Excel: Sorting and filtering data in spreadsheets

  • Excel icon hands-on task | Publicly viewable | v. 2013

Excel is a well-known spreadsheet application. Use it to collate and organise data, to carry out calculations and analysis, and to create graphs.

Excel is made available as part of the Microsoft Office suite and also sold separately.


This task will give you a flavour of how Excel might be used in your research. You can try this task on your own, although it was designed to be done in a classroom with a teacher to support you.

For this task, you will need Excel (version 2010 or later) software installed on your computer. Talk to your IT support person about this.