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## Learner Reviews & Feedback for Introduction to Data Analysis Using Excel by Rice University

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The use of Excel is widespread in the industry. It is a very powerful data analysis tool and almost all big and small businesses use Excel in their day to day functioning. This is an introductory course in the use of Excel and is designed to give you a working knowledge of Excel with the aim of getting to use it for more advance topics in Business Statistics later. The course is designed keeping in mind two kinds of learners - those who have very little functional knowledge of Excel and those who use Excel regularly but at a peripheral level and wish to enhance their skills. The course takes you from basic operations such as reading data into excel using various data formats, organizing and manipulating data, to some of the more advanced functionality of Excel. All along, Excel functionality is introduced using easy to understand examples which are demonstrated in a way that learners can become comfortable in understanding and applying them. To successfully complete course assignments, students must have access to a Windows version of Microsoft Excel 2010 or later. ________________________________________ WEEK 1 Module 1: Introduction to Spreadsheets In this module, you will be introduced to the use of Excel spreadsheets and various basic data functions of Excel. Topics covered include: â€¢ Reading data into Excel using various formats â€¢ Basic functions in Excel, arithmetic as well as various logical functions â€¢ Formatting rows and columns â€¢ Using formulas in Excel and their copy and paste using absolute and relative referencing ________________________________________ WEEK 2 Module 2: Spreadsheet Functions to Organize Data This module introduces various Excel functions to organize and query data. Learners are introduced to the IF, nested IF, VLOOKUP and the HLOOKUP functions of Excel. Topics covered include: â€¢ IF and the nested IF functions â€¢ VLOOKUP and HLOOKUP â€¢ The RANDBETWEEN function ________________________________________ WEEK 3 Module 3: Introduction to Filtering, Pivot Tables, and Charts This module introduces various data filtering capabilities of Excel. Youâ€™ll learn how to set filters in data to selectively access data. A very powerful data summarizing tool, the Pivot Table, is also explained and we begin to introduce the charting feature of Excel. Topics covered include: â€¢ VLOOKUP across worksheets â€¢ Data filtering in Excel â€¢ Use of Pivot tables with categorical as well as numerical data â€¢ Introduction to the charting capability of Excel ________________________________________ WEEK 4 Module 4: Advanced Graphing and Charting This module explores various advanced graphing and charting techniques available in Excel. Starting with various line, bar and pie charts we introduce pivot charts, scatter plots and histograms. You will get to understand these various charts and get to build them on your own. Topics covered include â€¢ Line, Bar and Pie charts â€¢ Pivot charts â€¢ Scatter plots â€¢ Histograms...

## Top reviews

SW

May 25, 2020

The training provided by Dr. Sharad is easy to follow and learn. Bravo and Thank you.

The level of difficulty from the quiz and the final task is just right and it is making us to think creatively.

SS

Apr 27, 2017

good course gives a basic foundation for data analytics ! Excellent for beginners who have no idea how to use excel for want to learn systematically excel files given at every lecture are very useful.

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By Pablo C H O

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Aug 6, 2020

Algunas secciones no contaban con traducciÃ³n al espaÃ±ol por lo demÃ¡s excelente curso

By Abhishek S

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Aug 1, 2020

materials are really well put and explained. easy to follow and complete the course.

By Wan M F b A R

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Jul 23, 2019

Absolutely a good course for a beginner. Nice videos and fair quizzes been provided.

By Aaron B

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Feb 18, 2019

a very good primer on using basic excel functions to learn how to analyze data sets.

By Pooja V

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Jul 17, 2018

As a beginner, I found this course extremely helpful in developing my excel skills.

By Vikas V

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Jun 10, 2018

Very well organized.Structured wayMany topics covered.Nice set of questions in quiz

By Hillary T

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Jul 26, 2017

Great course. Only drawback is that it is for PC and I took the course using a Mac.

By Ana L

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Sep 22, 2020

Me gustarÃ­a el audio en espaÃ±ol, ya que se prestarÃ­a mas atenciÃ³n a las tÃ©cnicas.-

By NEELI S M

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Apr 24, 2020

I really enjoyed course, bust the histogram d=should g=have been explained better.

By Pallavi H

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Apr 23, 2019

Overall good learning yet it would be fun if there were more examples to play with

By AHMED S

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Feb 25, 2018

The instructor is very good ,it's good way to start your analysis with this course

By Yen B

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Nov 19, 2016

A course help me a lot in Excel. I can apply what I have learned in my daily work.

By Sydney T

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Jun 24, 2022

The quizzes at the end of each week included material not covered during lecture.

By Claire H

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May 3, 2020

Good pace and quiz.

Date formatting for those outside the US is a little annoying

By Kartheek

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Feb 14, 2019

It would be better if more information and more challenging exercises were there.

By Ridwan C

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May 21, 2017

Good, but need more advanced excel material. Great as introduction or beginners.

By Rafael B S

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May 5, 2019

It is a great course. It allows you to learn fast from basic to advanced Excel.

By Jane B

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Dec 20, 2016

Not life changing but it told me what I needed to know with a minimum of faff.

By Amir K

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Jan 14, 2021

A good to have course to get started with Excel for basic level data analysis

By Bhanu G

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Aug 23, 2020

very good course and teaching for beginners as well intermediate level larner

By Solo J

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Aug 30, 2022

Buen curso. La parte prÃ¡ctica es buena ayuda a memorizar mejor los procesos

By L M

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Aug 25, 2022

Good basic course, easy to follow. But a bit out of date with modern Excel.

By Kew Z H

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Aug 21, 2020

Would be better if there are assignments that require longer time to finish.

By Narayan t n

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Apr 16, 2020

Very informative and innovative course. Rally useful for my career and job .

By Abigail P

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Feb 2, 2020

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