Sponsored by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence, the Graduate Student Diversity Program, and the Curry School of Education, the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is an 8-week internship that provides undergraduates from underrepresented groups with valuable research and professional development experience under the guidance of UVa Faculty.
Sunday, June 8th, SURP participants attended an Ice Cream Social, sponsored by the UVa Center for Undergraduate Excellence and Curry. The Social was a big success, complete with awesome food and door prizes from various UVa organizations including the Library which donated a Library book bag.
Enjoy your holiday!
STREAMING VIDEOS AVAILABLE
Films On Demand contains 14,000 streaming videos and 90,000 streaming video segments from across multiple disciplines. In addition to a search function, you can browse the videos by a subject collection like the Education Video Collection or by the organization that produced the video. This resource provides students and faculty with the ability to organize and bookmark clips, create and share playlists, and personalize folders. Faculty can include a link to a streaming video in Collab or they can use the Library’s video clipping service to post clips into Collab.
NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
TITLE: The SAGE Handbook of Child Research, 2013
EDITORS: Gary B. Melton, Asher Ben-Arieh, Judith Cashmore, Gail S. Goodman, Natalie K. Worley.
OVERVIEW: “In keeping with global changes in children’s social and legal status, this Handbook includes examination of children as family members, friends, learners, consumers, people of faith, and participants in law and politics. The contributors also discuss the methodological and ethical requirements for research that occurs in natural settings and that enables children themselves to describe their perspective.” Publisher
NEW ONLINE HANDBOOK
TITLE: Handbook of Developmental Systems Theory and Methodology 2014
EDITORS: Peter C.M. Molenaar, Richard M. Lerner, Karl M. Newell.
OVERVIEW: “Biological and environmental processes in human behavior and health. This groundbreaking handbook provides a roadmap for integrating key concepts of developmental systems theory (such as self-organization, reciprocal dynamic interaction, and probabilistic epigenesis) and simulation models (connectionist and agent-based models) with advanced dynamic modeling approaches for testing these theories and models.” Publisher
Did you ever wonder if a book, movie, sound recording, or other resource that you want to use is in the Public Domain? If so, this open access book may be of assistance. The UC Berkley School of Law recently published, Is it in the Public Domain?: A Handbook for Evaluating the Copyright Status of a Work created in the United States Between January 1, 1923 and December 31, 1977.
ARE JOURNAL ARTICLES DISAPPEARING?
Recently, a student conducted a search using the link that automatically searches multiple EBSCO databases, she noticed the screen stated there were 126 articles, however, when she scrolled down to view the citations, there were only 46! This happens because you are searching seven databases and some articles are in more than one of the databases, thus producing duplicates. EBSCO only shows the unique 46 articles. Whew! It is good to know the articles aren’t disappearing when you use the 7 Education Databases from EBSCO link which are on many of our Library research guides. Instead Ebsco is just removing duplicate citations to save you time!
SUMMIT SESSIONS NOW ONLINE
If you were unable to attend the 2014 Innovation in Pedagogy Summit this past May, you can now view video recordings of the morning sessions online. The summit was a collaboration between the College and Graduate School of Arts & Sciences, the Teaching Resource Center, the Office of the Executive Vice President & Provost, and the 4-VA Collaborative. Curry’s Stephanie Van Hover’s session, “Encourage students to consider and discuss from multiple perspectives,” is one of the video sessions.
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.
WHAT IS A DATA JOURNAL?
Researchers can now publish their data in a journal solely intended for datasets (see this list of data journals). This option combined with the creation of data repositories has the potential to enhance data discovery by other researchers and students and increase the impact of the dataset’s creator.
Here is one that caught our attention. “The Journal of Open Psychology Data (JOPD) features peer reviewed data papers describing psychology datasets with high reuse potential. We are working with a number of specialist and institutional data repositories to ensure that the associated data are professionally archived, preserved, and openly available. Equally importantly, the data and the papers are citable, and reuse will be tracked. While still in beta phase, the journal is now accepting papers.”
NEW REPORT ON CRIME AND SAFETY
The National Center for Education Statistics (part of Institute of Education Science) and the Bureau of Justice Statistics have jointly released the report, Indicators of School Crime and Safety, 2013. The report presents statistics on crime and safety at schools and on college campuses using data collected from students, teachers, principals, and post-secondary institutions, drawing from an array of sources. The report covers topics such as victimization, bullying, school conditions, fights, weapons, the presence of security staff at school, availability and student use of drugs and alcohol, student perceptions of personal safety at school, and criminal incidents at post-secondary institutions.
NEW NCEE METHODS REPORT
What methods should education researchers use to examine how much treatment effects vary across students, educators, and sites? This report, Understanding Variation in Treatment Effects in Education Impact Evaluations: An Overview of Quantitative Methods, summarizes the complex research literature on quantitative methods for assessing variation in treatment effects. It also provides technical guidance for researchers about the use and interpretation of these methods. The focus is on randomized controlled trials, but the methods are also applicable to quasi-experimental designs.
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.