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Last approved: Thu, 02 Jun 2016 15:41:21 GMT

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ST (Statistics)
542
032350
Dual-Level Course
No
Cross-listed Course
No
Statistical Practice
Statistical Practice
College of Sciences
Statistics (17ST)
Term Offering
Spring Only
Offered Every Year
Spring 2017
Previously taught as Special Topics?
Yes
2
 
Course Prefix/NumberSemester/Term OfferedEnrollment
ST 590Spring 2015, Spring 201616, 28
Course Delivery
Face-to-Face (On Campus)
Distance Education (DELTA)

Grading Method
Graded/Audit
3
15
Contact Hours
(Per Week)
Component TypeContact Hours
Lecture3
Course Attribute(s)


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University Competencies

Course Is Repeatable for Credit
No
 
 
Emily Griffith
Research Assistant Professor
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Open when course_delivery = campus OR course_delivery = blended OR course_delivery = flip
Enrollment ComponentPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
Lecture3030NoRequired for masters degree.
Open when course_delivery = distance OR course_delivery = online OR course_delivery = remote
Delivery FormatPer SemesterPer SectionMultiple Sections?Comments
LEC2020NoRequired for online masters degree.
Prerequisites: (ST 512 or ST 514) and (ST 502 or ST 522)
Is the course required or an elective for a Curriculum?
Yes
SIS Program CodeProgram TitleRequired or Elective?
17STZMR,17STMRMasters of StatisticsRequired
This course will provide a discussion-based introduction to statistical practice geared towards students in the final semester of their Master of Statistics degree.

Employers need statisticians with soft skills and experience with real data. Statistical Practice gives students a rich consulting experience working for real clients in other disciplines. This course is aimed towards students in the final semester of the Masters of Statistics program. During the course, students learn to communicate orally and in writing with clients and each other. They will gain negotiating skills regarding the work to be done and will also gain valuable applied experience. From data collection and cleaning to analysis and a final report, they will become more confident in their abilities to solve a problem using statistical methods they have learned in their applied courses. In addition, they will learn how to teach themselves new and relevant statistical techniques based on their strong theoretical foundations. This will set them up for successful careers in the field of statistics.


No

Is this a GEP Course?
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Requisites and Scheduling
 
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Additional Information
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Major topics to be covered and required readings including laboratory and studio topics.
 

 
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No new resources will be needed because we have been teaching the course as a special topics course.

The goal of this course is to provide the tools to work with clients in need of statistical consulting.  Students will learn to communicate with clients, translate the scientific questions into statistical questions, write statistical summaries, and improve their oral presentation skills. They will work with clients on real consulting projects.

 


Student Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the students will be able to:


Effectively communicate statistical ideas in a written document

Effectively communicate statistical ideas in an oral presentation

Produce informative visual displays of data

Produce informative tabular displays of data

Correctly conduct an appropriate statistical analysis to answer a real research question

Explain common types of statistical analyses in both lay and technical terms


Evaluation MethodWeighting/Points for EachDetails
Homework40%
presentation30%
Major Paper30%
TopicTime Devoted to Each TopicActivity
Intro: Brainstorming Worksheet/ Communication1 week

Power calculations and considerations, Design of experiments1 week
Grant writing, DMP/cv/biosketch /resumes2 weeks
Review of analysis methods, Part I, Career Day: RTI1 week
Ethics and responsibilities as a statistician, Review of Analysis Methods, Part II1 week
Career Day, The review process1 week
Graphics, Career Day: Biostatisticians1 week
First oral presentations1 week
P-values and reproducible research, Working with scientists1 week
Statistics in applied journals, Technical Presentations1 week
Technical Presentations, How to peer review as a statistical reviewer1 week
In-class peer review of projects1 week
Guest lecture on entrepreneurship, final oral presentations2 weeks
mlnosbis 4/11/2016: No conflicting courses. Note that ST 641 and 841 are on the books as "Statistical Consulting"

ghodge 4/11/2016 Ready for ABGS reviewers.

ABGS Reviewer Comments:
-Good, but the syllabus does not have details about the grading of assignments.
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