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Activity Number: 397 - Modernizing the Statistical Collaboration Course
Type: Topic Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, August 1, 2017 : 2:00 PM to 3:50 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistical Education
Abstract #323731
Title: Statistical Collaboration: Experiential and Case Study Based Teaching Approaches
Author(s): Trupti Trivedi*
Companies: Drexel University/Adaptimmune LLC
Keywords: Experiential learning ; Statistical Consulting ; Real World Examples

In today's working environment, statistical consulting skills are evolving to become as important as deep technical expertise in the theory and application of statistics. The ability to not only deliver the correct data analysis, but also persuade others, influence decisions and translate data into insight on cross-functional teams are critical skills for statisticians, important to their future career development and advancement. Teaching these skills and behaviors can be challenging and feel artificial in classroom setting. To make this real for graduate students at the Drexel University Department of Biostatistics and Epidemiology, we have designed and implemented a multidisciplinary, 'hands-on' statistical consulting course that uses cases studies designed from real examples taken from industry. We will provide an overview of the course which enables students to influence topics to meet their specific learning needs, review examples of the real world case studies and discuss how the case studies are implemented to actively engage students to develop consulting skills in an experiential learning environment.

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