Lesson 0: Overview

Why study statistics? Section

To start this course off, a good question to ask might be, "Why Study Statistics?" The American Statistical Association has considered this same question and presents their answer if the form of video interviews of a variety of statisticians. Enjoy!

Why You Need to Study Statistics

Why Study Statistics?

  1. To evaluate printed numerical facts.
  2. To interpret the results of sampling or to perform statistical analysis in your work
  3. To make inferences about the population using information collected from the sample

What Do Statisticians Do?

  1. Gather data
  2. Summarize data
  3. Analyze data
  4. Draw conclusions and report the results of their analysis