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Query survey data (Advanced level)

As an educator, your class could have conducted a survey while on a field trip or doing a science experiment. The data is descriptive data which can be interpreted in many different ways. You have already entered data in a spreadsheet, and would like them to analyse this data in a dynamic and flexible manner by means of a pivot table in Microsoft Excel.

By the end of this task you could achieve the following outcomes:

Download an example - Analyse and manipulate text and numeric data in a dynamic way
- Create a graph which allows you to represent your data visually in a dynamic way

Create your own pivot table - one which you will find useful. Alternatively, follow this example. To do so you would typically work through the following steps:

1. Start Microsoft Excel. See how »
2. Enter data: Insert the data which your class has obtained from their research. Give each column a heading, and make sure there are no blank rows or columns in between your data. See how »
3. Create a pivot table: Use your data to create a pivot table on a new sheet. See how »
4. Create a pivot chart: Create a chart, and experiment with different kinds of chart, and dragging the fields to sgraph different fields. See how »
5. Save the worksheet. See how »

Related scenarios

» Create a simple chart
» Process field trip data
» Import a chart into Microsoft Word

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