Statistical consulting courses for undergraduates

Fortune or folly?

K. B. Boomer*, Neal Rogness, Brian Jersky

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    This article presents an overview of three undergraduate-level statistical consulting courses being taught at institutions of different size (small, medium, and large). Topics that will be discussed include the evolution of these courses, thoughts on what makes such courses successful, potential pitfalls to watch for, the necessary minimal skills students should have to be successful in the courses, and thoughts on where these courses should appear in a statistics curriculum. This paper will provide an overview of the similarities and differences in the way applied consulting courses are presented within the three undergraduate programs.

    Original languageEnglish
    JournalJournal of Statistics Education
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - Nov 2007


    • Course development
    • Data-based applied course
    • Minimum skills
    • Pitfalls
    • Undergraduate consulting

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