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Eiki Satake is a teacher and researcher in the areas of mathematics and applied statistics. He is the author of more than ten textbooks, including Research and Statistical Methods in Communication Sciences and Disorders (Delmar Cengage Learning), Handbook of Statistical Methods: Single Subject Designs (Plural Publishing), Introductory Statistics: A First Course (Kendall-Hunt Publishing). One of Satake's books, entitled Actuarial Mathematics of Finance, was selected for the Basic Library List of The Mathematical Association of America. His latest textbook, entitled Statistical methods and reasoning for the clinical sciences: Evidence-based approach (Plural Publishing), has been adopted and reserved at the libraries by over 70 educational institutions national- and international-wide, while his another book Handbook of Statistical Methods in Single Subject Designs (Plural) has been adopted by 123 educational institutions. Additionally his scholarly works have been cited, in the world-wide,  by over 500 researchers and practitioners in the field of statistics, mathematics, education, communication studies, communication sciences and disorders, and the like.

In addition, Satake has published and presented numerous number of research articles concerning Bayesian Statistical Methods, Mathematics/Statistics Education, and cross-cultural validity studies about mathematics achievement and anxiety. His research articles include: "Bayesian Polling Technique: 1992 Presidential Polls" (Communication Research), "An Application of Probability Logic" (The AMATYC Review), and "Mathematics achievement and anxiety among Japanese and American children" (Educational and Psychological Measurement), "An alternative teaching method of conditional probabilities and Bayes' rule: An application of the truth table" (Teaching Statistics), "Fundamentals of clinical decision making analysis for SLP and audiologists"(Plural Community), "A validity study: Attitudes towards statistics and course achievement among Japanese college students" (Teachers College, Columbia University Journal of  Mathematics Education), and "Teaching an application of Bayes' rule for legal decision making: Measuring the strength of evidence" (Journal of Statistics education), "Beyond P values and Hypothesis Testing: Using the Minimum Bayes Factor to Teach Statistical Inference in Undergraduate Introductory Statistics Courses" (Journal of Education and Learning,), "Statistics and the Media" (International Journal of Communication),  just to name several..Additionally, Dr. Satake has a growing interest in Sabermetrics (aka: Baseball Statistics) lately, and he is already invited as a keynote speaker to deliver the paper, entitled "What causes the disappearance of .400 hitters in a modern MLB era? Do they truly extinct? Are there any statistical explanations behind it?", at several universities in Japan.

Satake's current research interests include applications of the Bayesian statistical methods to the various fields of communication, probability logic, and validity studies.

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  • Department Marlboro Institute for Liberal Arts & Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Since 1988


B.A., University of California, Berkeley
Ed.M., Columbia University
M.S., Columbia University
Ed.D., Columbia University

Areas of Expertise

  • Mathematics & Statistics


Statistical Methods and Reasoning for the Clinical Sciences: Evidence Based Approach (2014), Plural Publishing, San Diego, CA


An Alternative Teaching Method of Conditional Probability and Bayes' Rule (2014), Journal of Statistics Education, March issue, 2014


Awards & Honors

Keynote Speaker


Research symposium of Louisiana State University School of Allied Health, "Evidence Based Statistics—What really prevents us from moving forward" (April 2014)