Excel Data Analysis

Learn to use options in Excel to summarise and analyse lists of data including subtotals, simple PivotTables, statistical functions and Excel's powerful Analysis Tools.

A key aspect to successful data analysis is understanding how to store data effectively. This workshop explores how to store data effectively and includes a variety of methods for summarising and analysing data.

Key content

  • Effective table design for data storage and analysis
  • Using Data Validation with tables and summaries to ensure accuracy
  • Formula driven conditional formatting
  • Using PivotTables to analyse data and understand their limitations
  • Recap of SUMIFS and COUNTIFS etc as an alternative to PivotTables
  • Adding subtotals where appropriate
  • New Histogram, Pareto and Box and Whisker charts in Excel 2016
  • Regression analysis and trend lines - calculated and graphical
  • Using the Analysis Tools plug in to create summary statistics

Objectives

  • Understand data storage with a view to future analysis
  • Summarise lists of data using subtotals, simple PivotTables and functions
  • Access Excel's powerful Analysis Tools to provide statistical data at the click of a button

Prerequisites

Excel Essentials

Alternatively, for University of Auckland and UniServices staff, please access the following Online learning courses to ensure you meet the minimum competency requirements for this workshop:

  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Creating, Editing, and Saving Workbooks 
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Formatting Data
  • Microsoft Excel 2016 Essentials: Formulas and Functions

In addition, you may like to complete the following recommended online course:

  • Microsoft Office 2016 Intermediate Excel: Working with Data

Suitable for

This is an intermediate level workshop suitable for those who have completed the prescribed online learning courses or who are competent with the prerequisite topics. Before registering for this workshop, it is your responsibility to ensure that you are competent with all the prerequisite topics.

Notes

PC and Mac computers are available on a first-come, first-served basis. If you require a Mac, please contact us so that we can make the necessary arrangements. Excel 2016 is used. Also suitable for 2013 users.

Cost

Free for University of Auckland and UniServices staff

Registration

If you are University of Auckland staff, please visit Career Tools to view workshop availability and register on a session.

All others, please see our Registration page for more information.

Please be aware that a Cancellation policy applies to these workshop sessions. 

Dates, times and venues for scheduled workshops 2018

Friday 9 November 2018, 9am-12pm
Room 305, Level 3, 49 Symonds Street, Auckland

Dates, times and venues for scheduled workshops 2019

TBA