Fear Not Statistics

December 10, 2014

fear-of-statstics  It has been years since my last statistics class, and most of the number crunching I do these days is fairly standard stuff like creating formulas for grading in Excel or Google spreadsheets, so now when it is time crunch more data, I need a refresher.

Here are websites that will make your statistical life as a writing & rhetoric scholar a little easier:

  1. http://www.robertniles.com/stats/   —  a good basic introduction to statistics for writers
  2. http://www.csun.edu/~amarenco/Fcs%20682/When%20to%20use%20what%20test.pdf — a handout with terms and advice for using what test when –> be sure to scroll to the bottom.
  3. https://explorable.com/statistics-tutorial from Explorable.com — a website that presents “an attempt to summarize vital parts of research and make the scientific method more available to laypersons.”
  4. http://www.stattutorials.com/EXCEL/index.html — statistics tutorials using MS Excel 
  5. http://www.excel-easy.com/ —  tutorials (Introduction, Basics, Functions, Data Analysis and VBA) on how to use MS Excel


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  •    Eugene  |  December 11th, 2016 at 2:30 pm     

    This information was very helpful as I will be teaching a course which requires basic statistical analysis, and I’m not a statistician. Unfortunately, I have no baseline for which to expect my student’s performance, knowledge, or understanding of statistics, so this information will help me ‘re-educate’ myself on the process and hopefully be able to present it in a simple, straightforward and meaningful way.

    Be well!

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