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An International Journal on the Teaching and Learning of Statistics


Journal of Statistics Education


Current Issue

The March 2014 (Volume 22, Number 1) issue of JSE is now available. The table of contents can be accessed at: 2014 Table of Contents. This issue includes four regular articles, one Data Sets and Stories paper, two Teaching Bits (one of which has exciting news about the upcoming Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics), and an interview by Allan Rossman with Ron Wasserstein. 

We hope you enjoy this issue, and, as always, we welcome your feedback. The next issue of JSE is due to be announced in July 2014. 

A New Member of the JSE Family

We are thrilled to announce that Dr. Anna Bargagliotti from Loyola Marymount University has joined our JSE family as the Co-Editor of the Research on K-12 Statistics Education Department.  Several papers are now being reviewed for this department and we hope more will be submitted in the coming months.

The JSE Webinar Series on CAUSEweb

It has been almost a year now since we started a new webinar series through the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics Education (CAUSE).   The series generally takes place on the third Tuesday of each month, from 12 – 1 p.m. (U.S. Eastern time).  Authors of papers that appear in JSE discuss their work and answer questions about their work.  Each webinar includes discussion of up to two papers from JSE.  For more information on webinars that have already taken place, in addition to upcoming webinars, please visit   

JSE on Facebook and Twitter

To get the word out about JSE and to provide opportunities for readers to share and discuss articles from JSE, a Facebook group has been created.  If you have a Facebook account, you can access our new group and request to join by going to  Note that you can also simply do a search within Facebook for “Journal of Statistics Education.”  We will use this group to make announcements related to JSE and to share links to articles that are published in each new issue.  Hopefully, this will also become a place where you can connect with other statistics educators.

There is also a Twitter account for JSE that you can follow if you use Twitter (@JStatEd).

Paper Submissions and Author Guidelines

Submit new papers (or revisions of papers) to JSE Editor, Michelle Everson, and send as an email attachment to Please follow the Guidelines for Authors  when submitting a paper to JSE, and please carefully read through the JSE Mission Statement (see the link near the bottom of this page) to make sure your paper is appropriate for JSE before you submit it.

Submit new Data Sets and Stories (DSS) papers and revisions of papers originally submitted prior to September 1, 2012 to DSS Editor, Nicholas Horton, and send as an email attachment to  Please follow the Guidelines for Data Contributors that were updated for the November 2010 issue to better reflect current publishing practices at JSE.

Submit new Research on K-12 Statistics Education papers to the Research on K-12 Statistics Education Co-Editors, Tim Jacobbe ( and Anna Bargagliotti (  Please follow the Guidelines for Authors when submitting papers to this department. 

JSE Copyright Policy

Authors retain copyright for papers and data sets and stories submitted to JSE. The JSE Copyright Policy can be accessed by clicking on Guidelines for Readers/Data Users in the menu on the left. You will also notice a JSE Policy for Using Data Sets and Simulations/Programs. The policy statement is meant to clarify what uses of JSE data sets require approval from the copyright holder (the author) and what uses do not require approval. Classroom and other teaching uses do not require approval.














Statistics Education News

With each new edition of JSE, we will highlight a different Statistics Education Project.  This month, our focus is on the the NSF-funded project “Playing Games with a Purpose:  A New Approach to Teaching and Learning Statistics.”  If you are interested in this project and want to learn more about using games in your own classroom, be sure to sign up for the eCOTS workshop that will be led by Dr. Shonda Kuiper!  More details about eCOTS can be found below, and in our CAUSEweb and MERLOT Teaching Bit in the March 2014 issue.

Playing Games with a Purpose Project
For this project, the investigators are developing, implementing, and evaluating interactive Web-based games and corresponding investigative laboratory modules (or labs) to teach statistical thinking and the process of scientific inquiry to undergraduate students.  For more details on this project and links to some of the lab activities, please visit the following website.

Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS)
Mark your calendars!  The second bi-annual Electronic Conference on Teaching Statistics (eCOTS) will take place from May 19-23, 2014.  This is a completely online conference that will run through CAUSEweb.  Registration for eCOTS is now open, and the fee to attend eCOTS is $25.  To view the program for eCOTS and to register, please go to:  


International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS)

The ninth International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS) will take place from July 13-18, 2014, in Flagstaff, Arizona.  The theme is “Sustainability in Statistics Education.”  For more information about the ICOTS9 program and registration, please visit the ICOTS9 website. 

Other Statistics Education Journals

Statistics Education Research Journal
Statistics Education Research Journal (SERJ) is a peer-reviewed electronic journal of the International Association for Statistical Education (IASE) and the International Statistical Institute (ISI). SERJ aims to advance research-based knowledge that can help to improve the teaching, learning, and understanding of statistics or probability at all educational levels and in both formal (classroom-based) and informal (out-of-classroom) contexts.

STatistics Education Web
STatistics Education Web (STEW) is an online resource for peer-reviewed lesson plans for K-12 teachers. The statistical concepts follow the recommendations of the Guidelines for Assessment and Instruction in Statistics Education (GAISE) Report: A Pre-K-12 Curriculum Framework.

Teaching Statistics
A journal for teachers of students aged 9 to 19. The journal includes articles on teaching statistics as a specialist subject and as a support tool for other disciplines.

Technology Innovations in Statistics Education
A journal reporting on studies of the use of technology to improve statistics learning at all levels, from kindergarten to graduate school and professional development.

Case Studies in Business, Industry and Government Statistics
A journal of case studies in business, industry, and government statistics.

Model Assisted Statistics and Applications
This IOS Press journal is soliciting papers for its "Teaching Section" that it launched following its Special Issue on Teaching Statistics (Dec. 2009; Vol. 4, no. 4). A formal call for papers appeared in issue #2 of 2010.








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