6 June 2013, Volume 6, Number 38

American Educational Research Association OPEN ACCESS JOURNAL
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) announced that it will launch AERA Open, an online, peer-reviewed journal that will be freely available to all readers on the web and will be published by Sage.  AERA Open is expected to start publishing articles in early 2014. Author instructions will be posted here.

The new publication will promote access to data; research instruments, protocols and guides; and other supplemental sources of information that will enhance the value of articles as well as encourage others to pursue research or its application.

AERA Open will set article payment charges at $400 for AERA members and $700 for nonmembers, with significantly lower charges for graduate students in both categories. There will be no charge for scholars in countries with low-income economies, as defined by the World Bank.

As an online journal, AERA Open offers a publishing venue for works in innovative formats, such as video, interactive data tables, and audio recordings that a print format precludes.

 

Ole McCormick bridge facing south.

bridge-noMCCORMICK BRIDGE
As many of you are not on-Grounds this summer, the CLIC librarians thought you might appreciate two  photographs* of the historic event that just happened on Emmet Street next to Bavaro Hall.  Crews removed McCormick Bridge in one night and will be rebuilding it during the upcoming months. Completion date is slated for the late July.
*Photos courtesy of Warner Granade, Subject liaison librarian for Commerce and Economics.

 

writer-at-work-160WRITING LITERATURE REVIEWS
To help guide you through the process of writing a professional and scholarly  literature review, we have opted to identify some quality resources that we think should prove useful to you.

The Purpose of the Literature Review is to:
1. provide  thorough knowledge of previous studies; and introduce  seminal works.
2. help focus one’s own research topic.
3. identify a conceptual framework for one’s own research questions or problems; indicate potential directions for future research.
4. suggest previously unused or underused methodologies, designs, quantitative and qualitative strategies.
5. identify gaps in previous studies; identify flawed methodologies and/or theoretical approaches; avoid replication of mistakes.
6. help the researcher avoid repetition of earlier research.
7. suggest unexplored populations.
8. determine whether past studies agree or disagree; identify controversy in the literature.
9. test assumptions; may help counter preconceived ideas and remove unconscious bias.

RESOURCES

University of Wisconsin-Madison
A chapter from The Writer’s Handbook, Learn how to write a review of literature

Wesleyan University
Literature Review Guide

University of North Carolina  The Writing Center
Literature Reviews

Harvard University
The Literature Review: A Research Journey 

Kent State University
Literature Review Guide

 

literature-review-hartTitle: Doing a Literature Review by Chris Hart
Location: Writing book shelf in the CLIC, room 306 Bavaro Hall and click here to check availability at UVa libraries
Call number: LB 2369. H3
Table of Contents

 

systematic-approach-to-successfulTitle: Systematic Approaches to a Successful Literature Review by Booth, Papaioannou and Sutton
Location: Writing book shelf in the CLIC, room 306 Bavaro Hall and click here to check availability at the UVa Health Sciences Library 
Call number: LB1047.3 .B66 2012
Table of Contents

 

Cover of the book, The Literature Review:  Six Steps to Success, 2nd editionTitle: The Literature Review: Six Steps to Success, 2nd ed. by Machi & McEvoy
Location: Writing book shelf in the CLIC, room 306 Bavaro Hall and clic here to check availability of 1st ed. at other UVa libraries
Call number: LB1047.3 .M33 2012
Table of Contents

 

 

code-of-ethics-2AERA AND APA CODES
The AERA Code of Ethics and the APA’s Ethical Principles of Psychologists and Code of Conduct  can guide you through a variety of ethical questions including authorship credit (who should get their names included in a journal manuscript); contractual and consulting services; research planning, implementation and dissemination; data sharing expectations, plagiarism, etc.

 

understanding-college-and-university-organization ONLINE HANDBOOK
Title: Understanding College and University Organization: Theories for Effective Policy and Practice
Location: Online
Also in print format Handbook Area in the CLIC:
Call Number: LB2341.B4769 2008 v.1, v.2
Table of Contents:  Vol. 1, Vol. 2

 

trendsONLINE BOOK
Title: Trends Shaping Education 2013
Location: Online
Overview: What does it mean for education that our societies are increasingly diverse? How  is global economic power shifting toward new countries? Trends Shaping Education 2013 brings together international evidence to give policy makers, researchers, leaders, administrators and others a source to inform strategic thinking and stimulate reflection on challenges facing education.

 

circadasCIRCADAS: THE VIDEO
If you watch the Return of the Circadas video, we guarantee you will be glad you did! It is chalk full of information, great photography and science at its best.

 

 

hawk-fledglingSEE UVA’S RED TAIL HAWKS
If you go quickly, you can observe 3 Red Tail Hawk fledglings. Their nest is in a pine tree to the left as you face Clark Hall where the Brown Science and Engineering Library is located. If you were coming out of Clark Hall, the nest is on the right near the green metal walkway. You can’t miss them as many people will probably be there with cameras and binoculars. The fledglings are about 12 to 18 inches tall making them big enough to see with the naked eye. They will probably relocate near the end of June. This image* is a close-up of a fledgling red tail hawk.

The  image* below shows a photograph of UVa’s fledglings and their nest.  The red Three fledgling red tail hawks and their nest near Clark Hall at the University of Virginiaboxes indicate the location of the young hawks.   For more information about red tail hawks, especially in urban settings, read this New York Times article.

*The fledgling photograph is courtesy of Ann Brokelman, blogger and photographer. The photograph of the three UVa fledgling red tail hawks is courtesy of Melissa Loggins, Brown Science and Engineering Library staff. Click on the bottom image to see a larger version of Melissa's photograph.

 

Logo for the NOVA Education's Webinar SeriesNOVA EDUCATION WEBINAR SERIES
Yes, the current school year is just winding down, but the folks at NOVA Education are already thinking about ways to enhance your teaching for the next school year.  NOVA Education is offering 3 webinars this month to middle and high school teachers to showcase the various ways that NOVA resources can be used in the classroom.  Check here for more details on the webinars and to sign up to participate in one, or all, of the webinars.

Wednesday, June 12th @ 6:00pm EST
Earth System Science Resources from NOVA and NASA

Tuesday, June 18 @ 5:00 pm EST
Sparking Student Interest in STEM Careers with NOVA

Thursday, June 27 @ 4:00 pm EST 
Developing Student’s Scientific Practice Skills with NOVA Labs

 

mooc-mooMOOCS (again and again)
In Deals With 10 Public Universities, Coursera Bids for Role in Credit Course.

According to the Chronicle of Higher Education article linked above, “Under the new deals, Coursera is recasting itself as a platform for credit-bearing courses that would be offered to students enrolled at multiple campuses within a public-university system.”

 

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

 

Dr. John EastonCASTL GUEST LECTURE
PRESENTER: Dr. John Q. Easton is the director of the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), which is the research arm of the U.S. Department of Education and encompasses a number of national centers. Easton holds a Ph.D. in measurement, evaluation, and statistical analysis from the University of Chicago, and was executive director of the Consortium on Chicago School Research at the University of Chicago.
TOPIC: “Using Measurement as Leverage between Developmental Research and Educational Practice”
DATE: Thursday, June 20
TIME: Noon – 1:00 PM
LOCATION: Zehmer Hall Auditorium (#25 on map, top right)
DESCRIPTION: Dr. Easton will be discussing the importance of good measurement, especially as it relates to domains of development beyond cognitive and academic skills. Discussions will also center around collaboration with educational partners and researchers to leverage the impact of using measures. The event is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Studies in Teaching and Learning (CASTL) at UVa’s Curry School of Education.

 

Wordle: Best Practices Collecting and Managing Research Data DATA WORKSHOPS
The University Library’s Data Management Consulting Group is conducting several workshops this summer.  You can register for the June workshops using the links below.

TOPIC: “Best Practices of Collecting and Managing Research Data”
DATE: Tuesday, June 11
TIME: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
LOCATION: The CLIC, room 306 Bavaro Hall (map)
DESCRIPTION: This workshop will focus on best practices for collecting and organizing data. It is increasingly important to store and document research data in ways that facilitate their effective retrieval and interpretation in the future. These best practices and tips will benefit you, the data collector, as well as improve prospects for the long-term preservation and re-use of data by others.  Participants will need to bring their laptop computers.
PRESENTER: Sherry Lake, Senior Data Consultant, University Library’s Data Management Consulting Group
REGISTRATION: Limited to 20 attendees, Register here.

 

TOPIC: Hands-On Data Management Planning for the Social Sciences
DATE: Thursday, June 20
TIME: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
LOCATION: The CLIC, room 306 Bavaro Hall (map)
DESCRIPTION: What’s your plan for managing all the data from your research? Did you know that all federal agencies with budgets over $100M will soon require data management plans outlining how you will provide access to your research data? What metadata standard will you use? What repository will you deposit your data into? Will your data be restricted or fully open? Join us for a data management planning workshop geared to social science researchers. We will cover critical components of data management planning to help you get started, introduce you to available resources, and give you an opportunity to develop your own data management plan for a grant. The workshop will conclude with peer and expert feedback on draft data management plans produced during the workshop. We welcome all researchers; faculty, graduate students, and others.  Participants will need to bring their laptop computers.
PRESENTERS:  Andrew Sallans, Head of Strategic Data Initiatives, UVA Library, and Bill Corey, Data Management Consultant, UVA Library
REGISTRATION: Limited to 20 attendees, Register here.

 

StatLab  STATLAB WORKSHOP REGISTRATION
The StatLab, an applied statistical consulting service for researchers across Grounds, is holding several workshops this summer.  Each workshop is offered twice so you may select the day/time that’s most convenient.   To learn more about each workshop, just click on the workshop title link.  To register, click on the link for the workshop date you want to attend.

Workshop Topic Date Time Place
Multilevel Models I: Introduction, implementation, interpretation Thursday, June 20 9-11:30 Bavaro Hall, room 306
Fri., June 21 2-4:30 Brown Science and Engineering Library, room 133
Multilevel Models II: Assessment, estimation, generalizations Thursday, June 27 9-11:30 Bavaro Hall, room 306
Fri., June 28 2-4:30 Alderman Library, room 421
Matching Methods I: Logic, limitations, and algorithms for matching on covariates Thursday, July 25 9-11:30 Bavaro Hall, room 306
Fri., July 26 2-4:30 Brown Science and Engineering Library, room 148
Matching Methods II: Propensity score approaches Thursday, August 1 9-11:30 Bavaro Hall, room 306
Friday, August 2 2-4:30 Brown Science and Engineering Library, room 148

 

Logo for IPEDSNEW DATA:  POSTSECONDARY TUITION, FEES, DEGREES
This First Look report, Postsecondary Institutions and Cost of Attendance in 2012-13; Degrees and Other Awards Conferred, 2011-12; and 12-Month Enrollment, 2011-12  presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2012 data collection, which included three survey components: institutional characteristics for 2012-13—such as degrees offered, type of program, application information, and tuition and other costs; the number and type of degrees conferred from July 2011 through June 2012; and 12-month enrollment data for the 2011-12 academic year.

 

  This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians,
Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman, for the Curry School
of Education to support digital scholarship and research.

 

 

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