New approaches to research in statistics education
- Egan Chernoff (Canada)
- Dani Ben-Zvi (Israel)
- Irena Ograjenšek (Slovenia)
- Lucía Zapata-Cardona (Colombia)
Sessions and papers within Topic 8 are dealing with new approaches to research and research methodologies in statistics education. We welcome contributions that (1) critically evaluate past and present philosophical foundations, theories, frameworks, topics, and methodologies applied in statistics education research; and/or (2) identify issues pertaining to teaching, learning, understanding and using of statistics and probability which deserve to be put into research spotlight; as well as (3) propose novel research approaches to address them. Sessions and papers eligible for inclusion into this topic can build on quantitative, qualitative, or mixed method research or propose paradigms for research. We are particularly keen to move beyond the simple experience-based descriptive frameworks to generate a broader picture of research goals and challenges faced by statistics educators around the globe in the era of increasingly standardized understanding of core quantitative competencies and paths to achieve them.