Why is Statistics a required course for many majors at Northland College? Why does Statistics meet the quantitative reasoning requirement of the Connections curriculum? This module is designed to help you identify answers to these questions.

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

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

Preparation for Class

Use the resources below to answer these questions. [Problems with videos?]