Current Research Projects

Project Title: Nurse Education and Mathematics Competency: A Research Study Analyzing the Mathematics Preparation Experience of Undergraduate Nursing Students at an Ontario University, Project Leader (2019-21)

Project Collaborators: Dr. K. McCullough, Dr. Tammie McParland, & Christine Wasylciw, School of Nursing, Nipissing U

Project Title: Exploring Teacher Candidate Perceptions of Francophone Home-Stay Community Learning Experiences (2019-21)

Completed Research Projects (Selected)

Project Title: Computer Algebra Systems (CAS) Technology in Undergraduate Mathematics Instruction: Tracking the Implementation of a Technology-Enhanced Curriculum and Assessment Initiative, Project Leader (2014-16) 

Project Collaborators: Dr. C. Buteau, Brock U.; Dr. C. Doran & Dr. A. Novoseltsev, U of Alberta

Project Title: Assessing the Use and Usefulness of a Spatial Decision Support Tool: The Case of GeoVisage (2014-16)

Project Collaborators: Dr. D. Walters (PI), Nipissing U; Dr. J. Kovacs, Nipissing U; & Dr. M. Wachowiak, Nipissing U

Project Title: The Numerate and Critical Thinking Nurse: A Comparison of Final Year Nursing Students’ and Practicing Nurses’ Perceptions of Workplace Mathematics and Technology Demands, Project Leader (2012-14)

Project Collaborators: Dr. B. Law, Nipissing U; Dr. K. McCullough, Nipissing U

Research Achievement Award Recipient (2010-11), Nipissing University

Conference and Lecture Participation (Selected)

Applications of Computer Algebra (ACA) 2019 Conference (July 2019) Innovative CAS Technology Use in University Mathematics Teaching andAssessment: Findings from a Case Study in Alberta, Canada. Montreal, Quebec, Canada. [JARVIS PRES (2019 07 20)]

21st Annual International Conference on Education (May 2018) Education for Innovation (E4I): A Canadian initiative promoting innovation in K-12 Schools. Athens, Greece.

OAME Annual Conference Presentation (May 2018) Grade 8 to 9 transitions: Exploring pathways, resources, and effective support strategies. Humber College, Toronto, Ontario.

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences Workshop Host and Speaker (March 20, 2018) Multiplying strategies for the divide: Adding to our transition takeaways. Crossing the Divide: Exploring Critical Transition Issues from Grade 8 to 9 Mathematics. Fields Institute, Toronto, ON.

Fields Institute for Research in Mathematical Sciences Math Education Forum Guest Speaker (March 25, 2017) Teaching and learning between the lines. MathEd Forum Theme: Mathematics and the Arts. Fields Institute, Toronto, ON.

Northern Health Research Conference Presentation (June 2013) The numerate and critical thinking nurse: A comparison of final year nursing students’ and practicing nurses’ perceptions of workplace mathematics and technology demands. Paper presented (with Barbi Law, Karey McCullough) at the Northern Health/NBRHC Research Conference. Canadore College, North Bay, ON.

OAME Annual Conference Presentation (May 2013) RE4MUL8: Exploring an online/mobile resource for Grade 7-8 teachers of mathematics. Seneca College, Toronto, Ontario.

Great Moon Gathering Conference Workshops (February 2013) Great Moon journey: Exploring lunar phases with math, science, technology, and art; and, RE4MUL8: Effective problem-based learning in the elementary classroom. Northern College, Moosonee, Ontario.

Imagination and Creativity in Educ Conference Presentation (November 2012) Exploring the math and art connection: Teaching and learning between the lines. Nipissing University, North Bay, Ontario.

“Stand Up, Stand Out” Professional Week 2012 (October 2012) Exploring Your Graduate Study Options (MEd/PhD) in the Schulich School of Education. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON.

“Stand Up, Stand Out” Professional Week 2012 (October 2012) RE4MUL8: Supporting Grade 7-8 teachers of mathematics with an online/mobile resource. Nipissing University, North Bay, ON.

12th International Congress on Mathematical Education (ICME-12) (July 2012) Computer Algebra System (CAS) usage and sustainability in university mathematics instruction: Findings from an international study. Paper presented (with Z. Lavicza, C. Buteau) as part of Topic Study Group 18: Analysis of Uses of Technology in the Teaching of Mathematics. Seoul, Korea.

CSSE 40th Annual Conference Panel Session (May 2012) Transitions in schooling and instructional practice: Explorations and perspectives (with D. Buzza, S. E. Elliott-Johns, R. Graham, D. H. Jarvis, C. Mady, J. Rowsell). Wilfrid Laurier/University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON.

Colloque de L’Espace Mathématique Francophone (EMF) : Enseignement des mathématiques et contrat social : enjeux et défis pour le 21e siècle (Projet Speciale # 3: Comparaisons de l’enseignement des mathématiques à travers les pays francophones : résultats, sens et usages) (February 2012) L’enseignement des mathématiques en français au Canada anglais: Cas de l’Ontario et aperçu des autres provinces et territoires. Université de Genève, La Suisse.




Educational Research Texts

American Psychological Association. (2020). Publication manual of the American Psychological Association (7th ed.).Washington, DC: Author.

Cohen, L., Manion, L., & Morrison, K. (2000). Research methods in education (5th ed.). London, UK: RoutledgeFalmer.

Creswell, J. W. (2003). Research design: Qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Creswell, J. W. (2014). Educational research: Planning, conducting, and evaluating quantitative and qualitative research (5th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson.

Gall, M. D., Gall, J. P., & Borg, W. R. (2010). Applying educational research (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Johnson, B., & Christensen, L. (2013). Educational research: Quantitative, qualitative, and mixed approaches (5th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Lochmiller, C. R., & Lester, J. N. (2017). An introduction to educational research–Connecting methods to practice. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

McMillan, J. H., & Schumacher, S. (2010). Research in education: Evidence-based inquiry (7th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Pearson.

Petre, M., & Rugg, G. (2010). The unwritten rules of PhD research (2nd ed.). Bershire, UK: Open University Press.

Phillips, E. M., & Pugh, D. S. (2010). How to get a PhD: A handbook for students and their supervisors (5th ed.). Bershire, UK: Open University Press.

Tanggaard, L., & Wegener, C. (2016). A survival kit for doctoral students and their supervisors. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Action Research Texts

Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario. (2016). Learning through teacher research: A guidebook for your action research journey. Toronto, ON: Author.

Franks, D., Jarvis, D. H., & Wideman, R. (Eds.). (2011). Special Issues (2) for Teachers Learning Together: Collaborative Action Research (ETFO/CODE, 2007-2010), Canadian Journal of Action Research12(2-3).

McNiff, J., & Whitehead, J. (2006). All you need to know about action research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Mills, G. E. (2000). Action research: A guide for the teacher researcher. Columbus, OH: Merrill.

DeLong, J., McNiff, J., & Wideman, R. (1998). Action research: School improvement through research-based professionalism [Book/Video Kit]. Toronto, ON: Ontario Public School Teachers’ Federation.

Arts-Based Research Texts

Barone, T., & Eisner, E. W. (2012). Arts based research. London, UK: Sage.

Cahnmann-Taylor, M., Siegesmund, R. (Eds.). (2008). Arts-based research in education: Foundations for practice. New York, NY: Routledge.

Knowles, J. G., & Cole, A. L. (2008). Handbook of the arts in qualitative research: Perspectives, methodologies, examples, and issues. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Leavy, P. (2008). Method meets art: Arts-based research practice. New York, NY: Guilford.

Mixed Methods Research Texts

Greene, J. C., & Caracelli, V. J. (1997). Advances in mixed-method evaluation: The challenges and benefits of integrating diverse paradigms. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Heyvaert, M., Hannes, K., & Onghena, P. (2016). Using mixed methods research synthesis for literature reviews. New York, NY: Sage.

Newman, I., & Benz, C. R. (1998). Qualitative-quantitative research methodology: Exploring the interactive continuum. Edwardsville, IL: Southern Illinois University Press.

Tashakkori, A., & Teddlie, C. (1998). Mixed methodology: Combining qualitative and quantitative approaches. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Qualitative Research Texts

Berg, B. L. (2004). Qualitative research methods for the social sciences (5th ed.). New York, NY: Pearson, Allyn and Bacon.

Creswell, J. (2013). Qualitative inquiry and research design: Choosing among five approaches (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Dale Bloomberg, L., & Volpe, M. (2016). Completing your qualitative dissertation: A roadmap from beginning to end (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, Sage.

Denzin, N. K., & Lincoln, Y. S. (2000). The Sage handbook of qualitative research (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Drozdova, K., & Gaubatz, K. T. (2016). Quantifying the qualitative: Information theory for comparative case analysis.Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Gibson, W., & Brown, A. (2009).Working with qualitative data. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Glesne, C. (2006). Becoming qualitative researchers: An introduction (3rd ed.). Toronto, ON: Pearson.

Lewins, A., & Silver, C. (2007). Using software in qualitative research: A step-by-step guide. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Merriam, S. B. (1998). Qualitative research and case study applications in education. San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass.

Miles, M. B., & Huberman, A. M. (1994). Qualitative data analysis: A sourcebook of new methods (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Patton, M. Q. (2002). Qualitative research and evaluation methods (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Schwandt, T. A. (2001). Dictionary of qualitative inquiry (2nd ed.)Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Stake, R. (1995). The art of case study research. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Strauss, A., & Corbin, J. (1998). Basics of qualitative research: Techniques and procedures for developing Grounded Theory (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Yin, R. (2008). Case study research: Design and methods (4th ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Quantitative Research Texts & Resources

Berry, J. (2005). Quantitative methods in educational research.

Black, T. R. (1999). Doing quantitative research in the social sciences: An integrated approach to research design, measurement and statistics. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Field, A. (2009). Discovering statistics using SPSS (3rd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

George, D., & Mallery, P. (2010). SPSS for Windows step by step: A simple guide and reference (10th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Griffith, A. (2010). SPSS for dummies. Indianapolis, IL: Wiley.

Huck, S. W. (2012). Reading statistics and research (6th ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Levin, L., & Fox, J. A. (2011). Elementary statistics in social research: The essentials (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Pallant, J. (2010). SPSS survival manual: A step by step guide to data analysis using the SPSS program (4th ed.). Berkshire, UK: Open University Press.

Sweet, S. A., & Grace-Martin, K. (2008). Data analysis with SPSS: A first course in applied statistics (3rd ed.). Boston, MA: Pearson.

Vogt, P. W. (2007). Quantitative research methods for professionals. New York, NY: Pearson.

Online Literature Database Resources

Software & Technology Resources

Other Online Research Resources