Jackie Dietz Best Journal of Statistics Education Paper Award

In honor of Thomas Short for his contributions to JSE and the greater statistics education community.

Most Recent Winners

Nathan Tintle

Nathan Tintle

Dordt College

Jake Clark

Jake Clark

University of Iowa

Karen Fischer

Karen Fischer

Mayo Clinic

Beth Chance

Beth Chance

Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo

Soma Roy

Soma Roy

Cal Poly - San Luis Obispo

George Cobb

George Cobb

Mount Holyoke

Todd Swanson

Todd Swanson

Hope College

Jill VanderStoep

Jill VanderStoep

Hope College

For their paper, “Assessing the Association Between Precourse Metrics of Student Preparation and Student Performance in Introductory Statistics: Results from Early Data on Simulation-Based Inference vs. Nonsimulation-Based Inference.”

About the Award

Established in 2011 and named in honor of Jackie Dietz, founding editor of the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE), the award is presented annually to the best paper among all those appearing in the JSE.

The award is presented at the Joint Statistical Meetings each year and consists of a certificate and $1,500, which is provided by a fund created by William I. Notz. The cash prize is divided evenly among the authors of the paper selected.

Selection Criteria

Consistent with the JSE editorial policy:

  • For the improvement of statistics education at all levels, including elementary, secondary, post-graduate, continuing, and workplace education.”
  • Enhance the exchange of a diversity of interesting and useful information among educators, practitioners, and researchers around the world.”
  • Intended audience includes anyone who teaches statistics, as well as those interested in research on statistical and probabilistic reasoning.”

Innovate

  • Presents original, novel ideas
  • Provides new insights in some area of statistics education

Useful

  • Has the potential to benefit a wide audience of readers
  • Includes practical ideas statistics teachers can use to improve their teaching

Substantial

  • Deals with important ideas
  • Demonstrates some depth of investigation in a topic

Well-Written

  • Engages and entices the reader
  • Expresses ideas clearly, efficiently, and accurately

Award Recipient Responsibilities

The award recipient(s) are responsible for providing a current photograph and general information, along with permission to reprint the work in ASA promotional materials.

Nominations

Outside nominations are not accepted.

Questions

Please contact the committee chair.

Recent Award Recipients

2018: Julian Stander and Luciana Dalla Valle
2017: Jane Watson, Lyn D. English
2016: Ellen Gundlach, Chantal Levesque-Bristolm, K. Andrew R. Richards, David Nelson
2015: Jennifer J. Kaplan, John Gabrosek, Phyllis Curtiss, and Christopher John Malone
2014: Jennifer L. Green and Erin Blankenship
2013: Roger Woodard and Herle McGowan
2012: Nathan Tintle, Jill VanderStoep, Vicki-Lynn Holmes, Brooke Quisenberry, and Todd Swanson
2011: Maxine Pfannkuch, Matt Regan, Chris Wild, and Nicholas J. Horton