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.
- Excel 2013 all-in-one for dummies
- Excel formulas and functions for dummies
- Excel bases business analysis
What do organizations actually do with research and statistics?
- Statistics for Business [ebook]
- Qualitative research: applications in organizational communication
- How the government measures unemployment [online]
- Understanding human resources: a research-based approach
Looking to collect statistics or conduct a survey in your organization? These books may be helpful:
- Research proposals: a guide to success
- Organizational surveys: the diagnosis and betterment of organizations through their members
- Employee opinion questionnaires: 20 ready-to-use surveys that work
- Perfect phrases for writing employee surveys [ebook]
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:
- Search an index of reports, journals, compendia and databases that contain statistics.
- Search a statistical database (most are subject or domain specific)
- Search articles to find out what statistics other researchers use.
ProQuest offers a help guide.
Bureau of Labor Statistics
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)
ABI/INFORM Complete (ProQuest)
An interactive PsycINFO Tutorial allows students to learn and practice advanced search techniques.
Business Source Premier (EBSCO)