What is statistics? According to Oxford Dictionary of English, it is "the practice or science of collecting and analyzing numerical data in large quantities, especially for the purpose of inferring proportions in a whole from those in a representative sample
Here is an example of statistics.
Tourism Indicators by Destination British Columbia.
Why statistics is important to research?
This video below from Statistics Canada gives you an overview.
Trinity Western University (Langley) is located on the traditional, ancestral, unceded territory of the Stó:lō people. We are grateful for the opportunity to live, work, and learn on this land.