Jeromy Anglim's Blog: Psychology and Statistics

Friday, April 23, 2010

Advocating Increased Usability for Full-Text Institutional Journal Access: It's about Speed

The following sets out how I'd like to see access improved for full-text journal articles where an institutional subscription applies. 

Implications of Office Layout and Building Design for Social Networks

This post presents some rough notes reviewing the literature related to office layout and building design and the implications for social network formation and organisational performance.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Free Video Courses on R, Structural Equation Modelling, Causal Inference, and Regression from Uni Jena

The Department of methodology and Evaluation Research at Universit├Ąt Jena has made available a set of free online video courses on data analysis. They cover topics that are particularly relevant to psychology and social science researchers, including SEM, causal inference, regression, R, and psychometrics. Some courses are in German, but many are in English, and the language of the course is clearly marked. Some require that you register, but registration is free. Their website allows you to filter just for English Language courses. Below are some courses that I found particularly appealing.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

WinEdt 6.0 for LaTeX: Features, Configuration, and Resources

This post discusses my experience with WinEdt 6.0 as a text editor for writing documents in LaTeX. In this post I outline: (a) Why I have chosen to use WinEdt; (b) The role of WinEdt in my workflow; (c) Various customisations of WinEdt which I have found useful; (d) links to additional resources for getting the most out of WinEdt.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Evaluating PubGet: A Tool for Obtaining Full-Text PDF Journal Articles Quickly

This post discusses and evaluates the use of PubGet for quickly obtaining full-text PDF journal articles via institutional subscriptions.

Monday, April 19, 2010

How to get Quick Access to Full Text Journal Articles using Google Scholar

This post presents strategies for accessing proprietary full text PDF journal articles in ways that minimise the number of steps. It assumes that you have institutional access.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Bundles of RSS feeds for I/O Psychology Journals and Data Analysis Blogs

This post provides links to sets of RSS feeds on psychology journals, I/O psychology journals, and assorted blogs. If you are new to RSS and you have similar interests to me, you may find them a useful way to get started with RSS feeds using Google Reader.

Friday, April 16, 2010

Keeping up to date with journal articles using RSS feeds and Google Reader

If you're an academic researcher, it's important to keep up with the literature in your field. I've recently been thinking about the best way to do this. The following post discusses one aspect of my current strategy involving the use of Google Reader and RSS feeds of journals.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Exporting PDFs from JabRef using a Batch File

If you do research, JabRef is a great tool for managing a personal repository of PDFs. JabRef allows you to link your citations with full text PDFs. This post discusses one way of exporting a subset of your PDF repository using JabRef, Excel, and a Windows Batch file. This is useful (copyright permitting) in many situations.
For example:
(a) You need to extract a subset of references for a subject you are teaching.
(b) You need to give a colleague or research student a subset of your references.
(c) You want to transfer a subset of your references to another device or computer.