Statistics for people in a hurry

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Article published in May 2018. An 8-minute read. By Cassie Kozyrkov.

‘Ever wished someone would just tell you what the point of statistics is and what the jargon means in plain English? Let me try to grant that wish for you! I’ll zoom through all the biggest ideas in statistics in 8 minutes! Or just 1 minute, if you stick to the large font bits.

What’s a statistic? It’s any old way of mushing up our data. Yup. 100% technically correct definition. Now let’s see what the discipline of statistics is all about’.