Guide for calculating the Standard Deviation and Range

1. Open your data file in Excel

2. Click on a blank cell where you will paste the function to calculate the standard deviation.

3. Click on the Function Wizard, .

4. Page down until you see STDEV andu click on that for the standard deviation function. When you've done this, click on "OK".

Using the mouse, highlight the cells containing the data you want to use.

Click on OK, the value of the standard deviation will appear in the blank cell you clicked on in step #2.

To calculate the range, you need to first calculate the Min and the Max. Follow the same procedure but highlight Min or Max in Step #4. To calculate the range, simply enter a formula in a blank cell to subtract the Min from the Max.


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