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Profile for Shlomo S. Sawilowsky

Shlomo S. Sawilowsky
Professor
371 Education

Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. by appointment with secretary:
Division of Administrative and Organizational Studies: Michele Norris (313) 577-1728
Division of Theoretical and Behavioral Foundations: Lei Juan Stewart-Walker (313) 577-1805

(313) 577-5244
Fax (313) 577-5235

Education

1985.
Ph.D. in Curriculum and Instruction with program specialization in Educational Statistics, Measurement, Research, and Evaluation
University of South Florida, College of Education.

1981
Master of Arts in Guidance and Counseling Education.
University of South Florida, College of Education

1979
Bachelor of Religious Studies.
Rabbinical College of America

 

Academic Interests

1. Rank based nonparametric tests
2. Monte Carlo methods with Fortran
3. History of statistics
4. Classical Measurement Theory
5. Research and experimental design
6. Quantitative program evaluation

 

Area of Expertise

Mentoring

(as of July, 2010)

Ed. D./Ph. D.

1st Advisor

50

2nd Advisor

18

Cognate Advisor

1

Committee Member

37

Subtotal

106

   

Dissertations In Progress

1st Advisor

25

2nd Advisor

1

Cognate Advisor

1

Committee Member

8

Subtotal

35

Total

141

 

M. Ed.

Theses Completed

23

In Progress

6

Total

29

 

Grants

Flexible Adaptation Framework for Implementing the Learning Factory - Based Manufacturing Education (Co-PI)
2008 - 2011 : $239,991.00 from Division of Undergraduate Programs (DUE) National Science Foundation
Quantifying the Effectiveness of Coaching for College Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Evaluator)
2008 - 2010 : $300,000.00 from Edge Foundation
King-Chavez-Parks Initiative (Evaluator)
2008 - 2009 : $100,000.00 from Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, & Economic Growth
Mathematics Instruction using Decision Science and Engineering (MINDSET). (Evaluator)
2007 - 2012 : $2,388,945.00 from Division of Research on Learning in Formal and Informal Settings, DR-K12 Resources and Tools, National Science Foundation.
King-Chavez-Parks Initiative (Evaluator)
2007 - 2008 : $100,000.00 from Michigan Department of Energy, Labor, & Economic Growth
An Experiential Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Experiment (Evaluator)
2004 : $20,000.00 from DHHS Office of Population Affairs, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
An Experiential Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Experiment. (Evaluator)
2003 : $100,000.00 from DHHS Office of Population Affairs, Center for Scientific Review, National Institutes of Health
Research On Self-Determination (Co-PI)
2002 - 2004 : $540,000.00 from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U. S. Department of Education
Promoting self-determination for students, teachers, and administrators through pre-service and in-service personnel preparation. (Co-PI)
1999 - 2001 : $600,000.00 from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U. S. Department of Education
International Conference on Multiple Comparisons, Tel Aviv, Israel. (PI)
1996 : $500.00 from Wayne State University, International Travel Grant
Promoting Successful Outcomes Through Self-determination For At-Risk Youth with disabilities. (Co-PI)
1995 - 1997 : $450,000.00 from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U. S. Department of Education
Promoting Self-determination for students with disabilities: implementation of Steps to Self-Determination. (Co-PI)
1995 - 1997 : $300,000.00 from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U. S. Department of Education
Assessing Detroit's Model Middle School: The Evaluation of the Wayne State University Public School, (PI)
1994 : $90,000.00 from U. S. Department of Education.
Peer Support For Student-Centered Transition Planning. (Co-PI)
1992 - 1995 : $387,950.00 from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U. S. Department of Education
Research in Self-Determination. (Co-PI)
1992 - 1994 : $413,112.00 from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U. S. Department of Education
College Assessment. (PI)
1991 - 1993 : $80,858.00 from Wayne State University
Instructional Equipment Grant. (PI)
1991 : $8,950.00 from Wayne State University
Instructional Equipment Matching Grant. (PI)
1991 : $8,950.00 from WSU College of Education
Skills and Knowledge For Self-Determination. (Co-PI)
1990 - 1993 : $349,350.00 from Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U. S. Department of Education
Equipment Grant. (PI)
1987 - 1988 : $10,000.00 from Wayne State University
Equipment Grant. (PI)
1987 - 1988 : $1,500.00 from WSU Graduate School
Equipment Matching Grant. (PI)
1987 - 1988 : $1,500.00 from WSU College of Education
Equipment Grant. (PI)
1987 - 1988 : $300.00 from WSU, College of Education

Awards

2004
American Educational Research Association Publications: Outstanding Professional Service Award
2000
2000-2002 Wayne State University: Distinguished Faculty Fellow
1999
Wayne State University: Faculty Mentor Award
1998
Wayne State University: Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
1997
Wayne State University College of Education: Award For Excellence In Teaching
1995
Wayne State University: Career Development Award
1995
Wayne State University President's Award: For Excellence In Teaching
1987
Eleventh Annual Distinguished Papers, State and Regional Associations, American Educational Research Association: The Rank Transform
1986
Distinguished Paper Award, Florida Educational Research Association: Properties of the Rank Transformation Statistic in Factorial ANOVA
1981
Elected member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society

Publications

Statistical fallacies, misconceptions, and myths
Sawilowsky, S. (2010) International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science 
In defense of frequentist hypothesis testing
Sawilowsky, S. (2010) International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science 
Effect size
Sawilowsky, S., Sawilowsky, J., & Grissom, R. J. (2010) International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science 
Ha'azinu
Sawilowsky, S. (2010) Pirchei Shoshanim 3 25-51
Tefilah
Sawilowsky, S. (2010) Pirchei Shoshanim 4 52-57
An Examination of the Effects of ADHD Coaching
Parker, D. R., Field Hoffman, S., Sawilowsky, S., & Rolands, L. (2010) of Postsecondary Education and Disability 23 
Data error prevention and cleansing: Overview for instructors of statistics and their students
Grace, T., & Sawilowsky, S. (2009) Model Assisted Statistics and Applications 4(4) 303-312
Estimating a population median with a small sample
Shulkin, B., & Sawilowsky, S. (2009) Model Assisted Statistics and Applications 4(2) 143-155
Noach
Sawilowsky, S. (2009) Pirchei Shoshanim 3 82-96
Balak
Sawilowsky, S. (2008) Pirchei Shoshanim 2 41-48
Reflections on real data analysis
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2007) Real data analysis ix-xxii
ANOVA: Effect sizes, interaction vs. main effects, and a modified ANOVA table
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2007) Real data analysis 191-212
ANCOVA and quasi-experimental design: The Legacy of Campbell and Stanley
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2007) Real data analysis. 213-238
Controlling experiment-wise type I errors: Good advice for simultaneous and sequential hypothesis testing
Sawilowsky, S., & Spence, P. R. (2007) Real data analysis 155-162
Real Data Analysis (BOOK, ISBN: 9781593115654)
Sawilowsky, S. (Editor) (2007) Quantitative Methods in Education and the Behavioral Sciences, American Educational Research Association 
Jacques Salomon Hadamard and the use of symbols in teaching differential calculus
Sawilowsky, S., Schochet, C., & Cuzzocrea, J. (2007) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 7(1) 358-367
Mathematics in Volume I of Scripta Universitatis
Sawilowsky, S. (2007) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 6(1) 350-354
Making the Shabbos Kitchen (BOOK, ISBN:9780974023670)
Sawilowsky, S. (2007) Lakewood, NJ: Pirchei Shoshanim 
Jakob Bernoulli
Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 1 86-87
Construct Validity
Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 1 178-181
Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods
Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2 499-500
KR-20 and KR-21
Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2 516-519
Mann Whitney U Test
Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2 566-567
Andrei Andreevich Markov
Sawilowsky, S., & Shulkin, B.  (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2 567-568
Simeon-Denis Poisson
Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2 71-772
Wilcoxon Signed-RanksTest
Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 3 1051-1053
Median Test
Fahoome, G., & Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2 592-595
Estimates of the Population Median
Shulkin, B., & Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 1 316-328
Joseph Liouvilles 'Mathematical works of Evariste' Galois'
Sawilowsky, S., & Cuzzocrea, J. (2006) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 5(2) 589-592
Peitro Paoli, Italian algebraist
Cuzzocrea, J., & Sawilowsky, S. (2006) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 5(2) 593-595
Statistical pronouncements V
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2006) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 5(1) 282-283
Misconceptions leading to choosing the t test over the Wilcoxon Mann-Whitney U test for shift in location parameter
Sawilowsky, S. (2005) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 4(2) 598-600
Process drama and actor training
Cooney, M. P., & Sawilowsky, S. (2005) Youth Theatre Journal 19 55-70
Letter to the editor
Knapp, T., & Sawilowsky, S. S. (2005) Journal of Nursing Measurement 12(2) 7-8
Tukey quick test
Sawilowsky, S. (2005) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 4 2069-2070
Friedman test
Sawilowsky, S., & Fahoome, G. (2005) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 
Kruskal-Wallis test
Sawilowsky, S., & Fahoome, G. (2005) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 
Pages ordered alternative test
Sawilowsky, S., & Fahoome, G. (2005) ncyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 3 1503-1504
Sign test
Sawilowsky, S. (2005) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 4 1832-1833
Signed ranks test
Sawilowsky, S., & Fahoome, G. (2005) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 4 1837-1838
Median test
Lunnenberg, C., & Sawilowsky, S. (2005) Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 
Statistical pronouncements IV
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2005) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 4(2) 627-628
Abelsons paradox and the Michelson-Morley experiment
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2005) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 4(1) 352
A conversation with R. Clifford Blair on the occasion of his retirement
Sawilowsky, S. (2004) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 3(2) 518-566
Implementation of self-determination activities and student participation in IEPs: Practice and attitudes of educators
Mason, C., Field, S., & Sawilowsky, S. S. (2004) Exceptional Children 70 441-451
Teaching Random Assignment: Do You Believe It Works?
Sawilowsky, S. (2004) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 3(1) 221-226
Gender and gender-role orientation differences on adolescents coping with peer stressors
Washburn-Ormachea, J.M., Hillman, S. B., & Sawilowsky, S. S. (2004) Journal of Youth and Adolescence 33(1) 31-40
Statistical pronouncements III
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2004) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 3(1) 259-260
Measurement practices: Methods for developing content valid student examinations
Bridge P. D., Musial, J., Roe T., Frank, R., & Sawilowsky S. S. (2003) Medical Teacher 25 277-284
Do not discourage the use of p-values
Compton, S., & Sawilowsky, S. (2003) Annals of Emergency Medicine 41(4) 584
A different future for social and behavioral science research
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2003) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 2(1) 128-132
You think youve got trivials?
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2003) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 2(1) 218-225
Trivials: The birth, sale, and final production of meta-analysis
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2003) ournal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 2(1) 242-246
Statistical Pronouncements II
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2003) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 2(2) 533-534
Statistical Pronouncements
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2003) Journal of Modern Applied statistical Methods 2(1) 279-280
Statistics via Monte Carlo simulation with Fortran. (BOOK, ISBN: 9780974023601)
Sawilowsky, S., & Fahoome, G. (2003) Rochester Hills, MI: JMASM 
Reliability as psychometrics vs datametrics
Sawilowsky, S. (2002) Score reliability: contemporary thinking on reliability issues 
Reliability
Sawilowsky, S. (2002) Score reliability: contemporary thinking on reliability issues 
Fermat, Schubert, Einstein, and Behrens-Fisher: The probable difference between two means when
Sawilowsky, S. S. (2002) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 1(2) 461-472
A quick distribution-free test for trend that contributes evidence of construct validity
Sawilowsky, S. (2002) easurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development 35 78-88
A measure for evaluating the effectiveness of teen pregnancy prevention programs
Somers, C. L., Johnson, S. A., & Sawilowsky, S. S. (2002) Psychology in the Schools 32 337-342
A measure of location relative efficiency for location of a single sample
Sawilowsky, S. (2002) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 1(1) 52-60
The trouble with trivials (p > .05)
Sawilowksy, S., & Yoon, J. (2002) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 1(1) 143-144
Using the t test with uncommon sample sizes
Sawilowsky, S., & Markman, B. S. (2002) ournal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 1(1) 145-146
Alternatives to Sw in the confidence interval of the trimmed mean
Bunner, J., & Sawilowsky, S. (2002) Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 1(1) 182-187
Strong arguments: Rejoinder to Thompson
Knapp, T. R., & Sawilowsky, S. (2001) Journal of Experimental Education 70 94-95
Constructive criticisms of methodological and editorial practices
Knapp, T. R., & Sawilowsky, S. (2001) Journal of Experimental Education 70 65-79
Weighted simplex procedures for determining boundary points and constants for the univariate and multivariate power methods
Headrick, T., & Sawilowsky, S.  (2000) Journal of Educational and Behavioral Statistics 25(4) 417-436
Reliability
Sawilowsky, S. (2000) Educational and Psychological Measurement 60 196-200
Psychometrics vs datametrics
Sawilowsky, S. (2000) Educational and Psychological Measurement 60 157-173
Review of the rank transform in designed experiments
Sawilowsky, S. (2000) Perceptual and Motor Skills 90 489-497
Measurement of influence of the teachers personality on students in the classroom
Novojenova, R., & Sawilowsky, S. (1999) Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal 27 533-543
Increasing physicians awareness of the impact of statistical tests on research outcomes: Investigating the comparative power of the Wilcoxon Rank-Sum test and independent samples t-test to violations from normality
Bridge, P. K., & Sawilowsky, S. (1999) Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 52 229-236
Simulating correlated nonnormal distributions: Extending the Fleishman power method
Headrick, T. C. & Sawilowsky, S. (1999) Psychometrika 64 25-36
Measuring change with 2xc designs
Posch, M. A., & Sawilowsky, S. S. (1999) Perceptual and Motor Skills 88 559-560
Analysis of Likert scale data in disability and medical rehabilitation evaluation
Nanna, M., & Sawilowsky, S. (1998) Psychological Methods 3 55-67
The Protective-Style Questionnaire: Self-protective mechanisms among stigmatized adolescents
Hillman, S. B., Wood, P. C., & Sawilowsky, S. (1998) Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal 26 29-38
Comments on using robust statistics in social and behavioral science
Sawilowksy, S. S. (1998) British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology 51 49-52
Modeling Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder As Exponential Decay
Sawilowsky, S., & Musial, J. (1998) The ADHD Report 6 10-11
Nonparametric alternatives to the F statistic in analysis of variance
Kelley, D. L., & Sawilowsky, S. (1997) Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 58 343-359
Revisiting the t test on ranks as an alternative to the Wilcoxon rank-sum test
Bridge, P. K., & Sawilowsky, S. (1997) Perceptual and Motor Skills 85 399-402
Traditionality and the discriminating effect of expectations of occupational success and occupational values for women within math-oriented fields
Brown, M. T., Eisenberg, A., & Sawilowsky S. S. (1997) Journal of Vocational Behavior 50 418-431
Locus of control, self-concept, and self-esteem among at-risk African-American adolescents
Wood, P. C., Hillman, S. B., & Sawilowsky, S.  (1996) Adolescence 31 597-604
Unplanned imparting of teacher's personality to students in a Russian school
Novojenova, R., & Sawilowsky, S. (1996) Psychological Reports 78 683-687
Comparison of self-esteem scores: American and Indian Adolescents
Wood, P. C., Hillman, S. B., & Sawilowsky, S. (1995) Psychological Reports 76 367-370
Meta-analysis and the Solomon four-group design
Sawilowsky, S., Kelley, D. L., Blair, R. C., & Markman, B. S. (1994) ournal of Experimental Education 62 361-376
Attributional style of African-American adolescents
Hillman, S. B., Wood, P. C., & Sawilowsky, S. S. (1994) Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal 22 163-176
Perceived importance of self-determination factors by consumers in substance-abuse treatment
Wolf-Branigin, M., & Sawilowsky, S. (1994) Perceptual and Motor Skills 79 284-286
Comparison of two tests useful in situations where a treatment is expected to increase variability relative to controls
Blair, R. C., & Sawilowsky, S. (1993) Statistics in Medicine 12 2233-2243
A note on the operating characteristics of the modified F test
Blair, R. C., & Sawilowsky, S. (1993) Biometrics 49 935-939
Effects of maternal employment patterns on adolescents' substance abuse and other risk-taking behaviors
Hillman, S. B., Sawilowsky, S. S., & Becker, M. J. (1993) Journal of Child and Family Studies 2 203-219
Comments on using alternatives to normal theory statistics in social and behavioral science
Sawilowsky, S. S. (1993) Canadian Psychology 34 398-406
Power of the independent samples t test under a prevalent psychometric measure distribution
Sawilowsky, S. S., and Hillman, S. B. (1992) Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology 60 240-243
A more realistic look at the robustness and type II error properties of the t test to departures from population normality
Sawilowsky, S. S., and Blair, R. C. (1992) Psychological Bulletin 111 353-360
A comparison of two grouping methods in distinguishing levels of substance use
Hillman, S. B., & Sawilowsky, S. S. (1992) Journal of Clinical Child Psychology 21 348-353
Effects of disability labels on teachers' perceptions of students' self-determination
Field, S., Hoffman, A., St. Peter, S., & Sawilowsky, S. (1992) Perceptual and Motor Skills 75 931-934
Externalization as a self-protective mechanism in a stigmatized group
Hillman, S. B., Wood, P. C., and Sawilowsky, S. (1992) Psychological Reports 70 641-642
Self-concept among African-American at-risk adolescents
Wood, P. C., Hillman, S. B., and Sawilowsky, S. (1992) Perceptual and Motor Skills 74 465-466
A note on the reliability of the problem oriented screening instrument for teenagers (POSIT)
Isaacson, S., & Sawilowsky, S. (1992) Journal for Juvenile Justice and Detention Services 7 22
On using the t test on ranks as an alternative to the Wilcoxon test
Sawilowsky, S., and Brown, M. T. (1991) Perceptual and Motor Skills 72 860-862
Maternal employment and early adolescent substance use
Hillman, S. B., and Sawilowsky, S. S. (1991) Adolescence 26 829-837
Multidimensional differences between adolescent substance abusers and users
Hillman, S. B., and Sawilowsky, S. S. (1990) Psychological Reports 68 115-122
Nonparametric tests of interaction in experimental design
Sawilowsky, S. S. (1990) Review of Educational Research 60 91-126
REALPOPS.LIB: a PC FORTRAN library of eight real distributions in psychology and education
Sawilowsky, S. S., Blair, R. C., and Micceri, T.  (1990) Psychometrika 55 729
Rejoinder to Braver and Braver
Sawilowsky, S. S., and Markman, B. S. (1990) Perceptual and Motor Skills 71 424-426
Another look at the power of meta-analysis in the Solomon four-group design
Sawilowsky, S. S., and Markman, B. S. (1990) Perceptual and Motor Skills 70 177-178
An investigation of the type I error and power properties of the rank transform procedure in factorial ANOVA
Sawilowsky, S., Blair, R. C., and Higgins, J. J. (1989) Journal of Educational Statistics 14 255-267
Limitations of the rank transform in factorial ANOVA
Blair, R. C., Sawilowsky, S. S., and Higgins, J. J. (1987) Communications in Statistics: Computations and Simulations B16 1133-1145
Florida Master Teacher Program: testing teacher subject matter knowledge
Lavely, C., Fisher, T., Berger, N., Bullock, D., Follman, J., Hines, C., and Sawilowsky, S.  (1986) Florida Journal of Educational Research 28, No. 1 83-97
A comparison of random normal scores test under the F and Chi-square distributions to the 2x2x2 ANOVA test
Sawilowsky, S. (1985) Florida Journal of Educational Research 27 83-97