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MA5411 - Statistical Consulting

Credit points: 3
Year: 2012
Student Contribution Band: Band 4
Administered by: School of Engineering

Available to student enrolled in Mathematics.

Most research requires statistical analysis of data. Statistical consultants provide a service to researchers to help them better design, analyse and report their valuable results. Statistical consultants need good communication skills and the ability to understand research goals of a vast range of disciplines. This subject will introduce students to the world of statistical consulting. The course will focus on communicating with clients and increasing knowledge of statistical rigour that is required when exchanging knowledge for fee services.

Learning Outcomes

  • understanding the role of a statistical consultant;
  • improving professional knowledge of statistics;
  • gaining practical experiencing in applying statistical methods professionally, to solve researchers problems.

Graduate Qualities

  • The ability to adapt knowledge to new situations;
  • The ability to communicate effectively with a range of audiences;
  • The ability to calculate, produce, interpret and communicate numerical information.
Assumed
Knowledge:
Students enrolling in this subject should have successfully completed MA3405 or have acquired equivalent knowledge through other study or professional experience.

Availabilities

Townsville, Study Period 1, Internal
Census Date 22-Mar-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: presentations (20%); reports (40%); assignments (40%).

Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 23-Aug-2012
Coordinator: <Person not found>
Workload expectations:
  • 13 hours practicals
Assessment: presentations (20%); reports (40%); assignments (40%).

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.