UWF faculty member presents research in Greece

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Dr. Carla Thompson, associate professor and director of the UWF Community Outreach Research and Learning Center, recently presented at the 7th annual Athens Institute of Education and Research (ATINER) Mathematics and Statistics Research Unit Conference in Greece.

Thompson’s paper, titled “Integrating Community Outreach Research and Learning (CORAL) Projects in Teaching Graduate Statistics in the Social Sciences,” was selected to be presented to more than 100 mathematics and statistics researchers from 93 different countries.

The paper, which is published on the ATINER website as part of the organization’s Conference Paper Series, focused on the need for high quality student engagement and appropriate real world learning experience to promote student interest and success in statistics through the CORAL Center at UWF.

The results of the CORAL research project indicated graduate students that participated in the program had a positive increase in knowledge levels, leadership and management skills, as well as a significant decrease in statistics anxiety levels.

The CORAL Center provides graduate students opportunities to engage in managing, conducting and delivering real-world data-driven community research projects utilizing leadership and advanced statistics concepts and procedures.

Established in 1995, ATINER is an independent world association of academics and researchers. Its mission is to serve as a forum where academics and researchers from all over the world can meet and exchange ideas and discuss future developments.

For additional information, visit the UWF CORAL Center website.

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