ERIC Number: EJ842710
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Statistical Consulting Courses for Undergraduates: Fortune or Folly?
Boomer, K. B.; Rogness, Neal; Jersky, Brian
Journal of Statistics Education, v15 n3 2007
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.
Descriptors: Statistics, Undergraduate Study, Courses, Consultants, Mathematics Education, Curriculum Development, Course Content, Prerequisites, Problems, Minimum Competencies, State Universities
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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