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August 14, 2013

By R. Michael Alvarez and published by Cambridge University Press in 2013, this volume is located on the Third Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number JK 1976 .A68 2013.

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August 2, 2013

As of July, 2013, there are 27 new census microdata samples available in the IPUMS-International database:

  • Argentina  2010
  • Bangladesh  1991, 2001, 2011
  • Brazil  2010
  • Burkina Faso  1985, 1996, 2006
  • Cameroon  1976, 1987, 2005
  • Ecuador  2010
  • Fiji  1966, 1976, 1986, 1996, 2007
  • Haiti  1971, 1982, 2003
  • Kenya  1969, 1979, 2009
  • Kyrgyz Republic  2009
  • Panama  2010
  • South Sudan  2008
  • United States  2010

The samples for Argentina, Brazil, Ecuador, Kenya, Kyrgyz Republic, Panama, and the United States extend the pre-existing data series for those countries. The South Sudan sample is composed of cases that were formerly included in the Sudan 2008 dataset.

The data release includes approximately 40 new integrated and 2500 unharmonized source variables. In addition to these population microdata, we added more GIS boundary files as well as migration and mortality records for selected countries.

The database now contains records for 543,968,021 persons from 238 censuses in 74 countries. The collection is summarized on the samples page of our web site: https://international.ipums.org/international/samples.shtml

IPUMS-International (Integrated Public Use Microdata Series, International) is the world's largest collection of publicly available individual-level census data. The data are samples from population censuses from around the world taken since 1960. Names and other identifying information have been removed. The variables have been given consistent codes and have been documented to enable cross-national and cross-temporal comparisons. Registration required: users must submit abstract of research project when registering for IPUM-I approval.

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August 2, 2013

Design, Validation, and Dissemination of Measures of Content Knowledge for Teaching Mathematics

This study spans several years of data collection by the Learning Mathematics for Teaching (LMT) project. This project's main purpose was to develop a suite of instruments measuring K-8 teachers' Mathematical Knowledge for Teaching (MKT). These instruments are typically used to evaluate content-focused mathematics professional development. Over the years, this project piloted these measures in several contexts to establish psychometric properties of the instruments:

  • With a nationally representative sample of middle school mathematics teachers in 2005 and again in 2006. The same sample was surveyed at both time points.
  • With a nationally representative sample of elementary school teachers in 2008.
  • With smaller samples of grade 4-8 teachers on specific mathematical topics (e.g., a form on rational number, a form on proportional reasoning).

The specific research questions varied with the sample. For the later pilots, we were interested in the psychometric properties of the measures and teacher scores' relationship to other teacher characteristics, such as their mathematical background and years of experience.

This dataset is available through the ICPSR (Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research) database which provides search and browsing access to abstracts and data sets in the world's largest archive of computerized social science data. Search or browse title of study, principal investigator, words in abstract, or study number. Browse major research categories..  Auburn University students, faculty, and staff only may create an account that will allow access to the membership-only data.

Please contact Barbara Bishop at bishoba@auburn.edu or (334) 844-1690 if you need more information concerning ICPSR .

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August 2, 2013

Published by Chambers in 2012, this is the 19th. Edition.  The massive volume (1480 pages) is located in the Reference Collection on the Second Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library under call number PN 43 .B65 2012.

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July 19, 2013

The family of Nancy Eckert Galbreath has donated the Thomas Thompson Eckert diary which is now housed in the Special Collections and Archives Department of the Auburn University Libraries.

The diary covers January 2 through December 1865.  Eckert was the general superintendent of the military telegraph at the War Department and was a confidant of President Abraham Lincoln and Secretary of War Edwin Stanton.  Eckert was at the bedside of Lincoln when the President died on April 15, 1865 and this tragic event is recorded in the diary.

In addition to the Thomas Thompson Eckert diary, the Eckert family has also donated Eckert's commission as Assistant Quartermaster of Volunteers signed by President Lincoln and Secretary of War Stanton in 1862; Eckert's commission as colonel signed by President Andrew Johnson and Secretary of War Stanton in 1866; and Eckert's commission as brigadier general signed by President Johnson and Secretary of War Stanton in 1866.

The diary is also available online via the Auburn University Libraries digital collections, specifically the Civil War Diaries  and Letters Collection .  For access, click on the Digital Collections link located bottom center of the Auburn University Libraries homepage under the "Quick Links" heading.  Next, click on the "Browse Collections" link located in the upper right side of the screen and then scroll down to the Civil War Diaries and Letters Collection .

The Special Collections and Archives Department is located on the Ground Floor of the Ralph Brown Draughon Library.

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July 19, 2013

Edited by Stephen Calloway and others, and published by Firefly Books in 2012, this is the Fourth Edition.  This volume is located in the Library of Architecture, Design, and Construction in Dudley Hall under call number NA 2850 .E445 2012.

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July 19, 2013

The Handbook of News Analytics in Finance

Edited  by Gautam Mitra and Leela Mitra and published by Wiley in 2011, this work is available in electronic format.

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July 19, 2013

Mediated Images of the South:  The Portrayal of Dixie in Popular Culture

Edited by Alison Slade and others, and published by Lexington Books in 2012, this work is available in electronic format.

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July 11, 2013

Vital Statistics on Congress

Published by the American Enterprise Institute for Public Policy Research and the Brookings Institution, this important reference title is now available in electronic format.

Note:  the Ralph Brown Draughon Library also has an incomplete set in print covering the years 1980 - 2008 located on the Third Floor under call number JK 1041 .V58 as well as an electronic copy of the 1997-98 edition.

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July 11, 2013

Routledge Companion to Advertising and Promotional Culture

Edited by Matthew P. McAllister and Emily West, and published by Routledge in 2013, this work is available in electronic format.

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