Statistics and data analysis can be very complex and confusing. But if used correctly and analyzing the data. It can be very useful when it comes to teaching and sports. I am not a teacher or in the education field other than taking courses. I do know sports. And now a days everyone is using stats to get more information about the team they are coaching because they want to improve. the same goes to show in the classroom. Stats are information from what has happened and trying to apply it to expect what will happen. Predict a certain outcome and to see where something needs improvement. with sports now everyone is using stats. If you ever turn to sports center on ESPN they come up with the most random stats as to why a certain player performed that day and the significance of it. For example why a team shoots so well when playing at home when they have a crowd attendance of a certain number etc. It is all of trying to know certain outcomes and why. Stats are great because it gives you some truth and probability but its basically most likely going to happen. And it isnt always the case. I think stats and data analysis are great and can be used to improve teams and inside the classroom but i think it should only be a resource and not the sole reason as to go about things.