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. [*Problems with videos? See this FAQ.*]

- Reading
- Why Statistics? [4 mins]
- The Importance of Statistics [3 mins]
- Why You Need to Study Statistics [3 mins]
- What is Statistics? [12 mins;
*start at 0:35*] - What is Important About Statistics in Psychology? [
*between 0:18 and 5:33*]