statistical analysis is used very broadly in a very wide variety of areas of society. Today statistical analysis is used in universities across the globe. Research is conducted from cardiac rehab (my career focus) and the most common cardiovascular diseases in today's day and age to the stats that are compiled in pro sports according to the ASA on http://www.amstat.org/sections/sis/. Statistics are what really make up sports and the motives for why we watch them. Wins and losses, number of championships, how many points a specific player scored and even betting in sports (odds on a game) have to do with stats. stats help understand the games we play better and if the odds in a certain situation are in our favor or not. Statistics, like previously stated also help us get a picture on relevant issues in today's world and probable causes or solutions to the problems we face.