Shlomo S. Sawilowsky

Shlomo S. Sawilowsky
Distinguished Faculty Fellow and Professor - Education Evaluation & Research
371 Education

Office Hours: One hour prior to class.

313-577-5244
313-577-5235

Education

Ph. D. in Curriculum and Instruction with program specialization in Measurement, Research, & Evaluation (concentration in Educational Statistics), College of Education, University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

M. A. In Counseling Education (Career, Clinical, School), University of South Florida, Tampa, FL

Certifications

  • PStat (Accredited Professional Statistician, American Statistical Association)
  • CStat (Chartered Statistician, Royal Statistical Society, UK)
  • Chartered Scientist (Science Council, UK)

 

Biography

CV (Last update: 5/13/2019): S. Sawilowsky

Student Evaluation of Teaching (335 MBs, Last update: 1/28/2017): http://www.neranenah.org/Sawilowsky_SET_1_10_17.pdf

Bibliography: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shlomo_Sawilowsky

Mathematics Genealogy Project: http://genealogy.math.ndsu.nodak.edu/id.php?id=85370
 

 

Academic Interests

1. Rank based nonparametric tests
2. Monte Carlo methods with Fortran, R
3. History of statistics
4. Classical Measurement theory
5. Research and experimental design
6. Quantitative and Qualitative program evaluation.
7. Statistical computing algorithms

Area Of Expertise

Expert testimony: statistics, psychometry, research design, program evaluation

Courses Taught

  • Advanced Seminar: Counseling Research
  • Evaluation and Measurement
  • Fundamentals of Quantitative Research
  • Computer Use in Research (3 credit hours)
  • Advanced Qualitative Evaluation: Theory & Practice
  • Advanced Quantitative Program Evaluation: Theory and Practice
  • Variance and Covariance Analysis
  • Multivariate Analysis
  • Nonparametric, Permutation, Exact and Robust Methods
  • Advanced Measurement 1: Classical Measurement Theory
  • Advanced Measurement 2: Item Response Theory
  • Monte Carlo Methods
  • Qualitative Design for School Research
  • Practicum in Qualitative Evaluation
  • Research and Experimental Design

Awards

  •  2017
    College of Education Faculty Scholarship Award
  • 2009
    Publications & Communications Board, American Psychological Association Invited Presentation: "Post 1980 Monte Carlo contributions to real data estimation & inference." Statistical Analysis Series, 117th Conference, Toronto, Canada.
  • 2013
    Nominated: Nobel Peace Prize with Miodrag Lovric (Serbia) & Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS (India) by Chennamaneni Hanumantha Rao, Chancellor, Aloka Parasher-Sen, Dean, Social Sci., & Amitabha Dasgupta, Dean, Sch. of Humanities, Hyderabad Univ., India
  • 2014
    Nominated: Nobel Peace Prize with Miodrag Lovric (Serbia) & Calyampudi Radhakrishna Rao, FRS (India) by Happy Kufigwa Siphambe, Dean, Social Sci., Univ. of Botswana, Africa; & Anisio Brasileiro de Freitas Dourado, Rector, Univ. Federal de Pernambuco,Brazil
  • 1981
    Elected member of Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society
  • 1986
    Distinguished Paper Award, Florida Educational Research Association: Properties of the Rank Transformation Statistic in Factorial ANOVA
  • 1987
    Eleventh Annual Distinguished Papers, State and Regional Associations, American Educational Research Association: The Rank Transform
  • 1995
    Wayne State University: Career Development Award
  • 1995
    Wayne State University President's Award: For Excellence In Teaching
  • 1997
    Wayne State University College of Education: Award For Excellence In Teaching
  • 1998
    Wayne State University: Outstanding Graduate Mentor Award
  • 1999
    Wayne State University: Faculty Mentor Award
  • 2000
    2000-2002 Wayne State University: Distinguished Faculty Fellow
  • 2004
    American Educational Research Association Publications: Outstanding Professional Service Award

 

Grants

  •  Equipment Grant. (PI)
    1987 - 1988
  • Equipment Matching Grant. (PI)
    1987 - 1988
  • Equipment Grant. (PI)
    1987 - 1988
  • Equipment Grant. (PI)
    1987 - 1988
  • Skills and Knowledge For Self-Determination. (Co-PI)
    1990 - 1993
  • Instructional Equipment Matching Grant. (PI)
    1991 - 1991
  • Instructional Equipment Grant. (PI)
    1991 - 1991
  • College Assessment. (PI)
    1991 - 1993
  • Research in Self-Determination. (Co-PI)
    1992 - 1994
  • Peer Support For Student-Centered Transition Planning. (Co-PI)
    1992 - 1995
  • Assessing Detroit's Model Middle School: The Evaluation of the Wayne State University Public School, (PI)
    1994 - 1994
  • International Conference on Multiple Comparisons, Tel Aviv, Israel. (PI)
    1996 - 1996
  • Promoting Self-determination for students with disabilities: implementation of Steps to Self-Determination. (Co-PI)
    1995 - 1997
  • Promoting Successful Outcomes Through Self-determination For At-Risk Youth with disabilities. (Co-PI)
    1995 - 1997
  • Promoting self-determination for students, teachers, and administrators through pre-service and in-service personnel preparation. (Co-PI)
    1999 - 2001
  • Research On Self-Determination (Co-PI)
    2002 - 2004
  • An Experiential Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Experiment. (Evaluator)
    2003 - 2003
  • An Experiential Teenage Pregnancy Prevention Experiment (Evaluator)
    2004 - 2004
  • King-Chavez-Parks Initiative (Evaluator)
    2007 - 2008
  • King-Chavez-Parks Initiative (Evaluator)
    2008 - 2009
  • Mathematics Instruction using Decision Science and Engineering (MINDSET). (Evaluator)
    2007 - 2012
  • Flexible Adaptation Framework for Implementing the Learning Factory - Based Manufacturing Education (Co-PI)
    2008 - 2011
  • Quantifying the Effectiveness of Coaching for College Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (Evaluator)
    2008 - 2010

 

Publications

  •  Statistics via Monte Carlo simulation with Fortran. (BOOK, ISBN: 9780974023601)
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Fahoome, G. 2003 Rochester Hills, MI: JMASM
  • Making the Shabbos Kitchen (BOOK, ISBN:9780974023670)
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2007 Lakewood, NJ: Pirchei Shoshanim
  • Real Data Analysis (BOOK, ISBN: 9781593115654)
    *Sawilowsky, S.* (Editor) 2007 Quantitative Methods in Education and the Behavioral Sciences, American Educational Research Association
  • Balak
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2008 Pirchei Shoshanim 2
  • Noach
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2009 Pirchei Shoshanim 3
  • Ha'azinu
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2010 Pirchei Shoshanim 3
  • Tefilah
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2010 Pirchei Shoshanim 4
  • 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
  • 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
  • Modeling Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder As Exponential Decay
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Musial, J. 1998 The ADHD Report 6
  • Statistical Pronouncements
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2003 Journal of Modern Applied statistical Methods 2(1)
  • Statistical Pronouncements II
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2003 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 2(2)
  • Statistical pronouncements III
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2004 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 3(1)
  • Abelson's paradox and the Michelson-Morley experiment
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2005 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 4(1)
  • Statistical pronouncements IV
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2005 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 4(2)
  • Statistical pronouncements V
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2006 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 5(1)
  • Peitro Paoli, Italian algebraist
    Cuzzocrea, J., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 5(2)
  • Joseph Liouville's 'Mathematical works of Evariste' Galois'
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Cuzzocrea, J. 2006 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 5(2)
  • Mathematics in Volume I of Scripta Universitatis
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2007 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 6(1)
  • 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)
  • Comments on using alternatives to normal theory statistics in social and behavioral science
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 1993 Canadian Psychology 34
  • Comments on using robust statistics in social and behavioral science
    *Sawilowksy, S. S.* 1998 British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology 51
  • Median test
    Lunnenberg, C., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2005 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics
  • Signed ranks test
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Fahoome, G. 2005 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 4
  • Sign test
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2005 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 4
  • Page's ordered alternative test
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Fahoome, G. 2005 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 3
  • Kruskal-Wallis test
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Fahoome, G. 2005 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics
  • Friedman test
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Fahoome, G. 2005 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics
  • Tukey quick test
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2005 Encyclopedia of Behavioral Statistics 4
  • Estimates of the Population Median
    Shulkin, B., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 1
  • Median Test
    Fahoome, G., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2
  • Wilcoxon Signed-Ranks Test
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 3
  • Simeon-Denis Poisson
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2
  • Andrei Andreevich Markov
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Shulkin, B. 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2
  • Mann Whitney U Test
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2
  • KR-20 and KR-21
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2
  • Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 2
  • Construct Validity
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 1
  • Jakob Bernoulli
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2006 Encyclopedia of Measurement and Statistics 1
  • Effect size
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, Sawilowsky, J., & Grissom, R. J. 2010 International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science
  • In defense of frequentist hypothesis testing
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2010 International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science
  • Statistical fallacies, misconceptions, and myths
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2010 International Encyclopedia of Statistical Science
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Rejoinder to Braver and Braver
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.*, and Markman, B. S. 1990 Perceptual and Motor Skills 71
  • 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
  • Nonparametric tests of interaction in experimental design
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 1990 Review of Educational Research 60
  • Multidimensional differences between adolescent substance abusers and users
    Hillman, S. B., and *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 1990 Psychological Reports 68
  • Maternal employment and early adolescent substance use
    Hillman, S. B., and *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 1991 Adolescence 26
  • 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
  • Self-concept among African-American at-risk adolescents
    Wood, P. C., Hillman, S. B., and *Sawilowsky, S.* 1992 Perceptual and Motor Skills 74
  • Externalization as a self-protective mechanism in a stigmatized group
    Hillman, S. B., Wood, P. C., and *Sawilowsky, S.* 1992 Psychological Reports 70
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • A note on the operating characteristics of the modified F test
    Blair, R. C., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 1993 Biometrics 49
  • 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
  • Perceived importance of self-determination factors by consumers in substance-abuse treatment
    Wolf-Branigin, M., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 1994 Perceptual and Motor Skills 79
  • Attributional style of African-American adolescents
    Hillman, S. B., Wood, P. C., & *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 1994 Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal 22
  • Meta-analysis and the Solomon four-group design
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, Kelley, D. L., Blair, R. C., & Markman, B. S. 1994 Journal of Experimental Education 62
  • Comparison of self-esteem scores: American and Indian Adolescents
    Wood, P. C., Hillman, S. B., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 1995 Psychological Reports 76
  • Unplanned imparting of teacher's personality to students in a Russian school
    Novojenova, R., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 1996 Psychological Reports 78
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nonparametric alternatives to the F statistic in analysis of variance
    Kelley, D. L., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 1997 Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation 58
  • 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
  • Analysis of Likert scale data in disability and medical rehabilitation evaluation
    Nanna, M., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 1998 Psychological Methods 3
  • Measuring change with 2xc designs
    Posch, M. A., & *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 1999 Perceptual and Motor Skills 88
  • Simulating correlated nonnormal distributions: Extending the Fleishman power method
    Headrick, T. C. & *Sawilowsky, S.* 1999 Psychometrika 64
  • Increasing physician's 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
  • Measurement of influence of the teacher's personality on students in the classroom
    Novojenova, R., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 1999 Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal 27
  • Review of the rank transform in designed experiments
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2000 Perceptual and Motor Skills 90
  • Psychometrics vs datametrics
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2000 Educational and Psychological Measurement 60
  • Reliability
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2000 Educational and Psychological Measurement 60
  • 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)
  • Constructive criticisms of methodological and editorial practices
    Knapp, T. R., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2001 Journal of Experimental Education 70
  • Strong arguments: Rejoinder to Thompson
    Knapp, T. R., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2001 Journal of Experimental Education 70
  • Alternatives to Sw in the confidence interval of the trimmed mean
    Bunner, J., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2002 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 1(1)
  • Using the t test with uncommon sample sizes
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Markman, B. S. 2002 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods, 1(1)
  • The trouble with trivials (p > .05)
    *Sawilowksy, S.*, & Yoon, J. 2002 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 1(1)
  • A measure of location relative efficiency for location of a single sample
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2002 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 1(1)
  • 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
  • A quick distribution-free test for trend that contributes evidence of construct validity
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2002 Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development 35
  • 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)
  • Trivials: The birth, sale, and final production of meta-analysis
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2003 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 2(1)
  • You think you've got trivials?
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2003 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 2(1)
  • A different future for social and behavioral science research
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2003 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 2(1)
  • Do not discourage the use of p-values
    Compton, S., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2003 Annals of Emergency Medicine 41(4)
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Teaching Random Assignment: Do You Believe It Works?
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2004 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 3(1)
  • 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
  • A conversation with R. Clifford Blair on the occasion of his retirement
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2004 Journal of Modern Applied Statistical Methods 3(2)
  • Letter to the editor
    Knapp, T., & *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2005 Journal of Nursing Measurement 12(2)
  • Process drama and actor training
    Cooney, M. P., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2005 Youth Theatre Journal 19
  • 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)
  • Estimating a population median with a small sample
    Shulkin, B., & *Sawilowsky, S.* 2009 Model Assisted Statistics and Applications 4(2)
  • 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)
  • Reliability
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2002 Score reliability: contemporary thinking on reliability issues
  • Reliability as psychometrics vs datametrics
    *Sawilowsky, S.* 2002 Score reliability: contemporary thinking on reliability issues
  • Controlling experiment-wise type I errors: Good advice for simultaneous and sequential hypothesis testing
    *Sawilowsky, S.*, & Spence, P. R. 2007 Real data analysis
  • ANCOVA and quasi-experimental design: The Legacy of Campbell and Stanley
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2007 Real data analysis.
  • ANOVA: Effect sizes, interaction vs. main effects, and a modified ANOVA table
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2007 Real data analysis
  • Reflections on real data analysis
    *Sawilowsky, S. S.* 2007 Real data analysis