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Introduction to Statistical Consulting
STA 531

Course Description: This course will discuss the skills needed to be successful in different consulting environments. It will provide detailed instruction on use of communication skills and consulting strategies. Several interactive case studies will be presented. Then, students will be required to work as part of a team on a real consulting project. Students will be involved in a consulting session with clients, research and carry out the data analysis, and present the final results in another consulting meeting.

Elective course for MS degree
Prerequisite: None
Meeting time: Course meetings vary and are scheduled as necessary.
Texts: Recommended are the following:
1. Cabrera, J and McDougall A, Statistical Consulting, Springer-Verlag, New York, 2002
2. Derr, Janice, Statistical Consulting: A Guide to Effective Communication, Duxbury Thomson Learning, 2000

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