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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.
• 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
-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.
Register by: 7/1/2019
Topics1. Describing and exploring data2. Measures of variation3. Measures of association4. Normal distribution and hypothesis testing5. Comparing two samplesLunch is included with the $20.00 registration fee. Please indicate your food choice here:Lunch OptionsPayment should be sent to:RAILSPO Box 6118Carol 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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