’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.
WHERE 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).
NEED 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.
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.
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.
HOW 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
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!
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
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
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.
PLOS 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.
ASK 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.
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.
NCES 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.
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.