HOW TO WRITE AN ABSTRACT
The Publication Manual of the APA states, a good abstract is: 1) accurate, 2) non-evaluative, 3) coherent and readable, 4) and concise. Further information about these qualities is in the Publication Manual of the American Psychological Association on page 26. The manual also outlines what an abstract should describe if it is an empirical study, a literature review or meta-analysis, a theory-oriented paper, a methodological paper, or a case study. For example, the report on an empirical study should describe: 1) the problem under investigation, in one sentence if possible, 2) the participants, specifying pertinent characteristics such as age, sex, and ethnic and/or racial groups, 3) the essential features of study method, 4) the basic findings, including effect sizes and confidence intervals and/or statistical significance levels: and 5) the conclusions and the implications or applications. Complete descriptions for the other study types are on pages 26 & 27.
The CLIC room 302 Ruffner Hall has a copy of the APA manual. The call number is: BF76.7.P83
What if professors could modify an online textbook.... asked a NY Times reporter. McMillan Co. will offer DigitalBooks starting this fall. Will this be a wave of the future for higher education? You decide!
This 3 minute video demonstrates how to
find a test instrument using the PsycINFO database.
WANT ARTICLES USING A SPECIFIC METHODOLOGY?
If you want to locate articles using a specific methodology, use the PsycINFO database. This 2 minute video tutorial will show you how to limit the articles to the methodology you are seeking such as: empirical, case study, longitudinal,
meta-analysis, systematic review, etc. (click this link for definitions of the various methodologies).
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TEA AND TECHNOLOGY
TODAY, MARCH 4TH AT 11am IN THE CLIC
Hod Lipson builds robots. Recently, he's collaborated with the Curry School of Education to build a "fab" machine just for Curry's new Children's Engineering Center, to be launched on Thursday, March 4.
Dr. Lipson will be demonstrating and speaking about the 3D "fabber" in a talk, Fab@School - A Digital Fabrication Laboratory for the Classroom.
The talk, to be held at 11:00 a.m. will be followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony at noon to launch the Children's Engineering Center. Both will be held in Ruffner Hall, 3rd Floor, in the CLIC. Refreshments will be provided.
Lipson will demonstrate the machine, which can make three dimensional objects. It was developed by Lipson and his team at the Cornell Computational Synthesis Laboratory. The machines will empower elementary students to invent simple machines and usable products and will make digital fabrication practical and scalable in elementary and middle school classrooms for the first time.
WRITING A PAPER USING APA?
The American Psychological Association instructs writers to include a journal article's Digital Object Identifier when it is available.
So w here do you find the ?
Sometimes, a DOI is located on the first page of a journal article, near the copyright notice. The DOI may also be included in can also be found on the database (such as PsycINFO) page featuring the article.
If the DOI does not display in the publication, you should use CrossRef as it has the most up-to-date and accurate listing of DOIs. You will need to register with CrossRef before you cut and paste either all of article citations in your reference list or a few citations into the box that generates DOIs.
SPRING BREAK HOURS
The CLIC will be open 8am-5pm, Monday-Friday during Spring Break. Don't forget Daylight Savings Time starts on Sunday, March 14th.Clocks are set ahead one hour at 2:00 a.m. local standard time, which becomes 3:00 a.m. local daylight time.