As you enter the world of work, you will find that most jobs require you to interpret or manage statistics. Statistics help us to make decisions, plan ahead, discover trends and make predictions. We can use statistics to deepen our understanding of any chosen topic.
This is a 30 minute radio podcast from the BBC which raises questions about the use of statistics for political gain. It includes a discussion of the extent to which statistics that politicians use can paint a biased picture of the facts.
Useful for: Widening your perspective on the use (and misuse) of statistics.
This tutorial covers the importance of statistics, evaluating data sets, finding averages, standard deviation, distributions, probability, permutations, discreet and continuous probability distributions.
This tutorial covers understanding and applying statistical concepts using Excel. It includes using functions, calculations and charts to organise data, present data and draw conclusions. It also includes calculating probability, understanding mean, median and mode, calculating variability, sampling distributions, making estimations, testing hypothesis, analysing variance, performing repeated measure testing, and understanding correlation and regression.
Level: Beginner/ appropriate for all
Useful for: Anyone who will use Excel to analyse data and produce reports.