**Common Questions About the STDEV.S Formula**

1. How does the STDEV.S formula work?

2. What is the difference between STDEV.S and STDEV.P?

3. What are other variants of the STDEV formula?

**How Can the STDEV.S Formula Be Used Appropriately**

1. To calculate the sample standard deviation of a set of numerical values.

2. To determine the dispersion of individual values around the sample mean.

3. To understand how much variation is present in a certain data set.

**How Can the STDEV.S Formula Be Commonly Mistyped**

1. Stdev instead of STDEV.S

2. STDEV without the P or S modifier

**What Are Some Common Ways the STDEV.S Formula Is Used Inappropriately**

1. Attempting to use the STDEV.S formula on a population instead of a sample.

2. Forgetting to use the P or S modifier when applying the STDEV formula.

3. Not verifying the sample size is greater than 30 before using the STDEV.S formula.

**What Are Some Common Pitfalls When Using the STDEV.S Formula**

1. Not ensuring all values being used in the formula are numerical.

2. Not providing the correct number of arguments in the STDEV.S formula.

3. Calculating the standard deviation of a single value or a small sample size.

**What Are Common Mistakes When Using the STDEV.S Formula**

1. Trying to use the STDEV.S formula on categorical data.

2. Not accounting for outliers when calculating the standard deviation.

3. Not filtering out duplicate values from the data set.

**What Are Common Misconceptions People Might Have With the STDEV.S Formula**

1. That STDEV.S and STDEV.P produce the same result.

2. That STDEV.S can be used with a sample size less than 30.

3. That STDEV.S can be used with categorical data."