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Week 2 Assignment 1 Week 2 Assignment Andrea Wiggins SCIE211-Q6WW Professor Anne Gregg March 1, 2020
Week 2 Assignment 2 Explain the benefit and importance of the study of statistics. The importance of statistics can be seen throughout everyday life (Girouard, 2013). They determine the crime rates for areas, the continuity of business, and what roads need to be repaired. Statistics help leaders in government and business make important decisions. Mark Battersby states that statistics are, “Influencing governmental decisions” ( Battersby, 2016, p. 40). However, are there benefits to statistics or do they just influence decisions? Eventually, we all have to go see a doctor for an illness. Statistics have helped revolutionize the field of medicine. According to John Marsh in his article Reasons Why Statistics are Important, he states, “Before any drugs prescribed, a scientist must show a statistically valid rate of effectiveness” (Marsh, 2014, para 6). People want guarantees that the medicine they prescribe is effective. Statistics also have further benefits beyond medicine.

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