The field of statistics is the science of learning from data. When statistical principles are correctly applied, statistical analyses tend to produce accurate results. Whatâ€™s more, the analyses even account for real-world uncertainty in order to calculate the probability of being incorrect.

Statisticians offer essential insight in determining which data, analyses, and conclusions are trustworthy. A statistician can be a study’s guide through a minefield of potential pitfalls, any of which could produce misleading conclusions.