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Kirsten Bjørkestøl

Associate Professor

Associated professor

J3047 ( Universitetsveien 25, Kristiansand )

Educational background:

Teacher education, Kristiansand Teacher Education School, 1977

Cand.mag in science with mathematics, Agder University College/Kristiansand Teacher Education School

Cand.scient (M.Sc) in mathematical statistics, University of Oslo, 1992

Dr.scient (PhD) in statistics, Norwegian University of Life Science, 2005

Academic interests

Working experience:

1974-1975 and 1977-1985: Teacher, except for short study periods

1992-1998: Assistent professor, Agder University College

1998-2004: PhD student (research fellow scholarship), Agder University College

Since 2005: Associated professor in statistics, Agder University College / University of Agder 

Academic interests: Look previous point.


Academic interests:

Statistical methods 1) Meta-analysis. Collaboration with professor Elena Kulinskaya and professor Michael B. Dollinger about some articles. The first article: "Testing for Homogeneity in Meta-Analysis. I. The One Parameter Case: Standardized Mean Difference" is published in Biometrics. The next article: “On the moments of Cochran’s Q statistic under the null hypothesis, with application to the meta-analysis of risk difference” is published in Research Synthesis Methods. We are working on a third article about Cochran’s Q statistic with application on risk ratio.  2) Optimization of two-step processes.This was a collaboration with professor Tormod Næs in extension of the work with my PhD thesis.Here we have one article in Quality Engeneering. 

Scientific publications

  • Zakariya, Yusuf F.; Nilsen, Hans Kristian; Goodchild, Simon; Bjørkestøl, Kirsten (2020). Self-efficacy and approaches to learning mathematics among engineering students: empirical evidence for potential causal relations. International Journal of Mathematical Education in Science and Technology. ISSN: 0020-739X. s 1 - 16. doi:10.1080/0020739X.2020.1783006.
  • Zakariya, Yusuf F.; Bjørkestøl, Kirsten; Nilsen, Hans Kristian (2020). Teacher job satisfaction across 38 countries and economies: An alignment optimization approach to a cross-cultural mean comparison. International Journal of Educational Research. ISSN: 0883-0355. 101doi:10.1016/j.ijer.2020.101573.
  • Zakariya, Yusuf; Goodchild, Simon; Bjørkestøl, Kirsten; Nilsen, Hans Kristian (2019). Calculus Self-Efficacy Inventory: Its Development and Relationship with Approaches to Learning. Education Sciences. ISSN: 2227-7102. 9 (3). s 1 - 14. doi:10.3390/educsci9030170.
  • Zakariya, Yusuf F.; Bjørkestøl, Kirsten; Nilsen, Hans Kristian; Goodchild, Simon; Lorås, Madeleine (2019). University students’ learning approaches: An adaptation of the revised two-factor study process questionnaire to Norwegian. Studies in Educational Evaluation. ISSN: 0191-491X. 64doi:10.1016/j.stueduc.2019.100816.
  • Kulinskaya, Elena; Dollinger, Michael B.; Bjørkestøl, Kirsten (2012). On the moments of Cochran's Q statistic under the null hypothesis, with application to the meta-analysis of risk difference. Research Synthesis Methods. ISSN: 1759-2879. s 254 - 270. doi:10.1002/jrsm.54.
  • Bjørkestøl, Kirsten; Sivertsen, Edvard; Næs, Tormod (2012). Optimization of two-step batch processes and the method of compensation for random error. Journal of Chemometrics. ISSN: 0886-9383. 26 (6). s 311 - 321. doi:10.1002/cem.2449.
  • Kulinskaya, Elena; Dollinger, Michael B.; Bjørkestøl, Kirsten (2011). Testing for Homogeneity in Meta-Analysis I. The One-Parameter Case: Standardized Mean Difference. Biometrics. ISSN: 0006-341X. 67 (1). s 203 - 212. doi:10.1111/j.1541-0420.2010.01442.x.
  • Bjørkestøl, Kirsten; Næs, Tormod (2005). A Discussion of Alternative Ways of Modeling and Interpreting Mixture Data. Quality Engineering. ISSN: 0898-2112. 17 (4). s 509 - 533.
  • Bjørkestøl, Kirsten; Dollinger, Michael B. (2001). On the moments of a Stahel-Donoho robust multivariate estimator. Journal of Statistical Computation and Simulation. ISSN: 0094-9655. 70s 89 - 106.
  • Brodahl, Cornelia; Larson, Niclas; Wathne, Unni; Bjørkestøl, Kirsten (2020). Measuring in-service teachers’ ability to analyse their students’ mathematical argumentation.
  • Borge, Inger Christin; Bjørkestøl, Kirsten; Goodchild, Simon; Nilsen, Hans Kristian; Tonheim, Odd Helge Mjellem (2019). Student-active learning in mathematics: Operationalisation of ‘constructive alignment’.
  • Bjørkestøl, Kirsten (2018). Matte-2_2017-2018-Prelim-analyses. About studies and podcast.
  • Bjørkestøl, Kirsten (2017). Analyser av karaktersetting i MA-115/138, høsten 2016.
  • Bjørkestøl, Kirsten (2017). Statistics requested by crime investigators.

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