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    A six-week placement under the supervision of an approved consultant statistician.

    This is a six-week placement working as a statistician in a company or government organisation. The choice as to where the work takes place is decided between the student and the lecturer. The work can be carried out at any time before April of the year after enrolling for the Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Statistics. There is no grade given for this paper: the student is simply deemed to have satisfied the requirement.

    About this paper

    Paper title Statistical Practice
    Subject Statistics
    EFTS 0.1667
    Points 20 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $1,403.61
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    Teaching staff

    Members of the Statistics Group

    Teaching Arrangements
    Six-week placement under the supervision of an approved consultant statistician.
    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Teamwork.
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    Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the paper will develop
    • The ability to work with a team
    • Consulting and communication skills


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
    Learning management system
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