After completing this module, you should be able to ...

- Describe the two major goals of statistics and why they are important.
- Define natural and sampling variability.
- Describe "difficulties" in making conclusions about population caused by sampling variability.
- Define "statistics" (as a field of study).
- Explain why statistics is important to your field of study.

## Preparation for Class

Use the materials below to answer the questions on this preparation guide.

- Reading
- Video: Why Statistics? [4 mins]
- Video: The Importance of Statistics [3 mins]
- Video: Why You Need to Study Statistics [3 mins]
- Video: What is Statistics? [12 mins]
- Video: What is Important About Statistics in Psychology? [6 mins]