Title: A title should summarize the main idea of the paper simply and, if possible, with style. A title should:
1.) be a concise statement of the main topic
2.) identify the actual variables or theoretical issues under investigation and the relationship between them.
An example of a good title is "Effect of Transformed Letters on Reading Speed".
Author's Name: Sign your name consistently. If you use your first name, middle initial and last name for one article, do so in subsequent articles. If another co-author is submitting your joint article, provide him or her with the information to avoid inconsistencies.
Institutional Affiliation: Indicate where the investigation was conducted (without the words by or from the). For Curry researchers, we recommend the following templates:
Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA.
Name of Center , Curry School of Education, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA 22904, USA.
Abstract: An abstract is a brief, comprehensive summary of the contents of the article; it allows readers to survey the content of an article and, like a title, is used by abstracting and information services to index and retrieve articles and by other researchers to determine if they should read the entire article. A good abstract should be accurate, self-contained, concise and specific, non-evaluative, coherent, and readable.
An abstract of a report of an empirical study should describe in 100 to 120 words the following:
the problem under investigation, in one sentence if possible
the subjects, specifying pertinent characteristics, such as number, type, age, sex,
the experimental method, including the apparatus-gathering procedures, complete test names, and complete generic names and dosage of any drugs
the findings, including statistical significance levels
the conclusions and implications of applications
SURVEYS & OPINIONS
The Roper Center’s survey and opinion database is iPoll. iPOLL contains nearly a half-million questions from surveys conducted since 1935 by academic, commercial, and media survey organizations, including CNN, Gallup, AP, the Wall Street Journal, and many others.
I thought these webinars (see below) might be of interest to some of you. Signing up for a personal account allows you some additional access to Roper online data manipulation tools:
• Download data set files using RoperExpress
• Run simple cross tabs using RoperExplorer
• Bookmark your searches, results, abstracts
• Access these services remotely using your email and password.
At the Wiley Chinese Scholars Network you will find text, audio, and video resources to support your journey to publication in an English-language journal. You can interact with experts and your peers. You can access detailed explanations of the peer review process, and manuscript preparation information from respected journals to consider for your submissions. You can also discover the latest news from your discipline.
NEW CCC VIDEO
The Copyright Clearance Center has produced a new introductory video, Copyright Basics, that is available for download and use by organizations. You can access the video at this link.
Friday, September 23, 2011, the Creative Time Summit annual conference convenes, bringing together cultural producers to discuss
how their work engages pressing issues affecting our world. This year's topic is Living as Form.
U.Va. is a remote partner hosting screenings around grounds of the live, online component in order to advance dialogue around social practice art, and to offer students an opportunity to share information, discuss, debate, and collaborate.
10–1:20 pm: Screening at FAVE Bar and Lounge
Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library
2:15–3:15 pm: Presentation of the Leonore Annenberg Prize for Art & Social Change
School of Architecture, Campbell 160
3:15–6:30 pm: Screening at FAVE Bar and Lounge
Fiske Kimball Fine Arts Library
DIGITAL MEDIA LAB CLASSES
DML Short Courses will begin mid October.
- Adobe Photoshop Fundamentals
- Sound Design in Logic Pro
- Intro to Final Cut Pro
- Intro to iMovie
All courses offered by the Digital Media Center are open to faculty, staff, and students and will be held in the Digital Media Lab on the 3rd floor of Clemons.
Seats fill up quickly. Be sure to register now!
NEW RAND REPORT
Peer review is considered the gold standard for reviewing research proposals.
However, it is not always the best methodology for every research funding
process. This report highlights a set of
established approaches that offer unique alternatives to traditional peer review –
alternatives that address many of the shortcomings in peer review effectiveness
and efficiency with regard to the research funding process. It is hoped that the information presented in this report will show how the funding
process can be changed, and give funders the confidence to try novel methods.
Principal Investigator Advisor is the official monthly newsletter of the Principal Investigators Association. Articles range from Your Name’s Not on the Paper? Avoiding Disputes Over Authorship to PIs’ Top Challenges: Grant Writing, Time Management.
MOVIES IN THE CLIC
MOVIE: 4 Movie Shorts about Disabilities
WHEN: Tuesday, September 27, 12:00pm – 1:30pm
WHERE: The CLIC, Ruffner Hall, room 302
DESCRIPTION: Shifting Perspectives: What does it mean to be "different'? Join us as we view 4 movie shorts having a focus on Special Education with regard to physical and mental disabilities. We'll provide the movies and the popcorn.
FACILITATOR: Dr. Amy Azano
TOPIC: Introduction to SPSS
TIME: 2pm - 3pm
DATE: Wednesday, September 28
LOCATION: In the CLIC, 3rd floor of Ruffner Hall
DESCRIPTION: This workshop is designed to introduce users to the use of Excel and SPSS for data management and analysis.
INSTRUCTOR: Nancy Kechner, Ph.D.
No registration is required.
Three future workshops will held in the CLIC and conducted by Nancy Kechner. Those dates are:
October 12, Visual Displays of Data
October 26, NVivo
November 9, Solid Graphs for Quantitative Data
Title: Handbook of Language Teaching
Call Number : P 51 .H3265 2011
Table of Contents
TOPIC: $$$ Curry Cup Cash Prizes $$$
WHEN: Thursday, Sept 22 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm
WHERE: The CLIC, Ruffner Hall, room 302
DESCRIPTION: Darden representatives and your Ed Council members will discuss how Curry students can win $5,000 in prizes in the Curry Cup entrepreneurial concept competition and $40,000 in the UVA Cup competition. If you plan to compete, or if you just want more information, please attend.
CONDITION OF EDUCATION
The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) just released the Condition of Education 2011. The report summarizes important developments and trends in education using the latest available data. The 2011 report presents 50 indicators on the status and condition of education and includes indicators in five main areas: (1) participation in education; (2) learner outcomes; (3) student effort and educational progress; (4) the contexts of elementary and secondary education; and (5) the contexts of postsecondary education.
In addition to print and PDF versions, the Condition of Education 2011 is also available as a free download for all e-readers.
This report, First Look, Postsecondary Institutions and Price of Attendance in the United States: 2010-11, Degrees and Other Awards Conferred: 2009-10, and 12-Month Enrollment: 2009-10, presents findings from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) fall 2010 data collection. The data collection, included three survey components: institutional characteristics for 2010-11; the number and type of degrees conferred from July 2009 through June 2010; and 12-month enrollment data for the 2009-10 academic year.
FOR REFWORKS USERS
1) Bibliographies may not format if the Word file type is .docx. To avoid this problem save your Word files with a .doc extension (compatibility version). This will allow the RefWorks program to properly format your papers and bibliographies.
We have seen this problem more often in Macs than PCs, but the Tech Support staff at RefWorks informed us that it can be an issue for PC users as well. The .docx extension is the default file type in Word 2007 and 2010.
2) If your Mac computer has the LION operating system, you cannot use Write-N-Cite at this time. You can use RefWorks One Line/ Cite View to insert citations into your paper and then create the paper's bibliography. Click here for a brief overview on using this feature. Go to the RefWorks help pages for more detailed information on using One Line/Cite View.
RefWorks has an updated version of Write-N-Cite for Macs in the works and it will be compatible with the LION operating system. We will notify RefWorks uses as soon as it is available.
3) Mac users formatting their papers with Write-N-Cite 2.5 need to save their original document in order to edit the document in the future. You are NOT able to edit the "final" version of a document. The new document created from an edited "final" version will not be properly formatted.
NEW ONLINE BOOK
Hacking the Academy, a new book about academe in the digital age, was compiled from blog posts and Twitter messages posted during a single week last year. The book is now out and freely available online, courtesy of MPublishing, the publishing division of the University of Michigan Library. The Chronicle of Education has an interesting and informative review of the book.
Click here to read the current and previous issues of the Education Services newsletter produced by the CLIC librarians, Kay Buchanan and Carole Lohman, to support digital scholarship and research.