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Excel 2013 for Human Resource Management Statistics

A Guide to Solving Practical Problems

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  • A “Practice Test” is given in Appendix B to test your knowledge at the end of the book. Answers appear in Appendix C
  • This book purposely does not include a CD of Excel files. Instead, you’ll be shown how to create each Excel file yourself. In business, your colleagues will not give you an Excel file. You will be expected to create your own. This book will give you ample practice in developing this important skill
  • This book is a tool that can be used either by itself or along with any good statistics book
  • Statistical theory and formulas are explained in clear language without bogging you down in mathematical fine points
  • You will be told each step of the way, not only how to use Excel, but also why you are doing each step – so you can learn the techniques to apply Excel beyond this book
  • You will learn both how to write statistical formulas and how to use drop-down menus to have Excel create formulas for you
  • Includes 162 color screen shots so you can be sure you are performing Excel steps correctly
  • Each chapter includes specific objectives for each concept so you know the purpose of the Excel steps
  • Each chapter presents key steps needed to solve practical, easy-to-understand health services management problems using Excel. In addition, three practice problems at the end of each chapter enable you to test your new knowledge. Answers to these problems appear in Appendix A
  • Practical examples of problems are taken from several areas in he
  • Includes supplementary material:

Part of the book series: Excel for Statistics (EXCELSTAT)

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About this book

This book shows how Microsoft Excel is able to teach human resource management statistics effectively. Similar to the previously published Excel 2010 for Human Resource Management Statistics, it is a step-by-step exercise-driven guide for students and practitioners who need to master Excel to solve practical human resource management 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 human resource management courses. Its powerful computational ability and graphical functions make learning statistics much easier than in years past. Excel 2013 for Human Resource Management Statistics: A Guide to Solving Practical Problems is the next 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 human resource management 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.

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Table of contents (8 chapters)


“The book is divided into 8 chapters and five appendices. Each chapter is followed by a good number of exercises very helpful to the students. … book is a well-written short book on the subject of statistical features of Excel 2013 with many examples and exercises related to the target audience. It is a great reference for those who need to use Excel for some introductory statistical concepts or as a supplement in an introductory course in statistics for nonmajors.” (Morteza Marzjarani, Technometrics, Vol. 59 (1), February, 2017)

“The text is written for the professional who does not need a background in mathematics or information technology (IT). It is a very readable text and the examples are exactly what present-day human resources (HR) managers would be interested in. … The screen shots are well done. … the authors have done such an excellent job of writingfor the talented amateur, the book is suitable for a wide audience interested in the use of Excel in human resources.” (James Van Speybroeck, Computing Reviews,, June, 2016)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Webster University, St. Louis, USA

    Thomas J. Quirk, Julie Palmer-Schuyler

About the authors

At the beginning of his academic career, Prof. Tom J. 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.

Prof. “J.P.” Palmer-Schuyler is currentlyan Associate Professor of Human Resource Management in the Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, USA, where she teaches undergraduate Human Resource Management as well as Organizational Behavior at the Master’s and Doctoral level. She received her MBA from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and her Ph.D. from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Management. Her teaching awards include the Donald K. Anderson Graduate Student Teaching Award at the University of Missouri and the William T. Kemper Award at Webster University. She is also a graduate of the Program for Excellence in Teaching at the University of Missouri. Her pedagogical research over the past 12 years includes articles in Academy of Business Disciplines Journal and Regional Business Review, and she has made conference presentations at the Organizational Behavior Teaching Conference, Academy of Management, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Southwest Academy of Management, Western Academy of Management, and Society for Advancement of Management.

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