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Schedule Library Instruction Now!

Thinking of bringing your class to the library this semester? Now is the time to schedule it! Library classrooms and librarians’ schedules fill up quickly in August and September.

And, don’t forget about the other services offered by Falvey’s subject librarians!

  • Research Appointments
    • Individual or group meetings at any stage of the research process.
  • Research Guides
  • Instructional Workshops
    • Bring your class to the library for a tailored workshop!
    • Past topics include demonstration of key resources, the research process, APA citations, plagiarism, and more!
  • Open Workshops
    • Your librarian can schedule library space for open work time as your project due date approaches. Students are welcome to drop in to work on their project, ask questions of the librarian, and enjoy a snack!
  • Material Requests
    • Know of a book, DVD, or other resource that would be valuable to your program? Suggest it to your subject librarian!

Education, Counseling, & Psychology

Kimberley Bugg
kimberley.bugg@villanova.edu
610-519-3073
Room 227

Communication, Criminology, & Sociology

Kristyna Carroll
kristyna.carroll@villanova.edu
610-519-5391
Room 223

 

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New Books in Research Methods

New books for research methods in social science. Preview a few titles below or browse the full list of latest arrivals in this area. Also check out our new additions from the Sage Benchmarks in Social Research Methods collection.

researchmatters

Research Matters: A Guide to Research Writing
by Rebecca Moore Howard and Amy Rupiper Taggart
McGraw-Hill
2013

beginnersguide

Beginner’s Guide to Doing Qualitative Research: How to Get Into the Field, Collect Data, and Write Up Your Project
by Erin Horvat
Teacher’s College Press
2013

usablesocialscience

Usable Social Science
by Neil J. Smelser and John S. Reed
University of California Press
Online
2013

quantumsocsci

Quantum Social Science
by Emmanuel Haven and Andrei Yu. Khrennikov
by Cambridge University Press
2013
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Teaching and Learning Strategies Continued

This post is for all of you who would like to capitalize on the momentum of yesterday’s exciting Teaching and Learning Strategies presentations. Did you know that Falvey offers many discipline-specific teaching and learning journals? Check out highlights from some of these journals below.

College Teaching
Publishes peer-reviewed articles on how instructors across all academic disciplines can improve student learning. Each issue includes practical ideas and new strategies for successful teaching. Topics may range from research on teaching methods, educational technologies, classroom management, and assessment and grading, to faculty development, course design, and interdisciplinary teaching.

 

Communication Education
Our mission at Communication Education is to publish rigorous, social science research related to these two focus areas: instructional communication and communication education.

 

Journalism & Mass Communication Educator
A peer-reviewed, quarterly journal that addresses the professional needs of the journalism and mass communication educator and administrator on both secondary and collegiate levels.

 

Teaching of Psychology
This indispensable journal offers creative and hands-on articles that help you use a variety of resources (for example, technology as a teaching tool) to enhance student learning.

 

Teaching Sociology
From the American Sociological Association, Teaching Sociology publishes articles, notes, and reviews intended to be helpful to the discipline’s teachers. Articles range from experimental studies of teaching and learning to broad, synthetic essays on pedagogically important issues.

 

Journal of Teacher Education
Provides a vital forum for considering practice, policy, and research in teacher education. It examines some of the most timely and important topics in the field.

 

Counselor Education and Supervision
Publishes articles on research, theory development, and program applications with essential information for the preparation and supervision of counselors in various settings.

 

Journal of Criminal Justice Education (available 1990-2011)
An official publication of the Academy of Criminal Justice Sciences (ACJS). JCJE provides a forum for the examination, discussion and debate of a broad range of issues concerning post-secondary education in criminal justice, criminology and related areas.

 

 

 

 

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Database Trial: PsycTESTS

Students are constantly looking for tests and measures to use as in their research and this 30 day  trial to PsycTESTS offers more than 2,000 standardized and published tests at  http://psycnet.apa. Take a look! Tell me what you think!

PsycTESTS serves as a repository for the full text of psychological tests and measures
as well as a rich source of structured information about the tests. A wide variety of test
types are included in PsycTESTS, including achievement and aptitude tests, intelligence
tests, tests of cognitive functioning, occupational tests, personality tests, and so on.

The database includes
■ The full text of psychological tests and measures, as available
■ Full bibliographic records and descriptive summaries of tests in each record
■ Descriptive summaries of commercially available tests with links to the publisher
■ A special interactive segment with tests from the Archives of the History of
American Psychology, for which APA has not yet identified literature

PsycTESTS includes three kinds of tests:

  • Unpublished tests ( those developed by researchers for use in their work but not made commercially available)
  • Tests from the Archives of the History of American Psychology at the University of Akron. These tests may not be literature based.
  • Commercially available tests

All records in PsycTESTS are indexed and include fields for validity and reliability data
(when available), test purpose, construct, format, number of items, and more.

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New Sage Journal Titles – Research Methods

Falvey Memorial Library recently subscribed to a large package of social science journals from Sage Journals Online.  These titles are now available in full text online through library resources.

The My Tools feature of Sage Journals Online allows users to establish email alerts, saved searches, marked citations, and favorite journals through personal accounts.  If you need assistance setting up a personal account or taking advantage of these tools, please contact Kristyna.

Here are some highlights from the newly acquired titles from the Research Methods & Evaluation Collection.  Check back with this blog for more highlights from other disciplines!

Action Research
Holdings: 2003 – present
Action Research is an new international, interdisciplinary, peer reviewed, quarterly published refereed journal which is a forum for the development of the theory and practice of action research. The journal publishes quality articles on accounts of action research projects, explorations in the philosophy and methodology of action research, and considerations of the nature of quality in action research practice.

Qualitative Inquiry
Holdings: 1997 – present
Qualitative Inquiry (QIX) provides an interdisciplinary forum for qualitative methodology and related issues in the human sciences. The journal publishes refereed research articles that experiment with manuscript form and content, and focus on methodological issues raised by qualitative research rather than the content or results of the research. QI also addresses advances in specific methodological strategies or techniques.

Statistical Modelling
Holdings: 2001- present
Statistical Modelling’s primary aim is to publish original and high-quality articles that recognize statistical modelling as the general framework for the application of statistical ideas. Submissions must reflect important developments, extensions, and applications in statistical modelling. The journal also encourages submissions that describe scientifically interesting, complex or novel statistical modelling aspects from a wide diversity of disciplines, and submissions that embrace the diversity of applied statistical modelling.

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Last Modified: September 22, 2011