Quirk, Thomas J., Quirk, Meghan, Horton, Howard F.
2013, XVII, 248 p. 159 illus., 158 illus. in color.
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Suitable for upper undergraduates or graduate students
Includes 159 color screen shots so you can be sure you are performing Excel steps correctly
Statistical theory and formulas are explained in clear language without bogging the reader 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 – so you can learn the techniques to apply Excel beyond this book
You will learn both how to write statistical formulas and how to use drop-down menus to have Excel create formulas for you
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 science problems using Excel. In addition, three practice problems at the end of each chapter enable you to test your new knowledge. Answers to these problems appear in Appendix A
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 a work situation, 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 physical sciences statistics effectively. It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical science 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.
Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand 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.
· Includes 159 illustrations in color.
· Suitable for undergraduates or graduate students.
Professor. Thomas J. Quirk is currently a Professor of Marketing in the Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). He has published over 20 articles in professional journals and presented more than 20 papers at professional conferences. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from John Carroll University, and both an M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University, as well as 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 M.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and a B.S. 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 The International Journal of Speleology and The 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 with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.