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As a statistician in both quasi experimental design, quantitative, and qualitative research you get the opportunity to explore, research, quantify data, triangulate it, and analyze it in whole.
I would also take research design, and data analysis.
It sounds like actuarial science might be something for you to look into.
Acturaries work for insurance companies. Their job is to calculate the risk involved in any situation that the insurance company is going to insure. For example, what is the exact risk involved in insuring a 42 year old, non-smoking male who has slightly high blood pressure? What is the exact risk that a house located 23 miles away from the Mississippi river might be flooded? And so on.
As you can imagine, this requires a great amount of research and a great amount of calculation.
There are many different types of courses that you can take that requires calculations and and research. For example, if you like math, then you can take upper lever math course that are calculation intensive. Or you can take a physics course, since physics also requires calculations. As for research, almost any course will require research, but the general rule of thumb is this. The higher the level the course, the greater the research should be. In light of this, you should probably take a course that you genuinely enjoy learning about and do extra research. I think the last point is key. Do something that you enjoy and research it well. For example, I will add a link of my interest in ancient cities. I did a good amount of research on Corinth.
I have a minor in sociology and during the educational process in college I had t take many statistical analysis courses. There was one course that entailed combining statistical analysis with research. As a student I had to chose a topic relevant to the present day and begin the process of gathering date and later analyze it using the components that were learned in the statistical analysis class. It was a tough class as it required an immense of data and configuration, developing graphs, finding deviants, etc.
You did not mention what type of research that interests you. If you like psychology perhaps you could check with the psychology department at the colleges around you. Another opinion is to ask about the sociology department has to offer. If economics is your thing and you want to conduct research in that are check with the business department.
It is hard to outline or define a definite course for you without having knowledge of the courses available in your area.
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