Excel is an easy to use, readily available tool for data entry, organization, and analysis. However, when used for research, pitfalls such as accidentally overwriting or disassociating data, unclear documentation, and potential for data corruption can lead to wasted time, non-reproducible results, and even retracted articles. In this workshop, we will present tips and strategies for using Excel efficiently and in ways that help ensure data remains intact, accessible, and understandable over the long-term.
**This workshop will cover:**
* Common pitfalls for using Excel for research, and strategies to avoiding them
* Excel commands and features for more efficient and documented research
* Tips for preparing Excel data for long-term storage and publication
**To be successful, you should:**
* Have a basic familiarity with Microsoft Excel
* A computer with a current or recent version of Microsoft Excel