2013 (Volume 21, Number 1) issue of JSE is now available. The table of
contents can be accessed at: 2013 Table of
Contents. There are seven regular articles, two Data Sets and Stories
papers, two Teaching Bits, an interview by Allan Rossman
with Mike Shaughnessy, an introduction to our new Research on K-12
Statistics Education department, a Letter to the Editor, and a rejoinder to
the Letter to the Editor.
We hope that
you enjoy the issue and welcome your feedback.
A New Year and New JSE Features
It is a great thrill for me to embark on my
journey as Editor of JSE with the March 2013 issue. I cannot thank the previous Editor, John Gabrosek, enough for his guidance, support, and
patience as I have peppered him with questions over the past several
weeks. John has been a wonderful
role model for me, and he has left some very big shoes for me to fill! I am
also very grateful for the help I’ve received from Jean Scott. I couldn’t ask for a better Editorial
Assistant for JSE.
I’m excited this month to announce many new
things that I hope will be of interest to JSE readers.
First, we are excited to announce the creation
of a new department here at JSE called Research on K-12 Statistics
Education. Dr. Tim Jacobbe, from the University of Florida, will serve as
the Editor for this new department, and he shares a description of this
department and a call for papers in our March issue.
Second, to get the word out about JSE and to
provide opportunities for readers to share and discuss the 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 https://www.facebook.com/groups/486553198048126/?ref=ts&fref=ts. Note that you can also simply do a search
within Facebook for “Journal of Statistics Education.” I will use this group to make
announcements related to the journal and to share links to articles that
are published in each new issue, and I hope it can be a place for great
discussion of the articles. There is
also a new Twitter account for JSE that you can follow if you use Twitter
Third, we will begin a new JSE Webinar series
beginning in June, 2013. The series
will generally take place on the third Tuesday of each month, from 12 – 1
p.m. (U.S. Eastern time). Authors of papers that appear in JSE will
take some time during each webinar to discuss their work and answer
questions about their work. Each
webinar will include discussion of up to two papers from JSE. Our first webinar is tentatively
scheduled for Tuesday, June 18, 2013, and the presenters will be Amy Nowacki and Todd
Schwartz. Stay tuned for more
details as June approaches, and be sure to check out CAUSEweb in
the coming months for information about other webinars. Once the webinars are recorded, links
will be available both here on the JSE site and on CAUSEweb.org.
issue of JSE is due to be announced in July 2013.
Paper Submissions and Author Guidelines
papers to JSE Editor, Michelle Everson, and send as an email attachment to email@example.com. Revisions of papers originally
submitted prior to September 1, 2012 should be sent to former Editor John Gabrosek at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please follow the Guidelines for Authors that
were updated for the March 2010 issue to better reflect current publishing
practices at JSE.
Data Sets and Stories (DSS) papers to DSS Editor, Nicholas Horton, and send
as an email attachment to email@example.com.
Revisions of DSS papers originally submitted prior to September 1, 2012
should be sent to former DSS Editor Dex Whittinghill at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 Editor, Tim Jacobbe, and send as an
e-mail attachment to email@example.com. Please follow the Guidelines for Authors when submitting
papers to this new department.
JSE Copyright Policy
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 LOCUS project.
LOCUS stands for Levels of Conceptual Understanding in Statistics. As noted on the website for the LOCUS
project, this NSF funded project focuses “on developing assessments of statistical
understanding. These assessments will measure students’ understanding
across levels of development as identified in the Guidelines for Assessment and
Statistics Education (GAISE). The intent of these assessments
is to provide teachers, educational leaders, assessment specialists, and
researchers with a valid and reliable assessment of conceptual
understanding in statistics consistent with the Common Core State Standards
(CCSS).” For more information on this project,
please visit the LOCUS website.
Conference on Teaching Statistics (USCOTS)
The fifth bi-annual United States Conference on Teaching Statistics
(USCOTS) will take place from May 16-18, 2013, in Raleigh-Durham, North
Carolina. This conference is
sponsored by the Consortium for the Advancement of Undergraduate Statistics
Education (CAUSE). The theme of USCOTS ‘13 is “Making Change Happen.” More information about the conference,
including a large selection of pre-conference workshops and one
post-conference workshop, can be found on the CAUSEweb.org website.
International Conference on Teaching Statistics (ICOTS)
For those who like
to plan ahead, 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, including a Call for Papers, please visit the ICOTS9 website.
Other Statistics Education Journals
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 (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.
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.
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
Case Studies in Business,
Industry and Government Statistics
A journal of case studies in business, industry, and government statistics.
Statistics and Applications
This IOS Press journal is soliciting papers for its "Teaching
Section" that it launched following its Special Issue on Teaching
2009; Vol. 4, no. 4). A formal call for papers appeared in issue
#2 of 2010.
JSE is a publication of the American Statistical Association
disseminates knowledge for the improvement of statistics education at all
levels, including elementary, secondary, post-secondary, post-graduate,
continuing, and workplace education.
entire JSE Mission Statement]
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