At every university social science majors are being told by their professors to “know your stats,” to “know your numbers,” to “have data in their analyses.
Statistics is arguably the most scientific way of explaining or discovering a social phenomenon. Is there a significant relationship between race and, say, preference in the purchase of baseball cards featuring a Caucasian player, an African American player, or an Asian player. Proper data, and not talking points, would be able to answer this question, regardless of what our beliefs are.
In this new category – Statistics – I will introduce you to some of the statistical methods and terminologies that are available in books, online, or somewhere else, and will also cite sources, if necessary. I may also include statistical analyses or plans for statistical analyses.