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Consulting in Statistical Sciences - STAT399

This unit integrates the core concepts in statistics and decision science in the practical context of solving real research problems by the application of technical ideas and methods. In particular, the unit aims to give students exposure to the general and discipline-specific issues that arise in statistical and decision science work, and to provide an experiential background in consulting. Students will develop the ability to appreciate the nature of statistical and decision science problems and discuss the problem-solving cycle: listen to a client’s statement of a problem and ask appropriate questions for clarification; recognise appropriate technical techniques for use in a variety of problems, and apply these techniques competently; recognise situations in which familiar techniques do not apply and search the literature for appropriate alternative techniques; write reports at an appropriate technical level for a client or a colleague; give an oral summary of a statistical or decision science investigation at a level appropriate for the audience; and discuss the ethical aspects and implications of professional data work.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Statistics Staff

6cp in STAT units at 300 level including (STAT375 or STAT379Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):



Unit Type: PACE unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Faculty of Science and Engineering

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