4 May 2018: volume 11, Number 26 (FINAL ISSUE)

Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
May 4, 2018, Volume 11, Number 27 (Final Issue)
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

 

kaykayak2017 YOUR CURRY LIBRARIAN IS RETIRING
I have been very fortunate to have served as your Curry Librarian for 29 years as I have learned so much from all of you! The friendships that have resulted from our conversations and consultations made my job the best job at UVA.

Ii addition, I am grateful to my Curry family for hosting a reception for me this week, and I want to thank all of you who attended the festive affair and to those who contacted me or dropped by my office to say farewell.

While I know I say the following often, I want to take this last opportunity to encourage you to:

  1. Ask your librarian when you have questions

2. Encourage your colleagues and students to bookmark a library subject guide so they have easy access to the top research tools and services

3. Play it forward and help others!

My last day in my office in Ruffner Hall was May 3rd. If you have any questions during finals weeks or in following few months, please email curry-librarian@virginia.edu or call 434-982-0054 for assistance.   We are always there to help you. It’s what we do!

 

Young girl waving at the University of Virginia Rotunda while standing on the Lawn  GRADUATING STUDENTS
It has been my pleasure to be your Curry Librarian throughout your time at Curry. I hope you will continue to be actively involved as Curry alumni and alumnae, and I hope you will come back and visit the Library when you come to visit UVA!

And yes, you can continue to use the UVA Libraries! As alumnae and alumni of UVA, you can continue to check out books from the UVA libraries using your student/alumni ID number.  You will also have access to the following full text databases.  If you come to one of the UVA libraries, you will also be able to use all of the databases you had access to when you were a student. You can bring your laptop or use one of the public computers in the libraries to search databases and download full text articles.   I would encourage you to bring a USB drive so you can download any journal articles you locate while you are at the Library. You will also continue to have access to your RefWorks account. Here is a link outlining alumnae and alumni library services.

Graduating students will have full access to all Library resources throughout the 2018 summer including off-Grounds access to online journal articles, ebooks, and databases. Once the Fall semester starts that access level will change to the Library services you can enjoy as UVA alumni and alumnae.

 

bookmark BOOKMARK FOR HANDBOOKS
For more than 15 years, my colleague Carole Lohman and I promoted handbooks as a great research resource for you to read and cite. All of the Curry subject guides developed by us have a link to this web page which outlines the  ways you can locate handbooks. So look for the HANDBOOK link on your favorite subject guide that you have bookmarked and delve into the handbooks where you will locate best practices, research theories, names of authors, background material, overviews of topics, and good keyword terminology to use when you search databases for journal articles and other materials to inform and support your research.

 

Alderman Library

ALDERMAN RENOVATION!

“After two years of preliminary planning, the renovation of Alderman Library is set to reach a critical milestone this summer. On June 7, the Board of Visitors Buildings & Grounds Committee will have the chance to review schematic design plans developed by HBRA, the architecture firm for the project.

This initial review sets the stage for a final design approval of the $160 million project in September. Construction on the project is slated to begin in 2020. “Read the entire article in the Cavalier Daily article by Sophia McCrimmon

 

HOOS YOUR
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.

 

research-data-services LIBRARY DATA SERVICES
I would be remiss not to remind you of the fabulous services the library offers around data in this last issue of my newsletter.  The Library has experts you can contact and consult with around  locating data sets and statistics; obtaining and using research software; developing a data management plan; using GIS software; and providing support for data science, applied statistics, and scientific computing, including data wrangling and cleaning, analysis and visualization, statistical inference and computational methods, reproducibility and open science.  We also offer workshops during the semester and produce a Research Data newsletter to which you can subscribe! See our offerings that focus on research data services and meet our experts. You will be glad they are on your team!

 

National Center for Education Statistics logoCITE IT IN YOUR PAPER!
A new report, Services to Support Parent Involvement by Community Type, Sector, and School Classification describes the availability of services to support parent involvement in K-12 schools by community type, school sector, and school classification.

Overall, 51 percent had a staff member assigned to work on parental involvement, 53 percent held workshops for parents, 40 percent offered services for parents to support parent involvement, and 17 percent had a drop-in center for parents. This and other reports from NCES can provide you with statistics, data, and new research that you can cite in your papers! And don’t forget all the fabulous reports written by the top experts in the field the Institute of Educational Sciences (IES) publishes!

 

leave policyACADEMIC PARENTAL LEAVE POLICIES
The website, Date is Plural, published a link to data on the topic of academic parental leave policies. Researchers at the University of Colorado at Boulder and the Santa Fe Institute compiled a dataset of 200+ universities’ parental leave policies. For each institution, the dataset indicates the amount of paid leave granted to and taken by both women and men, and what type of leave it is (e.g., relief from teaching, from all duties, etc.).

 

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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13 April 2018: Volume 11, Number 26

Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
April 13, 2018, Volume 11, Number 26
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

best_practice_320 BEST PRACTICES FOR AUTHORS
When you submit a journal article for publication, we recommend the following best practices:
1) keep a copy of the preprint of your article,
2) keep a copy of your post print, and
3) keep a copy of your contract or license with the publisher for your articles.

If you are the corresponding author, send copies of the preprint, post print, and final version to other co-authors for any future needs they may have for these versions.

Keeping legal contracts is always a good practice in general. Having a copy of the preprint and post print (a version of your manuscript after it has been peer reviewed by the journal) of a manuscript can prove useful. For example, if you want to deposit your journal article  in a repository such as UVA’s institutional repository, Libra,  the publisher’s contract will indicate which copy you can put into the repository.   Of course, some of these rights could be negotiated with an author addendum with the publisher.  Questions? Call your Curry librarian. 434.972.2664

 

tiaarepayingstudentloansafter30 REPAYING STUDENT LOANS
In this article by a writer for the investment firm, TIAA, Shelly Eweka writes, “I was surprised to learn that two-thirds of the country’s student loan debt is held by people over 30…But when I thought about it, it kind of made sense…If you find yourself saddled with student debt well beyond your 20s, here are some basic Dos and Don’ts to consider…
Read her sage advice here.

 

Elsevier Publishing Campus: College of Skills Training ELSEVIER WEBINAR
“Some elements of the research cycle deserve a little more love than they usually get. Think of all the hard work of collecting data and tweaking methods – what happens to that when your research project is finished? Join the Elsevier Publisher’s  upcoming webinar, Make the Most of Your Research: Publish Your Data & Methods on 25 April, 1pm UTC to learn how to publish methods and data as separate, indexed, peer-reviewed articles in multidisciplinary, open access journals.” –Elsevier

NOTE: To register for the webinar, you will need to sign up for a Research Academy account with Elsevier. This extra step will allow you to view other research related webinars in their archive. In addition, if you can’t watch this particular webinar on April 15th at 1pm, you can watch it at a later date.

 

 

makerstudioposter WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve choosing your favorite photo and creating a poster. Come and increase your maker skills while enjoying pizza with friends.

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio, Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

garden week 2018 GARDEN WEEK
One of the premier events at UVa, C’ville, and Virginia is Garden Week. On Sunday, April 22, there are tours of estates and gardens in Albemarle County.  So grab a garden hat, consult the Historic Garden Week guidebook and head to your favorite events in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Note that some tours are free while others charge for admission. I highly recommend a visit to Morven Farm!

 

13 April 2018: Volume 11, Number 26

Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
April 13, 2018, Volume 11, Number 26
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

best_practice_320 BEST PRACTICES FOR AUTHORS
When you submit a journal article for publication, we recommend the following best practices:
1) keep a copy of the preprint of your article,
2) keep a copy of your post print, and
3) keep a copy of your contract or license with the publisher for your articles.

If you are the corresponding author, send copies of the preprint, post print, and final version to other co-authors for any future needs they may have for these versions.

Keeping legal contracts is always a good practice in general. Having a copy of the preprint and post print (a version of your manuscript after it has been peer reviewed by the journal) of a manuscript can prove useful. For example, if you want to deposit your journal article  in a repository such as UVA’s institutional repository, Libra,  the publisher’s contract will indicate which copy you can put into the repository.   Of course, some of these rights could be negotiated with an author addendum with the publisher.  Questions? Call your Curry librarian. 434.972.2664

 

tiaarepayingstudentloansafter30 REPAYING STUDENT LOANS
In this article by a writer for the investment firm, TIAA, Shelly Eweka writes, “I was surprised to learn that two-thirds of the country’s student loan debt is held by people over 30…But when I thought about it, it kind of made sense…If you find yourself saddled with student debt well beyond your 20s, here are some basic Dos and Don’ts to consider…
Read her sage advice here.

 

Elsevier Publishing Campus: College of Skills Training ELSEVIER WEBINAR
“Some elements of the research cycle deserve a little more love than they usually get. Think of all the hard work of collecting data and tweaking methods – what happens to that when your research project is finished? Join the Elsevier Publisher’s  upcoming webinar, Make the Most of Your Research: Publish Your Data & Methods on 25 April, 1pm UTC to learn how to publish methods and data as separate, indexed, peer-reviewed articles in multidisciplinary, open access journals.” –Elsevier

NOTE: To register for the webinar, you will need to sign up for a Research Academy account with Elsevier. This extra step will allow you to view other research related webinars in their archive. In addition, if you can’t watch this particular webinar on April 15th at 1pm, you can watch it at a later date.

 

 

makerstudioposter WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve choosing your favorite photo and creating a poster. Come and increase your maker skills while enjoying pizza with friends.

Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio, Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

garden week 2018 GARDEN WEEK
One of the premier events at UVa, C’ville, and Virginia is Garden Week. On Sunday, April 22, there are tours of estates and gardens in Albemarle County.  So grab a garden hat, consult the Historic Garden Week guidebook and head to your favorite events in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. Note that some tours are free while others charge for admission. I highly recommend a visit to Morven Farm!

 

garden week hat TOUR UVA DURING HISTORIC GARDEN WEEK
On Monday, April 23, consider visiting Carr’s Hill at UVa occupied by UVA President Teresa Sullivan and touring the gardens and Pavilions on the UVa Lawn.  The tours are free and are part of Historic Garden Week.   Former Curry students really enjoyed the tours in past years. They not only learned  more about the history of UVA, they also created wonderful alumni memories and photos!

 

 

Cleckley EXHIBIT and DISCUSSION
Mapping African-American History at UVA, Elgin Cleckley
Monday, April 23
2:00 pm -4:00 pm · Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library Auditorium

As part of Historic Garden Week at UVA, Mapping African-American History at UVA will reveal new insights into the University’s cultural landscape through the lens of the African-American experience. Expanding upon an existing walking tour of African-American sites in the Academical Village and recent cultural landscape and documentary research projects, students, working with Elgin Cleckley (B.S. Arch, 1993), Assistant Professor of Architecture and Design Thinking, are curating a multi-faceted exhibit of sites marking the achievements of the enslaved people at the University. Professor Cleckley will give a brief introduction on the use of physical models and digital apps in the design of the exhibit and moderate a discussion with the students about the exhibit and its content. Public spaces in The Rotunda will be open for viewing, including the new interpretive center in the Lower East Oval Room. A selection of related items from Special Collections will be displayed 30 minutes before and after the 2 p.m. presentation.

 

 HOOS YOUR
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 logoWEBINAR, APRIL 19
Please join this webinar to learn how NVivo software can help you take your qualitative research to the next level. Please use this link  to register in advance.
Date: April 19th
Time: 3:30pm-4:30pm EST
This webinar Using NVivo as a Research Tool will cover how NVivo can assist with your research in the following ways:
•    Literature Review: Efficiently organize and tag literature, easily keep track of critical quotes, and track ideas across many articles
•    Coding: Code your literature, interviews, surveys, and any other data you may collect in a single, convenient location and analyze all your data for multiple articles in one NVivo project.
•    Analyzing Data: Using queries to uncover potential themes, understand words in context, and explore relationships
•    Findings: Gather together all your research findings in a single location, making it easy to link your literature and your data, and to easily find quotes to illustrate themes
•    Publish: With all your data organized and analyzed in an NVivo project, writing happens quickly and easily.

Condition of Education reportThe National Center for Education Statistics released a new annual report on April 12, 2018, entitled Projections of Education Statistics to 2026. 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 2026.

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 2026.

 

tableau WORKSHOP
Topic: Tableau for Beginners
Date:  Thursday, April 19, 2018
Time:
10:00am – 11:30am
Location:
Clemons Library, Room 407 (#11, D2 on this map)
Workshop Description:
This is an introduction to the increasingly popular Tableau platform for creating dynamic data visualizations on the web. We will go over the interface, adding data sources, and building multiple types of interactive visualizations on the web.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Computing Specialist
Registration: Register now!

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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6 April 2018: Volume 11, Number 25

 Your Curry Librarian’s Newsletter
April 6, 2018, Volume 11, Number 25
Current & archived issues of the newsletter

clemons-library-aviator
CLEMONS LIBRARY IS CLOSING-JUST FOR THE SUMMER!  
Clemons Library is closing this summer-just for the summer! During that time, the HVAC will be upgraded. Below are some common questions we are hearing.

Question: Where will the reserve book collection be?
Answer: It will be relocated to Brown Science and Engineering Library in Clark Hall.

Question: I regularly use the Robertson Media Center. Where will they be?
Answer: They will temporarily move their service to Scholar’s Lab on the 4th floor of Alderman.

Question: How do I access the books currently in the Clemons’ collections during the summer?
Answer: The books in Clemons will be stored temporarily in the Ivy annex. As you won’t be able to get them in person, use the UVA online catalog, VIRGO, to locate the book and then you can request the book by clicking the “Request from Ivy” button beside the book’s VIRGO record.

 

renew_books_grads GRAD STUDENTS
Grad students who currently have books checked out from any UVA Library may now  renew these books. The new due date for the books will be May 14, 2019.

 

course_enrichment_grants COURSE ENRICHMENT GRANTS
The University of Virginia Library is pleased to offer Course Enrichment Grants for faculty who want to enhance students’ abilities to seek, evaluate, and use information and data in scholarly contexts, as well as create new types of media-rich class assignments.

Faculty recipients of these grants will be awarded:

$2,500, which can be applied either as a summer salary or to research accounts;
Dedicated support from experienced librarians, technologists, or other library staff;
Participation in a learning community.

This year’s Enrichment Grants will cover three areas: Information Literacy, Data Literacy, and Digital Literacy. Click here for full information about the grants. The grant deadline is 4/13/2018.  Notifications will be made by 4/20/2018.

 

edweekSTAY INFORMED ABOUT K-12 EDUCATION
Reading the publication, Education Week, is a terrific way to keep up with the research, issues, and stories about K-12 education. The University Library has a subscription to Education Week so you can read all of the articles without charge.  Read about ed-related topics, view data, read and cite their research reports,peruse the job postings, and chime in on the many education blogs to which Education Week links.

There is a link to Education Week on all of the Library subject guides developed for Curry.  Just look for the link in the blue menu on the guide.

 

 

little_tempers NEW APA CHILDREN’S BOOK
Authors: Holly Brochmann and Leah Bowen
Illustrated by Shirley Ng-Benitez
Publisher: American Psychological Association (APA)

All of us will engage with children throughout our lives through a variety of roles such as parents, family members, friends, and volunteers during our lives. Knowing how to help a child cope with his or her emotions is a true gift. The following book may be a good book for your toolkit!

“This book helps young children who are just beginning to recognize and identify their emotions understand how anger feels and affects them. Readers are taught that it is okay to get mad, if you know what to do. Told in rhyme, the gentle and calming narration introduces the subject delicately and simply, offering explanations, reassurances, and tools to try to manage tempers and tantrums. Includes a “Note to Parents and Caregivers” that offers explanations for identifying and managing anger.” – the publisher, APA

 

 

 

Dissertation TipsCOPYRIGHT CONCERNS
Last week the link for the site, Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students, did not work. My apologies. Below is the info with the correct URL.

Before you submit your dissertation—or better yet, before you begin your dissertation–it is very important that you familiarize yourself with the basics of copyright law and understand its implications for your research.  You can begin by reviewing Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students.  Candidates should carefully review publication agreements for previously published material such as a graph or image that will be included in their dissertation to ensure that inclusion in the dissertation will not cause a conflict.  Candidates will be responsible for obtaining permissions for all published and third-party material included in their dissertations. We advise that you keep a copy of all of your contracts.

 

national_geographic ALDERMAN LIBRARY’S PLAYS ROLE
In the fall, National Geographic magazine approached University of Virginia history professor John Edwin Mason with an unusual request.

Could Mason, Editor-in-Chief Susan Goldberg asked, help the magazine examine and acknowledge the racist coverage that predominated a large chunk of its 130-year history?“ After meeting with Goldberg, Mason spent hours combing through National Geographic’s private photography archives in Washington, D.C.; studying other scholars’ work on the magazine; and re-reading old issues at Alderman Library, which has every issue ever published.”

…In the future, Mason hopes the magazine will make continued efforts to include such photographs and stories and give people across the world a chance to share their stories directly. Read the National Geographic article!

 

 

makerstudioelectronicpickup WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve adding an electronic pickup to your cigar-box guitar. Come and increase your maker skills while enjoying pizza with friends.

Date: Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio, Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

 

carmelita_pickett WELCOMING A NEW LIBRARIAN
The University of Virginia Library is pleased to announce that Carmelita Pickett will join its senior administration as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Scholarly Resources and Content Strategy, beginning in July, 2018.

Described as both “wise and diligent” in the acknowledgements of Lawrence Jackson’s The Indignant Generation (Princeton UP, 2011), Ms. Pickett brings with her a wealth of experience in both public and private research universities, most of it focused on the acquisition, organization, use, and preservation of library collections.

Ms. Pickett said, “I’m delighted to join UVA Library to further its mission to support the University of Virginia. Research libraries are even more critical in this age of information and technology, providing a hub for research collaboration, innovation, and entrepreneurial exploration.” Click here to read the entire announcement.

 

 

HOOS YOUR
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.

 

 

githubpurple_320 INTRO TO GITHUB SOFTWARE
Date:  Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time:
10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Git is a program in the class of version control software. Proper use will help you to manage your development. Until recently the software has been a burden to operate but the development of Github.com has changed that. In this workshop we will explore the use of Git through the Github framework. We will work with the web interface and the desktop client. Please bring your laptops. The use of Github requires a user account so please set one up prior to arrival at https://github.com/.
Presenter: Dr. Pete Alonzi, Senior Research Data Scientist
Registration: Register!

 

ed_data_expressCREATE YOUR OWN DATA TABLES
ED Data Express is a Web site designed to improve the public’s ability to access and explore high-value state-level education data collected by the U.S. Department of Education. Build a data table in merely seconds!

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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30 March 2018: Volume 11, Number 24

Dissertation TipsCOPYRIGHT CONCERNS
Before you submit your dissertation—or better yet, before you begin your dissertation–it is very important that you familiarize yourself with the basics of copyright law and understand its implications for your research.  You can begin by reviewing Copyright Essentials for Graduate Students.  Candidates should carefully review publication agreements for previously published material such as a graph or image that will be included in their dissertation to ensure that inclusion in the dissertation will not cause a conflict.  Candidates will be responsible for obtaining permissions for all published and third-party material included in their dissertations. We advise that you keep a copy of all of your contracts.

If you will be following Curry’s manuscript style dissertation model, be sure you understand  the contracts you sign with the journals in which you publish. These contracts bind  you to follow contractual obligations regarding whether or not you can include in your dissertation the final published version of your article, the post-peer-reviewed copy, or the original manuscript you submitted to the journal. You can look on the journal’s website to see if this information is posted or check with your point of contact with the publisher. The SHERPA Romeo web site also has this information, but do note the publisher’s site on your contact will have the most up-to-date information. Here is an example. If you  go to the Sherpa Romeo and enter this journal title, Psychological Science, you will note it states in green highlighting that the “author can archive the post-print (the final draft post-refereeing) in a repository such as UVA’s institutional repository, Libra, where you will upload your dissertation after defending it. You can read here what the publisher’s page for Psychological Science states is permissible.

 

 

handbook_of_Gifted_and_Talent NEW ONLINE APA BOOK
Title: Handbook of Giftedness and Talent
Access: To access this book, login to the PsycInfo or PsycBooks databases and type in the title of the handbook. Both databases will provide links to all of the chapters as PDF file.
Editors:  Steven I. Pfeiffer
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Overview: “This handbook incorporates the most recent thinking and cutting-edge research from a wide range of fields related to gifted education, including developmental and social psychology, the neurosciences, cognitive science, and education. It consists of six sections:
1. History and global perspectives on the gifted field and talent development
2. Theories and conceptions of giftedness and talent development
3. Gifted identification and assessment
4. Gifted education
5. Psychological considerations in understanding the gifted (e.g., the family, social and emotional considerations, friendships and peer relations)
6. Special issues facing the gifted (e.g., policy and legal issues; the twice exceptional learner; underachievement and the gifted; ADHD and the gifted; suicide; perfectionism; bullying)

 

gender_action_portal NEW RESOURCE
Dr. Judith Singer from the Harvard University visited Curry last week and delivered a talk entitled “Lessons Learned in Fostering Faculty Development and Diversity. During the informative talk, she highlighted this wonderful resource and we want to share it with all of you!

The Gender Action Portal provides scientific evidence—based on experiments in the field and in the laboratory—on the impact of policies, strategies and organizational practices aimed at closing gender gaps in the areas of economic opportunity, politics, health, and education to help translate research into action and take successful interventions to scale.

 

makingnoise PRESENTATION
Date:  Friday, March 30, 2018
Time:
3:30pm – 5:00pam
Location:
UVA Music Library, Room 133 (map #31 @ C4)
Lecture topic:
In this public lecture, PhD candidate Kyle Chattleton will draw from his dissertation research on the Unite the Right rally, and give evidence of alt-right affective strategies accomplished through sound. Throughout the rally, participants collectively vocalized not only Nazi slogans and anti-Semitic chants, and other white supremacist sounds. Specifically, the lecture will focus on the use of the Confederate “Rebel Yell” at Unite the Right, and on its ability to intentionally terrorize the city of Charlottesville in a manner similar to the psychological warfare of the Civil War. The use of this sonic artifact, Chattleton argues  highlights the varied and overlapping ways in which white supremacy reverberates throughout the story of America. Indeed, the history of the University of Virginia demonstrates that racist sounds are part of the soundscape of Charlottesville. The recognition of these truths dispels the incorrect assumption, pervasive in the wake of Unite the Right, that the rally was a unique and unexpected event. There will be a reception after the lecture.

 

makerstudio_musical_instrument_320 WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve designing and making your own musical instrument. Come and increase your maker skills while enjoying pizza with friends.

Date: Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio, Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

 HOOS YOUR
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.

 

 

dedooseDEDOOSE WORKSHOP
Date:  Thursday, April 5, 2018
Time:
10:00am – 11:30am
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
New to Qualitative Research? Imagine being able to blend your video, audio, and text data with your spreadsheet information in an on-line tool to get the most out of all of your information! Dedoose is an easy to learn, feature rich, and affordable web app that can help you visualize a variety of information from your work that you can share with the research community. Come and see Dedoose in action to see if you want to add qualitative analysis to your research toolbox.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Computing Specialist
Registration: Register now as the available seats go quickly!

 

indicators of school crime and safety 2017 SCHOOL CRIME STATISTICS 2017
The new report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety 2017, is the 20th in a series of annual publications produced jointly by the National Center for Education Statistics, in the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences, and the Bureau of Justice Statistics in the U.S. Department of Justice.

 

 

ecls findings report ies NCES LONGITUDINAL STUDY RELEASED
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) released  Findings From the Fourth-Grade Round of the Early Childhood Longitudinal Study, Kindergarten Class of 2010–11 (ECLS-K:2011). These findings provide a first look at the overall fourth-grade reading, math, and science achievement of the students who attended kindergarten for the first time in the 2010-11 school year and were in fourth grade in the spring of 2015. The ECLS-K:2011 is a longitudinal study that followed students from their kindergarten year to the spring of 2016, when most of the students were in fifth grade.

 

 

school safety report SCHOOL SAFETY DATA AVAILABLE
The 2015-16 School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS) data are now publicly available. With this release, researchers outside NCES will be able to generate estimates of their own. SSOCS collects detailed information on crime-related topics from the perspective of schools, including the frequency of school crime and violence, disciplinary actions, the presence and activities of school security staff, and school practices related to the prevention and reduction of crime.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

 

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23 March 2018: Volume 11, Number 23

duologinapril2018_320 ENROLL, DON’T LOSE YOUR ACCESS
Yes, you will want and need to login to Collab, search databases, read full text journal articles, and read your email after April 16th. So keep in mind that all students MUST enroll in 2-Step Login by April 16, 2018. Failure to enroll will result in a loss of access to these NetBadge-protected resources

If you need assistance enrolling in 2-Step Login while you are on-Grounds, please visit one of the locations listed at this link. If you cannot be on-Grounds, please contact the UVA Help Desk for support.

 

libguide_consult ASK YOUR LIBRARIAN

If you have a question about your literature review, APA, finding empirical articles, etc., you can now schedule a consult with Kay Buchanan directly from the library research guide that identifies the library services and resources to help with your research needs!

 

CRC-poster-2017 CURRY RESEARCH CONFERENCE
Mark your calendars! The 2017-18 Curry Research Conference is scheduled for April 6th, 2018. Click here to register for free

Want more ways to get involved? Volunteer the day of the event! We can use your help with logistics and/or moderating sessions.

We also encourage you to forward this link to any faculty or students you would like to have attend the conference with you. The conference is free and is open to all members of the Curry community.

 

 

  makerstudioeggbot_320 makerstudioeggs_320WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve decorating an Easter egg. Come, enjoy a chocolate bunny and increase your maker skills!

Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio, Room 204, Ruffner Hall

orcid_small HOW UNIQUE IS YOUR NAME?
“You work hard to be part of your academic institute, to get published, to get cited, and to get those research grants that make your work possible. However, what if your hard work gets attributed to someone else with your name? That is just 1 of 10 reasons on why you need an ORCID id.

Learn how to manage your own research contribution record and get the credit you deserve. It’s easy, free, and it just makes sense. View the Orcid video.” –Elsevier publishing

 

3dmodelvw_320 3D Modeling
Workshop overview: Come and learn more about 3D Modeling. No experience needed!
Date: Friday, March 30, 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location:  Clemons Library’s G-Lab, 3rd floor
Presenter: Collin Hansen
Register now!

 

refworks2logo Cite it Right: Using RefWorks Software
Workshop overview: Did you ever wish there was a magical way to create citations for the paper you are writing? There is and it is called RefWorks! Citation management software such as RefWorks can keep your research organized and save you lots of time. During this session, you will set up a RefWorks account, learn to export article citations from a database into RefWorks, and then use RefWorks to easily create citations. This introductory workshop is targeted towards undergraduate students. Please bring your laptop!
Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018
Time: 2:00pm – 2:50pm
Location:  Clemons Library, Room 407
Presenter:  Pauley Archey
Register now!

 

 

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

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian, Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

 

 graduate-students_job_320 GRAD STUDENT POSITIONS
The UVA Library’s Research Data Services is seeking applications for 2017-2018 Graduate StatLab Fellows! We’re looking for graduate students to work as Data Analytics Fellows, working collaboratively with statistical and data science experts to support data science research  on grounds by advising and educating researchers through consultations, workshops, and written tutorials; or as Data for Democracy Fellows, working collaboratively on a public interest data science project, contributing intellectually and methodologically while practicing open and reproducible data science.

Fellows will be paid hourly at $20/hour for up to 10 hours a week for 15 weeks each semester (with the possibility of work over the summer). More information about the positions is available on our RDS webpage. Application should be submitted through Handshake.

 

Condition of Education reportGREAT RESOURCE FOR STATS
The Condition of Education is a Congressional mandated report that is provided to Congress each year.

The website contains key indicators on the condition of education in the United States at all levels, from prekindergarten through postsecondary, as well as labor force outcomes and international comparisons. The indicators summarize important developments and trends using the latest statistics, which are updated throughout the year as new data become available. In addition, this website has Spotlight indicators that provide more in-depth analyses on selected topics.

 

Bill Corey Meet Your Research Data Management Librarian!
Bill Corey provides data management plan reviews, guidance on data management implementation, and workshops and educational resources. As part of Research Data Services, Bill works with colleagues to advance best practices in data storage and backups, data security and encryption, data privacy, and data sharing across the University. To talk with Bill about your data management questions and needs, contact him at dmconsult@virginia.edu and check out his Research Data Management Resources guide.

Bill recently co-led a workshop on Data Sharing and Archiving for Engineering and will be offering one on Data Sharing and Archiving for the Physical Sciences on March 29.

Bill is also the Librarian to the McIntire School of Commerce and to the Department of Economics. He’s a member of The Association for Intelligent Information Management, the International Association for Social Science Information Services and Technology, and the Capital Area Business Academic Librarians group.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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16 March 2018: Volume 11, Number 22

postersessionsAlderman FREE POSTER TEMPLATES
If you are presenting at the Curry Research Conference, here is the Curry Research Conference poster template!

PosterPresentations.com also showcases this web site that provides free poster templates for a variety of poster sizes including tri-fold tabletop posters and the traditional posters seen at professional conferences.

By using these, you will automatically use the correct size font and follow the best practices for poster sequence and content. Sweet!

 

unpaywall  FULL TEXT ARTICLES
Unpaywall, browser extension “harvests” millions of research papers available free from thousands of legal institutional repositories: government and university web servers, scholarly societies, authors who have uploaded papers with the expressed permission of publishers, and even publishers themselves—all legally available to use in your own research. Unpaywall will never harvest from sources of dubious legality; and they handle requests with complete confidentiality and won’t track your browsing history.

After installing Unpaywall, any research you find online will be searched to see if Unpaywall has a free copy. If so, you will see a green tab with an unlocked symbol. Just click the tab, and read. Skip the paywall on millions of peer-reviewed journal articles. It is fast, free, and legal!

 

openaccessbuttonANOTHER WAY TO GET FULL TEXT!
The  Open Access Button add-on works in a way similar to Unpaywall, but with the additional feature, that if OAButton isn’t able to locate a freely-available, authorized, full-text version of an article, it will contact the author on your behalf, and ask for a copy. You will need to provide your email address.

However, before OAButton creates a request to the author, it checks to see if an article is not already legally available somewhere else. Sources include all of the aggregated repositories in the world!

When an article or dataset is not available, OAButton asks the authors to share it, and helps authors to share fast, legally, and widely so that not only you get access—everyone does, forever! The result is no more paywalls and the data you need at your fingertips.

Requests made through OAButton’s system are public, so they will motivate authors and hold them accountable. OAButton believes that since Research is publicly funded, it should be shared. Articles are stored in Zenodo and data in the Open Science Framework for safekeeping.

 

nick9 NON TRADITIONAL DISSERTATIONS
Interactive workshop: Join comics creator, Nick Sousanis, for an interactive workshop that explores how to use comics and other graphic illustration for critical thinking and analysis, in the classroom and as methods for your own critical practice. No prior drawing experience required, all are welcome! His doctoral dissertation, Unflattening, written and drawn entirely in comic form, was published by Harvard University Press in 2015.  Coffee and pastries provided.
Date: Tuesday, March 20th
Time: 9:00 am – 10:30 pm
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421
Coffee and pastries provided.

 

slabdiss NON TRADITIONAL DISSERTATIONS
Panel Discussion: Diss-entangling from the Monograph: A Non-traditional Dissertations Panel  
Date: Tuesday, March 20th
Time: 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Location: Alderman Library, Room 421

Overview: As part of Grad Days 2018, join us in conversation on dis-entangling from the monograph dissertation. Our award-winning panelists will share their own experience in departing from the traditional dissertation – through hip-hop, comics, code and other forms of doctoral research – and answer your questions during our Q + A! Coffee and snacks provided, all are welcome. Panelists include:
A.D. Carson is a performance artist and professor in Hip-Hop and the Global South at UVA. His award-winning 2017 dissertation from Clemson University, “Owning My Masters: The Rhetorics of Rhymes & Revolutions,” is a digital archive that features a 34-track rap album.

Amanda Visconti is the Managing Director of the Scholars’ Lab at UVa. Her 2015 dissertation from the University of Maryland fully acknowledges digital methods as scholarship by treating them as the dissertation instead of addenda to traditional written chapters. Her participatory digital edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, InfiniteUlysses.com, was cited in the New York Times.

Nick Sousanis is a professor in Humanities & Liberal Studies at San Francisco State University. His doctoral dissertation, Unflattening, written and drawn entirely in comic form, was published by Harvard University Press in 2015.

 

 

VR_unity TRY OUT VIRTUAL REALITY
Have you ever wondered how virtual worlds are created? This workshop teaches you how to create an interactive museum environment for VR through hands-on, project based learning. You will gain an understanding of the pipeline between Unity and VR. Whether you aspire to be an environmental artist for games, movies and VR, or simply curious about Unity and VR, this is the workshop for you!  This workshop will be led by the talented Robertson Media Center consultants.

Date: Monday, March 19, 2018
Time: 4:00pm-5:30pm
Location: Clemons Library, G-Lab (3rd floor)
Presenter: Fang Yi, UVA Library Educational Technologist
Register: Register now!

 

gender-bias-video-1-minute ONE MINUTE VIDEO
Explore your gender bias by watching this Do You Have Gender Bias video and solving the question. Ready, Set, Go!

 

maker studie movie machine WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve creating a mechanical movie machine. Come and increase your maker skills while enjoying pizza with friends.

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio, Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

imovie_320 iMOVIE WORKSHOP
Topic: iMovie
Date:  Friday, March 23, 2018
Time:
3:00pm – 4:30pm
Location:
Clemons Library, 3rd floor G-Lab  (map #11, D2)
Workshop Description:
This is an introduction to the increasingly popular Tableau platform for creating dynamic data visualizations on the web. We’ll go over the interface, adding data sources, and building multiple types of interactive visualizations on the web.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Computing Specialist
Registration: Register now!

 

lay summary diagram   WRITING A LAY SUMMARY

A lay abstract/summary is a short account of research that is targeted at a general audience. These play a significant role in most research grant applications and can also be useful in supporting wider public engagement with research as they are used to explain complex ideas and technical and scientific terms to people who do not have prior knowledge about the subject.What should you include in a lay summary of your article?  Here is a 5 step outline the publisher, Elsevier, recommends. Note the order in which you write a lay summary is the direct opposite of a scientific article as readers what to hear the conclusion first!Paragraph 1: Conclusions, who, what, when, and where
Paragraph 2: So what
Paragraph 3: Aims and hypotheses
Paragraph 4: Methods and results
Paragraph 5: Impact, policy, and future research needed. Also the  National Academy of Sciences provides additional insight into lay summaries/abstracts including the use of www.readability-score.com).

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

 

tableau WORKSHOP
Topic: Tableau for Beginners
Date:  Thursday, March 22, 2018
Time:
10:00am – 11:30am
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10, A4)
Workshop Description:
This is an introduction to the increasingly popular Tableau platform for creating dynamic data visualizations on the web. We will go over the interface, adding data sources, and building multiple types of interactive visualizations on the web.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Computing Specialist
Registration: Register now!

 

 

National Center for Education Statistics logoNEW REPORT: TEACHER AUTONOMY

NCES releases new report, Public School Teacher Autonomy, Satisfaction, Job Security, and Commitment: 1999–2000 and 2011–12. This Statistics in Brief highlights changes in teacher autonomy, satisfaction, job security, and commitment between 1999–2000 and 2011–12. The report focuses on patterns between perceived level of autonomy and perceptions of job security, satisfaction, and commitment. This report relies on a sample of U.S. public school teachers using data collected through the 1999–2000 and 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Public School Teacher Questionnaire.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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9 March 2018: Volume 11, Number 21

 grad_320_jump  DISSERTATION SUBMISSION
If you are graduating this May, you will need to upload your Dissertation into Libra,  the University of Virginia’s scholarly repository. Libra makes UVA scholarship available to the world and provides safe and secure storage for the scholarly output of the UVA community. Libra is an Open Access repository, meaning that anyone can search, view, and download content.

Here is the Libra Submission Checklist.  Note you will be ask if you want to embargo your dissertation for a set number of years or make it available right away as open access.  That decision may depend on who owns the copyright to your dissertation content. If you are submitting a manuscript style dissertation, the publisher, for example, may hold the copyright and require a specific embargo period.   If you have questions about embargoing, Libra, or formatting your dissertation,  you can reach me (Kay Buchanan, your Curry Librarian) by at 434-982-2664 or by email.

 

dissertation_type-names  YOUR DISSERTATION’S SIGNATURE PAGE
As part of the doctoral graduation process, you will need to print out your signature page of your dissertation and have the committee chair and members sign it after you defend successfully. You will then need to turn in the signed signature page to Sheila Sprouse, Curry’s registrar. Once Sheila has the signed signature page, she will send you an email with instructions on how to upload your dissertation into Libra following this timeline that you can download here.

Do note that when you upload your dissertation into Libra, you will include a signature page but the actual signatures of the committee members should not be included: instead, the signature page will only have the names of your committee members and their role (chair or committee member) typed under the blank line where the signature would normally appear. See this example of a signature page that you can download here.

 

GenderTypingInToys NEW ONLINE APA BOOK
Title: Gender Typing of Children’s Toys: How Early Play Experiences Impact Development 
Access: To access this book, login to the PsycInfo or PsycBooks databases and type in the title of the handbook. Both databases will provide links to all of the chapters as PDF file.
Editors: Erica S. Weisgram and Lisa M. Dinella
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Overview: “In this volume, scholars in developmental psychology, education, and neuroscience examine the fascinating intersection of gender and child play.

Contributors consider the innumerable ways in which toys today are gender-typed, alongside the expression of gender preferences in early childhood. As research shows, children who play with different kinds of toys reap different cognitive, emotional, and social benefits.

With theoretically and empirically-based play interventions, as well as ongoing campaigns aimed at raising public awareness, this volume offers a clear blueprint for how researchers, clinicians, parents and activists can help reduce gender stereotypes and help children grow up to become the people they want to be.” -publisher

 

maker studio puzzle WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve creating an educational puzzle or manipulative. Pizza will be served. We hope you will come to either to create or learn more about Maker Studio activities.

Date: Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio,  Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

apaHandbookofPsychopathology NEW ONLINE  HANDBOOK
Title: APA Handbook of Psychopathology
Access: To access this book, login to the PsycInfo or PsycBooks databases and type in the title of the handbook. Both databases will provide links to all of the chapters as PDF file.
Editors: James N. Butcher
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Overview: “The handbook is composed of two volumes: Volume 1: Psychopathology: Understanding, Assessing and Treating Adult Mental Disorders, and Volume 2: Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents. Material on each disorder is presented with a focus upon significant facets.” –publisher

 

assessment_using_the_rorschach NEW ONLINE APA BOOK
Title: Assessment Using the Rorschach Inkblot Test
Access: To access this book, login to the PsycInfo or PsycBooks databases and type in the title of the handbook. Both databases will provide links to all of the chapters as PDF file.
Editors: James Pl Choca and Edward D. Rossini
Publisher: American Psychological Association
Overview: “The Rorschach is perhaps the most famous psychological instrument of all time, yet its purpose and utility are often misunderstood. In this introductory guide, authors James Choca and Edward Rossini demonstrate the Rorschach’s value to modern psychology as an essential clinical tool for assessing clients’ thought processes.

Choca and Rossini translate their expertise into fundamental strategies for administering, scoring, and interpreting the test, as well as writing reports. They carefully examine the Rorschach’s many variables — both individually and in combination with one another — offering possible interpretations for various scores.

In addition to surveying the two primary Rorschach scoring systems — the Comprehensive System and the Rorschach Performance Assessment System — the authors propose their own innovative system, the Basic Rorschach, which streamlines the assessment process by analyzing only the most clinically meaningful variables.”

The authors also propose a shorter, four-card Rorschach test that is more accessible in some situations, yet still clinically valid.” – publisher

 

test_instruments LOCATING TEST INSTRUMENTS
Below are 3 suggested resources to help you find test instruments for your research. You can also easily access them from the Library Research Guides for your program area.

Mental Measurements Yearbook Database
Use MMY to find reviews, reliability and validity information for commercially available tests. MMY also includes publisher information, All of these test have an associated fee.

PsycTests Database
Use this to locate freely available test instruments. If you wish to use tests from this collection, be sure to contact the copyright owner of the test if you want to use it in your research. Contact information is often part of the record for the test in this database. If not, contact your librarians.

ProQuest’s Dissertation & Thesis Database
Try keyword searching this database using the test instruments name or the keywords “TEST” and your construct such as “SELF ESTEEM.” The test itself may be in the appendix of the dissertation. Do get permission from the author before using in your research.

 

  100objectskey_320 UVA in 100 OBJECTS EXHIBIT
A visit to the exhibit, The University of Virginia in 100 Objects should definitely be on your bucket list!  Some items are light-hearted, like a menu from a popular tearoom that stood near Barracks Road and a special-edition Barbie doll clad in UVA gear. Others are powerfully serious, like a photograph of an enslaved laborer on Grounds or the lawsuit papers that forced the University to finally admit women in 1970. Scroll down the following page to view a sneak peak.

 

makerspaceslab LIBRARY MAKERSPACE WORKSHOPS
Our Library Makerspace workshops are also ongoing! Come with particular questions, or just to tinker and experiment with a variety of technologies. All are welcome; no experience needed. The workshops will be held in the Scholar’s Lab in Alderman Library which is located on the 4th floor, West side of Alderman Library.
March 15, 10:00 am: What is the Raspberry Pi and How to Use It
March 20, noon: Hack Your Pants: Make your Pockets Fit your Phone
April 26, 2:00 pm: Programming Electronics with Python on the Raspberry Pi

 

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

 

NCES newsflash NEW STATISTICS ABOUT DROPOUTS
The National Center for Education Statistics released Trends in High School Dropout and Completion Rates in the United States: 2014 today (February 22), which draws on a wide array of surveys and administrative datasets to present statistics on high school dropout and completion rates at the state and national levels.

Findings include: High school status completion rates increased from 83.6 percent in 1974 to 92.4 percent in 2014 among 18- to 24-year-olds, according to a new report. In the same time period, the gap in completion rates between White youth and Black and Hispanic youth narrowed, although the gaps remain.

If you include this in your class research paper or journal manuscript, use this citation.

citereportgovernment

 

slabtextWORKSHOPS
Join us this Spring for Code + Create workshops in the Scholars’ Lab. Learn the basics of creating your own website, or come discover new tools to build on what you know. The Scholar’s Lab (SLAB) is located in Alderman Library on the West side of the 4th floor.
March 6, 9:00 am: Websites for Beginners: The Very Basics of HTML and CSS
March 26, 2:00 pm: Using Jekyll to Create Websites
April 10, noon: Build a Website for Beginners: The Very Basics of HTML and CSS your own website, or come discover new tools to build on what you know.

 

gis_components_320 GIS WORKSHOPS
Our Spring GIS Workshop Series continues through March. All sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 10AM to 11AM in Alderman Library, Room 421 (adjacent to the Scholar’s Lab on the west side of the 4th floor) and are free and open to all. See our GIS Workshop Series page for complete class descriptions.
March 13: ArcGIS online: Data Collection
March 20: What’s New with ArcGIS Pro
March 27: Introduction to QGIS.

National Center for Education Statistics logoNEW NCES REPORT
This Statistics in Brief  highlights changes in teacher autonomy, satisfaction, job security, and commitment between 1999–2000 and 2011–12. The report focuses on patterns between perceived level of autonomy and perceptions of job security, satisfaction, and commitment. This report relies on a sample of U.S. public school teachers using data collected through the 1999–2000 and 2011–12 Schools and Staffing Survey (SASS) Public School Teacher Questionnaire. Click here to read the full report, Public School Teacher Autonomy, Satisfaction, Job Security, and Commitment: 1999–2000 and 2011–12.  This Statistics in Brief is a product of the National Center for Education Statistics at the Institute of Education Sciences, part of the U.S. Department of Education.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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23 February 2018: Volume 11, Number 20

howtopronounce RESPECTING PEOPLE
Properly pronouncing a person’s name can be a challenge, but it is an important skill to acquire in a global society. Simply put, it shows respect. The good news is that technology is supplying some support on this front. Below are several websites you can consult.

Hear Names, as the name suggests, lets you hear the correct pronunciation of difficult names. All you need to do is type the name in the search box at the home page and press Enter. If you do not find the name for which  you are searching, you could submit a request to add that name by filling a simple form.

Pronounce Names is similar to Hear Names. It has a huge collection of names and their pronunciations. As a user you would see the below interface on its home page. You can search a name, browse the list and check pronunciation of any name. If you do not find a name, you may request pronunciation of a name or submit one by uploading wav/mp3 files.

You may also want to learn about names of places and various other things. If it is so, Inogolo might help. When you search for names you will be guided with results in both phonetic and audio, both in English language. The site also includes the origin of the name.

Name Engine. The Name Engine is a website dedicated to correct name pronunciation of famous personalities such as athletes, entertainers, politicians, news makers etc.

The main feature of Nameshouts.com  is that it includes Mandarin, Spanish, French, Hindi, Greek, Arabic, Japanese, Russian and more. New names and languages are added to the site everyday.

A special nod to this site for its descriptions of the first four websites mentioned above.

 

sncc  julianbondsncc
Discussion
Topic: A deeper dive into Julian Bond’s papers and the Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee
Date:  Tuesday, February  27
Time: 4:00pm –6:00pm
Location:  Rotunda, Multipurpose room
Discussants: (SNCC) with Faith Holsaert, Editor of Hands on the Freedom Plow: Personal Accounts by Women in SNCC, John Gartrell, Director of the John Hope Franklin Research Center, Duke University Libraries, and Krystal Appiah, Instruction Librarian, UVa Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library
Moderator:  Dr. Deborah McDowell, Department of English and Director of the Carter G. Woodson Institute at the University of Virginia
Register Required

  libra-dataverse-banner WORKSHOP
Topic: Introduction to Libra Data (Dataverse at UVa)
Date:  Wednesday, February  28
Time: 1:00pm –2:00pm
Location:  Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Description: Libra Data, UVa’s instance of Dataverse is available for UVA researchers to publish and share data. Libra Data is for final, publishable products of research and can fulfill data sharing requirements from journals and/or funders. Benefits of using Libra Data include: Increased visibility and impact of your research data, Safe management of your data, Fulfillment of journal and grant mandates, and Valuable research time saved. Libra Data went live in 2017; you can read more about the benefits and the full Library announcement. Join us for the brief overview and demonstration session on Libra Data.
Presenter:  Sherry Lake, Scholarly Repository Librarian
Register: No need to register.


widgetwedgame WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve making an educational game or simulation. Pizza will be served. We hope you will come to either to create or learn more about Maker Studio activities.

Date: Wednesday, February 28
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio,  Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

 zotero  WORKSHOP
Topic:  Organizing Your Research with Zotero
Date:  Thursday, March 1, 2018
Time:  1:00pm –1:50pm
Location:  Clemons Library, Room 407 (#11, D2 on map)
Description: 
Are you interested in getting a handle on the books, articles, websites, and other resources you use in your research? Zotero is an open source tool that can help you capture, organize, search and share your research materials. It can also interface with your word processing software, allowing you to drop footnotes, citations, and bibliographies into your written work, all with just a few clicks. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to Zotero. Topics covered will include installing the software, capturing citations from a variety of sources, organizing and searching your citations, syncing your Zotero library to the cloud, and using the Microsoft Word plugin to integrate citations into your written work. No prior experience with citation management software is required. Please plan to bring your own laptop to the session. Are you interested in getting a handle on the books, articles, websites, and other resources you use in your research?
Presenter: Chris Ruotolo, Director, Research in the Arts and Humanities
Register: Register here.

 

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

 

r INTRODUCTION TO R PROGRAMMING
Date:  Monday, February 26, 2018
Time:
10:00 AM – Noon
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Introduction to R

Designed for the absolute beginner, this workshop provides a gentle introduction to R and RStudio. R is a free, open-source software environment and programming language designed specifically for statistical analysis. Since its introduction in 2000, R has rapidly increased in popularity thanks to its power, price (free!), and supportive community. RStudio is a free integrated development environment (IDE) that makes using and learning R much easier. In this workshop we’ll get you started using R with RStudio, show you how to import data, do some basic data manipulation, create a few graphics, perform some basic statistical analyses, and point you in the direction to learn more and go further with R!
Presenter: Clay Ford, Senior Research Data Scientist
Add this workshop to your calendar

 

ArcGIS_10_2_Logo2 GIS WORKSHOP SERIES
Topic:  ArcGIS Online: Story Maps
Date:  Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time:  10:00am –11:00am
Location:  Alderman Library, room 421 (#1, D2 on map)
Description:
Story Maps are templates that allow authors to give context to their ArcGIS Online maps.  Whether telling a story, giving a tour or comparing historic maps, Esri Story Maps are easy-to-use applications that create polished presentations.
Presenters: Chris Gist, Geographic Information Systems Specialist, and Drew McQueen, Geospatial Consultant
No registration in necessary.

 

git logoDATA WORKSHOP
Topic:  Basics of Version Control With Git
Date:  Tuesday, February 27, 2018
Time:  1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location:  Alderman Library, room 421 (#1, D2 on map)
Description: 
Do you have file names like: Paper.doc, Paper-revision1.doc, Paper-v2.doc, Paper-Final.doc, Paper-Final2.doc? Have you heard of version control, but not sure how to get it working for you? This workshop will give you an overview of how to use Git and GitHub to version your documents (word processing, coding document, or any type of files). This is a workshop for absolute beginners, so no experience is required. We will mostly be talking about version control from a theoretical standpoint, and won’t be installing or using git on your own computers.
Presenter:  
Ammon Shepherd, Digital Humanities Developer
Click here to add  to your calendar, but no need to register.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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16 February 2018, Volume 11, Number 19

literature-review-lbrary-resources_320 WORKSHOP
Topic: Searching Databases and Finding Articles for Your Literature Review
Date:  Friday, February 16
Time: Noon –12:50pm
Location:  Ruffner Hall, Room 302
Description: This workshop will introduce you to our UVA library databases, Journal Finder, the online catalog, handbooks and interlibrary loan. Using these tools, you can find the journal articles and books you will want to use for your literature review, whether it is a lit review for a class paper or your dissertation. We will also practice how to narrow your topic, explore how to use Google Scholar to find articles that cited an article that is pivotal to your topic, locate full text articles if you only have a citation to an article, and use RefWorks to create APA citations automatically.  We will reference the following online book,  Writing Literature Reviews by Jose L. Galvan
Presenter: Kay Buchanan, Your Curry School Librarian
Register: No need to register. I hope to see many of you at noon in Ruffner, Room 302!

 

 

makerpuppets WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create can involve making a puppet or an electronic badge. If you are making a puppet, you will be the among the first to use our newest maker tool, a sewing machine!  Pizza will be served, and we hope you will come to either to create or learn more about Maker Studio activities.

Date: Wednesday, February 21
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio,  Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

 3dclemons_320 30 MINUTE WORKSHOP
Topic: 3D Printing Studio Training
Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time:
3:30pm – 4:00am
Location:
Clemons Library, Room 321  (#11, D2 on this map)
Register: Register here.
Workshop Description:
This is a required training session for those wanting to use the Robertson Media Center’s 3D Printing Center. See an overview of the Studio immediately below as well as additional training opportunities.

The Robertson Media Center 3D Printing Studio is equipped with seven 3D printers (three Makerbot replicator plus, two Ultimaker 3, and two Taz 6) and six desktop computers. The service is open and free to all patrons of the University, regardless of skill level or field of study.  The 3D printing studio is located at third floor of Clemons library, and is open every week from Monday to Friday from 3pm to 9pm.  Initial training is required prior to reserving and using the 3D Printing Studio for the first time. Ask as at Robertson Media Center front desk or email teachlearn@virginia.edu.

 

 

racism RACISM IN THE MEDIA 
Join us for the panel discussion, “Eyes on Racism & Activism in the Media” An exploration of depictions of blackness in media and the role of legacy and social media in activist movements with Carmenita Higginbotham, UVa McIntire Department of Art, Meredith Clark, UVa Department of Media Studies, and Lisa Woolfork, UVa Department of English. Moderated by Phylissa Mitchell, Director of Inclusion, Diversity, & Equity, UVa Library. Reception at 4:30 p.m. Space is limited, please register here.

Date: Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time: 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Location: Auditorium of Harrison/Small Library (#19, D2 on this map)

 

printer-publicPRINTING INFO
Read how to print from your laptop to the public printers in the UVA Library or the printer in the hallway on the 3rd floor of Ruffner.  Best tip from your Curry Librarian: Put the articles you want to print on a USB and insert it into the public printer. This is much easier than printing from your laptop!

Read how to pay for printing on the UVA public printers using Cavalier Advantage.

Read printing tips from UVA Print (formerly called UVA Printing and Copying Service)

You can help! If the printer on the 3rd floor is not working, you can call UVA Print @ 434-924-3785. The number is attached to the printer so no need to memorize it!

 

aldermanlibraryreferenceroom FACULTY, JOIN US!
A Public Discussion: The Future of Alderman Library
Description:  This 90 minute session/discussion  will be an opportunity for UVA faculty to guide HBRA and the Planning Committees toward the best possible future for Alderman Library—one that meets research needs, provides world-class collections access, and houses useful spaces for all types of Library visitors. Join us and share your priorities for the library. What types of technical and physical spaces are essential for your work in Alderman? What does Alderman currently lack that you would hope to find in a renovated library? Please join us!

There are 2 sessions to accommodate your busy, faculty schedules.

Date 1: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location:  Auditorium of Harrison/Small in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library (#19, D2 on this map)
Faculty, add this event to your Outlook calendar, no need to register.

Date 2: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location:  Clemons Library, Room 407 (#11, D2 on this map)
Faculty, add this event to your Outlook calendar, no need to register.

 

VIDEO_FIXED NEW, STREAMING VIDEO
This new streaming video, Fixed: The Science/Fiction of Human Enhancement
rethinks disability and normalcy by exploring technologies that promise to change our bodies and minds forever by delving into complex ethical, social, philosophical and technological questions of our time.  From botox to bionic limbs, the human body is more “upgradeable” than ever. But how much of it can we alter and still be human? What do we gain or lose in the process?

 

aldermanlibraryreferenceroom STUDENTS, JOIN US!
A Public Discussion: The Future of Alderman Library
Description:  This 90 minute session/discussion will be an opportunity for UVA students to guide HBRA and the Planning Committees toward the best possible future for Alderman Library—one that meets research needs, provides world-class collections access, and houses useful spaces for all types of Library visitors. Join us and share your priorities for the library. What types of technical and physical spaces are essential for your work in Alderman? What does Alderman currently lack that you would hope to find in a renovated library?

There are 2 sessions to accommodate your busy, student schedules.

Date 1: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time: 3:30pm – 5:00pm
Location:  Auditorium of Harrison/Small in the Albert and Shirley Small Special Collections Library (#19, D2 on this map)
Students, add this event to your calendar, no need to register.

Date 2: Thursday, February 22, 2018
Time: 1:30pm – 3:00pm
Location:  Clemons Library, Room 407 (#11, D2 on this map)
Students, add this event to your calendar, no need to register.

 

HOOS YOUR
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.

 

datapurchaseprogram_320 ATTENTION RESEARCHERS 
The UVA Library is pleased to announce the Spring round of the pilot year of the Data Purchase Program for UVA-affiliated faculty and student researchers.  Awards are directed at smaller research needs (around $1,000 to $5,000).  However, the total amount available will depend on the number of applications and the potential overall impact on UVA’s research mission.  The deadline for submission for the Data Purchase Program is March 5, 2018. Questions? Email the Data librarian, Jenn Huck and she will gladly field your questions.

 

 confirmatory_factor_analysis_orange  confirmatory_factor_Analysis WORKSHOP
Topic: Confirmatory Factor Analysis
Date: Tuesday, February 20
Time:  10:00am –12 Noon
Location:  Brown Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall, room 133 (#11 on map)
Description: 
When we perform an Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA), we’re not sure how many factors exist (if they exist at all) or what the factors represent. But when we hypothesize the existence of a certain number factors and how they manifest themselves through observable variables, we turn to Confirmatory Factor Analysis, or CFA, to test our hypothesis. In this workshop we introduce the basics of performing a CFA using the R statistical programming environment. Using the laavan and semPlot packages, we cover how to specify CFA models, how to interpret the output, how to evaluate fit, and how to create path diagrams summarizing our results. Prerequisites: Basic understanding of Exploratory Factor Analysis. Might also be helpful to know how to open a R script in RStudio and submit R code, though we’ll demonstrate that in the workshop.
Presenter:  
Clay Ford, , Senior Research Data Scientist-Statistics
Register: Register here.

 

ArcGIS_10_2_Logo2 GIS WORKSHOP SERIES
Topic:  ArcGIS Online: Spatial Analysis
Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:  10:00am –11:00am
Location:  Alderman Library, room 421 (#1, D2 on map)
Description: 
ArcGIS Online now has spatial analysis tools that can be easier to use than similar desktop GIS tools.  Come learn how to use the simple yet powerful analysis tools available through ArcGIS Online. All sessions are one hour and assume participants have no previous experience using GIS.  Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance.
Presenters: Chris Gist, Geographic Information Systems Specialist, and Drew McQueen, Geospatial Consultant
No registration in necessary.

 

git logoDATA WORKSHOP
Topic:  Basics of Version Control With Git
Date:  Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Time:  1:00pm – 2:00pm
Location:  Alderman Library, room 421 (#1, D2 on map)
Description: 
Do you have file names like: Paper.doc, Paper-revision1.doc, Paper-v2.doc, Paper-Final.doc, Paper-Final2.doc? Have you heard of version control, but not sure how to get it working for you? This workshop will give you an overview of how to use Git and GitHub to version your documents (word processing, coding document, or any type of files). This is a workshop for absolute beginners, so no experience is required. We will mostly be talking about version control from a theoretical standpoint, and won’t be installing or using git on your own computers.
Presenter:  
Ammon Shepherd, Digital Humanities Developer
Click here to add  to your calendar, but no need to register.

 

funding next exit  GRANT FUNDING WORKSHOP
Date: Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:
10:00am – 11:00am
Location:
Brown Science and Engineering Library – Room 133
Workshop Description:
Funding discovery databases help researchers identify opportunities from public and private funders. UVa now has access to two discovery tools licensed by the Vice Provost of Research, Pivot and GrantForward. These tools allow faculty, students and staff to search for funding and set up email search alerts based on a researcher’s area of interest. After the workshop, the attendees will learn how to create an account, search the databases, share funding opportunities with others, as well as save search strategies for email alerts regarding new opportunities. All students, faculty and staff at the University have access and the ability to create personal accounts. Please bring a laptop for use for this hands-on workshop.
Presenter: Dr. Ricky Patterson, Associate Director, Campus-Wide Partnerships & Services; and Library Liaison to Astronomy, Mathematics, and Environmental Science
Register for the Grant Funding Workshop.

 

arduino text WORKSHOP
Topic: Makerspace Workshop: Easy Electronics – Arduino for the Beginner
Date: 
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Time:
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Location:
Alderman Library, Room 421 and Room 423 (#1, D2 on map)
Workshop Description: come to the Scholars’ Lab Makerspace to learn the basics of using the Arduino for fun or profit. No experience or equipment needed. Arduino kits and laptops provided to use in class, but you are welcome to bring your own. This workshop will go through the very basics of electricity, how to setup the Arduino, and building a first circuit; an LED nightlight.
Presenter: Ammon Shepherd, Digital Humanities Developer
Registration: Click here to add to your calendar, but no need to register.

 

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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9 February 2018: Volume 11, Number 18

videotapeyourselffun oneButtonstudio_steps_320
NEED TO RECORD A PRESENTATION OR MAKE A VIDEO?

The UVA Library has many resources to help you create great videos for your assignments. Try out the One-Button Studio in Clemons Library! It is a space where you can easily record yourself practicing or presenting a speech or presentation. Just push the button, record the presentation to your USB drive, and you can be quickly heading to your next assignment.   See this  complete listing of video equipment, spaces, and support available to you in your UVA Library.

 

howtowritealiteraturereview_320 LITERATURE REVIEW WORKSHOP
Topic: Learn the Tools, Tips, and Time Saving Steps for Your Literature Review
Date: Friday, February 16
Time: Noon –12:50pm
Location:  Ruffner Hall, Room 302
Description: Do you need to know how other scholars have addressed your topic? Do you want to make sure that you find relevant related literature? You will learn to develop strategies for finding, evaluating, and organizing sources for your literature review.  You should find this online book,  Writing Literature Reviews by Galvan to be quite useful.
Presenter: Kay Buchanan, Your Curry School Librarian
Register: Register here.

 

impactfactor3sourcesLOCATING JOURNAL IMPACT FACTORS
As a researcher, you will be encouraged to submit your manuscripts to the top journals.   To determine what constitutes a top journal, many turn to a journal’s impact factor. The impact factor is a measure of the frequency with which the average article in a journal has been cited in a particular year. Below are resources you can use to find impact factors for journals. If you have questions, please contact your Curry librarian, Kay Buchanan.

Journal Citation Reports
Journal Citation Reports (JCR) is produced by the publisher, Thomson Reuter who also produces the Web of Science database. JCR provides impact factors for journals included in Web of Science.  JCR results also give Eigenfactor scores and Article Influence scores 

SCImago Journal & Country Rank
SCImago Journal and Country Rank (SJR)  includes the journals   in the Scopus® database by Elsevier.  Scopus covers more journals and more fields of study (think education) than Journal Citation Reports.  You can search for a given journal title and you can browse by category such as Education, Speech and Hearing, Sport Sciences, and Clinical Psychology by using the pull down Subject Category menu.

Google Scholar Metrics
Google Scholar (GS) Metrics also ranks journals according to GS algorithms. Additional information can be accessed here. GS impact factors tend to be higher than JCR and SCImago as GS scrapes citations from the web as opposed to the subset of journals used by JCR or the subset used by SCImago.

 

app THE UVA WALKING TOUR OF GROUNDS
The UVA Library is very pleased to announce a new app: Walking Tours of Grounds.  (Google Play coming soon). Download it and add to your knowledge of Wahoo history. You will be an alum before you know it!

This app was developed to conjunction with the current exhibition, The University of Virginia in 100 Objects. The Walking Tour will lead you through the University’s historic Grounds, from the exhibition’s base in the Harrison Institute and Small Special Collections Library to the Rotunda, sites in the Academical Village, memorials and statues around Grounds, and exhibitions in Alumni Hall, the Darden School of Business, and the UVA School of Law.

 

maker widget wed storytelling WIDGET WEDNESDAY
All Curry students are welcome to participant in this week’s Maker Studio project. The project you create will involve creating a storytelling or counting activity using a flannel board. Pizza will be served and we hope you will come to either to create or learn more about Maker Studio activities.

Date: Wednesday, February 14
Time: Noon-2:00pm
Location: The Maker Studio,  Room 204, Ruffner Hall

 

apastyle_160  WRITING APA REFERENCES
Type your paper’s references and you can then quickly convert them to a hanging indent! If you have a PC, just followe the 4 steps below. If you have a Mac, follow these instructions, to create a hanging indent.

  1. Type your citation.
  2. Copy/highlight the citation, right click with your mouse, and then, select “Paragraph.” A dialog box will appear as shown below.Hanging_Indent_Word_320_rightclick3. Within the dialog box, click on the down-arrow-head located below the “Special” text, then click on the word “Hanging.” (Note that at this point, Word will suggest a size for the indent under the word “By.” The standard size is one-half inch (.5).”
    4. Click OK and your references should be in the hanging indent style as pictured here.

 

102thingpublishersdo WHAT VALUES DO PUBLISHERS PROVIDE?
This week, Kent Anderson posted his list, Focusing on Value — 102 Things Journal Publishers Do. These “things” benefit authors, librarians (love the librarian icon is a smiley face with a halo!), readers,  etc.

Kent Anderson stated, “This update is a reframing and expansion of the list. I’ve changed the motif from the cost perspective (expense, level of difficulty, and duration) to the value perspective (uniqueness, value, importance).”

 

 

 

 

HOOS YOUR
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.

 

rDATA WORKSHOP
Topic:  Linear Mixed Effects Modeling in R
Date:  Monday, February 12, 2018
Time:  10:00am –Noon
Location:  Brown Science & Engineering Library in Clark Hall, Room 133 (#11, D4 on map)
Description: 
Mixed-effect models, multilevel models, hierarchical linear models – all refer to a class of statistical models used to analyze correlated data. Such data include repeated measurements, longitudinal measurements and clustered observations. In this workshop, we introduce the basics of mixed-effect modeling with an emphasis on implementation and interpretation. We will use examples in R using the lme4 package. Previous experience with R and linear regression will be helpful but not required.
Presenter:  
Clay Ford, Senior Research Data Scientist-Statistics
Register: Register here.

 

qualtrics2017 WORKSHOP
Topic: Introduction to Qualtrics Survey Software
Date: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018
Time:
10:00am – 11:00am
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
Qualtrics is an online survey software package which makes sophisticated research simple and empowers users to capture a wide variety of information easily. In this workshop, we will cover the basics of creating, implementing, and analyzing a survey in Qualtrics. You can access Qualtrics software from here.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Computing Specialist
Registration: Register here.

 

tableau WORKSHOP

Topic: Tableau for Beginners
Date:  Thursday, February 15, 2018
Time:
11:00am – 11:50am
Location:
Brown Science & Engineering Library, Room 133 (map #10)
Workshop Description:
An introduction to the Tableau platform starting from beginner to building an interactive visualization on the web. This workshop is ideal for anyone wanting to learn about presenting data or making dynamic and interactive visualizations.
Presenter: Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Computing Specialist
Registration: Register here.

 

 PolicyMap logo  WORKSHOP
Topic: Research Cities and Communities with PolicyMap
Date:  Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Time:  11:00am –11:050am
Location:  Clemons Library, Room 407, (#11, D2 on map)
Description: 
PolicyMap offers easy-to-use online mapping with data on demographics, real estate, health, jobs, and more in communities across the US. We’ll learn how you can use PolicyMap to visualize data on over 1700 indicators about the places we live, work, and invest. You can access the Policy Map data and mapping tool from here.
Presenter:  
Jenn Huck, Data Librarian
Register: Register here.


 zotero  WORKSHOP
Topic:  Organizing Your Research with Zotero
Date:  Friday, February 16, 2018
Time:  11:00am –11:50am
Location:  Clemons Library, room 322 (#11, D2 on map)
Description: 
Are you interested in getting a handle on the books, articles, websites, and other resources you use in your research? Zotero is an open source tool that can help you capture, organize, search and share your research materials. It can also interface with your word processing software, allowing you to drop footnotes, citations, and bibliographies into your written work, all with just a few clicks. This workshop will provide a hands-on introduction to Zotero. Topics covered will include installing the software, capturing citations from a variety of sources, organizing and searching your citations, syncing your Zotero library to the cloud, and using the Microsoft Word plugin to integrate citations into your written work. No prior experience with citation management software is required. Please plan to bring your own laptop to the session. Are you interested in getting a handle on the books, articles, websites, and other resources you use in your research?
Presenter: Chris Ruotolo, Director, Research in the Arts and Humanities
Register: Register here.

 

Kay-Buchanan200This newsletter is produced by your Curry librarian,  Kay Buchanan.

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 training opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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