There was no reason I shouldn’t have already written a book about statistical analysis using Excel. But I didn’t, although I knew I wanted to. Finally, I talked Pearson into letting me write it for them.

Be careful what you ask for. It’s been a struggle, but at last I’ve got it out of my system, and I want to start by talking here about the reasons for some of the choices I made in writing this book.

Using Excel for Statistical Analysis

The problem is that it’s a huge amount of material to cover in a book that’s supposed to be only 400 to 500 pages. The text used in the first statistics course I took was about 600 pages, and it was purely statistics, ...

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