Getting started in Excel

  • Event: 2015 CAR Conference
  • Speaker: Helena Bengtsson of Sveriges Television
  • Date/Time: Friday, Mar. 6 at 9:00am
  • Location: M103
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

In this introduction to spreadsheets you'll begin analyzing data with Excel, a simple but powerful tool. You'll learn how to enter data, sort it and conduct simple calculations like average and median. Time allowing, you'll even learn to create a basic Google map using data from spreadsheets.

This session is good for: Data beginners. It will be most useful if you have a Google account.

Speaker Bios

  • Helena Bengtsson is Editor for Data Journalism at Sveriges Television, Sweden’s national television broadcaster. She previously worked as Editor, Data Projects at the Guardian, UK, between 2014-2017. In 2006 and 2007, she was Database Editor at the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, D.C. She was awarded Stora Journalistpriset (The Swedish Grand Prize for Journalism) in Sweden twice, in 2010 for and in 2016 for innovator of the year. @HelenaBengtsson

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