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# How To Use STDEVA() Function in Google Sheets

Description

Calculates the standard deviation based on a sample, setting text to the value `0`.

Common Questions About the STDEVA Formula:
1. What does STDEVA stand for?
2. What does the formula do?
3. How do I calculate standard deviation with the STDEVA formula?

How Can the STDEVA Formula Be Used Appropriately:
1. Enter the range of data as the function’s argument
2. Include the standard deviation of the population as a variable
3. Utilize the data set as a reference
4. Adjust the formula parameters when needed.

How Can the STDEVA Formula Be Commonly Mistyped:
1. Misplacing the decimal point in the number or forgetting to include it.
2. Mixing up the formula parameters.
3. Putting the function syntax in wrong order.
4. Typing in incorrect references for the range of data.

What Are Some Common Ways the STDEVA Formula Is Used Inappropriately:
1. Using STDEVA to calculate the mean or median of the data set
2. Not using the standard deviation of the population
3. Not including the range of data in the function argument
4. Not using the data set as a reference when calculating the standard deviation.

What Are Some Common Pitfalls When Using the STDEVA Formula:
1. Not adjusting the parameters when needed.
2. Not including all of the data when calculating the standard deviation.
3. Not using the data set as a reference.
4. Not using the correct formula syntax.

What Are Common Mistakes When Using the STDEVA Formula:
1. Including negative values or incorrect ranges in the formula.
2. Typing in the wrong syntax or missing a parameter in the formula.
3. Not entering the correct population standard deviation into the formula.
4. Forgetting to place a decimal point in the number or using the wrong decimal point.

What Are Common Misconceptions People Might Have With the STDEVA Formula:
1. Thinking that STDEVA is used for calculating the mean or median of a data set.
2. Thinking that only the sample standard deviation can be utilized with the STDEVA formula.
3. Assuming that STDEVA can be used to predict future values.
4. Not understanding that the range of data needs to be used in the formula argument.

How To Actually Use STDEVA() in Sheets

`STDEVA(value1, value2)`

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