# 1.2: What is a statistic? What is a statistical analysis?

• • Michelle Oja
• Taft College
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The Crash Course video series are great, and there’s one for statistics! Check out this Crach Course Statistics Preview video:

You should follow the whole Crash Course Statistics playlist as you go through this textbook's chapters; the chapters won't completely align with the videos, but they will be similar. The Khan Academy also has a great series on statistics (website addres: https://www.khanacademy.org/math/statistics-probability).

Statistics are the results of statistical analyses, such as the percentage of psychology majors at your school; the analysis was calculating the percentage, while the result is a statistic that you could share.

##### Definition: Statistics

The results of statistical analyses

##### Definition: Statistical Analyses

Procedures to organize and interpret numerical information