ES Seminar: “Data Analysis for Nonparametric Survey Results”, 4:30PM April 19 2024 (EN)

You are cordially invited to the hybrid research seminar organized by the Department of Educational Sciences.

Speakers: Dr. Scott Courtney and Dr. Anita Alexander

Date: Friday, 19 April
Time: 16:30-17:20
Location: G – 160 (hybrid)

Zoom information:
Time: Apr 19, 2024 04:30 PM Istanbul

This is an online seminar. To obtain event details please send a message to department.

The purpose of this study was to learn from university faculty with a doctorate in mathematics education from across the world about how programs in mathematics education should prepare doctoral students for research and teaching in mathematics education. This seminar will present some of the quantitative results from this ongoing study with a focus on how to analyze nonparametric data. Since the quantitative survey items were of Likert Scale type, results of the Kruskal-Wallis H test which indicated a significant difference in the selected importance levels between the different program features are presented, along with the post hoc Dunn’s test using a Šidák correction. The researchers aim to demonstrate the strength of such nonparametric data analyses to model appropriate strategies for analysing ordinal data.

About the speakers:
Dr. Scott Courtney is a Mathematics Education Associate Professor in the School of Teaching, Learning, and Curriculum Studies at Kent State University in the United States. He is also the current Program Coordinator for the Curriculum and Instruction Program in the College of Education, Health and Human Services. Dr. Courtney has directed multiple state-funded mathematics and science partnership projects. His research interests include teachers’ conceptions of mathematics and statistics in grades 6–14, instructional engagements propitious for student development of intended ideas and ways of thinking, and teachers’ conceptions and ways of thinking that support or constrain their capacity to transform their cognitions with cognitive structures that are more conceptually oriented. In addition, Dr. Courtney’s research explores teachers’ and their students’ experiences with digital/ICT-based resources, with a particular focus on developing and investigating synchronous online workshops and courses for mathematics teachers.

Dr. Anita Alexander is an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at Bilkent University. Her primary research interest is in changing the teaching norms and improving the instructional strategies of university mathematics instructors, with a focus on Inquiry-Based Learning and the 5E Model, Differentiation, and effective practice in STEM Education. Currently Dr. Alexander is working with undergraduate and graduate mathematics students to inspire the next generation of mathematics professors to move away from the culture of passive lecture, toward a classroom environment that promotes inquiry, discourse, and collaboration in advanced mathematics. As a teacher educator, she models effective practice in teaching with the hope that both current and future educators implement engaging activities, differentiate their lessons, and seek feedback as lifelong learners.