26 September 2013, Volume 7, Number 6

UVa Box is a cloud-based storage and collaboration service that gives you the ability to access, store, and share a wide range of non-sensitive and moderately sensitive University files securely—anywhere, anytime, on any device.  Each user gets 50 GB of storage. So, sign up and secure your files such as your the draft of your dissertation,  research papers, photos, and more. If you need to store more secure materials such as research data, visit this site.

If you sign up for a UVa Box account on or before September 30th, you will get a free tee-shirt and you will be registered for the grand prize drawing of 2 iPad minis. 

wriitingliteraturereviewsNEW BOOK
Title: Writing Literature Reviews
Jose L. Galvan
This book is located in the CLIC’s, room 306, Bavaro Hall. It is shelved on the top bookshelf closest to the window.
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This book is well organized, gives lots of practical and concrete tips, and can help you acquire the essentials skills you will need to develop to write a literature review for your paper or dissertation.


aldermaninteriorFiveALDERMAN LIBRARY
Did you know that when you enter Alderman Library, you are on the 4th floor?  If you are there to pick up a book, use the Alderman Library Stacks Guide to determine where the book is shelved. For example, the call number for the book, The pre-K debates is LB1140.4 .P73. Therefore, it will be located on floor 2M, New. (2M, New means it is on the second floor mezzanine level in the New stacks.)

Don’t pay to read journal articles you locate using   Google Scholar. Instead, open a new window and go to UVa Library’s Journal Finder.  Enter the title of the journal in the 2nd search box and see if UVa has purchased full text access for you. If so, you can click on the link and read it.

If it is not available online through the Journal Finder, follow the steps below to determine if it is available in one of the UVa libraries as a print copy. If it is not, you can use the Library’s interlibrary loan request service to get a free PDF copy.

To find out if there is a print copy of the journal at one of the UVa libraries, go back to the  Journal Finder and enter the title of the journal into the 1st search box  to determine if it is in print format.   If it is at one of the libraries, you will need to go to the library to get it. Be sure to note the call number as journals are shelved by call number not by journal title. Once you locate the journal, you can either check it out  or use the libraries  free scanners to create a PDF copy. If the journal is in IVY,   click on the request button and library staff will  email you a PDF copy.

If you are enrolled in Curry’s off-Grounds program and the journal is only available in print copy at one of the UVa libraries,  submit an interlibrary loan request and staff will email you a PDF copy. Faculty members can use the LEO services to get a PDF copy.


writersweekWriting Week @ Curry
Curry’s Ed Council is sponsoring a series of workshops dealing with effective writing the week of September 30 through October 4.  Contact EdCouncil@virginia.edu with any questions! Descriptions of the daily sessions are below.

Starting a Writing Group
When: Monday  September 30th  from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where:  Holloway Hall
Description: Come and learn about ins and outs of setting up a weekly writing group.
Presenters: Panel with Catherine Bradshaw, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development moderating

Writing a Reflective Teaching Statement
When: Tuesday, October 1 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Holloway Hall
Description: Get ready to apply for a job in the classroom or at a university. This workshop will provide you with an overview of how to write a reflective teaching statement.
Dorthe Bach of the UVa Teacher Resource Center

APA Style: It’s More than How to Write References 
When: Wednesday, Oct 2 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm Eastern Time
Where: The CLIC (Bavaro 306)
Description: Learn how to write and cite using the APA manual.
Presenter:  Kay Buchanan, Librarian for Curry
Register: Register now for the APA Style session

Brand Yourself Through Writing
When: Thursday, Oct 3 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: The CLIC (Bavaro 306)
Description: Branding yourself through academic writing. This workshop is designed to give you an overview of how to brand yourself through personal statements.
Presenter: Michelle Skeen, intern at UVa’s Career Services

Writing Strategies that Work
When: Friday October 4 from 12:30pm – 1:30pm
Where: Holloway Hall (Bavaro 116)
Description: Want to learn the tricks of the trade for writing books and manuscripts? Come and hear from a panel of UVA professors about their writing strategies and tactics.
Presenters: Professor panel with Catherine Bradshaw, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development moderating

When formatting journal, newspaper and magazine references, include the issue number  when the periodical is paginated by issue (i.e., begins each issue with page 1). Otherwise, include only the volume number.

For example, in the journal article reference listed below, note that both the volume number and the issue number are included because the Journal of Early Adolescence is paginated by issue. In this example, the volume number is 33 and the issue number is 1, thus, you write 33(1).

Jones, J. N., & Deutsch, N. L. (2013). Social and Identity Development in an After-School Program Changing Experiences and Shifting Adolescent Needs. The Journal of Early Adolescence, 33(1), 17-43.

Although it is rare for journals to be paginated by issue (note that all APA journals use continuous pagination, so you would not include the issue number when citing them) sometimes determining whether a periodical is paginated by issue is not clear. In these instances, there are two steps that you can follow to determine the pagination. For more information see this entry in the handy APA Blog.


logo_nat_bk_award NOMINEES ANNOUNCED
The National Book Foundation recently announced its list of nominees for the 2013 National Book Awards. The Book Award categories include: Poetry, Non-Fiction, Fiction, and Young People’s Literature.   The winners will be announced November 20.

Cover of the IES report, The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach for America and the Teaching Fellows Programs. NEW STUDY ON TEACHER EFFECTIVENESS
The Effectiveness of Secondary Math Teachers from Teach for America and the Teaching Fellows Programs is a large-scale random assignment study that separately compares the effectiveness of teachers from each program with the effectiveness of other teachers teaching the same subjects in the same schools. On average, students assigned to TFA teachers had higher math scores at the end of the school year than students assigned to comparison teachers. Students of Teaching Fellows and comparison teachers had similar math scores, on average. However, students with Teaching Fellows teachers did outperform students whose teachers entered the classroom through less selective alternative routes.


paper with words Helpful Tips written on it
This  RefWorks Guide is chalk full of step-by-step instructions and how-to videos to help you learn how to start using  RefWorks, create a bibliography, use Write-N-Cite to automatically create in-cite citations and references for your papers, and more.   The images used for the WNC 4 sections are from PC computers.  Mac users might want to view this guide as it has an extensive troubleshooting section that is useful for Mac users.  The guide also has a section on installing and using WNC 4 on a Mac as well as an extensive troubleshooting section that is useful for Mac and PC users.


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. See this week’s featured data information below.


TOPIC:  Monte Carlo methods
DATE: Wednesday October 2, 2013
TIME: 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm
LOCATION:  Alderman 421
DESCRIPTION:  Employed in numerous fields of research, Monte Carlo simulation is a mathematical technique that allows the analyst to take into consideration risk and variability in quantitative analysis and decision making. In this workshop we’ll explore basic Monte Carlo simulation techniques for calculating summary statistics under selected parameters using tools such as SAS, Stata and R. We’ll also take a look at some real world examples of these techniques in action. Time permitting; we’ll explore an example using Markov transition matrices. Participants should have familiarity with basic statistics and elementary calculus.
Presenter: Kathy Gerber


A wordle consisting of words related to data management, preservation, and curation.DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Data wrangling and interoperability for Life Sciences & Social Sciences
DATE:  October 1, 2013
TIME:  10:00 am – 11:00 am
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall room 306, The CLIC
DESCRIPTION:  One issue that is sometimes overlooked until too late is that data is naturally a messy thing. Research projects often incorporate data from many sources, in many formats, and with many different conditions around how it was collected and what it represents. This session will look at how to manage such issues and wrangle data into a form that makes longer-term analysis, use, management, and preservation a possibility.
PRESENTER: Ricky Patterson
REGISTER: Register now


TOPIC:  How Do I See You and How Far Will You Go?  Teacher Perceptions of Secondary School Students Behavior and Future Educational Attainment
DATE:  Friday, September 27, 2013
TIME:  2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall, room 306, The CLIC
DESCRIPTION:  I am at the early stages of analyzing data on teacher perceptions of students in their classroom.  The data consists of some behavioral items such as “Johnny has trouble working well with peers” and “Johnny defies or refuses your requests”, as well as an item about future educational attainment “How far in school do you expect Johnny to go?”.  In this presentation, I will present preliminary data around descriptives and correlations for these items, as well as some exploration of potential moderators (gender, ethnicity).
TOPIC: How Do I See You and How Far Will You Go?  Teacher Perceptions of Secondary School Students Behavior and Future Educational Attainment
PRESENTER: Chris Hafen


Need a quick refresher on using the STATA?  If so, check out this YouTube video  for some handy tips.  StataCorp has an extensive list of tutorials on every conceivable topic and more are added regularly




This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.

The newsletter is intended to support  faculty and students at the Curry School of Education who are engaged in scientifically based research, evaluation, and teaching by keeping them up-to-date on scholarly resources, trends, and opportunities so they can make a positive impact on education.

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