This book is intended for the statistician or student interested in becoming a statistical consultant, as well as clients who need to understand what is involved in the consulting process. It discusses different consulting environments, provides detailed descriptions of communication skills a consultant must possess, and provides concrete examples and case-studies of varying complexity. Emphasis is placed on the importance of engaging the client's understanding of the purpose and interpretation of statistical procedures.
Introduction to Statistical Consulting Communication Methodological Aspects A Consulting Project from A to Z Introduction to Case Studies Case Studies from Group I Case Studies from Group II Case Studies from Group III Additional Case Studies
From the reviews:
THE AMERICAN STATISTICIAN
"Although there are other books that effectively tackle the individual aspects described above, this book seems to be the most ideally suited to teaching a well-rounded statistics course at the undergraduate of graduate level...[It] gives informative and self-contained discussions for the many aspects of consulting in balanced proportions that would make using the book for a textbook delightfully straightforward. The collection of case studies is diverse in disciplines considered and level of difficulty, and seems to focus on interesting problems that students will find highly motivating...a valuable resource for statistical consultants, both beginning and established...a prime candidate for use as a stand-alone textbook...since it contains a desirable balance of materials with statistical methodology, oral and written communication skills, and rich case studies...It will make a solid long-term reference for students. Also, for instructors of more traditional senior undergraduate and junior graduate courses, it provides useful case studies to illustrate standard methods in realistic settings that can easily be implemented."
Introduction to Statistical Consulting * Communication * Methodological Aspects * A Consulting Project from A to Z * Introduction to Case Studies * Case Studies from Group I * Case Studies from Group II * Case Studies from Group III * Additional Case Studies
All statisticians need to be able to communicate their results to others. This book provides the necessary background and will also be of use to people who wish to serve as statistical consultants.