Statistical Consulting – Best PracticesView Presentation *David Morganstein, Westat, Inc.
Keywords: Best Practices, Communications
To be effective as statistical consultants, we most certainly need to have a thorough and current understanding of statistical theory and techniques. While necessary, this alone is not sufficient. Our work requires clear multi-directional communications, starting with a basic curiosity to grow our understanding. Whether we are working with clients in manufacturing or services, in academia, industry or government, we are best served by putting aside preconceived notions and being open to finding the right tool. These comments will suggest ‘best practices’ developed, and sometimes ‘borrowed’, while consulting on a wide variety of problems in a diverse set of environments.