Selected Publications

  • Evans, J., Wedege, T. and Yasukawa, K. (2012), ‘Critical Perspectives on Adults’ Mathematics Education’; in M. A. Clements, A. Bishop, C. Keitel, J. Kilpatrick and F. Leung (Eds.), Third International Handbook of Mathematics Education, Springer, New York.
  • Gal, I., Alatorre, S., Close, S., Evans. J., Johansen, L., Maguire, T., Manly, M., and Tout, D., Project for International Assessment of Adult Competnecies (PIAAC) Numeracy Framework, OECD Education Working Paper no. 35 (24-nov-2009), OECD Publishing . Online: http://www.oecd.org/officialdocuments/publicdisplaydocumentpdf/?cote=EDU/WKP(2009)14&docLanguage=En
  • Evans, J., Tsatsaroni, A. & Czarnecka, B. (2009). Equations in a consumer culture: mathematical images in advertising; in M. Tzekaki, M. Kaldrimidou & H. Sakonidis (eds.). Proceedings of the 33rd Conference of the International Group for the Psychology of Mathematics Education, Vol. 3, pp.17-24, Thessaloniki, Greece: PME.
  • Evans, J. and Tsatsaroni, A. (2008), 'Methodologies of research into gender and other social differences within a multi-faceted conception of social justice', Adults Learning Mathematics International Journal, Special Issue on The Future of Mathematics in Adult Education from Gender Perspectives, 3, 1, 13-31. Online: http://www.alm-online.net
  • Evans, J., Tsatsaroni, A. & Staub, N. (2007), Images of Mathematics in Popular Culture / Adults’ Lives: a Study of Advertisements in the UK Press’, Adults Learning Mathematics: an International Journal, 2, 2, 33-53. [Online: http://www.alm-online.net
  • Evans, J., Morgan, C. and Tsatsaroni, A. (2006), ‘Discursive Positioning and Emotion in School Mathematics Practices’, Educational Studies in Mathematics: Affect in Mathematics Education: Exploring Theoretical Frameworks, A PME Special Issue, 63, 2, 209-226.
  • Evans, J. (2006), ‘Affect and emotion in mathematical thinking and learning: The Turn to the Social – Sociocultural Approaches’; in J. Maasz and W. Schloeglmann (eds.), New Mathematics Education Research and Practice, Rotterdam: Sense Publishers, pp233-255.
  • Carreira, S., Evans, J., Lerman, S., and Morgan, C. (2002), ‘Mathematical Thinking: Studying the Notion of ‘Transfer’; in A. Cockburn and E. Nardi (eds.), Proceedings of 26th International Conference of Psychology of Mathematics Education Group (PME-26), Vol. 2, pp185-192, University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK, 21-26 Aug., 2002.
  • Evans, J. (2002), ‘Developing Research Conceptions of Emotion among Adult Learners of Mathematics’, Literacy and Numeracy Studies: Special Issue on Adults Learning Mathematics, 11, 2, 79-94.
  • Evans, J. (2000), Adults’ Mathematical Thinking and Emotions: a Study of Numerate Practices, RoutledgeFalmer, London.
  • Evans, J. and Tsatsaroni A. (2000), ‘Mathematics and its Publics: Texts, Contexts and Users’ Social Epistemology: Special Issue on the Public Understanding of Mathematics, 14, 1, 2000, 55-68.
  • Evans, J. (2000), ‘The transfer of mathematics learning from school to work is not straightforward - but it is not impossible either!’; in A. Bessot and J. Ridgway (eds.), Education for Mathematics in the Workplace, Kluwer, Dordrecht, NL, pp5-15.
  • Evans, J. and Rappaport, I. (1998), ‘Using Statistics in Everyday Life: from Barefoot Statisticians to Critical Citizenship’; in D. Dorling and L. Simpson (eds.), Statistics in Society: the Arithmetic of Politics. Arnold, London, pp71-77.  
  • Methodology and research design in the social sciences, education and business
  • Applied statistics
  • Survey design and analysis
  • Multivariate statistical methods
  • Mathematical, statistical and methodological thinking of adults, and of students in higher education, and their attitudes and emotions
  • Context-specificity and the 'transfer' of learning and knowledge
  • Adult numeracy, international surveys of adults’ competences, and their role in of educational policy-making
  • Images of mathematics in popular culture (in particular, advertising) and the public understanding of mathematics and statistics
  • Research methodologies in the social sciences, education and business, including comparison of theoretical approaches; measurement and generalisability issues; quantitative’, ‘qualitative’, and hybrid methods