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?
- To evaluate printed numerical facts.
- To interpret the results of sampling or to perform statistical analysis in your work
- To make inferences about the population using information collected from the sample
What Do Statisticians Do?
- Gather data
- Summarize data
- Analyze data
- Draw conclusions and report the results of their analysis