17 April 2014, Volume 7, Number 31

Scopus database logo DATABASE TRIAL ENDS MAY 13
The Health Sciences Library is hosting a trial through May 13th to the subscription database, Scopus.  The Library welcomes your comments and feedback.

Scopus is the largest abstract and citation database of peer-reviewed literature including journal articles, books, conferences, and other resources. Scopus features will allow you to:

  • Check out what’s hot in a research area by finding the most highly cited articles and authors.
  • Find the right person by distinguishing between authors with the same or similar names.
  • Stay up-to-date by setting up search and citation alerts using RSS feeds.
  • Support grant and tenure applications by tracking citations to articles by year.
  • Click straight to the full-text articles by following the Find@UVa link to subscription-based resources such as journals, trade journals and more.
  • Calculates a scholar’s H-index. (To calculate the h-index, perform an author search, select all applicable name variations, and click on View Citation Overview. Many graphs will appear including cited articles, number of citations and h-index). You can email the graphs or export data to .cvs format.)

 

h-indexMEASURING A SCHOLAR’S IMPACT
The h-index is an index that attempts to measure both the productivity and impact of the published work of a scholar. Some scholars include their h-index on grant applications, annual review materials, and promotion and tenure documents. How does one calculate the h-index? Here’s how: a scholar has index h if h of their n papers have at least h citations each, and the other (N-h) papers have no more than h citations each. An example of this would be: Professor Smith has an h-index of 29 if 29 of her 185 papers have at least 29 citations each and the other 154 (185-29) papers have fewer than 29 citations each.

Consider calculating your h-index using the Scopus database before the trial ends! To calculate the h-index, perform an author search, select all applicable name variations, and click on View Citation Overview. Many graphs will appear including  cited articles, number of citations and h-index). You can email the graphs or export data to .cvs format. Please contact your CLIC librarians if you have any questions! 434-982-2664.

 

 

social_media_teach_learn_2013 A DEEPER DIVE INTO SOCIAL MEDIA (SM)
Are you curious how other professors use social media?  The publisher Pearson and the Babson Survey Research Group recently published the results of their annual survey, Social Media for Teaching and LearningThis report allows you to take a deeper dive into using social media and see how others are using it.  If you prefer your information with less text and in a more graphic format, Pearson also created an  infographic of the survey findings.

 

ies_logo_20142015 FUNDING OPPORTUNITIES
The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) has released FY2015 funding announcements for grant competitions in education research. 

The National Center for Education Research competition is for Education Research Grants (84.305A).  The National Center for Special Education Research competition is   for Special Education Research Grants (84.324A).  The Request for Applications for each competition is available here.  All remaining FY2015 grant competitions will be posted by April 30, 2014.  More information is posted in the Federal Register and all applications are due August 7, 2014.  

Curry faculty planning to submit an application for the August deadline should email Marianne Lampert, Curry’s Grants Administrator in order to be placed on the grants administrator’s schedule.

 
 

  Logo for UVa Earth Week 2014 2014 EARTH WEEK @ UVA
We are in the middle of UVa’s Earth Week 2014 celebration and there are plenty of events still available for your participation, culminating in the annual U.Va. Earth Week Expo, on Earth Day, April 22nd.  So, get out there and learn to better love your planet!

 


Do you think you know TJ?, the Library's Founder's Day Thomas Jefferson quotation contest.CURRY HAD THE BIG WINNER!
Congratulations to Curry’s Michelle Gabro.  She won the $15 Cav Advantage card drawn from the entire pool of entrants in the Library’s “Think You Know TJ?” Founder’s Day quotation contest.  If you are interested in knowing which of the quotes in the contest really were Jefferson’s, just check out the quotation list posted as you enter the CLIC.  Many thanks to all who participated!

 

PRINT HANDBOOKS NOW ONLINE
The CLIC librarians continue to acquire online versions of the handbooks found in the print collection housed in the CLIC.  As we add these online links, we want to highlight them for you.

Cover of the Sage Handbook of Gender and Education ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title:  SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education, 2006
Editors:   Christine Skelton, Becky Francis, & Lisa Smulyan
Overview: “The SAGE Handbook of Gender and Education brings together leading scholars on gender and education to provide an up-to-date and broad-ranging guide to the field. It is a comprehensive overview of different theoretical positions on equity issues in schools. The contributions cover all sectors of education from early years to higher education; curriculum subjects; methodological and theoretical perspectives; and gender identities in education. Each chapter reviews, synthesises, and provides a critical interrogation of key contemporary themes in education. This approach ensures that the book will be an indispensable source of reference for a wide range of readers: students, academics and practitioners.”  – Publisher

 

Cover of the book, SAGE Handbook of Research in International EducationONLINE HANDBOOK
Title:  SAGE Handbook of Research in International Education, 2007
Editors:   Mary Hayden, Jack Levy, & Jeff Thompson
Overview: “This Handbook analyzes the origins, contributions, and interpretations of international education. The authors identify approaches to research that will enhance our knowledge and understanding of the field, and extend and even redraw it, on the basis of the research evidence presented. Key features includes: a historical overview of the ways in which the term “international education” has been interpreted; the theoretical interpretation of international education in its current context; international education in practice: exploration of the issues in terms of students, curricula, pedagogies, and organizing formal institutions; and conceptual challenges for international education in the future.”  – Publisher

 

Cover of the book, SAGE Handbook of Special EducationONLINE HANDBOOK
Title:  SAGE Handbook of Special Education, 2007
Editors:   Lani Florian
Overview: “The SAGE Handbook of Special Education brings together the most up to date knowledge of this area and will serve as the major source book of authoritative information and ideas about current and future directions for special education. It aims to examine the intricate relations between theory, research, and practice, and places a particular emphasis on international policies such as Education for All, and inclusive education as a strategy for achieving it. This comprehensive, research-based work, assembles scholarship on an international level, and covers topics that transcend national boundaries.”  – Publisher

 

 

Sadie HasbrouckCASTL WORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
TOPIC: The Impact of Language Match on the Student-teacher Interactions and Relationship
DATE:   Friday April 18, 2014
TIME:  2:00pm – 3:00pm
LOCATION:  350 Old Ivy Way, Suite 100
PRESENTER:  Sadie Hasbrouck
ABSTRACT: Preliminary data will be explored evaluating the language match between preschool students and their teachers using data from NCRECE cohorts 2 and 3. Outcomes include inCLASS and STRS data. In addition, the proportion of students speaking Spanish in the classroom will be evaluated as a potential moderator.

 

Norbert SchadyCURRY LECTURE
TOPIC: A Helping Hand? Teacher Quality and Learning Outcomes in Kindergarten
DATE:   Monday April 21, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 12:30pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall, Holloway Hall, Rm. 116
PRESENTER: Norbert Schady, Principal Economic Advisor for the Social Sector at the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB)
DESCRIPTION: 
We assigned an entering cohort of approximately 15,000 kindergarten students to teachers within schools with a rule that is as-good-as-random. We collected data on children at the beginning of the school year, and applied 12 tests of math, language and executive function (EF) at the end of the year. We filmed all teachers teaching for a full day, and coded the video using a recently-developed measure of teacher behaviors (the Classroom Assessment Scoring System, or CLASS). We find substantial teacher effects: A one-standard deviation increase in teacher quality results in 0.12, 0.10, and 0.05 standard deviation higher test scores in language, math, and EF, respectively. Teacher behaviors are strongly associated with better learning outcomes: In a specification that corrects for measurement error, a one-standard deviation higher CLASS score is associated with 0.17 standard deviations more student learning. Better teachers appear to be better for students in all dimensions we measure—the same teachers produce higher math, language and EF scores. Children from across the distribution benefit from better teachers. Better teachers affect the intensive margin (more learning per days of school attended) rather than the extensive margin (fewer absences from school). Parents recognize better teachers, but do not change their behaviors to take account of differences in teacher quality.
This lecture is sponsored by the Curry Dean’s Office, the Center of Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL) and EdPolicyWorks.

 

Heidi Anne MesmerGRAHAM LECTURE IN READING 2014
TOPIC:  Reader-Text Matching in the Common Core Era: Envisioning the Future, Learning from the Past
DATE:   Thursday April 24, 2014
TIME:  8:00am – 3:00pm
LOCATION:   UVa Rotunda
PRESENTER: Heidi Anne Mesmer, Associate Professor of Reading, Virginia Tech
DESCRIPTION:  The text complexity standard of the Common Core State Standards for the English Language Arts (CCSS/ELA) brings unprecedented attention to reader-text matching.  Dr. Mesmer will address the difference between text complexity and text difficulty and why this difference is important to teachers.  She will clarify what is behind the number and letter labels commonly used in classrooms to describe the difficulty of texts. The lecture will examine the latest innovations in text difficulty including tools that are being used to capture of the cohesion of entire passages and methods for analyzing the meaning vocabulary in passages. Dr. Mesmer will draw on her own scholarship to inform questions about exactly how students can be “stretched” in text, how text length impacts readers, what is known about beginning reading materials, and why schools must think beyond individual books to programs of text that support readers across years and developmental junctures.
REGISTER

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

Poster for the 1921 film, ReputationHEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  The Reputation Economy: Safeguarding your most valuable asset in the age of Google
TIME: 10:00am to 11:30am
DATE: Thursday, April 24, 2014
LOCATION: HSL Carter Classroom
DESCRIPTION:  In its early days the Internet was often referred to as “the Wild West” due to the lack of standards governing it. Though the Internet is somewhat more settled these days, one thing that still harkens back to the days of cattle ranchers and train robbers is reputation. In the age of Google, reputations can be ruined by those with genuine grievances and those with grudges alike. Would you know how to defend your reputation or that of your institution should it come under fire? Join Kimberley Barker for a closer look at the good, the bad, and the ugly of life in the reputation economy, and learn about practical steps that you can take to safeguard your good name.  This image is in the public domain and may be found at Wikimedia Commons.
PRESENTER:  Kimberley R. Barker
REGISTER

 

University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science & EngineeringCOMPUTING BOOTCAMP
TOPIC:  High Performance Computing Bootcamp
TIME: 8:30am – 5:00pm
DATES: June 9th – June 13th, 2014
LOCATION: On Grounds TBD
DESCRIPTION:   The High Performance Computing (HPC) Bootcamp is a FREE one-week short course for those who wish to learn the basics of high-throughput and parallel computing. Topics covered include MPI for distributed systems and OpenMP for multicore systems. Attendees should be competent at programming in C, C++, or Fortran. We will accommodate Python users as well, but our support for this language will be limited. 

Morning sessions provide lectures on relevant topics.  Afternoon sessions offer hands-on practice. Continental breakfast and snacks will be provided. There will be a one-hour break, but attendees will be responsible for their own lunches.  Registration is required.
PRESENTERS:  University of Virginia Alliance for Computational Science and Engineering (UVACSE)
REGISTER  If you have any questions, please email uvacse@virginia.edu

 

Tabula logoEASY WAY TO GET DATA FROM A PDF TABLE
Trying to obtain table data from a PDF to include in a new document by cutting and pasting usually does not work well.  This often means having to manually transfer the table data from the PDF to the new document.  Apparently, some folks have been working on this problem and one of the solutions is the free, open source software, Tabula.  The School of Data has a blog post about Tabula that includes links to information about using Tabula and  a link to download the tool.

 

us_census_logoNEW CENSUS DATA ANALYSIS TOOL
The U.S. Census Bureau has a new Web-based analysis tool, QWI Explorer, which provides access to the full Quarterly Workforce Indicators dataset.  The tool includes measures on employment, job creation and destruction, hires and wages from the Longitudinal Employer-Household Dynamics program.  It also allows users to compare, rank and aggregate indicators across time, geography and/or firm and worker characteristics.  More information about this new tool is available here. A video tutorial is also available (see right sidebar).

 

Logos for the Governance Lab at NYU (GOVLAB) and the Open Data 500 study STUDY WEBSITE LAUNCHED
According to its website, “The Governance Lab (The GovLab) aims to improve people’s lives by changing how we govern. We are seeking new ways to solve public problems using advances in technology and science.”  GovLab recently launched a website for its Open Data 500 project. Open Data 500 is a research study documenting the large number of U.S.-based companies that are already using open government data.  It aims to demonstrate that open data is not just a theoretical concept, but a real-world business resource that is already being put to use.  When you go to the Open Data 500 website, you can view information about businesses that are using open data.  You can filter results by state, category, or by the Federal Agency providing the data.  This is an ongoing study that will be updated on a continuing basis. The study is supported by funding from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.

 

 SPEAKING OF OPEN DATA…
Logo for DATA.GOVData.gov is the home of the US government’s open data.  You can find Federal, state and local data, tools, and resources to conduct research, build apps, design data visualizations, and more.  The site itself is open source.

Data.gov recently launched Data.gov/Impact, a section of the website which features examples of companies using open data in innovative ways, and insights about how they use open data in key sectors including education, transportation, energy, consumer finance, and consumer products.

 

 ”Logo for Open Data InstituteThe U.S. Open Data Institute is dedicated to supporting and promoting the people, organizations, businesses, and governments who are doing the on-the-ground work in opening up government and commercial data throughout the United States.”  It is a beta node of the Open Data Institute based in the UK.   As one of its first projects, the U.S. Open Data Institute has a new open authentication system, which will make it easier for data producers to get “signatures” on information without locking them into PDFs – making that data more available for innovators to use once it’s released. 

 

Logo for the National Center for Education Evaluation and Regional AssistanceSIG EVALUATION BRIEFS
Federal School Improvement Grants (SIG) support turnaround efforts in the nation’s lowest-performing schools, including many that serve a large number of English Language Learner Students (ELLs). This evaluation brief, A Focused Look at Schools Receiving School Improvement  Grants That Have Percentages of English Language Learner Students, examines 11 high-ELL SIG schools’ capacity and efforts to address the unique needs of ELLs.  Findings are based on fall 2011 site visits and teacher survey responses in 11 SIG schools that have high percentages of ELLs located in 9 districts and 4 states. These case study schools were part of a cohort that received SIG over a three-year period (school years 2010-11 to 2012-13).

Previous SIG evaluation briefs include, A Focused Look At Rural Schools Receiving School Improvement Grants and Operational Authority, Support, and Monitoring of  School Turnaround.

 

 This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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10 April 2014, Volume 7, Number 30

social-media-explainedA QUICK SOCIAL MEDIA RAMP UP 
You’ve heard the names, Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, LinkedIn, and many other types of social media,  but we thought this tasty chart provided a clever way to explain them and help guide you as to which to use for which occasion.

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Do you think you know TJ?, the Library's Founder's Day Thomas Jefferson quotation contest.WE HAD A WINNER!
Congratulations to Curry’s Wendy Rodgers.  She won a Cav Advantage card for correctly identifying Monday’s TJ quote in the Library’s “Think You Know TJ?” Founder’s Day quotation contest.  The contest ends Friday, April 11.  The final drawing on Monday, April 14 for the $15 Cav Advantage card will include everyone who submitted a ballot.  So, come to the CLIC and try your hand at choosing the real TJ quote.

 

 

 Helpful tipJournal shelf view from the Browzine appBROWZINE INSTALLATION TIP
It came to our attention last week that after installing the BrowZine app on their android tablet devices,  some  people were unable to see the University of Virginia as a library option.  Your CLIC librarians checked with BrowZine tech support and they advised android users to perform a cold start of BrowZine on their tablets if their institution did not show up as a library option. Here are the instructions to cold start BrowZine.

In addition, we wanted to confirm that BrowZine does work on an iPad Mini and to remind you that the Browzine app is not yet available for smart phones.

 

Green thumb up and red thumb downHOW DOES WEB OF SCIENCE DECIDE…
We have all searched the database, Web of Science (WOS) to locate journal articles and find  journal impact factors for the over 12,00 top tier international and regional journals it indexes. We know it is an authoritative and trustworthy database, but have you ever wondered why journal X is included in the WOS and journal Y is not? You can read the section criteria here. And if you are motivated, you may want to consider submitting a journal for evaluation or asking the editor of the journal you have in mind to do the honors!

 

Pam Moran, Albemarle County Schools SuperintendentCover of the book, The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our SchoolsSUPERINTENDENT RECOMMENDS BOOK
Albemarle County Schools Superintendent, Pam Moran, was in the CLIC recently for a discussion session hosted by Dr. Brighton.  During the discussion, Dr. Moran, a Curry PhD graduate, mentioned that one of her favorite books is The Multiplier Effect.  If you are interested in reading this book, it is part of the Library’s collection and is housed in Alderman Library.
Title:  The Multiplier Effect: Tapping the Genius Inside Our Schools
Editors:    Liz Wiseman, Lois Allen, and Elise Foster
Location:   Alderman Library LB 2905 .W543 2013
Table of Contents 
Overview: “Why are some leaders able to double their team’s effectiveness, while others seem to drain the energy right out of the room? Using insights gained from more than 100 interviews with school leaders, The Multiplier Effect pinpoints the five disciplines that define how Multipliers bring out the best across their schools.” – Publisher

 

ebooks-fingertipsEBOOKS@YOUR FINGERTIPS
The Health Sciences Library released its list of new ebooks obtained in April including Gray’s Anatomy for Students, 3rd edition , Fundamentals of Evidence Based Medicine, and Sports Injuries of the Foot: Evolving Diagnosis and Treatment. A more comprehensive list of e-books by subject can be found on the Health Sciences Library’s E-Books page. All UVa students and faculty are able to access these ebooks from on-Grounds or off-Grounds!

 

PRINT HANDBOOKS NOW ONLINE
The CLIC librarians continue to acquire online versions of the handbooks found in the print collection housed in the CLIC.  As we add these online links, we want to highlight them for you. 

Cover of the Sage Handbook of E-learning Research, 1st ed.Title:   Sage Handbook of e-Learning Research, 1st ed., 2007
Editors:   Richard Andrews & Caroline Haythornthwaite
Overview:  “The SAGE Handbook of e-Learning Research provides a state-of-the-art, in-depth account of research in the rapidly expanding field of e-learning. The first of its kind, it provides reviews of over 20 areas in e-learning research by experts in the field, and provides a critical account of the best work to date. The contributors cover the basics of the discipline, as well as new theoretical perspectives.”  – Publisher

 

Cover of the Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership, 1st editionTitle:   Sage Handbook of Educational Leadership: Advances in Theory, Research, and Practice,  1st ed., 2005
Editor:   Fenwick W. English
Overview:  “The SAGE Handbook of Educational Leadership … reviews how leadership was redefined by management and organizational theory in its quest to become scientific, then looks forward to promising theories, concepts, and practices that show potential for development and application. This Handbook represents the establishment of a new tradition in educational leadership. It thoroughly covers a broad range of issues pertaining to curriculum leadership, supervision, teacher evaluation, budgeting, planning, school design, and issues facing the principalship and the superintendency in the United States.” – Publisher Description at Amazon.com

 

 Cover of the book Augmentative and alternative CommunicationA NEW FACULTY PUBLICATION
Book Title:  Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Author:  Filip Lonke
Location:  Alderman Library RC 423 .L66 2014
Table of Contents 
Overview:  Augmentative and Alternative Communication: Models and Applications for Educators, Speech-Language Pathologists, Psychologists, Caregivers, and Users aims to be the primary text for graduate courses in augmentative and alternative communication (AAC). The book contains 13 chapters—the ideal length for a 13-week semester course—that provide an in-depth overview of the subject. Each chapter also includes a section with practical applications and potential class activities.” – Publisher

 

Laura JusticeREMINDER:  RESEARCH LECTURESHIP SERIES
TOPIC:  Friends or Foes? Impacts of Classmates on Preschoolers’ Development
DATE:   Friday April 11, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 12:30pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, Room 116)
PRESENTER: Dr. Laura Justice, Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University (and former Curry faculty!)

 

Veronica KatzWORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
TOPIC:  DCPS NAEP TUDA performance before and after Rhee-form
DATE:   Friday April 11, 2014
TIME:  2:00pm – 3:00pm
LOCATION:  350 Old Ivy Way, Suite 100
PRESENTER:  Veronica Katz
ABSTRACT:  Washington D.C.’s former Mayor Adrian Fenty appointed Michelle Rhee as chancellor of D.C. Public Schools (DCPS) in 2007. Rhee’s short tenure at DCPS was filled with controversy but left an indelible mark on DCPS, primarily through the introduction of IMPACT, a comprehensive teacher evaluation and compensation system. Since its introduction in 2009, the IMPACT evaluation system has led to the dismissal of over 400 teachers deemed ineffective while simultaneously offering significant financial rewards to more than 1000 “Highly Effective” teachers. Early evidence suggests IMPACT had pronounced effects on teacher retention and performance (Dee & Wyckoff, 2013), but little is known regarding the effect of IMPACT on student performance. To this end, I use district-level data from the National Assessment of Educational Progress Trial Urban District Assessment (NAEP TUDA) to compare test-based performance in DCPS before and after “Rhee-form” to that of 20 other large urban districts participating in the NAEP TUDA between 2003 and 2013.

 

Eric BettingerEDUCATION POLICY SEMINAR SERIES
TOPIC:  Changing Distributions: How Online College Classes Alter Student and Professor Performance.
DATE:   Monday April 14, 2014
TIME:  12:30pm – 2:00pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, Rm 116)
PRESENTER:  Dr. Eric Bettinger
ABSTRACT:  In most sectors of education, teachers are an integral part of the classroom, and they have large effects on students’ short-run and even long-run outcomes.  We investigate the extent to which this is true in online college education.  Online college course which are becoming increasingly popular may change the underlying interactions between students and their instructors.  Using data from DeVry University, we examine how online courses affect student achievement.  We also provide a decomposition of the variance of student outcomes into the parts attributable to students and professors respectively.  The results suggest that instructors explain very little of the variance of student outcomes in online college courses.  This is true when we examine students who take courses in both traditional and online settings, when we examine professors who teach in both settings, and when we control for selection into who takes online college courses.  The results seem to suggest that substantial standardization in order to capture economies of scale in online education lead to decreased variance in professor actions a reduced role of professors in explaining variation in student learning.

 

 Lauren MolloyAmanda KiblerYOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS
TOPIC:  Using Network Analysis to Understand Student Learning in Linguistically Diverse Educational Settings
DATE:   Thursday, April 17, 2014
TIME:  12:30 pm – 1:45 pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall (Holloway Hall, Room 116)
PRESENTERS:  Dr. Lauren E. Molloy,  Youth-Nex postdoctoral research associate at University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education and  Dr. Amanda Kibler,  Assistant Professor of English Education at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education
DESCRIPTION:
Molloy and Kibler will present on pilot data from their work using network analysis to examine the extent to which youth form cross-language social ties within linguistically diverse educational settings, and how cross-language social network integration may help to promote students’ language and academic development. While studies have documented positive results of interventions integrating adolescent English language learners with fluent-English speakers, more research is needed to understand the mechanisms through which this learning is believed to occur: specifically, engagement with cross-language peers.

 

blue renew online buttonDUE DATES FOR GRADS’ BOOKS
On Thursday, April 10, the library reset the due date for graduate students to May 8, 2015.   Yes, that is 2015!  Any books checked out or renewed on or after April 10th should reflect the new date.  Graduate students (masters and doctoral), please go online and renew the books you currently have checked out!

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

altmetrics wordleHEALTH SCIENCES LIBRARY WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Altmetrics: The Movement, the Tools, and their Implications
TIME:  12:00pm to 1:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LOCATION: Health Sciences Library Group Study Room 1335
DESCRIPTION:  Measuring scholarly impact has traditionally been tied to the calculation of a scholarly article’s number of citations and the Impact Factor of its journal. Today, however, scholarly contributions take many forms: computer code, data sets, blog postings, tweets, practice guidelines and beyond. As the products of research evolve, so will the way in which credit is measured. This class will provide an overview of “altmetrics”, the movement to assess influence of both traditional and non-traditional scholarly contributions. We will define altmetrics, discuss why it is important in today’s digital scholarly environment, and demonstrate tools available to measure influence.  This image is labeled with a Creative Commons license, CC BY-SA 2.0.
PRESENTERS:
Andrea Horne Denton, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library and Kimberley R. Barker, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library
REGISTER

 

data_sharingDATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Preserving and Sharing Data: Best Practices and Requirements for Selecting a Data Sharing Repository
DATE:   Tuesday April 15, 2014
TIME:  1:00pm – 2:30pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall, Room 306, the CLIC
DESCRIPTION:   You’ve finished your project, and need to find a location to store or share your data.  We’ll look at the best practices and requirements for selecting an appropriate data sharing repository.  You’ll learn about the repository registries, how to search them for available options for your data and what you will need to deposit it in them.  We’ll also show you how to create your own repository on the Dataverse Network if none of the existing repositories are appropriateThis image is labeled for reuse and is from Wikipedia. 
PRESENTER:  Bill Corey, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group
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Two USGS topographers circa 1925, working with an alidade and plane table. GIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Learning Old-School Mapping Techniques
TIME: 10:00am–11:00am
DATE: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: “How did folks make maps before GPS and satellite imagery? In this workshop we’ll focus on plane table mapping. Using just a flat surface, a sheet of paper, a straight edge, and a pencil we’ll learn techniques to create accurate maps for large geographic areas. With plane table mapping, if you can see it, you can map it.”

“All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.”
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts  
This image was obtained from the Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey Multimedia Gallery and is in the public domain.

 

Omeka logoSCHOLARS’ LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Introduction to Omeka
TIME: 3:00pm–4:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, April 16, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Omeka is a free, flexible, and open source web-publishing platform for the display of library, museum, archives, and scholarly collections and exhibitions. Its “five-minute setup” makes launching an online exhibition as easy as launching a blog.” Omeka/about
PRESENTER:  Rhonda Grizzle, UVa Library Scholars’ Lab

 

 data-science-instituteDATA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
TOPIC: 1st National Conference on Big Data Ethics, Law, and Policy
DATE:   April 11, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION:  Wilson Hall, room 402 in the morning, The Rotunda in the afternoon
DESCRIPTION:  The challenges and opportunities of big data derive from the massive amounts of data being collected, aggregated, and processed as well as the techniques used for the processing (data analytics).  How will big data change science and the nature of knowledge?  How will it affect healthcare, transportation, business, etc.?  Who, if anyone, owns data?  Is there a threat to privacy when personal data is buried in massive, processed data? What are the value-biases built into particular analytics?  Are there categories that should never be used in analyzing personal data?  Should some data be publicly available to all researchers?  Public discussion, legal analysis and decisions, and policy choices will powerfully shape the development and use of the tools, techniques, knowledge, and applications of new data sciences. This conference will be devoted to discussion of the big ethical, legal, and policy issues around big data.
PRESENTERS: Danah Boyd, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center.  Michael Zimmer, Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research.

 

National Center for Education Statistics logoONLINE DATASET TRAINING
The Distance Learning Dataset Training (DLDT) program at the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is releasing newly developed online training modules for several NCES complex survey datasets.

The DLDT computer-based training module resource is an online, interactive tool that allows users to learn about NCES data across the education spectrum and evaluate it for suitability for particular research purposes. There are two types of NCES DLDT modules that are available: Common modules and survey-specific modules. The common modules help you understand NCES data across the education spectrum and they help you understand how to access public- and restricted-use datasets.  The survey-specific modules  present more detailed information about the specific studies conducted by NCES like TIMSS or NAEP. 

 

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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3 April 2014, Volume 7, Number 29

browzine_shelf2READING  JOURNAL ARTICLES ON TABLETS AND IPADS: TERRIFIC APP
If you have an iPad or a tablet android, this newly updated app, BrowZine can transform  the way you access and read over 10,000 scholarly journals  to which the Library subscribes.

Once you download Browzine from the App Store or Google Play, use these  installation instructions to maximize the power of the app to allow you to browse all of the journal titles by title or subject, view the journal’s table of contents, and download the article full text. Sweet! Here is a 2 minute video to familiarize you with Browzine and show you how to use it with RefWorks, Mendeley, Zotero or other bibliographic management software to create citations in APA, AMA and more.

And remember, if you click on journal article in the Browzine app and it is not available online, enter a search in the first box in the Journal Finder to determine if it is available in print copy at UVa. If it is not available, you can acquire a digital copy of the article through the Library’s free interlibrary loan service.  Faculty can automatically submit a LEO request if it is not available through BrowZine.

IMPORTANT NOTE: While you are able to access over 10,000 journals full text using BrowZine, some journals for which the library has a subscription can’t be accessed full text using this app. Why? The publishers of those journals have not yet adapted DOIs for their articles or included sufficient metatagging.

Your Curry Librarians are available to help you set up BrowZine or field your BrowZine questions. Contact them at 434.924.7040434.924.7040 or drop by the CLIC in room 306, Bavaro Hall.

 A special thanks to Dan Wilson of UVa’s Health Sciences Library for surfacing this tool,providing us with tips, and following up on our questions.

 

music-libraryMUSIC LIBRARY music-notes
Beginning April 1st, 2014, the Music Library will undergo a renovation including asbestos abatement, recarpeting, and the installation of new furniture.  The library WILL REMAIN OPEN and be accessible via its lower level, but with limited services. More….

 

renee-edrenee-kite
FLY A KITE, GET YOUR DISSERTATION DATA!

Despite living in the 21st century, when many of us hear the words library and scholarly research, we think only of books.  Not a bad thought, but one that fails to encompass the wide scope of services and resources to be found at the University of Virginia Library.  Here is a video testimonial  by PhD student, Ed Triplett, that illustrates one way the Library has collaborated in a scholarly research project that went from the book and beyond by using kite technology to fly over a fortress in Spain to get pictures so he could create a 3-D model of the fortress.   Ed gives a big shout out to Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston who are GIS specialists in the Library.

 

Logo for the New York Public Library20,000 MAPS YOU CAN DOWNLOAD AND REPURPOSE
The New York Public Library recently released more than 20,000 cartographic maps/works that you can download or download and merge with a contemporary map.   First, view this short video showing how to access and use the map collection to merge older maps with contemporary maps with the Map Warper tool. Then, search the map collection of 20,000 cartographic maps/works and let the fun begin!*

 

 United States 4 cent postage stamp with the following quotation by Thomas Jefferson, "I have sworn... Hostility against every form of TYRANNY over the mind of man."JEFFERSON QUOTE CONTEST
As part of the celebration of Thomas Jefferson’s April 13th birthday, from Monday to Friday, April 7 to 11, the Library is sponsoring a Jefferson quote contest.  Each participating library will have a daily selection of three Jefferson quotes prominently displayed.  One is a real Jefferson quote and two are fakes. Each day, patrons can submit a ballot to vote on which quote they think is correct and enter to win a prize! Out of all the correct ballots of each day, one winner will be selected to receive a $5 or $10 CavAdvantage card. On April 14th, a grand prize of a $15 CavAdvantage card will be awarded to one winner from the pool of all correct entries. The CLIC will be one of the participating locations, so we hope to see many of you next week! 
*This image is in the public domain and was found on Wikimedia.

 

PRINT HANDBOOKS NOW ONLINE
The CLIC librarians continue to acquire online versions of the handbooks found in the print collection housed in the CLIC.  As we add these online links, we want to highlight them for you.

Cover of the Sage Handbook for Research in EducationTitle:  Sage Handbook for Research in Education, 2006
Editors:   Clifton F. Conrad & Ronald C. Serlin
Overview: “The SAGE Handbook for Research in Education stimulates and encourages students, faculty, and educational practitioners, including individuals in education, government, and the private sector who conduct applied and policy-oriented educational research, to place the pursuit of ideas at the epicentre of their research-from framing meaningful problems to identifying and addressing key challenges to the reporting and dissemination of their findings.” – Publisher

 
Cover of the Sage Handbook of Curriculum and InstructionTitle:  Sage Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction, 2008
Editors:  F. Michael Connelly & Ming Fang He & JoAnn Phillion
Overview: “The SAGE Handbook of Curriculum and Instruction is the first book in 15 years to comprehensively cover the field of curriculum and instruction. Editors F. Michael Connelly, Ming Fang He, and JoAnn Phillion, along with contributors from around the world, synthesize the diverse, real-world matters that define the field. This long-awaited Handbook aims to advance the study of curriculum and instruction by re-establishing continuity within the field while acknowledging its practical, contextual, and theoretical diversity.”  – Publisher

 

 

 air-freight-notDID YOU MISS THIS ANNOUNCEMENT?
On April Fool’s Day 2014 the University of Virginia Library announced a “new” service that was coming soon, Air Freight Delivery.  The announcement came via a YouTube video.  Check out this website for more information. While April Fool’s day has passed, we didn’t want you to miss a fun video. Thanks Renee!

 

 

poster for the UVa Library exhibit, Collecting American Histories:  The Tracy McGregor Library at 75MCGREGOR EXHIBIT TALKS
TOPIC: Collecting American Histories: The Tracy W. McGregor Library at 75
DATES: Tuesday, April 8, 2014 and Tuesday, May 13, 2014
TIME: 12:00pm – 1:00pm
LOCATION:   Small Special Collection Library, main exhibit gallery
PRESENTER:  David Whitesell
DESCRIPTION:  The University of Virginia Library’s Tracy W. McGregor Library of American History turns 75 this year.  Housed in the Alderman Library’s McGregor Room, aka the “Hogwarts” room, the McGregor Library is one of the world’s great collections of rare books, maps, manuscripts, and prints concerning the discovery and exploration of the New World, and the history of North America to 1900.  The McGregor Library also contains landmarks of English literature, and some surprises!  Curator David Whitesell will offer a two guided tours of the exhibit, “Collecting American Histories: The Tracy W. McGregor Library at 75.”  This exhibition traces the library’s origins and development at UVA and shows highlights from its wide-ranging holdings. 


 justice_lauraRESEARCH LECTURESHIP SERIES
TOPIC:  Friends or Foes? Impacts of Classmates on Preschoolers’ Development
DATE:   Friday April 11, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 12:30pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall, Holloway Hall (116)
PRESENTER: Laura Justice
DESCRIPTION:
Laura Justice, PhD. is a clinical speech-language pathologist and applied researcher in early childhood language and literacy development, communication disorders, and educational interventions. She is Professor in the College of Education and Human Ecology at The Ohio State University, where she also directs the Preschool Language and Literacy Lab, a research unit within the School of Teaching and Learning.

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

Logo for Sage ResearchmethodsDATABASE TRIAL
During April, the UVa Library has a free trial to the full text database, Sage Research Methods Online,  with access to a wealth of information including books, journal articles, videos   on quantitative and qualitative research methods of use to the social sciences, behavioral sciences, educational sciences, health sciences, and more.  

To learn more about how to use Sage Research Methods Online, check out these video demos and tips. We took it for a spin and found full text books such as the SAGE Handbook of Spatial Analysis, 100 Statistical Tests,  the SAGE Handbook of Grounded Theory, and Sage Handbook for Research in Education,” as well as articles from top journals and illustrative videos.

Please let us know if you consider this a valuable resource by completing this brief online evaluation.

 

Logo for Quantum GISGIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Working With Rasters Using Open Source Tools
TIME: 10:00am–11:00am
DATE: Wednesday, April 9, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (map)
DESCRIPTION:  “Would you like to show the live weather radar on your map? How about other live and/or free data? This workshop will show you how to add open web service (OWS) layers to Quantum GIS and use them in a map.”  Gist and Johnston

“All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.”
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts  

 

Logo for PISA USANEW PISA 2012 RESULTS AVAILABLE
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released new data tables documenting the performance of U.S. 15-year-old students on the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) 2012 problem solving assessment.   The tables show how U.S. 15-year-old students performed in comparison to their peers in 43 other education systems. The PISA problem solving assessment, administered on computer, assessed students’ skills in solving problems set in real-life contexts for which a routine solution has not been learned.

 

Keep Calm and Get Organized signDATA MANAGEMENT FOR GRAD  STUDENTS
TOPIC:  Data Management for Grad Students, Part II:  Best Practices for Managing Research – How to keep your stuff organized and “shareable”
DATE:   Wednesday, April 9, 2014
TIME:  3:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION:  Alderman Library, room 421
DESCRIPTION:  This workshop will cover best practices for collecting and organizing humanities research related to the goal of data preservation and sharing. We will focus on best practices and tips for collecting data, including file naming, and documentation/metadata. This workshop assumes no prior knowledge.
INSTRUCTORS: Purdom Lindblad,  UVa Library Scholars’ Lab, Sherry Lake, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group, and Bill Corey, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

ICPSR building in Ann Arbor MichiganFREE ICPSR SUMMER DATA WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  The Measures of Effective Teaching Longitudinal Database: A Review of the MET Project and Available Data
DATE:  June 9-11, 2014
LOCATION: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR), Ann Arbor, MI
DESCRIPTION:  This three-day workshop will offer a broad summary of the Measures of Effective Teaching (MET) Project and resulting Longitudinal Database (MET LDB), including the design and original goals of the MET Project, video collection and scoring procedures, in addition to available data and how they were collected.

Participants must have an understanding of secondary data, data analysis skills commensurate with analysis of complex data, and knowledge of SPSS, SAS, or Stata. Additionally, participants are expected to review the available documentation and bring to the workshop tentative research questions that can be addressed by the data. 

While the workshop tuition is free, participants are responsible for their own transportation and lodging.   Application deadline is May 1, 2014 and space is limited.

For more information or to apply, please visit:
•    Summer Program Course detail page
•    Summer Program Registration & Fees page 

 

wos_logo2014 ONLINE WEBINARS
The database, Web of Science, is offering training through webinars and pre-recorded webinars.  The live sessions include a presentation, followed by a question and answer period.  Registration is required.

  • Citation Report & the H Index
    If you want to calculate your H Index (a measure of your scholarly impact and productivity) so you can include it in your promotion and tenure document, your grant application, annual report, or other document, consider viewing this live or pre-recorded webinar that will  demonstrate how to determine your H Index using the Web Of Science database.

Webinar: Tuesday, April 15, 2014, 10:00am or
Pre-recorded webinar

    • Cited Reference Searching
      If you want to find out who cited your article(s) or one(s) in which you are interested, consider viewing this online or pre-recorded webinar that focuses on how to use the Web of Science to accomplish this.

Webinar, Thursday, April 17, 2014, 2:00pm
Pre-recorded webinar

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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27 March 2014, Volume 7, Number 28

germanchinesculture INTERSECTION OF CULTURE & MINDSET  Yang Liu is an artist who was born in China but lived in Germany from the time she was 14. She designed a collection of infographics to represent her observations about Chinese culture and German culture. 

I spotted Liu’s collection of infographics  and while viewing them, I kept reflecting on the intersection of culture and mindset, as I had just attended the Mindset workshop at the Curry Research Conference given by  Joanna Williams, Corrie Kelly, and Wendy Rodgers which was so engaging!

 

Joseph Hill, Assistant Professor, University of North Carolina at GreensboroWALTER  N. RIDLEY LECTURE
TOPIC:  Silent No More: Black Deaf People as an Unseen Cultural and Linguistic Minority
DATE:   Friday March 28, 2014
TIME:  2:00pm – 3:30pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall – Holloway Hall, room 116
PRESENTER:  Dr. Joseph Hill, Assistant Professor at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro
DESCRIPTION: The effects of segregation can be seen in the study of education and language of deaf African-American people who attended special schools for the deaf during the segregation era. The presenter will discuss the ideologies about disability and deafness, the history of education for deaf African-American children, the distinct language patterns and items in the African-American variety of sign language, and the change in the sign language variety after the desegregation.
RSVP: http://curry.virginia.edu/forms/ridley

 

APA Journals Pro app iconFOUND A TEST REVIEW? NEED TO CITE IT?
The University of Virginia Library subscribes to two test databases, PsycTests and Mental Measurements Yearbook that provide reviews containing descriptive and administrative information about tests, measures, scales, and other assessment instruments.  

While at Curry, you may be writing a paper and need to reference one of these reviews. The APA BLOG has a post that explains how to do that in APA style.  Included in the post is a video tutorial.  The CLIC librarians provide the following example. 

Julian, A., Sotile, W. M., Henry, S. E., & Sotile, M. (1991). Family Apperception Test [Database record]. Retrieved from Mental Measurements Yearbook.

 

 

 

Part of a dictionary page showing the word wisdom.A QUOTATION FOR TEACHERS
“The first step in the acquisition of wisdom is silence, the second listening, the third memory, the fourth practice, the fifth teaching others.”  Solomon Ibn Gabriol

 

  Cover of the International Handbook of Continuing Professional Development of TeachersTHIS HANDBOOK  WAS JUST PUBLISHED ONLINE
Title:  International Handbook on the Continuing Professional Development of Teachers, 2006
Editors:   Christopher Day and Judyth Sachs
Overview:   “This Handbook brings together theoretical and empirical research on purposes, policies and practices of teachers’ continuing professional development (CPD) over the last twenty years.” – Publisher

 

 

Cover of the book, International Handbook of Distance EducationTHIS HANDBOOK  WAS JUST PUBLISHED ONLINE
Title:  International Handbook of Distance Education, 2008
Editors:   Terry Evans, Margaret Haughey, & David Murphy
Overview:  The publisher writes, “The International Handbook of Distance Education” explores the array of distance education theories and practices as they have been shaped by the late-20th Century and then positions these in terms of the contemporary circumstances of the 21st Century. The Handbook is intended to be a comprehensive reference work for practitioners, researchers and administrators engaged in forms of distance education in private and public education, from schooling through undergraduate and postgraduate coursework to doctoral research programs.” – Publisher 

 

 1857 map showing the following states:  Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, Tennessee, Kentucky, Indiana, and OhioHISTORIC MAPS ONLINE
The National Library of Scotland recently began providing free online access to detailed maps that offer a fascinating glimpse into how every area of England and Wales developed from Victorian times to the 1950s.  The maps can be viewed over time for each place of interest.

In addition to this collection, you can also view historical maps from around the world at the website, Old Maps Online. This site allows the user to search for online digital historical maps across numerous different collections via a geographical search. The search results provide a direct link to the map image on the website of the host institution. This map is from the David Rumsey Collection and is available under a Creative Commons licenseCreative Commons Some Rights Reserved logo

 

 

Scholar's LabSLAB SPEAKER SERIES
TITLE: Everything on Paper Will Be Used Against Me: Quantifying Kissinger

DATE:  April 3, 2014
TIME: 10:00am–12:00pm
LOCATION:  Alderman Library, Room 421
PRESENTER:  Micki Kaufman
DESCRIPTION: Micki Kaufman is a doctoral student in US history at the Graduate Center of the City University of New York (GC-­CUNY). A GC-­CUNY Digital Fellow and recipient of GC-­CUNY’s Provost’s Digital Innovation Grant in 2012–2014.  She will be discussing her current research which uses the declassified correspondence of Former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.  Her research involves the use of computational text analysis and visualization techniques in the study of the Digital National Security Archive’s (DSNA) Kissinger Memcon and Telcon collections.

 

 Logo for Libraries Without BordersLIBRARIES WITHOUT BORDERS
You are probably familiar with the work done by Doctors Without Borders.  We recently discovered this newer organization, modeled after its much older predecessor.  “Founded in 2007 in France at the initiative of Patrick Weil, historian, visiting professor at Yale Law School, and Senior Research Fellow at the National Center for Scientific Research (France), Libraries Without Borders is today one of the leading Nongovernment Organization working in knowledge and culture-based development in the world and supporting libraries in developing countries.”

One of its latest projects is an Ideas Box. More accurately, it’s a library in multiple light weight and waterproof boxes, consisting of 15 tablet computers and four laptops with satellite Internet connections; 50 e-readers and 5,000 e-books; 250 printed books; a movie projector, screen and 100 films; chairs, tables and board games.  The boxes were designed to be sent to refugee camps.  According to Weil, “People who have lost everything need books, films, games and Internet access to feed their minds, connect with loved ones, pursue education, and rebuild their lives.”

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

 data-science-instituteDATA MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE
TOPIC: 1st National Conference on Big Data Ethics, Law, and Policy
DATE:   April 11, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 4:00pm
LOCATION:  Wilson Hall, room 402 in the morning, The Rotunda in the afternoon
DESCRIPTION:  The challenges and opportunities of big data derive from the massive amounts of data being collected, aggregated, and processed as well as the techniques used for the processing (data analytics).  How will big data change science and the nature of knowledge?  How will it affect healthcare, transportation, business, etc.?  Who, if anyone, owns data?  Is there a threat to privacy when personal data is buried in massive, processed data? What are the value-biases built into particular analytics?  Are there categories that should never be used in analyzing personal data?  Should some data be publicly available to all researchers?  Public discussion, legal analysis and decisions, and policy choices will powerfully shape the development and use of the tools, techniques, knowledge, and applications of new data sciences. This conference will be devoted to discussion of the big ethical, legal, and policy issues around big data.
PRESENTERS: Danah Boyd, Principal Researcher at Microsoft Research, a Research Assistant Professor in Media, Culture, and Communication at New York University, and a Fellow at Harvard’s Berkman Center.  Michael Zimmer, Assistant Professor at the School of Information Studies, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and Director of the Center for Information Policy Research.

 

dmptoolDATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Planning for Data Management
DATE:     Thursday, April 3, 2014
TIME:  3:00pm – 4:30pm
LOCATION:  Carter Classroom, Claude Moore Health Sciences Library  
DESCRIPTION:  What’s your plan for managing the data from your current and proposed research projects? Join us for a data management planning workshop designed to help researchers start thinking about questions such as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use?  What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data?  We will: discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review helpful data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan.  We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.
PRESENTERS:
Andrea Denton, UVa Health Sciences Library, Research and Data Services  and Ricky Patterson, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group     
REGISTER

Magnifying glass enlarging a chartDATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Finding and Acquiring Data: Discovering Data from Library and Non-Library Sources
DATE:   Tuesday April 1, 2014
TIME:  1:00pm – 2:30pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall – The CLIC, Room 306
DESCRIPTION:  You’re looking for data for your project: where do you find it and how do you acquire it?  You’ll learn how to identify potential sources of data, locate the data you need, and how to gain access to it.  We’ll explore the library’s collections and subscriptions, in addition to data residing in repositories that can be identified by data citations and article references.
PRESENTERS:
Bill Corey, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group and Summer Durrant, Data & Geographical Information Librarian.
REGISTER

 

keep-calm-organizedDATA MANAGEMENT FOR GRAD  STUDENTS
TOPIC:  Data Management for Grad Students, Part I:
The ‘what and why’ of managing your research
DATE:   Wednesday, April 2, 2014
TIME:  3:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION:  Alderman Library, room 421
DESCRIPTION:  Does your research result in stacks of books, folders of newspaper clippings, boxes of photographs, digital files, and more? How do you keep connections between physical and digital materials? This workshop introduces the ‘what and why’ of managing your research. We will explore your individual practices as we assess a variety of research management practices. The workshop assumes no prior knowledge and is particularly focused on management of humanities and social sciences research materials.
INSTRUCTORS: Purdom Lindblad,  UVa Library Scholars’ Lab, Sherry Lake, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group, and Bill Corey, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

 Logo for Quantum GISGIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC:   Quantum GIS – Adding Remote Data Services
TIME: 10:00am–11:00am
DATE: Wednesday, April 2, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (map)
DESCRIPTION:   Would you like to show the live weather radar on your map? How about other live and/or free data? This workshop will show you how to add open web service (OWS) layers to Quantum GIS and use them in a map. All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED

 

Logo for the Institute of Education SciencesPOST DOC TRAINING OPPORTUNITY
Applications are available for the eighth Summer Research Training Institute on Cluster-Randomized Trials. This Training Institute is held to increase the capacity of researchers to develop and conduct rigorous evaluations of the impact of education interventions and is sponsored by Northwestern University and Michigan State University through a grant from the Institute of Education Sciences. All applications must be received no later than Monday, April 21, 2014 at 8:00pm ET. Applications will be reviewed and applicants will be notified of placement by Wednesday, May 7, via e-mail. More information.
When: July 7-17, 2014
Where: Northwestern University; Evanston, IL

 

 

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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20 March 2014, Volume 7, Number 27

what-if-320SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATION CYCLE
The world needs a new framework for scholarly communication through which research and other scholarly writings are created, evaluated for quality, disseminated to the scholarly community, and preserved for future. Soaring journal subscription prices, the time delay between acceptance and publication of an article, and barriers to full text access have precipitated a clarion call for a new framework.

Brian Nosek and his coauthor, Yoav Bar-Anan have put forth such a proposal in their open access journal article, Scientific Utopia: I. Opening Scientific Communication.  We hope you will read this article and become familiar with the issues so that you can help develop or support a new framework.

Their article abstract states, “We call for 6 changes”  (1) full embrace of digital communication; (2) open access to all published research; (3) disentangling publication from evaluation; (4) breaking the “one article, one journal” model with a grading system for evaluation and diversified dissemination outlets; (5) publishing peer review; and (6) allowing open, continuous peer review. We address conceptual and practical barriers to change and provide examples showing how the suggested practices are being used already. The critical barriers to change are not technical or financial; they are social. Although scientists guard the status quo, they also have the power to change it.”

 

alexander-street-press320I CANNOT LIVE WITHOUT VIDEOS
American History in Video  provides a rich collection of online video for the study of American history. The collection allows students and researchers to analyze historical events, and their presentation over time, through commercial and governmental newsreels, archival footage, public affairs footage, and important documentaries. The publisher, Alexander Street Press announced currently the service provide 5,986 titles, equaling approximately 1597 hours of viewing.

 

I-wish-i-knew-citing320ACE APA STYLE STARTING NOW!
The CLIC librarians have created this APA Style Guide, which is a one-stop-shopping resource for all your APA needs! 

 

map_europe_borders_1000yrsANIMATED MAP: 1,000 Years of Changing Borders 
In the wake of Russia’s latest annexation of the Crimea, this animated map  showing 1,000 years of changing European borders may be of interest.  As the American History Guys on the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities radio program,  Backstory,  are fond of reminding their listeners, if you think change  only happens today, you would be mistaken.  In the case of the Crimea, this map illustrates that point well.

 

Infographic showing information about the number of Wikipedians in Residence in museums.HARVARD’S WIKIPEDIAN IN RESIDENCE
On Tuesday, John Overholt, Houghton Library’s Curator of Early Modern Books & Manuscripts, posted a job listing. He’s hiring a Wikipedian in Residence — someone who can serve as a kind of liaison between Wikipedia and the academic, cultural, and intellectual institutions whose source material its entries rely on.

Houghton is operating, in other words, from the same impulse as its fellow archives: to share its treasures with as wide an audience as possible. Which also often means taking the knowledge that is stored on shelves that are scattered across the world and making it, as Overholt puts it, “openly accessible and usable.” Click this link to view a larger version of the graphic. 

 

 Susan MettlerEDPOLICYWORKS EVENT
TOPIC:  Degrees of Inequality: How the Politics of Higher Education Sabotaged the American Dream
DATE:   Friday, March 21, 2014
TIME:  12:30pm – 2pm
LOCATION:  Garrett Hall (Batten School) (map)
PRESENTER: Suzanne Mettler, Clinton Rossiter Professor of American Institutions in the Government Department at Cornell University
DESCRIPTION:  In her book, Degrees of Inequality, acclaimed political scientist Suzanne Mettler explains why the US higher education system has gone so horribly wrong and why the American Dream is increasingly out of reach for so many. In her eye-opening account, she illuminates how political partisanship has overshadowed America’s commitment to equal access to higher education. more
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED. A light lunch is provided.

 

sveauvaSVEA’S MODEL TEACHER WORKSHOP
DESCRIPTION:  The UVa Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA) is hosting a MODEL teacher workshop.  In this workshop you will learn strategies to:
• Manage your time and classroom activities
• Organize your work and your students’ class work
• Differentiate your lessons
• Improve your communication skills
• Learn to reflect and accept
DATE: Saturday March 22, 2014
TIME: 10:00am – 2pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall-The CLIC, Room 306
REGISTRATION

 

Ben CastlemanEDUCATION POLICY SEMINAR SERIES
TOPIC:  Prompts, Personalization, and Pay-offs: Using Behavioral Nudges to Help Students Navigate Complex Postsecondary Decisions
DATE:   Monday, March 24, 2014
TIME:  12:30pm – 2:00pm
LOCATION:  Holloway Hall (Rm 116), Bavaro Hall
PRESENTER: Ben Castleman, Assistant Professor of Education and Public Policy at the Curry School of Education, University of Virginia
TALK ABSTRACT:
Dr. Castleman will be discussing two working papers.
First, “Prompts, Personalization, And Pay-Offs: Strategies To Improve The Design and Delivery Of College and Financial Aid Information” and second, “Summer Nudging: Can Text Messages and Peer Mentors Increase College Going Among Low-Income High School Graduates?”

 

Sketch of a potential web design using Cascading Style Sheets  (CSS) framework.SCHOLAR’S LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Web Site Design and Development
TIME: 3:00pm–4:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION:  This workshop will help demystify the process of creating a web site by introducing some basic concepts and methods for web site design and development. By the end of the workshop, students will understand rudimentary HTML for web page markup and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) for web site presentation and design. Students should walk away from the class with a simple but tasteful “About Me” page they can publish to the web, and use as a foundation for building a larger web site. Comfort with a computer and web browser will make the workshop easier; prior experience with web design or development could be useful, but is not required.  
INSTRUCTOR: Jeremy Boggs
NO REGISTRATION REQUIRED
The image is from the website, duvien.com, and is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution

 

rimm_kaufman_saraEileen Merritt YOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS
TOPIC: Findings from a Youth-Adult Environmental Service Learning Program
DATE: Thursday March 27, 2014
TIME: 12:30pm – 1:45pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall in Holloway Hall, Room 116
PRESENTERS: Sara E. Rimm-Kaufman, Professor at the Curry School of Education at the University of Virginia
Eileen Merritt, Assistant Professor at the Curry School of Education
DESCRIPTION: Sara Rimm-Kaufman and Eileen Merritt will present findings from a Youth-Nex funded mixed-methods study of a service-learning program. The research team spent eight weeks with a group of middle-school students at a local charter school studying a local environmental problem and working on a solution. Analyses from student and teacher interviews and surveys provide fresh perspectives on supports and barriers to student engagement in community service and in science learning.

 

Andrew MondscheinYOUTH-NEX SPONSORED TALK
TOPIC: Learning the City: Early Experiences with Travel and the Development of the Cognitive Map
DATE: Friday March 28, 2014
TIME: 11:00pm – 12:30pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall – Holloway Hall, room 116
PRESENTER: Andrew Mondschein, Assistant Professor of Urban and Environmental Planning at the University of Virginia School of Architecture.
DESCRIPTION: Information about opportunities in the city – jobs, services, recreation, etc. – is acquired through everyday travel, yet we understand relatively little about cognitive maps are shaped by factors such as transit and auto use, walkability, and neighborhood character. Spatial learning is likely to be particularly important as children and adolescents build persistent relationships to different environments and types of travel. Early urban engagement and exploration could facilitate improved access to a range of opportunities over the long term, particularly for populations impeded by limited auto access and sparse nearby opportunities.
Bagels and coffee will be served. Parking is available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage. This lecture is FREE and open to the public.

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

building-databasesDATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Introduction to Designing and Building Databases
DATE:   Thursday, March 27, 2014
TIME:  10:00am-11:30am
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall – The CLIC, room 306
DESCRIPTION:  When data gets too unwieldy for storage in basic text files or spreadsheets, databases may be a good solution. This workshop will cover database fundamentals and guide you through the three steps of database design. Additionally, during this session we will give you hands-on opportunity to create a database using Microsoft Access. No prior experience with databases or database software is required. 
PRESENTERS: Sherry Lake, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group  and Nancy Kechner, UVa Library StatLab
REGISTER
The image has a Creative Commons license and is from Wikipedia Commons.

 

QGIS logoGIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Making Your First Map with QGIS
TIME: 10:00am–11:00am
DATE: Wednesday, March 26, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (map)
DESCRIPTION: “Here’s your chance to get started with geographic information systems software in a friendly, jargon-free environment. This one-hour workshop introduces the skills you need to make your own maps. Along the way you’ll get a taste of Earth’s most popular open source GIS software (QGIS) and a gentle introduction to cartography. You’ll leave with your own cartographic masterpieces and tips for learning more in your pursuit of mappiness at UVa.”– Gist and Johnston

“All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.”
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts  

 

NCES State Reforms logoNEW DATA ADDED
New state-level data on Common Core State Standards and College- and Career-Ready Standards are now available on the State Education Reforms website. The State Education Reforms website, which draws primarily on data collected by organizations other than NCES, compiles and disseminates data on state-level education reform efforts.  The “Accountability” and “Assessment and Standards” sections of the site each had one table updated. In the “Staff Qualifications and Development” section, one table was added. These tables may be easily located by the “Updated!” and “New!” tags next to the table titles.

 

Cover of the IES guide, Five Steps for Structuring Data‑Informed Conversations and Action in EducationGUIDE ON USING DATA IN EDUCATION
This IES sponsored facilitation guide,  Five steps for structuring data‑informed conversations and action in education, shows education data teams how to move beyond simply reporting data to applying data to direct strategic action. It provides  users with a framework and the tools and vocabulary needed to support an informed conversation around the data they generate or acquire. It walks users through five key steps in using data for decision making and strategic action: setting the stage, examining the data, understanding the findings, developing an action plan, and monitoring progress and measuring success.

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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13 March 2014, Volume 7, Number 26

Quote by Neil Gaiman, "Google can bring you back 100,000 answers, a librarian can bring you back the right one."CONTACT YOUR CURRY LIBRARIANS!
Email clic_librarians@virginia.edu
Call 434-924-7040434-924-7040
Set up a Skype appointment via phone or email.
Come in person.

Many thanks to Professor McKenna for sharing this sentiment with us.

 

 

 

banbossynoboysCAN BANNING ONE WORD, CHANGE A CULTURE?
There is a new movement to encourage girls to become leaders by banning the word, “bossy.”   This movement to change a part of our culture is not without controversy.  Learn more and see if you would take the Ban Bossy pledge. The Ban Bossy website also offers tips including Leadership Tips for Girls that are written for Teachers.  

 

Cover of the IES report, Improving Reading Outcomes for Students with or at Risk for Reading DisabilitiesCONSIDER READING AND CITING THIS REPORT!
The report, Improving Reading Outcomes for Students with or at Risk for Reading Disabilities, describes what has been learned regarding the improvement of reading outcomes for children with or at risk for reading disabilities through research funded by the Institute of Education Science’s (IES) National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research and published in peer-reviewed outlets through December 2011. The synthesis describes contributions to the knowledge base produced by IES-funded research across four focal areas: 1) Assessment, 2) Basic Cognitive and Linguistic Processes, 3) Intervention, and 4) Professional Development.  It also looks across the research projects to determine what has been learned and to suggest to the field avenues for further research to support reading education in this country.

How do you cite this report ?  Page iii of the report includes a recommended format for writing the citation, however, that citation is not in APA style.  We created an APA citation for the report according to instructions on page 205 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.

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correcting_paperGRAMMAR GETTING YOU DOWN?
Making sure your writing is grammatically correct is tough, but help is out there.  The website, Your Dictionary, has a page that discusses free online grammar checkers and the page includes links to websites that offer free assistance with your grammar.  Most of the websites in the list provide information about grammar rules as well. 

GRAMMARLY is a commercial, automated proofreader.   It reviews  your text, correcting grammar, spelling, word choice and style mistakes.  Unlike the free grammar checkers, it can also be used to help you avoid plagiarism in your writing.  Because GRAMMARLY is a commercial product, there are fees associated with using it, however, they do offer a free trial.

 

reseachdataelsevierSERIES ON RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT AT INSTITUTIONS
Elsevier Publishers have begun a three part series on research data management at institutions.  Part 1, entitled Visions, provides a brief overview of the flow of data in research and an overview of some of the issues facing researchers in the era of “Big Data.”  Part 2, Bottlenecks, highlights the barriers to “optimal flow of information for research data within and between institutions” and briefly discusses possible ways to overcome the “bottlenecks.”  Part 3, Ways Forward will be published soon.
Source: Image created by Victor Henning and Anita de Waard, © 2013 Elsevier.

 

 Dictionary of American Regional English logo NEW DATABASE
Logophiles and linguists have we got a database for you!  The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a dictionary and a database.  It differs from other dictionaries in that it does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on the regional aspects of our language. This online version of a venerable print resource contains nearly the same text as the print, but you can now engage with the text in many new ways and access information behind the scenes. The entries contain all the original print maps, along with  an  interactive map you can Browse by Region with and create your own maps using the DARE survey data. The digital version also enables you to hear clips from over 4,000 audio recordings, while the searching function enables you to find words in definitions, etymologies, and usage labels, in addition to regional labels. Be sure to start your search using the Search box in the top right corner of the website. The second search box to the left is for refining your search.

 

Cover of the Handbook of Research on Science EducationONLINE HANDBOOK CORRECTION
Last week we had the wrong URL for this online book. We apologize! Click on the title below for correct URL.
Title:  Handbook of Research on Science Education, 2007
Editors:   Sandra K. Abell and Norman G. Lederman
Overview:  “This state-of-the art research Handbook provides a comprehensive, coherent, current synthesis of the empirical and theoretical research concerning teaching and learning in science and lays down a foundation upon which future research can be built.” – Publisher

 

Cover of the Sage Handbook of Qualitative Data AnalysisNEW HANDBOOK
Title:  The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis
Editor:   Uwe Flick 
Location:   CLIC Handbook area: H 62 .S34 2014
Table of Contents 
Overview: “…This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data.

The handbook includes chapters on traditional analytic strategies such as grounded theory, content analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative analysis, as well as coverage of newer trends like mixed methods, reanalysis and meta-analysis. Practical aspects such as sampling, transcription, working collaboratively, writing and implementation are given close attention, as are theory and theorization, reflexivity, and ethics.” – Publisher

 
 

 Florida State University Digital Library logo
DIGITAL LIBRARY LAUNCHED
Florida State University Libraries recently announced the launch of the new Florida State University Digital Library. The FSU Digital Library provides online access to Florida State University’s unique historical collections of photos, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, and rare books.  For fun, check out the Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense collection or the Literature for Children collection.

 

Catherine SangerWORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
The CASTL faculty and students are hosting a Works in Progress (WIP)  meeting and hope you will attend to offer your feedback and become more familiar with the who, what, and why of WIP meetings!
TOPIC: 
  Children’s Narratives regarding the Teacher-Child Relationship
PRESENTER: 
 Catherine Sanger
LOCATION:
  
350 Old Ivy Way, Ste. 100 (FREE parking) (map)
TIME: 
Friday March 21, 2014 2pm – 3pm
ABSTRACT:
In this presentation, Ms. Sanger will discuss children’s report of their teacher-child relationship collected during the Banking Time study, an intervention designed to improve the behavioral and emotional outcomes of preschool children who display disruptive behaviors. Children’s report of the teacher-child relationship was collected at the end of the year through drawings and narratives. Ms. Sanger will present various examples of children’s narratives and discuss the questions she hopes to answer. In addition, she will gather feedback on various options for coding and analyzing this data.

 

bavaroHalldec2009BAVARO HALL CLOSED 3/14
Please note that Bavaro Hall is closed for Spring Break on Friday, March 14, 2014.

The picture on the left is of Bavaro Hall when it was under construction in December 2009, so don’t worry, the building will be open and ready for classes on Monday, March 17! shamrock  You can view other construction photos of the building here.

 

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights

Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

NVivo logoFREE NVIVO FOR MAC BETA
If you are a Mac user conducting qualitative research, this should be of great interest.  Free NVivo for Mac Beta software is now available for you to download. You can now collect, organize and analyze data from interviews, focus groups, observations and literature on your Mac.  You can work with content from documents, PDFs, audio and video, enabling you to evaluate, interpret and uncover social phenomena.  The free software, NVivo for Mac Beta, is available only until June 2014.  QSR International, the qualitative research software developer of NVivo, provides a comparison chart of the differences between NVivo for Windows and NVivo for Mac Beta. Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Software Support Specialist for the UVa Library’s Data Services, is investigating if UVa will be able to offer Nvivo for Mac with our current bulk licenses.

 

 ICPSR building in Ann Arbor MichiganICPSR SUMMER PROGRAM
Consider adding attendance at one of these ICPSR summer programs to your resume!  The Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research offers lectures and workshops in a wide variety of topics in research design, quantitative reasoning, statistical methods, and data processing. Many of these courses are presented in two four-week sessions held on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The first session runs from June 23-July 18, 2014. The second session runs from July 21-August 15, 2014.

Registration is now open for all 2014 courses. UVa faculty, staff, and students are eligible for the discounted rate as UVa is a member of ICPSR. For further information, including a full list of courses, course descriptions, faculty, registration information, fees, and financial support, please visit the ICPSR Summer Program website or contact the email the ICPSR staff.

 

cluster-analysisSTATLAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Cluster Analysis
DATE:  Wednesday March 19, 2014
TIME:  2:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION:   Brown Science and Engineering Library, Room 133
DESCRIPTION:   Cluster analysis encompasses a set of tools for grouping (clustering, partitioning) objects such that objects within a group are more similar to one another than to objects in different groups. Unlike classification techniques, which require the categories to be defined a priori along with a set of correctly classified cases, clustering methods are exploratory in nature. Clustering analysis is intended to find structure in the data based on measures of similarity. It is up to the researcher to interpret the resulting clusters. A type of “unsupervised learning”, cluster analysis is used in psychology, bioinformatics, text mining, and social science applications, to name a few.

This workshop will introduce some key clustering methods and demonstrate applications in R.
PRESENTER:   Michele Claibourn, UVa Library Statlab 
REGISTER

 

I "heart" metadataDATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC:
Data Documentation and Metadata
DATE:  
Tuesday, March 18, 2014
TIME: 
2:00pm to 3:30pm
LOCATION:  
Bavaro Hall, room 306 (The CLIC)
DESCRIPTION: 
A critical part of making data usable and shareable is to ensure they can be understood and interpreted by others. This requires clear and detailed data description, annotation and contextual information. In addition, you will need to retain details about your data collection and methodology at least until the end of your project. Data documentation and metadata is a vital part of managing your research data that needs to be done throughout the project, not just at the end. Come learn and explore tools like Colectica, Nesstar, Morpho, and iPhoto that will help you document your data while you collect and analyze it.
 PRESENTERS: Sherry Lake, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group  and Ivey Glendon,  UVa Library Metadata Management Services   
REGISTER

 

Girl with a backpack, rangefinder, GPS device, and electronic recorder.GIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Collecting Your Own Spatial Data
TIME: 10:00am–11:00am
DATE: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (map)
DESCRIPTION: Research projects often rely on fieldwork to build new datasets. In this workshop we’ll focus on tools for spatial data collection. First we’ll take a quick look behind the curtain to see how GPS really works and how to use that knowledge to our advantage. Then we’ll evaluate free or low-cost options to gather locations and associated attributes using handheld GPS devices, smartphones, and apps. This workshop will introduce you to a range of devices and methods for mobile spatial data collection.

All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts 

 

Logo for git, version control softwareSCHOLAR’S LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Version Control with git
DATE:   Wednesday, March 19, 2014
TIME:  3:00 pm–4:00 pm
LOCATION:  Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION:  If you have trouble keeping track of changes you’ve made projects, then git can help you. It’s a “version control” program that remembers all the changes you’ve make to a project, and it also helps you collaborate with others on that project. Git is great for managing websites, computer program source code, and even papers. In this workshop, we’ll learn about how git views the world so that we can use it more effectively, and we’ll get hands-on practice using git to track changes in a small project.
INSTRUCTOR: Eric Rochester

 

Cover of the Statistics in Brief Report, New College Graduates at Work:  Employment Among 1992–93, 1999–2000, and 2007–08 Bachelor’s Degree Recipients 1 Year After Graduation NEW STATISTICS IN BRIEF REPORT
This Statistics in Brief report, New College Graduates at Work, investigates the employment outcomes of 1992–93, 1999–2000, and 2007–08 college graduates 1 year after earning a bachelor’s degree. The brief first examines the employment and enrollment status of the graduates. Then it provides detailed information on key aspects of employment, including intensity (whether employed full-time, part-time, or in multiple jobs), occupation, and salary of those who were employed and not enrolled 1 year after graduation. The findings indicate that these employment outcomes vary for male and female graduates, and by age group, race/ethnicity, and undergraduate major field of study.  The analysis uses nationally representative data on college graduates collected in three administrations of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study.

 The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

 

 
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6 March 2014, Volume 7, Number 25

keep-calm-dissertation-blue   ’HERE YE’ DOCTORAL CANDIDATES
If you are doctoral candidate graduating this May, you will be turning in documentation to Sheila Sprouse, Curry’s Registrar. Once you have completed all the necessary milestones for your doctorate, Sheila will notify you that should upload your dissertation into the UVa Repository, Libra. The deadline for uploading your dissertation to Libra is May 1. 2014.

Here is Curry’s dissertation submission policy for electronic submission of doctoral dissertations and capstone projects to Libra. In addition, this is a link to Libra FAQs. If you have additional questions, please direct them to Ellen Ramsey, UVa Library’s Institutional Repository Services Librarian or your CLIC Librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.  

 

 Multicolored question marksWHERE WILL YOU PUBLISH?
If you are not sure to which publisher(s) you should  submit your journal manuscript, consider these three new tools 1) the publisher, Elsevier  recently developed a beta tool called the Elsevier Journal Finder to help you find the Elsevier journal that could be best suited for publishing your scientific journal article, 2) the BioSemantics Group developed  JANE: Journal/Author Name Estimator which targets medical journals from a variety of publishers (JANE FAQ), and 3) JournalGuide has produced a beta tool called JournalGuide that focuses on biomedical journals. In all cases, you submit your manuscript title and abstract and the service uses technology and field-of-research specific vocabularies to match your article to journals.

Not all publishers have developed this type of tool, so using the traditional way of finding a publisher is still a go-to plan. IThis  involves reading recent articles from the journal to get a feel for the type of articles it includes, perusing the editors web site to get information, and reading the “Aims and Scope” information provided by a publisher for the journal.  For example, the publisher, Taylor and Francis (T&F), provides a list of Education journals and their “Aims and Scope” information.  T&F also provides “Aims and Scopes” sections for all of the subjects their journals cover.

The information you get from the sources above should be factored in with other decision points involving the journal such as 1) fit & reach (who is the audience and how will they be able to access the article (is it behind a fee wall or open access), 2) quality (of journal), and 3) speed (of publication).

 

 crowdfund-researchNEED FUNDING FOR YOUR RESEARCH?
If you need funding for your research, you may want to consider using Experiment, a web-based platform to secure funding through crowdfunding (the practice of funding a project by raising money from a large number of people). 
1. Examples of funding requests
2. Getting started

 The CLIC Librarians thank Daniel Willingham for surfacing this resource in his blog, Daniel Willingham: Science and Education Blog.

 

curry-crc-remixCRC RESCHEDULED
The Curry Research Conference (CRC) has been rescheduled for Monday, March 24 through Friday, March 28.  This will be a valuable opportunity to support student research at Curry while connecting with colleagues. See the Curry Research Conference website.

Organizers are actively looking for volunteers to support logistics for rescheduled events and to serve as moderators for the paper sessions.  In addition, volunteers are needed to serve on the CRC 2015 Planning Committee. If you are interested in serving in any of these capacities, there is a place to do so on the CRC registration form. Please contact Amy Reynolds with any further questions.

 

 Logo for the Curry School of Education's Center for Advanced Study ofTeaching & Learning WORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
The CASTL faculty and students are hosting a Works in Progress (WIP)  meeting and hope you will attend to offer your feedback and become more familiar with the who, what, and why of WIP meetings!
TOPIC:   Exploring Teachers’ Responsiveness in the MyTeachingPartner Intervention
PRESENTER:  Amy Roberts
LOCATION:
   350 Old Ivy Way, Ste. 100 (FREE parking) (map)
TIME:  Friday March 7, 2014 2pm – 3pm
ABSTRACT: Participant responsiveness has been consistently implicated as an important component for promoting intended intervention outcomes. The MyTeachingPartner (MTP) coaching intervention was previously shown to improve prekindergarten teachers’ classroom interactions; further, responsiveness to MTP was shown to mediate the relationship between teachers’ perceived intervention quality and their changes in teaching practice. To further understand how participation varied in MTP, we explored how teachers’ personal and environmental characteristics related to intervention responsiveness habits. I will present the results of our study and talk through how to best present these results at upcoming conferences.

 

APA Journals Pro app iconHOW SHOULD YOU FORMAT A PAPER IN APA STYLE?
We found 2 trustworthy websites that provide examples of how to format a paper in APA style.  So if you are wondering whether to label your sources references or bibliography, whether a header (running head) is italicized, bolded, upper or lower case, this info should help!

Example 1 Example from Research and Documentation, 5th ed

Example 2 The APA’s website

apa-manuscript

An APA Style Info link is located on all of our Library research guides.  By clicking on it, you will find additional APA resources and tips.

 

Bust of Mrs. Curry draped with a scarf from the lost and found.LOST AND (OFTEN) FOUND ITEMS
“We found it!” exclaimed Mrs. Curry.  The turquoise paisley scarf is now waiting for its owner to claim it in the CLIC. 

The CLIC, room 306 Bavaro Hall and the reception desk at the Shelia C. Johnson Center for Human Services, located on the ground floor of Bavaro Hall are the two designated Lost and Found centers for Bavaro Hall. We hope we can connect you with your lost items!

 

 

Cover of the Handbook of Reserach on Science EducationONLINE HANDBOOK
Title:  Handbook of Research on Science Education, 2007
Editors:   Sandra K. Abell and Norman G. Lederman
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: Q 181 .H149 2007 (print copy)
Overview:  “This state-of-the art research Handbook provides a comprehensive, coherent, current synthesis of the empirical and theoretical research concerning teaching and learning in science and lays down a foundation upon which future research can be built.” – Publisher

 

Cover of the Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Questions in Changing ContextsONLINE HANDBOOK
Title:  Handbook of Research on Teacher Education: Enduring Questions in Changing Contexts
Editors:   Marilyn Cochran-Smith, Sharon Feiman-Nemser, D. John McIntyre, and Kelly E. Demers
Overview: ” The Handbook of Research on Teacher Education was initiated to ferment change in education based on solid evidence. The publication of the First Edition was a signal event in 1990. While the preparation of educators was then – and continues to be – the topic of substantial discussion, there did not exist a codification of the best that was known at the time about teacher education. Reflecting the needs of educators today, the Third Edition takes a new approach to achieving the same purpose. Beyond simply conceptualizing the broad landscape of teacher education and providing comprehensive reviews of the latest research for major domains of practice.” – Publisher

 

The University of Virginia Rotunda seen through the branches of a blooming saucer magnolia.SPRING BREAK!
Even though it hasn’t been spring-like recently, your CLIC Librarians hope when you return from spring break you will find that spring has finally arrived on Grounds.

Photo by John M. Unsworth.  Creative Commons license, CC BY-SA 2.0.

 

 

 

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HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

Public Library of Science (PLOS) logoPLOS HAS NEW DATA POLICY
Effective March 1, 2014, all PLOS journals have a new data policy that requires authors “to make all data underlying the findings described in their manuscript fully available without restriction, with rare exception.”  Authors must provide a Data Availability Statement describing compliance with PLOS’s policy.  Should the article be accepted, the data availability statement will be published with the article.  For additional information about this change, check out the PLOS Data Policy FAQs and the PLOS Blog.

 

Cross Validated logoASK QUESTIONS, GET ANSWERS
“Cross Validated is a crowdsourcing question and answer site for people interested in statistics, data analysis, data mining,  data visualization, and machine learning.  It’s 100% free and registration is not  required. It is built and run by you as part of the Stack Exchange network of Q&A sites. This site is “all about getting answers. It’s not a discussion forum. There’s no chit-chat.” The Cross Validated Help Center provides further guidance to help in posting good questions and answers. Description

Stack Exchange, the same company that distributes Cross Validated, has a network of over 100 Q&A services including: Mathmatica, Open Data (data sets), Drupal  and more.

 

repairing-schools SCHOOL FACILITIES
This new, First Look report,   Condition of America’s Public School Facilities from IES provides national estimates on the condition of public school facilities. 

If you are curious as to whether a student’s learning is impacted by a school’s physical condition, consider searching our education databases from Ebsco, the PsycINFO database, or the Sociological Abstracts database to find research on this topic.

 

Cover of the report, Projections of Education Statistics to 2022NCES RELEASES STATISTICS REPORT
The NCES recently released the report, Projections of Education Statistics to 2022.  This report provides national-level data on enrollment, teachers, high school graduates, and expenditures at the elementary and secondary level and enrollment and degrees at the postsecondary level for the past 15 years and projections to the year 2022. This is the 41st edition of the publication.

 

 

 Cover of the NCES report, "Services and Support Programs for Military Service Members and Veterans at Postsecondary Institutions, 2012-13."NEW PEQIS REPORT RELEASED
Services and Support Programs for Military Service Members and Veterans at Postsecondary Institutions, 2012-13,” a First Look report from the Postsecondary Education Quick Information System (PEQIS) provides national data on services and support programs offered to all military service members and veterans enrolled for credit at postsecondary institutions, as well as dependents receiving military or veteran’s financial education benefits. The study presented in this NCES report collected information for the 12-month 2012–13 academic year.

 

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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27 February 2014, Volume 7, Number 24

Youtn-Nex logoYOUTH-NEX TALK
TOPIC: Outcomes in Early Adulthood for Serious Adolescent Offenders
DATE:   Friday, February 28, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 12:30pm
LOCATION:  Alumni Hall
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Edward Mulvey will discuss findings from the Pathways to Desistance study, a longitudinal project following 1,354 serious adolescent offenders for seven years after their appearance in court.  The influence of a variety of factors will be discussed such as findings about the role of institutional placement and service provision, employment, and perceptions of the legal system. Policy implications of the study findings to date will also be discussed.
PRESENTER:  Dr. Edward Mulvey
This talk is part of the Curry Research Lectureship Series. Members of the general public are welcome. Bagels and coffee will be served.

 

DeCoster_Jamie220x220 join_usCASTL‘S WORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
The CASTL faculty and students are hosting a Works in Progress (WIP)  meeting and hope you will attend to offer your feedback and become more familiar with the who, what, and why of WIP meetings!
TOPIC:   Opportunistic Biases: A Review of Their Origins, Prevalence, Effects, and Solutions
PRESENTER:  Dr. Jamie DeCoster, Senior Scientist at CASTL
LOCATION:
   Bavaro Hall, Room 306 (The CLIC)
TIME:  Friday, February 28, 2014, 2:00-3:00pm
ABSTRACT:  Researchers commonly explore their data in multiple ways before deciding which analyses they will include in the final versions of their papers. While this improves the chances of researchers finding publishable results, it introduces an “opportunistic bias,” such that the reported relations are stronger or otherwise more supportive of the researcher’s theories than they would be without the exploratory process. The magnitudes of opportunistic biases can often be stronger than those of the effects being investigated, leading to invalid conclusions and a lack of clarity in research results. Authors typically do not report their exploratory procedures, so opportunistic biases are very difficult to detect just by reading the final version of a research report. In this article, we explain how a number of accepted research practices can lead to opportunistic biases, discuss the prevalence of these practices in psychology, consider the different effects that opportunistic biases have on psychological science, and review the strategies that methodologists have proposed to prevent or correct for the effects of these biases. The recent prominence of articles discussing questionable research practices both in scientific journals and in the public media underscores the importance of understanding how opportunistic biases are created and how we might undo their effects.

 

Logo for the Curry School of Education's Center for Advanced Study ofTeaching & Learning RESEARCH LECTURESHIP SERIES: BRIAN NOSEK
TOPIC:  Scientific Utopia: An Agenda for Improving Openness and Reproducibility
LOCATION:   Holloway Hall (Rm 116), Bavaro Hall
TIME:  Friday March 7, 2014, 11:00am – 12:30pm
PRESENTER:  Brian A. Nosek, Associate Professor, UVa Department of Psychology 
ABSTRACT:  We can improve scientific communication to increase efficiency in the accumulation of knowledge. This requires at least two changes to the present culture. One change is conceptual – embracing that progress is made more rapidly via identifying error in current beliefs than by finding support for current beliefs. Such a shift could reduce confirmation bias, unproductive theory testing, and the blinding desire to be right. The other change is practical – science will benefit by improving search and filter technologies for research to be competitive with the available technologies for finding hilarious videos of cats falling off of furniture. This presentation will focus on mechanisms to improve openness, integrity, and reproducibility in science. I will introduce the Center for Open Science (http://centerforopenscience.org/) and discuss present and possible futures of scientific communication.   This talk is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning (CASTL)

 

Brian Nosek, Department of Psychology, University of VirginiaBE A CROWDSOURCING RESEARCH PARTICIPANT
Have you ever considered being a research subject or helping with a crowdsourcing project?  If so, this may be your chance!  In addition to co-founding  and directing the Center for Open Science   that is located in Charlottesville, Brian Nosek co-founded Project Implicit an Internet-based multi-university collaboration of research and education about implicit cognition – thoughts and feelings that exist outside of awareness or control.  Nosek investigates the gap between values and practices – such as when behavior is influenced by factors other than one’s intentions and goals. Research applications of this interest are implicit bias, diversity and inclusion, automaticity, social judgment and decision-making, attitudes, beliefs, ideology, morality, identity, memory, and barriers to innovation. Through lectures, training, and consulting, Nosek applies this scientific research to improve the alignment between personal and organizational values and practices.  So where do you fit in to this research agenda?  By going to the Project Implicit site, you can participate in this crowdsourcing research by taking one or more of the Implicit Bias quizzes.

 

Angela Duckworth, University of PennsylvaniaBATTEN SCHOOL RESEARCH SERIES
TOPIC:   Self-Control in School-Aged Children
PRESENTER:  Angela Duckworth, Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Pennsylvania
LOCATION:
   Garrett Hall, Commons (Rm. 206) (map)
TIME:  Friday March 7, 2014, 10am – 11:30am
DESCRIPTION:  Angela Duckworth studies competencies other than general intelligence that predict academic and professional achievement. Her research centers on self-control (the ability to regulate emotions, thoughts, and feelings in the service of valued goals) and grit (perseverance and sustained interest in long-term goals). She is particularly interested in the subjective experience of exerting self-control and grit – and conscious strategies which facilitate adaptive behavior in the face of temptation, frustration, and distraction.
Website: http://batten.virginia.edu/content/faculty-research/faculty-research-series

 

Cover of the Handbook of Design in Educational TechnologyONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Design in Educational Technology  2013
Editors: Rosemary Luckin; Sadhana Puntambekar; Peter Goodyear; Barbara L Grabowski; Joshua Underwood; Niall Winters
Overview:  “The Handbook of Design in Educational Technology provides up-to-date, comprehensive summaries and syntheses of recent research pertinent to the design of information and communication technologies to support learning. Readers can turn to this handbook for expert advice about each stage in the process of designing systems for use in educational settings; from theoretical foundations to the challenges of implementation, the process of evaluating the impact of the design and the manner in which it might be further developed and disseminated.” – Publisher

 

Cover of the Handbook of Engaged ScholarshipONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Handbook of Engaged Scholarship: Contemporary Landscapes, Future Directions  2010
    Volume 1 - Institutional Change (Online)
    Volume 2 – Community-Campus Partnerships   (Online)

Editors: Hiram E. Fitzgerald, Cathy Burack, & Sarena D. Seifer
Overview:  “In this two-volume collection, contributors capture the rich diversity of institutions and partnerships that characterize the contemporary landscape and the future of engaged scholarship. Volume One addresses such issues as the application of engaged scholarship across types of colleges and universities and the current state of the movement. Volume Two contains essays on such topics as current typologies, measuring effectiveness and accreditation, community-campus partnership development, national organizational models, and the future landscape.” — Publisher

 

coffe mug sithe message I "heart" to consult.YOUR LIBRARIANS ARE ONLY A PHONE CALL AWAY!
We know the deadline for research papers is just around the corner. If you need some assistance using databases to find those peer reviewed journal articles, you can get help right away Monday – Friday from 8am-5pm. Call the CLIC librarians at 434-924-7040434-924-7040 or drop by our office space in room 306, Bavaro Hall.  If you prefer to arrange a Skype session consult, just email us!

 

P2PU, an online university, School of Open, logo.FREE PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CLASSES
P2PU, an open, online university, is offering a professional development course for K-12 educators from its School of Open.  While the course is free, you do need to create a P2PU account and register for the course.  The class begins Monday, March 3.  There are other courses that can be taken at any time.

Copyright 4 Educators (US)
This is a course for educators who want to learn about US copyright law in the education context. The course is taught around practical case studies faced by teachers when using copyright material in their day-to-day teaching.  To sign up, apply using the Google form — also linked at the top of the course page.

HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

R software logoSTATLAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Text Mining with R
DATE:  Wednesday, March 5, 2014
TIME:  2:00pm to 3:30pm
LOCATION: Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133
DESCRIPTION:  Text mining (sometimes referred to as text analytics)  involves the analysis of textual data. Some well-known examples include document classification, plagiarism detection, and spam filters. In this workshop we’ll get you started with text mining using the free open-source R statistical package. We’ll show you how to import, preprocess and transform texts for the purposes of exploratory analyses, classification and prediction.

This workshop is intended for R users at the beginner-to-intermediate level who know how to import data into R and do basic data manipulations.
PRESENTER:   Clay Ford, UVa Library Statlab    
REGISTER

 

Data Management Training SessionsDATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC:
Managing Collaborations with Collaboration Management Systems: UVa Box, UVa Collab, Google Docs & Google Drive
DATE:  
Thursday, March 6, 2014
TIME: 
10:00am to 11:30am
LOCATION:  
Bavaro Hall, room 306 (The CLIC)
DESCRIPTION: 
Much research is done collaboratively — between colleagues, graduate students, and fellow researchers at UVa and across institutions.  We’ll look at tools to facilitate and manage research collaborations.  Do you need a ‘static’ tool that provides safe and secure file sharing, a ‘dynamic’ tool that will allow interactive editing of documents, or tool that will allow virtual face-to-face discussions and presentations?  You probably want a system that includes all of these components.  We’ll look at what is available from the University, and some of the openly available options.
 PRESENTERS: Bill Corey, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group  and Nancy Kechner,  UVa Library StatLab   
REGISTER

 

U. S. Census historic map of 1790 populationGIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Historic Census Data
TIME: 10:00am–11:00am
DATE: Wednesday, March 5, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (map)
DESCRIPTION: Would you like to map the poverty in Philadelphia around the turn of the 20th Century? How about a racial breakdown by state in the 1860s? This workshop will focus on how to download historic census boundary and tabular data to make historic demographic maps.

All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts 
Map courtesy of the U. S. Census Bureau’s History maps.

 

Pages of text with arrows demonstrating screen scrapingSCHOLAR’S LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Introduction to Screen Scraping
DATE:  Wednesday, March 5
TIME:  1:00-2:00pm
LOCATION:  Alderman Library, Room 421
Have you ever found data on the web that you need to use, but when you look for the “download” button, it’s not there? If so, we can help you. In this workshop, we’ll start with a quick introduction to Python. We’ll also talk about several libraries that are commonly used to download pages and pull information out of them. And by the end of the session, we’ll have downloaded a web page and extracted data from it into a format that we can easily load into Excel, a database, or a statistical package.
INSTRUCTOR:  Eric Rochester  
Image courtesy of  James Ehly’s blog site, devtrench.com

 

 
IDE - International Data Explorer logo NCES UPDATES IDE PISA DATA
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) has added data from the 2012 administration of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) to the International Data Explorer (IDE).  The IDE is an online, interactive tool that allows users to explore international assessment data and create customized tables and charts.  The PISA Data Explorer is now available in English and Spanish.

The PISA IDE now includes data from all 5 administrations of PISA: 2000, 2003, 2006, 2009, and 2012. PISA measures the performance of 15-year-old students in mathematics, science, and reading literacy every 3 years.

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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20 February 2014, Volume 7, Number 23

Reseach-Software-Support-W RESEARCH SOFTWARE SUPPORT
U.Va. licenses various statistical, mathematical and scientific software packages for members of the University community.  Many of these tools may be accessed via the UVa Hive or downloaded from the UVa Software Gateway.

Drs. Kathy Gerber and Nancy Kechner will help you with obtaining, installing, and using site-licensed research software titles. You may contact these members of the Research Software Support team by emailing res-consult@virginia.edu.

Open Office Hours for Research Software Support:
Alderman Library, room 523, Tuesday through Friday, 10am-noon
Bavaro Hall, room 306 (the CLIC), Wednesdays from 1pm-5pm.

 

Cover of the International Handbook of Reserach on Children's Literacy, Learning, and CultureNEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: International Handbook of Research on Children’s Literacy, Learning, and Culture
Editors: Kathy Hall, Teresa Cremin, Barbara Comber, and Luis C. Moll
Table of Contents 

Overview: “Presents an authoritative distillation of current global knowledge related to the field of primary years literacy studies. Features chapters that conceptualize, interpret, and synthesize relevant research.  Critically reviews past and current research in order to influence future directions in the field of literacy. Offers literacy scholars an international perspective that recognizes and anticipates increasing diversity in literacy practices and cultures.” — Publisher

 

Cover of the Handbook of Cognition and Brain Development NEW ONLINE BOOK FROM APA
Title: Cognition and Brain Development: Converging Evidence from Various Methodologies
Editors: Bhoomika Rastogi Kar
Publisher: The American Psychological Association

Overview: “This book published by the American Psychological Association conveys the insights gained from recent empirical research in the field of cognitive development and presents a cumulative account of different aspects of the developing brain and cognition. The highlight of the volume is the bringing together of various topics in cognitive development, methodology, developmental stages, and most important, research findings on various populations from both East and West.” Publisher

 

Virginia Department of Education logo SOL PUBLIC COMMENT NOW OPEN
An important part of the SOL review process is the solicitation of comments from classroom teachers, administrators, curriculum supervisors, specialized educators, and others who have worked with or have an interest in the Standards of Learning under review.

Comments will be received through March 10, 2014.  All submitted comments will be reviewed by the specific Standards of Learning review team for consideration of revisions to the current SOL document.  The areas under review this year are:

 

  Logo for the Curry School of Education's Center for Advanced Study ofTeaching & LearningWORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
The CASTL faculty and students are hosting a Works in Progress (WIP)  meeting and hope you will attend to offer your feedback and become more familiar with the who, what, and why of WIP meetings.
TOPIC:   A Closer Look at Coaching: What Do Coaches and Teachers Do in the MyTeachingPartner Model?
PRESENTER: Manuela Jiménez Herrera
LOCATION:
   350 Old Ivy Way, Suite. 100 (FREE PARKING) (map)
TIME:  Friday February 21, 2014, 2:00-3:00pm
ABSTRACT:  Ms. Jiménez Herrera will be presenting a preview of her dissertation proposal defense. Her dissertation follows the three-manuscript format and its overall goal is to examine coaches’ and teachers’ behavior in the implementation of MyTeachingPartner, a coaching intervention, and to assess whether these behaviors are related to positive outcomes at the end of the intervention.

 

youth-nexYOUTH-NEX TALK
TOPIC: Outcomes in Early Adulthood for Serious Adolescent Offenders
DATE:   Friday, February 28, 2014
TIME:  11:00am – 12:30pm
LOCATION:  Alumni Hall
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Edward Mulvey will discuss findings from the Pathways to Desistance study, a longitudinal project following 1,354 serious adolescent offenders for seven years after their appearance in court.  The influence of a variety of factors will be discussed such as findings about the role of institutional placement and service provision, employment, and perceptions of the legal system. Policy implications of the study findings to date will also be discussed.

The lecture is FREE and open to the public. No registration is required. Bagels and coffee will be served. Parking is available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage.
PRESENTER:  Dr. Edward Mulvey

Youth-Nex is sponsoring this talk, as part of the Curry Research Lectureship Series.

 

U. Va. Teaching Resource Center logoTEACHING RESOURCE CENTER WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Syllabus Design Workshop
DATE:   Thursday, February 27, 2014
TIME:  3:00pm – 5:00pm
LOCATION:  Ern Commons
DESCRIPTION: Constructing a syllabus entails more than just matching dates to readings or assignments. It involves carefully considering a number of questions, including: What purpose(s) does the syllabus serve? Who is it written for? What does it convey about the instructor’s values or about what or how students will learn? How will students use it?
PRESENTERS: Dr. Michael Palmer, TRC Associate Director (Chemistry)  Matthew Trevett-Smith, TRC Assistant Director (Anthropology)
REGISTER    Sponsored by the Tomorrow’s Professor Today Program

 

Library of Congress logoBY THE NUMBERS
In 2013, the Library of Congress staff responded to more than 636,000 congressional reference requests (from members of congress and their staff) and delivered to Congress approximately 23,000 volumes from the Library’s collections.  In addition to its service to the Congress, the Library of Congress   

  • Registered 496,599 claims to copyright
  • Provided reference services to 513,946 individuals
  • Responded to more than 1 million reference requests – an average of 4,600 every business day
  • Welcomed more than 1.6 million onsite visitors
  • Recorded 84 million visits and more than 519 million page-views online

Who said everybody is using the Internet to find their information?

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

StatLab2 PART WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Spatial Analysis I & II
DATE:  Thursday, February 20, 2014 (Spatial Analysis I)
Thursday, February 27, 2014 (Spatial Analysis II)
TIME:  9:00am to 11:00am
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
Description: In recent years, social scientists have become increasingly aware of the way in which social phenomena such as voting, poverty, and the spread of disease are shaped by place and space. Towards this end, this workshop will introduce basic concepts in spatial data analysis, focusing in particular on the use of data associated with areal units such as states, counties, and census tracts, to name a few. In addition to discussing the methodological challenges and opportunities posed by the use of spatial data, we will work through the fundamentals of exploratory spatial data analysis and spatial regression through a step-by-step replication of existing work. The first half of the workshop will include a general methodological overview, along with a discussion of methods for detecting global and local spatial auto-correlation. Building on this material, the second half of the workshop will focus more specifically on the use of use linear regression to capture spatial heterogeneity and dependence.

Participants should be familiar with linear regression and basic statistics. The course will be taught using R, though participants without previous experience should still be able to follow along.
Presenter:   Dr. Adam Slez, Professor of Sociology    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

StatLabWORKSHOP RESCHEDULED
This workshop is being rescheduled due to last week’s snow event.  There are still some slots available so please register to attend.
TOPIC:  Regression Discontinuity
WHEN: Friday, February 27, 2014 2:00pm–3:30pm
LOCATION: Brown Science and Engineering Library, Room 133
DESCRIPTION:  Regression discontinuity as a research design is becoming increasingly common in economics, education and other social scientific research. It allows individuals to use discontinuities in the data–including political borders, administrative rules and standardized test score thresholds–to estimate causal effects of interest from observational data. This workshop will introduce the potential outcomes framework of causation, the baseline regression discontinuity design and more advanced applications like fuzzy RDD.

Participants should be familiar with linear regression and basic statistics. The course will be taught using Stata, but course materials will include scripts to implement RDD in SPSS and R.
PRESENTER: Brenton Peterson  REGISTER

 

Logo for Social ExplorerGIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Easy Demographics
TIME: 10:00am–11:00am
DATE: Wednesday, February 26, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Need to make a quick demographic map or religious adherence? This workshop will show you how easily navigate Social Explorer. This powerful online application makes it easy to create maps with contemporary and historic census data and religious information.

All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston    

 

Neatline logoSCHOLAR’S LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Neatline Timelines
TIME: 3:00pm–4:00pm
DATE: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION:   You say you’ve got the basics of the tools available in Neatline, but want to know more about how to use timelines to illustrate your data? This is the class for you. Please join us for this 1-hour, hands-on workshop. Prior experience with Neatline or previous attendance at the Introduction to Neatline workshop is helpful, but not required.
INSTRUCTOR:  Ronda Grizzle

 

Data Management Training SessionsDATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC:
Planning for Data Management
DATE:  
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
TIME: 
2:00pm to 3:30pm
LOCATION:  
Bavaro Hall,  room 306 (The CLIC)
DESCRIPTION: 
What’s your plan for managing the data from your current and proposed research projects? Join us for a data management planning workshop designed to help researchers start thinking about questions such as: What standards for file naming and metadata will you use?  What repository will you deposit your data into? Do you need permission to share your data?  We will: discuss critical components of data management planning, provide hands-on practice with methods to name and organize files, review helpful data management resources, and give you a framework to develop your own data management plan.  We welcome all researchers; faculty, postdocs, graduate students, and others.

PRESENTERS:  Andrea Denton  and Ricky Patterson
REGISTER

 

 data-sets-SAS DATA SETS: IDENTIFIED BY APA
The American Psychological Association identified the following behavioral and social science data sets on the APA website. Do any of them have data for your needs?

 

International Association of Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) logo
2013 CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
The International Association of Social Science Information Services & Technology (IASSIST) is an international organization of professionals working in and with information technology and data services to support research and teaching in the social sciences.  The focus of the 2013 IASSIST Conference was Data Innovation: Increasing Accessibility, Visibility, and Sustainability.  Slides from the Conference presentations are available on the website.

 

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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13 February 2014 Volume 7, Number 22

roturnda-dog LIBRARY HOURS: INCLEMENT WEATHER

If the University announces a weather-related closing this week,
Alderman, Brown & Clemons Libraries will be open 10 a.m. to  10pm.

As schedules may change, please call the U.Va. Hotline at 434-924-7669 or 243-7669 before starting out.

 

Professor Panjandrum as illustrated by Randolph Caldecott in 1885DO YOU SEE YOURSELF IN CHILDREN’S BOOKS?
For those of you who are university academics or planning on becoming one, did you ever wonder how academics are portrayed in children’s picture books?  Are professors still being viewed as Randolph Caldecott envisioned them in his 1885 illustrations of Professor Panjandrum?  Read Melissa Terras’ blog musings on this topic.  It may just give you pause. 

 

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FIND DIGITAL RESEARCH TOOLS
Not sure what your options might be for conducting research in a digital environment. “Bamboo DiRT is a registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software.”  Some of the research tools in this registry are open source/public domain and are free to use, while others are commercial and have fee-based use. The tools are more focused on digital humanities, but non-humanists will find many options as well. Bamboo DiRT (Project Bamboo) / CC BY 3.0

 

C. Kirabo Jackson, Associate Professor at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern UniversityEDUCATION POLICY SEMINAR SERIES
TITLE:
Non-Cognitive Ability, Test Scores, and Teacher Quality: Evidence from 9th Grade Teachers in North Carolina
DATE:  Monday, February 17, 2014
TIME:  12:30-2:00 PM  
LOCATION: Garrett Hall Commons, Rm. 206
ABASTRACT:  This paper presents a model where teacher effects on long-run outcomes reflect effects on both cognitive skills (measured by test-scores) and non-cognitive skills (measured by non-test-score outcomes). In administrative data, teachers have causal effects on test-scores and student absences, suspensions, grades, and on-time grade progression. Teacher effects on a weighted average of these non-test score outcomes (a proxy for non-cognitive skills) predict teacher effects on dropout, high-school completion, and college-entrance-exam taking above and beyond their effects on test scores. Accordingly, test-score effects alone fail to identify excellent teachers and may understate the importance of teachers for longer-run outcomes.
PRESENTER: Dr. C. Kirabo Jackson, Associate Professor at the School of Education and Social Policy at Northwestern University, is a Faculty Fellow at the Institute for Policy Research, and is a Faculty Research Fellow at the National Bureau of Economic Research.

The Education Policy Seminar Series are FREE and open to the public. No registration is required. Parking is available at the Central Grounds Parking Garage.

For recommended readings or other questions about the series, please contact EdPolicyWorks@virginia.edu.

 

Nancy L. DeutschValerie A. FutchYOUTH-NEX WORKS IN PROGRESS
TITLE:  “Who Builds the Village: Youth-adult Relationships Across Contexts and Time”
DATE:  Thursday, February 20, 2014
TIME:  12:30 PM – 1:45 PM
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall, Room 116 – Holloway Hall
ABSTRACT:  Deutsch and Futch will talk about their work on a grant from the William T. Grant Foundation to study the influence of non-parental adult relationships in the lives of adolescents and just how those bonds develop. Research has shown how important adults are in the lives of kids – as role models, mentors and sources of social support but little work has been done on how these relationships are formed and sustained. According to the researchers, relationships with non-parental adults are not simply something that ‘happen to’ youth. Rather, youth exercise considerable choice in identifying which adults may be positive mentors and implement agency in crafting productive relationships. In their 3½-year study, Deutsch and Futch will follow two groups of youths: seventh- to 10th-graders, and 10th-graders to new high school graduates.
PRESENTERS:  Nancy L. Deutsch, associate professor of Educational Leadership and Foundations at the University of Virginia’s Curry School of Education.
Valerie A. Futch, Youth-Nex postdoctoral fellow studying adolescent identity development, youth-adult relationships in out-of-school programs, and emerging adulthood.

 

Screen capture of the Library of Congress home page for its "Songs of America" website

AMERICAN HISTORY THROUGH SONG
“The Library of Congress has just launched a new collection, The Library of Congress Celebrates the Songs of America.  ‘Songs of America’ allows teachers and students to investigate American history as documented in the work of some of America’s greatest composers, poets, scholars, and performers. The connection between songs and historical events is highlighted through more than 80,000 online items. The site also includes teaching resources that provide context and expert analysis of the songs presented.”

 

HOOS YOUR  datalights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data. See this week’s featured data information below.

 

StatLab2 PART WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Spatial Analysis I & II
DATE:  Thursday, February 20, 2014 (Spatial Analysis I)
Thursday, February 27, 2014 (Spatial Analysis II)
TIME:  9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
Description: In recent years, social scientists have become increasingly aware of the way in which social phenomena such as voting, poverty, and the spread of disease are shaped by place and space. Towards this end, this workshop will introduce basic concepts in spatial data analysis, focusing in particular on the use of data associated with areal units such as states, counties, and census tracts, to name a few. In addition to discussing the methodological challenges and opportunities posed by the use of spatial data, we will work through the fundamentals of exploratory spatial data analysis and spatial regression through a step-by-step replication of existing work. The first half of the workshop will include a general methodological overview, along with a discussion of methods for detecting global and local spatial auto-correlation. Building on this material, the second half of the workshop will focus more specifically on the use of use linear regression to capture spatial heterogeneity and dependence.

Participants should be familiar with linear regression and basic statistics. The course will be taught using R, though participants without previous experience should still be able to follow along.
Presenter:   Adam Slez, Professor of Sociology    CLICK HERE TO REGISTER

 

A historic map overlaid on a Google Earth map.GIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Georeferencing  a Map
TIME: 10:00 AM–11:00 AM
DATE: Wednesday, February 19, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: Would you like to see historic map overlaid on modern aerial photography? Do you need to extract features of a map for use in GIS? Georeferencing is the first step. We will show you how to take a scan of a paper map and align in it in ArcGIS.  Image from the Society for Georgia Archeology.
PRESENTERS:  Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston

 

Logo for the World Bank's open data portal, SABER, which  collects and analyses policy data on education systems around the world.
EDUCATIONAL POLICIES & SYSTEMS COMPARED
“The Systems Approach for Better Education Results (SABER) is a recent World Bank initiative to produce comparative data and knowledge on education policies and institutions, with the aim of helping countries systematically strengthen their education systems. SABER evaluates the quality of education policies against evidence-based global standards, using new diagnostic tools and detailed policy data collected for the initiative. The SABER country reports give all parties with a stake in educational results-from administrators, teachers, and parents to policymakers and business people-an accessible, objective snapshot showing how well their country’s education system policies are oriented toward promoting Learning for All.”  At this time there are 100 countries with some reports either completed or in process, but the United States is not among them.

 

Logo for the web site, re3data.org, Registry of Research Data RepositoriesFIND DATA REPOSITORIES
re3data.org (Registry of Research Data Repositories) is a directory of data repositories worldwide. You can easily search for data sets by topic, country, and content type. The repositories contain both restricted and non restricted data sets, code books and more. Information regarding access is provided along with citation information.  In the course of this mission re3data.org aims to promote a culture of sharing, increased access and better visibility of research data.” Take a look at the re3data.org FAQs for more information. 
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EXAMPLE. We ran a search looking for data sets on minorities. Once we got the listing, we clicked on one of the repository’s URL,  http://www.icpsr.umich.edu/icpsrweb/RCMD/ . We were taken to the repositories web site where we could further refine our search using the filters on the left side of the page.  This focused our search quickly and saved a lot of time!   
 

 

 

StatLib logoNEED A DATASET FOR PRACTICE? 
If you are looking for datasets to help you practice your statistical skills, you might find what you need at StatLib.  StatLib, developed by the Department of Statistics, Carnegie Mellon University (CMU), is a system for distributing statistical software, datasets, and information by electronic mail, FTP and WWW.   In their archives page, you can find an assortment of fun datasets to use for your practice.  For example, these data tell whether or not the home team won for each game played in all World Series prior to 1994.  In addition to the dataset, there are questions included for you to consider when conducting your analysis.

 

 

This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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