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Research in Action | A podcast for faculty & higher education professionals on research design, methods, productivity & more

Research in Action is a weekly podcast about topics and issues related to research in higher education from experts across a range of disciplines. Episodes are posted weekly and include guest interviews and occasional solo episodes. Guests are from a range of higher education institutions and share their expertise on qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods as well as their personal experiences as researchers; research and writing practices; organizational and productivity strategies; and much more. Some weeks, bonus content is also posted. Research in Action is hosted by Dr. Katie Linder, the research director for Oregon State University Ecampus. Show notes with information regarding topics discussed in each episode, as well as the transcript and instructor guide for each episode, can be found at the Research in Action website at ecampus.oregonstate.edu/podcast. The Research in Action podcast is a resource funded by Oregon State University Ecampus – ranked one of the nation’s best providers of online education with more than 40 degree programs and over 1,000 classes online. Learn more about Ecampus by visiting ecampus.oregonstate.edu. This podcast is produced by the Ecampus Multimedia team.
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Nov 13, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-08:12]: Alexithymia

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Nov 13, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Colin Hesse. Dr. Hesse, Assistant Professor, joined the Department of Speech Communication at Oregon State University in September 2013. Colin completed his Ph.D. At Arizona State University in 2009. His research focuses on the links between interpersonal communication and both psychological and physiological health. Specific communication processes of interest include the communication of affection, alexithymia, and family communication.

 

Segment 1: Interpersonal Communication Research [00:00-11:13]

In this first segment, Colin shares about his research on interpersonal communication.

Segment 2: Affectionate Communication [11:13-21:18]

In segment two, Colin discusses some of his research findings on affectionate communication.

Segment 3: Affection Deprivation [21:18-33:13]

In segment three, Colin shares about his work on affection deprivation.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-08:12]: Dr. Hesse's Research on Alexithymia

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Nov 6, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:30]: Ali Requests Feedback for a 2018 Conference Project

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Nov 6, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ali Black, senior lecturer in the School of Education, USC. Dr. Black is a narrative researcher and early childhood educator. Her arts-based research and scholarly work seeks to foster connectedness, community, wellbeing and meaning-making through the building of reflective and creative lives and identities. Ali is interested in storied and visual approaches for dismantling personal/professional binaries and representing lives. Her research and writing is concerned with the power and impact of collaborative and relational knowledge construction.

 

Segment 1: The Women Who Write [00:00-17:39]

In this first segment, Ali shares about a group of women writers she created.

Segment 2: Narrative-based Research [17:40-32:33]

In segment two, Ali discusses her experience as a narrative-based researcher.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-04:30]: Ali Requests Feedback for a 2018 Conference Project

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Nov 6, 2017

Take a listen to our November 2017 preview clips!

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Oct 30, 2017

In this episode, Katie offers a solo episode about effectively organizing your research.

 

Segment 1: Creating Organizational Systems [00:00-10:20]

In this first segment, Katie offers examples of organizational systems that can positively impact your research.

Segment 2: Documenting Your Research [10:21-20:11]

In segment two, Katie shares strategies for documenting your research engagement.

Segment 3: Planning Research with Organization in Mind [20:12-29:32]

In segment three, Katie discusses ways to incorporate organizational strategies into your research from the very beginning of a project.

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Oct 23, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ronald Kander, Founding Dean of Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce and Associate Provost for Applied Research at Jefferson (Philadelphia University & Thomas Jefferson University). Previously, founding Director of the School of Engineering at James Madison U, Professor of Materials Science at Virginia Tech, Senior Engineer of Polymer Physics at Dupont. BS (Carnegie Mellon) & PhD (U of Delaware) in Chemical Engineering.

Segment 1: Research Retrospective [00:00-12:00]

In this first segment, Ron reflects on what has contributed to his successful research career.

Segment 2: Research Networking [12:01-22:33]

In segment two, Ron offers tips for effective research networking.

Segment 3: Merging University Research Missions [22:34-33:50]

In segment three, Ron discusses the recent merger of universities between Philadelphia University and Thomas Jefferson University.

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Oct 16, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:30]: Joanna's Views on Slide Animations

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Oct 16, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Joanna Garner. Dr. Garner is the Executive Director of The Center for Educational Partnerships at Old Dominion University in Norfolk, VA. Originally from the United Kingdom, Dr. Garner completed her Bachelors and Master's degrees in Psychology at the University of Surrey before earning her doctorate in Educational Psychology at The Pennsylvania State University. Her work covers a range of topics pertaining to learning and identity development, particularly in relation to STEM education.

 

Segment 1: Best Practices for Presentation Slide Design [00:00-15:14]

In this first segment, Joanna shares some best practices to consider when designing presentation slides.

Segment 2: Do's and Don'ts of Slide Design [15:15-24:02]

In segment two, Joanna shares some of her top do's and don'ts of slide design.

Segment 3: Joanna's Current Research [24:03-34:08]

In segment three, Joanna discusses some of her current research and favorite resources for effective slide design.

In this segment, the following resources are mentioned:

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:30]: Joanna's Views on Slide Animations

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Oct 9, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-8:10]: Benefits of Disciplinary Associations

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Oct 9, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-06:50]: Becoming a Parent as a Graduate Student

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Oct 9, 2017

In this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Daniel Ginsberg, manager of education, research and professional development at the American Anthropological Association. Daniel manages the AAA's program of research on the profession of anthropology, where he has studied anthropology education, degree attainment, and careers within and outside of academia. He uses these findings to provide support to anthropology departments, to create professional development opportunities for AAA members, and to inform the Association's public education initiatives, which offer anthropological perspectives on current issues such as race and migration. He has a PhD in linguistics from Georgetown University, a master's degree in teaching English as a second language from the School for International Training, and professional experience as a high school teacher and language test developer, and he has published on issues such as critical and inquiry-based pedagogy and STEM instruction for linguistically diverse students.

Segment 1: Working with a Disciplinary Association [00:00-16:10]

In this first segment, Daniel describes his work with the American Anthropological Association.

Segment 2: Researching as an Alternative Academic [16:11-33:17]

In segment two, Daniel talks about the experience of being an alt-ac researcher.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-06:50]: Becoming a Parent as a Graduate Student

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-8:10]: Benefits of Disciplinary Associations

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Oct 2, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Anne-Marie Deitering, the Associate University Librarian for Learning Services at Oregon State University Libraries and Press, where she oversees the libraries' Teaching and Engagement, Library Experience and Access, and Assessment departments and also oversees the Guin Library at the Hatfield Marine Science Center. She blogs at Info-Fetishist, and tweets as @amlibrarian.

 

Segment 1: Defining Autoethnography [00:00-18:41]

In this first segment, Anne-Marie defines autoethnography and gives some examples from her work.

Segment 2: Researching as a Librarian [18:42-35:22]

In segment two, Anne-Marie shares about her career path to becoming a librarian-researcher.

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Oct 2, 2017

Take a listen to our October 2017 preview clips!

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Sep 25, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-07:02]: Ehren's Research on Reddit

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Sep 25, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-11:06]: Ehren's New Book Project on Bioengineering

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Sep 25, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Ehren Helmut Pflugfelder, an Assistant Professor at Oregon State University, where he teaches courses in rhetoric, new media, and technical and science writing. He has a a PhD in rhetoric and composition, with a focus in technical writing, from Purdue University, an MA from Case Western Reserve University, and a BSE from Slippery Rock University. Originally from Pittsburgh, PA, Ehren now calls Corvallis, OR home. His research has appeared in the journals Technical Communication, Journal of Technical Writing and Communication, Kairos, College English, Rhetoric Society Quarterly, and Communication Design Quarterly. His monograph, Communicating Technology and Mobility: A Material Rhetoric for Transportation has recently been published for the Routledge series Studies in Technical Communication, Rhetoric, and Culture.

 

Segment 1: Ehren's Research on Mobility and Technology [00:00-15:12]

In this first segment, Ehren shares about some of the questions driving his research on mobility and technology.

Segment 2: The Future of Mobility [15:13-26:45]

In segment two, Ehren discusses self-driving vehicles and flying cars.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-11:06]: Ehren's New Book Project on Bioengineering

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-07:02]: Ehren's Research on Reddit

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Sep 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:29]: Valerie Defines the World Reflexive for Her Research

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Sep 18, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:39]: An Example of Practice-as-Research

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:29]: Valerie Defines the World Reflexive for Her Research

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Sep 18, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Valerie Clayman Pye, an Assistant Professor of Theatre in the School of Performing Arts at LIU Post, where she teaches acting and voice and speech. She holds a PhD in Performance Practice, Drama and an MFA in Staging Shakespeare from the University of Exeter, where she worked with Shakespeare’s Globe and the Royal Shakespeare Company. Valerie’s research focuses on actor training pedagogy, facilitating performances of heightened text, and on practice-as-research (PaR). She writes about the intersection between text and performance and on the dynamics of performance at Shakespeare’s Globe. Her article, “Shakespeare’s Globe: theatre architecture and the performance of authenticity” was recently named one of the most-read articles in the journal Shakespeare in the last three years. She also holds an MFA in Acting from Brooklyn College. Valerie is a professional actor and director whose work has reached audiences in over twenty countries. As a voice and speech coach, Valerie has worked in theatre, film, and television coaching Academy, BAFTA, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award nominees. Her book, Unearthing Shakespeare: Embodied Performance and the Globe, was released by Routledge in January 2017.

 

Segment 1: Practice-as-Research [00:00-16:40]

In this first segment, Valerie describes the methodology practice-as-research.

Segment 2: Engaging in Rigorous Practice-as-Research [16:41-34:13]

In segment two, Valerie shares how researchers using practice-as-research ensure rigor.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:39]: An Example of Practice-as-Research

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-02:29]: Valerie Defines the World Reflexive for Her Research

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Sep 11, 2017

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:40]: Rolin's Recommendations for Researchers Dealing with Criticism

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Sep 11, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Rolin Moe, an Assistant Professor and the Director of the Institute for Academic Innovation  at Seattle Pacific University. Rolin's 15+ years of working with formal, informal and non-formal learning institutions have focused on empowering all members of the community to engage teaching and learning. In formal education settings, Rolin works across the environment to conceptualize, design, implement and assess learning environments and models. Outside of formal education, Rolin celebrates the "gap" between artifact design and learning assessment, at organizations such as the Museum of Modern Art, LinkedIn, and the nonpartisan Annenberg Learning Center at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and Museum. His scholarship explores the dissonance between educational practice and mass media portrayal of education.

Segment 1: Responsibilities of a critical scholar [00:00-17:18]

In this first segment, Rolin discusses what it means to him to be a critical scholar.

Segment 2: Dealing with Criticism [17:19-34:17]

In segment two, Rolin shares how he has dealt with criticism of his work.

Bonus Clip #1 [00:00-3:40]: Rolin's Recommendations for Researchers Dealing with Criticism

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Sep 4, 2017

On this episode, Katie is joined by Dr. Mary Ellen Dello Stritto, assistant director of the Ecampus Research Unit at Oregon State University and is involved with the design and implementation of research studies on online/distance education. She manages and oversees statistical analyses for the research unit. Dello Stritto also directs the Faculty Fellows Program and a professional development program for faculty. She has a background in psychology with a specialization in quantitative methodologies, survey design, and statistical analysis.

Segment 1: What Does a Research Unit Do? [00:00-11:32]

In this first segment, Mary Ellen shares about the work of the Ecampus Research Unit.

Segment 2: Strategies for Starting a New Research Position [11:33-21:43]

In segment two, Mary Ellen offers strategies for getting started in a new research position.

Segment 3: Something New for the RIA podcast [21:44-31:07]

In segment three, Mary Ellen shares about a new series of episodes for the RIA podcast.

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Sep 4, 2017

Take a listen to our September 2017 preview clips!

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Aug 28, 2017

Bonus Clip #2 [00:00-2:51]: How Campus Climate Data is Creating Change at JMU

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