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Introduction to Statistics for Librarians

When:  
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 (9:30 AM - 4:00 PM) Export to vCalendar
Where:   Peoria Public Library (In Person, Max: 40)
Cost:   $20.00
Presenter:   Jennifer Sweeney

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This confidence-building course presents simple statistical techniques in everyday language for doing calculations useful in library settings. The course will describe the purpose of simple statistical functions, and demonstrate how to apply these easily to survey or other data. Participants will use spreadsheet software to execute basic equations and conduct simple statistical tests. Participants should have a working knowledge of Excel prior to attending the course.

Learning Objectives
• Use spreadsheet software to calculate basic descriptive statistics such as mean, median, mode, standard deviation, and skew.
• Analyze frequency distributions of variables such as survey responses
• Calculate rate of change to understand trends
• Conduct simple statistical tests (correlation, simple regression, t-test, chi-square)
• Determine statistical significance
• Create graphs to illustrate basic numerical facts

Prerequisites
-Participants should have a working knowledge of Excel prior to attending the course.

-Participants should bring a laptop with Microsoft Excel

-The $20.00 fee will cover lunch and materials.

Type:   Workshop

Register by: 7/1/2019

Notes
Topics
1. Describing and exploring data
2. Measures of variation
3. Measures of association
4. Normal distribution and hypothesis testing
5. Comparing two samples


Lunch is included with the $20.00 registration fee. Please indicate your food choice here:

Lunch Options

Payment should be sent to:

RAILS
PO Box 6118
Carol Stream, IL 60197-6118


Categories: Management Skills/Administration, My Library Is


This event is sponsored by Reaching Across Illinois Library System.

Last day to cancel registrations is: 7/10/2019


Questions? Please contact Joe Filapek.

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