CONTACT YOUR CURRY LIBRARIANS!
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Many thanks to Professor McKenna for sharing this sentiment with us.
CAN BANNING ONE WORD, CHANGE A CULTURE?
There is a new movement to encourage girls to become leaders by banning the word, “bossy.” This movement to change a part of our culture is not without controversy. Learn more and see if you would take the Ban Bossy pledge. The Ban Bossy website also offers tips including Leadership Tips for Girls that are written for Teachers.
CONSIDER READING AND CITING THIS REPORT!
The report, Improving Reading Outcomes for Students with or at Risk for Reading Disabilities, describes what has been learned regarding the improvement of reading outcomes for children with or at risk for reading disabilities through research funded by the Institute of Education Science’s (IES) National Center for Education Research and National Center for Special Education Research and published in peer-reviewed outlets through December 2011. The synthesis describes contributions to the knowledge base produced by IES-funded research across four focal areas: 1) Assessment, 2) Basic Cognitive and Linguistic Processes, 3) Intervention, and 4) Professional Development. It also looks across the research projects to determine what has been learned and to suggest to the field avenues for further research to support reading education in this country.
How do you cite this report ? Page iii of the report includes a recommended format for writing the citation, however, that citation is not in APA style. We created an APA citation for the report according to instructions on page 205 in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association.
GRAMMAR GETTING YOU DOWN?
Making sure your writing is grammatically correct is tough, but help is out there. The website, Your Dictionary, has a page that discusses free online grammar checkers and the page includes links to websites that offer free assistance with your grammar. Most of the websites in the list provide information about grammar rules as well.
GRAMMARLY is a commercial, automated proofreader. It reviews your text, correcting grammar, spelling, word choice and style mistakes. Unlike the free grammar checkers, it can also be used to help you avoid plagiarism in your writing. Because GRAMMARLY is a commercial product, there are fees associated with using it, however, they do offer a free trial.
SERIES ON RESEARCH DATA MANAGEMENT AT INSTITUTIONS
Elsevier Publishers have begun a three part series on research data management at institutions. Part 1, entitled Visions, provides a brief overview of the flow of data in research and an overview of some of the issues facing researchers in the era of “Big Data.” Part 2, Bottlenecks, highlights the barriers to “optimal flow of information for research data within and between institutions” and briefly discusses possible ways to overcome the “bottlenecks.” Part 3, Ways Forward will be published soon.
Source: Image created by Victor Henning and Anita de Waard, © 2013 Elsevier.
Logophiles and linguists have we got a database for you! The Dictionary of American Regional English (DARE) is a dictionary and a database. It differs from other dictionaries in that it does not include words that are commonly used throughout the United States, but rather focuses on the regional aspects of our language. This online version of a venerable print resource contains nearly the same text as the print, but you can now engage with the text in many new ways and access information behind the scenes. The entries contain all the original print maps, along with an interactive map you can Browse by Region with and create your own maps using the DARE survey data. The digital version also enables you to hear clips from over 4,000 audio recordings, while the searching function enables you to find words in definitions, etymologies, and usage labels, in addition to regional labels. Be sure to start your search using the Search box in the top right corner of the website. The second search box to the left is for refining your search.
ONLINE HANDBOOK CORRECTION
Last week we had the wrong URL for this online book. We apologize! Click on the title below for correct URL.
Title: Handbook of Research on Science Education, 2007
Editors: Sandra K. Abell and Norman G. Lederman
Overview: “This state-of-the art research Handbook provides a comprehensive, coherent, current synthesis of the empirical and theoretical research concerning teaching and learning in science and lays down a foundation upon which future research can be built.” – Publisher
Title: The Sage Handbook of Qualitative Data Analysis
Editor: Uwe Flick
Location: CLIC Handbook area: H 62 .S34 2014
Table of Contents
Overview: “…This handbook is the first to provide a state-of-the art overview of the whole field of QDA; from general analytic strategies used in qualitative research, to approaches specific to particular types of qualitative data, including talk, text, sounds, images and virtual data.
The handbook includes chapters on traditional analytic strategies such as grounded theory, content analysis, hermeneutics, phenomenology and narrative analysis, as well as coverage of newer trends like mixed methods, reanalysis and meta-analysis. Practical aspects such as sampling, transcription, working collaboratively, writing and implementation are given close attention, as are theory and theorization, reflexivity, and ethics.” – Publisher
DIGITAL LIBRARY LAUNCHED
Florida State University Libraries recently announced the launch of the new Florida State University Digital Library. The FSU Digital Library provides online access to Florida State University’s unique historical collections of photos, pamphlets, maps, manuscripts, and rare books. For fun, check out the Edward Lear’s Book of Nonsense collection or the Literature for Children collection.
WORKS IN PROGRESS MEETING
The CASTL faculty and students are hosting a Works in Progress (WIP) meeting and hope you will attend to offer your feedback and become more familiar with the who, what, and why of WIP meetings!
TOPIC: Children’s Narratives regarding the Teacher-Child Relationship
PRESENTER: Catherine Sanger
LOCATION: 350 Old Ivy Way, Ste. 100 (FREE parking) (map)
TIME: Friday March 21, 2014 2pm – 3pm
ABSTRACT: In this presentation, Ms. Sanger will discuss children’s report of their teacher-child relationship collected during the Banking Time study, an intervention designed to improve the behavioral and emotional outcomes of preschool children who display disruptive behaviors. Children’s report of the teacher-child relationship was collected at the end of the year through drawings and narratives. Ms. Sanger will present various examples of children’s narratives and discuss the questions she hopes to answer. In addition, she will gather feedback on various options for coding and analyzing this data.
The picture on the left is of Bavaro Hall when it was under construction in December 2009, so don’t worry, the building will be open and ready for classes on Monday, March 17! You can view other construction photos of the building here.
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.
FREE NVIVO FOR MAC BETA
If you are a Mac user conducting qualitative research, this should be of great interest. Free NVivo for Mac Beta software is now available for you to download. You can now collect, organize and analyze data from interviews, focus groups, observations and literature on your Mac. You can work with content from documents, PDFs, audio and video, enabling you to evaluate, interpret and uncover social phenomena. The free software, NVivo for Mac Beta, is available only until June 2014. QSR International, the qualitative research software developer of NVivo, provides a comparison chart of the differences between NVivo for Windows and NVivo for Mac Beta. Dr. Nancy Kechner, Research Software Support Specialist for the UVa Library’s Data Services, is investigating if UVa will be able to offer Nvivo for Mac with our current bulk licenses.
ICPSR SUMMER PROGRAM
Consider adding attendance at one of these ICPSR summer programs to your resume! The Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) Summer Program in Quantitative Methods of Social Research offers lectures and workshops in a wide variety of topics in research design, quantitative reasoning, statistical methods, and data processing. Many of these courses are presented in two four-week sessions held on the University of Michigan campus in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The first session runs from June 23-July 18, 2014. The second session runs from July 21-August 15, 2014.
Registration is now open for all 2014 courses. UVa faculty, staff, and students are eligible for the discounted rate as UVa is a member of ICPSR. For further information, including a full list of courses, course descriptions, faculty, registration information, fees, and financial support, please visit the ICPSR Summer Program website or contact the email the ICPSR staff.
TOPIC: Cluster Analysis
DATE: Wednesday March 19, 2014
TIME: 2:00pm – 4:00pm
LOCATION: Brown Science and Engineering Library, Room 133
DESCRIPTION: Cluster analysis encompasses a set of tools for grouping (clustering, partitioning) objects such that objects within a group are more similar to one another than to objects in different groups. Unlike classification techniques, which require the categories to be defined a priori along with a set of correctly classified cases, clustering methods are exploratory in nature. Clustering analysis is intended to find structure in the data based on measures of similarity. It is up to the researcher to interpret the resulting clusters. A type of “unsupervised learning”, cluster analysis is used in psychology, bioinformatics, text mining, and social science applications, to name a few.
DATA MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Data Documentation and Metadata
DATE: Tuesday, March 18, 2014
TIME: 2:00pm to 3:30pm
LOCATION: Bavaro Hall, room 306 (The CLIC)
DESCRIPTION: A critical part of making data usable and shareable is to ensure they can be understood and interpreted by others. This requires clear and detailed data description, annotation and contextual information. In addition, you will need to retain details about your data collection and methodology at least until the end of your project. Data documentation and metadata is a vital part of managing your research data that needs to be done throughout the project, not just at the end. Come learn and explore tools like Colectica, Nesstar, Morpho, and iPhoto that will help you document your data while you collect and analyze it.
PRESENTERS: Sherry Lake, UVa Library Data Management Consulting Group and Ivey Glendon, UVa Library Metadata Management Services
TOPIC: Collecting Your Own Spatial Data
DATE: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421 (map)
DESCRIPTION: Research projects often rely on fieldwork to build new datasets. In this workshop we’ll focus on tools for spatial data collection. First we’ll take a quick look behind the curtain to see how GPS really works and how to use that knowledge to our advantage. Then we’ll evaluate free or low-cost options to gather locations and associated attributes using handheld GPS devices, smartphones, and apps. This workshop will introduce you to a range of devices and methods for mobile spatial data collection.
All sessions assume attendees have no previous experience using GIS. Sessions will be hands-on with step-by-step tutorials and expert assistance. They are free to attend and are open to the UVa and larger Charlottesville community.
PRESENTERS: Chris Gist and Kelly Johnston, GIS Lab experts
SCHOLAR’S LAB WORKSHOP
TOPIC: Version Control with git
DATE: Wednesday, March 19, 2014
TIME: 3:00 pm–4:00 pm
LOCATION: Alderman Library, Room 421
DESCRIPTION: If you have trouble keeping track of changes you’ve made projects, then git can help you. It’s a “version control” program that remembers all the changes you’ve make to a project, and it also helps you collaborate with others on that project. Git is great for managing websites, computer program source code, and even papers. In this workshop, we’ll learn about how git views the world so that we can use it more effectively, and we’ll get hands-on practice using git to track changes in a small project.
INSTRUCTOR: Eric Rochester
NEW STATISTICS IN BRIEF REPORT
This Statistics in Brief report, New College Graduates at Work, investigates the employment outcomes of 1992–93, 1999–2000, and 2007–08 college graduates 1 year after earning a bachelor’s degree. The brief first examines the employment and enrollment status of the graduates. Then it provides detailed information on key aspects of employment, including intensity (whether employed full-time, part-time, or in multiple jobs), occupation, and salary of those who were employed and not enrolled 1 year after graduation. The findings indicate that these employment outcomes vary for male and female graduates, and by age group, race/ethnicity, and undergraduate major field of study. The analysis uses nationally representative data on college graduates collected in three administrations of the Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study.
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.
This newsletter is produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman.