# 1: Introduction to Behavioral Statistics

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- 1.1: Why are you taking this course?
- Read this section if you are wondering why a statistics class is required for your major.

- 1.2: What is a statistic? What is a statistical analysis?
- This page has a basic introduction to the field of statistics.

- 1.3: The Scientific Method
- This pages discusses the steps of the scientific method, which will lead into the next sections of this chapter.

- 1.4: Types of Data and How to Measure Them
- Here's a quick and dirty explanation of a bunch of new vocabulary about variables. The next sub-sections go into more detail about most of these, too.

- 1.5: Populations and Samples
- But who do the data describe?

- 1.6: "Research shows that..."
- Why should I care about research or statistics? What do I do when I hear about research or statistics that don't support my ideas? Who can I trust?

- 1.7: Learning (Statistics)
- What's the best way to learn the material and pass the class?