Statistics is more than a numbers game — it underpins all sciences

Terry Speed
John Henstridge & David Warton

“We are all familiar with many instances of statistics in everyday life: the statistics of sport, weather, population, the stock market … the sort of thing that might appear in the ‘number crunch’ column in The Age and The Sydney Morning Herald.

The central feature of statistics is data: designing ways to collect, summarise, visualise, present and draw inferences from data …”