This text teaches readers the basic techniques for analyzing data to make business decisions. Each chapter of the book begins with a "story." The story tells of a business problem that needs to be solved and describes the data that were collected to help solve the problem. The exercises which are presented in the chapter are tied to that story and are threaded throughout the chapter. The reader is then left to finish the analysis for the story problem. Sample output from Excel, as well as keystroke and menu instructions are featured throughout the book.