1. Excel Basic Tutorials by Dr. Hongjin Sun (in computer lab, Room 403, psychology building)
    1. Lecture: view the lecture outline and examples in excel format. To download the file, right click the mouse and choose Save Target As...
    2. Hand-on Exercise 1(excel_assigment 1)  (file name: 3w_exercise1.xls). There are two ways to access to this file:
      1. You can also download the excel version of this exercise
        1. point your mouse to the link, click the right button of your mouse and then
        2. choose Save Target As... (in Internet Explore), or
        3. choose Save Link as... (in Netscape)
      2. You can also view the data for exercise 1 on the web
  2. Excel Statistical Tutorials by Dr. Hongjin Sun in class
    1. Demo: Statistical tests using Excel
      1. For your project you need to use the "Data Analysis" module in Excel. From the pull-down menu, click on Tools, then choose "Data Analysis..." (located at the very bottom of those choices). If you cannot find the "Data Analysis..." option, it is quite possible that you have not activated this module in your computer. Click on Tools, choose "Add-Ins...", and then check "Analysis ToolPak" and click OK.
    2. Exercise 2 (excel_assigment 2)

1.     Question: Grades of two courses for the same 500 students are listed in file "3w_exercise2.xls". Perform a t-test, and plot the means and standard errors in a bar graph.

2.     Download the data file (in excel format, file name: 3w_exercise2.xls) for this exercise

3.     Tips for this exercise

1.     This exercise asks you to compare the means of two samples of data.

2.     To perform a t-test, from the pull-down menu, choose Tools - Data Analysis... - T-test: paired two sample for means. This t-test is sometime also called within subject t-test.

3.     To plot mean and standard error (SE), you have to calculate standard error (t-test only gives you mean values for each of the two groups). From the pull-down menu, choose Tools - Data Analysis... - Descriptive Statistics to perform this test on both samples of data.

4.     To create a bar chart for mean and SE, you might want to create a new table to include data for means and SEs for both groups.

5.     After you create the bar chart for mean, double click on the bar (both bars should be “selected”) to open a dialogue box which includes the function for Y error bars. From "Y error bars" menu, choose "custom" to input the data address range for SE (highlight the TWO SEs, which should be located adjacent to each other).  Do the same thing for both + and – part.