Pre-requisites: MAS6005

Aims/Description: This module builds on skills developed in MAS6005 Professional Skills for Statisticians. Having developed skills and confidence in presentation, team-working and problem-solving, students will be challenged with a series of more demanding `consultancy-style┐ problems. These will be open-ended and may be tackled with a variety of approaches. Students will practise conversing with `clients┐, formulating problems statistically, identifying appropriate analysis strategies, and will develop experience and confidence as applied statisticians. There will be group and individual projects. Students will use their technical knowledge acquired from other modules, and may also need to learn new methodology independently.

Staff Contact: Peggy Haughton
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Course work

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