10 Credits AUTUMN

Aims/Description: The module helps to prepare statisticians for the workplace - in integrating technical knowledge with practical data-analysis; in communicating (in writing and orally) to non-specialists; in team-working; and through an appreciation of the professional responsibilities of a statistician. Students undertake a sequence of projects drawn from a variety of areas such as social, medical, environmental, and other scientific fields. Work on some projects is undertaken individually, and some in groups. Informal lectures are offered on: presentation skills (written and oral); team-working; personal reflection, with an emphasis on learning from experiences acquired through project work.

Staff Contact: OAKLEY JEREMY E
Teaching Methods: Lectures, Independent Study
Assessment: Project/ portfolio

Information on the department responsible for this unit (Mathematics and Statistics):

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