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    A supervised project involving original research and leading to the production of a dissertation.

    All you need to get started is approval for your topic and a staff member who is willing to supervise you. If you have no clear topic in mind, ask staff members for suggestions; it is useful to make enquiries towards the end of your 300-level year. The range of potential topics is very broad: the main criterion is that there must be sufficient statistical content at an appropriate level and that you produce a coherent report.

    About this paper

    Paper title Dissertation
    Subject Statistics
    EFTS 0.3333
    Points 40 points
    Teaching period Full Year (On campus)
    Domestic Tuition Fees ( NZD ) $2,480.75
    International Tuition Fees Tuition Fees for international students are elsewhere on this website.
    Limited to
    BA(Hons), BSc(Hons), MSc, PGDipApStat, PGDipArts, PGDipSci, MA
    Enrolments for this paper require departmental permission. View more information about departmental permission.

    Teaching staff

    Members of the Statistics Staff

    Textbooks are not required for this paper.
    Graduate Attributes Emphasised
    Communication, Research.
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    Learning Outcomes
    Students who successfully complete the paper will
    • Develop the ability to conduct independent research and to work with a supervisor
    • Prepare written work in a timely manner
    • Give oral presentations


    Full Year

    Teaching method
    This paper is taught On Campus
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