1 Afterword

Here we are, at the end of the course. Now, a whole universe of statistics memes are there for you to explore. Seriously, though, I hope you can look back to the beginning of the book and see how far you have come with your understanding of statistical concepts and practical approaches to applying them in a research setting.

Are there more techniques to explore? For sure! Could you go deeper into the mathematical underpinnings of these statistical methods? Totally. But you should now have a good foundation that is ready to apply to typical experimental and correlational research designs.

And hopefully, you have deeply internalized the notion that science is about deep humility and about measuring likely truths in probabilities. Now you see what I meant in the beginning of the course, that this is a course about decision making… making sound judgements from data. And now, hopefully, you have a good basic set of tools to use.

Thanks for your hard work and practice, and your willingness to let me guide you – the key to learning any new skill. I hope it has been an enjoyable journey, and that you continue your exploration of data analysis.



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