What are Statistics?

Read this brief introduction to the field of statistics and some relevant examples of how statistics can lend credibility to making arguments. Complete the practice questions in these sections.

Importance of Statistics


  1. You need to know more about where these data came from before making any conclusions
    To be an intelligent consumer of statistics, your first reflex must be to question the statistics that you encounter.

  2. All the given choices
    As opposed to just accepting numbers or findings, you should think about all of these things when evaluating a statistical claim.