10 October 2013, Volume 7, Number 8

amydataloveUSING DATA TO FIND A RELATIONSHIP
As any fan of data would do,  when Amy Webb had a problem, she came up with an hypothesis, created a timeline, developed  algorithms,  did field testing, gathered statistics from other sources, made a spreadsheet,  discovered correlations,  analyzed her data, engaged in reverse engineering, developed matrices,  rebranded herself, reanalyzed her data, and told a story.  Watch the video and hear the story of how she went on to hack her online dating life — with frustrating, funny and life-changing results.

 

 Male student, looking haggard, surrounded by piles of books.SCHEDULE A CONSULT
Is the semester  speeding by and you still need to do some work on your paper that is almost due?   Right after Reading Days may be the perfect time to have  a consultation with one of the CLIC librarians.  They can show you how to search for articles, use RefWorks, or point you to other Library services that will make your research easier and more efficient!   Just email Kay and Carole, the  CLIC librarians , or call at 434.924.7040 to set up a convenient time to meet.  Image from the Hoos for Open Access blog, used with permission.

 

ruhmEDUCATION POLICY RESEARCH SERIES
WHAT: The Effect of California’s Paid Family Leave Program on Leave-taking and Labor Market Outcomes
WHO:
Christopher Ruhm, Department of Economics and Frank Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy, UVa
WHEN: Monday,  October 14, 12:30-2:00pm
WHERE: Holloway Hall (Rm 116), Bavaro Hall

 

 

Open Access symbolGUIDE TO OPEN ACCESS PUBLISHING

This guide, Making Your Publications Open Access: Resources to Assist Researchers and Librarians  provides links to various websites about publishing in open access journals. It highlights web sites that explain author rights and addendas,  discusses the roles of green and gold publishing, identifies repositories for your articles, and explains the opportunities you have for self archiving your articles full text.  For commentary on the future of open access you can read this article by the late Director of MIT Libraries, Ann Wolpert.

 
 
 

APA Journals Pro app icontwitter_logoHOW DO YOU CITE A TWEET?
The CLIC librarians discovered two resources that will help you quickly learn how to cite a tweet using the APA Style.

One. We went to the APA Style Blog and in the search box,  we typed cite tweet.  We found this post,  How to Cite Twitter and Facebook, Part II: Reference List Entries and In-Text Citations, that provides an example you can  create an in-text citation and a reference for the tweet.

Reference Citation
tweet

 

 

 

In-Text Citation
tweetintext

 

 

Two. If you have a Tweet URL, you can use the Tweet2Cite citation  generator to automatically create a reference citation for the tweet.  Just paste the tweet’s URL into the Tweet2Cite box, hit go and a copy of the original Tweet will display automatically along with the citation in APA style!  The generator, however, does not automatically create an in-text citation for the tweet.

If you are new to the Twitter universe and are not sure how to find the URL for a single tweet, Twitter has a tutorial for that, How to find a tweet URL.

 
 

 

Cover of the book, Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.BIG READ BOOK TALKS & PIZZA
TOPIC:  Curry Big Read Book Talks
WHEN: Wed, Oct. 23  Noon-1:00pm, the CLIC, Bavaro 306
Thursday, Oct. 24  6:00 pm-7:00pm in Bavaro 104
Friday, Oct. 25  Noon – 1:00pm in the CLIC, Bavaro 306
Monday, Oct. 28 Noon – 1:00pm in the CLIC, Bavaro 306
Tuesday, Oct. 29 Noon – 1:00pm in the CLIC, Bavaro 306
DESCRIPTION:  Curry’s Big Read book talk sessions will begin on Wednesday, October 23rd and run through Tuesday, October 29th.  The book selected for this year’s Big Read is Mindset: The New Psychology of Success by Carol Dweck. Come join the facilitators as they lead discussions about the importance of understanding how mindsets influence our growth and the growth of the diverse people we currently serve or will serve in the future.  Along with the conversation, pizza will be served.   Please register for the session you will be attending.  There is also an optional online mindset quiz attendees can take prior to their session.   If you have questions, you may contact Professor Stan Trent at sctem@virginia.edu.

 

 

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.

 

ChrisGistMEET YOUR DATA CONSULTANTS
This is one of a continuing series of introductions to the people providing the Library’s data services to the University community.

Chris Gist is part of the Library’s Geographic Information System (GIS) team. His office is  located in the Scholar’s Lab in Alderman Library.  Chris  provides advice and training in GIS software and methods to University of Virginia researchers through individual consulting, and workshops.  For more information you can visit the  GIS homepage or contact Chris at 434.982.2637  or cgist@virginia.edu

 

Map of the continental United States showing data pointsGIS WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Getting Your Data on a Map
TIME: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
DATE: Tuesday, October 22
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION:  Do you have GPS points or a list of latitude and longitude you would like to show as points on a map? This session will show you how to turn your data into map layers and how to connect them to make lines and polygons as well.
Presenter: 
Chris Gist                      Image from eSpatial.com, used with permission.

 

datastorageNOTNEED HELP ARCHIVING YOUR DATA?
Did you know that the Data Management Consulting Group works with researchers and graduate students to assist with archiving data?   They can simplify the data archiving process for you, so you can meet requirements and your data sharing goals and spend more time on other priorities. They can help you through all of the steps in archiving, such as:

* getting the necessary approvals to archive your data
* finding the right repository for your data (Libra, ICPSR, etc.)
* preparing the required documentation for your data
* organizing and structuring the data

 

 

statlabSTATLAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC:  Missing Data and Multiple Imputation
DATE:  Wednesday October 23
TIME: 2:00 pm to 4:30 pm
WHERE: Bavaro Hall, room 306 – The CLIC
DESCRIPTION: Missing data refers to observations where information is unknown – e.g., respondents who fail to answer a survey question, cross-national variables that weren’t collected for some countries. Missing data can bias the results of statistical analysis, but strategies for dealing with missing data have advanced rapidly. In this workshop we will cover different patterns of missingness, the logic of multiple imputation techniques, and the practical execution of MI in Stata and/or R.

The workshop is intended for participants who are comfortable with multiple regression and limited dependent variable models.  REGISTER NOW
Presenter: Michele Claibourn

 

Logo for the Research, Data, & Techology Fair 2013.
RESEARCH DATA AND TECHNOLOGY FAIR
TIME: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
DATE: Friday, October 25, 2013
LOCATION: Jordan Hall Conference Center
DESCRIPTION:  Collaborative networked science is dramatically impacting research and is inspiring several movements which seek to “open” knowledge and resources using network technologies.  Sponsored by the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, this  half-day event is designed to engage the research community around the topic of access to biomedical data and will feature two nationally known keynote speakers, a panel discussion of innovative research and data initiatives at UVa, and poster exhibits to highlight UVa research support service providers.  A box lunch is provided.

The event is free, but you must register to attend by October 18.

 

Cover of survey report, Measuring the Information SocietyNEW STUDY MEASURES DIGITAL NATIVES
ITU (International Telecommunication Union),  the United Nations specialized agency for information and communication technologies (ICT) recently released its annual report, Measuring the Information Society 2013.  The new data rank the Republic of Korea as the world’s most advanced ICT economy, followed by Sweden, Denmark, Iceland and Finland.  Click here for more information and access to previous reports

 

 

A wordle consisting of words related to data management, preservation, and curation.DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOPS
TOPIC:  Databases for Managing Research Data
DATE: Monday October 14, 2013
TIME: 3:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LOCATION:  Brown Library, Room 133
DESCRIPTION:  When data gets too unwieldy for storage in basic text files or spreadsheets, databases may be a good solution. This session will cover database fundamentals and how to get started in developing a proper database to manage your research data. In addition to the modeling and construction of database, there will also be discussion of how to decide which database software or tool to use and the various decision points to consider.  REGISTER NOW
Presenters:
Sherry Lake and Bill Corey

TOPIC:  Workflow systems for Life Sciences & Social Sciences
DATE: Thursday October 24, 2013
TIME: 10:00 am – 11:00 am
LOCATION:  Bavaro Hall Room 306, The CLIC
DESCRIPTION:  In addition to planning, documenting, and establishing best practices for your research, you might also consider using a workflow system to automate and track some of the routine steps you take. This session will cover some of the tools available for managing workflows and how you might incorporate those into your routine.  REGISTER NOW
Presenters: Bill Corey and Andrea Denton

 

oced_skills_outlook_2013OECD REPORT: SURVEY OF ADULT SKILLS
This  Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Skills Outlook Report presents the initial results of the Survey of Adult Skills, part of the  OECD Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies (PIAAC), which evaluates the skills of adults in 24 countries. It provides insights into the availability of some of the key skills and how they are used at work and at home. A major component is the direct assessment of key information-processing skills: literacy, numeracy and problem solving in the context of technology-rich environments.  

 

cartoon face peering over a fence with the caption "Wot. No News?"

NO NEWSLETTER NEXT WEEK
In honor of Reading Days, the CLIC Librarians are not sending out a newsletter next week.  The newsletter will return October 24. 

 

 

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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