Quantitative Statistics for Qualitative Evaluators (H10)


This is a hands-on, beginning level or refresher workshop for evaluation practitioners who do not use SPSS software, who cringe when it comes to statistics, or who simply avoid quantitative measures. The workshop is designed to show a range of applications for Excel software, so participants will derive the most learning if they bring a laptop (with Excel installed and the battery charged) to the session. A series of short, practice exercises during the workshop will allow participants to enter data and use formulae in order to generate inferential statistics. The workshop is designed to enable participants to leave with the skills needed to measure variation, analyze deviation, apply significance tests, and use probability measures.

Note: Participants are expected to bring a laptop (with a fully charged battery) with Excel loaded on it.


Dr. Sandra Sellick

This is a newly developed workshop to address a need Sandra has observed in the programs of CES conferences for several years. Sandra took research statistics courses at the graduate school level while acquiring three degrees in education. She has taught in public and post-secondary schools (i.e., Royal Roads & UBC Okanagan), and has also facilitated Pro.D sessions for teachers over a 25 year period.

Workshop Level



None, although some prior experience entering data with Excel spreadsheets would be an asset.

Date and time

Wednesday, June 18, 2014
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

Alignment with CE Designation Competencies

  • Assesses reliability of data
  • Assesses trustworthiness of data
  • Analyzes and interprets data