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Presentation 3C1. The Evolution of an Applied Statistics Undergraduate Degree

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Christine Straker (UK) C.Straker@shu.ac.uk

 

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Sheffield Hallam University has been running an undergraduate Applied Statistics degree for over 25 years and a postgraduate Applied Statistics degree for over 20 years. Over this time there have been many changes influenced by the changes in post-sixteen education in the UK and the needs of employers. Sheffield Hallam University has always incorporated a professional experience year within the undergraduate degree and students studying the post-graduate degree are usually in employment. These features allow feedback on the current requirements of employers. Changes in software have also shifted the emphasis of the degrees towards a greater use of statistical packages such as SAS and SPSS. This paper will look at how the undergraduate degree in Applied Statistics has evolved over time in response to internal and external influences.

 

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