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Session 3H. Teaching Consultancy Skills to Statisticians

Session Organizer(s)

Gabriella M. Belli (USA) gbelli@vt.edu

Session Abstract

Statistical consulting is more than providing sound statistical expertise. It may cover anything from helping to formulate a research problem to writing the research report. Additionally, it requires non-statistical skills such as oral and written communication, general problem solving, session management, etc. Some ways that consultancy skills may be acquired is via formal coursework, mentorships, job training programs, by working jointly with faculty consultants, by informal training or observation, or simply through one's own experience.

The papers in this session will focus on various aspects of preparing students for statistical consultancy. The perspectives will represent what is being done in Africa, Asia, Europe, North America, and South America.

Presentations

Presentation 3H1 Statistical Consulting at Colombian Universities: A Challenge Still to be Faced David Ospina (Colombia)
Luis A. Lopez (Colombia)
Presentation 3H2 Teaching Consultancy through Direct Experience in Research Projects: The Approach of the Department of Biostatistics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Shrikant I. Bangdiwala (USA)
M. Lourdes Amarillo (the Philippines)
University of the Philippines, Manila
Chulaluk Komoltri (Thailand)
Siriraj Hospital, Bangkok
Sergio R. Munoz (Chile)
Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco
M. Nelcy Rodriguez (Colombia)
Universidad Javeriana, Bogota
Julio M. Singer (Brasil)
Universidade de Sao Paulo
Suresh Ughade (India)
Government Medical Hospital, Nagpur
Presentation 3H3 Statistical Consultancy in a South African University: Using a Research Resource Centre to Empower Social Science Researchers
Andile Mji (South Africa)
Michael Glencross (South Africa)
Presentation 3H4 To be announced Tae Rim Lee (Korea)

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