WASP (Write a Scientific Paper) using Excel – 2: Pivot tables

WASP (Write a Scientific Paper) using Excel – 2: Pivot tables Data analysis at the descriptive stage and the eventual presentation of results requires the tabulation and summarisation of data. This exercise should always precede inferential statistics. Pivot tables and pivot charts are one of Excel's most powerful and underutilised features, with tabulation functions that immensely facilitate descriptive statistics. Pivot tables permit users to dynamically summarise and cross-tabulate data, create tables in several dimensions, offer a range of summary statistics and can be modified interactively with instant outputs. Large and detailed datasets are thereby easily manipulated making pivot tables arguably the best way to explore, summarise and present data from many different angles. This second paper in the WASP series in Early Human Development provides pointers for pivot table manipulation in Excel™. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Early Human Development Elsevier

WASP (Write a Scientific Paper) using Excel – 2: Pivot tables

, Volume 117 – Feb 1, 2018
6 pages

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Publisher
Elsevier
ISSN
0378-3782
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.earlhumdev.2018.01.003
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Abstract

Data analysis at the descriptive stage and the eventual presentation of results requires the tabulation and summarisation of data. This exercise should always precede inferential statistics. Pivot tables and pivot charts are one of Excel's most powerful and underutilised features, with tabulation functions that immensely facilitate descriptive statistics. Pivot tables permit users to dynamically summarise and cross-tabulate data, create tables in several dimensions, offer a range of summary statistics and can be modified interactively with instant outputs. Large and detailed datasets are thereby easily manipulated making pivot tables arguably the best way to explore, summarise and present data from many different angles. This second paper in the WASP series in Early Human Development provides pointers for pivot table manipulation in Excel™.

Journal

Early Human DevelopmentElsevier

Published: Feb 1, 2018

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