Let’s Get Started
In This Chapter
◆ The purpose of statistics—what’s in it for you?
◆ The history of statistics—where did this stuff come from?
◆ Brief overview of the field of statistics
◆ The ethical side of statistics
How many times have you asked yourself why you even need to learn statistics? Well, you’re not alone. All too often students find themselves drowning in a mathematical swamp of theories and concepts and never get a chance to see the “big picture” before going under. My goal in this chapter is to provide you with that broader perspective and convince you that statistics is a very useful tool in our current society. In other words, here comes your life preserver. Grab on!
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