- Suitable for undergraduates or graduate students
- Includes 164 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 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 – 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 youEach 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
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- About this Textbook
This book is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical biological and life 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.
Excel is an effective learning tool for quantitative analyses in biological and life sciences courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. However, Excel 2016 for Biological and Life Sciences 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 2016 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 biological and life 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.
- About the authors
Prof. Tom Quirk spent six years in educational research at The American Institutes for Research and Educational Testing Service. He is Professor of Marketing in the Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). 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 MBA from The University of Missouri-St. Louis.
Dr. Meghan Quirk holds 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 co-authored an article on shortgrass steppe ecosystems in Photochemistry & Photobiology. She was a National Science Foundation Fellow GK-12, and currently teaches science in Bailey, Colorado.
Howard F. Horton holds an MS in Biological Sciences from the University of Northern Colorado (UNC) and a BS in Biological Sciences from Mesa State College. He has worked on research projects in Pawnee National Grasslands and Long-Term Ecological Research at Toolik Lake, Alaska. 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. He is currently the Angler Outreach Coordinator with Colorado Parks and Wildlife.
- Table of contents (8 chapters)
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
Table of contents (8 chapters)
- Bibliographic Information
- Book Title
- Excel 2016 for Biological and Life Sciences Statistics
- Book Subtitle
- A Guide to Solving Practical Problems
- Thomas Quirk
- Meghan H. Quirk
- Howard F. Horton
- Series Title
- Excel for Statistics
- Springer International Publishing
- Copyright Holder
- Springer International Publishing Switzerland
- eBook ISBN
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- Number of Pages
- XVII, 248
- Number of Illustrations
- 2 b/w illustrations, 162 illustrations in colour
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