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Department of Statistics

STAT 790

790—Seminar in Statistical Consulting. (1) (Prereq: STAT 700 or equivalent). An exposure to the techniques of statistical consulting through discussion of actual statistical problems which occur in fields of application.

Usually Offered: Fall Semesters

Purpose: To help the student understand the role of the statistical consultant with an emphasis on consulting skills and consulting lab operations. To develop students' consulting skills under the supervision of an experienced consultant. To provide opportunities to analyze difficult statistical problems.

Current Textbook: Instructor notes


Topics Covered Time        
General discussion of statistical consulting. The role of the statistician in the experimental process; the tools and training necessary for statistical consulting; principles of good consulting practice. 3 weeks
Consulting practice. Observations of both taped and live consulting sessions; learning to critique consulting sessions; brainstorming with students and an experienced consultant on consulting problems; preparing consulting recommendations. 11 weeks

The above course outline should correspond to the most recent offering of the course by the Statistics Department. Please check the current course homepage or with the instructor for the course regulations, expectations, and operating procedures.  

Contact Faculty:  John Grego

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