20 June 2013, Volume 6, Number 39

TODAY DATA WORKSHOPS IN THE CLIC
Just a reminder for those of you registered for these data-related workshops being held Thursday, June 20, 2013.
9:00 am until 11:30 am – Multilevel Models I: Introduction, implementation, interpretation. REGISTRATION FILLED

4:00 pm until 5:00 pm – Hands-on Data Management Plan Workshop for Social Science Research  There is space available for this workshop. Register here.

 

Cover of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth EditionDSM-5 ONLINE
The 5th edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) is now online and full text for all UVa affiliates.

For those of you who use the Clinical and School Psychology LibGuide to identify resources for you research, we have added a link to the DSM-5. The link is at the bottom of the left column in the BOOKS section.

As you have probably heard, the launch of this new edition is not without controversy, especially targeted is autism.  We thought you might find this new publication, The Making of the DSM-5 to be of interest.

 

Cover of theNCTQ RELEASES NEW REPORT
The National Council of Teacher Quality recently released its first edition of the NCTQ Teacher Prep Review.  This report is an evaluation of more than 1,100 colleges and universities that prepare elementary and secondary teachers. The NCTQ website states, “As a consumer tool, it allows aspiring teachers, parents and school districts to compare programs and determine which are doing the best — and worst — job of training new teachers.”

This June 18, 2013 article from the Chronicle of Higher Education, “An Industry of Mediocrity’: Study Criticizes Teacher-Education Programs“  discusses the report and includes comments from Dean Pianta.

 

The start of the Seattle Library's record setting book domino chain.  The title of the first book is Before the Fall.

 NEW WORLD RECORD
It took a total of seven hours of setup and five tries, but at around 11 p.m. Friday, May 31, the Seattle Public Library set the world’s record for the longest book domino chain.

The record-breaking event led by a student at Harvard, a student at Middlebury College and 27 volunteers. It  was held in Seattle’s iconic Central Library, using a total of 2,131 books that followed a complex pathway. The books used to make this domino chain were either donated or were out of date and no longer in the library’s collection. They are now being sold by the Friends of Seattle Public Library to help raise money for library programs and services.

 

NEW HANDBOOKS

hndbk_psych_coach_mentorTitle: Wiley-Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Coaching and Mentoring
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: BF 637 .P36 W535 2013
Table of Contents

Note: Handbooks in the CLIC may not be checked out, but may be scanned for free or photocopied for 8 cents per page in the CLIC, room 306, Bavaro Hall.

 

Cover of the Handbook of Institutional ResearchTitle: Handbook of Institutional Research
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: LB 2326.3 .H36 2012
Table of Contents

Note: Handbooks in the CLIC may not be checked out, but may be scanned for free or photocopied for 8 cents per page in the CLIC, room 306, Bavaro Hall.

 

 

Cover of the Oxford Handbook of Counseling PsychologyTitle: The Oxford Handbook of Counseling Psychology
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: BF636.6 .O94 2012
Table of Contents

Note: Handbooks in the CLIC may not be checked out, but may be scanned for free or photocopied for 8 cents per page in the CLIC, room 306, Bavaro Hall.

 

 

 

writer-at-work-160GRAMMAR AND PUNCTUATION
I started to use the title, Punctuate or Perish” for this article as knowing how to write documents that are grammatically accurate and correctly punctuated is a skill most of us wish we had as it is so important in academic writing. We all know we could just trust Microsoft Word to handle them for us, but that does not always happen when we are writing for publication or research papers for our Curry classes. Below are some resources available to assist you in making your writing grammatically correct.

Print Resources
Harbrace College Handbook, 13th edition
Location: Reference shelf in the CLIC and other UVa Libaries
Call number:  PE 1112 .H37 1998

OUR TAKE: This is the definitive guide to American English grammar. We’ve ordered the 18th edition and will let you know when it arrives! It is now titled, Hodges Harbrace Handbook.

Use this link to view additional grammar books in UVa collection including some online books which you can access in the top, left column by clicking the link, ONLINE under the heading “Format.”

Trustworthy Online Resources for Excellence in Grammar and Punctuation

Purdue Online Writing Lab – Grammar, Mechanics, and Punctuation

University of Chicago Writing Program – Grammar Resources A compilation of links to web resources dealing with grammar and writing including this authoritative online grammar handbook!

 

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.

 

datahumorvideo WILL YOU SHARE YOUR DATA?
This animated video titled, Data Sharing and Management Snafu in 3 Short Acts reveals through humor the snafus researchers create and encounter when working with data. Let the eye rolling begin!

 

 

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

TOPIC: Hands-On Data Management Planning for Engineering
DATE: Wednesday, July 10
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 engineering 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.  PRESENTERS:  Sherry Lake, Data Consultant , UVA Library, and Bill Corey, Data Management Consultant, UVA Library
REGISTRATION: Limited to 20 attendees,  Register here.

 

TOPIC: Evaluating Cloud Storage Options for Your Research Data
DATE: Wednesday, July 24
TIME: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM
LOCATION: The CLIC, room 306 Bavaro Hall (map)
DESCRIPTION: Where do you store your research data?  How do you keep it backed-up and safe?  How do you share with collaborators?  In this session, we’ll discuss various options and the strengths and weaknesses of various options.  There will be ample opportunity for discussion of various experiences from attendees, and we’ll aim to help address problems.
PRESENTERS:  Andrew Sallans, Head of Strategic Data Initiatives, UVA Library, and Sherry Lake, 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 FILLED 9-11:30 Bavaro 306
Fri., June 21 2-4:30 Brown 133
Multilevel Models II: Assessment, estimation, generalizations Thursday, June 27 9-11:30 Bavaro 306
Fri., June 28 2-4:30 Alderman 421
Matching Methods I: Logic, limitations, and algorithms for matching on covariates Thursday, July 25 9-11:30 Bavaro 306
Fri., July 26 2-4:30 Brown 148
Matching Methods II: Propensity score approaches Thursday, August 1 9-11:30 Bavaro 306
Friday, August 2 2-4:30 Brown 148

 

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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