Statistical Thinking: a scalable, online platform for identifying working scientists’ misconceptions

Lee and his team are interested in the biases and misconceptions biomedical scientists have about statistics. What are the causes and contextual factors that predict these misconceptions? Their work extends Metaknowledge to the domain of scientific training and statistical training. The online platform they will utilize (Open Response Concept Testing, ORCT) identifies, categorizes, and measures misconceptions behind problem solving errors. Pinpointing the factors driving the misconceptions will allow them to determine the feasibility of scientists embracing big data.