People from all walks of life rely on statistics and statistical analysis to make better decisions. Scientists use statistics to assess the effectiveness of drugs, politicians to develop policy, and company managers to create and improve products and services. Significance explains how and why statistics helps in these and other areas of life, science and commerce. Our articles are written by statisticians for anyone with an interest in the analysis and interpretation of data.

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