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Ellen Gundlach wins Best Paper Award at 2016 JSM


The paper titled "A Comparison of Student Attitudes, Statistical Reasoning, Performance, and Perceptions for Web-augmented Traditional, Fully Online, and Flipped Sections of a Statistical Literacy Class” (Gundlach, et al., 2015) won the Journal of Statistics Education Best Paper Award at the 2016 JSM Conference.  In the paper, web-augmented traditional lecture, fully online, and flipped sections were compared with regards to student attitudes; statistical reasoning; performance on common exams, homework, and projects; and perceptions of the course and instructor.

The Best JSE Paper Award was established in 2011 and is given annually to the best paper among all those appearing  in the Journal of Statistics Education (JSE) in a given year as determined by the Best JSE Paper Award Committee.  This award is named in honor of Jackie Dietz, the founding editor of the Journal of Statistics Education.

The award consists of a certificate and cash prize of $1,500 which is provided by a fund created by William I. Notz (to be divided equally if the best paper has multiple authors).

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