4 July 2013, Volume 6, Number 40

fireworksTHE CLIC WILL BE CLOSED JULY 4
The CLIC will be closed July 4th and will reopen on Friday, July 5th at 8am.

 

 

writer-at-work-160HOW TO WRITE A META-ANALYSIS
Writing problems may seem to multiple when one undertakes meta-analysis research. The rules, tools and content put a lot of wheels in motion.  Below are some resources to help you with the writing aspects.

The American Psychological Association published the Meta-Analysis Reporting Standards that outlines the information recommended for inclusion in manuscripts reporting meta-analysis.

The CLIC librarians created this  Meta-Analysis LibGuide for the Meta-Analysis workshop sponsored by Curry and led by Elizabeth Tipton.

reporting-research2ADDITIONAL META-ANALYSES RESOURCES: 
Title: Reporting Research in Psychology: How to Meet Journal Article Reporting Standards
Location: CLIC Writing Area: BF 76.8.C66 2011*
Chapter 6: Reporting a Meta-analysis
chapter 7: How the Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) and the Meta-Analysis Reporting Standards (MARS) came to be used and Can Be Used in the Future

apa-manualTitle: Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association (aka as the APA Manual)
Location: CLIC Writing Area: BF 76.7.P83 2010*
How to write an abstract, page 26-27.
How to write the reference list, page 183.
How to report meta-analysis, pages 36-37.
Sample from APA, pages 57-59 and also online.

 

*NOTE: These two books, as well as other books on scholarly writing, can be found in the CLIC. Just turn to your right when you enter the CLIC, and these books will be on the top of the bookshelf near the large window which is on your left side.

 

handbook-of-metaTitle: Handbook of Research Synthesis and Meta-Analysis
Location: CLIC: Handbook Area: Q180.55. M4 H35 2009*
Chapter 6: Reporting a Meta-analysis and chapter 7: How the Journal Article Reporting Standards (JARS) and the Meta-Analysis Reporting Standards (MARS) came to be used and Can Be Used in the Future

**Note: These and other handbooks can be found in the CLIC. Just turn to your right when you enter the CLIC, these books will be on the bookshelves in front of the librarian’s desks. Handbooks in the CLIC may not be checked out, but may be scanned for free or photocopied for 8 cents per page using your CavAdvantage card in the CLIC.

Elizabeth-TiptonLEARNING ABOUT META-ANALYSIS
Dr. Elizabeth Tipton from Teachers College at Columbia is leading a meta-analysis workshop July 8th-10th for Curry’s Virginia Education Sciences Training program (VEST) and those who registered by 1 July.  She recommended the following 3 books to help learn more about meta-analysis. All are linked to the online catalog so you can see right away if they are checked out. The third book is online!

Don’t forget that if they are checked out, you can click on the RECALL link and recall them from the patron who has them.

 

nookDISCONTINUED!
Barnes & Noble will no longer produce new tablet devices as it transitions to a “partnership model” on color tablets, the company announced June 25th.  Going forward, the company intends to continue to design e-reading devices and reading platforms, while creating a partnership model for manufacturing in the competitive color tablet market. The company spent the fourth quarter on a discounting blitz for its Nook devices and content, announcing new deals and offers on almost a weekly basis.” –DBW

 

mindsetuse  CURRY’S BIG READ
The Curry Discovering Differences Action Team is sponsoring a common reading experience for the Curry community.  The book selected for Curry’s Big Read is Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck.

In an email to all students, Dr. Stanley Trent, wrote, “New undergraduate and new graduate students, Curry will provide you a free hard copy of the book if you come here this summer. If you are coming for orientation in July you will receive it then. If you are not coming then but will be in town sometime this summer (i.e., to find a place to live or just visit), you can pick up a copy from the CLIC, which is on the third floor of Bavaro Hall, Monday-Friday 8am-5pm.

For returning students, faculty and staff, we also will have copies available in the CLIC that can be checked out. In addition to focusing on the book during orientation, we will schedule several discussion groups on adopting a growth v. fixed mindset that will occur during the fall semester. Also, other activities and events will run throughout the spring semester.”

 

keep-calm-list  I’D LIKE A LIST OF K-12 TECH TOOLS . . .
Edudemic has put together a list of  50 educational technology tools every teacher should know about.   It categorizes tools by social learning, learning, lesson planning, and useful tools.

 

sage-handbook-classroom  NEW PRINT HANDBOOK
Title: Sage Handbook of Research on Classroom Assessment
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: LB 3051 .S23 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.

 

sage-handbook-international NEW PRINT HANDBOOK
Title: Sage Handbook of International Higher Education
Location: CLIC Handbook Area: LC 1090 .s26 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.

 

impact-factorsjcr JOURNAL CITATION REPORTS 
Do you need to find out what journals are considered to be the top journals is your field, or do you want to determine to which journal publisher you should submit your manuscript? If so, the database, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) can be good place to begin. The publisher of JCR provides the impact factor for each journal they include.  View this  video to see how to search the JCR database.

The database, Journal Citation Reports (JCR) just updated the impact factors for journals this week with data from 2012.   The CLIC librarians can answer any questions you have about accessing and using the database by contacting them at 434-924-7040.

You can access JCR in two ways. 1) click here, or 2) go to the Web of Science database and click on the Additional Resources tab. You may need to search both the JCR Science Edition and the JCR Social Sciences Edition.

 

Bullying aera  DOWNLOAD THE NEW AERA REPORT
The American Educational Research Association (AERA) issued the new report titled Prevention of Bullying in Schools, Colleges, and Universities: Research Report and Recommendations. The report results from the work of a blue-ribbon AERA task force mandated to prepare and present practical short-term and long-term recommendations to address bullying of children and youth.

 

IES report on Bullying NEW IES BULLYING REPORT
This report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety examines crime occurring in school as well as on the way to and from school and presents data on crime and safety at school from the perspectives of students, teachers, and principals, drawing from an array of sources.

The Institute of Education Sciences (IES) report covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, students’ access to guns without adult permission, the presence of security staff at school, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, and student perceptions of personal safety at school.

 

microsoftdiscountUVa has made agreements with Microsoft to allow the UVa community to obtain Microsoft products at a discount. For example, a degree-seeking student or UVa employee can get Microsoft Office for his or her personal computer for $15 by going to Cavalier Computing in the UVa Bookstore and showing his or her student ID. Checkout these deals on Microsoft products.

 

openaccessfundingUVa STUDENTS and FACULTY
The University Library is pleased to announce the launch of the UVa Library’s Open Access Fund. The fund is intended to support UVa authors who wish to publish their research in an open access journal.  These journals make peer-reviewed articles freely and immediately available to anyone with access to the Internet.  This may increase the visibility of scholarship and lead to greater research impact.  While business models vary, some open access journals charge authors an article processing fee to subsidize publishing costs.  UVa authors who lack funds to pay this fee but wish to publish in open access journals are encouraged to apply for assistance from the Open Access Fund upon article acceptance.  Successful applicants will have funds disbursed on their behalf by the Library directly to the publisher.

Eligible authors include all faculty, staff and students served by the UVa Library system.  Authors may receive up to $2000 per article and a maximum of $3000 a year.  All successful applicants will also agree to deposit a copy of their articles in Libra, UVa’s institutional repository.  Funds will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. Contact the CLIC librarians if you have any questions. 434-924-7040

For more information on the Open Access Fund, including the application visit: http://copyright.library.virginia.edu/uva-library-open-access-fund/

 

HOOS YOUR  Data spelled out in lights
Throughout the semester, we will be highlighting information about finding, organizing, analyzing, managing, displaying, and preserving research data.

 

cloud-computing-3TOPIC: 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.

 

dataONEDATA SOFTWARE TOOLS CATALOG
The Software Tools database is the product of two NSF-funded Informatics Education Planning Workshops hosted by DataONE.

The database provides a brief description of a wide range of tools that are recommended for use by scientists and students, as well as additional information and links to further resources. Users can access tools within the database by selecting keywords (under advanced search) or using free search. For example, we tested to see what software they showcased for linear modeling software and found this.  The page has a list of categories including version control, statistics, analyzing, and visualizations.

 

diplomas-count DIPLOMAS COUNT
Diplomas Count is Education Week‘s essential guide to graduation policy and rates. This edition focuses on Second Chances: Turning Dropouts into Graduates

First the good news: The nation’s high school graduation rate is at its highest point since the 1970s.

The sobering news is: Roughly 1 million students a year leave high school without a diploma. While much attention has gone to identifying teenagers who are at risk of dropping out and finding ways to keep them in school, comparatively fewer efforts have been expended on bringing back the students who have already left.

 

  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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