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Activity Number: 306
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Tuesday, July 31, 2012 : 8:30 AM to 10:20 AM
Sponsor: Section on Teaching of Statistics in the Health Sciences
Abstract - #306664
Title: Bringing Real-World Problems and Expectations to the Classroom Through Consulting
Author(s): Heather Bush*+ and Arne C Bathke and Candace J Brancato and Arnold J Stromberg and Constance L Wood
Companies: University of Kentucky and University of Kentucky and University of Kentucky and University of Kentucky and University of Kentucky
Address: 725 Rose Street, Lexington, KY, 40536, United States
Keywords: graduate education ; consulting ; real-world

It is challenging to provide graduate students in statistics and biostatistics with opportunities for real-world data problems. In an effort to better prepare students, we have incorporated the University Applied Statistics Lab (ASL) into our consulting courses. Although consulting centers are not unusual, this joint endeavor between the departments of statistics and biostatistics has been designed to promote collaborations and has a mission of statistical education, making it a perfect partner for a consulting course. Students in the course are expected to participate in consultations, contribute to study design and data analysis, track time, and provide written and verbal reports. Course structure and content provide new and diverse opportunities for active learning and engagement in the statistical applications in public health, medicine, health sciences, social sciences, agriculture and other fields, offering a culminating experience for students in statistics and biostatistics. This presentation describes the course, challenges and successes when partnering with a consulting center, and strategies for moving applied statistics instruction out of the traditional classroom.

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