In Statistics departments, we teach a ton of service courses for other fields. In some ways, the best-case outcome we hope for is that budding psychologists, biologists, etc. will not only learn facts about statistics, but also “learn to think like a statistician.”

But that’s not quite the same as hoping they “become a statistician” necessarily, right? What if we just want to help someone become/embody being a biologist who also knows how to wear a statistician hat? Seems like it would call for a different course design than for Stats majors, for whom we do hope they’ll become/embody being a statistician.

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