*Identifying and Addressing Difficult Concepts in the Introductory Statistics Course.*I presented this workshop in Kansas City, KS; Monmouth, IL; Boston, MA; Jacksonville, FL; and San Diego, CA. I also presented the workshop at USCOTS 2013 as well as a breakout session titled,

*What? Me Change? -- How to Plan, Implement and Evaluate Changes in Your Courses."*

Exciting news to the statistics attitudes research arena is that a special issue of the Statistics Education Research Journal (SERJ) was published in November 2012. This issue of SERJ was dedicated to attitudes research. https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/publications.php?show=serjarchive . I had a paper published titled,

**Students’ Perceptions of Statistics: An Exploration of Attitudes, Conceptualizations, and Content Knowledge of Statistics .**Here is the link: https://www.stat.auckland.ac.nz/~iase/serj/SERJ11(2)_Bond.pdf .

At the Joint Statistical Meetings 2013, here is the information about the attitudes session:

Current Research on Students' Attitudes Toward Statistics — Topic Contributed Papers | ||

Section on Statistical Education | ||

Organizer(s): Marjorie Bond, Monmouth College | ||

Chair(s): Michael Posner, Villanova University | ||

10:35 AM | Psychometric Properties of the Turkish Version of the Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics — Esma Emmioglu, Simon Fraser University | |

10:55 AM | The Effect of Conceptualization and Content Perception on Affect and Difficulty Subscales of the Survey of Attitudes Toward Statistics — Marjorie Bond, Monmouth College ; Susan Perkins, Northwest Nazarene University ; Caroline Ramirez, University of the Pacific | |

11:15 AM | Examining Introductory Students' Attitudes in a Randomization-Based Curriculum — Joshua Beemer, California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo | |

11:35 AM | Comparing Apples with Apples: Assessing Student Attitudes in the Presence of Regression to the Mean — Anne Michele Millar, Mount Saint Vincent University ; Bethany White, Western University | |

11:55 AM | Discussant: Candace Schau, CS Consultants, LLC | |

12:15 PM | Floor Discussion | |

Lots of fun and good research going on.