In this course, you learned core applications of statistical analysis to solve real-world personal or professional inquiry problems. You also learned different techniques to draw conclusions from data. These experiences allowed you to practice designing an approach to a statistical problem, considering assumptions and constraints, and developing interpretations and conclusions. Think about how you felt when you first started the course and how you feel now. Reflect on what you learned in this course and the applications of statistical concepts in your personal and professional life. In your initial discussion post, specifically address the following: What are some practical uses in your own life for the skills you gained in this class? How is data analysis changing in the world around you, including workplaces? How can statistics be persuasive and misleading? Your active participation in the discussions is essential to your overall success this term. Discussion questions will help you make meaningful connections between the course content and the larger concepts of the course. These discussions give you a chance to express your own thoughts, ask questions, and gain insight from your peers and instructor. Directions For each discussion, you must create one initial post and follow up with at least two response posts. For your initial post, do the following: Write a post of 1 to 2 paragraphs. In Module One, complete your initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. Eastern. In Modules Two through Eight, complete your initial post by Thursday at 11:59 p.m. of your local time zone. Consider content from other parts of the course where appropriate. Use proper citation methods for your discipline when referencing scholarly or popular sources.