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Old 10-20-2014, 09:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have an assignment due in a couple of weeks that requires me to make a couple of pie charts and bar graphs - only thing is I have NO idea how to do that. I don't think I was ever taught how to do that in any college course, and it is only now that I am expected to do these types of assignments. What Microsoft program are these types of things done in? Are there any easy to follow tutorials out there? My major doesn't typically wander into the math side of things...but in this particular area it does, and it's throwing me for a loop. Means, medians, standards of deviation, Cronbach's alpha, data, and numbers... I'm more into the reading/writing/researching area of study.
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Excel Charts - Easy Excel Tutorial
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Old 10-20-2014, 09:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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That looks waaay easier than what my brain is making it out to be. I'm sure once I do the first graph and figure out the first set of means, median, SDs, alphas, etc - I'll be all good. I think with it being SO DIFFERENT than what I typically study, it's a little overwhelming to look at all the data and things I have to do with it.

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BTW - if anyone has any experience with the things I mentioned above, feel free to throw in some quick tips.

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BTW - if anyone has any experience with the things I mentioned above, feel free to throw in some quick tips.
Sorry! Mac fanboi,.. Math illiterate, and number's dyslexic!
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Sorry! Mac fanboi,.. Math illiterate, and number's dyslexic!
Got any tips on means, medians, and standards of deviation?? Ugh I don't like this class already....
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Got any tips on means, medians, and standards of deviation?? Ugh I don't like this class already....
Well, lets see,..! I'm not a man of means, about medium I guess! I do have some standards! Which is a little odd I guess for a deviant like me!!!

Not sure how that helps you? Good luck. Sounds like a class I would hate too! ( My only tip for ya, Don't be like me! Learn all that shit and get a "GooD" payin' job!!! )
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Well, lets see,..! I'm not a man of means,… about medium I guess! I do have some standards! Which is a little odd I guess for a deviant like me!!!

Not sure how that helps you? Good luck. Sounds like a class I would hate too! ( My only tip for ya,… Don't be like me! Learn all that shit and get a "GooD" payin' job!!! )
That's hopefully the way it all works out - been working with preschool kids for almost 10 years - haven't moved up much in pay during the time which is just the nature of the business. I love working with kids (something I still hope to do when I graduate) but it sucks living check to check. If something were to happen with my car right now, I would be seriously screwed. I've had to save up the entire year for my season pass and right now I'm trying to get the last ten bucks together for new mittens. So...I feel where you're coming from. I left college for a while which was a mistake - I went in having all the opportunities I could ask for (graduated valedictorian of my high school) aannnddd decided to do it my way. It's been a ride and I don't regret much of it haha...but I'm NOT squandering this opportunity to finally finish and hopefully be in a position where I'm at least comfortable and feel secure financially. And your explanation of it all makes a helluva lot more sense than what I'm reading. Perhaps I can just copy/paste and turn that in as my assignment? I'll put you in my works cited section, of course.

And while I do LOVE working with kids...I think I'm done with what I'm doing. I swear these kids get more and more naughty as the years go by...parenting style must be changing. I would never behave like some of these kids do when I was a lil one.
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Excel has all these calculations built in to it and all pretty easy. Enter your information in cells and google "excel standard deviation/mean/median/etc." and you'll have how to calculate it in second. This is exactly what Excel was developed for. More exact help available if you can give something more concrete or exact to go on ut you should be able to get it pretty easy.
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You'll find a lot of info on basic statistics on Wikipedia... tho often dry. If you're interested in learning what you're doing and why, get this book Intuitive Biostatistics: A Nonmathematical Guide to Statistical Thinking, 3rd edition:Amazon:Books. It's the one I force all my studentsto read. It's easy to understand, not punishing you with pages of formula but clear n easy language, and sometimes even funny. His goal was to make the reader really understand why. Doesn't matter if you're from a different research area than biology, the basic statistics is the same.
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best thing to use is pivot tables in excel.

youtube it.

or throw it up and i'll tell you how to set it up.
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