# Applied Analytic Methods

Here is the description: Tables with Reservations – Because there is such a wide variety of things to be learned in statistics and research methods, these exercises give you an opportunity to put into practice some of the concepts that you are learning in these courses. Following class discussion of these tables, you will be asked to write up our observations of how useful (or not) these tables are.
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