Whether you’re in high school, college, or a continuing education program, you may have the opportunity, or be required, to take an introductory course in statistics, call it Stats 101. It’s certainly a requirement for degrees in the sciences and engineering, economics, the social sciences, education, criminology, and even some degrees in history, culinary science, journalism, library science, and linguistics. It is often a requirement for professional certifications in IT, data science, accounting, engineering, and health-related careers. Statistics is like hydrogen, it’s omnipresent and fundamental to everything. It’s easier to understand than calculus and you’ll use it more than algebra. In fact, if you read the news, watch weather forecasts, or play games, you already use statistics more than you realize.
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