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STAT4026: Statistical Consulting

In our ever-changing world, we are facing a new data-driven era where the capability to efficiently combine and analyse large data collections is essential for informed decision making in business and government, and for scientific research. Statistics and data analytics consulting provide an important framework for many individuals to seek assistance with statistics and data-driven problems. This unit of study will provide students with an opportunity to gain real-life experience in statistical consulting or work with collaborative (interdisciplinary) research. In this unit, you will have an opportunity to have practical experience in a consultation setting with real clients. You will also apply your statistical knowledge in a diverse collection of consulting projects while learning project and time management skills. In this unit you will need to identify and place the client's problem into an analytical framework, provide a solution within a given time frame and communicate your findings back to the client. All such skills are highly valued by employers. This unit will foster the expertise needed to work in a statistical consulting firm or data analytical team which will be essential for data-driven professional and research pathways in the future.

Code STAT4026
Academic unit Mathematics and Statistics Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Prerequisites:
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At least 12cp from STAT2X11 or STAT2X12 or DATA2X02 or STAT3XXX
Corequisites:
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None
Prohibitions:
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STAT3926

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. assess the requirement of the client and determine the scope of the project
  • LO2. determine the appropriate statistical methods that will enable an answer to a scientific questions
  • LO3. assess the complexity of a given problem and provide the simplest and most appropriate solution
  • LO4. devise multiple alternative analytical approaches to solve the same problem, given complex data
  • LO5. demonstrate integrity, confidence, personal resilience and the capacity to manage challenges, both individually and in teams
  • LO6. compose a reproducible client report to communicate outcomes using a programming language
  • LO7. communicate project outcomes effectively to clients.

Unit outlines

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