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Statistics is the science and art of making decisions based on quantitative evidence. This introductory chapter motivates the study of statistics by describing where and how it used in all endeavors. It gives examples of applications, a little history of the subject, and a brief overview of the structure and content of the remaining chapters.

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Heiberger, R.M., Holland, B. (2004). Introduction and Motivation. In: Statistical Analysis and Data Display. Springer Texts in Statistics. Springer, New York, NY. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4757-4284-8_1

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