Subject details

Students who successfully complete this subject 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.
    • Objectives of statistical consulting
    • Managing relationships with collaborators and clients
    • Advanced statistical methodology for consulting
    • Professional behaviour and ethics
    • Writing research proposal and ethics applications
    • Preparing tender application and research articles
  • Study resources

    • Instructional methods

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

      • Welcome letter

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

SWI-STA80004-Advanced Topics in Regression , or SWI-HMS793

Special requirements

No special requirements

This subject 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 subject.

  • Assignments — 2 (60%)
  • Presentation (20%)
  • Quizzes — Online (20%)

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Related degrees