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Residency Research Manual: Data Entry & Statistics

Data Entry, Coding of Data and Overview of Statistical Analyses

This section contains information about data collection, data coding and entry, and statistical analyses.  Information is provided for data entry and analyses in Excel and SPSS.

Additional Resources:

Additional SPSS training can be found by clicking on the Central Michigan University's SPSS online training pages at:

Additional online help for using Excel for statistical analyses and a discussion regarding the limitations of Excel for statistical analyses can be found in the document "Excel for Statistics".

Many of the more common mistakes in statistics are discussed in the following article:


Parts of this chapter were adapted from the web version of: McDonald, J.H. 2009. Handbook of Biological Statistics (2nd ed.). Sparky House Publishing, Baltimore, Maryland.

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