Fall 2020 - STAT 811 G100
Statistical Consulting I (2)
Class Number: 3815
Delivery Method: In Person
This course is designed to give students some practical experience as a statistical consultant through classroom discussion of issues in consulting and participation in the department's Statistical Consulting Service under the direction of faculty members or the director.
This course is designed to give students some practical experience as a statistical consultant. We will review some non statistical issues that arise in everyday consulting. Students will meet with clients, analyze data sets and produce summary reports.
There will be weekly presentations approximately 15-20 minutes in length on various non statistical issues in consulting.
Data sets will be presented and open class discussion of possible analysis methods will follow.
Prepare a bid for a contract and invoice.
Mode of teaching:
Meetings: synchronous (will be held via BlueJeans)
- Participation 10%
- Presentation 10%
- 3 Summary reports on client meetings including mock invoice 30%
- Prepare a bid on a real contract 50%
Above grading is subject to change.
MATERIALS + SUPPLIES:
Access to high-speed internet, webcam.
Graduate Studies Notes:
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TEACHING AT SFU IN FALL 2020
Teaching at SFU in fall 2020 will be conducted primarily through remote methods. There will be in-person course components in a few exceptional cases where this is fundamental to the educational goals of the course. Such course components will be clearly identified at registration, as will course components that will be “live” (synchronous) vs. at your own pace (asynchronous). Enrollment acknowledges that remote study may entail different modes of learning, interaction with your instructor, and ways of getting feedback on your work than may be the case for in-person classes. To ensure you can access all course materials, we recommend you have access to a computer with a microphone and camera, and the internet. In some cases your instructor may use Zoom or other means requiring a camera and microphone to invigilate exams. If proctoring software will be used, this will be confirmed in the first week of class.Students with hidden or visible disabilities who believe they may need class or exam accommodations, including in the current context of remote learning, are encouraged to register with the SFU Centre for Accessible Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org or 778-782-3112).