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Developing statistical consultancy skills in post-graduate students: a case study


Stuart Sharples, Emily Yeend, Brian Francis, Gareth Ridall, Jill Booth


Stuart Sharples (United Kingdom)


The training of postgraduate students in transferable skills is becoming increasingly important in the UK across disciplines. For postgraduate statisticians, a crucial ability is to be able to develop consultancy skills. These include the ability to interact with a client, to distil the nature of the problem, to choose a suitable methodological approach and to communicate results effectively. This paper describes a case study in developing such skills from the point of view of the students.