Help with Statistics

Are you afraid of numbers?  Has it been a long time since you last took a math class?  Try these books for some extra help with statistics.

Help with Excel

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Putting Statistics to Use

What do organizations actually do with research and statistics?

Conduct Your Own Research

Looking to collect statistics or conduct a survey in your organization?  These books may be helpful:


Finding Statistics & Data

Statistics relevant to human resource development topics are generated by diverse entities ranging from private firms, to social scientists to government agencies and international organizations.  Consequently there is not a single convenient search engine for statistics.  Some statistics and data sets are restricted whereas others can be easily found on the free web. There are three recommended ways to find statistics and data in no particular order:

  1. Search an index of reports, journals, compendia and databases that contain statistics.
  2. Search a statistical database (most are subject or domain specific)
  3. Search articles to find out what statistics other researchers use.
  Statistical Insight (ProQuest)
Offers indexing, abstracting, and selected full text of statistical publications from U.S. state and federal governments, business and research institutes, and international material from the UN, OECD, EU, etc. Some tables are available in GIF, XLS, CSV, and other formats.
ProQuest offers a help guide.

  Bureau of Labor Statistics
Access to many statistical series and data sets compiled by the U.S. Department of Labor.

  Data-Planet (Sage)
Datasets and statistics on a very wide range of topics

Article Databases

The following are article databases that can be used to find empirical studies that often point to promising sources for statistics and data related to human resource development topics.

  EconLit with Full Text (EBSCO)
The economic literature is rich in empirical studies on labor supply, costs, compensation and discrimination.

  ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)

  PsycINFO (ProQuest)

  Business Source Premier (EBSCO)