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Postgraduate Online Training: Microsoft Office Training

This guide provides step-by-step training, working through the various stages of the research cycle, to develop and improve the necessary skills to complete your research.

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Microsoft Excel

MS EXCEL: A Researcher's basic guide (Part 1) (2020)

by Malebo Makunyane

MS EXCEL: a researcher's guide to Basic Data Analysis (Part 2)

by Malebo Makunyane

This presentation by Malebo Makunyane is designed for researchers using Excel for basic data analysis. In this training video you will work along with Malebo, as she takes you through basic data analysis using the example of weekly COVID-19 cases.

What you will learn in this video:

  1. Data Cleaning- Filtering and removing duplicate records
  2. Excel built in functions:
  • SUM
  • Standard deviation, min and maximum value
  • PIVOT tables

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MS EXCEL: Data Visualization with MS Excel (Part 3)

by Malebo Makunyane

In this training video you will be guided through the following:

  1. Plotting graphs/charts in Excel
  2. Identifying which graphs to use for different scenarios
  3. From pivot tables to pivot charts
  4. Formatting and customising graphs

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