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ENG 302: Business Writing

Guide to library resources for the ENG 302 Business Writing Program

Basic Library Skills Tutorials

 The tutorials web page links to tutorials on:

  • Finding research topics
  • Evaluating resources
  • Finding articles
  • Using databases
  • Citing sources
  • And more

Tutorials for statistics

  1. How Do I Calculate the Inflation Rate?
    Website: http://inflationdata.com/Inflation/Inflation_Articles/CalculateInflation.asp

    Demonstrates how to calculate inflation from the Consumer Price Index (CPI).
     
  2. Index Numbers
    Website: http://www.pamojaeducation.com/course-companion/economics-eText/tips_cg/page_17.htm

    Explains what index numbers, such as the Consumer Price Index (CPI), are and how to calculate them.
     
  3. Statistical Terms Used in Research Studies
    Website: http://journalistsresource.org/tip-sheets/research/statistics-for-journalists

    Identifies common statistical terms and their meanings to better understand statistical research results. Also recommends additional places to get more in-depth information on the topic or free online statistics courses and tutorials.
     
  4. Statistics Tutorial: 7 Common Errors
    Website: http://www.meandeviation.com/tutorials/stats/notes/7errors.html

    Explains common errors in presenting or analyzing the significance of statistics.
     
  5. What Are the Uses of Index Numbers?
    Website: http://www.yourarticlelibrary.com/economics/what-are-the-uses-of-index-numbers-economics/10945/

    Briefly gives examples of uses for index numbers.
     
  6. Writing about Statistics
    Web document: http://www.amdev.net/docs/writing_about_stat_1_wp.pdf

    Demonstrates how to analyze and use statistics effectively in a paper.
     
  7. Writing the Paper: Statistics
    Website: http://writingcenter.unc.edu/handouts/statistics/

    Shows how to accurately read and use statistics to support your argument. Includes an explanation of the three different types of averages: the mean, the median, and the mode.

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