Statistical Consultancy


Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

The aim of the course is for students to gain experience and understanding of the process of statistical consulting. Major emphases of the course will be on relating to the client and understanding their problem, communicating the results of your analysis to the client in both written and verbal form, and on carrying out your analysis of the data from the client’s problem and presenting statistical results.

Learning objectives


  • has knowledge about simple principles for the design of experiments

  • is able to make reproducible reports (e.g. in Rmarkdown)

  • can make self-contained documents including tables and figures

  • can explain the chosen model including its limitations and strengths

  • knows about ethical concerns related to data analysis

  • has insight into different types of graphics and their potentials


  • can apply the relevant methodologies in relation to the discussions between the client and consultant

  • are able state the underlying assumptions and argue about limitations and extensibility of the chosen methodologies

  • can communicate the findings clearly both verbally and in writing


  • can use graphics to visualise the findings and support conclusions

  • can combine appropriate topics from the course to analyse a specific problem

  • can in writing describe the methodologies, results and outcome from an analysis of a specific problem

Type of instruction


The module will based on few lectures and short class discussions. The students will discuss and present materials handed out by the instructor. The students will present their progress on class and get feedback on their final report.

Extent and expected workload

5 ECTS equivalent to a workload of 150 hours.



Name of examStatistical Consultancy
Type of exam
Active participation/continuous evaluation
Permitted aidsPlease see the semester description / module description
AssessmentPassed/Not Passed
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Facts about the module

Danish titleStatistical Consultancy
Module codeK-MAT3-STCO
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
Language of instructionDanish
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module


Education ownerMaster of Science (MSc) in Mathematics
Study BoardStudy Board of Mathematical Sciences
DepartmentDepartment of Mathematical Sciences
FacultyThe Faculty of Engineering and Science