About this book
There is no other text for a first course in social work statistics that teaches students, step-by-step, how to use Excel to solve interesting social work statistics problems. Excel 2016 for Social Work Statistics explains statistical formulas and offers practical examples for how students can solve real-world social work statistics problems. This book leaves detailed explanations of statistical theory to other statistics textbooks and focuses entirely on practical, real-world problem solving.
- Presents key steps and examples to solve practical, easy-to-understand social work problems using Excel
- Contains 163 illustrations in color
- Suitable for undergraduate and graduate students
- No background in statistics is required
- Guides students through not only statistical formulas but also the processes and reasoning that support statistical theory
- Focuses exclusively on building a critical foundation for students and practitioners
- Explains statistical theory and formulas in clear language without bogging the reader down in mathematical fine points
- Features five appendices with tests, answers and statistical formulas
- Includes specific objectives for concepts in each chapter, as well as practice problems with answers
- Saves instructors valuable class time by allowing students to learn how to use Excel to solve practical social work problems outside of class time
Simone Cummings is Dean of the Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University in St. Louis, Missouri, and formerly Associate Professor of Health Care Management and Associate Dean of Academic Quality Assurance there, where she taught Healthcare Statistics, Healthcare Finance, and Introduction to Healthcare Services. She holds both a B.S.B.A. and an M.H.A from Washington University in St. Louis and a Ph.D. in Health Management and Policy from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Professor Cummings has served on the Board of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and currently serves as a Fellow for the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education. She has experience consulting and has also conducted clinical and health services research for more than ten years.