Torturing Excel into doing statistics

  • Event: 2017 IRE Conference
  • Speaker: Steve Doig of ASU Walter Cronkite School of Journalism
  • Date/Time: Thursday, Jun. 22 at 5:00pm
  • Location: Pinnacle Peak 2
  • Audio file: No audio file available.

You don't need a special statistics program to run simple statistics. In this session, you'll learn how to compute some basic statistics in Excel and figure out what they mean.

This session will be most helpful if: You already are comfortable with using functions in Excel.


Speaker Bios

  • Steve Doig teaches data journalism at the Walter Cronkite School of Journalism of Arizona State University. Before joining ASU in 1996, he was Research Editor of the Miami Herald where he worked for 20 years. Various data projects on which he worked at the Herald and at ASU have won the Pulitzer Prize for Public Service, the IRE Award, the Goldsmith Prize for Investigative Reporting, the George Polk Award, and other recognition.

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