The recently launched World Wide Web site [http://fmwww.bc.edu/gstat/] contains details of all course offerings in statistics, methodology, qualitative analysis and measurement. Users can view course descriptions, schedules, staffing and links to Web-accessible resources for statistics-related courses offered throughout the University. The site will assist students who are seeking a course covering specific concepts, as well as faculty members who are seeking colleagues with expertise in a particular area.
A comprehensive FAQ for statistical instruction, packages and database access also are available through the site.
Assoc. Prof. Christopher Baum (Economics), moderator of the GSA program, said the project will have a number of positive results. "Not only are we able to offer graduate students familiarization with the tools, techniques and methodologies of statistical research, which is valuable on-the-job training," he said, "but we are also able to offer our faculty a resource to do a better job of teaching, doing research, applying for research grants and then carrying out those research grants."
The Graduate Statistical Assistant Program was established last September as a part of the Faculty Microcomputer Resource Center.
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