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Excel 2013 for Social Sciences Statistics

A Guide to Solving Practical Problems


Part of the Excel for Statistics book series (EXCELSTAT)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Thomas J. Quirk
    Pages 23-37
  3. Thomas J. Quirk
    Pages 67-81
  4. Thomas J. Quirk
    Pages 115-157
  5. Thomas J. Quirk
    Pages 159-175
  6. Thomas J. Quirk
    Pages 177-196
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 197-257

About this book


This is the first book to show the capabilities of Microsoft Excel to teach social science statistics effectively.  It is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical social science problems.  If understanding statistics isn’t your strongest suit, you are not especially mathematically-inclined, or if you are wary of computers, this is the right book for you. 

Excel, a widely available computer program for students and managers, is also an effective teaching and learning tool for quantitative analyses in social science courses.  Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past.  However, Excel 2013 for Social Science Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems is the first book to capitalize on these improvements by teaching students and managers how to apply Excel to statistical techniques necessary in their courses and work.

Each chapter explains statistical formulas and directs the reader to use Excel commands to solve specific, easy-to-understand social science problems.  Practice problems are provided at the end of each chapter with their solutions in an Appendix.  Separately, there is a full Practice Test (with answers in an Appendix) that allows readers to test what they have learned. 

  • Includes 167 illustrations in color
  • Suitable for upper undergraduates or graduate students


Applied Social Science Statistics Applied Statistics Basic Social Science Statistics Excel 2013 Social Science Statistics Practical Social Science Statistics Social Science Statistics Social Science Statistics with Excel 2013 Social Science Statistics: A First Course

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Webster UniversitySt. LouisUSA

About the authors

At the beginning of his academic career, Prof. Quirk spent six years in educational research at The American Institutes for Research and Educational Testing Service. He then taught Social Psychology, Educational Psychology, General Psychology, Marketing, Management and Accounting at Principia College and is currently a Professor of Marketing in the George Herbert Walker School of Business & Technology at Webster University based in St. Louis, Missouri (USA) where he teaches Marketing Statistics, Marketing Research and Pricing Strategies. He has written 60+ textbook supplements in Marketing and Management, published 20+ articles in professional journals and presented 20+ papers at professional meetings. He holds a B.S. in Mathematics from John Carroll University, both an M.A. in Education and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology from Stanford University and an M.B.A. from The University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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“This book presents some important features of a powerful software known for its interesting features along with several statistical topics. … The target audience is primarily students majoring in disciplines other than statistics. … Each chapter is followed by a good number of exercises very helpful to the students. … the book would be an excellent reference on the subject.” (Morteza Marzjarani, Technometrics, Vol. 58 (2), 2016)