Statistics is the art of finding meaning in spite of unavoidable uncertainties. Statistics is an important part of modern society — with politicians, businessmen, economists, and all kinds of scientists depending on statistics and statistical models to estimate and confirm patterns within their data. In this course, we will focus on using basic statistical methods to understand data-sets and presenting the results to others. We will use regression, correlation analysis, probability and inference, and ANOVA testing to analyse real data sets. For each statistical method, we will develop clear ways to present our results and practice communicating these results in writing and presentations. This is an introductory course. No formal prerequisites are required, but a comfort/ ability with mathematics including algebra is a necessity.