Statistical education research involves scholarly activity aimed to enhance the practice of teaching and learning of statistics. Education in statistics includes many complexities that warrant scholarly investigation. Like education in other quantitative sciences, it involves logic, mathematics, and computer science. At the same time, statistics as a science integrates evidence-based reasoning, data analysis, and study design. Statistics is a theoretical and applied discipline, which combines hands-on learning and team science. As the need and requirement for statistics education grows, so does the need for statistics education research. The nature of the discipline itself, along with the diversity and backgrounds of learners has made statistics education research an emerging field.
Our department faculty (Drs. Haynatzki, Schmid, Smith, and Yu) have developed a unique strength in statistics education research that helps enhance the quality of teaching statistics and biostatistics courses at all education levels.
- Smith, LM., Yu, F., and Schmid, K. (2020) Role of Replication Research in Biostatistics Graduate Education. Journal of Statistics Education. 29:1-7.
- Green JL, Smith WM, Kerby AT, Blankenship EE, Schmid KK, Carlson MA. (2018). Introductory statistics: preparing in-service middle-level mathematics teachers for classroom research. Statistics Education Research Journal. 17(2): 216-238.
- Schmid, KK., and Haynatzki, GR. (2015) The biostatistics Master of Public Health in the USA: Practical information for other countries. Stochastics Problems in Education. http://probablystatistics.net/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/stohedu1_GH.pdf
- Schmid, KK., Blankenship, EE., Kerby, A., Green, JL., and Smith WM. (2014). The development and evolution of an introductory statistics course for in-service middle-level mathematics teachers. Journal of Statistics Education. 22(3): 22-43.
- Schmid, KK. (2013). Virtual discussion for real understanding: The use of an online discussion board in an introductory biostatistics course. Technology Innovations in Statistics Education. 7(1).