Data analysis: Introduction to working with statistics (Course pack)

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This introductory course covers some basic statistical concepts and is intended for staff who need to use statistical information in their work but may also be useful for research staff who want to refresh their knowledge of simple statistics. It enables learners to apply these concepts in a spreadsheet environment using Excel.


Topics covered by the course include:

  • Different types of average
  • Looking at variability in data
  • Summarising and charting data 

The course is a good preparation for more detailed courses in specific areas such as pivot tables and charts.


This course pack is suitable for Mac or Windows users.

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