Ron Wasserstein
Washburn University

Newsletter for the Section on Statistical Education
Volume 5, Number 1 (Winter 1999)

Harry Norton is the winner of the 1998 Best Contributed Paper Award for the Statistical Education Section. Dr. Norton, who teaches at the Carolinas Medical Center, received the highest overall audience evaluation for his presentation entitled “Teaching Undergraduate Students and Medical Residents How to Identify Fallacies in Numerical Reasoning.” Those attending his session will not soon forget the lessons he taught and the unique rewards he provided his learners! A plaque recognizing his achievement will be presented at the Business Meeting of the Section in Baltimore next August.

For many years, audiences at contributed paper sessions in the Statistics Education Section have been providing feedback to presenters. The goal of the evaluations and of the award is to encourage high quality contributed paper presentations.

Thirty-nine papers were evaluated at the Anaheim meetings. To be eligible for the award, a paper must be evaluated by at least 15 people. The Section is grateful to the numerous audience members who took the time to fill out the evaluation form, and to the session chairs who distributed and collected the forms. Comments and suggestions about the evaluation and award process should be directed to Ron Wasserstein at the address below.

Presenters receive a summary of the evaluations and comments for their session and some brief statistics for comparison.

For further information, contact
Ron Wasserstein
Assistant Vice-President for Academic Affairs
Washburn University
Topeka KS 66621
(785) 231-1010 ext. 1108

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