Ask the statistician: Explain how statistics touch our everyday lives


So far in our Ask the Statistician blog and video series, we have heard responses from statisticians at the Analytics 2013 conference about:

  1. The many ways statistics benefit their organizations.
  2. The types of statistical analyses used to solve business issues.
  3. Best practices for explaining results.      
  4. How they put statistical results into action at their organization.     
  5. Examples of their success from their statistical analyses.

It was interesting to hear responses to each of the questions above that focused on statistics helping organizations, but I was also interested in hearing from statisticians about how they see statistics touching our everyday lives.  If you're interested in that topic too, watch the last video in the series.

This video features the question:  How do statistics touch our everyday lives?

Now it's your turn. Can you share examples of how statistics has touched your life?

We've reached the culmination of this blog and video series. I hope you've enjoyed hearing from the statisticians as much as I have. Thanks to each of them for their time in helping with these videos and sharing their stories about statistics.


About Author

Georgia Mariani

Principal Product Marketing Manager

Georgia Mariani has spent nearly a quarter-century exploring and sharing how analytics can improve outcomes. As a Principal Industry Marketing Manager at analytics leader SAS, supporting the education industry, she passionately showcases customers using analytics to tackle important education issues and help students succeed. Georgia received her M.S. in Mathematics with a concentration in Statistics from the University of New Orleans.


  1. Stats take us from the experiences and memory of a single person to the collective experiences and memories of a vast number of people.


    Why do we study statistics and wana are the uses of statistics in our daily life pleas can I be answerd in form of notes so that I can read effectively

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