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If you, or one of your students, have recently completed a PhD or other doctoral degree with a dissertation in statistics education, please get in contact with Joan Garfield so that the details can be added here.

YearAuthorInstitutionTitleSupervisorFiles
2013Virginia KinnearQueensland University of TechnologyYoung children's statistical reasoning: a tale of two contextsLyn English and Susan DanbyAbstract
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2013James BaglinRMIT UniversityEvaluating learning theory-based methods for improving the learning outcomes of introductory statistics coursesCliff DaCostaAbstract
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2013Bridgette JacobSyracuse UniversityThe Development of Introductory Statistics Students' Informal Inferential Reasoning and Its Relationship to Formal Inferential ReasoningHelen DoerrAbstract
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2012Héctor Colón RosaUniversity of Puerto Rico at Río PiedrasAttitudes of University Students who took Statistics Introductory Courses and its Relationship with the Academic Success in the Subject (Dissertation in Spanish, abstract available in English)Omar A. Hernández, Claudia X. Álvarez and Marco Antonio MartínezAbstract
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2012Anthony BillUniversity of TasmaniaUsing Fathom® statistical education software in high school to examine students’ acceptance of virtual simulation and use of simulation to model sample size when sampling from large and infinite populationsJane Watson, Rosemary CallinghamAbstract
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2012Noleine FitzallenUniversity of TasmaniaReasoning about Covariation with TinkerPlotsJane Watson, Natalie BrownAbstract
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2012Jiyoon ParkU. Minnesota, USADeveloping and Validating an Instrument to Measure College Students’ Inferential Reasoning in Statistics: An argument-based approach to validationRobert delMas, Joan GarfieldAbstract
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2012Audbjorg BjornsdottirU. Minnesota, USAEvaluating the Use of Two Different Models of Collaborative Tests in an Online Introductory Statistics CourseJoan Garfield, Michelle EversonAbstract
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2012Caroline Ramirez-FaghihU. Cal. Davis, USAFostering Change in College Students’ Statistical Reasoning and Motivation through Statistical InvestigationRebecca Ambrose, Jessica UttsAbstract
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2011Robyn ReaburnUniversity of TasmaniaStudents’ Understanding of Statistical Inference: Implications for TeachingJane Watson, Kim BeswickAbstract
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2011Pamela MerySan Francisco State U., USAA Mixed Methods Study of a Statistics Pathway for Community College Students Placed Into Developmental MathematicsHelen HyunAbstract
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2011Monica DabosU. of California Santa Barbara, USATwo-Year College Mathematics Instructors’ Conceptions of VariationMary Betsy Brenner, Dawn HolmesAbstract
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2011Mikhail TuregunU. Oklahoma, USAA Model for Developing and Assessing Community College Students’ Conceptions of the Range, Interquartile Range, and Standard DeviationStacy ReederAbstract
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2011Gil Seong MunChonbuk National U., South Korea On Developing an Integrated Teaching and Learning Environment Providing a Bridge between Research Findings and Teaching Practice in Statistics EducationKyung Soo HanAbstract
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2011Amanda T. SawClaremont Graduate U., USALearner Control, Expertise, and Self-Regulation: Implications for web-based statistics tutorialsDale E. BergerAbstract
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2010Stijn VanhoofKatholieke U. Leuven, BelgiumStatistics Attitudes in University Students: Structure, stability, and relationship with achievementPatrick OnghenaAbstract
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2010Melissa M. SovakU. Pittsburgh, USAThe Effect of Student-Driven Projects on the Development of Statistical ReasoningLeon J. GleserAbstract
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2010Jesús Enrique Pinto SosaU. Salamanca, SpainPedagogical content knowledge on the representation of data statistics: studies (in Spanish with Abstract also in English)María Teresa González AstudilloAbstract
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2010Colin Stuart CarmichaelU. Tasmania, AustraliaThe Development of Middle School Children’s Interest in Statistical Literacy Rosemary Callingham, Ian Hay & Jane WatsonAbstract
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2009Susan PetersPennsylvania State U., USADeveloping an Understanding of Variation: AP Statistics teachers’ perceptions and recollections of critical momentsRose Mary ZbiekAbstract
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2009Pieternella S. VerhoevenUniversity of Utrecht, The NetherlandsQuality in Statistics Education. Determinants of Course Outcomes in Methods & Statistics Education at Universities and CollegesJoop Hox & Mart Jan de JongAbstract
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2009Jonathan BakerOhio State U., USAWeb-Based vs. Classroom Instruction of StatisticsPatricia BrosnanAbstract
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2009Jana VisnovskaVanderbilt University, USASupporting Mathematics Teachers’ Learning: Building on current instructional practices to achieve a professional development agendaPaul CobbAbstract
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2008Stephanie A. CaseyIllinois State U., USASubject Matter Knowledge for Teaching Statistical AssociationCynthia LangrallAbstract
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2008Sandra MaddenWestern Michigan University, USAHigh School Mathematics Teachers’ Evolving Understanding of Comparing DistributionsChristian R. HirschAbstract
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2008Mark MarnichUniversity of Pittsburgh, USAA Knowledge Structure for the Arithmetic Mean: Relationships between Statistical Conceptualizations and Mathematical ConceptsEllen AnsellAbstract
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2008Leigh SlausonOhio State U.Students’ Conceptual Understanding of VariabilityPatricia BrosnanAbstract
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2008Javier Alejandro CorredorU. Pittsburgh, USALearning Statistical Inference Through Computer-Supported Simulation and Data AnalysisGaea LeinhardtAbstract
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2008Hans van BuurenOpen Universiteit NederlandFrom subject-oriented to competence-based statistics education. An intervention study in a school of psychology. (Dissertation in Dutch. English Abstract includes an 6-page description in English).Jasper von Grumbkow, Marcel van der KlinkAbstract
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2007Timothy JacobbeClemson University, Sth Carolina, USAElementary school teachers’ understanding of essential topics in statistics and the influence of assessment instruments and a reform curriculum upon their understandingBob Horton,Abstract
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2007Tim BurgessMassey U., New ZealandInvestigating the Nature of Teacher Knowledge Needed and Used in Teaching StatisticsMargaret Walshaw & Glenda AnthonyAbstract
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2007Sharon Lane-GetazU. of Minnesota, USADevelopment and Validation of a Research-based Assessment: Reasoning about P-values and Statistical SignificanceJoan Garfield and Robert delMasAbstract
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2007Rossi HassadTouro U. International, Cypress, Cal., USADevelopment and Validation of a Scale for Measuring Instructors’ Attitudes towardAnthony CoxonAbstract
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2007Morgan EarpUniversity of Denver, Colorado, USADevelopment and Validation of the Statistics Anxiety MeasureKathy E. GreenAbstract
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2007Matthew CiancettaPortland State U., Oregon, USAStatistics Students’ Reasoning When Comparing Distributions of DataMichael ShaughnessyAbstract
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2007Mario Antonio DavidsonOhio State U., USAUnderstanding the Burdens of Race at a Predominantly White University: The experiences of underrepresented students in an introductory statistics coursePatricia Brosnan, Peter Demerath, William NotzAbstract
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2007Lucas Michel BudéUniversiteit Maastricht, The NetherlandsOn the Improvement of Students’ Conceptual Understanding in Statistics EducationMartijn P.F. BergerAbstract
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2007Jennifer NollPortland State U.Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Statistical Knowledge for TeachingMichael Shaughnessy and Karen MarrongelleAbstract
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2007Jason SchenkerKent State U.,USAThe Effectiveness of Technology Use in Statistics Instruction in Higher Education: A meta-analysis using hierarchical linear modelingShawn M. FitzgeraldAbstract
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2007Dirk Tiemen TempelaarUniversiteit Maastricht, The NetherlandsExpectancy-value based achievement motivations and their role in student learning (almost all in English)W. H. GijselaersAbstract
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2007Debbie MacCulloughPenn State U., USAA Study of Experts’ Understanding of Arithmetic MeanMartin SimonAbstract
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2007Cláudia Borim da SilvaPontificia U. Sao Paulo, BrazilPensamento Estatístico e raciocínio sobre variação: um estudo com Professores de Matemática (Statistical Thinking and Variation Reasoning: a study with Mathematics Teachers - Abstract in English)Cileda de Queiroz e Silva CoutinhoAbstract
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2007Carmen DiazUniversity of Granada, SpainViabilidad de la enseñanza de la inferencia bayesiana en el análisis de datos en psicología (Suitability of teaching bayesian inference in data analysis courses directed to psychologists) ("Abstract" is 66 page summary in English)Dr. Inmaculada de la FuenteAbstract
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2006Sibel KazakWashington U., St Louis, USAInvestigating Elementary School Students’ Reasoning About Distributions in Various Chance EventsJere ConfreyAbstract
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2006Jonathan MoritzUniversity of Tasmania, AustraliaDeveloping Students’ Understandings and Representations of Statistical CovariationJane WatsonAbstract
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2006Jennifer Julia KaplanU. of Texas at Austin, USAFactors in Statistics Learning: Developing a dispositional attribution model to describe differences in the development of statistical proficiencyPhilip Uri TreismanAbstract
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2006David SearsStanford U., USAEffects of Innovation Versus Efficiency Tasks on Collaboration and LearningDaniel SchwartzAbstract
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2006Beomsoo HanChonbuk National U., South KoreaDesign of an Introductory Statistics Education Model: Understanding of student, interaction, and activity-based learningKyung Soo HanAbstract
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2006Andy ZiefflerU. of Minnesota, USAA Longitudinal Investigation of the Development of College Students’ Reasoning About Bivariate Data During an Introductory Statistics CourseJoan GarfieldAbstract
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2005Yan LiuVanderbilt U., Tennesee, USATeachers’ understandings of probability and statistical inference and their implications for professional developmentPatrick ThompsonAbstract
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2005Mari MurtonenU. of Turku, FinlandLearning of Quantitative Research Methods - University Students’ Views, Motivation, and Difficulties in LearningErno Lehtinen and Erkki OlkinuoraAbstract
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2005Birgit Christina AquiloniusU. of California, Santa Barbara, USAHow Do College Students Reason About Hypothesis Testing in Introductory Statistics Courses?Mary E. BrennerAbstract
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2004Teri RyszUniversity of Cincinnati, USAMetacognition in Learning Elementary Probability and StatisticsJanet C. Bobango and Daniel D. WheelerAbstract
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2004Maria Alejandra SortoMichigan State U., USAProspective Middle School Teachers’ Knowledge about Data Analysis and its Application to TeachingSharon SenkAbstract
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2004Luis SaldanhaVanderbilt U., USA“Is This Sample Unusual?”: An Investigation of Students Exploring Connections Between Sampling Distributions and Statistical Inference.Patrick ThompsonAbstract
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2004Katie M. MakarU. of Texas at Austin, USADeveloping statistical inquiry: Prospective secondary math and science teachers’ investigations of equity and fairness through analysis of accountability data.Jere Confrey and Jill MarshallAbstract
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2004Daniel Lee CanadaPortland State U., USAElementary Preservice Teachers’ Conceptions of VariationMike ShaughnessyAbstract
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2004Arthur BakkerFreudenthal Instituut, Universiteit Utrecht, the NetherlandsDesign research in statistics education: On symbolizing and computer tools.Koeno Gravemeijer, Gellof Kanselaar & Jan de LangeAbstract
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2003Randall E. GrothIllinois State U., USADevelopment of a High School Statistical Thinking FrameworkCynthia Langrall and Edward MooneyAbstract
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2003Jeffrey Hovermill ShamathaU. of Colorado, USATechnology-Supported Inquiry Learning in Mathematics and Statistics with Fathom: A Professional Development ProjectDominic PeressiniAbstract
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2003Espasandin Lopes, C. A.U. of Campinas, BrazilO conhecimento profissional dos professores e suas relações com estatística e probabilidade na educação infantile (Teacher’s profesional knowledge in relation to statistics and probability in primary school education).Anna Regina Lanner de MouraAbstract
2003Ana Serradó BayésU. of Cádiz, SpainDealing with Chance in Secondary SchoolPilar Azcarate and Jose M. CardeñosoAbstract
2002Laurie H. RubelTeachers College, Columbia University, USAProbabilistic Misconceptions: Middle and High School Students’ Mechanisms for Judgments Under UncertaintyHenry PollakAbstract
2002Gwendolyn ZimmermannIllinois State University, USAStudents’ Reasoning About Probability Simulations During InstructionGraham A. Jones, Cynthia LangrallAbstract
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2002Gilda Lisboa GuimarãesFederal University of Pernambuco, BrazilInterpretando E Construindo Gráficos De Barras (Interpreting and Building Bar Graphs)Antonio Roazzi, Verônica FerreiraAbstract
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2002Felicity BoydJohns Hopkins U., USAMethods of Learning in Statistical Education: Design and analysis of a randomized trialMarie Diener-WestAbstract
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2002Estrada, A.Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, SpainAnálisis de las actitudes y conocimientos estadísticos elementales en la formación del profesorado.Carmen Batanero y Jose María FortunyAbstract
2002Cazorla, I.M.U. of Campinas, BrazilA relação entre a habilidade viso-pictórica e o domínio de conceitos estatísticos na leitura de gráficos (The relationships between visual-pictoric ability and understanding of statistical concepts in graph reading)..Márcia Regina Ferreira de BritoAbstract
2001Sharkey, C. K.The American UniversitySecondary school students conceptions, factors behind achievement, and problem solving strategies with stochastic problems.Lyn StallingsAbstract
2001Scott, J. S.U. of Georgia, USAModeling aspects of students’ attitudes and performance in an undergraduate introductory statistics course.Joseph WisenbakerAbstract
2001Phyllis, H.Columbia U. Teachers College, USAThe effects of using computer manipulatives in teaching probability concepts to elementary school students.Brice R. VogelliAbstract
2001Omar RouanUniversité de Rabat, FranceLecture et Interprétation des représentations graphiques des données statistiques chez les élèves et les enseignants du secondaire (Secondary school students and teachers’ reading and interpretation of statistical data graphical representations)Driss LamrabetAbstract
2001Miller, G. F. (2001).Columbia U. Teachers College, USAThe relationship between college student learning styles and assessment methods in elementary statistics.Phillip J. SmithAbstract
2001Mark EarleyU. of Toledo, Ohio, USAInvestigating the development of knowledge structures in introductory statistics.Thomas G. DunnAbstract
2001Liliana TauberU. of Sevilla, SpainLa construcción del significado de la distribución normal a partir de actividades de análisis de datos (Building the meaning of normal distributions from data analysis activities).Carmen Batanero and Victoria SánchezAbstract
2001Gunnarsson, C. L.U. of Cincinnati, USAStudent attitude and achievement in an online graduate statistics course.Suzanne W. SoledAbstract
2001Dani Ben-ZviWeizmann Inst. of Science, IsrealChildren as Explorers: Exploratory Data Analysis by Junior High School Students in a Computer Assisted EnvironmentAbraham Arcavi, Alex FriedlanderAbstract
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2001Condor, J. A.U. of South Florida, USAEffects of computer coaching in metacognitively cued elementary statistics instruction.James, A. White and Michael F. ChappellAbstract
2001Bialas, P. J.Columbia U. Teachers CollegeSpreadsheet use in an elementary statistics course.Phillip J. SmithAbstract
2001Baloglu, M.Texas A&M U. - Commerce, USAAn application of structural equation modeling techniques in the prediction of statistics anxiety among college students.Paul F. ZelhartAbstract
2001Anne Louise PorterU. of Wollongong, AustraliaImproving Statistical Education through the Experience of Reflective PracticeJohn Hedberg & David GriffithsAbstract
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2000Maria MeletiouU. of Texas at Austin, USAStudent Understanding of Variation. An Untapped Well in Statistical Reasoning.Jere ConfreyAbstract
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2000Maggie Back McGathaPeabody College of Vanderbilt U., USAInstructional Design in the Context of Classroom-Based Research: Documenting the learning of a research team as it engaged in a mathematics design experimentAbstract
2000Li JunNanyang Technological U., SingaporeChinese students’ understanding of probability.Lionel Pereira-MendozaAbstract
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2000Jacqueline B. MillerOhio State U.The Quest for the Constructivist Statistics Classroom: Viewing Practice Through Constructivist TheoryEmmalou Norland and William I. NotzAbstract
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2000Hollylynne Stohl DrierU. of Virginia, USAChildren’s Probabilistic Reasoning in a Computer MicroworldJoe GarofaloAbstract
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