Statistical Consulting - 2018

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Unit summary

STA80009

  • Level of Study: Postgraduate
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Fully Online
  • Prerequisites: Yes
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: FEE-HELP
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Availability for 2018: SP1
  • Assessment: Assignments - 2 (60%) , Presentation (20%) - Learn more

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2018 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 2,830.00
Domestic continuing 2,620.00
International 3,080.00
International continuing 2,870.00

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This unit assists students to develop effective consulting strategies and expertise 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. 

Please note: assessment values are indicative only, details will be advised at the start of the unit.

Students who successfully complete this unit 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 needs in regard to appropriate data analysis using a range of statistical procedures and interpretation of the results of this analysis
  4. Formulate directions for further investigations by the client
  5. Compose findings and conclusions using presentations and written reports
  6. Contribute to projects assisting with research proposals, ethics and tender applications and journal articles.
  • Assignments — 2 (60%)
  • Presentation (20%)
  • Quizzes — Online (20%)

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.

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

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This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Objectives of statistical consulting
2Managing relationships with collaborators and clients
3Advanced statistical methodology for consulting
4Professional behaviour and ethics
5Writing research proposal and ethics applications
6Preparing tender application and research articles

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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