This booklet is a handbook on statistical software, not on statistical theory and methodology as such. The focus is on how to create input for Excel s statistical functions and data analyses when using raw data. The need for organizing data applies to survey data in particular. Also, a presentation of basic Excel targeted at statistics is included. Prior experience with Excel is not presupposed. In conclusion, output by Excel s statistical functions and data analyses is briefly interpreted.
The text presupposes a basic knowledge of quantitative statistics. It can be used in a statistics course as a companion to Excel statistical software. Students writing a thesis can use the text as a handbook when applying Excel as readily available statistical software.