Unit 3 assessment – descriptive statistics

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In this assignment, you will be required to calculate descriptive statistics for each numeric variable in the Heart Rate Dataset


  1. Open the Heart Rate Excel Dataset In Read Me First
  2. Sort the quantitative variables by class (e.g., Male at-rest heart rate and Female at-rest heart rate)
  3. Use the Excel Data Analysis ToolPak* tools to calculate each of the following statistics:
    1. Mean of each quantitative variable
    2. Sample variance of each quantitative variable
    3. Sample standard deviation of each quantitative variable
  4. Create a table in Excel that summarizes the statistics for each variable.
  5. Transfer your summary results to Word.
  6. Interpret what the mean and standard deviation specifically tell you about the heart rates of males and females in the sample.  Are the heart rates for males or females higher?  Which data is more spread out and which is closest to the overall mean rate? Explain your responses.

In the topic “Measures of Center”, you were provided directions on how to upload the Data Analysis ToolPak to Excel. If you have not yet uploaded the add-in Data Analysis ToolPak, please view the appropriate video and follow the instructions.  You will not be able to complete this assignment without that add-in.

How to Install the Data Analysis ToolPac in Microsoft Excel


How to Add the Data Analysis ToolPak in Excel on Mac 2018


Installing Excel Toolpak (Data Analysis) on Mac (versions other than 2018)


For a review of how to use the Data Analysis ToolPak to create summary statistics

Review: Descriptive Statistics in Excel Mean, Median, Mode …

Directions: Review this video on how to use the Data Analysis ToolPak to create summary statistics. 

Additional Instructions:

Your assignment should be typed into a Word or other word processing document, formatted in APA style. The assignments must include

  • Running head
  • A title page with
    • Assignment name
    • Your name
    • Professor’s name
    • Course


Ben G Kaiser. (2018).  How to add the Data Analysis ToolPak in Excel on Mac 2018 [Video]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/HJay_paA6T4

Joseph C. (2016). Installing Excel Toolpak (Data Analysis) on Mac [Video].  Retrieved from https://youtu.be/mtmrAXwLcuU

Joshua Emmanuel. (2017). Descriptive statistics in Excel mean, median, mode, std. deviation… [Video]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/qJR8OMQP3vw/p>

Quantitative Specialists. (2013). How to install the Data Analysis ToolPak in Microsoft Excel [Video]. Retrieved from https://youtu.be/_yNxLFagKgw

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