable for upper undergraduates or graduate students

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 is currently a Professor of Marketing in The Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri (USA), where he teaches Marketing Statistics, Marketing Research, and Pricing Strategies.  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.

 

Prof. Cummings has worked for several hospitals in St. Louis, Missouri, and Washington, D.C.  She is currently an Associate Professor of Healthcare Management in The Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, where she teaches Statistics for Healthcare Management and Healthcare Finance.  She holds a B.S.B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, an M.H.A. from the Washington University School of Medicine, and a Ph.D. in Health Policy and Administration from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Content Level » Upper undergraduate

Keywords » Applied Health Services Management Statistics - Excel 2010 Health Services Management Statistics - Excel Statistics - Health Services Management Statistics - Health Services Management Statistics a first course - Health Services Management Statistics with Excel 2010 - Learn Statistics with Excel - Practical Health Services Management Statistics - Statistics Health Management - Statistics for Health Services

Related subjects » Life Sciences, Medicine & Health - Public Health

Table of contents / Preface / Sample pages 

Sample Size, Mean, Standard Deviation and Standard Error of the Mean.- Random Number Generator.- Confidence Interval About the Mean Using the TINV Function and Hypothesis Testing.- One-Group t-Test for the Mean.- Two-Group t-Test of the Difference of the Means for Independent Groups.- Correlation and Simple Linear Regression.- Multiple Correlation and Multiple Regression.- ANOVA.- Appendices.- Index.

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