Statistical Consulting - 2016

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Unit summary


  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
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  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignments (50%) , Invigilated Exam (40%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
Domestic 2,600.00
Domestic continuing 2,332.00
International 2,850.00
International continuing 2,582.00

Tuition fees are reduced for continuing registered SWI students.
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This unit is designed to assist students develop effective consulting strategies and skills for dealing with clients who ask for statistical help. This will be done using case studies and a range of real clients with real problems.


Upon successful completion of this unit students will be able to: 
  1. Formulate research questions and hypotheses in a specific consulting context
  2. Distinguish between different data collection strategies and research designs in a specific consulting context
  3. Appraise client in regard to appropriate data analysis using a range of statistical procedures
  4. Explain to the client how to analyse the support for a hypothesis using an appropriate analysis
  5. Support the client with the interpretation of theresults of this analysis
  6. Formulate directions for further investigations by the client
  7. Compose findings and conclusions using presentations and written reports
  8. Differentiate statistical consultancies in a professional manner
  • Assignments (50%)
  • Invigilated Exam (40%)
  • Quizzes (10%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

Mandatory prerequisites

You must have successfully completed the following unit(s) before starting this unit:

If you have completed equivalent study at another university, please contact a Student Advisor for advice.

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In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

1The problems and opportunities that can arise for the modern consultant.
2Client and peer expectations
3Mind mapping and other useful tools
4Professional behaviour and ethics
5Report writing for different purposes and different contexts
6Client presentations
7Working with teams

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

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