Introductory Economics Labs

Lab 0: Basic Excel Skills

This isn't really a lab and has no associated Excel file. It is a document that explains how to do a few rudimentary things in Excel, including how to enable macros and walks through how to create a chart (i.e., a graph). It also offers advice on good charting practices. This is an excellent resource. Several labs explicitly send students here if they are having trouble creating or modifying a chart. The ExcelBasics.doc file can be used as a general purpose “how to create a chart in Excel” assignment for any class.

Click the links below to download and open the Word (doc) file and Excel (xls) workbook to begin.